EAA Chapter 87
Minutes of Meeting Dated January 9, 2018
Submitted by Richard DeVito – Secretary
The January meeting was held at Brunswick Executive Airport. President Charlie Gabelmann called the meeting to order at 1905.
1. SECRETARIES REPORT
The Secretaries report was not read since it was previously published on the chapter web site. It was accepted as published.
2. TREASURER’S REPORT
Tom Muller reported that the bank balance on 12/31/17 was $5,354.84, with a cash balance of $45.50. We have a total of 34 members with 33 paid and 1 waived. The report was accepted as submitted.
Tom stated that our financial posture is not as strong as we would need with the loss of a large annual donation by State Farm Insurance. After much discussion, he made a motion to change our annual dues from $20 to $30. It was seconded by Russell Keith and approved unanimously.
3. EAA NATIONAL AWARDS
Charlie presented 2017 service awards from EAA National to chapter officers present at the meeting.
4. ELECTION OF OFFICERS FOR 2018
This vote is normally done at our November meeting, but was delayed due to weather cancellations. Chapter members voted in the following individuals as Officers for 2018:
President Charlie Gabelmann
Vice President Dj Merrill
Secretary Richard DeVito
Treasurer Tom Muller
Young Eagles Coordinator Russell Keith
Newsletter Editor Mark Hayden
Class A Director Scott Royal
Class B Director Everett Perkins
Class C Director Leo Leclair
5. OLD BUSINESS
Leo Leclair collected some of the outstanding tickets and monies for the $500 raffle. Five tickets from one individual are still outstanding so the drawing will be delayed pending contact with the individual.
6. NEW BUSINESS
Charlie advised than a two place T Bird 2 ultra light was damaged recently at Wiscasset airport. The aircraft is insured, and the owner has offered the plan to the chapter as a donation. It has a low time 582 Rotex and a ballistic parachute. After much discussion, members voted to pass on the acquisition as no one was available to handle disposition.
Charlie reported that the annual Aviation Forum will be held at the Owl’s Head Transportation Museum on Saturday February 17 with a rain date of February 18. The chapter will provide coffee for the event.
A meeting will be held on Thursday January 11 at hangar 6, Brunswick Executive Airport starting at 1800 hours to discuss the formation of a flying club at Brunswick airport. The meeting is open to all, and pizza will be available.
Dj Merrill reported he has sold his Sportsman project and plans to use the money to install a controllable prop for his Glastar. This will allow him to put the plane on floats.
Everett Perkins is working on a carbon fiber bi-plane, and has purchased an engine for the project from the Czech Republic.
The meeting was adjourned at 2105
The February meeting will be held in conjunction with the Aviation Forum at Owls Head Transportation Museum on Saturday February 17. In the event of cancellation due to weather, the event will be held on the 18th. Registration begins at 0930 hours, and the forum runs from 1000 to 1600 hours.