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Please read our COVID-19 precautions below

     Our chapter was forced to cancel a number of meetings in 2020, and again in 2021, due to conditions and restrictions forced upon us by the COVID-19 pandemic. There are even variants of Covid-19 up until now which could potentially affect even those of us who have been vaccinated.  Governor McMaster and SCDHEC have provided COVID-19 guidance to all South Carolinians regarding restrictions during the pandemic.  EAA has also provided guidance to EAA chapters. Click here to view that EAA guidance. Fortunately, the governor's orders have NOT been overly restrictive thus far. 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. SCDHEC has published a simplified list of recommended precautions on their website. Click here to view those SCDHEC guidelines. Those guidelines are constantly changing, so please keep abreast of them. As you know, COVID-19 is still with us and 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 have had any variant of Covid-19 recently, or if you have any type of underlying health condition(s), we suggest that you consider whether or not you really should come. With the possible exception of the new Omicron variant, vulnerablity of those of us vaccinated has lessened substantially. So, if you are tired of being stuck at home, this is an excellent opportunity to get out and socialize with your like-minded aviation friends. Also, it's very important to practice SOCIAL DISTANCING and to 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 - Sunday, November 19th, 2023, Gilbert International Airpark (SC45)

     Our next meeting, and last meeting of 2023, is planned for Sunday, November 19th, 2023 at Ron Angerman's hangar at Gilbert International Airpark (SC45). The alternate date for the meeting is the following Sunday, November 26th in case of bad weather.

     The general format for our meetings is as follows. Specific times may vary.

                                                    TIME                                     ACTIVITY
                                                  12:00pm - 1:00pm: Members/Guests start arriving, socializing & setting up food
                                                   1:00pm - 2:00pm: Lunch is served.
                                                    2:00pm - 2:30pm: Business, EAA Video, Safety Tip, Discussions, Announcements
                                                    2:30pm - 3:00pm: Presentation (if any)
                                                    3:00pm - 4:00pm: Continued Socializing, Members/Guests Depart; Possible VMC meeting afterwards

     We plan to serve lunch beginning around 1:00pm. The food theme for this month is "Thanksgiving foods", so bring your favorite food or bring what you can. I'm sure that we can count on you again for a great variety of food at our luncheon. I can honestly say that nobody has better food than EAA Chapter 1467, as I think you will agree. Let me know what foods or items that you can bring to the meeting, and I'll post them below. The business/information meeting will begin at approximately 2:00pm EST. After the welcome, we'll briefly review the minutes from our October 15th chapter meeting, have a treasurer's report, and then discuss any further business that we may have. If you have anything you'd like to bring up, please contact President, Randy Berry, soon.

     Our Fall Fly-in on Saturday, November 4th, 2023 at Gilbert International AIrpark (SC45) was a huge success. I don't think we could have asked for better weather or a better outcome. At last count, we had 137 people and 28 aircraft in attendance. One flew in from Mallard Airpark located south of Atlanta, and I think we had some other folks visiting from out of state. I personally heard and others reported some very complimentary comments from attendees, and the food was excellent. I was very proud of our chapter, and I want to thank all of you for a job well done. A huge thanks to Gilbert International Airpark for their considerable help and support. Everyone pitched in and your efforts were apparent.

     I am proud to announce that the State of South Carolina and the IRS have approved our application to become a  501(c)(3) fully "tax exempt charity". That means that we can now accept donations of most any kind (e.g .money, aircraft, property, or otherwise) tax free, and the donor(s) can deduct their donation(s) from their taxes. We've just completed that process and established a new bank account for the new corporation, which will be under a different FEIN code. We've just transferred all chapter funds to the new account and will be phasing out our old bank account and original chapter charter soon. Thanks to attorney and chapter member, Michael Morris, for his excellent work in getting us to this point; we couldn't have done it without him.

     I want to also remind you that this is our final chapter meeting of 2023. We'll be electing officers for 2024 at this meeting, so come prepared with your nominees. Also, remember that if you are a current chapter member, you can renew for 2024 for the mere cost of $20 (normally $25), or family membership for $30 (normally $35), if you do so by December 31st, 2023. We intentionally strive to keep our membership dues as low as possible. If you wish to do so, Chapter Treasurer, Libby Berry, will be available to take your 2024 dues at this meeting. If not, you can send them by mail. We'll give you the address at the meeting.

     Further, our Vice-President and former Marine, Eddie Brennan and his wife, Kimberly announced at our last meeting that they will again support the "Toys for Tots" program. If you wish to participate, you may make a donation, which Eddie says he will graciously match, or you can bring an "unwrapped" gift to this meeting. Eddie and Kimberly will arrange to get your donations and gifts to the appropriate parties.

If you'd like to help set up tables & chairs a day or two prior to the meeting at Ron's hangar, contact Debbie Hardy. Check back here periodically for further updates and details, especially regarding our menu during the week just before this month's meeting, which changes often as members volunteer food items.

Lunch Menu

Turkey Breast - Libby & Randy Berry
Ham - Debbie & Dave Hardy
Spiral Cut Ham - Sheila & Jerry Huffman
Ham - Grace & Tiffany Lastinger
Crockpot Cowboy Soup - Debbie & Larry Philbin
Green Beans - Debbie & Dave Hardy
Corny Bean Casserole - Linda & Jim Matthews
Cranberry Sauce - Libby & Randy Berry
Deviled Eggs - Michelle & Bob Clark
Sweet Potato Fluff - Michelle & Bob Clark
Cheesy Cornbread Muffins - Debbie & Larry Philbin
Salad - Debbie & Larry Philbin
A Vegetable - Beth Bridgers
Sweet Potato Casserole - Kimberly & Eddie Brennan
Banana Pudding
- Libby & Randy Berry
Pecan Pie - Grace & Tiffany Lastinger
Cherry Pie - Debbie & Larry Philbin
Cookies - Kimberly & Eddie Brennan
A Dessert - Debbie & Dave Hardy
A Dessert - Beth Bridgers
Tea (Diet Sweet) - Libby & Randy Berry
Tea (Sweet) - Linda & Jim Matthews
Tea (Unsweet) - Linda & Jim Matthews
Tea (Unsweet) - Debbie & Larry Philbin
Diet Coke - Debbie & Larry Philbin

Ice (40 lbs) - Randy & Libby Berry

Today's lunch theme is "Thanksgiving foods", so let me know what you can bring, and I'll post it above.

Green - Volunteered to provide
Gray - Unconfirmed, but probably will bring
Red - Comments

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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.
Date(s) Description Time(s) Location Click for More
Click Red Arrow at Right See "Breakfast Club" Schedule 9am - Noon Click Red Arrow at Right for
Dates & Locations
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Sunday, November 19th,2023;
(rain date: Sunday, Nov.. 26th
Last Chapter Meeting of 2023 12:00 noon - 4:00pm EST Gilbert International Airpark, Ron's Hangar Right Arrow
Sunday, January 21st, 2024;
(rain date: Sunday, Jan. 28th
First Chapter Meeting of 2024 12:00 Noon - 4:00pm EST Gilbert International Airpark, Ron's Hangar Right Arrow
Triple Tree 2023-24 Schedule Various Triple Tree Aerodrome Events Click the red arrow for further details. Triple Tree Aerodrome (SC00) Right Arrow
Black = Aviation Event

Green = Planned Chapter Meeting
Brown = Holiday (or) Other Event
Light Gray = Already Held