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

September 2019

Shiocton Flyers Club General Membership Meeting, August 14, 2019.

Members Present: Pat Van Straten, Greg Volkman, Randy Conradt, Rick Drath, Lowell Stephani, Tracy Hooyman, Dave McNichols, Steve Knorr, Derek Schulz, Dennis Carew, John & Joyce Baggot, Al Van Straten, Frank Sausen, Bill Kortens, Brian Laedtke.

President Kortens 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 paid. Everything for the Fly-in was paid with the exception of the food for the upcoming Appreciation Banquet. 
Dave also handed out and explained the Fly-in summary. Basically, $0 on the rides and as the plane rides drive the crowd, we were also down on bar & food, breakfast and raffle tickets. All things considered, the Fly-in was a success even if it didn’t feel like it.

Post Fly-in Business: The Appreciation Banquet is Sunday the 18th. We are currently advertising the plane rides for sponsors, etc as starting at 3pm. We will be starting at 2pm instead and will advertise so on the airport Facebook page. 

The Cabbage Chuck fly-over is scheduled for Saturday, September 21 at 2pm. The pilots & toy soldier tossers will meet at the hangar at 1:30pm to discuss strategy. For the latest info on this, see the airport Facebook page.

There was very little discussion to decide to hold a fall Fly-in. This will be held on Saturday, September 28 from 10am to 4pm. We will have no beer, no food and no bands. Plane rides only to cut through the pent-up demand from the area kids (and adults) that were thwarted from their goal in July. There won’t be any posters, etc., printed up for this. Advertising will be word of mouth and on Facebook. Let’s see how big the airport’s social media footprint is on this.

5th Graders. Yes, at some point the plague will be upon us. Hopefully we can get them here in September with better weather. Ideally we could get them here the 27th to pump them up for the ‘Try it Again, Fly-in.’

Our Scholarship recipient has been sent his first installment of his scholarship money.

Now that things have mostly dried up, Greg Volkman will be working and leveling up the runway 18/36 taxi area.

A motion was made and seconded and the meeting was adjourned at 1940 (7:40pm)

John Baggot won the pot-o-cash with his pick of the 8 of Diamonds.


The Appreciation Banquet was a success! We had in the neighborhood of 60 folks attending. Lots of Romy’s chicken & goodies were eaten and the airport beer supply took a major hit. Of course the winds were too high and gusty for plane rides until after we ate but we did get a number of folks in the air. We will also be getting sponsors, workers, etc., up on their appreciation rides at the September 28th Fly-in if they still want to go.

With the September meeting, we will be back to our 3rd week meeting. So unless something major happens, the next meeting will be held on Wednesday, September 18 in the hangar.