Jan 17

EAA 31 Breakfast reminder

EAA 31 BREAKFAST reminder.
Pancakes, Butter, Syrup, Bacon, Scrambled eggs, Sausage, Coffee, Orange juice, Hot chocolate, Milk, plus talk about Flying, fun, & fellowship. An EAA pancake breakfast is where you get this stuff. And only $8:00 bucks! This Saturday 9:00 AM Jan 19th 2019. Bring a friend.
Pres John

Jan 02

EAA 31 Meeting Reminder Jan 2019

Our 1st meeting in 2019. Bring your $25 for chapter membership dues.  We will have Lasagna,  review 2018,  Share collective tips and wisdom, and have a good meeting.  6:00 PM Dinner. 7:00PM Meeting.  $8.00                      Bring a friend.

Pres John


Dec 28

EAA 31 Jan 2019 Meeting

EAA 31 Jan 2019 Meeting Announcement.
On Wednesday Jan 2nd 2019 we will have an “All hands on deck” Everybody participating their favorite tip/advice they have discovered and wish to share for everone’s enlightenment. It could be on aircraft construction, Riveting, Wiring Takeoffs, Landings, Radio communications – anything that you know about that would be helpful to others. We will go around the room. Share about what you are flying (or would like to be flying), your current project and your particular nugget of wisdom. Please be thinking about what you could share. (Show and tell for airplane nuts)
January Chapter video not yet released, but we may have a go at that also.
6:00 PM Dinner, 7:00 PM Meeting. Only $8.00 bucks. Looks like we will be dining on Lasagna, garlic bread, and all the goodies that go with it.
Bring a friend – see you there.
Pres John

Dec 18

Miscellaneous Club News

A lot of you may remember the inoperative flight simulator we had in the clubhouse for quite awhile. We eventually gave it to Tony Hann at Infinite Air, the FBO at Albany Airport. Tony initially thought he might be able to get it working. He recently gave up and donated it to the Evergreen Museum at McMinnville where it is now on display. If you’re up there and think it looks familiar, that’s because it is.

The chapter earned $750.00 from  EAA HQ for the Young Eagles flights we conducted in 2017. The money needed to be obligated by the end of the month. After an email discussion with John and Randy, I ordered a public address system to use at our upcoming Young Eagles events which will use most all of this money. We’ve had a problem at our events finding the kids in the crowd when the flight they signed up for was ready to go. We’ll now be able to hail the kids with the PA system as well as make other general announcements. It comes with wireless handheld and lavalier microphones. The lavalier mike will be nice for presenters to use when speaking at our meetings. The system should arrive in time for our next meeting regular meeting on January 2 so we’ll be able to try it out.

VP Gary

Nov 15

Chapter 1457 Christmas Party Invitation

Alan asked me to distribute the invitation below to Chapter 31 members.  It mentions a map that I was not able to transfer to this post but Alan, John or I would be happy to give you directions if you need them. . . . . . VP Gary

Time again for the EAA Chapter 1457 + Friends Christmas Party.  Mark your calendars for Saturday, Dec 8th.  Starts at 5:30 (NO EARLIER! or you’ll catch John in his shower outfit).  Thanks to John and Patti Stahr for volunteering their studio and hosting skills. Map below to 85194 Appletree Dr

Entree will be smoked Brisket, pulled Pork, Turkey and maybe some ribs.  Chapter will also provide dishes, flatware, cups and soda.
Everyone please bring a side dish, salad, or desert of your choice.  If you have a favorite wine or beer, feel free to bring some as well.
For those who would like to participate in the gift exchange, bring one to get one.  $15 max, aviation themed if possible, and don’t be surprised by any white elephants.
Finally, RSVP to me (alan.wieder.rv9a@gmail.com) with number of people attending by the 23rd so we can arrange catering.
Hope to see you all there.  Fly safe!
Nov 05

EAA 31 Nov 2018 Meeting Notice

Wednesday Nov 7th 6:00 PM Dinner, 7:00 PM Meeting.  Only $8.00 bucks.  We will be eating Ruthie Goodwife’s Scrumpdellieous Super Chili with corn bread ( I know I’m biased, but you won’t believe how good this stuff is!) along with drinks etc.

We will finalize plans for the December Christmas Party.

Our Speakers will be Todd Hamilton and Mike Anderson from Creswell School district. 

They will tell us about the district's plans for their aviation program and how
we may help in making the program a success. Please make an extra
effort to attend the meeting. This may be an area where Chapter 31 can
make a significant contribution to the future of the next generation
of pilots and other related professions.
Time permitting - Chapter Video Magazine
Bring a friend - see you there.
Pres John
Nov 01


For those of you who have visited my wife Sandy at the Creswell Rehabilitation Center or passed on your best wishes for her I sincerely thank you! I brought her home from the rehab center yesterday after first taking her for her first post-surgery checkup with her surgeon. He reported that she is doing very well with her recovery but still has a long way to go. She will have to use extra caution for the rest of her life as the possibility of a hip dislocation is now greater after the replacement. Flying with me in the RV is going to be a few months off due to the gyrations needed to get in and out of the airplane.

On another note, I apologize for screwing up the years for our elections! I, obviously, was sure it was time to reelect new officers. I hope no one rushed out and hired a campaign manager to help them run for the presidency!

I just received confirmation from Todd Hamilton and Mike Anderson from the Creswell School District that they will be at our next meeting to tell us about the district’s plans for their aviation program and how we may help in making the program a success. Please make an extra effort to attend the meeting. This may be an area where Chapter 31 can make a significant contribution to the future of the next generation of pilots and other related professions. President John and his wife Ruth have graciously offered to handle dinner. Sandy and I were on the books to do this one until her unfortunate accident.

VP Gary

Oct 30

EAA 31 Election update

I know “time flies” sometimes faster than other times.  Our last elections were in late 2017 for a 2 year period.

(2018 + 2019).   So – I guess we are stuck with me and the present slate of chapter officers until the end of 2019.

Sorry for the confusion.

Pres John

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