Meeting Minutes, November 8, 2016

[Attachment(s) from Sue Vartanian included below]

Flying FOOLZ Meeting Minutes

November 8, 2016 at Coyote Rojo


Attendees: Pat & Jim Connell, Karen (Peaches) Jones, Steve Flynn, Vic Chewning, Skip D’Ascanio, Bill Sharpe, Curt Morehouse & Deb Beach, Bob & Debby Fry, Tom Steinmetz, and Steve Bensinger & Sue Vartanian



Meeting called to order 7:02pm.


Treasurer Vic Chewning lead a brief Board of Directors meeting to organize the new 503(c) corporation of EAA Chapter 1489, Inc. [See attached minutes.]


Corrections to last month’s minutes:

Treasurer Report  Steve B. reported (for Vic Chewningthat the club bank balance is now$4559.45The Fly-in on September 24th netted a profit of $59.49 after purchasing all of items that were needed. However, we fed about 70 people and the 50/50 raffle money was donated back to the club.



Treasurer Report  Vic Chewning 

The club bank balance is now $4788.94The Fly-in on October 29th netted $295.88. (We sold about 85 plates and made $79 from the 50/50 raffle.)



Other business:

  • Pat Connell reported on the results of the November 2nd, volunteer Scholarship Committee meeting. [See attached minutes.] They redesigned the scholarship application so that the age limits were removed and so that scholarships could be given to pilots to reimburse them for costs to obtain additional ratings, etc. For this calendar year, they recommended setting aside $1000. In January, the Board of Directors can elect to change that amount for 2017.
  • Motion made and passed to create a formal Scholarship Committee with initial members: Pat & Jim Connell, Debby Beach.
  • Discussed the potential donation from Vince Ruano and the Ryan Ruano Foundation.
  • The Board of Directors agreed to meet by 11/14 to review the Scholarship Committee’s recommendation.


Next Fly-in – The membership agreed to host a Breakfast Fly-in on January 28th at the Flynns’ hangar. Steve Flynn volunteered to manage the volunteers that day. The FOOLZ website needs some updates.


Meeting adjourned 7:59pm.



The next meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, December 13th 7pm at Beef O’Brady’s.



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

  • January 28th, 2017 9:00-11:00 AM at Flying W Air Ranch (9FL1)


Other up-coming events:

  • Progressive Christmas Party on Sunday, December 18th at Flying W sometime after 3pm (possibly later). (Barb Flynn will coordinate with Karen Sharpe and Jan Tukeva Emrick. Other volunteers welcomed.)
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