Alvin RC 31st Big Bird and 17th Swap Meet

Alvin RC 31st Big Bird and 17th Swap Meet

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On April 3, 2021 Alvin RC Model Airplane Association held their 31st Annual Big Bird and 17th Annual Swap Meet at it’s club field (Vance Field) in Alvin, Texas. The event was a great success with perfect weather and 32 registered pilots with many outstanding models. In addition, the weather along with the event being one of the first in the area for this season there were may visitors from other local clubs and spectators from the general public.
Mark Manusov, event CD along with club volunteers did an outstanding job in organizing and managing a very safe and well-run event. There was continuous flying most of the day with a mild breeze right down the runway. The club’s hamburgers are sort of a trade mark of Alvin’s events and this year was no exception. Well done Mark!

Mike Vawters Memorial – Charity Fundraiser

Mike Vawters Memorial – Charity Fundraiser

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On November 16, 2019 Alvin RC Model Airplane Association held its annual charity fundraiser at its field in Alvin, TX. The club had planned a fun fly for the previous week which had to be canceled due to wet field conditions. Due to the many items donated for sale at the fundraiser Alvin RC decided to hold a simple event consisting of sale of items through silent auction, priced “garage sale” items, several tables were set up with donated items where attendees could simply take what they wanted and donate based on their conscience and of course simple donations were accepted also.

Even though weather conditions were poor and attendance was not what the club hoped the event was a success and generated $2,150 in donations. The money donated was used to purchase gift cards which were given to the Brazoria County Sheriff’s Department. The Sheriff’s Deputies then distribute the cards to less fortunate individuals/families in the county.

This has really turned into a great way to work with the Sheriff’s Department to support local folks at Christmas time. Thanks to everyone that donated and helped make the event a success.