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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) - October 9th - 12:00 to 4:00pm EDT

         I spoke with Ron Angerman on Thursday, September 22nd. He said that Angela's first medical treatment did not go so well, but today's treatment went better, so she is feeling some better. Therefore, Ron gave his permission to meet on October 9th at his hangar. The alternate date for the meeting is the following Sunday, October 16th in case of bad weather.

     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

     This recent development also means that it's likely that the Fall Fly-in WILL HAPPEN as originally planned. However, this October meeting will be our last chance to coordinate on the Fall Fly-in and there is much to be decided in little time, so I am requesting that anyone who has an active role in planning for or conducting the Fall Fly-in to attend. I'll keep you posted on future developments, so check back here occasionally. Meantime, please DO NOT incur any expenses associated with the Fall Fly-in until we make the final decision on whether it will happen or not at this October meeting.

     The food committee asks all members and others who wish to volunteer to bring food items to the Fall Fly-in to meet immediately after our business meeting around 3:00pm. We need your support in order to have this fly-in, so please consider participating in a food contribution. You will be reimbursed, if you wish. Thank you.

     Since we plan to hold this meeting, we also plan to serve lunch on October 9th. The theme for this meeting will revolve around "Italian foods". If you can bring one or more food items, please let me know, and I will post it in the MENU below.

Lunch Menu

Pizzss (2-6 depending on need) - Libby & Randy Berry
Spaghetti (large crockpot) - Libby & Randy Berry
Lasagna (2 pans) - Debbie & Larry Philbin
Vegetable Salad (large bowl) - Libby & Randy Berry
Green Beans - Debbie & Larry Philbin
A Dessert - Debbie & Larry Philbin
Tea (diet sweet) - Libby & Randy Berry
Tea (unsweet) - Debbie & Larry Philbin
Diet Coke - Debbie & Larry Philin
Ice (40 lbs) - Randy Berry

Let Randy know if you can bring something (main dishes, desserts, salads, beverages or other)

Green - Volunteered to provide
Gray - Unconfirmed, but probably

Red - Comments

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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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September 19th-25th Triple Tree Fly-in Daylight Hours Triple Tree Aerodrome (SC00) Right Arrow
October 9th (rain date: October 16th) October Chapter Meeting Noon - 4:00pm Gilbert International Airpark Right Arrow
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