Meeting Minutes from the 8/7/2019 meeting

EAA Chapter 31 Meeting, August 7th, 2019

The dinner portion of the meeting started at 6:00 PM again hosted by Paul Messer. There were hot dogs and hamburgers, salad, cookies for desert and a drink for only $8. Don’t miss their next great meal!! Thanks Paul Messier and family for all the great help and cooking!

The meeting started with the pledge of allegiance at 6:55 PM by President John Kuehl with V.P. Gary Ludeke and Secretary/ Treasurer Randy Stout also present. The business and entertainment portion of the meeting was called then to order. There were 16 members in attendance with no guests.

Next Chapter breakfast is Saturday, August 17th. Come out to the clubhouse in the AM and pay $8 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. Our volunteers for this breakfast are (hopefully) the same group as last time Tom, Bill, Rod and John, who will coordinate getting the breakfast ready to serve. Thanks in advance guys!

It was noted that the Oshkosh fly-in has now been done, and there was an 8% increase in airplanes on the field, with approximately 642,000 in attendance.

Wayne? then rose to speak about the new Young Eagle build program that EAA national is promoting. For $500 the chapter gets approximately $1500 worth of materials and tools in order to build an RC airplane, including a flight simulator for learning to fly the RC model in the kit. We will discuss this proposal and try to find a “spark plug” (Wayne?) to get it going.

With no further business, President John then presented his trials and tribulations as he invented? (made? engineered?) his own personal Hyperbolic chamber (no hyperbole!!) As you might well think, this was a massive multi year project that required him to learn how to weld airtight and overcome failures of design with innovation and hard work. He has invested over $13,000 in the project so far, along with 3+ years of time. It now seems to work very well and will hold 8-10PSI with a nice oxygen generator providing O2 to a face mask. He has taken over 40 “dives” in it so far and believes strongly in the benefits that he and others will receive when they use it. He does not plan to charge for the experience, unlike the commercial operations at VRC and Riverbend Hospital. Our own Paul Messer will be taking dives in a week or so. Good luck to everyone and thanks John for your hard work

President John did not have the newest showing of the Chapter Video this month, so without further ado;

There being no other business, the meeting was then adjourned at 8:12PM

Respectfully submitted,

Randall Stout, Secretary/ Treasurer

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