Meeting Minutes from the 1/8/2020 meeting

EAA Chapter 31 Meeting, January 8th, 2020
The dinner portion of the meeting started at 6:00 PM hosted by Bill Dewey and John Kuehl with Pat Dodson and Rod Johnson helping. There were Hamburgers, Hot Dogs, salad, chips, cookies for desert and a drink for only $8. Don’t miss their next great meal!! Thanks Bill and John for the great help and Rod and Pat for cooking!

The meeting started with the pledge of allegiance at 7:00 PM by Past President John Kuehl (who then handed the gavel off to) President Pat Dodson with V.P. Rod Johnson and Secretary/ Treasurer Randy Stout also present. The business and entertainment portion of the meeting was called then to order. There were 12 members and guests in attendance. The guests included Darrel Farry and son Darrel Jr., who is getting his ratings in order to become a professional pilot. Welcome guys!!

Checkbook balance was $3880.73 as of the date of the meeting. (National Dues and insurance not deducted, which is $608). He noted that dues are now due from all members- Send $25 directly to EAA Chapter 31- 86277 Panorama Rd. Springfield, OR 97478 if you can’t make the next meeting.

Next Chapter breakfast is Saturday, January 18th. 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, Pat and John, who will coordinate getting the breakfast ready to serve. Thanks in advance guys!

Past President John then handed out chapter service awards for last year. Congratulations to all recipients of the awards!! We appreciate everyone efforts. He then proceeded to list all the events that we held last year, and the list was long!! Thank you again John for your last 4 years of service! It was much appreciated! He also mentioned that EAA National has a Webinar on 1/14 that will go into depth about the new web site offering that gives clubs a web presence. We may want to change our web site hosting to this- he will check it out.

A Report on the Christmas party was the next topic. There was no December meeting except the party, which was very well attended by chapter 1457 and 31, with approximately 45 guests. A rousing game of gift swap by way of poem hand-offs was a blast. Make sure you make the next party, as the food (catered by Hole in the Wall BBQ) and added to by a huge number of potluck dishes and desserts was heavenly. And it was no charge to those who brought a side dish!!

President Pat then asked for volunteers to help with food next month. VP Rod Johnson volunteered to do this duty He also asked for Ideas for programs for the upcoming year. As no one jumped up to offer an idea, the Secretary suggested that he get a copy of General Aviation News and also get the latest web site info from the other local EAA chapters and comb each for good ideas. When found, he could tap a member of the group to check out the idea and report back. This should not preclude anyone from coming up with their own ideas, but it might be helpful for those of us with mental blocks on a great upcoming program.

Past President John suggested that the club pay the new Presidents way to Oshkosh for their Chapter Leadership Training seminar. The Treasurer, not being sure that the club could afford such an expense, suggested that we note this in the minutes and have a further discussion next month at the meeting.

President Pat then asked everyone in attendance to stand up and give a brief overview of their project or their airplanes. Always interesting to see what everyone is up to. He also asked the secretary to send him the list of members via email on an excel file.

There being no other new or old business, Past President John then showed the Monthly Chapter Video.

After the Video the meeting was adjourned at 8:00PM
Respectfully submitted,
Randall Stout, Secretary/ Treasurer

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