Meeting Minutes from the 2/1/2023 meeting

Meeting Minutes from the 2/1/2023 meeting.

President Rod Johnson, Secretary/ Treasurer Randy Stout as officers were present (V.P. Eric Farry was in Thailand!) when the Meeting started at 6:56 PM at the clubhouse in Creswell. There were 16 Members and guests in attendance.

Dinner was prepared by Bill Dewey, President Rod Johnson and Past President Pat Dodson helping. It consisted of Lasagna, French bread, salads, Chips, Cookies, and a drink- for $8.00!! Excellent choice again guys!

President Rod Johnson called the meeting to order. He asked for any old business: Gary Ludeke rose to give a progress report on the YE model aircraft that the club has ordered. The kits are both on back order, but the club did receive the edge tape iron. More to come as the kits roll in, hopefully soon.

Secretary Stout noted that dues are due for 2023, and a number of folks came forward with their $25. Thanks! If you can’t make it to a meeting, please send your check to:  EAA Chapter 31, 86277 Panorama Rd., Springfield, OR  97478

Remember our monthly breakfast on the 3rd Saturday of the month. We need members to help make the fixings. Walt Weischedel is out of eggs so Bill Dewey will buy these and check on the rest of the supplies. The next breakfast will be on February 18th at the clubhouse starting at 9:00. Eggs, Bacon, Pancakes and Juice or Coffee for $8- a bargain!! See you there!!

The checkbook balance is now $1813.85 with a check to Secretary Stout to be made out for $550 to cover the YE airplane. The club did receive the $320 from EAA National as our YE money.

About this time our wonderful airport manager, Shelly Humble (boy she earned that name this last week!) came into the clubhouse and spoke about her recent encounter with an armed and agitated man who had just fled a traffic accident. Her cool and calm demeanor disarmed (literally) the subject and she waited until the Sheriff arrived to take him into custody. The rest of her talk about CORE grants and final striping of the runway and new beacons on the building was a bit of a letdown.

One thing that Shelly did mention that will affect many of us is the new ruling that you will not be allowed to park your vehicle next to your hangar unless you are loading or unloading. This was due to a complaint about encroaching on the taxi lanes that the FAA decided needed to be rectified. You may still park in your hangar after you take your airplane out.

Another complaint about berm removal on the airport will probably be withdrawn when the facts of the matter are brought out. Anyway, thanks Shelly for everything you do!!

President Rod then introduced our guest speakers for the evening, Kyle Bushman and Jeff Whitley (with the lovely Katie Bushman providing moral support!). They presented a very nice slide show about their history in aviation and Hobby Field. Kyle has been one of the sparkplugs for the new STOL Drag events that are springing up all over the country. It was a great look at a new and exciting event that has breathed life into STOL flying and racing both. Thanks to the two of them for taking the time to show us a new way to aviate.  

There being no other business the meeting was adjourned by President Johnson at 8:15PM  

Respectfully submitted,

Randall Stout, Secretary/ Treasurer

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