Palm Springs Wings Chapter 1116

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

October President's Message

President’s Message:

Missed the September letter with all the stuff going on it looks like a great season is ahead for our chapter. Our first event begins Saturday the 14th with Eagle flights for 4-5 adults. This is possible too Arlene's and Marty's efforts in making presentations to two Rotary clubs in the valley. They were able to generate interest and participation with the eagle program. Arlene is the coordinator for the event and will be operating out of John Kamburoff hangar with flights starting at 10 AM. Doug Hay will have hamburgers etc. after the event for participants and volunteers. Let’s all support Arlene with her event. Let Doug know of your participation.

Other things going on is Rafael Sierras CVYAEP education program for ten months first Saturday of each month at 8:30 AM Sheriff’s Station conference room, starting in September.        

There are five girls and twelve boys participating at a cost $ 774.00 per student. The chapter donated $ 774.00 to this 510 (C) (3) corporation for sponsoring one student. The first two sessions went well and included Saturday meeting with a visit to the Sheriffs Hangar facility and static display of three aircraft. Rafael, Arlene and the Highway patrol Cessna aircraft. The hangar facility is 14,000 sf with offices, pilot stations and conference room, approximately 8,000 sf. The Hangar has an overhead 4 ton traveling crane, air-conditioning and electric hangar doors. In the future it may be possible for EAA, 99's and CVYAEP to jointly occupy for our mutual use.

The new format for general meeting was well attended and favorable accepted. Please check the agendas forwarded each month, for programs and speakers.  

Our committee for election of officers is working on their selection and if any of you are interested in serving as officers or Chairpersons please advise one of the following members:

Anthony Terrigno, Martin Davidow, Bert Ayers and Douglas Hay.               

The board requested I contact Roger Ward to Chair the Young Eagle program and I'm awaiting his response. Open committee chair persons are: Young Eagles (see above, hopefully accepted, Club flight activities, Safety officer and membership and speakers. Future information and results will be included in board and general meeting agendas and minutes.

Board meeting October 5th four officers and three members attended and had a lengthy agenda

Discussion concerning Young Eagle flight Chairperson and the need to replace Sid Burks resignation of this position. Recommended to contact Roger Ward to fill this position.

Xmas party discussion concerning replacement for coordinator for event due to Betty Davidow unavailability. After discussion I agreed to organize the function and will seek help from membership. It was agreed to rent chairs, tables, plates, glasses, utensils and Table cloths for the joint event with 99's. The table set-up would be on Friday and clean up after party on Saturday all done by rental company. The final count of participants will be needed by first week in December. John Kamburoff is providing his hangar for the event. Those interested in helping please contact me.

Signing Off, Be Safe, President, Nels Carlson


New Members

Welcome new members: Kurt Languirand !!!!!



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