It is with great sadness that I report Tom Baker has gone off into the sunset today after a long battle with cancer. He passed away peacefully at home.
Tom was a long time member of EAA Chapter 32, serving many years as Chapter Secretary. He helped build our ARC and was a key player with our early Young Eagles program. In days gone by. He, along with his son, were a fixture at KidVenture Oshkosh with the mock-up P-51 kids always enjoyed. He also was a regular at Sun N Fun. I will miss him.
Please join us in a prayer for Tom and his family. God Speed, Tom. Farewell.
Funeral arrangements will be posed when available.
President, EAA Spirit of St. Louis Chapter 32
Next Chapter 32 Meeting - Saturday, March 21, 2015
Place: Aviation Resource Center - 6410 Grafton Ferry Road, Portage des Sioux MO
Young Eagle Rally April 11, 2015
Young Eagles Rallies will begin again in April 2015. The dates for 2015 are: April 11, May 9, June 13, July 11, August 8, September 12, and October 10th, 2015.
Registration: 9am - Noon
All flights are determined by the weather conditions and availability of pilots.
Boy Scout Aviation Merit Badge - April 11, 2015
The Boy Scout Aviation Merit Badge will resume in April 11, 2015.
The Aviation Merit Badge: 9am and should last about 3 hours. Boy Scout Aviation Merit Badge Session will be presented rain or shine!
NEW: If your scout is interested in attending one of these events, please fill out this form: http://goo.gl/forms/0FNkeEyZGA. Space is limited. This information will not be shared with any other parties. It is only for the purpose of recording attendees and emergency contact information. If you scout is unable to attend, please send an email to email@example.com with his name and date he was expected to attend.
As far as our building and maintenance goes, we’re finally getting clean drinkable water in our facility! We’ve contracted with the company putting the waterworks in the admin building to run a clean water line to our facility. They have to dig a trench from the new well location to the admin bldg, and we’ll tack onto it by having the new line run in that same trench (plus some more trench work) to our building. It will enter our building at the point where our current well enters. The existing well we use will either be capped off or will have an outside spigot for watering plants. Completion of this project is scheduled to be by the end of this month (January 2015). I’m really excited to be able to report we’ll be having clean fresh water in our facility soon. - Dave Doherty
Movie Night at the ARC -
...will resume in the spring. Watch the newsletter or this website for dates and scheduled movies.
We are hoping to set up a fabric covering seminar or classes later this year. Due to material cost and preparation items we may have to charge a small fee to cover items such as frames to cover and materials. I would like to keep this no more than $20-$30 for members. It should include basic covering as well as rib stitching. Fellow chapter members will teach this. How many people would be interested? Please contact a chapter officer.
We have a number of members who are proficient at MIG and to some degree TIG welding. Please contact Don Doherty on helping with other members learning to weld.
Volunteers are needed to help grass cutting once a month. During active growing season the grass needs to be cut once a week. During the dry season this sometimes drops to every two to three weeks. Volunteers need to be checked out on the mower. Cutting time takes about 1.5-2 hrs. Right now we have 2 or three people and need a couple more that are reliable. I would like to spend some of my weekends flying instead of cutting the ARC grass. Please contact Don Doherty.
Upcoming Area Events
Midwest Aviation Conference & Trade Show
Moving from January to Spring. No details of dates or location available at this time. See their webpage for future details: http://macts.org/
We need some new pictures of Member's Projects. Even if you haven't completed a whole lot on your project, send some new pictures to firstname.lastname@example.org.
What is the Orange button?
The orange button signifies and RSS feed. You can now receive the Chapter 32 Newsletter via RSS. RSS stands for Real Simple Syndication. It’s like subscribing to a magazine. Every time a new magazine is available, you receive it in your mail box. RSS is the same thing, but with digital files. When you subscribe to a feed, the newest files will appear in your feed reader. A feed reader reads the RSS feeds. It can be your browser (Internet Explorer, Firefox, Safari), a web-based Feed Reader (My Yahoo) or your email client (Microsoft Outlook). You can even have these feeds sent to your mobile phone. See more information.
The updated Membership Roster is now available on the Member's Only web page. Please check out your information, especially your phone or email address. If you need to make a correction, please contact Jim Bower at email@example.com and he will correct that in the database for the next printing.
FOR SALE - 1/3 Share of Cessna 172
1979 Cessna Skyhawk
Hangar at KSET, Engine O-320 D2J 1500 SMOH,; Airframe 3500 TT; Apollo GX-55 GPS; Dual Narco Comm & Nav with glide slope; ADF; Mode C transponder; Strobes; Audio panel with marker beacon receiver; Four place intercom; Vertial card compass;
Chapter 32 meets the 3rd Saturday of the month at the Aviation Resource Center at St. Charles County Airport / Smartt Field (KSET). General Meeting at 10am and presentation to follow. (Except July and December)
If you are a new member, check out the New Members section, for meeting information, membership application, link to join EAA national, and more. The Membership Committee will be contacting you to give you Membership Packet and Chapter 32 T-Shirt.
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