Meeting Minutes, November 10, 2015

Flying FOOLZ Meeting Minutes

November 10, 2015 Coyote Rojo


Attendees: Jim & Pat Connell, Steve & Barb Flynn, Karen (Peaches) Jones, Bill & Karen Sharpe, Jan Tukeva, Skip D'Ascanio, Vic Chewning, Steve Bensinger & Sue Vartanian

Special Guest: Marty Keller from Spring Hill (and Ohio) with an RV12. 



Meeting called to order 7:36pm.


The previous meeting minutes were modified to remove Steve Bensinger as candidate for Treasurer.


Treasurer Report – The club bank account has $4769.83 after the October Fly-in and final expenses for Young Eagles' Day in September (about $470). The Halloween Breakfast had just over 160 people and made $995 from food and 50/50 raffle (the prize money was donated back to the club). Expenses were $366.36 (including new griddle and coffee urn). The net proceeds were $628.64. 


Election of Club Officers – The nominating committee, Karen (Peaches) Jones, Dan Reynolds and Jim Connell, presented the list of nominees:

  • President Steve Bensinger
  • Vice President Pat Connell
  • Secretary Sue Vartanian
  • Treasurer Vic Chewning
  • Directors (3): Steve Flynn, Barb Flynn, Bill Sharpe


The membership voted to elect the slate as presented. Each officer is elected for a 2-year term.


Scholarship applications – We need a committee to review the applications and to choose the scholar(s). (The application has been posted on the FlyingFOOLZ.org website. Click link to FOOLZ Newz.)


Young Eagles event February 20th – Motion made and passed to have a second Young Eagles event on February 20th 10am-3pm. The Young Eagle's Committee (Peaches, Jim & Pat C, and Dan Reynolds) can work on arranging for pilots, filing paperwork, advertising, and delegating whatever else needs to be done. 


Florida Cub Flyers Meeting December 5th at Connell's Wahoo – The FOOLZ will help serve lunch to the Cub Flyers. The group will also be collecting (new, unwrapped) Toys for Tots.

Lunch proceeds go to the FOOLZ club. Pat has already arranged for local restaurants to donate food and drink. She has also gotten the local 4H Club to provide help. Jim plans to park the airplanes in the hayfield(s), but expects only 30 planes or so. RSVPs are due by the 2nd. We agreed to use frequency 123.0 (same as Flying W). Pat asked that FOOLZ members arrive by 10:00am to help.


Holiday Party – Membership voted to have a party on Sunday December 13th. Everyone is invited to bring a dish. Barb Flynn, Karen Sharpe, and Jan Tukeva will decide where and when. We will not have a Tuesday meeting in December. 


Other Fly-ins: Williston Pig Roast and Winter Haven lunch both on November 14th


Meeting adjourned 8:17 pm.



The next meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, January 12th 7pm at Coyote Rojo

Holiday Party is Sunday, December 13th.



Future Fly-Ins (from FlyingFOOLZ.org website with calendar):

  • December 5th, 2015 11:00AM – 2:00PM Florida Cub Flyers' Meeting with Toys for Tots
  • January 30th, 2016 9:00-11:00 AM at Flying W Air Ranch (9FL1)
© 2016-2017 EAA Chapter 1489, Inc.