Feb 12

Meeting Minutes from the 2/5/2020 Meeting

EAA Chapter 31 Meeting, February 5th, 2020

The dinner portion of the meeting started early at 5:45 PM hosted by John Kuehl with Pat Dodson and Rod Johnson helping. There were HUGE Hamburgers (c/o Bill Dewey), Hot Dogs, salad, chips, cookies for desert and a drink for only $8. Don’t miss their next great meal!! Thanks Bill, Pat Rod and John for the great help and Rod and Pat for cooking!

The meeting started with the pledge of allegiance at 6:58 PM by 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 were10 members and guests in attendance. The special guest of the night was Shelly Humble, airport manager extraordinaire.

 Checkbook balance was $3197.73 as of the date of the meeting. 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, February 15th. 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!

Shelly then gave a very informative talk about what’s happening at the airport, which is a bunch! The taxiway project is still ongoing (and hoping to finish by March), she has sent in many grant requests and has received confirmation on a few of them. She is hoping to get a grant for 3 generators with tanks and will know by May if this will happen. She noted that Louis Lyons memorial service would be held at the chapter clubhouse this Saturday. (and as a side note, past member Dave Oswalt, Dick Fronzak and Larry Davis’ wife also passed this last month or so) She mentioned that they have hired a new maintenance guy, Joel Newall (Sp?) and that the Eugene Ham Radio club is looking for a home.

She said that 3 people have expressed interest in building hangars on the last lot available, but they need to get the bids and make a decision on a septic system (possibly from Orenco in Sutherlin). The city will build a new set of hangars also on this last area available. They also will be installing a new $17,000 credit card machine at the gas pumps, with the majority of it paid for (hopefully) by the fuel supplier.

She also reminded everyone that there is an AED and tourniquet in the office in case we need to use it. She suggested we just break a window to enter the building if we have an emergency and the door is locked. She said that we can have the fire department come down and train us in the use of both. Also, a dog handler has asked for permission to use the clubhouse for training. John, Pat and Randy will meet with him before a decision will be made on this request.

After a warm thank you for the talk, President Pat asked for volunteers to bring forth ideas for upcoming meeting programs. Gary Ludeke said that he will show the progress on the new Zenith airplane that he is helping assemble in May. Dave Eason will have his son talk about the Airforce in April. Several other people have ideas but cannot put them together with a date at this time.

After some consideration, a decision was made to replace the lights in the clubhouse with LED bulbs. This is a bit more complicated than first thought because we are replacing HO bulbs and ballasts, which require replacing the end pieces on the fixture also. More research will be done before we spend money on this, but the budget is $350 to replace everything.

John Kuehl still would like the club to pay part or all of the costs to send Pat Dodson to the Leadership training class the EAA national does every year. Pat will consider this before we proceed.

It was noted that May is Flying Start month. Perhaps we can have our own Dorothy Schick come and give a talk. We need to advertise this event in order to get more people involved.

Secretary Stout will contact Ben Hallert and get the Web Site administration changed over to himself. Ben has been a great help for many years, but other obligation have taken him away from the club and he shouldn’t be imposed upon for the future. Thanks for everything you have done Ben!!

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

The meeting was then adjourned at 8:30PM
Respectfully submitted,

Randall Stout, Secretary/ Treasurer

Feb 11

Saturday breakfast, February 5th.

Join EAA chapter 31 for breakfast Saturday, February 15th at 9:00 am.

Sausage, Bacon, Eggs, Pancakes, Juice and Coffee. Only $8.00. Come enjoy some good food and company with other aviation people.

Feb 04

February 2020 Meeting Reminder

Feb. 5 Dinner 6pm. Meeting 7pm. Only $8. Shelly Humble, Airport update Chapter Video Magazine. 2020 programs speaker/presentation ideas
Pres Pat

Feb 01

EAA 31 February 2020 Meeting Announcement.

The next chapter meeting is scheduled for Feb. 5 at the chapter club house at the south end of the Creswell airport. The meeting will begin at 7pm. Please join us for dinner at 6pm. The cost is only $8 and great company and conversations. Shelly Humble, the Creswell Airport manager, will be coming by to update us on the latest developments at the airport. We will also have the Chapter Video Magazine (time permitting).
Good speakers – presenters – programs are the life blood of good EAA meetings. We need help each of our EAA31 members to help make this happen.

For our February 2020 EAA 31 meeting we are asking you to please come up with either:

(A) A speaker/presentation from an outside vendor or other

OR

(B) Your own presentation

OR

(C) An idea for a presentation that we can work on.
Please bring your ideas to the February meeting.
Pres Pat

Jan 17

Breakfast Saturday

Reminder, 1st breakfast of the new decade.  Sat Jan 18th EAA31 Clubhouse.  9:00AM  $8:00

We will talk about Airplanes and Flying.

Jan 15

Reminder; EAA chapter 31 Saturday breakfast.

Reminder; EAA chapter 31 Saturday breakfast. Pancakes, scrambled eggs, bacon and sausage, juice and coffee. Come and enjoy some good conversation and food. Saturday, January 18th at 9:00 am, chapter 31 club house at the south end of Hobby Field. Only $8.00 to fill up.

Pat Dodson

Pres

Jan 12

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

Jan 05

Jan 2020 MEETING WEDNESDAY 1/8/2020

We have a number of items to cover this meeting:
Chapter Service Awards
Projects completed
Volunteer – Food next month
Volunteers – Jan, Feb, Mar, Apl, May, Jun, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov. Program or speaker for each month.
EAA 31 Web site
Chapter Leadership Training.
Chapter Video Magazine (Time permitting)
EAA31 Monthly meeting; Chapter clubhouse, S. end of Hobby field, Creswell, OR. 6:00 PM Meal (only 8 bucks). Hot Dogs, Hamburgers & fixens. 7:00 PM Meeting.
Come see the show.
Pat Dodson EAA 31 President.

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