Shiocton Airport
The best grass airport in all of Wisconsin.


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wlliam kortens 920.984.3613 • derek schulz 920.428.0666 • david mcnichols 920.250.3145
brian laedtke 920.538.3149 •
steve knorr 920.986.3276 • pat van straten 920.986.3690 •
 alan van straten 920.986.3421

October 2019

Shiocton Flyers Club General Membership Meeting, September 18, 2019.

Members Present: Al Van Straten, Steve Knorr, Rick Drath, Greg Volkman, Frank Sausen, Tracy Hooyman, Pat Van Straten, Dennis Carew, Dave McNichols, Brian Laedtke.

As we had no President or a VP at the meeting, Dave ran things and called the meeting to order at 1905 (7:05pm).

The minutes from the last meeting were approved as read.
Dave gave the Treasurer’s report and all bills were current.

Pat reported that the runways were wet but usable. More rain and we’ll be waiting for things to dry out again.

September Happenings at the Airport: Cabbage Chuck is scheduled for Saturday, the 21st. Meet in the hangar by 1330 (1:30pm) for the usual meeting and for our chuckers to load up with their loads of toy soldiers for carpet bombing the kids that are running wild.

The 5th Graders will be here on Friday the 27th from roughly 1230 to 1430 (12:30 to 2:30pm). We will be needing at least 5 adults for keeping the kids on the straight & narrow.

The ‘Try it again, Fly-in” is scheduled for Saturday, the 28th from 1000 to 1600 (10am to 4pm). The pilot’s meeting will be at 0845 (8:45am) so that we’re ready to roll for early arrivals. This is being advertised only on Facebook and so no clue what kind of turn-out we’ll have.

** And so as usual for 2019, it rained. The Chuck and our Fly-in were both cancelled. **

The 5th Grade visit though was a success. Always lots of fun with them and thanks to the School and to the 5th Grade teachers for letting us do this again this year.

Bill had made a mention about seeing about putting some kind of holding tank in the ground in the area where we have the porta-potties and putting in actual toilets. Tabled for now.

2020 Fly-in: We will be looking into bands for next year. Steve reported that the guys in the Saturday afternoon band are thinking about retirement and we need to get that figured out and go from there. There are a couple of bands we’ve been looking at for various times over the weekend.

There is hope to have another 501(c)(3) meeting on Tuesday, October 8th and get that ball rolling once again. 

A motion was made and seconded and the meeting was adjourned at 2003 (8:03pm).

Tracy won the pot of the month with the 8 of Diamonds and her winnings went back to the kitty.

The last meeting of 2019 will be held on Wednesday, October 16th in the hangar. Same time as usual.

Bring your year-end gripes & suggestions to the meeting to give us something to work on over winter.