Minutes:Oct2010

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EAA Chapter 87

Minutes of Meeting Dated October 12 , 2010

Submitted by Richard DeVito - Secretary


The October meeting was held at the Old Bowdoin School. President Charlie Gabelmann called the Meeting to order at 1925 with a quorum of Board Members in attendance.

1. SECRETARIES REPORT

The Secretaries report for the September meeting was approved as posted on the chapter web site, after a motion by Tom Muller, and a second by Richard Wood.

2. TREASURERS REPORT

Tom Muller reported a bank balance on 9/30/10 at $5,243.64. We have a total of 44 members with dues waived for 2. Richard Wood made a motion to accept the treasurer’s report and Mark Hayden seconded. The motion passed unanimously.

3. YOUNG EAGLES

Everett Perkins reported on the Oct 2 Young Eagles event at Wiscasset that was cancelled due to high winds. He passed out contact information for some of the kids that were at Wiscasset, and advised we could contact them, and fly them as young Eagles at our convenience. Everett confirmed we are covered by EAA National insurance under the Young Eagles program. Everett requested we report any kids flown to him so he can advise other chapter 87 members.

4. OLD BUSINESS

Charlie Gabelmann canvassed the members on interest in a meeting with Dave Pepple in a question/answer format. It was generally decided that there was sufficient interest, and Charlie will try to set something up in 2011.

In reference to a proposed recognition for Charlie Gablelmann’s service to the chapter, Richard Wood provided cost information for memorial bricks at the EAA center in Oshkosh. The chapter is certainly appreciative of the Charlie’s dedication and service, but there was some concern on the costs for the memorial bricks. Charlie commented that he appreciated the thought, but did not feel the chapter should move forward on this proposal. Richard Wood withdrew his proposal.

5. NEW BUSINESS

Charlie Gabelmann stated that we would nominate and elect Chapter 87 Officers for 2011 at our November meeting.

The tentative date for the December meeting and Christmas party is Saturday December 4. Gary Bergendoff will check on availability of the Old Bowdoin School.

Charlie Gabelmann reported that 2011 calendars are available for purchase from EAA National. It was noted that cheaper alternatives for personalized calendars are available, and there was no interest by the members in the EAA National calendars. Russell Keith agreed to obtain pricing information for a personalized 2012 calendar for the chapter.

There was some discussion on the need to re-register your airplane. The due date is a function of the original registration date, and members were advised to check FAA web site.

Leo Leclair reported he had received a note from the parents of Zachary Daigel thanking the chapter for sponsoring him for ACE Camp. Leo suggested we might consider Zachary’s brother Isaac for next year, if no other candidate is nominated. Isaac is in an aviation class Leo is teaching for the Eagle Scout program.

Leo reported he had done three inspections in the last month. One was a Legal Eagle aircraft, for which he did not feel qualified, and solicited the assistance of Grady Sharpe. Grady found several serious problems that require correction.

Several members reported on the progress of their projects. Tom Fisher reported that he had completed all required FAA modifications on his Zenair 601, and the plane in now just out of the paint shop.

Richard Wood passed around a ball level he had made based on instruction in Sport Aviation.

6. ADJOURNMENT

Tom Fisher made a motion to adjourn the meeting and Everett Perkins seconded. The motion passed unanimously, and the meeting was adjourned at 2055.

NOVEMBER MEETING

The November meeting will be held on Nov 9 at the Old Bowdoin School, 1201 South Main Street (Route 125) starting at 1930. Directions to the school—

From the North, take I-295 south to exit 37 at Bowdoinham. Turn right at the exit and then take the first right onto 125 South. Continue about 1.8 miles to Rte 201. Cross Rte 201 and continue on Rte 125 for an additional 0.8 miles. The school is on the left. Look for a large white fence. If desired, you can take Rte 201 to Rte 125 rather than using I-295. There are flashing lights at the intersection of 201 and 125.

From the South, take I-295 north to exit 37 at Bowdoinham. Turn left at the exit and then take the first right onto 125 South. Continue about 1.8 miles to Rte 201. Cross Rte 201 and continue on Rte 125 for an additional 0.8 miles. The school is on the left. Look for a large white fence. If desired, you can take Rte 201 to Rte 125 rather than using I-295. There are flashing lights at the intersection of 201 and 125.

From Bowdoinham, follow 125 South (Main St) past I-295 to Rte 201. Cross 201 and proceed 0.8 miles to the school