Meeting Minutes from the 4/5/2023 meeting

Meeting Minutes from the 4/5/2023 meeting.

President Rod Johnson, V.P. Eric Farry and Secretary/ Treasurer Randy Stout as officers were present when the Meeting started at 7:10 PM at the clubhouse in Creswell. There were 12 Members, and one guest in attendance. Ulrick Farry (Eric’s son and Caribou pilot) was our guest.

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

President Rod Johnson called the meeting to order. He asked for any old business: There being none that was urgent, he invited our wonderful airport manager, Shelly Humble, to give her report.

She spoke about the grants she has received for Ham operations, the gator and security cameras. She said that the airport closure is now firm for 4/10 at 7:00AM. She also noted that the new rules for parking cars in front of hangars will now be in effect. Essentially it means that you can park in front of your hangar while loading or unloading your aircraft, but you must pull the car into the hangar after the aircraft is out in order to leave it there while flying.

She also noted that she has been in contact with the new STEM teacher in Creswell and hopes to have a group of students at the airport to see what we do and the opportunities that they have to participate. She is also renewing her YE credentials with EAA National in order to help with our July 4th YE flying we do annually.  Thanks as always!

We have to order a brick for Rusty Bartels’ memorial and Shelly will confirm several other names for bricks that we will be ordering. We need 5 bricks to place an order, so if you know of a brick you have been thinking about purchasing, now is a good time.

Gary Ludeke rose to give a progress report on the YE model aircraft that the club has obtained. He met with the Creswell RC model flyer group, and they are onboard to help with this project. He will meet later this month to further plans to involve the kids with this build/fly program.

President Rod Johnson then discussed his attendance with the EAA Leadership meeting in Independence last month. He suggested that our need for programming is paramount to growth in the chapter, and that we need members to help in this area. We then need to use social media to get the word out. He also wanted to do audits of the financial health of the club and report back on his findings.

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 bringing eggs so Bill Dewey will buy any other supplies needed. The next breakfast will be on April 15th 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 $1325.25.

The Monthly National Chapter Magazine was then shown on the screen by John Kuehl. The new rule for flying off the hours on your new experimental aircraft was one of the main topics. It is now possible to reduce the 40 hours needed to obtain your unlimited airworthiness certificate by following a task based phase 1 flight testing that will also have your end up with a AOH that will be forever helpful to you or anyone you might sell the aircraft too. Thanks for the leadership EAA national!!

There being no other business the meeting was adjourned by President Johnson at 8:15PM

Respectfully submitted,

Randall Stout, Secretary/ Treasurer

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