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Board of Directors PRESIDENT Craig Pendleton Ph: 505 504 4655 President@hotairballooning.org

VICE PRESIDENT Peter Cuneo Ph: 505 265 2865 Vice-president@hotairballooning.org

SECRETARY Diana Rutz Ph: 505 490 2412 Secretary@Hotairballooning.org

TREASURER Dick Rice Ph: 505 239 0200 Treasurer@hotairballooning.org

FLYING EVENTS Keith Lutz Ph: 973 945 2819 Flying-events@hotairballooning.org

COMMUNITY RELATIONS Amanda Molina Ph: 505 610 0753 Community-relations@hotairballooning.org

EDUCATION Tom Fisher Ph: 505 681-7202 Education@hotairballooning.org

SPECIAL EVENTS Charity Blanchard Specialevents@hotairballooning.org

CREW DEVELOPMENT Dave Eichhorn Ph: 505 659 9496 crew-dev@hotairballooning.org

WAYS & MEANS Michelle Lutz Ph: 973 851 8113 Ways-means@hotairballooning.org

Website www.hotairballooning.org Cloudbouncer Editor ~ Patrick Chando Editor@hotairballooning.org

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any suggestions or topics please contact Peter. Flying Events – Keith was absent

AAAA Board Meeting Minutes June 16, 2014 Meeting was called to order by President Craig Pendleton at 6:00pm Members in Attendance – Craig Pendleton, Peter Cuneo, Diana Rutz, Dick Rice, Tom Fisher, Amanda Molina, Charity Blanchard Absent: Michelle Lutz, Keith Lutz, David Eichhorn

Secretary report –New members applications for the first half of 2014 were presented for approval of the board. Dick motioned to approve all applications and Peter motion to second the request. Motion was passed by board vote. Treasurer’s report – Dick will be emailing the financial reports as he has just arrived home from Ireland. Vice President’s report – Chris Perez from PNM will be our June presenter he will discuss power line safety. Peter is still working on a presenter for July, If you have

June Flying Event 32 pilots registered for our June Event at the Rio Rancho launch field. Unfortunately, fast winds aloft to the northeast and a forecast for surface winds to increase rapidly throughout the morning caused a cancellation of the days event. We raised $96 for the Road Runner Foodbank. Next Flying Event Our next flying event is Sunday, July 13 at Balloon Fiesta Park. Registration is 5:30 am – 6:00 am. Scorers are needed to help with this event. Our community partner for the July event will be Paws and Stripes, a Rio Rancho nonprofit organization providing service dogs for wounded military veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder and traumatic brain injury through integrating service dog training and mental health treatment plans. http://www.pawsandstripes.org/

Community Relations – Amanda has not received any request this month. We did not have any new community requests over the past month

Crew Development- David was absent Trying to pick the top crews starting at July’s AAAA flying event Cook-off And Launch in 20, 15 or 10

Education – Currently there are six people registered for the Instructor refresher being held on 06/28. If you are interested in assisting the education committee in teaching classes please contact a member of the committee. Seeking additional Instructors The education committee is seeking people interested in being instructors or support people for the various education events. Beginning planning of the Fiesta Safety Seminar The food vendor has been selected as well as the location. Working on the instructors at this time. Ways and Means – Michelle was absent Isotopes night is August 3. Tickets will be sold for $8. They will be available for purchase at the June general meeting Next Happy Hour is July 1 at Kelly's Brew pub in Nob Hill. We will have our own reserved area and they will be giving the club 20% back from our purchases. Orders for AAAA balloon t-shirts are now being taken. The five remaining pilots who need to approve art work have been contacted about approving their balloon design with T-shirts & Things so we can move forward with production. Roster is almost there. It will be available for distribution in July. Special Events – August 23rd the special events committee will be hosting the annual

AAAA Picnic. The picnic will be held at the Coronado Camp Ground. The committee is also in the early stages of planning for Jingle Bell and Friends and Lovers. The planning for the Summer Picnic is underway. The date is August 23 at Coronado Campground in Bernalillo. We will have fun activities for ALL ages (Note: Please bring small bills to the event.) We are working on getting the meat, buns and condiments donated and are asking the membership to please bring a dish. We are also asking for cake and/or pie donations as well as volunteers to man (or woman!) the grill in 15 minute increments. We are very excited about this event and hope to have a lot of attendees. Please email SpecialEvents@hotairballooning.org to RSVP so we know how much food to get. We are in the beginning stages of planning this year's Jingle Bell and next year's Friends and Lovers. We have not yet gotten any feedback from the membership on things they would like to see at these 2 events -- we really do want to hear your ideas and suggestions!!!! Giving us feedback does NOT mean you have to be on the planning committee -- we are committed to making these events reflections of our membership and what you would like to see matters to us!

Old Business: Dick motioned to purchase the insurance as quoted by the Shantz agency. Peter seconded the motion, motion passed by board vote. New Business: Charity motioned to adjust the budget for the Picnic by $150.00 to cover parking charges. Dick seconded the motion, motion was passed by board vote.

New members Kathy Sullivan, William Watkins, Rex Smart, Michael Zink, Andrea and Jason Babcock, William Baca, Patrick Baldonado and family, Cindy Cardwell, Cindy Hartman, Casey Donnelly, Robert Fear, Tanie and Eric Folley, Chris Forehand, Marla and John Guzzo, Rebecca Hall, Kurtis Boxberger, Lori Hallstrom, Angelica and John Howes, Frank Ives, Glo Kehoe, Julie Larson, Wade Taul, Danny Lovato, Bill and Rebecca Love, Cathy Luenenborg, Joseph and Holly Mickelson, Jesse Naylor, Christie O’Bryan, John Ranson, David and Shelby Richardson, William Savage, Rhett Shelton and Family.

AAAA General Meeting Minutes June 24, 2014 Meeting was called to order by President Craig Pendleton at 6:30pm Guest Speaker: Chris Perez from PNM had to cancel last minute due to an emergency. Peter played the AAAA power line safety video. PNM Power Line Safety. Emergency Call Number 888-342-5766

Secretary ReportNew members packs have been mailed out

Treasurer’s report- Financial statements and pie charts will be in the Cloudbouncer if any member has questions please contact Dick. Dick reviewed the financial reports for June.

Vice President’s report – Peter is still working on speakers for upcoming meetings if you have any suggestion or topic ideas please contact Peter.

Ways and M eans – The roster will be going to print in July. Tickets for the upcoming Isotope’s game will be for sale at the June meeting. Next happy hour will be at Kelly’s brew pub on Central July 1, 2014

Special Events The Annual AAA picnic will have some changes this year. First the picnic will begin later in the day. There will be a cake walk if you would like to donate a cake please see charity. Also there will be a lot of activities for adults and children.

Community Relations – – Amanda was absent her report will be in the Cloudbouncer. Refer to the Board meeting minutes.

Flying Events

Education – The instructor refresher will be held on June 28 at the Fiesta Offices registration starts at 12:45 the committee is hard at work on the 2014 Fiesta safety seminar.

Crew Development – Crew D will be hosting the annual tailgate cook off at the July flying event; there will also be a contest on assembly of balloon for launch. Please contact David for more information.

The June flying event was cancelled due to the weather. July’s flying event will be held on July 13 at Balloon Fiesta Park. Standings will be posted on the website.

Happy summer! It’s hot outside! Our club committees are continuing to plan some great events over the summer. Watch the Cloudbouncer, the AAAA website, and the AAAA Facebook page for details about happy hours, picnics, Isotopes games, great classes, and flying events which are going to start offering crew competitions in addition to the pilot competitions. I look forward to seeing you out there. Safe landings! Craig

Instagram Photo Contest: Beginning with the December Jingle Bell Rally AAAA members, crew and passengers will be encouraged to post their favorite Flying Event pictures via Instagram using the hash tag #AAAAPhotos. Submissions will reviewed and fan favorites will be recognized at the following General Meeting. For info on how to set up and use Instagram go to http://instagram.com/

Congratulations to Jonathan Wright and Jason Buckner for showing off the new racer balloons! Congratulations to Mark Sullivan! Our June Champion. Second place goes to Craig Pendleton. Special thank you to our scorers! You are so appreciated. Shelly Cannaday, Bryana Cannaday, Dave Bagley, Beth Talbert, Dan Talbert, Mary Jo Arell and Sue Oldenburg. See you all in July!


TOP GUN Top Gun June Top Gun event was challenging and very exciting. Thank You Alan Cannaday for being the Event Director.

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AAAA Education Foundation

Income & Expense Comparison with Budget Ye ar ende d 05/31/2014

Annua l Budge t 6/1/2013 - 5/31/2014

Ordinary Incom e /Expe nse Incom e

Chase Crew Developm ent Communications Dividends Education Special Events Ways & Means Direct Public Support Other Types of Income Tot al Incom e

1,029.16 218.00 108.45 17,515.20 7,754.00 11,078.98 2,790.00 60.00

1,000.00 700.00 50.00 17,000.00 12,000.00 10,575.00 2,500.00 0.00



2,033.38 571.60 13,184.33 11,722.54 7,877.29 645.62 0.00 1,141.21 0.00 37,175.97 3,377.82

2,600.00 2,150.00 12,700.00 16,150.00 9,075.00 300.00 500.00 1,100.00 1,800.00 46,375.00 -2,550.00

Expens e

Communications Chase Crew Developm ent Education Special Events Ways & Means Board and Miscellaneous Facilities and Equipment Operations Other Expenses Tot al Expe nse Ne t Incom e

Income 60.00, 0%

0.00, 0%

1,029.16, 3% Chase Crew Development

2,790.00, 7% 218.00, 1%

108.45, 0%


2,033.38, 5% 571.60, 2% Communications

Dividends 17,515.20, 43% Education 11,078.98, 27%

1,141.21, 3% 645.62, 2% 0.00, 0%


Chase Crew Development Education 7,877.29, 21%

Special Event s 13,184.33, 35%

Special Event s

Ways & Means Board and Miscellaneous

Ways & Means

11,722.54, 32%

Facilities and Equipment Operations

7,754.00, 19%

Dir ect Public Support Other Types of Income

Other Expenses

AAAA Statement of Receipts & Disbursements with Budget Comparison Year ended

Annual Budget


6/1/2013 - 5/31/2014

Or dinar y Incom e/Expenses Incom e Other Types of Income Membership





Board & Administration








Total Income



Flying Events



Spec ial Events





Flying Events


Membership Fac ilities and Equipment Board and Administration





Other Types of Ex penses Programs











Community Relations Total Expenses

Net Or dinar y Incom e


Pr ograms 0%

Fl ying Events 7%

Expenses Other Types of I ncome 0%

Community Rel ati ons 0% Board and Admini strati on 7%

Board & Admini str ati on 0%

Members hip 93%

Pr ograms 31%

Other Types of Expenses 0% ities Facil and Equipment Member shi 0% p

Flyi ng Events 36%

Special Events 24%

July Events


7th- Flying Events, Ways and Means, Education meetings - 6pm

Full Page……$110.00

13th - Flying Event

Quarter Page..$28.00

14th - Board Meeting @ Balloon Fiesta Office, 6pm

Half Page…….$55.00 Eighth Page…$14.00

20th - TOP GUN 0530 reg. 0600 brief. 22nd – General Meeting @ Balloon Museum 6:30

Classified Advertisements $2 per 50-characterline; prepaid only All prepaid advertisements

August Events 9th – Flying Event Rio Rancho 0600 Reg 0630 brief. 11th Ed Committee 6pm 18th – Board Meeting 16th / 17th - Top Gun. 0545 reg. 0615 brief. Both days 23rd – AAAA Annual Picnic 26th – General Meeting

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2014 July Cloudbouncer  

Official publication of the Albuquerque Aerostat Ascension Association (AAAA) Hot Air Balloon Club.

2014 July Cloudbouncer  

Official publication of the Albuquerque Aerostat Ascension Association (AAAA) Hot Air Balloon Club.