Apr 05

Reminder, April Chapter 31 meeting

Just a reminder, we are having our Chapter 31 meeting Wednesday, April 6th at 7:00pm at the chapter club house at the south end of the Creswell Airport. We will be having hamburgers and hot dogs at 6:00 with the cost being $8.00.

Brendan O’Mara with Crazed Pilot will be giving a presentation on pilot currency.

We will need to discuss Young Eagles as well as re-starting our Saturday breakfasts beginning the 3rd Saturday of April.

I had mentioned that Shelly was going to give us an update on the runway paving. However she will not be able to make it as she will be out of town.

Hope to see everyone there.

Apr 03

Reminder, Chapter 31 meeting April 6th

Reminding everyone of our EAA Chapter 31 meeting on Wednesday April 6th at 7:00pm. We will be meeting at the Chapter 31 club house at the south end of the Creswell airport.

Please bring anything you may have to share or show and tell.

Brendon with Crazed Pilot will tell us about his company’s services for pilot currency.

Shelly Humble will be giving us update on the airport runway project.

Some initial coordination and discussion for the Young Eagles will also take place.

Please come early for dinner at 6:00, cost is $8.

Thank you, Rod Johnson

Mar 08

Meeting Minutes from the 3/2/2022 meeting

Meeting Minutes from the 3/2/2022 meeting.

President Rod Johnson, V.P. Eric Farry and Secretary/ Treasurer Randy Stout as officers were present when the Meeting started at 7:04PM at the clubhouse in Creswell. There were 12 Members and 2 guests in attendance.

Dinner was prepared by Past President Pat Dodson, V.P. Eric Farry and President Rod Johnson, and consisted of Hot Dogs and Hamburgers, salad, Cookies and a drink- for $8.!!

President Rod Johnson called the meeting to order and invited his guest, James Collett and his cousin to give their presentation on their recent acquisition of a KR-2.

 James gave a nice talk about how he came about acquiring this KR-2 (something to do with a trade for a pickup!) and his work on it. It was originally built in 2004, and then rebuilt (partially) in 2016. They are chasing some gremlins in the carburetor and a few other things necessary to get it airworthy. He is a low time pilot so was encouraged to get a lot of instruction before hopping into this little hot rod. We were invited and joined him after the meeting to look over his airplane in order to help with ideas and suggestions. Thanks James!

It was decided to start with our monthly breakfast on the 3rd Saturday of the month starting in April. We will need someone to step up to cook and will finalize the staff at the next meeting.

Treasurer Stout noted again that Dues for 2022 are due now, and that many of the folks in attendance have paid them. If you cannot attend the meetings (due to Covid or schedule), it would be much appreciated if you would send a check made out to “EAA Chapter 31” for $25 and send this to:

86277 Panorama Road, Springfield, OR  97478

The checkbook balance is now $1173.67so we could really use the funds for our normal expenses.

Secretary Stout has contacted EAA National about hosting our website and emailing all the pilots in our area when we have an event or meeting. Unfortunately, they do not have a way to email all our members out of the web site, so he will just have to renew the old web site until a better option is found. He would also like to find a “sparkplug” person who is interested in heading the build on a new Carbon Cub that the club can take on as a project. Paul Beuhler has indicated an interest. Know anyone else who wants to help???

Dave Eason then rose and asked the group if they knew of a 20’ trailer available for him to go and get a Sportsman 2+2. If so, give him a call.

There being no other business the meeting was adjourned at 7:35PM and everyone went over to James hanger and took a good look at his KR-2

Respectfully submitted,

Randall Stout, Secretary/ Treasurer

Mar 01

Final reminder, March EAA Chapter 31 meeting

Remember, we will be having our meeting Wednesday March 2nd at 7:00pm at the Chapter 31 club house at the south end of the Creswell airport.

We will be serving dinner at 6:00pm with a cost of $8.00 per meal.

We will be having a presentation from a KR-2 builder. If you have anything you would like to share, please bring it to the meeting.

Feb 27

March EAA Chapter 31 meeting

Reminder, we will be having our March Chapter 31 meeting Wednesday, 03/02/2022 at 7:00pm. We will be meeting at the Chapter 31 club house at the south end of the Creswell airport. Please bring anything you may have to share or show and tell.

Dinner will be at 6:00pm and cost will be $8.00.

Thank you, Rod Johnson

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Feb 02

February Chapter 31 meeting tonight

Just a reminder, we are having our February Chapter 31 meeting tonight at 7:00pm. Dinner will be a 6:00 with a cost $8. The meeting is at the south end of the Creswell airport in the Chapter 31 club house.

Just a note, Randy Stout will not be at the meeting tonight as he has tested positive for covid. Just wanted to let people know in case anyone has had contact with Randy.

Jan 17

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Jan 14

Meeting Minutes from the 1/5/2022 meeting

Meeting Minutes from the 1/5/2022 meeting.

President Pat Dodson, V.P. Rod Johnson and Secretary/ Treasurer Randy Stout as officers were present when the Meeting started at 7:03PM at the clubhouse in Creswell. There were 9 Members and one guest in attendance.

Dinner was prepared by President Pat Dodson and John Kuehl, and consisted of Hot Dogs and Hamburgers, salad, Cookies and a drink- for the still amazing price of $8- a great meal!!

The first order of business was to accept nominations from the floor for Vice President, Secretary and Treasurer for the next 2 years. There being no nominations, the previously nominated members were identified as Eric Farry- Vice President and Randy Stout- Secretary and Treasurer. No objections were noted, and since all nominations were un-opposed, all candidates were elected into their offices to start immediately.

Now Past President Pat Dodson then turned the meeting over to new President Rod Johnson. His first order of business was to ask the Airport Manager for her report.

 Shelly then gave her talk about what is happening at the airport:

COAR Grants Updates:  Generators have a tentative arrival date of February 2022.  Still working on purchasing EOC equipment.

AIP Grants Update:  Design is almost complete, project will go out for RFP (request for proposals) in January.  The project is estimated to take 45 days – and the tentative runway close time is August 15th – September 28th.  Will update more as known.  Project breakdown – 4.7 million project, FAA money will pay for all but NAVAIDS ($200,00) that carries a 10% match.

 Airport Manager has applied for a COAR grant for the match, if awarded, Airport would be responsible for 1% of match or $20,000.  Airport Manager also applied for a Connect Oregon grant for the match, if received, no funds will be required of the airport fund.

Pat Dodson is now on the Airport Commission.  Airport Commission work session was held on November 17th to review the current Rules and Regulations.  Next Airport Commission meeting is January 19th at 5:30 p.m. at City Hall.

Display case has been updated, come check it out.  There are now shelves that have aviation history.

Thanks as always Shelly!!

It was decided to start with our monthly breakfast on the 3rd Saturday of the month starting in April. We will need someone to step up for the meal in February (assuming that Covid does not shut us down for dinner or breakfast).

With sadness the passing of Wilbur Heath was noted and a memorial service is planned for him on 1/23/2022 at the Oregon Aviation Historical Museum in Cottage Grove.

Treasurer Stout noted that Dues for 2022 are due now, and that many of the folks in attendance have paid them. If you cannot attend the meetings (due to Covid or schedule), it would be much appreciated if you would send a check made out to “EAA Chapter 31” for $25 and send this to:

86277 Panorama Road, Springfield, OR  97478

The checkbook balance is now $1480.47, but a payment for our yearly EAA national dues and insurance of $595 will have to be made soon. We delayed this payment until after elections in order to make an accurate report.

Secretary Stout will contact EAA National about hosting our website and emailing all the pilots in our area when we have an event or meeting. He would like to find a “sparkplug” person who is interested in heading the build on a new Carbon Cub that the club can take on as a project. Know anyone???

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

Respectfully submitted,

Randall Stout, Secretary/ Treasurer

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