Board Meeting Jan 15th, 2009
Attendees: John Leslie, Mike Parry (notes), Jeff Vaughan, Bill Kelsall, Phil Lopez, Harv martens
Venue: Six Paupers, Hockessin
Membership Drive 2009 – targeting 25 new members in the year. Mike presented the Chapter 240 Brochure draft, for mailing, distribution etc. Agreed that a permanent advertisement of the Chapter (including a poster and brochure) positioned at Brandywine Airport, Coatsville etc could attract ‘local’ flyers and new members. We should also plan to have a 240 Booth at the Brandywine Helo day, and other local aviation events.
Chapter 240 ‘Open Day’ was proposed. A similar event was being discussed for the New Garden Airport; we should join that event, if it happens. Making this a membership opportunity will require planning and prep. Action – all
Pancake Breakfast Dates agreed as: May 16, June 14 (Sunday – Air Show), July 11 and Sept 12.
Air Show update. There will be an air show, June 14th. The Planning Group has been re-formed, Mike attending
Chapter Projects Event was proposed and discussed; adding an ‘RV’ event as a fly-in to one of the scheduled Breakfasts could attract many local RV owners (and potential new members), with a prize for ‘flown furthest’. Other aircraft groupings could be considered at other Breakfasts (eg ‘tail-wheel event’). Action – Jeff
A “Light-Sports’ Aviation event was proposed and discussed. Mike to approach the Lancaster company, and New Garden management. Action – Mike
‘Old Buzzards’ date set as August 15th
Overall Condition of Accounts is positive, with balances ~$13,000. The Treasurer has requested formal Restoration Project Expense Plans for the year, anticipating $9,000 of related expenses. John to provide.
Membership database and email listings still not sync’d. Harv to complete
At-Large Report Bill Kelsall
Fly-outs will be held the Saturday following the Membership meetings (weather permitting). Bill coordinating destinations.
The Chapter members visit to the Millville Warbird collection has been arranged for Saturday March 7th.
A re-visit to the Keystone Helo Plant will be arrange in the spring
Young Eagles Report John L.
Planned Events are set for the year as follows;
May 16, July 11 and Sept 12
Massey date to be arranged
Boy Scout troop event to be arranged
Scholarship Update; Scholarship Award Winner Rachel Macey will be invited to the first Membership meeting held at the Chapter Hangar. She, and her instructor, Jon Martin, will talk about her flight training progress
Hangar Report Phil Lopez
New lathe tools etc still awaited, Action – Jeff
Chapter Newsletter; Harv unable to complete going forward. Mike to seek new Editor, several names suggested, Action – Mike
Chapter Web Site; needs a refresh, Action – Harv and Mike