Friends of Green Castle

December 23rd, 2013

The club would like to hear from anyone who has ever done anything out at the airport.  The following is a link to a quick survey.  Please help us by filling it out and passing it along to others who have been or are at Green Castle.

If you have any questions or issues please email Ryan Story.

Take the survey.

The direct web address to the survey is http://goo.gl/g6T9hE

Please share it with others.

Thanks,

Green Castle Aero Club Board of Directors

MINUTES of the July 23, 2014 Board of Directors Meeting

August 7th, 2014

The meeting was called to order by President Tim Scheer at 6:31 PM.

OTHER BOARD MEMBERS PRESENT: Bob Dunn, Treasurer Randy Stannard, Vice-President Rick Treiber, and Secretary Karo Stigler

MEMBERS PRESENT: Don Nelson, Em Norden, Mike Mango, Chief Flight Instructor Terry Koehn, Tomasz & Izabela Korwel, Dave White, Al Schmidt, Dick Minnett, Jim Beeghly, and Mark Eads

The Minutes of the July 16, 2014 Board of Directors meeting were read by Karo. Bob moved with second by Rick that the minutes be approved as corrected. Vote taken; Motion carried.

Chef Mike Mango said that all money collected for tonight’s meal tonight will go to the lawnmower fund.

OLD BUSINESS:
1. Treasurer’s Report: Randy reported we have $5,000 in the bank, all Visa bills are paid, 478′s annual is paid off, and we need fuel. All of this will wipe out the balance. Terry said we need to make it a high priority to start looking into purchasing a new snow plow, and the Arrow will need an overhaul this winter . . . both of which will be very costly.
2. Airplanes: The general status of the planes was discussed.
3. Now that scholarship student Riley Lowe and CFI Ryan Story are back from summer travels, Riley will start flying on his scholarship.
4. Dates for Events: Gary and Sharon Lust’s Blue Grass Party: August 9 with music at 6:00 PM preceded by a meal (meat, beans and lemonade will be provided; bring a dish to share and BYOB); Swisher Men’s Club Car Show: September 13 (rain date September 14); Family Fun Day Adventure: September 14 (rain date September 21).
5. Izabela said we can use her pictures of our taildraggers for advertising.
6. Discussion was held re Matt Prather’s idea of painting a green stripe at the bottom of our hangars and doors. We all liked the idea; however, we’ve got to start saving for a new plow and the Arrow’s overhaul.

NEW BUSINESS:
1. NO MEETING NEXT WEEK (IT’S OSHKOSH WEEK)!
2. We didn’t add any new members this week.
3. Mike said if anyone wants to have a wing (chicken) night, just let him know.

Bob moved with second by Randy to adjourn the meeting. Vote taken; Motion carried. Meeting adjourned at 6:55 PM.

MINUTES of the July 16, 2014 Board of Directors Meeting

July 24th, 2014

The meeting was called to order by President Tim Scheer at 6:52 PM.

OTHER BOARD MEMBERS PRESENT: Bob Dunn, Treasurer Randy Stannard, and Secretary Karo Stigler

MEMBERS PRESENT: Don Nelson, Chris Lenz (and Paige), Brett Lenz, Mike Mango, Chief Flight Instructor Terry Koehn, Patrick, Susan, and Brendan McCormick, Tomasz & Izabela Korwel, Dave White, Andy Carpenter, Al Schmidt, and Mark Eads
The Minutes of the July 9, 2014 Board of Directors meeting were read by Karo. Rick with second by Bob that the minutes be approved as read. Vote taken; Motion carried.

Tonight’s meal was prepared by Dave White, who said that all money collected tonight will go to the purchase of a new lawnmower. THANKS, DAVE!

OLD BUSINESS:
1. Treasurer’s Report: Randy reported we have a decent balance in our account; all bills can be paid and are current without issues and we have a little left over. We still have a plane in the shop (157) and we’ll have a bill on that as well as one for 478.
2. Airplanes: The general status of the planes was discussed. 478′s back and is back in the line-up. 157’s at Duke’s.
3. Dates for Events: Fly-In/Drive-In Brunch: July 20 from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM; Gary and Sharon Lust’s Blue Grass Party: August 9 with music at 6:00 PM preceded by a meal (meat, beans and lemonade will be provided; bring a dish to share and BYOB); Swisher Men’s Club Car Show: September 13 (rain date September 14); Family Fun Day Adventure: September 14 (rain date September 21).
4. Mike Mango said member Tom Shreves donated $1,000 toward the broaster (THANKS TOM!!!), so we paid off Don’s loan ($800), and we still have enough money in our kitchen fund to finance our expenses for this Sunday’s fly-in/drive-in brunch. THANKS AGAIN, TOM!
5. Mike said he’s received only six RSVPs for this Sunday’s fly-in/drive-in brunch. Mike still needs people to help Jeff Scheer, Johnita, and him (Mike) cook. He also needs help with the clean-up, traffic, and parking, etc. We’ll have airplane rides. Suggested donations: airplane rides-$20; brunch-$10 adults and $5 kids. The Chief (pilot-Chris Lenz), 172, 180 (pilot-Randy Stannard), and T-Craft (pilot & owner-Tim Scheer) are in the line-up for taking people up.
NEW BUSINESS:
1. MIKE MANGO GOT HIS SPORT LICENSE TODAY! CONGRATS, MIKE!
2. Andy Carpenter FINALLY got his Zenith 701 done and flew it here tonight. It’s just beautiful! Andy said it was two years in the shop and 13 months working on it.

Bob moved with second by Rick to adjourn the meeting. Vote taken; Motion carried. Meeting adjourned at 7:14 PM.

MINUTES of the July 9, 2014 Board of Directors Meeting

July 17th, 2014

The meeting was called to order by President Tim Scheer at 6:39 PM.

OTHER BOARD MEMBERS PRESENT: Treasurer Randy Stannard, CFI Ryan Story, and Secretary Karo Stigler

MEMBERS PRESENT: Don Nelson, Chris Lenz, Brett Lenz, Mike Mango, Chief Flight Instructor Terry Koehn, Patrick, Susan, and Brendan McCormick, Jim Beeghly, Tomasz & Izabela Korwel, Scott Pearson, Dave White, Joe Demaria, James Jensen, Matt & June Prather, and Mark Eads

GUESTS: Jeff, Mindi, Olivia, & Isaac Jorgenson

The Minutes of the July 2, 2014 Board of Directors meeting were read by Karo. Randy moved with second by Ryan that the minutes be approved as read. Vote taken; Motion carried.

OLD BUSINESS:
1. Treasurer’s Report: Randy reported that we have a balance in the bank right now that will just about pay all our bills; everybody (Duke, fuel, etc.) is (or will be) paid. Everything is current; we don’t have any extra cash, but we’re current. Terry said dues are starting to come in.
2. Airplanes: The general status of the planes was discussed. 478′s still at Duke’s.
3. Dates for Events: Fly-In/Drive-In Brunch: July 20 from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM; Gary and Sharon Lust’s Blue Grass Party: August 9 with music at 6:00 PM preceded by a meal (meat, beans and lemonade will be provided; bring a dish to share and BYOB); Family Fun Day Adventure: September 14 (rain date September 21).
4. Some of the equipment Terry and Ryan mentioned it would be nice to have on hand have been donated by Charles Wendt’s daughter, Natasha, who donated four headsets, a GPS, a portable radio, etc. These were items once used by Cello, and we sincerely appreciate them being donated to the club.
5. Mike Mango said the kitchen fund has $150 in it. Matt Prather will donate the use of a pizza oven. Thanks, Matt. Mike also said that we’ll need several volunteers (traffic, parking, set-up, clean-up, etc.) to help out at the July 20 fly-in/drive-in brunch on July 20. Rick Treiber was volunteered by everyone to run the 50/50 drawing. Mark will do his usual parking job. It was decided we’ll offer airplane rides as a fund-raising activity. Kathy Barry will provide her absolutely delicious homemade cinnamon rolls. Mike said the other items on the menu will be scrambled eggs, pancakes, sausage, juice, and fruit. Mike would like members to RSVP to him so he can get a general idea of the number who’ll be attending. Karo will send an email.
NEW BUSINESS:
1. Chris Lenz got his tailwheel endorsement, and he’s good-to-go in the Chief. CONGRATS, CHRIS!
2. Don said that after flying the Chief, we should stuff the foam and rags back into the cowling as the birds keep building their nests in it. Chris said they cleaned the debris out in the back hangar, and by the time they got the plane pushed out to the front, the birds had already started building again. If you take the “stuffing” out before you fly . . . please put it back in post-flight. Thanks.
3. The Swisher Men’s Club is having their annual car show on September 13 (rain date: September 14), 2014. This is an awesome event that the whole town gets involved in. More than 200 cars are expected with trophies being awarded in several categories, a 50/50 drawing will take place, plenty of food and beverages will be on hand, and t-shirts will be for sale. There will be various activities throughout the day that will provide fun for all. We’ll coordinate a fly-over. By the way, the Swisher Men’s Club donated $500 to our scholarship program, so it would really be nice if Green Castle could have a nice showing of support for this fun event.
4. Tim’s been wanting a picture of all our taildraggers taken from the tower. We understand Izabela has taken on this task. Good luck on the climb, Izabela!
5. Our lawnmowers continue to die, and some have died many times. Discussion was held whether we should increase monthly dues by $5.00 per member for six months or ask for donations and see how much we can raise to purchase a new mower. Randy moved with second by Ryan that we send an email asking for donations that will go toward a new mower. Vote taken; Motion carried. Also, if anyone knows of a mower with a 6-foot or wider deck with zero-turn that we could have, let the office know.
6. Discussion was held re putting an ad in the “Gazette” re Green Castle teaching tailwheel, obtaining a sport pilot rating, and our Aeronca Chief.

Randy moved with second by Ryan to adjourn the meeting. Vote taken; Motion carried. Meeting adjourned at 7:11 PM.

MINUTES of the July 2, 2014 Board of Directors Meeting

July 10th, 2014

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

OTHER BOARD MEMBERS PRESENT: Vice-President Rick Treiber, Treasurer Randy Stannard, CFI Ryan Story, and Secretary Karo Stigler

MEMBERS PRESENT: Don Nelson, Chris Lenz, Brett Lenz, Al Schmidt, Mike Mango, Chief Flight Instructor Terry Koehn, Tom Shreves, Patrick & Susan McCormick, Ben Wenberg, Gary & Sharon Lust, and Jerry Smithey. [NOTE: If I missed anybody, let me know and I’ll include you before publication.]

GUESTS: Delores Phillips, Paula Altmaier, and Isaac and his mom Stella Shepard

The Minutes of the June 25, 2014 Board of Directors meeting were read by Karo. Rick moved with second by Randy that the minutes be approved as read. Vote taken; Motion carried.

OLD BUSINESS:
1. Treasurer’s Report: Randy and Terry reported that we have enough money to pay off our monthly bills, we have an outstanding fuel bill, and the interest checks went out. It’s our understanding that a good share of the flying being done is by members who have money on account.
2. Airplanes: The general status of the planes was discussed. 478′s down at Duke’s for annual. Everything else is flying. The Ercoupe’s been used a lot since it’s been back. Most of the hours flown in the Chief, so far, are by instructors getting checked out in it in preparation for teaching tailwheel. Chris just started getting his endorsement.
3. Dates for Events: Fly-In/Drive-In Brunch: July 20 from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM; Gary and Sharon Lust’s Blue Grass Party: August 9 with music at 6:00 PM preceded by a meal (meat, beans and lemonade will be provided; bring a dish to share and BYOB); Family Fun Day Adventure: September 14 (rain date September 21).
4. We got the chairs and tables from the Legion. Thanks again Bob Dunn for the donation!
5. According to Tim, the tailwheel ground school and prop-starting practice went well; 16-18 members participated.
NEW BUSINESS:
1. Mike Mango said we now have a kitchen checking account and is thinking of having a “wing night” to help raise money to pay Don back for the broaster and to pad the kitchen account. Mike also said he needs volunteers to apply the sealer on the deck that Al power-washed.
2. Chris Lenz created a flyer regarding our July 20 fly-in-drive-in brunch and copies were passed around for posting at other airports, places of employment, etc. Jim Beeghly or Ryan Story will post it on our website and will make it available for downloading and printing.
3. Tim thinks we should line up all our taildraggers for a photo op.
4. Terry said a couple of members have mentioned we should get shoulder harnesses for the Arrow. We’ll check into it.
5. Terry also mentioned we should address the clean-up of damage caused by the recent windstorm (main hangar door is off tracks and the track needs to be put back in place). So far, Rick and Tim said they’ll come out Saturday morning to work on it.
6. Discussion was held re tying off the Chief’s tail, chocking the wheels, and setting its emergency brake before propping.

Rick moved with second by Randy to adjourn the meeting. Vote taken; Motion carried. Meeting adjourned at 7:00 PM.

MINUTES of the June 25, 2014 Board of Directors Meeting

July 3rd, 2014

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

OTHER BOARD MEMBERS PRESENT: Bob Dunn, Vice-President Rick Treiber, Treasurer Randy Stannard, and Secretary Karo Stigler

MEMBERS PRESENT: Don Nelson, Chris Lenz, Brett Lenz, Al Schmidt, Mike Mango, Tomasz & Izabela Korwel, Andy Carpenter, Jim Beeghly, Mark Elbert, Greg Levsen, and Mark Eads

GUEST: Kenny Conrad

The Minutes of the June 18, 2014 Board of Directors meeting were read by Karo. Bob moved with second by Rick that the minutes be approved as read. Vote taken; Motion carried.

OLD BUSINESS:
1. Treasurer’s Report: Randy reported that the status of our treasury is that “all of our money is spent. We are virtually at zero . . . we’re going to have to start being real frugal.” Duke is completely paid off.
2. Airplanes: The general status of the planes was discussed. 478′s annual is coming up.
3. Dates for Events: Taildragger ground school is changed to Sunday, June 29, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. (was Sat. June 28); Fly-In/Drive-In Brunch: July 20 from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM; Family Fun Day Adventure: September 14 (rain date September 21); Gary and Sharon Lust’s Blue Grass Party: August 9 with music at 6:00 PM preceded by a meal (meat, beans and lemonade will be provided; bring a dish to share and BYOB).

NEW BUSINESS:
1. Mike Mango bought kitchen supplies to feed us for a while; the Club reimbursed him. Mike proposed we keep money in the kitchen fund so he can keep supplies on hand. Rick moved with second by Randy that we keep a separate kitchen fund. Vote taken; Motion passed. Mike will open an account at the Solon Bank that he’ll use to buy supplies from. The money that members pay for meals at meetings will be deposited into that account. Mike also said Al fixed the dishwasher, so everything in the kitchen is working now. THANKS Al and Mike!
2. Willie notified Don that the Legion has about 30 chairs and 7 folding tables we can buy for $100. Randy moved with second by Rick that we buy them. Vote taken; Motion passed. Bob Dunn donated the $100. THANKS BOB!!!

Rick moved with second by Randy to adjourn the meeting. Vote taken; Motion carried. Meeting adjourned at 7:08 PM.