Association Meeting
October 11, 6:00 p.m.
Boone County Airport
1600 E 250 S
Lebanon, IN 46052

Members in attendance:
Earl Brosman, director
Dick Gurley, treasurer
Ron Lehrman, member
Chuck Leucht, director
Steve McClure, member
Michael Mossman, secretary
Dick Patterson, member
Ray Rice, president
Jay Schaumberg, member
Bill Wagner, member
Mark Poliak, member
Chad Williams, director

Also Present:
Pam Leucht, guest
Steve Stahl, guest

Club President Ray Rice brought the meeting to order at 6:00 p.m.

Club Member News — Club Vice President John "Doc" Saalwaechter, who was injured a month ago in a motorbike accident, is recovering. He feet and hands are working again, and he can hold a phone. He is expected to go home this Saturday, although it is unknown if he will be able to go back to work to make rounds.

Dog Roast Report — Ray Rice offered the clubs thanks to Pam and Chuck Leucht, Michael Mossman, Earl Brosman, Steve McClure and all others that put it together. Bill Wagner asked that future Dog Roasts be held in mid October, when he believed the weather would be more favorable. No action was taken on the request.

Other Volunteer Thanks — Earl sprayed some more weeds along the taxiways and ramp, and the weeks are now mostly gone. Earl also sold the freezer on CraigsList. Chuck and Pam Leucht and others cleaned the Operations Building, Steve McClue and others painted lines for parking spaces, and Steve McClure built the new wind tee on the south end of the airport property.

Cessna 140 Crash Update — The Civil Air Patrol wants to buy it and restore it to flying condition. The owner's insurance company will be responsible for the cost of repairs to the turf runway and hangar rent, as the FAA demanded that it be stored in a hangar. Rent is set at a market low of $40 per day, which has accrued since the August 26, 2016 crash date. Michael Mossman will send a notice letter to the insurance company.

Red Bull Air Race Report — Mark Poliak reported that he attended the race on Saturday but did not get to see the qualifications or time trials equivalents, as he had to leave due to a death iin the family. He was able to go back on Sunday. Mark reported that about 20 planes were entered in the event and some were eliminated on Saturday. He says that the best seats are at the end pylons, not the suites, which are further away and therefore not as good of a location to see the race. The race was better attended than most people thought. Since the series has a three-year commitment to the Indianapolis Motor Speedway they'll be back next year.

Fuel System Update — The north tank failed the test, as the anodes are wearing away. Although the club faced a high quote for replacing the anodes the projected price for the parts is about $100 with the club doing all of the work. Ray Rice asked for a committee of volunteers to dig the holds to bury the anodes. The club has about a year and four months to get it finished.

Fuel Status — The club has about 125 gallons of avgas available, which will go away with just a few customers. Chad Williams will to get a price on a new load; the price is expected to be low at this time. Ray Rice will call the members on the list who owe money for fuel and ask them to pay up. The club is owed nearly $3,000 for fuel; we will need to collect on these accounts to pay for a new load of fuel. Chad Williams will check into the price and delivery times available.

Marketing Report — Chuck Long reprinted the club's marketing piece, and Michael Mossman mailed out nearly 500 post cards. As of meeting date the club received only one phone call inquiry. There is one warbird owner based at Indianapolis Executive Airport that wants to move over; he is currently paying $400 per month on rent, and it keeps going up. He would convert one of our hangars if the club were to offer a price guarantee. The general consensus was that we do not have a hangar that will fit his aircraft.

Treasurer's Report — Checking Account balance is $3,810.15, savings account is $5,437.97, and fuel account is $8,238.99. Year to Date income is off budget by nearly $1,000, partly because the club did not get any contributions from agricultural operations this year. Expenses are about $2,800 over budget, mostly for the expenses spent on the grounds. Electricity is still up. Dick Gurley is still debating with Donovan and Sons on the accounting bill which was $900; the previous bills were about $400, more or less. Donovan & Sons was acquired by another accounting firm in Indianapolis and the rates went up.

Office Remodeling— The office remodeling committee will meet after the club's general business meeting. Club members are asked not to bring their junk and castoffs to the club, as it only becomes another club expense to get rid of it.

Local Aviation Event — Mark Poliak reported at the Indiana National Guard is hosting a reception party at Lebanon High School on Friday, October 14. They will have some Blackhawk helicopters land then a T-6 aircraft will fly over. The National Guard wants to include veterans and recruit high school students.

Aviation Scholarship — The Aviation Scholarship planning is progressing. The club hopes to have the program in place during the spring of 2017.

Club Equipment Report — Chuck Leucht painted the new covers for the fuel pump then installed the decals provided by Earl Brosman.

Adjournment — At the close of business Ray Rice declared the meeting adjourned.

Minutes by Michael Mossman, Association Secretary