Meeting Minutes, March 14, 2017

Flying FOOLZ Meeting Minutes

March 14, 2017 at Coyote Rojo

Attendees: Jim & Pat Connell, Karen (Peaches) Jones, Steve Flynn, Curt Morehouse & Deb Beach, Vic Chewning & Lynda Blunt, Bill Sharpe, Tom Steinmetz, Noah & Brooke Richwine, Mike & Marilyn Page, and Steve Bensinger & Sue Vartanian

Meeting called to order 7:35pm.

Last month’s meeting minutes were accepted as read.

Treasurer Report  Vic Chewning 

  • The club recently purchased a beverage dispenser, a coffee pot and postcard stock. There was one new member (Michael Jenkins, scholarship applicant from Lakeland).

[FOOLZ annual club membership dues ($12) and EAA membership numbers should be given to Vic Chewning. Make checks payable to “EAA Chapter 1489”. [There are also memberships for Associate (not an EAA member, not allowed to vote, $12 annual dues), and for Youth (associate member under 18, $5 annual dues).]

The club assets are now $14,935.18. $11,531.43 is designated for scholarships and $3403.75 is for operating expenses. 

Old business:

  • The Scholarship Committee has finalized its Scholarship Application Form and it is posted on the website ( 
  • The committee has received three scholarship applications. The committee will meet to determine recommendations for scholarship distribution. (The Board of Directors will then need to approve them.)
  • Rusty Swartzfager is now officially a licensed pilot and is eager to be at Sun ‘n Fun (April 4-9, 2017). (Please contact Barb Flynn if you are interested in volunteering at SNF). Rusty has also been working on Charlie’s old Hyperlite.

New Business/Announcements

  • Pat Connell (and Dan Reynolds) want folks to know that AOPA ( also offers scholarships. The Ninety-Nines also offer the Amelia Earheart Memorial scholarships which they prefer to use to encourage women pilots (
  • The Connells will have a Fly-in Preparation Work Party on Friday March 24th at 5pm. Workers may arrive on Saturday at 8:00am or earlier.

Preparations include: checking the runway for holes, tires to mark the runway, getting the FART cart to Wahoo airport.

Pat has invited a vendor who can put a picture of your plane on a t-shirt, so bring your favorite photos. She has also invited the artist who made the metal wall hangings.

Neal Harris’ Memorial will be at Gator Field 3-6pm March 25th. Contact April Mackin (321-229-0458, for more information.

Meeting adjourned 8:07 pm.

The next meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, April 11th 7pm at Beef O’Brady’s.

Future Fly-Ins (from website with calendar):

  • March 25th, 2017 9:00-11:00 AM at Connell’s Wahoo airport (25FL)
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