Nov 23

Chapter 31 Volunteers Needed

We are looking for a volunteer crew for cleaning up the Chapter 31 club house on Saturday, December 4th at 9:00am.

We are going to have our joint Chapter 31/1457 Christmas party on Saturday, December 11th at 6:00pm.

Please give me a call if are going to attend either at 541-968-3253

Thank you, Pat Dodson

Nov 22

Cleanup party at the Clubhouse

We are going to have a Chapter 31 clubhouse clean-up season on Saturday, December 4th at 9:00 am. This for the December 11th Christmas party.

Remember that the joint EAA Chapter 31/1457  Christmas party is scheduled for Saturday, December 11th at 6:00pm at the Chapter 31 clubhouse.

Please RSVP me at 541-968-3253 for the Christmas party (and the clean-up party)

Thank you, Pat Dodson

Nov 21

Christmas Party clubhouse cleaning

We are going to have a Chapter 31 clubhouse (at the Creswell Airport) clean-up season on Saturday, December 4th at 9:00 am. This for the December 11th Christmas party.

Remember that the joint EAA Chapter 31/1457  Christmas party is scheduled for Saturday, December 11th at 6:00pm at the Chapter 31 clubhouse.

Please RSVP me at 541-968-3253 for the Christmas party (and the clean-up party)

Thank you, Pat Dodson

Nov 19

Chapter 31 Volunteers needed

We are going to have a Chapter 31 clubhouse clean-up season on Saturday, December 4th at 9:00 am. This is for the December 11th Christmas party.

Remember that the joint EAA Chapter 31/1457 Christmas party is scheduled for Saturday, December 11th at 6:00pm.

Please RSVP me at 541-968-3253 for the Christmas party (and clean-up party).

Thank you, Pat Dodson

Nov 14

December Christmas Party

We will be having a Christmas party on December 11 at 6:00pm at the Chapter 31 Club House at the south end of the Creswell Airport.

This will be a joint party with EAA Chapter 1457. Chapter 1457 will be providing the meat from Hole in the Wall Bar-B-Que while Chapter 31 will be providing the place and the plates, utensils, napkins, etc. Some details still need to be worked out.

We will need to organize a work party before to clean and decorate the clubhouse. I am asking for volunteers, please call Pat Dodson at 41-968-3253. I would propose Saturday, December 4th (we can work out the time later).

Thank you, Pat Dodson

Nov 08

Meeting Minutes from the 11/3/2021 meeting

Meeting Minutes from the 11/3/2021 meeting.

President Pat Dodson, V.P. Rod Johnson and Secretary/ Treasurer Randy Stout as officers were present when the Meeting started at 7:02PM at the clubhouse in Creswell. There were 8 Members in attendance.

Dinner was brought in by President Pat Dodson, and consisted of Chicken Cordon Bleu, Beans, Salad, Cookies- a great meal!!

  Shelly then gave her talk about what is happening at the airport.

  1. Tuesday, 11/9 from 8:00 a.m. local to 5:00 p.m. local– No fuel available, no AWOS, or airfield lighting due to electrical upgrades
  2. Thursday, 11/11 from 8:00 a.m. local to 5:00 p.m. local – no AWOS or airfield lighting due to electrical upgrades
  3. Current Projects:
    1. COAR – Emergency Generators, transfer switches are being installed next Tuesday and Thursday.  Generators ETA is middle of December
    1. COAR – Emergency Operations Equipment – still in progress
  • Runway Design, progressing and working on funding for Runway Construction which is slated for the summer of 2022
    • Project estimated total 4.7 million
      • City has received 2021 FAA Supplemental Discretionary funding for Runway Construction in the amount of 3.3 million ($2,964,900 FAA Discretionary and $$379,442.00 ARPA Funds)
      • Remaining funding to come from 2022 FAA Discretionary (appr. $585,000) and 2022 Non-primary Entitlement ($150,000). Both require a 10% match.
    • 2022 COAR grant applied for to cover the FAA required match ($81,666.00) – City is responsible for 10% of COAR grant or $8,1667.00

2022 Connect Oregon grant applied for to cover the 10% match –  30% match required however able to utilize the cost of design to offset the match – City responsible for $0.00

  • City is continuing to design a wastewater system for the airport.
  • An Airport Commission work session will be held on Wednesday, November 17th, to review the current rules and regulations.

Thanks as always!!

John Kuehl has organized the Christmas party this year. We will be meeting at the Clubhouse in Creswell at 6:00 PM on 12/11.There will not be a regular chapter meeting in December. Chapter 1457 in Eugene will be joining us and bringing in Hole in the Wall BBQ and our chapter will provide Drinks, plates (which may not be needed). Deserts will have to be decided in the next few weeks, but I assume that Pot-Luck desserts would be the best option. Please RSVP to John Kuehl at john.kuehl@comcast.net.   Costs will be whatever Hole in the Wall charges. See you there!!

It was decided to start with our monthly breakfast on the 3rd Saturday of the month starting in April. We will be doing Hot Dogs and Hamburgers at the regular meeting in January.

There being no other business, we started the entertainment portion of the program with the Chapter Video Magazine, which discussed chapter renewals and the 30th anniversary of the YE program which will be celebrated at OSH 2022.

We then began a Show and Tell presentation by President Pat, who then showed us his Hummel Bird tank that Tony at Specialty Aero welded up, along with some wing root fairings that he hammered out. Good job Pat!

Next up was Dave Eason who made a quick presentation on how to handle a file with notches.

Lastly, John Kuehl brought in several tools and Jigs that he has used to form ribs with a dead blow hammer and rounded off screwdriver. Thanks to everyone!!

  * Checkbook balance was $1561.72 as of the date of the meeting.

           If you haven’t paid dues yet, its not too late!

    Please mail the $25 check to: EAA Chapter31,

    86277 Panorama Rd., Springfield, OR 97478 Thanks!!

There being no other business or entertainment the meeting was adjourned at 8:30PM

Respectfully submitted,

Randall Stout, Secretary/ Treasurer

Nov 01

Reminder, November Chapter meeting!

Just wanted to remind everyone of our November Chapter 31 meeting Wednesday, November 3rd at 7:00pm. Meeting is at the club house at the south end of the Creswell airport. If you have a project or part of one, please bring it to show.

John Kuehl will be showing use how he achieved nice straight (flat) wing ribs. I will be bringing the completed fuel tank which has been welded since I brought the pieces last month.

Shelly will be there to fill us in on the latest going on at the airport and what else she is working on.

Dinner will be at 6:00pm. We will be having Breaded Stuffed Chicken Breast, Green Salad and Rolls. Cost will be $8.00.

Pat Dodson

Oct 30

November EAA Chapter 31 Meeting

Remember our Chapter 31 November meeting. Meeting will be Wednesday, November 3rd at 7:00pm at the Chapter club house at the south end of the Creswell Airport.

We will be having dinner at 6:00pm, cost is $8.00.

Thank you, Pat Dodson

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