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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 - Saturday, February 18th, 2023, Ron's Hangar (SC45)

      Please note that the chapter voted at our November, 2022 meeting to change our monthly meeting day to Saturday rather than Sunday. So, if you know of aviators or others who could not come previously due to church and related activities, please let them know about this change for 2023. This will also avoid conflicts with holidays which occur on Sundays in 2023.

     Our next meeting is scheduled for Saturday, February 18th, 2023 at Ron Angerman's hangar at Gilbert International Airpark (SC45). The alternate "rain" date for the meeting is the following Sunday, February 25th 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: Safety Tip, 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. This year, rather than decide at each monthly meeting what to have next month, we'll have monthly "food themes". The food theme for February is "soups, side dishes, and desserts". In the spirit of good fun, we'll give a a cash prize to the soup voted BEST, but we are sure all the soups will be delicious.  I know that we can depend on you again this year for another great array of foods at each of our meetings. Nobody has better food than EAA Chapter 1467!

     The business/information meeting will begin at approximately 2:00pm EST. After the welcome, we'll review the minutes from our January 14th meeting and have a treasurer's report. At this writing, I am trying to find a location for EAA's Ford Tri-motor tour planned here for May 11th-14th. It's looking positive for Eagle Aviation at KCAE, but we're not quite at a "definite YES" yet. If they give us final approval, then I plan to cover how our chapter will be involved and ask for volunteers.

     Also, TTF member, David Brown, has been working on building a Moni motorglider for the past few years. He's nearing completion, so I have asked him to give a 20-30 presentation on his experiences and challenges along the way.  In addition to being an instrument rated private pilot, he is also an A&P mechanic. I've seen his work, and it's excellent. Click here to see one. If we have time, we may also have a safety tip from Safety Advisor, Don Schmotzer, and show the February EAA video. Check back here about a week before the meeting for further agenda updates.

     Let me know what foods you can bring to this meeting, and I'll post them below. Thank you!

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Lunch Menu
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Vegetable Beef Soup - Libby & Randy Berry
Itaolian Meatball Soup - Debbie & Larry Philbin
Broccoli Cheddar Soup - Linda & Jim Matthews
Chicken Bog - Dick Hitt
Coleslaw - Debbie & Larry Philbin
Mixed Bread - Libby & Randy Berry
Cherry Yum-Yum - Libby & Randy Berry
Chips - Already there; Debbie will check
Boston Cream Poke Cake - Debbie & Larry Phibin
A Dessert - Linda & Jim Matthews
Tea (diet sweet) - Libby & Randy Berry
Tea (unsweet) - Debbie & Larry Philbin
Coke & Diet Coke - Already there; Debbie will check
Ice (40 lbs) - Randy & Libby Berry
Let me know what YOU can bring, including entrees, desserts & beverages

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Green - Volunteered to provide
Gray - Unconfirmed, but probably

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.
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Click Red Arrow at Right See "Breakfast Club" Schedule 9am - Noon Click Red Arrow at Right for
Dates & Locations
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Saturday, February 18th (rain date: Saturday, February 25th) February Chapter Meeting Noon - 4:00pm Gilbert International Airpark (Ron's Hangar, SC45) Right Arrow
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Green = Planned Chapter Meeting
Brown = Holiday (or) Other Event
Light Gray = Already Held