Jan 17

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Jan 14

Meeting Minutes from the 1/5/2022 meeting

Meeting Minutes from the 1/5/2022 meeting.

President Pat Dodson, V.P. Rod Johnson and Secretary/ Treasurer Randy Stout as officers were present when the Meeting started at 7:03PM at the clubhouse in Creswell. There were 9 Members and one guest in attendance.

Dinner was prepared by President Pat Dodson and John Kuehl, and consisted of Hot Dogs and Hamburgers, salad, Cookies and a drink- for the still amazing price of $8- a great meal!!

The first order of business was to accept nominations from the floor for Vice President, Secretary and Treasurer for the next 2 years. There being no nominations, the previously nominated members were identified as Eric Farry- Vice President and Randy Stout- Secretary and Treasurer. No objections were noted, and since all nominations were un-opposed, all candidates were elected into their offices to start immediately.

Now Past President Pat Dodson then turned the meeting over to new President Rod Johnson. His first order of business was to ask the Airport Manager for her report.

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

COAR Grants Updates:  Generators have a tentative arrival date of February 2022.  Still working on purchasing EOC equipment.

AIP Grants Update:  Design is almost complete, project will go out for RFP (request for proposals) in January.  The project is estimated to take 45 days – and the tentative runway close time is August 15th – September 28th.  Will update more as known.  Project breakdown – 4.7 million project, FAA money will pay for all but NAVAIDS ($200,00) that carries a 10% match.

 Airport Manager has applied for a COAR grant for the match, if awarded, Airport would be responsible for 1% of match or $20,000.  Airport Manager also applied for a Connect Oregon grant for the match, if received, no funds will be required of the airport fund.

Pat Dodson is now on the Airport Commission.  Airport Commission work session was held on November 17th to review the current Rules and Regulations.  Next Airport Commission meeting is January 19th at 5:30 p.m. at City Hall.

Display case has been updated, come check it out.  There are now shelves that have aviation history.

Thanks as always Shelly!!

It was decided to start with our monthly breakfast on the 3rd Saturday of the month starting in April. We will need someone to step up for the meal in February (assuming that Covid does not shut us down for dinner or breakfast).

With sadness the passing of Wilbur Heath was noted and a memorial service is planned for him on 1/23/2022 at the Oregon Aviation Historical Museum in Cottage Grove.

Treasurer Stout noted that Dues for 2022 are due now, and that many of the folks in attendance have paid them. If you cannot attend the meetings (due to Covid or schedule), it would be much appreciated if you would send a check made out to “EAA Chapter 31” for $25 and send this to:

86277 Panorama Road, Springfield, OR  97478

The checkbook balance is now $1480.47, but a payment for our yearly EAA national dues and insurance of $595 will have to be made soon. We delayed this payment until after elections in order to make an accurate report.

Secretary Stout will contact EAA National about hosting our website and emailing all the pilots in our area when we have an event or meeting. He would like to find a “sparkplug” person who is interested in heading the build on a new Carbon Cub that the club can take on as a project. Know anyone???

There being no other business the meeting was adjourned at 8:10PM

Respectfully submitted,

Randall Stout, Secretary/ Treasurer

Jan 05

January 2022 Chapter 31 meeting.

Just a final reminder that we are having our first 2022 meeting tonight at 7:00pm. The meeting is at the EAA Chapter 31 club house at the south end of the Creswell airport.

On the agenda is club officer nominations and paying of 2022 dues ($25 per year).

We are going to be having dinner starting at 6:00pm. Cost is $8.

It would helpful if the people who are intending on eating could arrive a bit early to help prepare the meal. We are going to have hamburgers and hot dogs and need to smash hamburgers, cut tomatoes, etc.

Pat Dodson

541-968-3253

Dec 31

January 2022 meeting.

Chapter 31 will be having our first meeting of 2022 on January 5th at 7:00pm. The meeting will be held at the chapter club house at the south end of the Creswell airport.

We will be nominating and installing club officers for the next 2 years. Rod Johnson will become president after serving as vice-president and we will be nominating for a new vice-president and secretary/treasurer (I’m sure Randy Stout will be willing to continue in that roll).

We are planning to have dinner this month with hamburgers and hot dogs unless too many people object. Cost will be $8.

Pat Dodson

541-968-3253

Dec 13

Volunteers for Christmas Party Clean-up

I’m looking for volunteers to help clean up the chapter club house after the Christmas party.

I think we only need 4-5 people. We need to take down and put away the decorations as well as do a quick clean up of the floor.

I would like to do this on Saturday, 11/18 at 9:00am.

Please let me know if you are available to help.

Thank you, Pat Dodson

541-968-3253

Dec 11

Chapter 31/1457 Joint Christmas Party

Tonight, December 11th is our joint Chapter 31/1457 Christmas Party at the Chapter 31 club house at the south end of the Creswell airport. Dinner starts at 6:00pm.

Chapter 1457 is providing the main course which will be pulled pork and chicken sliders. Please bring a side dish or dessert.

Chapter 31 has a variety of soda’s and bottled water.

If you would like to participate in a gift exchange, please bring a gift and you will be given a number. John Kuehl will be overseeing the gift exchange and will be drawing numbers for picking a gift (or stealing someone else’s).

It looks like we’ll have a good turnout (aprox. 30) and it should be a lot of fun.

Pat Dodson

Nov 30

Volunteers Needed for Chapter 31 Clean-up

There will be no Chapter 31 December meeting.

Instead, we will be having a Chapter 31 Clubhouse clean-up on December 4th at 9:00am. If we can get enough volunteers, it should not take long.

Remember, we are having a joint Chapter 31/1457 Christmas party on December 11th at 6:00pm. If you haven’t already, please RSVP to Pat Dodson at 541-968-3253.

Thank you, Pat Dodson

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

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