Meeting Minutes from the 3/3/2021 meeting

EAA Chapter 31 Meeting, March 3rd, 2021

President Pat Dodson, V.P. Rod Johnson and Secretary/ Treasurer Randy Stout as officers were present when the Meeting started at 7:00 sharp at the clubhouse in Creswell. There were 15 Members in attendance. The guests were Casey Baker and his son, who is now our newest member. He is interested in a Zenith CH750, and so was put in touch with the Guru on all things Zenith, Gary Ludeke.

The business portion of the meeting was then called to order.

  • Checkbook balance was $1588.20 as of the date of the meeting. Please note that 2021 dues are due and have been received from only 15 members so far. Please mail the $25 check to: EAA Chapter 31, 86277 Panorama Rd., Springfield, OR  97478   Thanks!!
  • Not sure if you have paid? Here is a list of the paid memberships and date of last payment:
21 PdDuesLastPaidOnStatusLastNameFirstName
Yes3/3/2021MBRBakerCasey
2/7/2018MBRBealJames
3/5/2020MBRBuckhouseTHOMAS
Yes3/3/2021MBRBuehlerPaul
1/2/2019MBRCarverJames
Yes2/22/2021MBRCOLEDAVID
Life1/4/1999MBRDAVISLARRY
Yes2/21/2021MBRDeweyBill
1/8/2020MBRDickDavid
Yes2/10/2021MBRDodsonPat
Yes3/3/2021MBREASONDAVE
Life1/5/2005MBRENTENMANNKARL
2/5/2020MBRFarryEric
4/12/2018MBRFosterDwight
7/20/2019MBRGONZALEZTONY
2/6/2020MBRHastingsTom
2/15/2020MBRHORNJOHN
1/8/2020MBRJOHNSONRod
1/3/2018MBRKINDREDDOUG
Yes3/3/2021MBRKUEHLJOHN
Yes3/3/2021MBRLUDEKEGARY
Yes2/10/2021MBRMorseRay
Yes3/3/2021MBRNorthwayMat
2/7/2018MBROrigliossoJim
Life9/3/1997MBRROBINETBILL
1/3/2018MBRSkillernBill
Life1/9/1998MBRSTOUTRANDY
6/6/2018MBRTracyMichael
1/16/2020MBRVoorheesSid
4/15/2019MBRWalkerCharlie
1/8/2020MBRWEISCHEDELWALT
Yes3/3/2021MBRWelchRoger
7/4/2019MBRWhittier Jr.Milton

 If you were not able to pay last year, it would really be appreciated if you could catch up by paying for both years (I know, we didn’t do much last year. However the electric bill and EAA national Dues still had to be paid!!) Secretary Stout noted that he had President Pat turn off 2 of the 3 refrigerators in the clubhouse. He has already noticed a significant drop in electricity costs since this has happened. This is our largest ongoing expense (other than annual national association dues) and costs us between $50-60/ month. By the way, dues have been $25/Year since 1993. What a bargain!!

President Pat noted that next month we will have a very interesting presentation from Mark Bailets on working with fiberglass. Mark has extensive experience in this area and will have a lot of valuable info to share. We will probably do this on a Saturday, so keep an eye on your email for the specifics.

Bill Dewey mentioned that he dinged his wing tip and has finally found (the correct) replacement. Texas Aero Plastic has come through for him.

Gary then suggested (again) that we come up with a design and then install a new sign for the Memorial Garden. The first order of business was to determine the name of the area, and Memorial Garden was chosen to match EAA Nationals area of the same name. Various sign type ideas were discussed with the decision that Gary would look into a Brass plaque type sign and a metal sign from the Creswell sign painter.

Dave Eason brought in some War Bird magazines for the taking, with a lot of great articles in them. He then asked to go through our “Library” and re-organize it and make a sign so folks know that this is a lending library for everyone to take a book home or bring one in. President Pat offered to help, also. Thanks Dave and Pat!!

Mat Northway then relayed his “annual from Hell” experience this winter. The items he replaced or rebuilt were almost more then the ones he didn’t need to touch. His 1929 Bird with the 160 Kinner is back in the air and buzzing our strip weekly!!

President Pat then told the story of bending and forming a bow for his canopy, and the struggles with that.

There being no other business, John Kuehl played the (short) Chapter Video from National and a Homebuilders Corner video on engine mount fabrication.

The meeting was then adjourned at 8:22PM

Respectfully submitted,

Randall Stout, Secretary/ Treasurer

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