Nov 28

Clean-up/ Set-up crew needed, December 7th at 9:00am

We will be having a clean-up/set-up session on Wednesday morning, December 7th at 9:00am for our evening joint Christmas party with Chapter 1457. We have a tree, lights and various other decorations to set up, along with tables and chairs, etc. Location is the EAA Chapter 31 club house at the south end of the Creswell airport.

Nov 16

November Saturday Breakfast

We will be meeting this Saturday, November 19th at 9:00am for breakfast at the EAA chapter 31 club house located at the south end of the Creswell airport. Cost is $8.00 per plate and the menu will be bacon, sausage, eggs, pancakes, coffee and juice.

We will also need to have a meeting along with breakfast to make some decisions regarding a Christmas dinner. Chapter 1457 has contacted us to see if we would like to participate in a joint party using our club house as we have done the past several years. They are a really good bunch of guys and it has been a lot of fun in the past.

Nov 14

Pictures from the EAA Meeting and Awards Ceremony

Here are some pictures from the last EAA meeting, which was highlighted by the bestowing from the FAA to our own Gary Ludeke of the Wright Brothers Master Pilot Award.

The FAA gave Gary a complete copy of his FAA records, a certificate of achievement and a Plaque. Chapter 31 gave Gary a nice glass plaque also commemorating the event. We all had Pizza for dinner (Thanks to the efforts of Sandy Ludeke and Bill and Dee Dewey) and a decorated Cake for dessert. The cake was 2 fold; both a recognition of the event and a birthday cake, as Gary became a flying Octogenarian on the 1st. of November.

The Christmas party was the only business discussed, and it appears that we will host Chapter 1457 at the clubhouse just like last year. They will bring the meat and we will provide the accoutrements. The date will be decided at the Breakfast meeting this Saturday the 19th of November. See you there!!

Part of the crowd of 55 people who attended
Gary and the EAA Chapter 31 award
The FAA giving Gary his plaque
Nov 08

EAA Chapter 31 Notice

There will be memorial service for former chapter 31 member Rusty Bartel on Saturday, November 12th at the Creswell Presbyterian Church at 75 S. 4th Street at 11:30.

Nov 01

November meeting reminder

EAA chapter 31 will be having our monthly meeting tomorrow November 2nd at 7:00pm with a celebration for Gary Ludeke beginning at 6:00pm. We are meeting at the chapter club house at the south end of the Creswell airport. We will be serving pizza for dinner and the cost will be $8.00 per plate.

Gary and Sandy Ludeke would like to invite all of you to the Wednesday, November 2 Chapter 31 regular monthly meeting where Gary will be presented with the FAA’s Wright Brothers Master Pilot Award. This is in recognition of Gary being an active certificated pilot for over 50 years with no accidents, incidents or FAR violations on his record. Mr. Curt Cowley from the Portland FSDO will make the presentation. This being a regular meeting, dinner will be served beginning at 6 p.m. ($8.00/person – all you can eat). Gary and Sandy will be providing a cake for dessert. The meeting will begin at 7 p.m. In order for the chapter to estimate the amount of food required please RSVP by Friday, October 28 to Gary’s email (rv6an200gl@charter.net) or text or call Sandy at 541-895-2667.

Oct 26

November Chapter 31 Meeting

We will be having our EAA Chapter 31 meeting, Wednesday November 2nd at 7:00pm at the chapter 31 club house located at the south end of the Creswell airport. We will be having a meal and social hour beginning at 6:00pm with a cost of $8.00.

Gary and Sandy Ludeke would like to invite all of you to the Wednesday, November 2 Chapter 31 regular monthly meeting where Gary will be presented with the FAA’s Wright Brothers Master Pilot Award. This is in recognition of Gary being an active certificated pilot for over 50 years with no accidents, incidents or FAR violations on his record. Mr. Curt Cowley from the Portland FSDO will make the presentation. This being a regular meeting, dinner will be served beginning at 6 p.m. ($8.00/person – all you can eat). Gary and Sandy will be providing a cake for dessert. The meeting will begin at 7 p.m. In order for the chapter to estimate the amount of food required please RSVP by Friday, October 28 to Gary’s email (rv6an200gl@charter.net) or text or call Sandy at 541-895-2667.

Come help us celebrate Gary’s accomplishment.

Oct 25

Clean up at the Clubhouse this Saturday!

If you can make it, we need all hands on deck to clean up the clubhouse starting at 10:00 AM

Please show up for the camaraderie if nothing else!!

Also- if anyone know anything about a CGS Hawk Arrow 2, please call Dave Paster at 503-798-2912

He is thinking of buying one and would like some advice.

Oct 12

Meeting Minutes from the 10/5/2022 meeting

Meeting Minutes from the 10/5/2022 meeting.

President Rod Johnson, V.P. Eric Farry and Secretary/ Treasurer Randy Stout as officers were present when the Meeting started at 7:10 PM at the clubhouse in Creswell. There were 16 Members and guests in attendance. Our speaker Dewey Conroy was the guest.

Dinner was prepared by President Rod Johnson, Past President, Pat Dodson, and Bill Dewey and consisted of Burgers, Hot Dogs, leaf salads, Chips, Cookies, and a drink- for $8.00!! Next month we may be having another Costco Casserole, so watch your emails for notice.

President Rod Johnson called the meeting to order. He asked for any old business:

Our Airport Manager, Shelly Humble then gave a report on the progress of the runway rebuild: The Wildish Company completed the paving, and it should open next week. The transformers and lights are on B/O so they will install the old lights until the new ones arrive. The first stage of the markings will be applied next week, with the second stage a month later (which will require a quick closure of the runway) and will add glass beads for reflectiveness. They intend to re-do a lot of the millings (gravel) that they created from the old runway (and placed on the taxiways) and make it much finer and smoother than we see it today.

She also noted that the emergency generators have been installed and are running. They will begin working on a new taxiway on the North area (for future T hangar construction) early next year. In addition will be a new Wastewater treatment project to allow these and other hangars to be plumbed for water. Also, the main hangar has a remodel on the schedule, all of which will be paid for by ARPA and CARISA money. Thanks Shelly!! Good job as always!!

Gary Ludeke then rose to mention that past member Rusty Bartel’s funeral will be on 11/12/2022 at the Creswell Presbyterian Church. Times to be posted later by Gary. He also reminded everyone that his Wright Brothers Master Pilot Award ceremony will be held at the November meeting.

Remember our monthly breakfast on the 3rd Saturday of the month. We need members to help make the fixings. Walt Weischedel will bring his eggs and Bill Dewey will check on the rest of the supplies. The next breakfast will be on October 15th 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 $1435.50

There being no other business, President Johnson introduced our speaker for the evening Dewey Conroy, founder of Pacific Coast Avionics. Dewey gave a great power point presentation of all the new Garmin products, along with some other less expensive options. He handed out catalogs to everyone, and the drooling began. His biggest problem is that they are 6 months out from being able to install your dream panel. We highly recommend him and his company for all your avionics needs, just be a bit patient. Thanks Dewey!

There being no other business the meeting was adjourned by President Johnson at 8:40PM  

Respectfully submitted,

Randall Stout, Secretary/ Treasurer

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