Shiocton Airport
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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

June 2017

Shiocton Flyers Club General Membership Meeting, May 17, 2017.

Members Present:
Pat Van Straten, Gerald & Derek Schulz, Dave McNichols, Frank Sausen, Tracy Hooyman, Greg Volkman, John Baggot Phil Christenson, Steve Knorr, Rick Drath, Brian Laedtke and several guests.

Derek Schulz called the meeting to order at 1903 (7:03pm).

Jamie Dontje and several others from the Harvest Festival were in attendance and wanted to talk about what’s going on with that.

Jamie’s fiancé works at Thrivent and informed us that Thrivent members could apply for a grant and receive a $250 gift card for the Fly-in. Steve Knorr applied for and with his card we plan on paying for the raffle tickets and posters.

Jamie gave a long run-down about what’s happening with the Harvest Festival and their number one problem is the lack of help. When this was presented to us in October it was a 1 day affair and we‘d just literally be serving food. Now its 3 days with multiple bands and bike rides and car shows and parades, etc. and Jamie was bemoaning the lack of help from Flyers Club members. Jamie kept claiming we’d have 5-10 thousand folks attending and he said he’s scared that they won’t be able to keep up with the crowds.

After some cajoling that we needed to find someone to be in charge of the parade, Greg Volkman said he’d do that.

Derek called our meeting to order at about 1945 (7:45pm).

The Treasurer’s report was approved as read. Dave was asked if the airport insurance had been paid but as of the meeting we hadn’t been billed yet. Dave also said that about $150 was currently owed on gas bills.

Old Business:
We are currently seeking bids to have the Portlite demolished and hauled away. We currently have 1 bid which does not include concrete. A motion was made & seconded to have the job done as bid and we’d deal with the concrete at a later date.

Road sign. Steve has paint. We will need to rent a big air compressor to sandblast the old paint off. A motion was made & seconded to rent a compressor. The goal is to do this in early June if things dry out enough.

Hamburger Fly-ins:
We are on the calendar for having 2 of these, the first on June 16 and the second right before our Fly-in on July 14th. Both of these will be in the 5 to 7pm timeframe.

Scholarship Business:
We had one entry for a Christian Peterson that will be attending U of Alabama, Tuscaloosa. A motion was made and seconded to award the scholarship.

Fly-in Business:
Raffle tickets. There had been some discussion about raising the tickets to $20 each, up from the $10 each/3 for $20 we had been charging. We felt that the only way to get the ticket sales was to ‘sweeten’ the pot by raising our cash prizes. We also feel that we probably won’t be selling as many tickets and so we would drop from 2500 to 2000 tickets to also add more value. After some discussion it was decided to go with the 2000 tickets at $20 each.

A motion was made and seconded and the meeting was adjourned at 2025 (8:25pm).

There was no attendance drawing.

Thanks to Dave McNichols for taking some of the minutes for me.

The June Meeting will be held on Wednesday, June 21 at 1900 (7:00pm) in the hangar.