|| Chapter 54 NEWS
Volume 44, Issue 9
will be held on
Time 7:00 pm Social
Location: Christ Lutheran Church, Lake Elmo, MN
Topic: EAA Academy report
from Scholarship recipient
Iím writing this on Thursday, August 30. Iíve just arrived home
from the airport. I can report the status and progress of the Chapter
building. The lumber and materials for the deck were purchased and
delivered on Tuesday. The framing for the deck and most of the handicapped
ramp is complete. The deck boards have been cut and installed and are in
the process of being screwed onto the framing. All of this is being done
by volunteer labor, which is the epitome of the EAA can-do spirit. It is
so gratifying to see so many volunteers show up to help. On Tuesday, when
the materials arrived, there also arrived, eventually, at least TEN
people. The work began and the deck took shape. There was an occasional
discussion as to how it could better be designed and whether or not this
should go here and that should go there and it would work better if we did
this. There were compromises made and the progress continued. It was NEAT
to sit back and watch the workers be absorbed in their work and to see
their chests swell with pride as it began to take shape. It was evident
that these guys were having fun working on this Chapter project. Wednesday
brought the rains and work was suspended till after lunchtime. The
afternoon brought higher temperatures and high humidity, however, these
guys are tenacious and the work continued. Some of the volunteers escaped
but the core stuck it out. They got a little over half the deck boards
fitted and then decided Thursday is another day. By the time I left there
today, Thursday, they had all the boards down and about half the screws in
and were discussing the design of the railings and the ramp. As far as I
know theyíre still out there working. Dennis Hoffman showed up and had a
meeting with the Xcell energy people. It was decided that we have to dig a
300-foot trench to bury the power line to the building. Here is another
opportunity for some of you other people to get in on the fun. Jerry
Sarracco or Paul Leidl was going to look into the cost of renting a
trencher. I donít know the result of that investigation, but you can
find out just by asking Paul or Jerry and Iím sure they will be glad to
let you take a shot at operating it. I think Jerry can give you some dual
instruction and in no time at all he can indorse you for solo.
I donít know where we stand financially, I havenít had a chance to
talk with Marlon, but we need some more money. If youíve made your
pledge and havenít sent a check, please do so ASAP. If you havenít
made a pledge, please give it some thought. If you had been there to see
the pride of accomplishment on the faces of our volunteers, you would know
what a worthy cause this is. As you drive into the airport entrance, you
can see the building and what a wonderful addition it is to the Lake Elmo
Airport. The building has a fresh coat of paint on it and most of the
skirting is done and there is enough of the deck there for you to get an
idea what itís going to look like. I know when you see it, your
enthusiasm and pride will equal mine.
Speaking of VOLUNTEERISM!! What about the pancake breakfast? I saw
people there working that I had no idea who they were. Some guy came up to
me, donned an apron, grabbed a spatula and started flipping pancakes. Who
was that guy? I wanted to thank him! There were other people there; frying
sausage, making coffee, cleaning tables and all the other chores. I didnít
know them but they were sure welcome. All in all it was a very successful
fly-in breakfast. I donít know the final count, there is some confusion,
but I believe itís the biggest one yet. I heard the number for the total
number of breakfasts served is around 850. Tim Reberg and Leif Erickson
deserve a huge amount of credit for a job well done. It is a very
difficult and tedious task to organize such an undertaking. There are
thousands of details to be looked after, many errands to be run, many
businesses to be contacted, licenses to be applied for and numerous
meetings to conduct. A huge thanks
to Tim and Leif and all the committee chairmen. This was the best one yet!
Iíd like to schedule a board meeting for Wednesday, September 5th.
It will be held at Dennis Hoffmanís hangar at 7:00 in the evening. Our
main topic will be the Chapter building, its finances and its
construction. The general meeting will be held on Monday, September 10th
at the Christ Lutheran Church of Lake Elmo. The meeting will begin at 7:30
P.M. For the program, we hope to have the recipient of the Chapter 54 Air
Academy Scholarship address our chapter with a presentation on his
experience at Oshkosh.
--------- Bill Schanks
|Treasurerís Report: 8/29/2001
Money Market $3,269.94
Operations $ 849.18
Cash $ 25.00
Collected $140.00 dues. Received a $2,124.29 profit from Pancake
Breakfast. Paid $3,500.00 for the last half of our new Building. Paid $
2,355.69 for Building Improvements. Received $ 1,300.00 in Building Fund
Donations that Marlon Gunderson has collected.
|EAA Chapter 54 Pancake
Excess Food sales $110.00
Ice, Pans, PaperTowels $61.35
We have taken in receipts of $1400, $1300 of which I turned over to the
Treasurer at the last meeting, and $100 of which came in the mail as a
check since then.
In addition we have pledges of $850.
If all of those pledges follow through, that would total $2250 as of now,
or exactly half-way to our stated goal.
Donations can be mailed to:
EAA Chapter 54 Building Fund Committee
c/o Marlon Gunderson
2986 Lake Elmo Ave N
Lake Elmo, MN 55042
or hand delivered at an upcoming chapter meeting.
Pledges can be e-mailed to:
EAA Chapter 54 Building Fund Committee,
Snail mailed to the same address as donations,
or given by phone at 651-748-1448.
Thank you for your attention and support.
EAA Ch.54 Building Fund Committee member
Sept 5 Board meeting 7:00pm
at Hoffmanís hangar
Sept 10 Chapter Gathering Lake Elmoís
Christ Lutheran Church
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|Think You Know
Rubber bands last longer when refrigerated.
Peanuts are one of the ingredients of dynamite.
There are 293 ways to make change for a dollar.
The average person's left hand does 56% of the typing.
A shark is the only fish that can blink with both eyes.
There are more chickens than people in the world.
Two-thirds of the world's eggplant is grown in New Jersey
The longest one-syllable word in the English language is
On a Canadian two dollar bill, the flag flying over the Parliament
building is an American flag.
No word in the English language rhymes with month, orange, silver, or
"Dreamt" is the only English word that ends in the letters
All 50 states are listed across the top of the Lincoln Memorial, on the
back of the $5 bill.
Almonds are a member of the peach family.
Winston Churchill was born in a ladies' room during a dance
Maine is the only state whose name is just one syllable.
There are only four words in the English language which end in "dous":
tremendous, horrendous, stupendous, and hazardous.
NOW, you know more.
|EAA Chapter 54 Building Expense
Drill Holes for
Skirt Matl & Deck Posts $404.22
|Heard this from Pat Driscol
You can let it be known that I have a Cylinder hone to give to the
chapter tool bank for others to use.
|Jim Montague receives EAAís
Lifetime Achievment Award
Chapter 54ís very own Jim Montague earned EAAís Lifetime Achivement
Award. We are very proud of all that Jim has given us, and fee that this
Award is well deserved.
|EAA Chapter 54 is located at
3275 Manning Ave. N. Suite #7
Lake Elmo, MN 55042
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