Meeting Minutes from 3/6/2024 meeting

Meeting Minutes from the 3/6/2024 meeting.

President Eric Farry and Vice President Gary Ludeke along with Secretary/ Treasurer Randy Stout as officers were present when the Meeting started at 6:56 PM at the clubhouse in Creswell. There were 15 Members and three guests in attendance. One of our guests was our own airport manager, Shelly Humble. We also had a guest join us, Gary Stevenson. Welcome!!

Bill Dewey with several helpers prepared dinner, which consisted of Lasagna, French Bread, salads, Chips, Cookies, and a drink- for $8.00. It was even done and ready early this month!!Thanks guys!

President Eric Farry called the meeting to order. He asked Shelly Humble to give her report on Creswell Airport.

She spoke about the new parking lot semi adjacent to the clubhouse. Thanks Joel and City crew!

She is working to complete 2 CORE grants and received approval on 2 CORE grants which include EOC Operations Center, two security gates, other gates and runway lights and tree removal on the end of thirty-four. She is also working on an ARPA grant for the new wastewater treatment plant and was hoping to break ground this spring on the new north taxiways. As she mentioned before, there needs to be an FAA Approved Site evaluation (environmental study) done on potential Salmon impacts of these taxiways. She has received approval for the grant for resiliency with two lighted crosses, four barricades, two balloon lights, and an auto keypad for the gates. Water and Sewer for the North Hangars are due to be connected soon.

She also noted that Creswell High School will be having some field trips to the airport toward the end of March or early April. The (7-9) camera system should be installed by the end of the month, with Douglas Fast Net and EPUD working to add redundant power and internet service with a new line that will run parallel to the freeway. If that was not enough, there are plans to remodel the office with new laminate flooring, wall covering and ceiling treatments. Thanks Shelly- you are a dynamo!

Remember our next monthly breakfast will (as always) be on the 3rd Saturday of the month. We need members to help make the fixings. Walt Weischedel is bringing eggs. The next breakfast will be on March 16th, 2024, at the clubhouse starting at 9:00. Eggs, Bacon, Pancakes and Juice or Coffee for $8- a bargain!! See you there!

The checkbook balance at the beginning of the month is $1610.25.

Secretary Stout then noted that Dues are Due from everyone for 2024 ($25). If you are unable to attend a meeting to give him the dues, please mail them to:  EAA Chapter 31, 86277 Panorama Rd., Springfield, OR 97478. He also gave a brief report on the status of the clubhouse lease and YE insurance coverage.

President Farry noted that next month we will have Ray Beverly speak about his experiences flying the B-52, T-38, and several other birds of note (Probably his RV-8!) Cannot wait to hear from this very experienced DPE.

Gary Ludeke was then asked to take the floor and discuss the results of the “Build and Fly” RC model build that the club purchased early last year. He showed us pictures of the kids and South Lane crew building on the airplane and expressed his pleasure at its’ progress. He then spoke about the Super Cub project that the club was given and after some discussion it was agreed that no actual work would be done until after the YE Build and Fly airplane was completed. He asked Pat Dodson and Walt Weischedel to survey the project and produce both a list of problems to be overcome and (if desired) a plan on how to begin the project.

Lastly, Gary noted that the club has $715.00 in Young Eagle money from EAA national. He presented a slide show of several possible uses for the money with his recommendation that we purchase a set of restaurant style pagers to alert YE riders when their turn has arrived. He also noted that we need a printer (in order not to have to use Shelly’s this year). After some discussion it was decided that he and Jaken Messer would begin to pursue both these purchases. Thanks, Gary, for all your work!

After this presentation Gary fired up the computer and we were shown the March EAA Video magazine.

There being no other business the meeting was adjourned by President Farry at 8:14PM.

Respectfully submitted,

Randall Stout, Secretary/ Treasurer

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