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Please read our COVID-19 precautions below

     Our chapter was forced to cancel a number of meetings in 2020, and again in 2021, due to conditions and restrictions forced upon us by the COVID-19 pandemic. There are even variants of Covid-19 up until now which could potentially affect even those of us who have been vaccinated.  Governor McMaster and SCDHEC have provided COVID-19 guidance to all South Carolinians regarding restrictions during the pandemic.  EAA has also provided guidance to EAA chapters. Click here to view that EAA guidance. Fortunately, the governor's orders have NOT been overly restrictive thus far. Most SC businesses and organizations can now open/operate as long as certain PRECAUTIONS are taken. Consequently, we will do our best to abide by those precautions. SCDHEC has published a simplified list of recommended precautions on their website. Click here to view those SCDHEC guidelines. Those guidelines are constantly changing, so please keep abreast of them. As you know, COVID-19 is still with us and a very serious disease, so your attendance at this meeting is ENTIRELY VOLUNTARY. If you are fearful of catching the virus, then we'll understand if you decide not to come. If you are sick in any way, we request that you please DO NOT COME. If you have have had any variant of Covid-19 recently, or if you have any type of underlying health condition(s), we suggest that you consider whether or not you really should come. With the possible exception of the new Omicron variant, vulnerablity of those of us vaccinated has lessened substantially. So, if you are tired of being stuck at home, this is an excellent opportunity to get out and socialize with your like-minded aviation friends. Also, it's very important to practice SOCIAL DISTANCING and to WASH YOUR HANDS often. Those safety measures are intended as much, if not moreso, for the protection of others as for yourself. At least 6 feet is the recommended social distance between individuals. Thank you all for for your cooperation and understanding of our predicament during these challenging times. It's the only way we can reasonably and safely resume our chapter activities. State and local regulations are constantly changing, so if there are further restrictions, we may have to curtail our chapter meetings.

Next Meeting - Gilbert International Airpark (SC45) - June 26th, 2022 - 12:00 to 4:00pm EDT

    Our next chapter meeting is scheduled for Sunday, June 26th, 2022 from 12:00pm until 4:00pm EST at Ron Angerman's hangar located about mid-field at Gilbert International Airpark (SC45).  Normally, our meetings are held on the third Sunday of the month, which is June 19th. However, we've decided to avoid meetings on holidays. Since that is Father's Day this year, we've delayed the meetinig by one week. Since this is the last Sunday of June, there will be no alternate date. If bad weather prevails on June 26th, we'll simply wait until the July meeting, which will likely be on Sunday, July 17th.

     The general format for our meetings is as follows. Specific times may vary.

                                                    TIME                                     ACTIVITY
                                                  12:00pm - 1:00pm: Members/Guests start arriving, socializing & setting up food
                                                   1:00pm - 2:00pm: Lunch is served.
                                                    2:00pm - 2:30pm: Business, EAA Video, Safety Tip, Discussions, Announcements
                                                    2:30pm - 3:00pm: Safety Tip, Presentation (if any)
                                                    3:00pm - 4:00pm: Continued Socializing, Members/Guests Depart; Possible VMC meeting afterwards
    We plan to have a lunch featuring a variety of crockpot recipes, casseroles, salads, desserts and beverages. Our members have been great about bringing food items, so we usually have a delicious full meal. Thank you all for that, and if you can bring someting to contribute at this meeting, we'll appreciate it very much also. As always, your monetary donations are appreciated as well, as they go to reimburse others for their food costs. So, send me an email regarding what you can bring, and I'll post it in the menu below.

    Chapter member, Steve Hill, has a friend in North Carolina who built a Ryan ST replica (click here for more info), so we are working on a possible visit and presentation on that aircraft at this meeting. The aircraft has a cracked exhaust stack which has been sent off for repair, so it's tentative at this writing, but if it's repaired in time and weather permits, then he may be able to come bring his aircraft and give us a presentation.

     We now have two new private pilots in our chapter. Thanks to EAA via the $10,000 Ray Scholarship award administered by our chapter, Justin Hibpshman has now earned his private pilot certificate. Also, Scott Stout recently took his private pilot checkride and passed. Congratulations to both Justin and Scott! Plans are to have a short video on Justin's experiences at this meeting. We'd also like to take one or more photos of Justin and Scott for EAA and for inclusion in our website.

     Are you good at art with perhaps some basic carpentry skills? We'd love to have someone in our chapter make a sign to send to EAA to post near the Blue Barn at Airventure 2022. Click on these words "EAA Chapter Sign" for the sign dimensions. Let me know if you are willing.

Further details of the meeting will be posted as they are firmed up, so check back here about a week before for further information.

Lunch Menu

Chicken Bog (large crockpot) - Libby & Randy Berry
Crockpot BBQ & Buns - Debbie & Dave Hardy
Grilled Hamburgers - Debbie & Dave Hardy
Baked Tortellini - Debbie & Larry Philbin
Meatballs & Vegetable Casserole - Linda & Jim Matthews
Meat Loaf - Jame & Lavada Stroud
Sausage & Peppers with Rolls - Don & Deb Nowakowski
Baked Spaghetti & Garlic Bread - Bruce Harrison

A Casserole - Evelyn & Ray Sheffield
Squash Casserole - Mike Moore
Baked Beans (117oz Can) - Libby & Randy Berry
Green Beans & Potatoes - Malcolm Lucas
Slaw (large bowl) - Libby & Randy Berry
Tossed Salad & Dressings - Debbie & Larry Philbin
Celery Sticks & Peanut Butter - Don & Deb Nowakowski
Roasted Broccoli - Debbie & Larry Philbin
Bread & Butter Pickles - Libby & Randy Berry
White Bread (1 loaf) - Libby & Randy Berry
Key Lime Pie - Debbie & Dave Hardy
Banana Pudding - James & Lavada Stroud
Doughnuts (24, glazed) - Jim Streeter
Peanut Butter Pie - Malcolm Lucas
 Cake (1/2 Sheet) - Kimberly & Ed Brennan
A Dessert - Michelle & Bob Clark
A Dessert - Debbie & Larry Phibin
A Dessert - Evelyn & Ray Sheffield
Tea (sweet & unsweet) & Lemonade - Kimberly & Eddie Brennan
Tea (diet sweet, 1 gallon) - Libby & Randy Berry
Tea (unsweetened) & Diet Coke - Debbie & Larry Philbin
Tea - Michelle & Bob Clark
Sweet Tea - Jim Franklin
Some Drinks - Debbie & Dave Hardy
Diet Sodas (2-2 Liter Bottles) - Dave Gardner
Bottled Water - Debbie & Larry Pilbin
Ice (40 lbs) - Randy Berry

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Green - Volunteered to provide
Gray - Unconfirmed, but probably

Red - Need volunteers

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Upcoming Aviation Events

All chapter meeting dates are on Sunday, unless otherwise noted.
All chapter activities, dates, times and locations are tentative and subject to change.
Date(s) Description Time(s) Location Click for More
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Dates & Locations
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June 26, 2022
(No alternate date)
June Meeting 12pm - 4pm Gilbert International Airpark (SC45 - Ron's Hangar)
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See the Triple Tree Website for more events in 2022 Triple Tree Aerodrome Click the red arrow for further details. Triple Tree Aerodrome (SC00) Right Arrow
July 25-31, 2022 AirVenture 2022 All Day, Each Day Wittman Regional Airport
Oshkosh, WI (KOSH)
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Green = Planned Chapter Meeting
Brown = Holiday (or) Other Event
Light Gray = Already Held