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Green Castle Flour Drop on July 10, 2016

GCAC 2016 Flour Drop-Cancelled

MINUTES of the August 17, 2016 Board of Directors Meeting

The meeting was called to order by President Tim Scheer at 6:30 PM.
OTHER BOARD MEMBERS PRESENT: Rick Treiber, Jerry Smithey, Randy Stannard, Calvin Colony, and Karo Stigler
MEMBERS PRESENT: Don Nelson, Merlin Weissheier, Chris Lenz (and Paige), Brett Lenz, Mike Mango, Terry Koehn, Jim Beeghly, Andy Carpenter, James Jensen, Gary and Sharon Lust, and Mark Eads
GUEST: Pilot Larry Reiner, who loves old airplanes (and, as Tim said, “he came to the right place”). Welcome, Larry.
The Minutes of the August 10, 2016 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 gave a report on our financial status; we’ve gotten a fairly good response to our request for donations; we’re in better shape than we were last week.
2. Airplanes: Terry reported on the status of our airplanes; 11157 is still in the shop with engine overhaul; everything else flying.
3. The FAMILY AIR ADVENTURE will be SEPTEMBER 18 (SEPTEMBER 25 rain date) from 10:00 until 4:00. Chris and Karo are working on a flyer. The PUMPKIN SPLAT! will be OCTOBER 23 (OCTOBER 30 rain date). The two RC planes donated by member Nathan Smith have been sold already. Thanks again, Nathan. Tim said the helicopter pilot has a previous engagement that can’t be rescheduled, so the helicopter won’t be here this year. Discussion was held re our liability of giving airplane rides.
4. Tim and Jim put the Skybolt back together, took pictures, and posted it on Barnstormers. They’re great pictures: check ’em out by going to Barnstormers.com, click on “search ads,” and type in “skybolt,” and you’ll see our ad entitled “Skybolt Fuselage and Project.”
5. Jerry contacted a former member who owes us a chunk of money for fuel.
6. Discussion was held re an email from a member who suggested possibly hiring a financial adviser to assist us on reorganizing the club financially (or we’ll find ourselves in the same situation year-after-year). Tabled (will be discussed in closed Board meeting).
NEW BUSINESS:
1. Tim congratulated Mango . . . he soloed AGAIN!
Rick moved with second by Jerry that we adjourn. Vote taken; Motion carried. Meeting adjourned at 7:07 PM.

MINUTES of the August 10, 2016 Board of Directors Meeting

The meeting was called to order by President Tim Scheer at 6:30 PM.
OTHER BOARD MEMBERS PRESENT: Rick Treiber, Ryan Story, Randy Stannard, Calvin Colony, and Karo Stigler
MEMBERS PRESENT: Don Nelson, Bob Dunn, Merlin Weissheier, Chris Lenz (and Paige), Brett Lenz, Mike Mango, Terry Koehn, Jim Beeghly, and Mark Eads
The Minutes of the August 3, 2016 Board of Directors meeting were read by Karo. Rick moved with second by Ryan that the minutes be approved as read. Vote taken; Motion carried.
OLD BUSINESS:
1. Treasurer’s Report: Terry gave a report on our financial status. Jim drafted a letter that will be sent to members.
2. Airplanes: Terry reported on the status of our airplanes; 11157 is still in the shop with engine overhaul; everything else flying.
3. The FAMILY AIR ADVENTURE will be SEPTEMBER 18 (SEPTEMBER 25 rain date) from 10:00 until 4:00. Chris and Karo are working on a flyer. Since he’s done such a good job in the past, and seemed to really enjoy it, Al Schmidt has been selected to be in charge of the bubbles. The PUMPKIN SPLAT! will be OCTOBER 23 (OCTOBER 30 rain date). Member Nathan Smith donated a couple of RC planes for autioning off at our Family Air Adventure. THANK YOU, NATHAN!
4. Terry said the Skybolt frame is sanded and primed.
NEW BUSINESS:
1. Two new members: Student pilots Michael Bersuder (drives for Hummer) from Louisiana and Curt Petersen (owns a 1939 Chief and is anxious to learn how to fly it) from Burlington. WELCOME MICHAEL AND CURT!
2. Terry said the OPL lab at the U wants to use our runway for drone research. Discussion was held. Rick moved with second by Ryan that we allow the OPL lab to use our runway for their drone research. Vote taken; Motion carried. Terry will ask the research group to send us a letter to review and, if agreeable, we’ll sign and return it to them. This could be fun to watch.
Rick moved with second by Randy that we adjourn. Vote taken; Motion carried. Meeting adjourned at 7:01 PM.

MINUTES of the August 3, 2016 Board of Directors Meeting

The meeting was called to order by President Tim Scheer at 6:30 PM.
OTHER BOARD MEMBERS PRESENT: Randy Stannard, Rick Treiber, Jerry Smithey, Ryan Story, and Karo Stigler
MEMBERS PRESENT: Don Nelson, Merlin Weissheier, Bob Dunn, Chris Lenz (and Paige), Brett Lenz, Larry Clore, Mike Mango, Al Kriegel, Terry Koehn, Trey Castillo, Nathan Smith (and family)
GUEST PRESENT: Dennis Nygaard
The Minutes of the July 20, 2016 Board of Directors meeting were read by Karo. (Because a lot of members were in Oshkosh, the July 27 meeting was cancelled.) Rick moved with second by Randy that the minutes be approved as read. Vote taken; Motion carried.
OLD BUSINESS:
1. Treasurer’s Report: Randy gave a report on our financial status.
2. Airplanes: Terry reported on the status of our airplanes and reported on the number of hours each airplane has flown so far this year. The Skyhawk’s oil leak has been fixed; 11157 is still in the shop with engine overhaul.
3. Discussion was held re cancelling the flour drop for this year and deciding that the Pumpkin Splat! will be on OCTOBER 23 (with OCTOBER 30 being the rain date). We’ll decide on a date for the Family Air Adventure next week. Tim mentioned that if anyone knows of another 172 that we can borrow for both the Splat! and the Family Air Adventure, to please let us know.
NEW BUSINESS:
1. Karo read an email that the Club received re a plane that had been scheduled not being available at the scheduled time. The Board will meet privately and talk about what action should be taken. WE REMIND ALL PILOTS TO PLEASE HONOR THE PLANE SCHEDULE. If you don’t know how to schedule a plane, just ask any Board member or any other member, and we’re sure you’ll find someone to help you. If a plane’s supposed to be available and isn’t, please notify Terry or any Board member right away; we’ll try and find out who has it and get it back.
2. Chris talked about goings-on at OSH (“there were lots of planes and lots of people”) and told us about the FAA forum he attended re 3rd class medical reform.
3. Our condolences to Board Member Calvin Colony, whose mother passed away recently.
Rick moved with second by Ryan that we adjourn. Vote taken; Motion carried. Meeting adjourned at 7:00 PM.

MINUTES of the July 20, 2016 Board of Directors Meeting

The meeting was called to order by President Tim Scheer at 6:42 PM (late due to the absence of our secretary).
OTHER BOARD MEMBERS PRESENT: Randy Stannard, Rick Treiber and Calvin Colony.
MEMBERS PRESENT: Don Nelson, Merlin Weissheier, Bob Dunn, Chris Lenz (and Paige), Mark Pettinger, scholarship recipient and newest GCAC pilot Jackson Pettinger, Larry Clore, Mike Mango, Rod Thompson and Terry Koehn.
The Minutes of the July 13, 2016 Board of Directors meeting were read by Calvin Colony. Rick moved with second by Randy that the minutes be approved as read. Vote taken; Motion carried.
OLD BUSINESS:
1. Treasurer’s Report: Terry gave a report on our financial status.
2. Airplanes: 11157 still is in the shop with engine overhaul. Terry reports all other airplanes are flying.
3. New members: None
4. A discussion was held regarding funding the shortfall in cash flow and the repair bills on 11157. We are still discussing ways to encourage volunteer donations to the club instead of a special assessment. Board members may provide some matching funds and Don has agreed to some rental forgiveness if we get enough volunteer funding. Details will come out in a letter to the membership.
NEW BUSINESS:
1. There will be no Board Meeting next week as it is OSH week and several of us are going to be gone.
Rick moved with second by Randy that we adjourn. Vote taken; Motion carried. Meeting adjourned at 7:07 PM.

MINUTES of the July 13, 2016 Board of Directors Meeting

The meeting was called to order by President Tim Scheer at 6:30 PM.
OTHER BOARD MEMBERS PRESENT: Rick Treiber, Randy Stannard, Jerry Smithey, and Karo Stigler
MEMBERS PRESENT: Don Nelson, Brett Lenz, Merlin Weissheier, Chris Lenz (and Paige), Mike Mango, Dick Minette, Trey Castillo, and Terry Koehn
The Minutes of the July 6, 2016 Board of Directors meeting were read by Karo. Randy moved with second by Rick that we approve the minutes as read. Vote taken; Motion carried.
OLD AND NEW BUSINESS:
1. Treasurer’s Report: Randy reported on the status of our treasury.
2. Airplanes: Terry reported on the status of our airplanes: all running except 11157, which is at Duke’s.
3. REMINDER: FLOUR DROP IS JULY 17 (THIS SUNDAY)!
4. Terry said Pelling bid $1500 to chip-seal the new asphalt (east side of old “office” hangar).
5. Current scholarship recipient, Jackson Pettinger, passed his check-ride. CONGRATULATIONS, JACKSON!
6. Tim and Terry worked on the Skybolt fuselage today getting it ready for sale.
7. New Member: Carol Smith (previous scholarship recipient and private pilot Brad Smith’s mom). Welcome, Carol.
8. The medical reform bill has passed the House and Senate and is on the President’s desk for his signature (which he said he’ll sign).
9. Thanks, Merlin, for the delicious dinner (salmon, salad, pie, ice cream, etc.) you provided tonight. Also, thanks for giving the guy who stopped by Sunday an airplane ride.
10. Discussion was held re creating a nonprofit organization. Dick Minette, Jerry Smithey, and Randy Stannard will research and then meet to see if this is possible and if it is, what needs to be done and by whom.
Randy moved with second by Rick that we adjourn. Vote taken; Motion carried. Meeting adjourned at 7:05 PM

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