The meeting was called to order by President Tim Scheer at 6:30 PM.
OTHER BOARD MEMBERS PRESENT: Don Nelson, Bob Dunn, Rick Treiber, Brett Lenz, Randy Stannard, and Karo Stigler
MEMBERS PRESENT: Terry Koehn, Jim Beeghly, Mike Mango, Jim Curran, Andy Carpenter, Patrick McCormick, Tom Cassavant, Ryan Story, and Mark Eads
GUEST: Chad Pfohl (guest of Tom Cassavant)
The Minutes of the May 1, 2013 Board of Directors meeting were read by Karo. Bob Dunn moved with second by Brett Lenz that the minutes be approved as read. Vote taken; Motion carried.
1. Treasurer’s Report: Don said our bills for last month and before are paid; we only owe bills that have come in this month. The rebuilt cylinder for the Citabria cost about $900. Had we not paid that, we’d pretty much be doing okay; however now, we’re a little short. Anybody who’d like to pay their bill is welcome to do so; it would sure help.
2. Airplanes: Don talked to Tony re the ASI and gas odor. Tony will contact the manufacturer and see if they can send a new one to switch for the old one. Re the gas smell, the odor is only in the cockpit, not under the cowling. Discussion was held re what the problem might be. Don said Tony will check on the gas smell and, if located, will fix it. If Tony can’t find it and/or fix it, we’ll find someone who can. We also got a report that black oil seems to be on the back of the tach cable. Tony will check that out also.
157 has a problem with the push-to-talk on the pilot’s side.
3. Clean-Up Day: Don said 7 or 8 guys came out, really worked hard, and got a lot of work done, e.g., got new rope for the flag pole and they put it and the flag back up on the tower; cleaned out the drain in the center of the island so the water drains better; cut down trees on the north end of runway 33, cleaned out the office hangar and hauled a bunch of junk out, made arrangements to put an overhead door on the open hangar where the tractors are kept; and they had lunch. Discussion was held re needing someone to haul a bunch of scrap metal away. Rick moved with second by Karo that Terry bring his trailer out and cart it away. More discussion was held. Tabled.
4. Ground school update: Mark Eads said it’s going well. There are two more classes, then the students will take the practice tests so they can see how they’re doing. Discussion was held re Ryan Story, our newest CFI, teaching the next session of ground school classes. Mark said he’ll supply him with his notes and lesson plans so Ryan can take over when the next session is scheduled.
5. Flour Drop and Spot Landing Contest: Tim confirmed he’ll provide the meat and trophies; we’ll make final details and arrangements at next week’s meeting.
1. Annual Preschool Visit: Chief flight instructor Terry Koehn gave his annual tour to 25-30 preschool youngsters from North Liberty. A good time was had by all . . . sounds like, from how Terry described it, he had a great time.
Bob moved with second by Brett to adjourn the meeting. Vote taken; Motion carried. Meeting adjourned at 7:07 PM.
THIS WEEK’S MEMBER PROFILE
By Jim Curran
Tim Scheer; power company facilities technician. President of GCAC; Private; lots of taildragger experience; basic aerobatics. Became interested in airplanes from a very early age. Started taking lessons at age 20. Got license and soon after bought a Taylorcraft and made it flyable with duct tape; built Smith Miniplane. Had one forced landing (prop oil seal) but made it back to airport. A&P – specialty in Continental engine rebuilding; ASE Master Tech (automotive); Radiotelephone First Class license. Skydiving (250 jumps including 5 streamers); Ultralight flying. Other interests: car restoration, Harley and auto drag racing; ham radio. Snappy dresser.