July 1st, 2009 meeting

The meeting started with our normally great hamburger/hotdog/ (Special 4th of July edition with potato salad!) Bar-B-Q at 6:00.

Meeting called to order at 7:08 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. One of the guests joined the club, so welcome next month Chris Winslow! We also had as a guest a very nice young man, Alex Munsel, a 16 yr. old student of Dorothy Schick, who made a good impression on everyone.

Tom Cunningham passed around a flyer advertising his brothers Hurricane Ultralight, located in Jano (Antelope Valley) Call Tom for more info at 541-895-2745.

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. Bill will make up a total budget and get it approved before starting on the project next month.

Secretary Randy Stout noted that the clubhouse experienced a power failure earlier in the week when an EPUD fuse blew. We lost the frozen items and some of the cold items in the Fridges, but most were ready to go anyway. Ben will restock with fresh stuff.

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 for a local supplier in case it needs to be returned if it doesn’t put out enough lumens.

President Ben then spoke about the next breakfast to be held, an event where chapter 31 will be serving breakfast and lunch at the Oregon Aviation Museum at Cottage Grove. A call for volunteers was made, and many people rose to the occasion. This next breakfast/lunch is on the 18th of July. Please bring a large ice chest if you have one. Start of breakfast is 8:00-8:30 until 10:00, and lunch starts at 12:00 until 2:00. Dinner will be provided by others and is a pulled pork dinner for $15

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 have Randy 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 has 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.

President Ben and V.P. Bill will be flying 4 Young Eagles next week. Volunteers would be nice to help with the logistics.

V.P. Bill Dewey gave a quick report on the Hood River Museum Tour and noted that they will be having their fly-in on 9/11 to 9/13 of this year. He said that 200 antique and 300 regular aircraft were in attendance last year. He also noted that next weekend (starting on the 8th) will be the Arlington Fly-In for EAA.

There being no new business, the meeting was adjourned at 8:15 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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