Meeting Minutes from the 1/5/2022 meeting

Meeting Minutes from the 1/5/2022 meeting.

President Pat Dodson, V.P. Rod Johnson and Secretary/ Treasurer Randy Stout as officers were present when the Meeting started at 7:03PM at the clubhouse in Creswell. There were 9 Members and one guest in attendance.

Dinner was prepared by President Pat Dodson and John Kuehl, and consisted of Hot Dogs and Hamburgers, salad, Cookies and a drink- for the still amazing price of $8- a great meal!!

The first order of business was to accept nominations from the floor for Vice President, Secretary and Treasurer for the next 2 years. There being no nominations, the previously nominated members were identified as Eric Farry- Vice President and Randy Stout- Secretary and Treasurer. No objections were noted, and since all nominations were un-opposed, all candidates were elected into their offices to start immediately.

Now Past President Pat Dodson then turned the meeting over to new President Rod Johnson. His first order of business was to ask the Airport Manager for her report.

 Shelly then gave her talk about what is happening at the airport:

COAR Grants Updates:  Generators have a tentative arrival date of February 2022.  Still working on purchasing EOC equipment.

AIP Grants Update:  Design is almost complete, project will go out for RFP (request for proposals) in January.  The project is estimated to take 45 days – and the tentative runway close time is August 15th – September 28th.  Will update more as known.  Project breakdown – 4.7 million project, FAA money will pay for all but NAVAIDS ($200,00) that carries a 10% match.

 Airport Manager has applied for a COAR grant for the match, if awarded, Airport would be responsible for 1% of match or $20,000.  Airport Manager also applied for a Connect Oregon grant for the match, if received, no funds will be required of the airport fund.

Pat Dodson is now on the Airport Commission.  Airport Commission work session was held on November 17th to review the current Rules and Regulations.  Next Airport Commission meeting is January 19th at 5:30 p.m. at City Hall.

Display case has been updated, come check it out.  There are now shelves that have aviation history.

Thanks as always Shelly!!

It was decided to start with our monthly breakfast on the 3rd Saturday of the month starting in April. We will need someone to step up for the meal in February (assuming that Covid does not shut us down for dinner or breakfast).

With sadness the passing of Wilbur Heath was noted and a memorial service is planned for him on 1/23/2022 at the Oregon Aviation Historical Museum in Cottage Grove.

Treasurer Stout noted that Dues for 2022 are due now, and that many of the folks in attendance have paid them. If you cannot attend the meetings (due to Covid or schedule), it would be much appreciated if you would send a check made out to “EAA Chapter 31” for $25 and send this to:

86277 Panorama Road, Springfield, OR  97478

The checkbook balance is now $1480.47, but a payment for our yearly EAA national dues and insurance of $595 will have to be made soon. We delayed this payment until after elections in order to make an accurate report.

Secretary Stout will contact EAA National about hosting our website and emailing all the pilots in our area when we have an event or meeting. He would like to find a “sparkplug” person who is interested in heading the build on a new Carbon Cub that the club can take on as a project. Know anyone???

There being no other business the meeting was adjourned at 8:10PM

Respectfully submitted,

Randall Stout, Secretary/ Treasurer

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