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EAA Chapter 87 Minutes of Meeting Dated November 10, 2015 Submitted by Richard DeVito – Secretary

The November meeting was held at Brunswick Executive Airport. President Charlie Gabelmann called the meeting to order at 1930.


The Secretaries report was not read since it was previously published on the chapter web site. It was accepted as published.


Tom Muller reported that the bank balance on 10/31/15 was $5204.06. We currently have 43 members in the chapter. The report was accepted as submitted


Chapter members elected the following individuals as Officers for 2015 following a motion by Everett Perkins, with a second by Russell Keith. The motion was approved with ten (10) votes for, and one (1) opposed.

President Charlie Gabelmann

Vice President Tom Fisher

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


Jim Brown and his two sons attended our meeting and Jim joined our chapter. Jim flew out of Brunswick as a Navy pilot and currently pilots a 737. He has purchased an Acro Sport and it is currently undergoing a repair and refurbishment

Tom Muller brought up the issue of fund raising for the chapter. While we have received annual grants from State Farm Insurance, these may be ending with the retirement of Paul Caparratto. Tom suggested a three (3) person committee to meet starting in January 2016, with recommendations to the chapter in March 2016. This was approved unanimously by the members.

The Aviation forum for 2016 will be held at Owls Head Transportation Museum in February. Our chapter will supply coffee for the event.


Tom Muller reported he has completed the slats and flaperons for his Zenith 750. He also completed a rework on the nose wheel fairing on his RV-9A.

Don Card is working on the right wing of his Zenith Cruzer. He has his Zenith 750 advertised for sale in Barnstormers, and must sell that plane to have the funds to complete the Cruzer.

Russell Keith reported he is working with a pilots group at Lewiston Auburn airport, mainly to promote use of the airport.


The meeting was adjourned at 2037.


The December meeting will consist of the annual Chapter Christmas Party, and will be Pot Luck. Presents will not be exchanged. All members along with wives and significant others are encouraged to attend. The party will be held on Saturday December 5th in the upstairs meeting room in the terminal building a Brunswick Executive Airport (KBXM) commencing at 1730 hours.

The Chapter will provide plates, glasses, cups, napkins, soft drinks, etc. Alcohol is allowed but members must bring their own drinks. Please bring a salad, main dish, or dessert that will serve six.