Palm Springs Wings Chapter 1116

Palm Springs, Bermuda Dunes, Thermal, Big Bear, CA

September Board Meeting Minutes

EAA Chapter 1116 Board of Directors Meeting

 Minutes of September 7, 2017

A.  Opening:  President Nels Carlson called the meeting to order at 6:10 pm

      1.  Introduction of members and sign-in sheet passed around. 6 members present.

           New member Kurt (Longeron) Languirand introduced himself.

      2.  Bert Ayers read the Minutes for the Board of Directors Meeting on June 1, 2017.

           Approved as corrected.

      3.  Marty Davidow gave the latest Financial Report. Approved as read.


B.  Old Business:

      1. Nels Carlson reported on his and Doug Hay’s trip to Oshkosh. Nels reported on all the services

          EAA Headquarters provide to help the local Chapters. Doug Hay is investigating all the video

          programs available to use at our General Meetings.

      2. Nels asked for Old Business from the floor.  Marty Davidow passed out a new roster of all

          the paid members, 37 paid members. Marty also requested that someone take over the sales

          of the Chapter Shirts – Doug Hay volunteered to be the shirt person. Marty announced that

          Betty will not be able to organize the Christmas Party. We will look for a volunteer to organize

          The December Christmas Party.

      3.  A lengthy discussion followed about future Young Eagle and Eagle Flights. It was decided for a

           tentative schedule of 3 Young Eagle and 2 Eagle Flights between the present and next June.

           The second Saturday of future months will be reserved for the flights with the possibility of

            adding more flights.


C. New Business:

       1.  Nels reported on the Coachella Valley Youth Aviation Education Program. A lengthy discussion

            followed. Nels proposed that the $500.00 the Chapter appropriated for the Flight Scholarship

            be donated to the CVYAEP to partially cover the cost of one student. Nels will ask the

            membership for an additional $274.00 to make the $774.00 for the sponsorship of one student.

            Nels will ask the 99’s to make a similar donation with their $500.00 Scholarship Pledge.


      3.  Sid Burks was unable to attend the meeting, so Nels presented a written report that Sid                        outlined  future educational programs for the local students.

       4. Nels reported on the possibility of the Chapter getting the use of the hangars at the

           Sheriff’s Station.

        5. Nels presented the Agenda for the September General Meeting with a totally new format.

            A lengthy discussion followed.  Chapter business will be limited to 5 to 10 minutes.

            Introduction of members, stories, more war stories and interesting speakers. The Board                       members

            approved the new format. Fly outs still proposed. Donation for the donuts proposed.

         6. Nels discussed the upcoming election of new Chapter Officers. Marty Davidow, Doug Hay and

             Bert Ayers will be the Election Committee.

          7. Nels asked for any New Business from the floor – no new business.

          8. Next Board Meeting is October 5, 2017. All members welcome.

          9. Motion to adjourn at 8:00 pm.



Special Board Meeting Minutes

EAA Chapter 1116 Special Board Meeting

Minutes for July 6, 2017

A. Opening.  Nels Carlson called the meeting to order at 6:00 pm.

      1. Welcome to members. 9 members present. Sign-up sheet passed around.

      2.  Nels explained the purpose of the special meeting.

           Subjects discussed:  Location of meetings.

                                           Time of meetings.

                                           Type of activities at the meetings.

                                           Subject matter of guest speakers.

                                           What other Chapters do at their meetings.

                                           Do the members want a change in Chapter Meetings?

                                           Do we want Social Dinners?

                                           Do we want a yearly Calendar?

      3.  Conclusions of this meeting: 

           1. Chapter Business at meetings limited to no more than 5 to 10 minutes.

           2. A survey will be presented to the membership with several options as to how, when and

               where the meetings will be held and the content of the meetings.

      4.  Input from members not attending this meeting are welcome – contact Nels.

B.  Future Meetings:   Next Board of Directors Meeting – Sept. 7, 6:00 pm, Coco’s Restaurant

                                    Next General Meeting – Sept. 16, 9:00 am, Thermal Pilots Lounge

C.  Adjourned – 7:30 pm


June Chapter Meeting Minutes

Minutes for EAA Chapter 1116 General Meeting

June 17, 2017

A.  Opening: President Nels Carlson called the meeting to order at 9:00 am

      1.  Member sign-in sheet passed around. 12 members present.

      2.  Minutes for the General Meeting of May 20, 2017, were read by Bert Ayers.

           Approved as read.

      3.  The financial status was read by Marty Davidow. Approved as read. Marty also

           Reported on the sale of the Slick Magnetos, donated by Vince Bastiani, for a

           donation value of $347.89.

B.  Old Business:

      1.  Bert Ayers gave a brief synopsis of the June Board of Directors Meeting.

      2.  Nels reported on the June 16, 2017, Young Eagles Flight. 7 young folks were flown

           by Arlene Wolhgemuth and Sid Burks. Thanks to Arlene and specially to Sid for 

          filling in at the last minute. Thanks to Ross Aviation for the use of their facility.      

           A very lengthy discussion followed.

      3.  Nels asked for any old business from the floor. Marty talked about purchasing

           Club shirts from EAA headquarters. No other old business.

C.  New Business:

      1.  Nels talked about different formats for the General Meetings and how to attract

           new members.  Another very long discussion followed. Sid Burks made a motion    

           for the Board to hold a Special Organizational Meeting during the summer break.

           Tony Terrigno seconded the motion.  It was decided to have a special meeting

           on July 6, 2017 at Coco’s Restaurant with all members invited.  Nels talked about

          getting credits for the Young Eagle Flights and members getting 25 for 25 pins

          for members having flown 25 Young Eagle students. Nels also talked about our

         members attending the 2017 AirVenture at Oshkosh. Arlene reported on the Eagle


         Flight Presentation to the Palm Desert Rotary Club.

     2.  Rafael Sierra gave a lengthy presentation about the future Coachella Valley

          Youth Aviation Program, starting on September 2, 2017.  Any help our Chapter

          members can give will be greatly appreciated.

      3. Nels asked for any new business from the floor. No new business.

D.  Miscellaneous:

       Summer break from General Meetings for July and August.

       A Special Board Meeting on July 6, 2017, 6:00 pm, Cocoa’s Restaurant

       Next regular Board Meeting on September 7, 2017, 6:00 pm, Cocoa’s Restaurant

       Next General Meeting on September 16, 2017, place TBD


       Motion to adjourn – 10:45 am.



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