Meeting Minutes from the 3/2/2016 meeting

EAA Chapter 31 Meeting, March 2nd, 2016
The dinner portion of the meeting started at 6:00 PM hosted by Virgil and Bridget Pratt. There were Pulled Pork sandwiches, salad, Bridget’s homemade brownies and a drink for only $5. Don’t miss her next great meal!!

The meeting started with the pledge of allegiance at 6:50 PM (John was never one to be late!) President John Kuehl, VP Bill Johnson and Secretary/ Treasurer Randy Stout were present. The business and entertainment portion of the meeting was called then to order. There were 21 members and guests in attendance. President John asked anyone in attendance who wanted an EAA calendar to come up to him after the meeting and buy one at any “fair” price.

He then asked everyone to introduce themselves and their project (if they have one). Darrell Durosette spoke about his purchase of a Luscombe that he will be flying back from New York this spring!

President John Kuehl started the entertainment portion of the program with a nice picture presentation of his work on his Pro Tek PT-2. He showed how he made the ribs and then built a wing. Later in the meeting he showed the jig he made to make the crimps in the ribs so that it looked professional and was cheap! Thanks John!

Next Chapter breakfast is Saturday, March 19th. Come out to the clubhouse in the AM and pay $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. Our volunteers for this breakfast are Tom, Bill, Rod and John , who will coordinate getting the breakfast ready to serve. Thanks guys!

President John then spoke about the club needing a quartermaster to keep stock on all the food we use during our dinners and breakfasts. Gary Ludeke volunteered to head up this important position. Thanks! John also asked for volunteers to help him build a storage cabinet for all of our non-perishable supplies. Several people raised their hands, so it looks like this project is off and running.

He then presented the group with a box full of stickers to be applied to your old Sport Aviation magazines and then distributed throughout the community. These stickers tell the reader to visit Chapter 31 at their next meeting, and speak about all the fun things that occur there. A great idea revisited again. Most everyone picked up a sheet or two before they left.

It was noted by someone in the group that Van’s is having a Safety Seminar up in Aurora on March 12th. Suggestions and demonstrations on how to keep flying safely in Experimental aircraft.

Speaking of Vans, the RV-3 project that the chapter is working on has begun to slow to a crawl. Gary Ludeke is hoping to build up support again from the builders in the group. Look for some activity to take place later this month.

Walt Weischedel suggested that we replace the 2nd toilet with a twin to the 1st that was replaced last year. Most everyone agreed, so he will pick one up at Costco and install it. Thanks Walt! Walt also mentioned that Safeway had a great coupon for bacon and $10 off $50 that we could take advantage of when we buy our breakfast supplies.

John noted that we would be hosting Curt Conley from the FAA at our next meeting. Curt is a pilots-pilot and flew a bunch of exotic metal while in the military. He has seen Curt’s presentation, and thinks it would be both fun and informative. He also mentioned that EAA National says we have $380 in Young Eagle script that we can donate to a worthy YE camper. If anyone knows of such an individual, please present their name to John or Randy and we will contact them.

There being no other business, the meeting was then adjourned at 7:50 PM
respectfully submitted,

Randall Stout, Secretary/ Treasurer


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