Mar 17

Reminder, Saturday Breakfast

We are having our Saturday breakfast tomorrow, March 18th at 9:00am in the EEA chapter 31 clubhouse at south end of the Creswell airport.

We will be serving scrambled eggs, bacon, sausage, pancakes, juice and coffee. All this for only $8.00 per plate, you can’t go wrong.

Please come and join us.

Mar 13

March Saturday Breakfast

We will be having our March Saturday breakfast this weekend the 18th at 9:00am. We will be meeting at the EAA chapter 31 club house at the south end of the Creswell airport.

The meal will be bacon, sausage, eggs, pancakes, coffee and juice. Cost is $8.00 per person.

Lets hope to see a good turnout.

Mar 06

Meeting Minutes from the 3/1/2023 meeting

Meeting Minutes from the 3/1/2023 meeting.

President Rod Johnson, Secretary/ Treasurer Randy Stout as officers were present (V.P. Eric Farry was back from Thailand but unable to attend due to a bug he picked up) when the Meeting started at 6:57 PM at the clubhouse in Creswell. There were 9 Members and No guests in attendance.

Dinner was prepared by Bill Dewey, President Rod Johnson and Past President Pat Dodson helping. It consisted of Lasagna, French bread, salads, Chips, Cookies, brown sugar apple pie!, and a drink- for $8.00!! Excellent choice again guys!

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

Gary Ludeke rose to give a progress report on the YE model aircraft that the club has ordered. He has all the kits now and needs help in finding the YE’s who would be interested in building these RC aircraft. He said that between 6-10 kids aged 14-18 would be ideal. Several suggestions were made including the new STEM program that the Creswell High School is offering. He will report back after making some contacts. Shelly suggested an ad in the city newsletter along with contacting the social media person at the city. Gary said that eventually he will need to determine how much clubhouse space this will require and carve that out of the meeting room. A steering committee should be formed in order to find the kids that want to join.  

About this time our wonderful airport manager, Shelly Humble came into the clubhouse and spoke about the grants she has received for Ham operations and security cameras. She noted that the Ham Radio club has offered to give instruction on the new ham radios when they arrive. She had a lot of information about other grants (Multi-purpose vehicle purchase) and as always was a whirlwind of activity and motion. Thanks!

She noted that on April 3rd we should expect a hard close on the airport for 3 weeks while the new lights and PAPI system is installed, along with the final painting. She also noted that the North Taxi Lane is now starting to be worked on and will hopefully be done by this summer with plans to put in 3 rows of T hangars.  

Secretary Stout noted that dues are due for 2023, and several folks came forward with their $25. Thanks! If you can’t make it to a meeting, please send your check to:  EAA Chapter 31, 86277 Panorama Rd., Springfield, OR  97478

Remember our monthly breakfast on the 3rd Saturday of the month. We need members to help make the fixings. Walt Weischedel is out of eggs so Bill Dewey will buy these and check on the rest of the supplies. The next breakfast will be on March 18th 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 $1285.85.

Secretary Stout then gave a brief presentation about the LOP (Lean of Peak) and ROP (Rich of peak) procedures and rationale. Likely we have all (those of us without EGT gauges) been using LOP without understanding why. A real eye opener when you dig deeply into the why’s of using either method, and when.

The Monthly National Chapter Magazine was then shown on the screen.

There being no other business the meeting was adjourned by President Johnson at 8:05PM  

Respectfully submitted,

Randall Stout, Secretary/ Treasurer