The Meeting was called to order by President Tim Scheer at 6:30 p.m.
Board Members Present: Bob Dunn, Ryan Story, Calvin Colony, Randy Stannard, Rick Treiber, and Karo Stigler
Members Present: Don Nelson, Mike Mango, Brett Lenz, Terry Koehn, Riley Lowe, Jim Beeghly, Al Schmidt, Mark and Jack Pettinger, and Mark Eads
Karo read the Minutes of the November 18, 2015 Board of Directors Meeting. Bob moved with second by Randy that the Minutes be approved as read. Vote taken; Motion carried.
Treasurer’s Report: Randy reported on the status of our treasury.
Airplanes: Terry reported on the status of our airplanes. (11157 and Ercoupe at Duke’s for annuals; 478 transponder not working; Tim and Leroy got the Chief running [started right up, ran well, sounded good]; Chief needs paint work and the annual finished.) Terry also said the Chevy truck is still inoperable.
Ground School. Mark reported that this session has ended. Three students took the practice final exam with Jack Pettinger passing with an 84!
CHRISTMAS PARTY: DECEMBER 12 (Calvin’s birthday and the day after Don’s birthday) at 6:00 p.m. We’ll have oyster stew and Dave White’s chili; please bring a dish to share if you can.
Thanks, Jerry Smithey, for the cookie sheet and new scrubber. The pop has been moved to the refrigerator in the kitchen (was in the hangar fridge).
Tim’s buddy, Kurt Kerkman of Kurt’s Enterprises in Vinton, volunteered to bring down a huge truck full of pumpkins next fall for the Pumpkin Splat! He’ll open the doors, dump them out, and then will pick them back up and cart them away. The kids ought to really like seeing that many pumpkins come rolling out.
Team Competition Pumpkin Splat!: Bob Dunn’s son “Bobby” works for Ryan Construction in Cedar Rapids. He and a team of coworkers are challenging any other business (perhaps Rockwell?) to see who can hit the target or get the closest to the target. If anyone knows of a team that wants to go against the Ryan team, call the office or let a Board member know, and we’ll get it set up. Actually, it was brought up at the meeting that we don’t have to wait until next fall . . . how about the flour drop in the spring having team competition? Any team think you can beat Ryan Construction?
Bob moved with second by Randy to adjourn. Vote taken; Motion carried. Adjourned at 6:49 p.m.
POST BOARD MEETING
After the Board meeting, Jackson Pettinger (the ground school graduate who scored an 84 on his practice written exam) approached those Board members who were still in the meeting room (Tim, Rick, Ryan, Randy, and Karo). Jackson asked when and how he could apply for the next flight scholarship, as he was hoping to get his private license on his 17th birthday in early spring. After discussing the issue it was decided that, since Jackson attends and helps at our events, attends Board meetings when he can, passed ground school “with flying colors,” and has been a real promoter of the club with his family and friends, it would be a good idea to award Jackson the scholarship. Rick moved with a second by Ryan that we award the scholarship to him effective immediately (so he can start lessons right away and, hopefully, get his license on his 17th birthday). Vote taken; Motion carried.
Rick moved with second by Ryan that we adjourn. Vote taken; Motion carried. Adjourned at 7:05 p.m.