Hello Fellow EAA 932 Members!
I hope that everyone has been enjoying a great summer. August slipped on by and now here comes Fall!
On August 11th we had a fly-out to Rochelle Airport. Three airplanes carrying nine people took part in the a very enjoyable outing. Everyone agreed that we should do more flying together as a chapter.
There is no shortage of great things coming up with the chapter and the airport. Your EAA 932 board has been working hard to put together some cool things to look forward to at Galt Airport.
UPCOMING ELECTIONS AND CHANGES IN BOARD POSITIONS
As we move into the closing months of another year, it’s time to elect two chapter officers. Both of the two-year terms for the President and Secretary will end on December 31. Please consider nominating yourself or someone in the chapter who you feel would be a good candidate for either position. Nominations will be accepted over the next two months, with the election taking place at the November gathering. If you have any questions about the duties that come with these positions, or wish to make a nomination, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org or Paul Sedlaeck at email@example.com.
We are pleased to announce that Deena Schwartz has accepted the roll of At-large Board Member. One of the initiatives Deena will be helping us with is promoting chapter gatherings and events to a greater level. Deena is a private pilot and owns a beautiful Cessna 182 based at Galt.
In addition, Chapter member Justin Thuma has agreed to lend his expertise to our foray into social media. Welcome to the team, Deena and Justin!
Daniella Knoll has agreed to step up to fill the position of Young Eagles Coordinator. As many of you know, Daniella has been very successful in helping us coordinate pilots and passengers at previous Young Eagles events. Daniella and her husband, Jeremy, are the owners of Aerosport LLC, distributors of the Bushcat and Sling light sport aircraft. Thank you, Daniella, for helping us out!
There has also been a change in our Newsletter Editor position. Chapter member Jerry Thomas is now editing our newsletter and helping to maintain our award-winning website. Jerry has a background in commercial art and advertising. He recently returned to earning his private pilot license after a long break. Please welcome Jerry in his new role.
As September approaches, we will have our regular chapter gathering on Saturday, September 8th. Our theme for the gathering will be Foreflight and Flapjacks. Come join us for a hearty pancake breakfast at 8:30am followed by Paul Sedlacek’s presentation on Advanced Foreflight Techniques.
On September 15th we will host a Family Night at the pond at Galt Airport. The event will start around 5:00pm and run until everyone tires out. The chapter will provide food and non-alcoholic beverages. If you prefer a beverage with more octane, please BYOB. Donations toward our scholarship fund are welcome.
Looking to October 13th, we will again host our annual Planes and Puppies event in conjunction with a Young Eagles Rally. Pilots and ground support volunteers will be needed to staff the Young Eagles event.
As always, please visit our chapter website at www.eaa932.org for the latest information on all events.
That’s all for now. I hope to see everyone at the upcoming events. Have a great month, and fly safe!
Arnie Quast, President, EAA Chapter 932