Feb 23

Meeting Minutes from February 6th, 2013 Meeting

The meeting started at 6:00 (Happily with Melinda Petersen’s famous chili), BBQ hamburgers and hot dogs, chips, BROWNIES!! and a drink for only $5 !! Come next month and bring a friend!

Business meeting called to order at 6:48 PM by Sec./Tres. Randy  Stout. President Bill Dewey was on a trip to visit relatives.

The 17 members (sadly no guests) in attendance then introduced themselves and gave a brief “What
exciting thing happened this last month”. The new Ipad app. (Fore Flight) was discussed and noted that it was free and works for both the Ipad and Iphone. Another GPS add on was also mentioned.

Secretary Stout noted that yearly dues of $25 are due now. Please see him after the meeting or you can send them in by mail:  EAA Chapter 31, 86277   Panorama Rd., Springfield, OR   97478 Thanks to several people for renewing at the meeting.

Dave Eason gave a presentation and diagram for the memorial area. He noted that Bricks will be available for purchase with you or a loved one’s name on them in 3 lines of text for $50 for the 4×8 and $100 for the 8×8 size. You can also add art to the brick for $6. He gave his rough budget estimates, which are quite doable for the group. He is hoping to get some help from Louis Lyons with equipment. He broke his plan down into phases, with phase 1 consisting of getting the paved walkway and landscaping done, along with moving the rock by the clubhouse, phase 2 the building of a memorial wall at the culvert and phase 3 the design for the propeller mounting on the wall.

Although the normal procedure is for the executive committee to meet and vote on a plan, with the lack of a quorum, a vote was taken at the meeting on whether to proceed or not. It was unanimous agreed that we should proceed on this plan, with some design changes to occur as they become apparent.

President Bill has a slightly different design plan, and both plans will be discussed and then decided on at the next meeting. Either will do well, as long as they get done soon!

Then Sid Voorhees then rose to discuss the AWOS system that Creswell is trying to get. It appears that they are about $15,000 short of the needed funds as of yet. He will be sending a letter asking for donations from the local community. He also noted that Creswell has a Part 131 operator on the field now.

There being no other business, we moved into our series of “Homebuilders Corner”. Gary Ludeke presented a 90 deg. angle drill jig he made, using plans found in Sport Aviation. It uses a ruler from Oregon Rule Company, and a roto-zip tool.

Allen Weider got up and brought a sanding block he build using 1×2 MDF with spray adhesive and 2 different grits. He also showed us a chip chaser made with J channel and a hole locator he made out of a used hacksaw blade and pop rivets.

Secretary Stout then asked the group to bring in any bore scopes that they have for the next meeting. These will be evaluated, compared and their capabilities explored.

There being no other business, the meeting was adjourned at 8:29 pm

Respectfully submitted,

Randall Stout
Secretary/ Treasurer