Meeting Minutes from the 7/5/2022 Meeting

Meeting Minutes from the 7/5/2022 meeting.

President Rod Johnson, V.P. Eric Farry and Secretary/ Treasurer Randy Stout as officers were present when the Meeting started at 6:59 PM at the clubhouse in Creswell. There were 15 Members in attendance. Former Guest John Parker (former airline pilot and now builder of an RV-8) has become the newest Chapter 31 Member. Welcome to all!!

Dinner was prepared by President Rod Johnson, Past President Pat Dodson and Paul Beuhler, and consisted of Hot Dogs and Hamburgers, fruit and leaf salads, Chips, Cookies and a drink- for $8.00!! Next month we may be having another Costco Casserole, so watch your emails for notice.

President Rod Johnson called the meeting to order. He asked for any old business.  The YE event just concluded on July 4th was the topic of conversation and critique. The club made preparations on July 2nd, and did it ever show! This was one of the best run YE events we have had, with over 50 YE’s flown and 10 given Rain Checks for a future flight at our next breakfast meeting. Between Rod Johnson, Shelly Humble and Mai Messer (along with all the other volunteers) we had a safe and I am sure, very memorable day for both the pilots and the kids.

 Thanks to Bill Dewey, who did not fly but acted as Air Boss and was generous enough to loan Gary Ludeke his 172 when the 172 that Gary was flying had an electrical malfunction. An much thanks to the ground crew of Don, Mat, Jason, Rod (and I know I am forgetting someone) for making the smooth transition from one rider to another. Everyone believes that the Saturday meeting before the event was the reason everything went so well (along with almost perfect weather!!) Next year improvements include having a cone placed with a Letter on it so that the YE’s know where to stay until their number is called, and signs to place in front of the waiting folks that say “Do not touch the airplanes unless the pilot OK’s it” and “Stay away from aircraft on startup”. We should also put up more snow fence to keep people from wandering over to the open hangars, and we could use a few more spare runners (who couldn’t!)

 Then our airport manager, Shelly Humble made an entrance and gave us her report on the building activity that will be occurring this fall on the runway. It will be closed from August 15th to September 28th. There will not be any billing to hangar tenants during this time. The emergency generators that the airport has ordered are now here and about to be installed. She has several grants that will be funded this year and early next. The plan is to construct another row of T hangars and have a bathroom in the building. She noted that we had 82 Pre-Registered YE’s and 44 walk-ins. Thanks Shelly as always

We have started our monthly breakfast on the 3rd Saturday of the month. Therefore, we need members to help make the fixings.  Walt Weischedel will bring his eggs and Bill Dewey will check on the rest of the supplies. The next breakfast will be on July 16th at the clubhouse starting at 9:00. Eggs, Bacon, Pancakes and Juice or Coffee for $8- a bargain!! We will be flying the Rain Check YE’s, so everyone who is qualified should bring their airplane. See you there!!

The checkbook balance is now $1697.52 so we are gaining a bit now that we are having breakfast again.

There being no other business, President Johnson introduced former member Allen Weider, (Chapter 1457 member now), who gave a great presentation on re-building an RV-9 that he acquired. He had already built an RV-8 and RV-12 so he thought this might be pretty quick. Boy was he wrong! Almost everything on the airplane needed to be re-done. He spent an enormous amount of time and effort and was finally able to finish it and sell it. Thanks for the great slides of the before and after. He is quite a craftsman!

There being no other business the meeting was adjourned at 8:30PM

Respectfully submitted,

Randall Stout, Secretary/ Treasurer

Comments Off on Meeting Minutes from the 7/5/2022 Meeting

Comments are closed.