Jan 18

EAA Pancake Breakfast Saturday Jan 20th

New Year – New stuff but dependable, reliable breakfast every 3rd Saturday 9:00 AM till around 10:30 AM.

Pancakes, syrup, butter, eggs, salt, pepper, bacon, sausage, milk, coffee, orange juice, hot chocolate, all you can eat for only $5.00 bucks!   Bring a friend.  Take your spouse out for breakfast (cheapest date you will ever encounter),   At Creswell Airport, Clubhouse at S end of Hobby Field.  Talk Airplanes, Flying, Takeoffs, Landings, places to go & people to meet.  Rub elbows with other airplane enthusiasts!  

By the way, we will need someone to “step up the the plate” for our Monthly dinner meeting Feb 7th. Bridget will have all her cooking goodies already packed for moving, so we need volunteers.

President John

Jan 09

Meeting Minutes from the 1/3/2018 Meeting

EAA Chapter 31 Meeting, January 3rd, 2018

The dinner portion of the meeting started at 6:00 PM with our amazing hosts Virgil and Bridget Pratt. We had a wonderful Lasagna with salad, French bread, Brownies and Apple Cake and drinks for only $5? See you at the next dinner/meeting for pulled pork!! Unfortunately, this will be the last meeting that Virgil and Bridget will be hosting, as they plan to retire in March. Thanks so much from everyone for all the wonderful meals you gave us during the past few years. You will be missed!!!

The meeting started with the pledge of allegiance at 6:50 PM.
President John Kuehl and Secretary/ Treasurer Randy Stout were present. The business and entertainment portion of the meeting was then called to order. There were 14 members and guests in attendance.

Next Chapter breakfast is Saturday, January 20th. Come out to the clubhouse in the AM and pay $5 for an “all you can eat” breakfast of eggs, bacon, sausage, pancakes, OJ, coffee and camaraderie!! Starts
at 9:00 and runs to about 10:30 or so. Thanks in advance for all the guys who show up and cook the meal!

Bill Dewey noted that the flying club airplane (C-150) is done and ready to go. Now the flying club needs to finish organizing and begin to sign up members. Contact him if you are interested. 541-345-0480

President Kuehl began the program with a quick look back at all the programs that we enjoyed in 2017. He also noted that we flew 113 Young Eagles with 14 airplanes. He then gave out chapter service awards to several people who helped make 2017 a fun year! The MVP award went to the dynamic duo of Virgil and Bridge Pratt. Thanks again for all your wonderful meals!

Gary Ludeke also reported on a conversation he had with the Principle at Creswell High School about starting an aviation program there. Gary indicated his willingness to speak to groups of students, as a few other members will also. He is waiting on them now to confirm that they want this program.

He also gave an RV-3 update. The plane is now complete, and they have delivered it to the OAHS Museum in CG. There will be a formal acceptance ceremony this spring. The project pictures and struggles will be part of next months program in the clubhouse.

Other upcoming programs on the docket include: in March Reiner Decker will give a presentation on Jet engine development that he and his father worked on and Dave Eason will give an airspace review in April. It was agreed that Dr. Hansen would be a great speaker to explain (again) the Basic Med rules and how they are working after the first 8 months.

The matter of elections was then discussed. Gary Ludeke has agreed to be the VP for the next 2 years and help John as he remains President. The slate of officers was then presented to the group, moved to be accepted by Walt Weischedel and voted on. All officers were elected unanimously. Bill Dewey accepted the position of Quartermaster (to keep the pantry stocked for our breakfasts and dinners).

Treasurer Stout then gave a quick treasurers report. (We have $ 2730.69 in the checkbook as of 12/29/2017). He noted that we paid EAA national $570 for dues and insurance, and completed the clubhouse floor painting project (Thank again to the amazing John Kuehl for all this arduous work). The EPUD bill alone for the heat to cure the paint was $240!

With no other new or old business, Pres. John began to show a video on the Basler Aviation conversion of the DC-3 to a turbine powered hauler that takes its payload from 6500 lbs. to 11,000 lbs. and speed up to 240 knots. He also presented the EAA Monthly Chapter Video, which was appreciated by everyone.

There being no other business, President John then adjourned at 8:05 PM

respectfully submitted,
Randall Stout, Secretary/ Treasurer

Jan 01

EAA31 January 2018 Meeting Notice

We have an excellent Chapter Video Magazine to show. We’re gonna have fun, awards, food, goodies, review of 2017 and plans for 2018. We will have Lasagna along with other goodeateries.


Dinner 6:00 PM

Meeting 7:00 PM


Pres John

Dec 15

EAA 31 Breakfast Tomorrow Sat Dec 16th 9:00 AM

Come see our new digs.  New layout – more room.  Have some Pancakes, Syrup, Butter, Bacon, Sausage, Scrambled eggs, Coffee, Hot Chocolate, Milk, Orange Juice,  still only $5 bucks!  If you need an excuse try  “Going out for Christmas preparation stuff before it’s all gone” (She’ll think you are shopping for her).  Also, need somebody to arrive with a pickup truck to load up with what is still outside to take to Goodwill/St Vinnies/ or the dump/recycle. Bring a friend – buy them Breakfast.  See you there.  We’ll have the place (S End of Hobby Field – Creswell Airport) all warmed up.

Pres John

Dec 03

Just in Time for Christmas!

I have a new, never worn, MA-1 style EAA flight jacket that I bought for a heck of a deal on clearance from EAA this past summer.  However, given my somewhat small stature, it doesn’t fit me as I would like.  It’s a black medium winter weight jacket with an international orange liner. It has the original traditional EAA logo on the front. I’m asking $50.00 for it which is what I paid, plus shipping. I’ll eat the shipping cost so someone can have it for 50 bucks. If you’re interested, call me at 541-914-8605. DO NOT REPLY TO THIS EMAIL! It will not get back to me but just get lost on the web server.

Gary Ludeke


Dec 01

Call to action tomorrow Sat Dec 2nd 2017

We are looking for men, robust in character, with impeccable verisimilitude, with strong backs and weak minds to move the furniture back to new locations at the meeting place tomorrow 9:00 AM Saturday Dec 2nd 2017.  If you qualify, will see you there.

President John

Nov 30

EAA Christmas Party

hello EAA  Chapters 1457 and 31
The Christmas Party at 
John and Patti’s Artistic Aviation Studio / Party Pad is almost here. We will begin 5ish on the 2nd, Saturday.
Our BBQ caterer that served us at the B-17 event will be providing the BBQ Pork, Ribs and Chicken, so there will be something great for every taste…..the always terrific pot luck contributions , which will be amped up with all the “ladies touch” we are anticipating with all the great couples in attendance will make the event delicious.  Since John and Patti will not be cooking all night, we are looking forward to spending more time at the tasting bar, and around the Christmas tree.
At the door, It will be $10 per adult, $5 for kids that covers all the BBQ and drinks. 
Gift exchange…..everyone who brings a gift for the exchange will take one home….this can be a fun part of the whole night, so lets have lots of participation. 
The Chapters will supply soft drinks and all the plates , flatware,  wine glasses, cups and napkins 
BYOB…if you are game to imbibe in any adult beverages, you are welcome to bring your own wine or beer. 
We will have glasses and coolers to keep them on ice. But please leave hard liquor
and any other forms of Oregon legalized party substances at home.  
Here is a list of all the RSVPs so far…..
some have come to me verbally, so I may have missed some on the list…..so if you will be here,
 and if I have missed getting you on the list, please let me know. 
All of these EAAers will get a chance ticket to win some artwork to take home to their hangar or living room. 
probably 3 or four winners who knows?  
Legal disclaimer: Must be present to win, all taxes and framing are the responsibility of the winner,
satisfaction is not guaranteed. 
   If you still need directions on how to get to John’s, email him at Jstahr@stahrdesign.com.  There will be 45 to 50 attending. I can hear the aviation stories already.  Happy holidays!! Ron 
Nov 29

EAA31 Clubhouse ‘Nother Help call Sat Dec 2nd 9:00 AM

Well – the floor is all painted.  The timer switches on the heaters are back in place.  What we have left to do is move stuff to there new locations.  Need at least 4 guys to re-install the stove, refrigerators, work bench, shelves etc.  A little more dusting and vaccing and tweaking and we should be good to go for our January 2018 meeting.

There will be no regular December meeting.  Christmas Party with 1457 at John Stahr’s Sat evening Dec 2nd instead.

We will have our regular 3rd Saturday Breakfast Dec 16th 9:00 AM

President John

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