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President:

David  Bothe

941- 966-6723 bothe@comcast.net

 

Vice President:

Chip Miller

941-366-7606

chipthefireman@comcast.net    

 

Secretary:

Rolf  Bostrom

941- 371-6437

rbostrom@floridabmx.com

 

Treasurer:

Frank Hurlburt

         941-924-9243

frank@hurlburt.name

 

Newsletter Editor:

Eugene Naves

727-343-8034

getalife27@hotmail.com

 

Program Chairman:

NEEDED!!!!

 

Technical Counseors:

 

   Pat Grella

941- 359-0588

n538pg@aol.com

 

 Wray Whiting

941-634-8107

n9491B@tampabay.rr.com

 

Flight Advisor:

Martin Sobel                    (941) 359-8693             rv8vator@comcast.net

 

  Pat Grella

 941-359-0588

n538pg@aol.com

 

Young Eagles Coor:

Frank Szachta

941-729-3010

  flysewgood@earthlink.net

 

Scott Becker

941-377-1120

tci4142@comcast.net

 

Tool Committee:

John Stevenson

941-768-770

941-704-4817 Cell

 

 Robert Brooke

941-746-6725

rbrooke@tampabay.rr.com

 

Webmaster:

 Rolf  Bostrom

941- 371-6437

rbostrom@floridabmx.com

EAA Chapter 180

Sarasota _ Manatee Counties, Florida

Meets the 4th Wednesday  of every month, 7:30 P.M. McClure Auditorium,

SW entrance, Sarasota Bradenton International Airport

JUNE                         Prez     Sez                      2005

Hi Guys and Gals,

 Well, it's getting to be that time of the year when many of our members go north.  That just means the rest of us will have to pick up some of the slack.

 

The By-Laws Committee has come up with a new set.  Rob Brooke deserves the all credit for taking this on.  They will be published in the today's Newsletter.  Please take a moment to read them.  If you have any suggestions for additions, or improvements, please send them to me.  We would like to have all of you review them as soon as you can.  If possible, we would like to vote on them at the July meeting.

 

Your humble servant reviewed our finances.  It is costing about $4,000 a year to operate the chapter.  That does not include any special items.  That means that we can operate from the current balance for about three more years.  The Sun 'n Fun financial mess is yet to be determined. So, I have not considered any of the $25,000 we have escrowed.  However, it is quite clear that we need to think about how to raise $4,000 per year.  One possible solution would be to raise the dues to $50.00.  Since the financials are published in the Newsletter, you all know where the money is going. The Young Eagles program is our biggest expense.  Please bring your questions and concerns to the meeting.  We are open to any fund raising ideas you may have.

 

There is going to be a meeting of the Pilots and the ATC folks from both Tampa and Sarasota on Wednesday, June 22, 3:30 PM at the McClure Room.  The topic will be local control of VFR traffic in the Class C Airspace Surrounding SRQ.  Please try to attend if you can.  I will give a report at the meeting.

 

The program this month is "Fighter Aces of World War II"  It will last 45 minutes.  Frank Hurlburt will be out of town, so I am depending on one of you techies to help me get the gear set up.

 

I look forward to seeing all of you on June 22.  If we are not having fun we must be doing something wrong.  Let's have fun!

 

Your humble servant