Association Meeting
August 9, 2016, 6:00 p.m.
Boone County Airport
1600 E 250 S
Lebanon, IN 46052

Members in attendance:
Earl Brosman, director
Michael Mossman, secretary
Ray Rice, president
John Saalwaechter, vice president
Jay Schaumburg, member
Chad Williams, director

Also Present:

Club President Ray Rice brought the meeting to order at 6:05 p.m.

Oshkosh Report — Ray Rice attended his first Airventure this year, flying to Oshkosh with Jay Schaumburg in the Lance. He had a great time and enjoyed Earl Brosman's hospitality at the campsite. Ray learned about ADS-B, while Chad Williams bought a Garmin Aviator watch, on which he will give a review at a later date.

Upcoming Events — The annual Tailwheels aircraft tour will be this Saturday, August 13, originating at Indianapolis Metro Airport. Boone County Airport will be a stop on the tour. Members are invited to come out and greet the pilots and passengers on the tour.

Dog Roast Planning — The annual Boone County Airport Association Dog Roast will be on Saturday, September 17. Members, club alumni, volunteers and their guests are all invited. Members are asked to bring a covered dish to share; the club will supply the hot dogs, buns and condiments. Futher announcements will be provided by email and U.S. mail.

Student Pilot Scholarship Program — Don Geisler would like to sponsor one or more young people for flying lessons. The program steering committee will consist of Ray Rice, Chad Williams, Chuck Leucht, Jay Schaumburg and John Saalwaechter.

Business Entity Report — We are filed with the Indiana Secretary of State's office, with renewal due on August 31, 2018.

Treasurer's Report — Chad Williams reports that all bills to date have been paid, and all checks received prior to the meeting date have been deposited and credited to the appropriate members.

Club Marketing — The last mailing generated four leads resulting in new members. Since the club has the postage ready to go we will be doing another mailing this summer. Earl Brosman suggested paring the mailing list down further. Ray Rice will also post hangar availability on Barnstormers. Chad Williams suggested hosting a fly-in Ice Cream Social, where the club could advertise hangar availability.

Fuel Report — The club has about 1,000 gallons of 100 LL fuel available. Club member price is $3.65 per gallon. In comparision, the lowest price fuel in a 45-NM radius is at Hendricks County Airport, where the price is $3.80 per gallon. Chad Williams reported that the pump and nozzle gauges do not align. When pumping fuel members are asked to record the numbers from the pump, not the nozzle. Earl Brosman and Chuck Leucht are in the process of refurbishing the south fuel pump. The north fuel pump is in the maintenance hangar. Earl has not been able to find a used pump at a reasonable price. The cost to get the north pump rebuilt would be about $1,500. Ray Rice spoke with the airport owner about the fuel system. He does not want water in the fuel, and doesn't want it to be dangerous. It could use some sprucing up but otherwise he is OK with our maintenance of it.

100 LL Replacement Fuel Report — Earl Brosman reports that Swift Fuels in Lafayette received approval for their 100LL replacement fuel and will be licensing the manufacturing process. Shell also has approval for their fuel. No word on pricing or availability for either fuel was mentioned at this time.

Propane Report — Chad Williams reported that by pre-buying propane for this coming winter the club gets the lowest price. We were $800 under budget for propane last year, so we only needed to buy $150 in propane this time. The price came out to about $1.30 per gallon.

INDOT Inspection — Chad Williams reported the INDOT made their inspection of the airport a couple of weeks ago. The inspector stated that one of the wind socks was faded and needed to be replaced, plus they were unable to verify that the runway lights were working due to their daytime inspection. Chad replaced the windsock and sent night time photos to verify that the airport is in compliance.

Trash Report — Although the club has cancelled the trash dumpster, it is still on the property and is now full. We may owe for one more service charge. Members are asked to either burn their trash in the receptacle on the north row of hangars, haul their trash home, or bag it and leave by the Operations Building propane tank.

Upcoming Projects — Ray Rice would like to compile a list of things that need to be done to maintain the property. The airport owner wants the fence along the front replaced. He would like simple posts with a chain through them. We may organize a fence work crew this year. The club needs to address the weeds coming through the runway and between the hangars. Ron Lehrmand sprayed the runway and ramp, improving the appearance but more spraying and weed-eater work needs to be done. Ray would like for the club to buy rubber landscaping disks to place around the runway lights, which would eliminate the need for spray and/or weed-eaters around the lights. Jay Schaumburg will research the costs. The Operations Building is in good shape, however, the interior could use some sprucing up. The rooms could use some painting. Ray would like to see the lending library cleaned up or removed. Members are asked to take home books and magazines.

Volunteer Report — The members present discussed how it appears that 20% of the club does 80% of the work. The discussion revolved around work incentives and its relationship with hangar rental costs. No action was taken on this subject.

Adjournment — Chad Williams motioned to adjourn; Jay Schaumburg seconded. The meeting was adjourned.

Minutes by Michael Mossman, Association Secretary