SAVE THE DATE: Green Castle Board sets Sunday, October 26, 2014 for annual pumpkin drop (and annual Stockholders Meeting)

October 1st, 2014

Frightened PumpkinWe decided to make the event a little earlier this year to try to avoid cold or inclement weather, so it will actually be before Halloween (unless it rains.)

Schedule of events (all at Green Castle airport) is roughly:

11:00 AM – Stockholders Meeting

12:00 noon – 4:00 PM pumpkin drop

 

There will be food.  Further details will be available soon

Rain Date:  Sunday November 2, 2014

CLICK ON THE PUMPKIN IMAGE ABOVE TO DOWNLOAD A FLYER IN PDF FORMAT

Fall 2014 Ground School

August 26th, 2014

Ground school will begin on 23 September 2014 from 6-9PM. For more information, please click the ground school link to the right.

This is a change. The ground school is now being held every Tuesday night from 6-9PM

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 at r s t o r y 1 @ g m a i l . c o m (Remove the spaces. This is for spam control.)

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 October 15, 2014 Board of Directors Meeting

October 23rd, 2014

The meeting was called to order by President Tim Scheer at 6:32 PM.

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

MEMBERS PRESENT: Don Nelson, Mike Mango, Chief Flight Instructor Terry Koehn, Chris Lenz, Brett Lenz, Jim Beeghly, Dave White, Al Schmidt, Jerry Smithey, Kent Johnson, and Mark Eads

The Minutes of the October 8, 2014 Board of Directors meeting were read by Karo. Bob moved with second by Randy that the minutes be approved as corrected. Vote taken; Motion carried.

OLD and NEW BUSINESS:

1. Treasurer’s Report: Randy reported we’re broke; situation normal. Terry has a draft of a notice to members (re the $100 assessment) prepared and will send it out soon.

2. Airplanes: The general status of the airplanes was discussed. Terry said the Ercoupe’s replacement airworthiness certificate should be here in a couple of days.

3. New Members (not reported before): Dan Lillis (student) from Williamsburg, Mark and Jackson Pettinger of Oxford, Daniel Dietz (private and A&P), and Jhon Rou Ruiz (student). WELCOME!

4. The DNR “whacked” down the trees we wanted and will be back in the spring to chemically spray them to keep them from coming back up. Terry mentioned that without the trees, if we land on the sod we need to pay special attention as it’s a little disorienting without the trees.

5. Annual Stockholders Meeting (followed by lunch): OCTOBER 26, 2014 AT 11:00 A.M. Any members wishing to vote on board members should be there or be sure there is proxy in the hands of a board member for their votes. PumpkinSplat!: OCTOBER 26, 2014 AT 1:00 P.M. Karo brought flyers and passed them around to members for posting. More are in the office to be picked up and posted.

6. Ground School. Ryan said ground school is going very well. Good class.

7. The issue re the lady who approached Ryan a week ago who said she wanted to rent a hangar for one day . . . is MOOT as she thought she had contacted Green Castle, Indiana.

8. Tim having a difficult time tracking someone down from Kirkwood who can let us know if we can involve Kirkwood students in our ground school program; he’s still working on it.

9. Terry said we received $250 (for the lawnmower account) from Lois Wood in memory of her husband and Green Castle member, Larry, who passed away recently.  Thank you, Lois.

10. Tom Shreves donated a portable GPS to Green Castle. THANK YOU, Tom.

11. Don has his grandson’s boat for sale. Please contact Don if you interested in buying a boat that needs a little work done on the motor.

Bob moved with second by Randy to adjourn the meeting. Meeting adjourned at 6:56 PM.

 

MINUTES of the October 8, 2014 Board of Directors Meeting

October 16th, 2014

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

OTHER BOARD MEMBERS PRESENT: Treasurer Randy Stannard, Bob Dunn, VP Rick Treiber, CFI Ryan Story, Calvin Colony, and Secretary Karo Stigler

MEMBERS PRESENT: Don Nelson, Mike Mango, Chief Flight Instructor Terry Koehn, Chris Lenz, Brett Lenz, Jim Beeghly, Tomasz Korwel, Dave White, Dick Minette, Patrick McCormick, Al Schmidt, Felix and Trey Castillo, Mark and Jack Pettinger, and Mark Eads.

GUESTS PRESENT: Daniel Hellem (flies for Southwest). Welcome!

The Minutes of the October 1, 2014 Board of Directors meeting were read by Mark. 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 we’re broke and in the hole a little bit.

2. Airplanes: The general status of the airplanes was discussed. Terry reports that everything’s the same as was reported last week. The airworthiness certificate is missing from the Ercoupe, so it’s grounded until we receive a replacement (which has been requested).

3. New Members: Trey (student) and Felix Castillo. WELCOME!

4. Mango wants to get the storm door on the office before winter.

5. Annual Stockholders Meeting (followed by lunch): OCTOBER 26, 2014 AT 11:00 A.M. Any members wishing to vote on board members should be there or be sure there is proxy in the hands of a board member for their votes. PumpkinSplat!: OCTOBER 26, 2014 AT 1:00 P.M. Karo will bring flyers next week to pass around to members for posting.

6. Ground School. Ryan said ground school is going “swimmingly.” He said the class is very attention, they take notes, there’s good participation, it’s an excellent class.

NEW BUSINESS:

1. Discussion was held re a possible $100 special assessment (to help offset the cost of keeping our aircraft flying this year). There have been numerous large expenses associated with mechanical issues, etc. Rick moved with second by Randy that we do a $100 special assessment of all members effective the January 1, 2015 billing. Vote taken; Motion carried.

2. Thanks, Ryan, for taking care of renewing our scheduling account with Aircraft Club Scheduler. We were looking at other scheduling programs but, since the Aircraft Club Scheduler reduced the amount of increase that we can almost afford, we decided to stay with an account we know and like.

3. Ryan was approached by a person from Indianapolis who wants to rent a hangar for one day in October. Ryan will call her and ask more particulars and, after Rick moving with Karo’s second and a vote that was taken and passed, will make the executive decision re whether we should rent the hangar to her or not.

4. New Pilots: Terry reports that we have three new pilots: Cory Hodapp, Bob Broulik, and Julie Bockenstedt. CONGRATULATIONS ALL! Three more will be going for their checkrides by the end of the month.

Bob moved with second by Rick to adjourn the meeting. Meeting adjourned at 7:00 PM.

 

MINUTES of the October 1, 2014 Board of Directors Meeting

October 9th, 2014

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

OTHER BOARD MEMBERS PRESENT: Treasurer and acting Secretary Randy Stannard, Bob Dunn, VP Rick Treiber, Ryan Story and Calvin Colony.

MEMBERS PRESENT: Don Nelson, Mike Mango, Chief Flight Instructor Terry Koehn, Chris Lenz, Brett Lenz, Jim Beeghly, Dean Teslik, Gary & Sharon Lust, Tomasz and Izabela Korwel, and Phil Dorothy. Guests were Felix and Trey Castillo, who are joining the club tonight. Great turn out!!

The Minutes of the September 24, 2014 Board of Directors meeting were read by Rick. Bob moved with second by Randy that the minutes be approved as read. Vote taken; Motion carried.

OLD BUSINESS:

1. Treasurer’s Report: Randy reported we’re broke! We have some cash in the bank, but we have a fuel bill and the bill for the new snow blade that will take it all. We will be needing new revenue soon to keep things going. We have had a lot of airplane rebuild expenses lately, stressing the cash flow. Some discussion was held on asking for a special assessment of the nearly 150 members to help with the huge airplane repair expenses.

2. Airplanes: The general status of the airplanes was discussed. Terry reports that the 180 had a problem with the mags but that was repaired today and the Arrow is now online after its annual. All airplanes are on the schedule.

3. The scheduling program is still being reviewed but the current company has been responding to requests for changes, so it looks like we will likely stay with them, even though the cost will be somewhat higher. Please anyone, again, provide input.

4. Ground School. Ryan reports about 9 people in attendance including some potential new members. Everyone is doing well.

NEW BUSINESS:

1. Pumpkin Splat: The date will be 10/26/14 with a rain date of 11/2/14. There will also be an Annual Meeting of Members at 11:00 a.m. that morning before the event begins. Tim has already made arrangements to purchase the pumpkins at his expense. We need publicity so Ryan and Jim Beeghly will work with Mehrdad Zarifkar to do some promotions.

2. Annual Meeting. As mentioned above the Corporation’s Annual Meeting will be held prior to the Pumpkin Splat at 11:00 a.m. 10/26/14. Any members wishing to vote on board members should be there or be sure there is proxy in the hands of a board member for their votes.

3. New Pilots: Terry reports that Joe Reinhart passed his Private this week. Congrats Joe!! Also, two more will go for their check rides Monday and one Tuesday, so we should have some new names to share next week.

4. New Members: Nate Boots joined this week and is active in the ground school.

5. Mike Mango is off next week so Ryan said he will cook next week.

Rick moved with second by Bob to adjourn the meeting. Meeting adjourned at 6:55 PM.

 

MINUTES of the September 24, 2014 Board of Directors Meeting

October 7th, 2014

The meeting was called to order by President Tim Scheer at 6:42 PM, late because Tim was finishing up the annual on the Chief.

OTHER BOARD MEMBERS PRESENT: Treasurer and acting Secretary Randy Stannard, Bob Dunn and Calvin Colony.

MEMBERS PRESENT: Mark Eads, Don Nelson, Mike Mango, Chief Flight Instructor Terry Koehn, Chris Lenz, Brett Lenz, Jim Beeghly, Al Schmidt, and Em Norden. Guest was Tom Lueck, who was working with Tim on the Chief.

The Minutes of the September 17, 2014 Board of Directors meeting were read by Mark. Bob moved with second by Randy that the minutes be approved as read. Vote taken; Motion carried.

OLD BUSINESS:

  1. Treasurer’s Report: Randy reported we’re about Ok with some cash in the bank, but we will have a lot of bills with the airplane expenses coming up. We paid nearly $5,000 to finish up last year’s insurance and the down payment on the new year’s installment agreement and some on the charge cards, but have balances on those still because of airplane parts. Wish for good flying weather and new revenue! Come on out people and spend some money! (Randy’s comment)
  2. Airplanes: The general status of the planes was discussed. On 157; there were problems with the engine case and it had to be sent back to be repaired under warranty, delaying the finish by a couple of weeks or more. We hope to have it back soon as 478 is being used to the max. The Chief is finished with its annual thanks to Tim and all of his hours and dollars which we will give him credit for. It is back on the schedule.
  3. The scheduling program is still being reviewed. Please anyone, provide input.

NEW BUSINESS:

  1. Pumpkin Splat:   Discussion was held on the best date. Weather has been a concern the last couple of years, so maybe doing it earlier than November would be good, but the corn may not be out by late October so Don will check on when it is likely to be picked and a target area be available and report next week.
  2. Terry reminded us of the ASI seminar regarding weather October 6 at the Cedar Rapids Clarion 7:00 – 9:00PM
  3. We need a new storm door on the office for winter and while the meeting was concluding Mike Mango phoned a friend and got a donation of a door that should work. Thanks Mike and whoever donated the door, to be thanked later.

Bob moved with second by Randy to adjourn the meeting. Vote taken; Motion carried. Meeting adjourned at 7:04 PM.