Last year Alvin RC had the same plans but due to heavy rains the event had to be cancelled. This year event day could not have been better with clear skies, temperatures in the low to mid 70’s and a light breeze right down the runway. We had a very good turnout of pilots, visitors from other chartered clubs in the area and local spectators. The event was open to all types of airplanes so long as they could be flown within the overfly limits of Alvin RC’s field.
What made the event a huge success was the contributions and donation of money as well as RC ARF’s, equipment and materials (plus one strawberry/chocolate cake) from club members as well as members of other local clubs. All items were either raffled, included in a silent auction or sold outright. As a result of essentially everything being donated the club had very little cost related to the event and was able to use almost 100% of the proceeds to purchase the gift cards.
On Friday December 8th Mike Vawters Club VP, Safety Officer and Event Organizer along with Benny Behrens Club President and District VIII AVP met with and delivered 34 - $50 gift cards to Sheriff Charles Wagner of Brazoria County. The letter below sums up the Sheriff’s feelings on the event.
"Alvin Radio Control Model Airplane Association
On behalf of myself and the Brazoria County Sheriff s Office I want to thank you and all members of the Alvin Radio Control Model Airplane Association for your contribution to the citizens of Brazoria County.
I understand that on December 2, 2017 your association held a "Fly In" and that as a result of this event where able to raise $1700.00 which you wish to contribute to the Sheriff s Office in the form of cash cards. The Sheriff s Office through its deputies will identify citizens in need as a result of this year's flooding and other hardships and distribute these cash cards to those citizens.
Again, I wish to thank you and your fellow members for such a generous act and for giving the Sheriff s Office a chance to be a part of your team to help those in need.
Charles S. Wagner, Sheriff Brazoria County, Texas"
It has been an honor to do this and thanks to everyone that helped make this a great success. Thanks…Benny Behrens – AVP Houston
Vice PresidentLawrence Harville