Association Meeting
August 21, 2010, 3:00 p.m.
Boone County Airport
1600 E 250 S
Lebanon, IN 46052

Members in attendance:
Gary Baum
Earl Brosman
Don Deckard
Wayne Deckard
Gene Hollingsworth
Jim Kouns
Chuck Leucht
Michael Mossman
John Mullenax
Dick Patterson
Tom Rich
Jay Schaumburg
John Snyder
Charles Westerfield

Also Present:
Jim Love

Wayne Deckard brought the meeting to order at approximately 3:00 p.m.

Property Maintenance: We have volunteers who worked hard this past month on property maintenance. We have the runway and landing areas cleaned up. Jim Kouns repaired the runway lights and will double check them; all of the runway lighting replacement parts are in the operations building store room. Rick Scott and Jay Schaumburg ran weedeaters this past week. Charles Westerfield and Jim Kouns used a golf cart and sprayer to spray weeks growing on paved areas. Ron Lehrman cut down some trees and brush north of the creek. We will need to cut down some more trees to the east and west of the north end of the runway and should be able to get to them then after the corn is harvested. Jim Kouns asked that anyone sees trash on the grounds to pick it up and throw it away. We have a sweeper in the office and it is OK for anyone to run it. Kouns also asked that if someone sees any rocks or other debris on the runway that they drive back and get rid of it before someone's aircraft is damaged.

Donations: Rick Scott donated $300 to the club and offered his appreciation for being able to fly his powered parachute at the airport.

Tax Liability: We received our authorization for reinstatement but we also received tax invoices, even though we didn't make a profit. Our accountants are working on it and waiting on final word. Until then, we will need to conserve money on maintenance until we find out if we truly owe anything.

Fuel Availability: Wayne Deckard reports the club has fuel again. We don't know the price yet so fill out your slips with the amounts and we will settle up when Brentco gets the bill for the load. Also, Jay Schaumburg led a discussion on the EPA's intention to do away with 100LL fuel.

Safety Session: We are getting to the best times of flying season, with lots of great fly-ins coming up in the next month or so. Get annuals done so you can go. Start sumping tanks every time you fly. With the temperature getting down to 60 degrees at night after days of high humidity, you will get condensation in your tanks.

High Speed Internet: Earl Brosman reported that wireless internet is available, with two towers in range of the airport. The cost is $250 to install the equipment, with a $49.95 monthly price, which they will honor because we are a non-profit organization. Before they do the installation they will do evaluation survey for no fee. We can use our own router, and will have no monthly download limit. Ilines says they are faster than satellite. Jay Schaumburg recommended that we set up security to the internet access and give the members a password.

Security: Wayne Deckard directed Michael Mossman to send an email to members, reminding them to check the operations building door and to lock the gate if they are the last one out. The trash company has the combination to the gate lock so there is no reason to leave it unlocked the night before they come. Jay Schaumburg asked when members open gate that they roll back the numbers on the lock so the combination isn't visible but don't lock it. If someone were to lock it, the last one out might have to try to unlock it in the dark.

Equipment Replacement: Earl Brosman picked up a new sandblaster for the maintenance building and has the bill for it. This expenditure was approved at the July 2010 meeting.

Treasurer's Report (by email): $8,558.68 in account, with all checks to date deposited.

Upcoming Activities: Wayne Deckard asked the club to schedule for the fall Dog Roast. Jim Kouns motioned to establish October 2 as the date; John Snyder seconded. All voted in favor; none opposed.

Upcoming Activities: Wayne Deckard reported that an FAA mechanic would like to have a session on new rules and regulations. They will not clear up gray areas but will just tell you where they are. Dan King will be there to talk about infractions. Bring your questions or submit them in advance so the FSDO can research them. Also bring your registrations if your want them checked out. We will try to get this session for the September or October meeting.

Community Outreach: Jim Love, who is a volunteer and organizer for the Boone County 4-H, has an aviation program that consists of building and flying radio controlled models. The project currently consists of 34 kids, which could be used as a model program for getting people into aviation. They are making a video of their program from building through contest flying, which they intend to distribute as a DVD model program. Love claims that Purdue is enthusiastic about the program. Love says kids are interested in models because they are interested in real airplanes. He would like to have kids come out to airport to fly their aircraft, and would designate a model flying area during the event. The 4-H doesn't have flights during the fair because of safety issues so Love hosts the contests at this farm. He says that kids have their own insurance. Chuck Leucht reported that the models are small, with a low mass and have very low risk of damage to aircraft. If we do this we should contact the FAA for a NOTAM about model aircraft activity. Leucht stated that the club needs community outreach programs. Michael Mossman responded that 4-H has the kid support, audience and infrastruction that the general aviation programs usually lack. Jim Kouns asked if the club could do a Young Eagles program with the kids. Wayne Deckard directed the club to form a group between board and Love's program. Michael Mossman motion to do an activity with 4-H at a yet-to-be-determined date, and offered to organize volunteers; Chuck Leucht seconded the motion. All in favor; none opposed.

Adjournment: John Snyder motioned to adjourn; Gene Hollingsworth seconded, all in favor of adjournment.

Minutes by Michael Mossman, Association Secretary