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September 20, 2015 –  Family Air Adventure–10AM-4PM

Rain Date Sunday September 27, 2015

Here are some of the activities planned:

  • Airplane rides:  All day
  • Food and Drink: 11AM – 3 PM  Suggested Adults $6.oo, Children $3.00
  • Hamburgers, hot dogs, cole slaw, chips, cookies
  • ice cream sandwiches $2.00
  • RC Plane Displays
  • Life Guard Helicopter on display
  • Inflatable Bouncy House for kids
  • 50/50 Drawing  – Raffle Tickets for Piper Cub RC plane
  • Hayrack Rides
  • Lead horseback rides for kids
  • Face Painting
  • Bubble Pool/Hoola Hoop
  • Balsa wood airplanes for kids

October 17 – 11AM-4PM Annual Stockholder meeting and Pumpkin Splat

MINUTES of the August 19, 2015 Board of Directors Meeting

The meeting was called to order by President Tim Scheer at 6:30 PM.

OTHER BOARD MEMBERS PRESENT: Randy Stannard, Calvin Colony, and Karo Stigler

MEMBERS PRESENT: Don Nelson, Gary & Sharon Lust, Mike Mango, Terry Koehn, Chris Lenz and Paige, Brett Lenz, Al Schmidt, Merlin Weissheier, Jim Beeghly, Joe DeMaria, Mark and Jack Pettinger, and Mark Eads

The Minutes of the August 12, 2015 Board of Directors meeting were read by Karo. Randy moved with second by Calvin that the minutes be approved as read. Vote taken; Motion carried.

Treasurer’s Report: Randy gave a report on our financial status: same as last week; we’re okay.

Airplanes: Terry gave a report on the general status of our planes. Terry needs pilots to ferry planes to/from Duke’s.

NEW MEMBERS: A couple came out for intro rides, but haven’t joined . . . yet.

OLD BUSINESS:

Rick Treiber is home and is doing PT as an outpatient.

Scholarship students: Same as last week. Writtens have not been taken; checkrides not scheduled.

SEPTEMBER 20, 2015 Family Air Adventure: Mango gave an update on the festivities that will take place September 20, 2015 (rain date September 27, 2015) from 10:00 until 4:00. Beeghly will add this to our website and, hopefully, Mehrdad will get some flyers out.

NEW BUSINESS:

Ryan and Mark will figure out when the September session of ground school will start.

Don Nelson asked that if anyone gets into the crops to PLEASE let him know so he can contact Gary Swenka. It’s inconsiderate for us to not be up-front about it and tell him in advance of Gary finding out on his own.

Randy moved with second by Calvin to adjourn the meeting. Vote taken; Motion carried. Meeting adjourned at 6:44 PM.

 

MINUTES of the August 12, 2015 Board of Directors Meeting

The meeting was called to order by President Tim Scheer at 6:30 PM.

OTHER BOARD MEMBERS PRESENT: Randy Stannard, Bob Dunn, Calvin Colony, Ryan Story, and Karo Stigler

MEMBERS PRESENT: Don Nelson, Bob Dunn, Mike Mango, Terry Koehn, Chris Lenz and Paige, Brett Lenz, Al Kriegel, Merlin Weissheier, Jim Beeghly, and Doug Weihe

The Minutes of the August 5, 2015 Board of Directors meeting were read by Karo. Bob moved with second by Randy that the minutes be approved as read. Vote taken; Motion carried.

Treasurer’s Report: Randy gave a report on our financial status. We’re “doing reasonably well.”

Airplanes: Terry gave a report on the general status of our planes. Tim will annual the Chief next month.

NEW MEMBERS: Mark (dad) and Nick (son) Neihus. [NOTE: Mark is the person who brings his RC jet to our functions and gives fantastic demonstrations. WELCOME! Terry said there are two possible new members who will come out for intro rides soon.

OLD BUSINESS:

Rick Treiber will be going home this Friday and will continue his physical therapy as an outpatient. Work hard, Rick; we want you back soon!

Scholarship students: Same as last week. Writtens have not been taken; checkrides not scheduled.

SEPTEMBER 20, 2015 Family Air Adventure: Mango will give an update next week.

NEW BUSINESS:

The upper wing on Tim’s Smith Miniplane DSA-1 is done. YEA!

Bob moved with second by Randy to adjourn the meeting. Vote taken; Motion carried. Meeting adjourned at 6:50 PM.

 

MINUTES of the August 5, 2015 Board of Directors Meeting

The meeting was called to order by President Tim Scheer at 6:30 PM.

OTHER BOARD MEMBERS PRESENT: Randy Stannard, Bob Dunn and Calvin Colony

MEMBERS PRESENT: Don Nelson, Mike Mango, Terry Koehn, Chris Lenz and Paige, Brett Lenz, Trey Castillo and Ashley, Al Schmidt, Pat McCormick, Al Kriegel, Phil Dorothy, Merlin Weissheier and Mark Eads

GUESTS: Paul Hughes and a possible new member, Phil Gelman.

The Minutes of the July 29, 2015 Board of Directors meeting were read by Karo on the speaker phone. Bob moved with second by Randy that the minutes be approved as amended. Vote taken; Motion carried.

Treasurer’s Report: Randy gave a report on our financial status. After the sale of the third 150, we were able to pay off a short-term loan and some other bills, and even though the charge card bills built up as a result of the overhaul of the Arrow, we are in pretty good shape.

Airplanes: The airplanes are flying and there are only some minor issues. The Skyhawk will go in for its annual at the end of the month

OLD BUSINESS:

Kudos to Terry and Tim for having spent last Saturday rebuilding and adjusting the large hangar door so it opens completely and doesn’t hang up. Anyone moving airplanes into or out of the hangar should check clearances as they always do.

Scholarship students: Trey did his night cross-country last night and is almost ready to be signed off for his written test. Riley was to have taken his this week. They are both close to their checkrides and may be scheduled to do it on the same day.

NEW BUSINESS:

After Mike had his accident, he will be required to do a new checkride to stay in the game. He plans it soon.

Bob moved with second by Randy to adjourn the meeting. Vote taken; Motion carried. Meeting adjourned at 6:44 PM.

 

MINUTES of the July 29, 2015 Board of Directors Meeting

The meeting was called to order by President Tim Scheer at 6:30 PM.

OTHER BOARD MEMBERS PRESENT: Bob Dunn, Calvin Colony, and Karo Stigler

MEMBERS PRESENT: Don Nelson, Merlin Weissheier, Jerry Smithey, Chief CFII Terry Koehn, Mike Mango, Kent Johnson, Gary & Sharon Lust, Chris and Brett Lenz, Steve Smith, Jim Beeghly, and, of course, Mark Eads

The Minutes of the July 15, 2015 Board of Directors meeting were read by Karo. Bob moved with second by Karo that the minutes be approved as read. Vote taken; Motion carried. NOTE: No meeting was held July 22, 2015 as it was Oshkosh week.

OLD BUSINESS:

1. Treasurer’s Report: Terry gave a report on our financial status.

2. Airplanes: Terry reported on the general status of our airplanes.

3. Jerry Smithey has been at it again. Don said that because he couldn’t find any more airplanes to wash or lawns to mow, Jerry has painted our main office and brought in two 4-drawer file cabinets, a bookshelf, and a desk . . . all matching. It’s just beautiful. THANKS, JERRY! The old desks and file cabinets are up-for-grabs; first come, first serve.

4. Merlin Weissheier cleaned the entire end of the enclosed hangar (that was really gross . . . full of moldy, mildewy, and disgusting “stuff.” THANKS, MERLIN! Looks great!

5. Scholarship students: Terry reported that nothing’s new on Riley and Trey; same as last week.

NEW BUSINESS:

1. Long-time member and Board member Rick Treiber had a stroke last week and is expected to make a full recovery.

2. Mike Mango crashed his Luscombe.  The plane’s a total loss, but Mike and his passenger are pretty much okay (bumps, bruises, couple of stitches).

3. Don has a boat for sale starting at $200. It has a 1973 Johnson 65 hp motor and a good trailer; however, there’s no title. Contact Don if interested.

4. On July 19, 2015, Terry Koehn, o/b/o Green Castle, was interviewed for the feature story that was published July 21 in the Iowa DOT Office of Aviation News (see attached). It was a great interview and a very well-written story. Good job, Terry.

Bob moved with second by Karo to adjourn the meeting. Vote taken; Motion carried. Meeting adjourned at 6:53 PM.

 

 

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