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Green Castle Flour Drop on July 10, 2016

GCAC 2016 Flour Drop-Cancelled

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

MINUTES of the July 6, 2016 Board of Directors Meeting

The meeting was called to order by President Tim Scheer at 6:29 PM.
OTHER BOARD MEMBERS PRESENT: Rick Treiber, Ryan Story, Calvin Colony, Randy Stannard, and Karo Stigler
MEMBERS PRESENT: Don Nelson, Bob Dunn, Brett Lenz, Merlin Weissheier, Chris Lenz (and Paige), Mike Mango, and Terry Koehn
GUESTS PRESENT: Nick Paxton and four other pilots from Rockwell
The Minutes of the June 29, 2016 Board of Directors meeting were read by Karo. Rick moved with second by Randy that we approve the minutes as read. Vote taken; Motion carried.
OLD BUSINESS:
1. Treasurer’s Report: Randy reported that we have enough money in the bank to pay our insurance bill, but “that’s just about it.” We’re in the same place we were in last week and the week before. We’re staying alive, but just week-to-week.
2. Airplanes: Terry reported that 11157 is “in bad shape” and will cost a lot of money to repair. Tim bought the brakes for the Chief and will install them, hopefully, by this Sunday. All other airplanes are operational.
3. REMINDER: FLOUR DROP IS JULY 10 (THIS SUNDAY)! [NOTE: SINCE WE WERE RAINED OUT JULY 10, THE FLOUR DROP IS RESCHEDULED FOR JULY 17, 2016.]
4. Bob brought chicken, etc. for tonight’s meeting and said reimbursement should go to our general fund instead of to him. THANKS, BOB!
NEW BUSINESS:
None
Randy moved with second by Ryan that we adjourn. Vote taken; Motion carried. Meeting adjourned at 7:06 PM

MINUTES of the June 29, 2016 Board of Directors Meeting

NOTE!  These Minutes indicate the Flour Drop is July 10; however, since the Minutes are being published after that date, and the event was weathered out, the Flour Drop has been rescheduled on JULY 17, 2016!

The meeting was called to order by President Tim Scheer at 6:35 PM.
OTHER BOARD MEMBERS PRESENT: Randy Stannard, Calvin Colony, and Karo Stigler
MEMBERS PRESENT: Don Nelson, Bob Dunn, Brett Lenz, Merlin Weissheier, Chris Lenz (and Paige), Mike Mango, and Jim Beeghly
The Minutes of the June 22, 2016 Board of Directors meeting were read by Karo. Randy moved with second by Calvin that we approve the minutes as read. Vote taken; Motion carried.
OLD BUSINESS:
1. Treasurer’s Report: Randy gave a report on the status of our grim finances
2. Airplanes: Terry reported that 11157 is “in bad shape.” All other airplanes are up and flying.
3. REMINDER: FLOUR DROP IS JULY 10! We have flyers on the meeting room table for taking and handing out.
4. Discussion was held re either raising dues and/or issuing a special assessment and/or asking for donations to lift us out of our financial slump (caused by airplane repairs). Don Nelson said if 100 people each donate $100 (“new money,” not money already on account), he’ll match up to $3,000 (which will come off of the rent money we owe him). Randy moved with second by Karo that we ask for donations. Vote taken; Motion carried.
5. Mike Mango thanked Tim, Chris, and Calvin for flying over Betsy’s daughter’s wedding reception.
NEW BUSINESS:
1. Two new members: Rich Toomsen and his 15-year-old son, Levi with Levi being our newest student pilot.
Randy moved with second by Calvin that we adjourn. Vote taken; Motion carried. Meeting adjourned at 7:13 PM

MINUTES of the June 22, 2016 Board of Directors Meeting

The meeting was called to order by President Tim Scheer at 6:31 PM.
OTHER BOARD MEMBERS PRESENT: Randy Stannard, Calvin Colony, Jerry Smithey, and Karo Stigler
MEMBERS PRESENT: Don Nelson, Bob Dunn, Brett Lenz, Merlin Weissheier, Chris Lenz (and Paige), Trey Castillo (and Ashley), Terry Koehn, Riley Lowe (and Taylor), and Dennis Henderson
The Minutes of the June 15, 2016 Board of Directors meeting were read by Chris. Randy moved with second by Calvin that we approve the minutes as read. Vote taken; Motion carried.
OLD BUSINESS:
1. Treasurer’s Report: Randy gave a report on the status of our finances.
2. Airplanes: Terry reported that 11157 and the 172 are still down. All other airplanes are up and flying.
3. REMINDER: FLOUR DROP IS JULY 10! We have flyers on the meeting room table for taking and handing out.
4. Scholarship Update: Terry said Jackson has completed all the requirements for his private license and would have gone for his check-ride; however, our examiner is at training. Jackson will most likely go the second week in July for his check-ride.
5. We should hear soon about resealing the new blacktop behind the office.
NEW BUSINESS:
1. President Tim Scheer presented long-time member and former Board member Bob Dunn with a beautiful plaque indicating our appreciation for all he’s contributed to the Club.
2. Marion’s fly-in is this week; several members plan on attending.
3. New Members: Terry reported that John Pratt (USAF pilot) recently joined. Also, student pilot John Betterton joined recently. John plans on finishing up his training by fall, after which he’ll go to ATC school.
4. Terry will be on vacation 24 June to 5 July. Ryan will be available for instruction.
5. Tim said his Smith Miniplane taxied the other day.
6. Scholarship pilot Riley Lowe leaves Tuesday (28 June) for the Air Force Academy. Riley promised he’ll come back to visit when he’s on leave. GOOD LUCK, RILEY!
Karo moved with second by Jerry that we adjourn. Vote taken; Motion carried. Meeting adjourned at 6:50 PM

MINUTES of the June 15, 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, Calvin Colony, Ryan Story.
MEMBERS PRESENT: Don Nelson, Brett Lenz, Merlin Weissheier, Chris Lenz (and Paige), Jim Beeghly, Joe Demaria and Johnita Treiber.
The Minutes of the June 8, 2016 Board of Directors meeting were read by Ryan. Rick moved with second by Randy that we approve the minutes as read. Vote taken; Motion carried.
OLD BUSINESS:
1. Treasurer’s Report: Randy gave a report on our financial status.
2. Airplanes: Randy reported after a call from Terry that the 172 is down for a steering issue and parts are ordered. It should be back soon. 11157, which is at Bloomfield, is being put back together and all other airplanes are up and flying.
3. REMINDER: FLOUR DROP IS JULY 10!
NEW BUSINESS:
1. Member Ivan Walker passed away 6/14/16.
2. Mike is still working on his business and not available for food. If anyone has a plan for next week let the BOD know.
3. Flour drop advertising is on Facebook and on the DOT website. Everyone else should put out the word wherever they can. We have flyers here to pick up and post and/or hand out.
4. Food was provided tonight by Rick and Johnita and was great. Thanks!
Rick moved with second by Randy that we adjourn. Vote taken; Motion carried. Meeting adjourned at 6:46 PM

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