Minutes from July 7 Board of Directors Meeting

Board of Directors Meeting

July 7, 2014

 

Meeting was called to order at 6:12pm

 

Directors Present:

Dave Pressy, Gloria Bahn,  Keith Mueller , Don Hoffmann,

Craig O’Mara,  Scott Thompson.

Minutes from April 21 Meeting approved.

 

Treasurers Report:

Chuck Williams agreed to serve as Treasurer during Mel’s illness.

Checking balance:  $17,652.00 per Dave.

(2) … 1000.00 scholarships granted and one applicant is pending.

 

Membership:

Don reports 3 new members. 159 total.

 

Education:

Tom Russell and John Ladley roundtables successful.

Ideal Aviation (CPS) Offered space for future Roundtables.

Thank you to Air Associates for hosting the last RT.

 

Learn to Fly:

Last event not well attended primarily due to weather . Generating interest for

future events and marketing was discussed.

Several  ideas were shared . Craig has explored and tested methods of success

and failure.

Linking into other Aviation youth groups is believed to be key…Ie: Young Eagles etc…..

Scott discussed the possibility of making the program more attractive through

Use of the Redbird FTD , mentor system  , and FBO or Sporty’s type program.

Competition  software is available from Redbird.

 

FIRC:

Craig has volunteers lined up to revise and reform the 2015 content.

Keith shared ideas on buffing up maintenance content.

July 19, there is a plan to meet with the Director of Go Jet and discuss

creative hiring and possibly bounty options. Ask Craig about details.

 

Mentor program:

No action taken at this time. Craig discussed National Mentorship.

 

Newsletter:

We have a Facebook page. All can contribute. Deadline for Newsletter submissions is July 15.

We can promote educational programs and facilities in the Bi-State area.

Please contact Dave for content or questionable content.

 

2015 MACTS:

Has split off from FIRC. FIRC is 2015 Jan. 24-25.

FIRC remains at Maryland Heights Center.

The MACTS location is TBD.

Exploratory committee (for location) will consist of  Keith , Craig and Gloria.

 

We still need input on Award recipients for 2015.

 

There being no further discussion, the meeting adjourned

at 7:35 pm.

 

Respectfully,

Gloria Bahn  Secretary

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