Jan 13

January 2014 Meeting Minutes

EAA Chapter 31 Meeting, January 8th, 2014


The meeting started at 6:00 ( With Melinda Petersen’s famous chili), BBQ hamburgers and hot dogs, chips, drinks and a chocolate cake for dessert for only $5 !! Come next month and bring a friend!

Business meeting called to order at 6:59 PM by President Bill Dewey with Sec./Tres. Randy Stout also present.


The 16 members and guests in attendance then introduced themselves and gave a brief “What exciting thing happened this last month”  Guests included  Wayne Eckertson ( a chapter 1451 member)


Next Chapter breakfast is January 18th 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 gave out Chapter Service awards and pins to the guilty parties. Bill then talked about the joint Chapter 31-1457 Christmas party that was held at the clubhouse on December 14th. 28 people attended and the ornaments were sold at the end. The club made about $85 profit from the event, with $232.50 delivered by Gary to the Secretary for deposit. It worked so well that there are already plans for next year!!


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 the November meeting, and vote at this meeting. The nominees were Gary Ludeke and John Kuehl (winner will be President 2nd place VP) and Randy Stout (for Secretary/Treasurer). The 2 Presidental candidates then got up and outlined their platforms. Gary was for getting more local involvement and promoting the breakfast more along with a chicken in every pot.  John said something about pot that I didn’t catch and they both agreed that we need a good program for every meeting.  The ballots were distributed and counted. Gary Ludeke won, with John to be VP (then President in 2 years). Randy Stout was re-elected by a narrow margin.


Secretary Stout mentioned that dues are due again. It is still $25 made out to EAA Chapter 31. You can give it to him or send it to 86277 Panorama Rd., Springfield, OR  97478


Dave Eason will have the “buy a brick” program fleshed out and ready for a presentation by next meeting.


It was noted again that Wright Brothers Master Pilot’s Award Reception for Larry Davis will be on Wednesday the 15th at 1:00 at the chapter hanger. Refreshments will be served.

There being no other business,the monthly EAA nationals E-newsletter video was shown and newly elected President Gary Ludeke said “meeting adjourned!” at 8:28 pm

respectfully submitted,

Randall Stout
Secretary/ Treasurer