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 April 2, 2014 Board of Directors Meeting

April 10th, 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, CFI and ground school instructor Ryan Story, and Secretary Karo Stigler

MEMBERS PRESENT: Don Nelson, Chief Flight Instructor Terry Koehn Mike Mango, Brett Lenz, Dave White, Mark Elbert, Jim Beeghly, Gary & Sharon Lust, Kent Johnson, and Mark Eads

The Minutes of the March 26, 2014 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.

OLD BUSINESS:

1. Treasurer’s Report: Randy reported that not much has changed since last week; we’re just waiting for good days to get people in the air.
2. Airplanes: The general status of the planes was discussed. The Ercoupe’s still being reassembled. 157 is going down this month for annual; the Arrow will go for a major.
3. Ground School: Ryan said this is a great class. The students pay attention and participate. Ryan gave a 20-question quiz, and all students passed. Yea!
4. Activities: Don’t forget to put APRIL 26 on your calendars as the SPRING IMPROVEMENT AND CLEAN-UP DAY. We’re still on track for the MAY 4 FLOUR DROP and spot landing contests. Jim Beeghly will make flyers to promote it. Rick Treiber will be on Kirkwood’s KCCK (1630) radio station on May 1 at 12:30. Rick said he’d like three or four other members to be there with him to talk about the event. Timmy’s T-CRAFT BIRTHDAY PARTY is JUNE 7.
5. Speaking of Timmy: Tim “Da Prez” Scheer says he got his cut, black eye walking into the antenna of Mango’s Stits Playboy while covering the fuselage last Saturday. Yeah, sure.

NEW BUSINESS:

1. Kitchen: Mike Mango mentioned the plans he has to build the kitchen in the back room of our meeting area and asked for help carting stuff out of the room and taking a lot of it to the dump in preparation for the renovation. [NOTE: After the meeting, several members started carting the items to be discarded out to someone’s pick-up. Participation is great!] Mike also said it would be nice if someone has counters, cabinets, double sink, door with molding, dishwasher, etc. sitting around doing nothing, they would donate it/them to the cause. Everyone agreed that when the renovation is complete, it will be an awesome set-up. We’ll have the big hangar, meeting/ground school classroom, bathroom, and kitchen all in one building. Mike said once the renovation is complete, he’d like to have a fly-in breakfast.
2. We’re having a wedding! Rita Orr’s granddaughter, Tammy, will be getting married this spring down by Don’s house and the pond with the reception following the ceremony at Willy’s Garage Mahal. Since Rita meant so much to Don and to the Club, we’ll get together a few planes and fly over the ceremony.
3. Heidi: Ryan Story reported Heidi will do her solo cross-country this weekend.
4. New Member: Terry reported our new members are Julie and Dennis Bockenstedt; Julie’s a student going for her private. Welcome, Julie and Dennis.
5. Walter Rich: We understand Walter totaled his Taylorcraft on his field about 25 miles west of here. It’s too bad the plane was totaled, but we’re glad Walter is okay.

Rick moved with second by Randy to adjourn the meeting. Vote taken; Motion carried. Meeting adjourned 6:58 p.m.

MINUTES of the March 26, 2014 Board of Directors Meeting

April 3rd, 2014

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

OTHER BOARD MEMBERS PRESENT: Bob Dunn, Calvin Colony, Vice-President Rick Treiber, Treasurer Randy Stannard, CFI Ryan Story, and Secretary Karo Stigler
MEMBERS PRESENT: Don Nelson, Em Norden, Mike Mango, Brett Lenz, Mark Elbert, Jim Beeghly, Tomasz Korwel, and Mark Eads
The Minutes of the March 19, 2014 Board of Directors meeting were read by Karo. Randy moved with second by Bob that the minutes be approved as read. Vote taken; Motion carried.
IMPORTANT BUSINESS: RYAN AND MARIA STORY ARE STAYING IN IOWA CITY! That means, we’ll have Ryan here for fellowship and flight/ground school instruction for at least another three years. THANK YOU, MARIA, FOR CHOOSING TO STAY AT THE UNIVERSITY OF IOWA INSTEAD OF DOING YOUR RESIDENCY IN CHARLOTTESVILLE! (We understand it is because of Green Castle that Maria decided to stay here. To show our appreciation and gratitude, a collection was taken up to send flowers and chocolates or cookies to Maria.)
OLD BUSINESS:
1. Treasurer’s Report: Randy reported that our bills are paid, with the exception of one from the Co-op that came in today, and we still have some “Citabria money” left over.
2. Airplanes: The general status of the planes was discussed. Due to the weather (high winds, etc.), not much flying has been going on.
3. Activities: Discussion was held re the MAY 4 flour drop and spot landing contests, times, food, prizes, etc. Tim will have the cheap trophies ready, we’ll have burgers, dogs, chips, and anything else people want to bring to share. The suggested donation is 3 bags for $20. Treiber will get some radio air time to promote the festivities.
4. T-craft Birthday Party. Discussion was also held re the 75th birthday party for Tim’s T-craft on JUNE 7. Tim’s thinking of having a hog roast (and possibly a birthday cake). More to come as plans develop.
5. Ground School. CFI and ground school instructor Ryan Story said he has seven students who are all enthusiastic, very interested in the class, and participate in discussions. Ryan said this is a real good class.
NEW BUSINESS:
1. Spring Improvement and Clean-up Day. Suggestions of painting the fuel tanks, covering the tanks with a roof (Calvin knows someone who will sell an aluminum frame that can be covered with a metal roof), and other projects were made. Improvement and clean-up day is APRIL 26. Come one, come all and help out. Remember this is OUR club.
2. Fuselage Covering. Tim said he, and others, plan on covering the fuselage on Mike Mango’s Stits Playboy at 0900 this Saturday. Come on out if you want to watch.

Rick moved with second by Randy to adjourn the meeting. Vote taken; Motion carried. Meeting adjourned 6:59 p.m.

MINUTES of the March 19, 2014 Board of Directors Meeting

March 27th, 2014

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

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

MEMBERS PRESENT: Don Nelson, Em Norden, Terry Koehn, Mike Mango, Al Schmidt, Brett Lenz, Dave White, Joe DeMaria, and Mark Eads

GUESTS: Riley (scholarship applicant) and Curt Lowe; Zeke (anticipated scholarship applicant) and Steve Walker

The Minutes of the March 12, 2014 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.

OLD BUSINESS:

1. Treasurer’s Report: Randy reported that our bills were brought up-to-date by using part of the “proceeds” from the Citabria. We’re okay “money-wise,” but we still haven’t seen much flying.
2. Airplanes: The general status of the planes was discussed. Nothing new since last week.
3. Insurance for New Truck: Don talked to his insurance man who said to allow the truck to travel “off-site,” we just need to submit a couple of names of people who have valid licenses to put on the policy. Terry will get the information and will forward it to the insurance company.
4. Activities: The flour drop is May 4; Taylorcraft (Tim’s) 75th birthday party is June 7.
5. Ground School. CFI and ground school instructor Ryan Story said he has one student who’s taking the class over again, five new students, and one new student who will start Monday the 24th.

NEW BUSINESS:

1. QuickBooks. We have until May 31 to upgrade our program to allow processing of credit cards.
2. CFII Terry Koehn announced he’ll be unavailable for lessons March 24-31, 2014.

Bob moved with second by Randy to adjourn the meeting. Vote taken; Motion carried. Meeting adjourned 6:49 p.m.

MINUTES of the March 12, 2014 Board of Directors Meeting

March 20th, 2014

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

OTHER BOARD MEMBERS PRESENT: VP Rick Treiber, Bob Dunn and Treas./acting Secretary Randy Stannard.

MEMBERS PRESENT: Don Nelson, Em Norden, Mark Eads, Terry Koehn, and Mike Mango

The Minutes of the March 5, 2014 Board of Directors meeting were read by Mark Eads.  Bob Dunn moved with second by Rick that the minutes be approved as read.  Vote taken; Motion carried.

OLD BUSINESS:

  1. Treasurer’s Report: Randy reports we are about the same, very little money has come in lately.  We did receive the settlement check for the Citabria.  The proceeds will be used to catch up all bills and pay off charge cards to clear them for use for parts for the Arrow overhaul which will use much of the remainder of the Citabria money. It will go when the Ercoupe returns.
  2. Airplanes: The general status of the planes was discussed. The engine for the Ercoupe has been removed, torn down and the various components sent out for inspection or rebuild.  We have learned that the engine case will pass but it was determined the best choice would be to order all brand new cylinders.  We will also put new mags and harnesses on.  The prop has been rebuilt.  The crank is still being evaluated.  It should be coming together soon, hopefully in time to use as weather improves.
  3. Insurance for new truck.  We are still shopping for insurance on the truck for the airport.  Problem is everyone who would drive it needs to be reported to the insurance company and they will not accept the number of people we have, so over the road usage will be limited to certain members listed in the policy. 

NEW BUSINESS:

  1. Quickbooks:  Our current version will not support credit card transactions after May 1, so will need to be upgraded by then.
  2. Dates for events:  Discussion was held to determine dates for activities for the summer.  We pretty much settled on May 4 for the Flour Drop, June 7 for the Taylorcraft 75th Birthday party (Tim’s airplane) and the Annual Kids Fun Day/Reunion Party in September. 

Bob moved with second by Randy to adjourn the meeting. Vote taken; Motion carried. Meeting adjourned at 7:01 PM.

 THIS WEEK’S MEMBER PROFILE

(LARRY FETTKETHER)

(Send your profile to jimcurrancedarrapids@yahoo.com)

LARRY FETTKETHER:  From Williams, 33 years at Kinze Manufacturing.  Started flying lessons with Terry in July 2010; got my certificate on 12-9-2010. Flew an ultralight back in the 1980s.  Got into radio-controlled airplanes in the 90s.  Would love to go on an IFR flight sometime and see what that is all about.  I have a granddaughter and twin grandsons; can’t wait till they get old enough to take them up for a ride.

MINUTES of the March 5, 2014 Board of Directors Meeting

March 14th, 2014

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

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

MEMBERS PRESENT: Don Nelson, Terry Koehn, Mike Mango, Al Schmidt, Jim Beeghly, Brett Lenz, Mark Elbert, and Mark Eads

The Minutes of the February 26, 2014 Board of Directors meeting were read by Mark Elbert. Rick moved with second Randy that the minutes be approved as read. Vote taken; Motion carried.

OLD BUSINESS:
1. Treasurer’s Report: Randy reported that “nothing’s new,” . . . “hardly any money came in,” . . . “only snow plowing went on, not much flying.”
2. Airplanes: The general status of the planes was discussed. Nothing new on the Ercoupe or payment for the Citabria.

NEW BUSINESS:
1. Mike Mango reported his Luscombe is ready to fly.
2. Mike Mango sent out a mass email asking for donations of any pots and pans members would like to get rid of as he could sure use them here at the club [making the delicious meals he provides on Wednesday nights before the meeting]. He also would like to have a counter, cabinets, and a sink (or wash tub) if anyone has any they’d like to donate. Mike said he received $75 (to be used towards the purchase of any pots and pans) from an anonymous donor. Discussion was held re turning the back room (where the fridge is) into a kitchen. The stove Mike donated can be moved back there, there is already a counter with cabinets, and all we need is a sink to install. Discussion was also held re possibly cutting a doorway through the wall between the hangar and the kitchen.
3. Since Terry Koehn had to leave the meeting early, Don Nelson felt comfortable stating his feelings re how, with all the snow we’ve had to deal with this winter, the Citabria going down, and numerous other issues that have come up since Don’s retirement from the Board and being in charge of running the airport day-to-day, Terry’s just done “one hell of a good job” running the airport.

Rick moved with second by Randy to adjourn the meeting. Vote taken; Motion carried. Meeting adjourned 6:45 p.m.

THIS WEEK’S MEMBER PROFILE
(JOE KEENEY)
(Send your profile to jimcurrancedarrapids@yahoo.com)

JOE KEENEY: Joe’s from Davenport and retired from Iowa Workforce Development Department. He started taking lessons in 1996 but never finished his license so he joined GCAC in Sep 2013 to finish up. Joe’s goal is to get his license and fly to every airport in Iowa. Joe’s son, Tim Keeney, belongs to GCAC too. Along with flying, Joe also enjoy spending time with family & grandkids, fishing, and traveling.