Upcoming Events

April 23rd, 2015

May 17 – 10AM-2PM Fly/Drive-In Brunch
June 7 – 12PM-4PM Flour Drop
September 20 – 11AM-4PM Family Air Adventure
October 17 – 11AM-4PM Annual Stockholder meeting and Pumpkin Splat

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 April 8, 2015 Board of Directors Meeting

April 16th, 2015

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

OTHER BOARD MEMBERS PRESENT: Bob Dunn, CFII Ryan Story, Rick Treiber, Randy Stannard, and Karo Stigler

MEMBERS PRESENT: Don Nelson, Mike Mango, Jim Beeghly, Trey Castillo, Al Schmidt, Brett Lenz, Chris Lenz, CFII Terry Koehn, Merlin Weissheier, Dave White, Eric Smyth, and Mark Eads

The Minutes of the April 1, 2015 Board of Directors meeting was read by Karo. Bob moved with second by Ryan that the minutes be approved as read. Vote taken; Motion carried.

OLD and NEW BUSINESS:

1. Treasurer’s Report: Randy gave a report on our financial status.

2. Airplanes: Terry reported on the general status of the airplanes.

3. Re the $25-membership for 18 and under, the benefits are: attend social functions, ground school is free, and they get to help wash airplanes. They do not, however, have flying privileges. We’ll get the info out to schools (see attached to original of minutes suggested notice for posting in schools from member John Butler).

4. The rain date for the Family Air Adventure is SEPTEMBER 27, 2015 (not September 21 as erroneously stated in the March 11 Minutes).

5. REMEMBER tailwheel instruction by Tim and Ryan is SATURDAY, APRIL 18, 2015 at 10:00. Fee for instruction and lunch: $30.

6. New Member: Dale Bieber (private and instrument pilot) from Coralville. WELCOME!

7. Ground School: The most recent session was a good class; pizza was served.

8. Scholarship Students Trey and Riley: No flying this week due to weather.

9. Meals at Board Meetings: Tim said Mike’s meal fund is running in the red after some meetings as not everyone is paying. Please remember to pay if you eat. Thanks.

10. Mike is having a kitchen fund free-will fundraiser on Thursday, April 23 from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. He’s likely to have a 50/50 drawing, hot dogs, hamburgers, and a free ride around the patch (weather permitting) by Ryan, Chris, and/or Tim. Scott Pearson of Tipton said we can use his hangar or out in front of the office for a BBQ on May 27 (hamburgers, cole slaw, chips, etc.). More later.

11. Terry reminded us that the grass is growing and needs to be mowed; plans need to be made to get together a mowing committee.

Bob moved with second by Randy that we adjourn. Vote taken; Motion carried. Adjourned at 7:07 PM.

 

MINUTES of the April 1, 2015 Board of Directors Meeting

April 9th, 2015

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

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

MEMBERS PRESENT: Don Nelson, Mike Mango, Chris Lenz and Paige, Brett Lenz, Trey Castillo, Mark & Sandy Eads, Dave White, Merlin Weissheier, Al Schmidt, Jim Beeghly, Dean Teslik, and new member Eric Smyth.

GUESTS PRESENT: Kevin Gyrion and Colton Magnesson.

The Minutes of the March 25, 2015 Board of Directors meeting were read by Chris. Bob 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: Ryan reported on the airplanes.
  3. One new member : Eric Smyth, application turned in tonight.
  4. We have new T-shirts available in the office. We also have some items donated to be auctioned (radio controlled Cub and other miscellaneous items).
  5. Ground School is going “swimmingly,” per Ryan.
  6. Scholarship students are doing well and getting in more flying as weather improves.

NEW BUSINESS:

The airport clean-up date is the first weekend of May.

  1. Our instructors will be putting on a school on April 18 to discuss and instruct on tailwheel flying and safe handpropping. Afterward will be a lunch by Mike Mango. Fee is $30 each.
  2. Ryan has purchased an airplane kit.

Bob moved with second by Randy to adjourn the public portion of the meeting. Vote taken; Motion carried. Meeting adjourned at 6:51 PM.

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Additional discussion was had by Board members only regarding the financial status of the club and the need to change dues structure. The consensus was to go ahead with a student membership at a small dues cost to test the interest level. Changing the dues structure was tabled until the fall after we see how the summer activity is measured.

Rick moved with second by Bob that we offer a student membership to under 18-year-olds to be a member at a cost of $25 per year. Vote taken; Motion carried.

Bob moved with second by Rick to adjourn the special meeting. Vote taken; Motion carried. Board-only meeting adjourned at 7:23 PM.

MINUTES of the March 25, 2015 Board of Directors Meeting

April 8th, 2015

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

OTHER BOARD MEMBERS PRESENT: Bob Dunn, Rick Treiber, Calvin Colony, Randy Stannard, and Karo Stigler

MEMBERS PRESENT: Don Nelson, Mike Mango, Jim Beeghly, Chris Lenz, Dean Teslik, CFII Terry Koehn, Merlin Weissheier, Trey Castillo, Andy Carpenter, Al Schmidt, Alex Patch, and Mark Eads

The Minutes of the March 18, 2015 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 and NEW BUSINESS:

1. Treasurer’s Report: Randy gave a report on our financial status. (A rental and income comparison vs. airplane expenses table was presented and will be posted on the wall in the office as well as attached to original of minutes).

2. Airplanes: Terry gave a report on the general status of the airplanes.

3. Mango says Ryan will put our events on the Iowa Aviation schedule.

4. The big hangar door cable that broke was fixed by Tim and Rick. They both bought the necessary materials to fix the cable, and the club will make reimbursement (half of which will be donated back to the club). Mango provided eats.

5. Multi-tier membership. Rick moved with second by Randy that the Board hold a private meeting after next Wednesday’s meeting. Vote taken; Motion carried. Calvin will be unable to attend but gave his proxy to Tim. (A letter from a member to the Board is attached to original of the minutes.)

6. Scholarship Students: flying and doing well.

7. Willie Nelson’s mother-in-law (Millie Campion) passed away; Karo collected donations and will order flowers to be sent to the Gay and Ciha Funeral Home in Iowa City.

8. Karo moved with second by Rick that the last Wednesday of each month be suspended and that we all enjoy the fact that we’re pilots and FLY! Vote taken; Motion carried. So, in lieu of a meeting on the last Wednesday of every month, we will NOT have a meeting but will, instead, get in the planes and fly somewhere. Discussion was held re designation possibilities.

9. New Member: Alex Patch (student pilot). WELCOME, Alex!

10. Everyone designated Mike Mango to be our social director. Congrats, Mike. You’ve been doing the job, now you’ve got a title.

11. Rick moved with second by Randy that we put 19Q on the market for $12,000 AS IS. With a fresh annual and repaired cylinder, the price will be $14,000. Vote taken; Motion carried.

Bob moved with second by Randy that we adjourn. Vote taken; Motion carried. Adjourned at 7:12 PM.

 

MINUTES of the March 18, 2015 Board of Directors Meeting

March 26th, 2015

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

OTHER BOARD MEMBERS PRESENT: CFII Ryan Story, Rick Treiber, Calvin Colony, Randy Stannard, and Karo Stigler

MEMBERS PRESENT: Don Nelson, Mark Elbert, Joe DeMaria, Mike Mango, Jim Beeghly, Chris Lenz, Dean Teslik, CFII Terry Koehn, Merlin Weissheier, and Dave White

GUESTS PRESENT: Eric and Alexander Smyth (ground school students), Alex Patch, and Idan Nadler

The Minutes of the March 11, 2015 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 and NEW BUSINESS:

1. Treasurer’s Report: Randy gave a report on our financial status.

2. Airplanes: Terry gave a report on the general status of the airplanes.

3. Multi-tier Membership was discussed.

4. Ground School: Ryan said it’s going well.

5. The big hangar door cable broke but was temporarily repaired by Terry, Jim, and Tim. Tim will get cables and it will be permanently fixed this weekend.

6. May 2, 2015 at 9:00 a.m. was selected as a spring work day; Terry will drum up a list of things that need to be done.

7. Scholarship Students: Commencing March 30, Riley will be on spring break and will be flying every week day for three weeks; should wrap it up in May. Trey flies about once a week but will be flying more when the weather gets better.

Rick moved with second by Randy that we adjourn. Vote taken; Motion carried. Adjourned at 7:15 PM.