Calendar of Events
General Meeting
Time: 10am
Christmas Party
Friday 12/6
January 2020
General Meeting
Time: 10am
General Meeting
Time: 10am
General Meeting
Time: 10am


Chapter 32 meets the 3rd Saturday of the month at the Aviation Resource Center at St. Charles County Airport / Smartt Field (KSET).
General Meeting begins at 10am. Presentation following meeting.

November Newsletter

EAA 32 newsletter  -- President's Corner
  -- October Meeting Minutes
  -- November Executive Committee Meeting (11/9/19)  
  -- 2019 Holiday and Chapter Recognition Awards Banquet
  -- In Memorium, Dave Domeier
  -- Learning as We Go: "Thanks to All for Getting EAA 32 Through This Year"
by mr. bill
  -- EAA Chapter 32 - Official 2019 Ballot

  -- For Sale: 2004 Kitfox Series 7 Project Plane

Next Chatper Meeting

EAA Chapter 32 General Meeting: Saturday, November 16, 2019.

Time: 10am
Location: Aviation Resource Center
6410 Grafton Ferry Road
Portage des Sioux, MO 63373

Go Fund Me logo

Thanks to Cynthia Doherty, EAA Chapter 32 now has a GoFundMe account to help with our flood damage repair efforts. GoFundMe is a crowdsourcing site that allows family, friends and even stranger to donate to our cause. Our goal is to raise $15,000 for the repair of our building. Some of the damage includes but is not limited to:

  • Exterior building siding
  • Drywall and insulation that was flooded
  • Loss of furniture, supplies, tools and equipment
  • Loss of fundraising equipment and supplies
  • Loss of safety equipment
  • Damage to utility systems (air conditioner, water heater, etc.)

Go to this link to help us raise the funds needed to return the Aviation Resource Center to full potential:

Please share this link on Facebook, Twitter, and email to spread the word. Thank you for your help!

Click here to see photos of the Flood of 2019 and the damage after the water receded.


Santa sleigh heading toward an airplane2019 Holiday and Chapter Recognition Awards Banquet

When: FRIDAY, December 6, 2019
Time: 6:00 pm
Place: All Occasion Banquet Center
111 Compass Point Drive
St. Charles (I-70 and Cave Springs exit)
Cost: $26 per person paid in advance by November 30 / $30 the door

For more information and Registration Form, see the attached flyer.


Dave DomeierDavid Domeier, age 80, passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, October 31, 2019 at the New Ulm Medical Center in New Ulm.

Mass of Christian Burial will be 11 a.m. Saturday, November 16, 2019 at St. John’s Catholic Church in Searles. Monsignor Douglas Grams will celebrate the Mass. Burial will follow in the St. John’s Catholic Cemetery in rural Searles.

Visitation will be from 4-7 p.m. Friday, November 15, 2019 at the Minnesota Valley Funeral Home – NORTH CHAPEL in New Ulm. Visitation will continue from 10-11 a.m. Saturday, November 16, 2019 at St. John’s Catholic Church in Searles.

To leave an online condolence for the family, or to sign the guestbook, please visit:

David is survived by his wife, Elizabeth Domeier of New Ulm, MN; children, Jennifer Stone of Seattle, WA, Julie Domeier of Highland, NY, Michael (Amy Grace) Domeier of Waikoloa, HI, Eric Domeier of San Diego, CA; grandchildren, Marcus King, Anabel and Clara Domeier, Gwen, Wyatt, Jillian, Rudy, Douglas, Katie, Emily, Megan, Claire, Finley, Parker, Matilda, and Bronx Laethen; siblings, Henry (Diane) Domeier of Broken Arrow, OK, Tom Domeier of Palmer, AK, Rita (Charles) Waibel of New Ulm, MN, John (Wanda) Domeier of Mankato, MN, Dan (Jane) Domeier of Palmer, AK; and many nieces, nephews, and extended family.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his brother, Duane Domeier; his sister, Christine Domeier; and his wife Marjorie.

David George Domeier was born February 22, 1939 to Edwin and Angeline (Reinhart) Domeier in Sleepy Eye. He and his family moved to Searles in 1949, and David graduated high school in 1957. After watching his Uncle Jim fly a military training plane over the family farm, David knew he wanted to become a pilot. He enlisted and served his country by becoming a pilot in the Air Force. After his service, David joined TWA, started a family with Judith (Stone) Domeier, and began a career as a commercial pilot. Over the course of his career he flew out of MSP, JFK, and retired from STL as Captain of DC9-MD80’s. David saw his four children off to college and blessed them on their way. In 1988 he married Marjorie Loethen and began a full and satisfying chapter in St Louis with friends, new and old.

After retirement, David continued to be a man in motion. Having built several experimental fiberglass planes up to this point, he started building aluminum planes. A lifelong dedicated craftsman, he passed this passion on to anyone who asked. A member in good-standing of the Geezer Club, he carried on with likeminded pilots and craftsman. David’s parallel passion was the grandkids. They were the waypoint for his travels, and he made many trips through the circuit of families in his life. Early on, one of these children gave him the call sign “Grandpa Duck.” It stuck, and we all looked forward to his regular migration to our local ponds. David became an integral part of Marjorie’s children’s lives, and continued to be so up to the end. 

Later in life, David rekindled a friendship back in Searles with Elizabeth “Betty” Kuck. The couple was united in marriage on April 4, 2019 at St. John’s Catholic Church in Searles, MN. It was clear that Betty was the love of David’s life, and he was a changed man after they came together. He’d come home, and was grateful to be back to his roots. His life was complete, and he looked forward to many more seasons of gardening, traveling, and worshipping with Betty. The circle of his journey was closed too soon. While in the process of moving back to Minnesota to live with Betty, David had unexpected health complications and passed away in New Ulm.

Although his passing was sudden, his memory will endure in our hearts forever. Blessed be his memory.

Young Eagles

Young Eagles Logo Young Eagles: Thanks for a Great (shortened) Season

We will return April 2020. Watch this website for updates.

For more information, please visit:

Aviation BadgesAviation Badge Workshop: Thanks for all that attended!

We will begin sign-up for the 2020 Aviation Badge Workshop at the end of January. Please watch this webpage for details.


Chapter 32 Events

  • 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

If you know of any aviation related up-coming events, please email the details to and

Member's Projects

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


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 and he will correct that in the database for the next printing.

  • Dierbergs Certificates - See Ron Burnett
    Buy them at face value, cash them in at face value, chapter receives up to 4% back.
new members

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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