Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Join us for the 2010 Boone Area Pilots Assn. Holiday Gathering!

The 2010 BAPA Holiday Gathering will be held on Tuesday, December 14th at the Iowa Stater Restaurant inside the Gateway Center Hotel in Ames. The Iowa Stater is a casual restaurant featuring fun ambiance and a nice selection of "comfort foods." We will be ordering off of their menu and lucky for us, Tuesdays are "$10 On Tuesday" special nights! Normally $20 entrees are just $10! Plan to gather in the restaurant social area at 6:30 for a cash bar and other treats. We'll be seated for dinner at 7 and when we have finished, we can move down to their lobby area for our gift exchange. I thought it would be nice to have everyone bring a plate of Christmas cookies to share during the gift exchange. How does that sound? The gift exchange limit is $10 and please don't include gag gifts this year...we want REAL stuff! Please label your gift as for either a man, a woman or either. If the weather is really bad, use your own discretion. BAPA members are very loyal (!) and we have fought raging blizzards to make it to holiday gatherings. But still, use your discretion and put safety first. If anyone from Boone wants to carpool, let us all know. We could meet at CYA and go from there. If you are coming from out of town, you might consider an overnight stay at the Gateway that night..a fun pre-holiday overnight with your special someone, perhaps?

I have asked that you sign up by DEC. 7th so I can let the restaurant know how many to expect. You can email me directly at, or there will be a signup sheet at CYA. Family, guests and prospective BAPA members are welcome to attend with you. Dress is business-casual..or you can get dolled up in your best holiday garb, or don your Cyclone spirit colors! We usually have some sort of little game or program to share, so plan on something fun before opening gifts. I hope we have a great turnout and great weather to go with it! If you have questions, just holler. The Gateway Hotel is near the intersection of Highway 30 and University Boulevard, near the football stadium and Iowa State Center. OH...don't forget to bring your 2011 dues if you haven't paid up yet. Dues are $15 per couple or individual per year. Thanks! See you on the 14th, I hope!

Sunday, November 7, 2010

BAPA October Meeting Minutes

BAPA Meeting Minutes 10-19-10

Members Present: Ron & Diane H; Fran & Alice L; Dick S; Bob & Dino R; Kelley K; Connie Y; Lisa K;

1. Pres. Kelley called the meeting to order.
2. Bob R gave the financial report.
Treasurer’s Report was presented by Bob Rosene: Approved.
Income 10.00 dues
Expenses 23.00 flowers
85.58 coffee pots
Balances on Hand:
Checking $277.34
Cash On Hand 29.52
Money Market $2,107.38
Total Balances $2,414.24
3. Susie Richmond still wants to have plane rides for the 8th grade students that were not able to ride last summer. Plans are to do it on a Saturday in November.
4. The BAPA membership drive is still open. We have two who have joined. It was moved, seconded, and passed that new member dues for those who join between now and the end of the year apply to their 2011 dues in full.
5. Lisa discussed the Christmas party plans. We would like to have it December 14th as a first choice and December 7th as a second choice. Lisa will check the Gigglin Goat, the Gateway Hotel, and other restaurants and send out information to the club.
6. The program was presented by Harley Weyer about his time spent working with NASA.

Respectfully submitted.
Diane Harland