Meeting Minutes from the 5/3/2023 meeting

Meeting Minutes from the 5/3/2023 meeting.

President Rod Johnson, V.P. Eric Farry and Secretary/ Treasurer Randy Stout as officers were present when the Meeting started at 7:04 PM at the clubhouse in Creswell. There were 14 Members, and two guests in attendance. Our guests were Mike Babcock ( who lives in Lakeside, has a hangar in Cottage Grove and flies a RANS S-21, and Mike McCollum ( , a just soloed pilot and retired from Roseburg Lumber. Welcome to you both!

Bill Dewey, President Rod Johnson, and Past President Pat Dodson prepared dinner, with VP Eric Farry helping with the hamburger patties and Paul Buehler cooking. It consisted of Excellent Hamburgers, Hot dogs, 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 everyone to adjourn to the back 40 (before the rain hit) to get a good look at Pat Dodson’s just completed (but not yet flying) Hummelbird. This was a wonderful experience to see a (plans, not kit) well-built aircraft. Seemingly small enough to keep in your front room, this airplane looks and sounds like a mini fighter. Pat then gave a quick outline of the path he traveled to get this plane done (In 10 years of challenging work!) Well done Pat!!

Shelly Humble was a no-show for a report, but it was noted that the runway is now open, although the PAPI is not working.

I will be ordering a brick for Rusty Bartels’ memorial and Shelly has confirmed several other names for bricks that we will be ordering. We have over the needed five bricks to place an order, but if you know of a brick you have been thinking about purchasing, now is a great 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.

Secretary Stout noted that dues are due for 2023, and several folks came forward with their $25. Thanks! If you cannot 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 May 20th 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 $1445.25.

John Kuehl then projected The Monthly National Chapter Magazine.

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

Respectfully submitted,

Randall Stout, Secretary/ Treasurer

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