Report from elections committee at board meeting indicated the following candidates: Nels Carlson president, John Stevens Vice president, Dan Terzian Treasure, Arlene as Eagle Flight Chairperson & coordinator, Doug Hay to continue with providing badges and Club apparel (T shirts etc.). Committee looking for members to step up and show interest in Clubs needs for helpers and leaders. Open positions at this time are: Secretary, Hangar Rash publisher (chapter’s newsletter), Flight Planner & coordinator, Safety officer, Program and events coordinator (includes fund raisers, program speakers & events other than Young Eagle and Eagle flight). As indicated in board meeting minutes we agreed to accept Roger Wards offer to accept Chairperson of the chapters EAA Young Eagle Flights, with the understanding Carlos Bojorquez be the coordinator. Carlos will become a member of the chapter which is a requirement, it will be great to have a youthful member and hopefully provide other youths to be active members.
A future project discussed, at board meeting, securing a chapter hangar facility. Many options open, Sheriffs facility, Lease Hangar, purchase land and construct. This is not new as the majority of chapter funds were originally donated for that purpose. Well keep the membership informed and any member with ideas concerning securing funds, sites etc. would be appreciated.
We need aircraft from members for the Eagle and young Eagle flights as well as planned excursions with members and 99's group. 99's in the past request to be included in flight activities which I'm Trying to provide for the 5-6 active members. This has to be an important step for member fun and enjoyment. Hopefully the new flight coordinator will be able to accommodate this need.
This coming week end starting Friday I'll be an official timer for the 99's air race at Borrego Springs.
Looking forward to the event and being part of flying. Airplanes and flying are our passions and we have to find a way to provide our membership and the 99's the opportunity to experience flight.
The Xmas party planning continues and your response to who is attending is needed. In addition number of your guests and your planned donate dish for the event. This is a joint event with the local 99's. The date is December 16th, 11 AM till 2 PM. John Kamburoff's Hangar is being provided for the event. When possible email me your information. We will have turkey and ham supplied by chapter as well as rental of chairs, tables, dishes, glasses, utensils, linen table cloths and napkins. They set up on Saturday and remove after our event. No clean up necessary except you own dish, please provide your own serving spoon or knife etc. Thanks in advance.
Not all of us have the time (still working) to be fully active in the chapter’s affairs, however there are positions and jobs in need of help. Your personal involvement is needed. Help in the membership must
be available for any event or task, so, which are you? helper or a leader!
My personal experience, approximately 3 plus years ago I joined the chapter and found myself to be appointed vice president due to a vacancy. I was and am retired, so after the year as VP president Dug Hay's two year term expired as president and again I was appointed president for a two year term. This year’s term is ending soon and the committee requested my continuance as President. I agreed lacking any ones interest for the position. The job takes considerable effort which I have the time to do. It's been an honor and a privilege to represent our chapter. I promise to provide my leader ship and except your suggestions and the boards direction. Our goal should be promoting aviation interests as well as informative, interesting presentations for our meetings and events. This in my view would promote more interest and participation as well as membership growth.
Signing off, be safe! President, Nels Carlson