President Report – Arnie Quast

Hello EAA 932 Members!

What a great month we’ve had as a chapter! October began with a well-attended chapter gathering. Author William Hazelgrove spoke about his recently published book, Wright Brothers, Wrong Story. The book tells a fascinating story of what went on between the two Wright brothers, their family, and some of the competitors attempting to achieve controlled flight back in the early days of the 20th century. The presentation was lively and fun to hear.  Check out Hazelgrove’s book. It has an interesting story to tell!

As you know, earlier this year our chapter was selected by the EAA to administer one of the Ray Scholarships. The Ray Foundation granted EAA 932 a $10,000 scholarship to be granted to a worthy individual in our chapter. Chapter member Jeff Boyack was the recipient. On October 23rd, Jeff successfully completed his flight training, and passed his Private Pilot check ride. Great work, Jeff!! We’re all proud of your hard work and dedication! 

Our upcoming chapter gathering will take place on November 9th at 9:30 AM in the Galt Airport Studio where we’ll host Andy Miller from the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA).  Andy will offer his interactive presentation on Weather Accidents, how prudent decision making can help prevent them. Don’t miss this valuable information! A light lunch of chili and salad will follow. We’ll see you there!

Looking to December, we’ll take a break to celebrate the holidays. We’ll kick off the new year, with a chapter gathering on Saturday January 11th with a Chapter Social at the Rusty Nail Saloon in nearby Ringwood, IL. The social will run from 5:30 to 8:30 pm.  A buffet dinner will be served, and cash bar will be available. Cost per person for the dinner will be $20.00. The social will offer time for chapter members to get together in a relaxed setting. We will recognize accomplishments of the past year and give a preview of the year to come. Watch for more information.

Our Board of Directors has begun putting together the calendar of gatherings and events for the new year. This is where you can help. Think of some of the things that you would enjoy doing as a chapter in the months ahead – things that would get you out to the airport on a Saturday morning: fly-outs, hands-on activities, historical programs, hangar visits, etc. We want to know what interests you! We have an amazing airport community here at Galt and an EAA Chapter that is active and fun. As we plan the year ahead, your input is highly valued.  Please feel free to contact me or anyone on our board with your ideas.  

I hope everyone has a great month ahead and an enjoyable Thanksgiving. Stay warm! 

I’ll see you around the airport!