Dear chapter members,
Thank you to everyone who took advantage of the donation matching offer in December-January. Total donations were more than $22,500 (for youth scholarships and the general fund). This shows how much our members care about this EAA chapter, and its mission.
As the incoming chapter president, my first resolution is to work on chapter communication and participation. My belief is: the more you participate, the more you get out of your membership. Participation includes donating, making pancakes, flying Young Eagles, squeezing rivets, learning new skills and more. But, first you need to know about opportunities that exist in the chapter and how to join in.
We’re going to experiment with a few ideas. This broadcast is one of them. Think of it as a mini newsletter. Also, Cliff Gerber has added a breakfast volunteer sign-up on our website. It takes 28 volunteers to run each breakfast. We need volunteers, so please CLICK THIS to sign yourself up.
We’ve created a group email/forum. Everyone should have received an invitation. More than 50 chapter members have joined already. The forum can be used to have conversations among chapter members. You can ask questions, share trip reports, photos, etc. Click this to go to the EAA105-forum.
If you haven’t heard – we have a project in hangar G1. It’s a 1946 Cessna 120. It was donated by the late chapter member Terry Smith. We’d like to restore it to airworthy condition. A dedicated fund was created by chapter members to cover the cost. This is an opportunity for chapter members to learn and/or to collaborate on a restoration. It’s open to anyone interested in helping. You can follow along here: Cessna 120 photo album
We’ll be making plans for 2022 soon. The floor is open to anyone who has a suggestion. We canceled an RC build and fly program in 2020 due to COVID. It would be great to see that back on the calendar. Chapter meeting programs? Young Eagle events? Fly-in/out? Let’s make it happen.
Lastly, I’d like to acknowledge the ongoing challenge with COVID and its effects. We decided to cancel the January and the February breakfast. The omicron variant and holiday test results were a surprise. We plan to resume in March. Thanks to those of you who continue to volunteer and attend. The pancake breakfast is a valuable part of our community.
Send me an email if you’d like to know more about any of the above programs. The forum is another way to suggest or organize an event. I’m hopeful that 2022 will bring positive change.
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