June 3rd, 2009 meeting

The meeting should have started with our normally great hamburger/hotdog/ Chili Bar-B-Q at 6:00. Instead, our illustrious President Ben Hallert (Ben: Actually, it was Bill Dewey who made this happen, great idea!) brought in an Italian delight, with spaghetti, garlic bread etc. Good eats and conversation- as usual!

Meeting called to order at 7:10 PM by President Ben Hallert. V.P. Bill Dewey and Sec./Tres. Randy Stout were also present. The 16 members and guests in attendance then introduced themselves.

V.P. Bill Dewey gave a report on the construction progress for the new 12×16 cover over the BBQ area on the clubhouse deck. Bill said that he will need to pull a permit (at a cost of $150) and that the cover needs to be engineered (his daughter is going to help on this) to handle a snow load of 25 lbs/sqFt. He also is baffled and pleased that someone has delivered a nice number of acrylic panels for the project. Thanks to whoever has been so generous.

Ben reported on his research into the new projection TV system that will use our existing pull down screen. He needs to be comfortable that the lumens put out by a less expensive system will adequately project a good picture for the audience. He will continue with his research until next month.

Charlie Walker, a member of both local chapters, noted that 1457 will be on a field trip to Tim Talens hangar for a look see next Monday at 7:00 PM. He invited chapter 31 to attend. Randy offered to send a map to the hangar to both web sites for distribution.

President Ben then spoke about the last breakfast, where chapter 31 had to honor to serve (gratis) 22 Marine reserves, who were in town to help construct the gazebo at the Creswell ponds. It was a great turn out due to weather and some good advance word. Thanks to all the volunteers who worked so hard during this morning event. The next breakfast is on the 20th of June.

The Challenger II. was the next topic of discussion. Several people wanted to know if the chapter was liable if we built it and sold it. It was decided to ask EAA national’s legal department. Also, when can it get it LSA designation- now or only after it is airworthy. Most believe that the LSA is really an airworthiness certificate, so obviously it needs to be airworthy for this to happen. As of now, the club has decided that any work that is accomplished will be on non-essential parts of the plane until these liability matters are settled.

Ken Schmidt then asked to purchase the Bruce Curtis donated 6061 sheet aluminum in the clubhouse. He is going to look it over carefully then come up with a fair price. Matt Northway purchased the Motor Oil that was donated to the group for $20.

There being no new business, the meeting was adjourned at 7:55 and a brief workshop  was held to determine what project that the group will be working on with the Challenger II

Respectfully submitted,

Randall Stout
Secretary/ Treasurer

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