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Please read the statement on 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. 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. The Governor's Executive Orders are full of legal terms and hard to follow, but SCDHEC has published a simplified list of recommended precautions on their website. Click here to see view the SCDHEC guidelines. Here's where you can find the CDC 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 any type of underlying health condition(s), we suggest that you consider whether or not you really should come. However, with most of us having been vaccinated, the degree of vulnerablity has lessened substantially, so if you are tired of being stuck at home, this is an excellent opportunity to 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) - January 16th, 2022 - 12:00 to 4:00pm EST


     Our next chapter meeting is scheduled for Sunday, January 16th, 2022 from 12:00pm until 4:00pm EST at Ron Angerman's hangar at Gilbert International Airpark (SC45). Again, we thank Ron and Angela for their hospitality in allowing us to use their very nice hangar for the meeting. The general format for our meetings is as follows. Specific times may vary.

                                                    TIME                                     ACTIVITY
                                                  12:00pm - 1:00pm: Members and guests start arriving, socializing & setting up food
                                                   1:00pm - 2:00pm: Lunch is served.
                                                    2:00pm - 2:30pm: Business, information, discussions
                                                    2:30pm - 3:00pm: Presentation (If any)
                                                    3:00pm - 4:00pm: Members & guests depart; possible VMC meeting

     We plan to have a luncheon starting around 1:00pm EST. Today's luncheon will feature various "chili" recipes. We plan to have a "chii cook-off" in which participants are encouraged to bring their favorite chili recipes. We'll number them (so nobody knows whose is whose). Then, we'll vote on the one that members vote as "THE BEST". Maybe yours will win "bragging rights" as the very best, and who knows, we may even offer a cash prize.This is all in fun though, so please take it as such. In actuality, we always sincerely appreciate all who bring chili or other food items. So, if you'd like to participate, bring your most favorite chili recipe. We'll also need supporting items, like salads, breads, veggies, crackers, and beverages. See the menu below for further details.

     This will be our first meeting of 2022. As usual, we'll plan to start our business/information meeting around 2:00pm EST. If you haven't already done so, we encourage renewing chapter members to get your dues in by December 31st, 2021 to get a $5 discount at $20 for the whole year. That's quite a deal, folks. I guarantee you'll get your money's worth. Of course, you may pay your dues January 1st or after, but the individual member dues rate will be $25 for the year. Also, include an extra $10 in either case if you wish to include a spouse and/or other family member(s}, as well.  We do have expenses, so please get them to us as soon as possible. As much as we hate to do it, the status of any member who has not paid dues or classified as "exempt" by the end of our January 16th meeting will be classified as "Inactive". Naturally, you may be reinstated at any point after that simply by paying your dues. Check back here periodically for updates, especially the week before the above meeting date.

     We wish you all a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. We're looking forward to a great 2022!

Lunch Menu

Various Chili Recipes - Need volunteers for our "Chili Cook-off"
Crackers, Breads, Veggies, Desserts, Beverages - Need Volunteers

Ice (40 lbs) - Randy Berry

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.
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January 16, 2022 Next TTF Meeting 12pm - 4pm Gilbert International Airpark (SC45), Ron's Hangar Right Arrow
See the Triple Tree Website Triple Tree Aerodrome Events constantly changing due to COVID-19. Click the red arrow to check their website ( Triple Tree Aerodrome (SC00) Right Arrow
April 5-10, 2022 Sun-N-Fun Expo 2022 All Day, Each Day Lakeland-Linder Airport, Lakeland, FL (KLAL) Right Arrow
July 25-31, 2022 AirVenture 2022 All Day, Each Day Wittman Regional Airport
Oshkosh, WI (KOSH)
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Brown = Holiday (or) Other Event
Light Gray = Already Held