Tomorrow is December 4th, the first Wednesday of the month, and time for Chapter 31′s December Meeting ! Join us at 6 for dinner including Melinda’s famous chili with our meeting to start at 7. Hope to see you all there.
Cordially invite you to our
2013 Christmas Party
December 14th at 6:00pm
EAA #31 Chapter Bldg., south end of Creswell Airport
· a wrapped, aviation-themed “White Elephant” that has a value up to $10.00
· an aviation-themed ornament for the Christmas tree to be auctioned
· a side dish based on your last name ( A-D = salads,
E-H = vegetable/potatoes, I-R = desserts, S-Z = appetizers)
Chapters #1457 & #31 will supply the main meat dish (turkey, ham, beef, and salmon).
We need a timely RSVP with your main meat dish choice and number attending no later than December 8.
· Wayne Eckertson: 541-515-4737 (email: email@example.com)
· Bill Dewey: 541-345-0480 (email: firstname.lastname@example.org)
DOOR PRIZES for best and worst ornaments
AUCTION for the tree ornaments and other items
Tomorrow is November 16th, the 3rd Saturday of the month, and time for EAA Chapter 31′s Monthly Breakfast !
Join us at 9 for Pancakes, Biscuits and Gravy, Eggs, Bacon and Sausage, See you all tomorrow morning!
EAA Chapter 31 Meeting, November 6th, 2013
The meeting started at 6:00 (Sadly without Melinda Petersen’s famous chili), BBQ hamburgers and hot dogs, chips, drinks and a bunch of Halloween candy for dessert for only $5 !! Come next month and bring a friend!
Business meeting called to order at 6:50 PM by President Bill Dewey with Sec./Tres. Randy Stout also present.
The 14 members in attendance ( no guests) then introduced themselves and gave a brief “What
exciting thing happened this last month” Gary Ludeke sold his Firestar and helped truck it to Corvallis, Ken Schmidt recommended the Hood River Fly-In for next year, Alan Weider had his prop balanced, John Kuehl has ¼ ownership of a 172 for sale along with 1 ea. 0-200 and 0-290 engines, Doug Kindred got his Subaru engine running in his Skycoupe, Rusty Bartel wasn’t feeling well this month so no work was done on the RV-12, Randy reported that the OACAC group has sent a $50 check as thanks for using the clubhouse, and he has been busy killing gophers, Dave Petersen did a quick breakfast report for last month- we served 24 people with a great breakfast before the OACAC meeting.
Next Chapter breakfast is November 16th at the clubhouse. $5 for an all you can eat breakfast of eggs, bacon, sausage, pancakes, biscuits and gravy, OJ, coffee and camaraderie!! That is a great time!!
Bill Dewey then spoke about a conversation he had with EAA National regarding a potential lawsuit by Urban Moore. Mr. Moore and his lawyers apparently have taken exception with Bill (and by extension the EAA) on his comments during a Creswell Airport Commission meeting. Bill said the EAA told him that the suit had no merit and that they would defend themselves and Bill vigorously. Jeff Skiles is also getting involved in this matter, and may pay the club a visit. The National EAA is going to contact the FAA and see if they can get them to make a decision on the Part 16 question.
Bill then talked about the upcoming joint Chapter 31-1457 Christmas party to be held at the Creswell clubhouse on December 14th. The club will provide the main dish, but they asked everyone from A-D bring a salad, E-H a Vegetable, I-R a dessert and S-Z an appetizer. We will have a white elephant drawing and if possible bring a gift for under $10. Shelly Humble has offered to donate a few gifts, and Bill promised to bring a REAL Christmas tree. He would like some help to decorate the hangar on the 13th, and he needs a head count as soon as possible.
It was noted that the donated flight simulator in the back is not working, nor will it probably work due to the loss of several electrical components. If anyone wants to play with it enough to get part or all of it going, they are encouraged to do so. Otherwise, it will be a good prop for YE’s
He also spoke about the possibility that Chapter 31 could provide from 1 to 3 scholarships to get 15-17 year old YE’s through basic flight training. Bill was asked to get EAA National’s advice regarding legal liability and the logistics of doing this program. He is hoping that proceeds from the Creswell Air Fair and donations might make this program a reality. He noted that the average age for an EAA member is over 55 and that in order to grow we need to get the next generation interested at the chapter level.
Ken Schmidt then took the floor and suggested we change the meeting procedures. He thought that the meeting should have less business and more education/entertainment. Randy suggested we show the EAA National monthly video. Dave Petersen suggested we take only 15 sec. ea. for introductions, and (after the business and entertainment/education portion of the meeting) we open the floor to anyone who had an interesting thing happen to them during the month. All these suggestions will be discussed and the meeting procedures changed after the January meeting and probable leadership change.
Bill Dewey mentioned previously that he has been president for a number of years, and would like to step down at the end of the year. The group agreed to open up nominations for the next President, Vice President and Secretary/Treasurer at this meeting, and vote at the January meeting. Please be ready to serve if you are called, and offer to serve if you have an interest and have not yet been nominated. Often we find people who have an interest but have not expressed it- so no one knows. Please be that person who can provide leadership and organization for the next few years. E-mail me or Bill Dewey if you wouldn’t mind serving in some capacity starting in 2014.
There being no other business, the meeting was adjourned at 8:18 pm
Tomorrow is November 6th, the first Wednesday in November, and time for our November Chapter Meeting ! Join us for Dinner at 6 (still only 5 Bucks) and the meeting will follow at 7. Hope to see you all at the Chapter Hanger tomorrow.
Today is October 18th, and that means tomorrow is the 19th of October, the 3rd Saturday of the month, and time for Chapter 31′s Monthly Pancake Breakfast ! Join us at 9 for Pancakes, Bacon, Sausage and Eggs as well as Biscuits and Gravy for only 5 bucks. This month we’ll be serving until 11 to give the folks coming for the OACAC meeting time to get a great breakfast too ! Hope to see you all at the Chapter Hanger tomorrow.
EAA Chapter 31 Meeting, October 2nd, 2013
The meeting started at 6:00 (Happily with Melinda Petersen’s famous chili), BBQ hamburgers and hot dogs, chips, drinks and a wonderful zucchini bread for dessert for only $5 !! Come next month and bring a friend!
Business meeting called to order at 7:00 PM by President Bill Dewey with Sec./Tres. Randy Stout also present.
The 11 members in attendance (Sadly no guests) then introduced themselves and gave a brief “What
exciting thing happened this last month” Gary Ludeke flew his Firestar at 42deg.F Burrrr!
Next Chapter breakfast is October 19th at the clubhouse. At that time, we will expect several In and out of town members of the OACAC to be here early in anticipation of the 1:00 meeting at the clubhouse. Be sure to make the breakfast and then attend the meeting and join the OACAC if you want to be a part of their fun.
Bill Dewey mentioned that he has been president for a number of years, and would like to step down at the end of the year. The group agreed to open up nominations for the next President, Vice President and Secretary/Treasurer at the next meeting, and vote at the January meeting. At the November meeting, names will be brought forth and presented to the membership. Please be ready to serve if you are called, and offer to serve if you have an interest and have not yet been nominated. Often we find people who have an interest but have not expressed it- so no one knows. Please be that person who can provide leadership and organization for the next few years. E-mail me or Bill Dewey if you wouldn’t mind serving in some capacity starting in 2014.
Bill Dewey opened up the topic of an EAA Christmas party. Most in attendance seemed to feel that a joint party with Chapter 1457 would be the best result, so it was suggested that Bill call the President of that chapter and offer to join the festivities. He will report back the results at the next meeting.
The skydiver compromise that the City of Creswell has reached was the next topic of discussion. Not the right place here to put down all the comments, but it appeared that the club will support whatever the FAA decides will work well at the airport.
There being no other business, the meeting was adjourned at 7:58 pm
Be sure to make the meeting on Wednesday the 2nd at 6:00 for dinner, and 7:00 for the meeting.
See you there!