About Our Club
The SACRC Constitution and Bylaws was approved at the February Club General Meeting. Please click on the link below to view the approved document.
|Constitution and Bylaws||The Hangar|
Located on the East Side of the San Francisco, California Bay Area, SACRC was first incorporated in 1967 and holds AMA Club Charter #162.
Like many clubs across the country we have lost a few sites over the years but we would like to think that we have been upgrading.
Your membership decision would not be complete without a visit to our flying field on a sunny weekend.
If you are a prospective member you should attend one of our friendly, monthly membership
meetings for coffee, donuts, camaraderie, the raffle and the always informative show _ tell.
The Hangar (our clubhouse)
The Hangar is a building located on Cargill Salt Company property in Newark, California.
It is located at the end of the one-and-only dirt road at the intersection of Willow Road _ Central Ave.
Willow Road can be accessed via Thornton Blvd, and Central Ave can be accessed via Mowry _ then Cherry St.
SACRC Memorial Flying Field
SACRC Memorial Field is nestled between the Dumbarton and San Mateo Bridge near HWY 880 and the Alvarado Niles Rd Exit.
Coming from the South or the North on HWY 880 take the Alvarado Niles Rd exit:
Exit onto Alvarado Niles Rd and head west to Smith St and on to Union City Boulevard. Turn right (North) on Union City Boulevard and move into the left lane for a turn.
Turn left (West) on Bettencourt and then go straight ahead to a "T" at the end of the road.
Turn left at the "T" -- (Whipple Ave.) and follow it as it winds around. Whipple will become Benson as it goes around a bend.
Enter the chain-link fence/gate at a horse pasture on the left, just before entering the Union City Waste Treatment Plant.
Follow the gravel road across 2 bridges - at the Caretakers house take a HARD RIGHT.
Do not go to the Caretakers house or disturb their dogs.
Pictures show the view along the way.
Only Full _ Current Members are allowed a key for the gate lock.
Joining our Club
If you would like to join our club you must attend a Club General Meeting held on the second Saturday of every month. You will be nominated for membership at the meeting and a vote will be taken of the club members present to accept you into the club. Read on to learn the details.
Please be aware that the club no longer allows Gas powered models larger than 20CCs and Turbine powered aircraft to be flown at our flying field by all new club members and all guests. Please take this in to consideration prior to joining our club.
Members who enjoy FULL privileges shall be known as ADULT MEMBERS or, if less than 19 years of age, shall be known as JUNIOR MEMBERS.
A full member must become a (insured) member of the Academy of Model Aeronautics (AMA) with a current member card (number).
Prospective members must attend one general meeting for the purpose of introduction and to receive (or present) an application form. (Monthly meetings are typically held on the 2nd Saturday of each month at 7:30PM at the Hangar) After the application is complete, a vote will be taken of club members present to approve or deny your application. The club must approve the application by at least seventy-five (75) percent of the members in attendance. ANY dissenting votes must be explained. At that time, the new full member is eligible to receive their membership cards (badges) and gate key. (See also, 'Qualifications for Flyers' in the Flying Rules) Badges and gate keys are generally made available by the Treasurer for pickup at a regular club meeting. If a gate key is not provided at a regular meeting, a $5.00 fee (for cost) may be paid to the Treasurer to have it delivered to the member by mail.
Initiation, assessment, and membership dues (prorated if necessary) are due and payable at this time. Hardship cases may be taken up with the board and an acceptable method of payment must be agreed upon.
A JUNIOR MEMBER will pay one half (l/2) the regular adult dues. Upon becoming 19 years of age, JUNIOR MEMBERS must apply for ADULT MEMBERSHIP and thereafter pay full dues. A JUNIOR MEMBER shall not pay initiation fees upon becoming an ADULT MEMBER.
Spouse and/or dependent children of
ADULT MEMBERS shall be known as ASSOCIATE MEMBERS and the following
conditions shall apply:
Click here to view AMA information and online AMA application form.
Clickhere to view our Flying Rules.
We are proud of our club, its esteemed members and long history. Please take a look around this website, and feel free to inquire with any questions -- but in all honesty you should try to attend a meeting or visit the flying field at your first opportunity.