EAA Chapter 87 Minutes of Meeting Dated March 11, 2015 Submitted by Richard DeVito – Secretary
The March meeting was held at Brunswick Executive Airport. President Charlie Gabelmann called the meeting to order at 1930.
1. SECRETARIES REPORT
Members present accepted and approved the meeting minutes as posted on the chapter web site.
2. TREASURER’S REPORT
Tom Muller reported that the bank balance on 02/28/15 was $4988.23. Ten (10) members have paid 2015 dues to date. The 2014 annual report and 2014 tax return have been filed.
3. OLD BUSINESS
Charlie Gabelmann reported that the Aviation Forum was well attended with a lot of good information provided. The Owl’s Head Transportation Museum will not be available next year. The forum could possibly be held at Brunswick Executive. Items of interest follow:
Steve Welsh reported the Biddeford hangar is going well for their chapter and generating income. Members discussed ways chapter 87 might generate income. Leo Leclair suggested offering a raffle at BIW of something like a Home Depot gift certificate. Leo felt raffles such as this would be easy to sell.
ACE Camp is thriving and will be held again in 2015.
A bill to eliminate the Class III medical for pilots has been introduced in congress and AOPA is optimistic it will pass.
Maine AWOS systems are being updated and will be temporarily shut down and unavailable.
An air show will be held at Brunswick Executive airport Labor Day week end.
A sea plane camp in will be held on May 30.
EAA 87 will participate in a Fly In on June 20 under the sponsorship of MRRA. We will conduct Young Eagle flights and have an FAA Safety Seminar, but will not judge participating aircraft. Marty might make available use of the Parks and Recreation building, but vendors and aircraft would be excluded. An FAA Safety seminar and chili cook off will be held on March 15th at Wiscasset.
Charlie distributed EAA National awards to Richard DeVito, Russell Keith, and Tom Muller for their participation during 2014.
4. NEW BUSINESS
ACE Camp. - After much discussion, Tom Muller made the following motion: EAA 87 will provide a minimum of ½ scholarships to both Portland and Bangor, to a maximum of full scholarships less $100 to both. The motion was seconded and passed unanimously. In the event EAA 87 does not have named candidates, ½ scholarships will be donated to Ace Camp organizers.
Tom Muller stated it had been too cold to work on his 750. Leo Leclair purchased a 67 Mustang that he hopes to restore.
The meeting was adjourned at 2100.
The April meeting will be held on Tuesday April 14 in the FBO building at Brunswick Executive Airport (KBMEX) commencing at 1930.