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October 2006 Minutes

October 4th, 2006 Meeting

The meeting started with our great hamburger/hotdog/Chili Bar-B-Q party at 6:00.

The first order of business was a self-introduction where the mic was passed and the members and guests took turns introducing themselves. Our dear friend and club member Steve Kretsinger was in attendance and almost none the worse for wear from his near death experience (Medical not airplane related) during the Oregon Air Tour this summer. Welcome Back Steve!!!

Meeting called to order at 7:01 PM by President Bruce Curtis with VP Dave Petersen and Sec./Tres. Randy Stout present. 29 members and guests

Bruce Curtis thanked Dave Petersen for his huge effort to put on the EAA Chapter 31 Fly-In and Air show on September 9

th and 10th. Dave thanked Dave Heisley for his help, and all the pilots who flew the 30 Young Eagles, especially Brent Burgess and Jack Wigamore. We were reminded during the event why there is an age limit of 8 years old for flyers.

President Bruce reminded everyone about the regular breakfast that Chapter 31 holds monthly, and the date this month will be 10/14.

Dave Petersen then let the group know that, unless an objection was heard, the present cafeteria tables (which we have grown to loath) will be donated to the Chamber of Commerce. No objections were noted. He also said that the Creswell Airport will re-open the runway on Thursday.

Ben Hallert gave a quick web cam report. Due to the lack of action in this area, Ben has qualified to become an officer of the club! He has been nominated to the position of Vice President. The floor was opened to any other nominations, but no one could match Ben’s record, so the crowd fell silent. Should anyone fall short during the rest of the month, they can be nominated at the November meeting. See you there!

Phil Writer rose to speak about Audrey Faire, the woman who died in an aircraft accident after his fly-in at Crow Mag airport. He made a motion that the club donate some money to help with the formation of the Audrey Faire Dog Park in Florence. It was seconded by Don Bowers. Many of the members have felt that they would like to be a part of this gift, so it was decided to make this donation.

Bruce Curtis then spoke about the upcoming Christmas party. He suggested that we use the same format as the very successful party last year. (Pot Luck except the main course which will be either prime rib or salmon and cost about $6 if you bring a dish and $10 if you don’t) He also suggested that the club pay some local school kids a fee ($100-$200?) for serving and set-up/clean-up. He will look into finding these servers. It was also suggested that we have an auction again, and most in attendance thought that was a good idea.

Secretary Stout then displayed embroidered patches that the club has for sale for $10 and decals for $5. A few were sold after the meeting.

Bruce gave an Aircoupe report. Seems that the documentation of prior repairs/337’s and inspections has not been quite a thorough as expected and has caused a snag in the continued re-building of the plane. Hopefully this will be sorted out soon, or the club may have to take on a different project. Bruce and Ken will be meeting with an IA to discuss the matter in full detail.

There being no other business, the meeting was adjourned at 8:110PM

Respectfully submitted,

Randy Stout, Secretary/Treasurer