7/11/2012 Minutes

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Dave Sanders - President

Patrick Kelley - Secretary

Norm Gobiel - VP

Larry Diebel

Jim Mathewson

Kevin Parks

Tony Cullins

Brad Ransom

Mike Clifton


Meeting called to order at 6:35pm

Jack Keegan was absent, so Dave gave the treasurer's report. The new news was that we had been reimbursed for the food at Valle and received an additional $250 on top of that - typical for the Spring event. Norm had brought the check to the meeting and will get it to Jack later. Our other liabilities had been paid and, with the anticipated income from the Fall event at Valle, we should maintain our funding level into next year. The arrangements for the youths attending Airventure have been set, with Flagstaff Limo agreeing to provide transportation to PHX at cost.

Norm went on to discuss the Fall event, Thunder Over Coconino. He had flyers and a couple of banners to advertise the event. He discussed some of the attractions and mentioned that the room rate at the Grand Canyon Inn would be available to those attending the banquet. He also mentioned that there was a great need for donations for the silent auction.

Mike Clifton was back with us, looking very good after his recent medical battles. He talked to us about the Copperstate event.

Jim Mathewson raised a question about some type of presentation on homebuilding at these meetings. Our meetings tend to be largely organizational, centered around event planning and our youth outreach efforts. Jim felt there should be some focus on sharing the skill set amongst the members. Discussion presented some ideas, including having the meetings at the site of some member's project or a quarterly seminar presented by various members. No clear consensus was reached but it was an excellent question and food for thought.

Pat brought up an email he had received for the chapter from EAA Chapter 1300 indicating their interest in attending Thunder Over Coconino. He had tentatively invited them to attend and/or participate. The chapter seconded the invitation, agreeing to credit their Young Eagle points back if they so wished. Norm also extended the banquet invitation if any of their members wished to stay.

Motion to adjourn was made, seconded and approved at 7:40pm.

Submitted for approval 7/18/2012.