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November Meeting, Gilbert International Airpark, 11/15/20, 1-3pm

Stephanie Christofi with two of her children enjoying Ron's fish pond

      We enjoyed another great meeting today at Ron Angerman's hangar on Sunday, November 15th, at Gilbert International Airpark (SC45). First, we enjoyed a delicious "Italian Feast" luncheon followed by a business meeting. Although it was rather breezy today (12 gusting to 21 mph), a couple of intrepid pilots still flew in: Dave Gardner and Bruce Harrison. Fortunately, the wind was fairly straight down the runway, so Dave even managed to give a couple of rides. Randy thanked Ron Angerman for hosting our meeting again today. He also thanked those members who provided food for the meal. He further thanked everyone who made donations for the meal.

     Our primary mission in today's business meeting was the election of 2021 chapter officers. There was only one nomination per office, so the following 2020 officers were re-elected again for 2021 by acclamation: President: Randy Berry, Vice-President: Bruce Harrison, Secretary: Debbie Philbin, and Treasurer: Libby Berry. We also re-elected two directors, Larry Maner and Al Strickland and a possible third, Glenn Temples, depending on his future circumstances.  Also reconfirmed were Safety Advisor: Don Schmotzer, VMC Coordinator: Larry Philbin, Photographer: Eddie Price, Social Media Coordinator: Kevin Wallace, and Web Editor: Randy Bery. Randy showed attendees the most recent November video from EAA headquarters by Chapters Manager, Charlie Becker. He also covered the 11 criteria on which EAA will base chapter recognition awards for the combined years of 2020-21. He discussed what will be necessary if the chapter wishes to achieve a gold, silver or bronze award and highlighted the specific ones chapter members can help achieve. Randy also mentioned that he will soon receive and be completing the annual chapter renewal process, so he implored members to please renew their membership for 2021 and pay chapter dues by 12/31/2020 to get the renewing member discount. We have three chances to win the Lincoln TIG welder which EAA will be awarding in a drawing soon after November 20th. The chapter also voted to keep our current website and pay Randy's current webhosting expenses rather than try to migrate to a new webhost. Finally, although November is normally our last meeting of the year, the chapter voted to have one this year on December 13th. It will primarily be a social gathering in which we plan to play the"Dirty Santa" game, so come enjoy the fun.

     For further details of the meeting, see our 11-15-20 minutes located HERE. To view photos of the event taken by chapter photographer, Eddie Price, click on the photo above.

October Meeting, Buckeye Farms, 10/18/20, 1-3pm

Tammy Gardener with her pet goats at Buckeye Farms on 10/18/20 & several member planes in the background

      We had an absolutely great fly-in and turnout for our meeting at Buckeye Farms near Williston, SC on Sunday, October 18th starting at 1:00pm. We counted 51 people in attendance (we had expected maybe 40), and a number of planes flew it. It was a gorgeous fall day with hardly any clouds and only a slight quartering tailwind when landing on runway 31, which helped on takeoff on 13 on the way out. We had a delicious lunch of BBQ, hamburgers, hotdogs, supporting dishes, and scrumptious desserts. Fortunately, we usually over prepare, so we had enough food for everyone. A number of present members renewed their memberships for 2021, and we gained two new members ... former member from a few years back, Steve Preston, and a new CFII, Zachary Bazzle.Thank  you again, Dave and Tammy, for hosting our meeting at your hangar/home. It was a nice. peaceful, relaxing setting in the country which everyone seemed to genuinely enjoy. For further details, see the 10/18/20 MINUTES in the MEMBERS ONLY section of this website. It's located in a private area, so you will need a USER ID and PASSWORD to visit that area. If you don't know it, contact Randy or another TTF officer. For photos and videos of the meeting taken by Eddie Price, Cindy Aulbach, Kevin Wallace, and others, left click on the photo above.

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