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Please read the statement on our COVID-19 precautions below

     Our chapter did not meet in March, April, nor May due to restrictions placed on all South Carolinians by Governor McMaster's Executive Orders. Also, EAA provided COVID-19 guidance to all EAA chapters; click here to view the EAA guidance. Fortunately, the governor's restrictions have recently been eased to a great extent. 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 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, if you are tired of being stuck at home, this is an excellent opportunity to socialize with your like-minded aviation friends. If you do come, I am requesting that you bring and wear a MASK, AT LEAST THROUGH THE SERVING LINE. Also, it's very important to practice SOCIAL DISTANCING and 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 - Ron's Hangar - Gilbert International Airpark (SC45) - December 13th - 1:00 to 3:00pm

     Although our last chapter meeting is normally the November meeting each year, the chapter voted at the November 15th to have a meeting this year in December. Therefore, our next meeting is planned for Sunday, December 13th from 1:00pm to 3:00pm at Ron Angerman's hangar at Gilbert International Airpark (SC45) from 1:00pm until 3:00pm. We do not plan an alternate date for this meeting because it would be too near or after Christmas.

     This meeting will primarily be a SOCIAL gathering for FUN. Therefore, we'll have a limited business meeting or perhaps no business meeting at all. Further, we plan to play a game named "Dirty Santa". You do not have to participate directly in the game, but please do come, even if you do NOT wish to participate in the game. For those of you who DO wish to participate, please bring a wrapped gift worth around $5 in value. It can be a gag gift or a serious gift, your preference. Even if you do not participate in the game directly, you may certainly stick around to observe and enjoy the fun we'll have playing the game.

     Essentially, here's the basic idea of the "Dirty Santa" game. All of the gifts will be placed in one location, perhaps under/around a Christmas tree, and then counted. Then, a corresponding number of tags will be placed in a hat and each person who brought a gift will reach in and pull out a number. That number determines your order of participation in the game. The person with tag #1 starts the game by selecting a gift and opening it. Then, person number #2 has two choices, to either (1) select a gift out of the remaining gift pile or (2) STEAL the other person's gift. That's where the "dirty santa" part of the game and the fun begins. LOL! The person whose gift was stolen gets to select a gift from under the tree, so that person could end up getting a better gift than the one stolen. Then, person #3 and each consecutive person can either select a gift from the gift pile or steal one of the former participants' gifts. The game continues until all the gifts are gone and everyone who brought a gift ends up with a gift. Incidentally, you may NOT select your own gift. CLICK HERE to find out more about the game and different variations of it.
If one of you can provide a lighted Christmas tree for the event, it will help to make it more festive. If so, let me know.

     The theme for this month's meal will be "Soups On!", featuring a variety of soups, complementary dishes, desserts and beverages provided by members. We depend on members to bring food items for our meals, so If you care to bring a "covered" dish, dessert, some tea, or other beverage, let Randy know, and he'll add it to the menu below. You can be reimbursed for your food items, if you wish. Just see our treasurer, Libby, at the end of the meeting. Any donations will be appreciated and will go directly for food reimbursements. Any overages will go into our chapter treasury.

     As a reminder, please remember to bring and wear your masks around others (at least through the food line), maintain a social distance of at least 6 feet, and wash your hands often. Those precautions are recommended by the CDC, SCDHEC, and our governor (see statement above)

     NOTE: Does anyone have an artificial Christmas tree that we could place atop a table to put the gifts under and around? If so, let Randy know. It will add to the festive atmosphere.

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Menu

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Vegetable Beef Soup - Libby/Randy Berry
Oyster Crackers - Libby/Randy Berry
Chicken Enchilada Soup - Debbie/Larry Philbin
Tortilla Chips & Salsa - Debbie/Larry Philbin
Cornbread - Debbie/Larry Philbin
Diet Coke, Coke, Sprite, Unsweetened Tea - Debbie/Larry Philbin
Tea (1 gallon, diet sweet) - Randy/Libby Berry
Mixed Berry Cobbler - Debbie/Larry Philbin
Ice (40 lbs) - Randy Berry
Ice (1 Bag) - Debbie/Larry Philbin
Need More Soups & Other Dishes - Who?
Breads, Crackers, or Similar - Who?
More Desserts - who?

More Beverages (Tea, Colas, Sodas) - Who?
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Green - Agreed to provide
Gray - Unconfirmed, but probably

Red - Need volunteers
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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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