Apr 08

Meeting Minutes from the 4/1/2015 Meeting

EAA Chapter 31 Meeting, April 1st, 2015

The dinner portion of the meeting started at 6:00 PM hosted by the fantastic Virgil and Bridget Pratt. There were both hard and soft Taco’s, and salad along with 2 types of brownies and chips with a drink for only $5. We will just have to see how they top this next month!!

The business and entertainment portion of the meeting was called to order at 7:03 PM by President Gary Ludeke, with V.P. John Kuehl and Secretary / Treasurer Randy Stout also present.

There were 20 members in attendance. Guests this time included the late Dave Heisley’s brother in law, Chuck Lane.

President Gary then spoke about Dave Heisley, who passed away unexpectedly in February. Gary created a nice framed picture that will remain on the clubhouse wall. In addition, the club will buy a large brick for him and install it in the memory garden near the FBO. He also mentioned that the South Lane RC club will be buying a brick, and that Shelly Humble wants to get bricks for Jug Jungnich and Crash the airport Cat, so we should now have enough for another run.

Doug Kindred noted that the Oregon Aviation Historical Society will be inducting Jimmy Reinhardt into the Hall of Fame next Saturday.

Next Chapter breakfast is April 18th at the clubhouse. $5 for an all you can eat breakfast of eggs, bacon, sausage, pancakes, OJ, coffee and camaraderie!! Starts at 9:00 and runs to about 10:30 or so. Virgil Pratt and Bridget will be gone, but Tom Cunningham, Rod Johnson and Bill Dewey agreed to put it on, and hope that Alan Weider will be there also. It was also noted that the OACAC will be having their meeting in Independence on this date, so come for breakfast and head up for the meeting.

President Gary spoke about the sign-up sheet we now have for people wanting rides and those willing to give them. It is by the North Door. He also noted that we will move the meeting in June at some time over to Ray Morse’s hangar for a look at his project, before we move back to the clubhouse.

He then spoke about the donated (by Phillip Mandel) RV-3 that is in need of much work and parts. He and Bill brought into the clubhouse all the parts we have for appraisal, and he received a nice letter from Van’s indicating their willingness to help with parts and possibly funds. This project is growing legs and should be a great way for people to get hands on experience with many facets of homebuilt aircraft procedures. He has a list of volunteers and would love to add more names to it. Some discussion followed about the cockpit detail needed, which depends on how it will be displayed.

It was noted that Bill Dewey and Gary Ludeke planted some shrubs in the Honor garden, and Dave Eason used his flame thrower and got rid of a bunch of weeds. Thanks guys!!

President Gary then noted that we need a Young Eagles Co-coordinator for the coming year. Ken Schmidt was nominated, but in as much as he wasn’t present, we cannot assume that he will take on this duty. He also suggested that Don Cole would be a good choice, but again, his absence made it impossible to confirm that we have this important job covered.

We continue to work on the list of items we are still considering selling or buying for the clubhouse. We will continue to look at this list and refine it as we discuss ideas at each upcoming meeting.

 Items to Dispose of:                                      Items to Acquire

2 Gas Grills  (Donated to City of Creswell)  4 Better Couches

Bookcase w/ old magazines                        Table for cooking from Tom C.

Big Work Table                                            Cabinet for cleaning supplies

Simulator (given to Albany FBO)                    Range Hood

2 Saw Horses                                                  2 New electrical circuits for new cook area

2 old couches                                                  Cabinet for Pop and other supplies

Coffee Maker w/o heat pad                        Re-Design floor plan of clubhouse

Magazines on floor in boxes

Extension cords in rafters

President Gary then presented a “Words of Wisdom” list on the screen (taken directly from a fishing list that was somewhat similar) and it was well received. We then showed the Monthly EAA Chapter Magazine which also was warmly received.

The meeting was then adjourned at 8:25 pm
respectfully submitted, Randall Stout, Secretary/ Treasurer