December News

December Meeting – There was a decent turnout at the December 6th meeting. The eight members that were present helped decide on club business issues. They voted that the club give free club memberships to persons under 18 years old. It was also agreed to purchase holiday gifts for Norm and Ken again this year as an expression of thanks for allowing us fly at their nice location.  Pete said he will handle the gift details again this year as well as emailing the message reminding members to renew dues for 2013.  It was noted that the toilet had been winterization by Bob and mowing and canopy storage had been completed by Stuart.  Our annual drawing for a free year of dues was held at the end of the meeting.  It was initially won by Steve who then generously declined the prize allowing members a second chance at the draw which was then won by Bill.  Members recieve a ticket for that drawing every time they attend a meeting, and Bill attends most all of them.  Pete gave a description of a POW talk that he attended while at the McMinnville Air Museum. Stuart brought a computer and flight simulator to the meeting that several members flew.  He plans to bring it again at the Jan meeting if anyone wants to use it then.

Email Inbox–  McMinnville Aircraft Modelers sent us a message saying they will host their Annual Swap Meet on March 9, 2013.  You can contact their Swap Meet Coordinator Larry Miller with any questions, (503) 472-4987 (see also the vendor application)

New Year –  Another year of fun and exciting flying has gone by and we can start looking forward to a wonderful new season of flying in 2013.  The club had great member support and good participation in 2012, please don’t forget to renew your dues for the new year.   (dues info)