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The official monthly Electronic Newsletter of the
Southern Nevada EAA Chapter 1300
P.O. Box 570561, Topaz Station
Las Vegas, Nevada, 89157-0561
October 2009
Volume 10, Issue 10

Next Meeting Location:
The next meeting will be held on Wednesday, October 14th in the Conference Room at Henderson Executive Airport at 7:30pm.

2009 Officers and Directors:
President:Roger Hansen
Vice President:Terry Frazier
Secretary:Seb Trost
Treasurer:Brian Prinzavalli
Director VGT:Armin Tuma
Director HND:Glenn Carlson
Director BVU:Glenn Smith

Presidents Corner:
One of the main points of last month's meeting was the discussion regarding the length of term for our Officers. Currently, we elect new officers every year which in itself is an effort that could be put to better use. The new proposal was to change the term to two years for all Officers which, I believe, will give them a better chance to be more effective in their respective positions. Subsequent to the meeting, the Board of Directors met to review the bylaws to see if we would violate any part and what needed to be done make the change. As a result of this meeting, we will notify members at our October meeting and send an email to all advising of a “Yay” or “Nay” vote to take place in November on the proposed term extensions. Along with term vote, we will also vote on Officers and Board of Directors. Should the two year term be voted in then the elected Officers and Board of Directors will begin a two year term starting in January 2010.

The program was held in Terry Frazier’s hangar and consisted of metal fabrication as used in light aircraft. Unfortunately, we lacked enough time to demonstrate all the various processes so another meeting will be scheduled to show fabrication of more complex parts using a bend brake, metal shrinker and stretcher. October’s program is slated to demonstrate welding and cutting processes so if you’re interested in TIG welding and Plasma cutting don’t miss this opportunity.

Since the September meeting, we held two Young Eagles events and by any measure you would have to say they were a success. In Overton, we flew 60 kids and in Pahrump the number came in at 52. Thanks to all who participated in these and the other Y.E. events this year. This concludes another successful year of Young Eagle flights with a count of over 200 for the chapter.

October’s meeting will be held at the HND terminal with a presentation on different forms of welding.. If you are contemplating building a rag and tube airplane, this will show you some of the skills needed to finish your project.. The demo will take place after the business meeting in my hangar. (D-8)

Please try and attend this meeting as we will be discussing important changes to the chapter and we need your input. In addition, we will be accepting nominations for the Officers and Board of Directors that will be voted on at the November meeting. See you on the 14th at 7:30 PM.

Roger Hansen
President, EAA 1300

September 9th Meeting Minutes:
Called to order by Roger Hansen at 7:31PM

Guests: Richard Deglman – new member
  • Building a Zenith701

  • All members introduced themselves and what they’re building/flying

    Next meeting program – welding

    This meeting – metalworking skills – Terry Frazier’s hangar

    EAA Sport workshops – Riverside Oct 17-18 – Flabob (RIR – Riverside, CA)
  • Sheetmetal basics $259
  • Composite $259
  • Electrical system and avionics $289

  • Oct 3rd – Aircraft Spruce super sale 7AM – 3PM – Corona, CA

    Sat morning breakfasts – considering a flyout to breakfast some weekends
  • There was interest among the members
  • Going to post list of airport cafes on web site

  • EAA Chapter Leadership Academy – at Oshkosh – looking for interest
  • Fri night – Sunday program
  • A couple dates in Sep-Oct
  • No cost after you get yourself there
  • Chapter will look into it (more dates) and get back to membership

  • Dean Herrington – Flyouts – details on our web site
    Upcoming events:
  • Sat Sep 19th Sedona Community Fair
  • Sat Oct 31st Mesquite – at golf course next to airport
  • 4 golf packages plus $$ available w/50/50 participation
  • Transportation from airport to golf course provided
  • Be on ground at 9AM
  • More info on EAA 1300 web site
  • Past events: Big Bear 22 Aug
  • Had an interesting density altitude demo by a Piper Arrow
  • Dean related his interesting experience flying out of there…

  • Treasurers Report - Checking:
  • $2288.45 start
  • $ 364.72 income
  • $  18.00 expenses
  • $2653.17 end of month
  • Terry Frazier motion to accept treasurer’s report
    Robert Jones second

    August minutes:
    Robert Jones motion to approve Aug minutes
    Brian Prinzavalli second

    Young Eagles
    County is getting more involved in approving events – 5-year contract is over
  • 19 Sep at Overton
  • Fuel should be at cost
  • Other arrangements are done
  • Terry Frazier and Ralph are working the coordination Overton
  • Discussed insurance coverage and checking

  • Post Office Box – in Northtown – should we move it to Henderson?
  • Yes – Roger to look into St Rose PO Box or at HND airport
  • Will get back to Brian this week

  • New Business:
    Roger talking about term of officers 2 years vs 1 year – discussion
  • Terry will look at it and we’ll put it on October Agenda
  • Would go into affect with the 2010 officers

  • Mark Dulaney – organizing the Boulder City Open House – Nov 7th 9-3
  • Julie Clark will be there
  • Will be flying Young Eagles – not during airshow hours

  • HND fees are going up at airport – new schedule will be on web site

    50/50 drawing – Seb Trost won $37 – donated $15 to chapter

    Meeting Adjourned 8:28PM

    Going to Terry Frazier’s Hangar E3 - metalworking demos

    Submitted by Seb Trost, Secretary

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    We will see you at the next meeting on October 14th.

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