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Please read the statement on COVID-19 below

     Our chapter did not meet in March, April, nor May due to restrictions placed on all South Carolinians by Governor McMaster's Executive Orders. Also, EAA provided COVID-19 guidance to all EAA chapters; click here to view the EAA guidance. Fortunately, the governor's restrictions have recently been eased to a great extent. Most SC businesses and organizations can now open/operate as long as certain PRECAUTIONS are taken. Consequently, we will do our best to abide by those precautions. The Governor's Executive Orders are full of legal terms and hard to follow, but SCDHEC has published a simplified list of recommended precautions on their website. Click here to see view the SCDHEC guidelines. Here's where you can find the CDC guidelines. Those guidelines are constantly changing, so please keep abreast of them.

     As you know, COVID-19 is a very serious disease, so your attendance at this meeting is ENTIRELY VOLUNTARY. If you are fearful of catching the virus, then we'll understand if you decide not to come.
If you are sick in any way, we request that you please DO NOT COME. If you have any type of underlying health condition(s), we suggest that you consider whether or not you really should come. However, if you are tired of being stuck at home, this is an excellent opportunity to socialize with your like-minded aviation friends. If you do come, I am requesting that you bring and wear a MASK, AT LEAST THROUGH THE SERVING LINE. Also, it's very important to practice SOCIAL DISTANCING and WASH YOUR HANDS often. Those safety measures are intended as much, if not moreso, for the protection of others as for yourself. At least 6 feet is the recommended social distance between individuals.

     Thank you all for for your cooperation and understanding of our predicament during these challenging times. It's the only way we can reasonably and safely resume our chapter activities. State and local regulations are constantly changing, so if there are further restrictions, we may have to curtail our chapter meetings.

Next Meeting - Ron's Hangar - Gilbert International Airpark (SC45) - November 15th - 1:00 to 3:00pm

     Our next meeting is planned for Sunday, November 15th from 1:00pm to 3:00pm at Ron Angerman's hangar at Gilbert International Airpark (SC45) from 1:00pm until 3:00pm. We'll also have an alternate date for the meeting of Sunday, November 22nd, same time and place. If there is a forecast of bad weather for the above date, we'll switch to the alternate date and let you know by email by at least the prior Friday, probably sooner. Therefore, we suggest that you NOT buy or prepare any food until that final decision is made. By previous standing vote of the membership, this will be our last chapter meeting of 2020, unless the membership votes to have one in December as well.

     We'll have a business meeting after the meal starting around 2:00pm. We'll discuss OLD business, including the October 18th minutes and the latest financial report. Under NEW business, the most important matter will be the ELECTION of 2021 chapter officers. so come prepared to vote. Larry Philbin will chair a Nominations Committee with assistance from Jim Streeter. So, if you wish to nominate a chapter member for a chapter office, contact one of those members. As always, nominations may also be made by CURRENT chapter members from the floor. Offices to be voted on will include president, vice-president, secretary, and treasurer. Also, we normally choose and vote on one or more directors and a safety advisor. Other positions are appointed by the president subject to approval by the chapter board. We'll also discuss any other NEW business, including happenings at EAA, and anything else you'd like to discuss. We may also show the latest EAA chapter video for November.

     Immediately after our business meeting, our VMC coordinaor, Larry Philbin, will conduct a VMC session. ATP/CFII/MEI, Al Hibpshman, will assist Larry in the presentation. The topic will be "AC90-49D (Change 1)" which covers VFR "see and avoid" rules. So, come join us and participate in an interesting discussion. Here's a pertinent excerpt from that Advisory Circular.

  "4.5.5 Maintaining Vigilance. Traffic information equipment does not relieve a pilotís responsibility to see and avoid other aircraft. Managing distractions caused by the use of technology in the cockpit is critical to the safety of the flight. While new aircraft systems can provide pilots with a wealth of information, they can also cause fixation on the displays and draw a pilotís attention inside the cockpit and away from the outside environment. Any newly installed technology and its limitations should be thoroughly learned and understood on the ground first as much as possible. For all pilots using advanced technologies in the cockpit, extra vigilance is required to avoid excessive heads-down time."

     The theme for this month's meal will be "An Italian Feast", which will emphasize italian cuisine, such as spaghetti, lasagne, other pasta dishes, and italian breads. We'll also have varied desserts, tea and varied beverages, and related items. We depend on members to bring food items for our meals, so If you care to bring a "covered" dish, dessert, some tea, or other beverage, let Randy know, and he'll add it to the menu below. However, it's not required. Any donations will be appreciated and will be used for food reimbursements. Any overages will go into our chapter treasury.

     NOTE: Remember to bring and wear your masks around others (at least through the food line), maintain a social distance of at least 6 feet, and wash your hands often. Those precautions are recommended by SCDHEC, our governor, and the CDC (see statement above).



Spaghetti (with meat sauce) - Libby/Randy Berry
Spaghetti (with meat balls) - Libby/Randy Berry
Tossed Vegetable Salad - Libby/Randy Berry
Salad Dressings (Italian, Asian, possibly other) - Libby/Randy Berry

Other Dishes - Who?
Desserts - who?

Beverages (Tea, Colas, Sodas) - Who?

Green - Agreed to provide
Gray - Unconfirmed, but probably

Red - Need volunteers

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Upcoming Aviation Events

All chapter meeting dates are on Sunday, unless otherwise noted.
All chapter activities, dates, times and locations are tentative and subject to change.
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