Jan 18

Saturday Pancake Breakfast

By Saturday January 21st Obama will be out and Trump will be in.  Fortunately, we get to get together to talk about airplanes and flying, not politics.  Drink coffee, Orange Juice, or Milk.  Eat Pancakes, syrup, butter, sausage, bacon, & eggs.  All for $5 bucks!   Such a deal. Somebody please get me the information on the “Big Bites” vendor so I can contact them re 4th of July Young Eagles.

See you there.

John Kuehl EAA31 president.

Jan 16

Meeting Minutes from the 1-11-2017 Meeting

EAA Chapter 31 Meeting, January 11th, 2017
The dinner portion of the meeting started at 6:00 PM hosted by Virgil and Bridget Pratt. Bridget made her fabulous Chili with Hot Dogs, with wonderful Corn bread, salad, home-made brownies and cake and a drink for only $5? WOW!!  . Don’t miss her next great meal!!

The meeting (a week late due to bad weather last Wednesday) started with the pledge of allegiance at 6:58:50 PM. President John Kuehl and Secretary/ Treasurer Randy Stout were present. VP Bill Johnson was not in attendance.  The business and entertainment portion of the meeting was called then to order. There were 12 members and no guest in attendance. Welcome to all!!

Next Chapter breakfast is Saturday, January 21st. 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.Bridget will be gone so President John needs volunteers. Thanks in advance guys!

The old business was called for and the new TV set donated by Walt Weischedel was noted and appreciated. We do need a 20 ft. (or so) HDMI cable to be able to use it with our computers. Since we did not have one at this meeting, we used the old projector which worked fine.

President John reported on the beginning of the flying club (outside of EAA Chapter 31’s activities). The flying club is still in the initial assessment of interest mode. Once a number of potential members have been identified, a consensus on which aircraft to buy will be made. Rusty Bartel has offered his C-150 as a potential Club Aircraft, but since it is not LSA licensed, those who want to fly LSA will not be able to use it. Both Gary and Bill Dewey are spark-plugging this effort, with Gary giving instruction and BFR’s and Bill turning wrenches with his A/P license. Thanks Guys!!

President John announced that we will not have the BBQ vendor at this years’ YE flights on the 4th of July. He suggested we contact the folks who set up for the Oregon Aviation Museum events, who are called Big Bites. It was also suggested that if anyone knows of a civic or fraternal group who wants a fund raiser, this would be a good one.

He also asked the members to please recommend or recruit speakers for the upcoming meetings.

After this, he gave out Chapter Service Awards for nearly all members in attendance. Just proves that the active members are also the ones who show up most every meeting.

Secretary Stout then gave the group notice that all dues are due for 2017. Please see him after the meetings or send them to: EAA Chapter 31, 86277 Panorama Rd., Springfield, OR  97478

There being no other business, President John then ran the Chapter Video from EAA National, which featured the EMG-2 (Electric Motor Glider-2) and how they built it. This was a fascinating look at where sport aviation is going in the future.

There being no other business, the meeting was then adjourned at 7:56 PM
Respectfully submitted,

Randall Stout, Secretary/ Treasurer

Jan 11

WE’RE ON FOR TONIGHT!

The weather is cooperating.  Worst possible case is half an inch of
snow and that probably won't stick.  Chapter Video is very good this
month.  
Good News!  Bridget & Virgil are back!  We will be seeing Chili &
Cornbread, salad and desert & beverages for $5.00 Wednesday January
11th.  Dinner 6:00 PM.  Meeting 7:00 PM at the EAA 31 clubhouse. We
have lots of things to cover.  (1) PHOTO REVIEW OF 2016.  (2)
CHAPTER SERVICE AWARDS. (3) WHAT CAN WE DO BETTER IN 2017.  Please be
prepared to bring your ideas to this next meeting.  We will also see 
the Chapter Video Magazine.    See you there there tonight.

John Kuehl EAA 31 president.
Jan 04

January Meeting Postponed til next week 1/11/2017

They don’t make 4 wheel drive airplanes and a 4 wheel drive vehicle is what is needed to get anywhere.  It’s still coming down – not expected to get better before tonight.  SO – we will shoot for January 11th, a week from today. EAA 31 WILL MEET WEDNESDAY 1/11/2017.  6:00 PM DINNER. 7:00 MEETING.

John Kuehl EAA 31 president.

Jan 02

January Meeting EAA 31

Good News!  Bridget & Virgil are back!  We will be seeing Chili & Cornbread, salad and desert & beverages for $5.00 Wednesday January 4th.  Dinner 6:00 PM.  Meeting 7:00 PM at the EAA 31 clubhouse. We have lots of things to cover.  (1) PHOTO REVIEW OF 2016.  (2) CHAPTER SERVICE AWARDS. (3) WHAT CAN WE DO BETTER IN 2017.  Please be prepared to bring your ideas to this next meeting.  Time permitting, we will also see the Chapter Video Magazine.    See you there there this Wednesday.

John Kuehl EAA 31 president.

 

Dec 15

Saturday Breakfast

If the question is – Are we going to have our 3rd Saturday breakfast this month? – The answer is YES. Some will opt for the Friday night Christmas Party with Chapter 1457 at the Air & Space Museum and some will opt for Saturday breakfast and a few will do both. (two EAA meals in a row – don’t know what that signifies.)

Anyway – Saturday Dec 17th 9:00 AM breakfast as usual.

John Kuehl EAA 31 pres.

Dec 12

Last Call Christmas Party

EAA members and friends,

This is the last RSVP call for this year’s EAA31 & 1457 Christmas party.  Phil is finalizing the count so he can order the BBQ.  We also need some volunteers to arrive at the museum earlier on Friday to setup tables and chairs.


If you haven’t RSVP’d and/or you would like to help setup, email Phil at “psgroshong@yahoo.com”.

EAA Chapters 1457 & 31 2016 Christmas Party

Who Chapter Members and guests

What Catered BBQ and potluck

Where Oregon Air and Space Museum, Eugene Airport

When Friday December 16, 6:00 social hour

7:00 Dinner

Why Why Not – Tiz the Season

How Much $10.00 per person (pay at the door)

What to bring A-H side dish; I-P Salad; Q-Z dessert

(yes you can jump lists if you make a great certain dish and it doesn’t fit your name)

Soft Drinks provided – BYOB

If you are “solo” and can’t bring a dish, just add $5 to the pot.

THE FUN STUFF

Gift exchange: Bring up to a $10.00 wrapped gift

Auction: If you have an aviation item you would like to donate to be auctioned – bring it. Any left over BBQ will also be auctioned off.

RSVP Phil Groshong by December 4: psgroshong@yahoo.com

Number (yourself & number of Guests)

Dec 01

Monthly meeting = Christmas Party – SEND YOUR RSVP

As you know – no regular monthly meeting in December. Instead we have our annual Christmas Party. This year by Eugene Chapter 1457 AT Oregon Air & Space Museum, Friday Dec 16th. 6:00 PM social hour; 7:00 PM Dinner. Cost is: $10.00 per person (pay at door) + bring: A-H side dish; I-P Salad;        Q-Z dessert.   Soft drinks & BBQ included. (If you can’t bring a dish – add $5.00 to the pot)

Gift Exchange:  Bring a $10.00 wrapped gift (airplane stuff if possible)

Auction: If you have an aviation item you would like to donate to be auctioned off – bring it.                  Any left over BBQ will also be auctioned off.

BY DEC 4TH RSVP Phil Groshong with Number (Yourself + Guests)

RSVP psgroshong@yahoo.com

See you there.  John Kuehl CH 31 Pres.

 

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