View of Whiteplains Plantation

View of Whiteplains Plantation
Over Head View - Taken May 8, 2011 Photo By: Phil Rainwater

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Phase I Gate Update






As you can see by the pictures, the gate people finally came out. They cut the gate in half and then welded new hinges to the side that they cut off. They now move very easily and we shouldn't have the problems with the actuators that we had with the long heavy gates. Once they finish, the next step is to have them sand blasted and powder coated. After that they'll be installed for a test run to make sure everything works, before installing the actuators to the exit side.

Sunday, November 25, 2007

Whiteplains UNICOM #16: The Election Process - 2008

In 2006, the Board of Directors voted to adopt a four-part elections process and to create an Elections Committee to oversee it. The Board’s objective at that time was to draw from the best practices of organizations similar to ours, and to ensure openness, fairness and accountability. The process worked well for the 2007 elections, so it will be repeated for 2008. Membership on the Elections Committee will exclude current Board members, current Officers, and those standing for election. At its most recent meeting, the Board of Directors approved this year’s Elections Committee… it will be composed of: Hal Clark (chairman), Nancy Padgett and Michael Benton.

Part 1: Nomination

The Elections Committee will collect nominations for election to the Board of Directors. These nominations can result from a general call, by approaching specific individuals, or by accepting self-nominations from interested residents. It would be good if there were at least one more candidacy than there are vacancies. Individuals who are interested in standing for election are requested (but not required) to prepare a 100-word statement for inclusion in the balloting material. This statement might include the candidate’s qualifications, goals/objectives, views on issues pertinent to the community, or anything else that might assist the voters in making an informed choice. Nominations will open on October 15 and close on December 1.

Part 2: Balloting

The Elections Committee will design and prepare ballots that include the candidates’ statements (if provided). The ballot design will incorporate a procedure to allow for the identification of the Lot or Parcel number of the incoming vote (to provide integrity) while still preserving the anonymity of the voter. [Example: use of a return mailing envelope identified by lot number containing an otherwise unidentifiable ballot. All property owners must receive ballots no later than December 15. Persons owning multiple lots have multiple votes, in accordance with our by-laws.

Part 3: Tabulating

The Annual Meeting of the Whiteplains Plantation Association must occur on the third Tuesday in January; for 2008, that will be on January 15. The Committee may begin to count ballots one week before that date, and will create a provisional tabulation at that time. The first order of business of the Annual Meeting will be to close the balloting process so that any recently-received ballots may be added to the provisional totals. When called upon to do so, the Chair of the Elections Committee will read the names of the individuals who have been elected. The total number of ballots cast will be reported, however the number of votes for each individual candidate shall not be reported.

Part 4: Challenge and Audit

If a member of the Association wishes to challenge the election, he/she has one week from the date of the Annual Meeting in which to do so. If a challenge is received, the Board of Directors will appoint an Audit Committee to review the work of the Elections Committee and render a decision. If no challenges are received within the allotted time, the Elections Committee will destroy all balloting material and disband.



Ken Plesser, President
Whiteplains Plantation Association

Monday, November 12, 2007

Thank You Volunteers!










We really appreciate all the help we got for the Adopt-A-Highway cleanup and the extra hands that were helping get the runway, taxi way cleaned up this past week-end.
Just goes to prove that many hands make things go easier and faster.
It only took about two hours to complete the jobs.

Special thanks to Jack and Diane for the nice breakfast.
Hope to see all of you, next time.

Friday, November 09, 2007

Windy Road Cleanup This Saturday!

Hello to all,

It's that time again and Windy road sure does need it. We'll begin the day, Saturday Nov. 10, with some breakfast treats at the Fastnaught's house at 0830. The cleaning activity will begin at 0900. If we all pitch in, it should only take about an hour or so. You all (or is that, all ya'll) have been so helpful in the past. We sure appreciate your help.

Thanks,Jack & Diane

Reminder - Pilots Meeting

PLEASE JOIN US ON MONDAY, NOVEMBER 12TH AT 7:00 PM FOR THE PILOT'S MEETING. -

PLACE - JIM WHEAT'S HANGAR

GUEST SPEAKER FOR THIS EVENT WILL BE OUR OWN DENNIS RAMSEY.
DENNIS WILL BE SPEAKING ON THE POSSIBILITY OF HAVING A FLY-OUT IN THE SPRING OF 2008 TO THE BAHAMAS.

COME ONE - COME ALL -

LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING EVERYONE AT THE PILOT'S MEETING.

JIM WHEAT

Friday, November 02, 2007

Air Force One










White House photo by Eric Draper

In case you missed it, Air Force One flew just north of Whiteplains this morning around 10:20 AM. Video Clip below. President Bush viset to Fort Jackson.








Thursday, November 01, 2007

Whiteplains Calendar November 2007

Happy Birthday to the following Members of Whiteplains:

November 2 Jack Fastnaught
November 3 Donna Robbins
November 9 Don Cook
November 19 Peggy Como
November 21 Debra Cunniff
November 22 Joe Greener
November 26 Jan Causey
November 29 Lori Ford

SCBC Dates:

November 4 Orangeburg (OGB)
November 18 East Cooper (8S5)

Other Dates to remember:

November 2 T FR over Columbia SC Check NOTAMS Click on this link http://tfr.faa.gov/save_pages/detail_7_2648.html
November 4 Daylight Savings Ends
November 10 fTrash Pickup - Jacks House 8:30am Then Whiteplains Runway Improvement Work Day (10am @ Mower Shead)
November 11 Veterans' Day
November 12 Pilots' Association Mtg. 7 PM Jim Wheats Hanger - Flying to the Islands
November 17 Do-Little Fly In (SC90)
November 22 Thanksgiving Day!