We start the new year with a new format to our meetings as we look to inform but also further engage the membership in Chapter Happenings, local aviation events and in the aviation community. Also, we have a goal of completing our meeting no later than 9.15PM.
Each month we’ll invite a Chapter Member to give a brief update on their project, their successes and challenges. Hopefully we can all learn from their experiences and offer support where needed.
Through this new year we’ll be hoping to encourage more active volunteering to sustain and advance the Chapter and to keep our unique Hangar Workshop & Meeting Room facility in great shape. We’ll have opportunities for members to demonstrate and contribute their expertise and skillsets to help us all achieve this.
January 8th Membership Meeting
The program for our first meeting of the new year will include;
Aviation Happenings in our region – the Events Team
Chapter Fly-Outs for January to April – Bud Swenson
Sun ‘n Fun 2018 – Mike Parry
Member Project Sharing – Don Eisle and his RV-build Adventure
Monthly Guest Speaker – Deb Harding – Ballooning
9pm Wrap-Up – Chapter President, Brian Blackwell
Our Guest Speaker: Deb Harding is an accomplished balloonist and has been at N57 numerous times to be in both the Balloon Fest, and with the EAA Chapter 240 Youth Jamboree. During our Youth Jamboree, Deb volunteered her balloon, her expertise, and time to involve everyone in actually preparing the balloon for assent, then also performing multiple glows. Deb will speak on balloon basics (and as many details as there are questions) as well as some of her ballooning adventures.
Plan on joining us; we’ll have coffee and cookies at 6.30pm. Bring along guests and visitors – all welcome!