Saturday, April 24, 2010

BAPA April Meeting Minutes

Minutes for BAPA meeting held Tuesday evening, April 20, 2010.

Thanks to Fran for preparing the program for this evening. It was a beautiful evening for flying and four planes with 7 members participated in the “precision” flour drop. Big winner for the evening was Jeff Lorimor, second place went to the team of Bill & Kate Durbin. However, all participants enjoyed competing and the opportunity to fly on a clear, quiet evening. Thanks also to Dick Schneider for photographing and judging.

Meeting called to order by President Kelley Kokemiller. Members present: Connie Younger, Bill & Kate Durbin, Jeff & Peg Lorimor, Dick Schneider, Dirk Scholten, Bob & Dino Rosene, Frank DeBartelo, Kelly Kokemiller, and Fran & Alice Laabs.

Fran made a motion to accept March minutes as sent, Jeff seconded. Bob Rosene gave treasurer’s report. We have $420.45 in checking; $29.52 cash on hand and $2,107.38 in our money market.

Kelley & Dave Morgan gave a report on preparations being made for the Military Appreciation Day/8th Air Force Reunion to be held August 14 from 8:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. at the Boone Airport. There will be aircraft and military equipment on display, among them a P51, 3 T6s, L4, L5, Stearman. Food will be provided and served by the Boone VFW for a charge of $7. BAPA will provide coffee and doughnuts and other beverages (ice tea, lemonade, water) with a donation jar to cover costs. Local TV and radio stations will be notified and announcements will be sent to area airports. BAPA has been asked to assist with setting up tables and chairs, parking cars and planes, shuttling guests, helping publicize, and cleanup.

Kelley reported Susie Richmond was denied by the School Board to be involved in rewarding the essay winners with a plane ride due to liability considerations. She would still like to make it happen by making it an activity not associated with the school. Dave Kalwishky indicated Chapter 135 EAA would be willing to assist with providing rides. Fran made a motion to have Dave talk with Susie to schedule this, Bill seconded. BAPA will provide assistance as needed.

Peg mentioned planting flowers by the Airport sign. Peg & Dino will set up a time in early May to purchase the plants and will send an email requesting assistance in planting. We discussed applying fertilizer and possibly getting mulch from the displays after the Farm Progress Show.

Connie announced a dinner and Hangar Dance will be held Saturday, May 15. Dinner will be served by the VFW from 6-7 p.m. and the dance held from 7-10 p.m. BAPA will assist with setting up tables, publicity, serving popcorn, and clean up.

Connie made a motion to adjourn. Jeff seconded. Meeting adjourned at 8:45 p.m.

Alice Laabs

Secretary, Pro-Tem

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