The Hong Kong Radio Control Soaring Society

 

Organization

The management of HKRCSS is entrusted to a committee consisting of four office bearers, five function chairs (*), some interest group representatives and a few committee members. We also invited a few advisors to give advises on matters related to the club functions. Regular committee meeting will be held every three months and there is an annual general meeting for all members. The four office bearers are: Chairman, Vice Chairman, Treasurer, Secretary. The five function chairs are responsible for, publicity, technical, training, social function and industrial liaison. There is also a safety officer to overlook the safety issues of the club's activities. The job definitions of these posts are given as follow:

Publicity
Responsible for promoting the club's activities, membership drive, membership registration, web hosting and updates, production of bi-annual newsletters, external relationship with the general public, other r/c clubs and government.

Technical
Responsible for technical supports, projects on designing new models, model review, review of new building techniques, design r/c electronics to support club's activities, flying site development.

Training
Responsible for training of new pilots, flying skill upgrade, organize training courses for sailplanes, both theory and practice, training courses in r/c principles, r/c equipment, band and frequency selection, production of training materials.

Social Function
Responsible for organizing social functions for the club's members, such as annual dinner, field trips, study tours, get together BBQ, hiking, soaring trips to exotic places.

Industrial Liaison
Responsible for building up relationship with r/c model industry including model shops and manufacturers. To secure sponsorships for club's events and contests. To secure purchase discounts from model shops for our members.

Safety Officer
The major responsibility of the safety officer is to lay down the guidelines for the safety issues of the club's activities, and to enforce the guidelines rigorously from time to time.

Interest Groups
In order to serve the need of our members whom may have a wide area of interest, HKRCSS may allow a group of members sharing the same interest in some items of r/c soaring activities to form an interest group. Examples of these groups are: thermal soaring group, EPP combat group, and etc. Currently, we have the following active interest groups:

  1. Thermal Soaring Group

  2. Scale Soaring Group

  3. F3F Slope Racing Group

  4. F3K Hand Launch Glider Competition Group

  5. EPP Combat Group


Committee members, 2013
Committee members, 2012
Committee members, 2011
Committee members, 2010
Committee members, 2009
Committee members, 2008
Committee members, 2007
Committee members, 2006
Committee members, 2005
Committee members, 2004
Committee members, 2003
Committee members, 2002

* In the first committee meeting of 2013, it was agreed to cancel the competition chair. In the past, interest groups who are supposed experts in their fields made the rules and organized the competitions, and was running very well. This is more appropriate then all handled by the Competition chair.