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EAA Chapter 1218
2014-September Meeting Minutes PDF Print E-mail
Written by Phylis White   
September 29, 2014

September 13, 2014 (Abbreviated)
Following the annual open house/fly-in twenty five tired members stayed for the business meeting. Lynn Bentele’s name was drawn from the open house name tags turned in for her choice of a hat, visor or mug.
The secretary’s report was approved as published; motion by Lindall Baker, second by Tom Bentele. The treasurer’s report was approved as reported by David Johnson, motion to approve by Brent Humphreys, second by Tom Bentele. Several joined the chapter today including Ragan Callahan, West Plains. Berlin Batesel gave him his first plane ride. Ron White said new member Harold Smith gave him his first plane ride. The dessert sampling was a success.
Members Jack Richardson and John Good are on the mend. Members should have received the death notice for Marjorie Johnston, Homer’s widow. She was a dear lady and big supporter of the chapter. Sandy Smith’s step father-in-law Floyd Pinkston, Springfield passed away also. He and his wife were longtime aviators and Missouri Pilot Association officers and members. Sandy received a $100 check from the Summersville Auxiliary to the Jerry Smith Scholarship Fund in Floyd’s memory.
The slate of officers for 2015 was presented. Lindall Baker asked to withdraw as nominee for vice president and Tom Young has volunteered as his replacement. Annual voting will be at the October meeting; remember you must be a member of national to vote on issues. Nominations will be taken from the floor also.
The 54th Hootin’ and Hollerin’, Gainesville will be the weekend of September 20. Pioneer Days, Mountain View, will be the following weekend.
The October 11 meeting will be chili, soup crock pot potluck at noon with the business meeting to follow.
President Tom White and Phyllis plan to attend the EAA Leadership Conference in Oshkosh October 3-5th.
A motion to adjourn was made by Brent Humphreys, second by Benny Butler and approved by members. Open house cleanup followed.

Pictures from Todays Open House PDF Print E-mail
Written by Brent Humphreys   
September 13, 2014
Last Updated on September 13, 2014
2014-August Meeting Minutes PDF Print E-mail
Written by Phylis White   
September 05, 2014

August 9, 2014, following the chapter video magazine, twenty seven members dined on grilled hotdogs, brats and potluck before the business meeting was called to order by President Tom White. Cliff Kinkade was thanked for grill duty again and members for the potluck.
A motion to approve the minutes as published was made by Lisa Johnson, second by Tom Young and approved. The treasurer’s report was approved as reported by David Johnson; motion by Bill Ghan, second by Jim Vokac.
President White pointed out a dishpan full of tomatoes from the garden, members are urged to help themselves, and all he asks is drop a little money in the scholarship jar.
Prior to the meeting, a slideshow of the plantings completed at the pilot’s lounge was shown. The airport looked much nicer for the Friends of the Airport, Friday evening. Members participating were thanked.
The open house raffle item this year will be a Henry Golden Boy 22LR with profits to the scholarship. There was $50 in ticket sales during the Friends of the Airport event. Tickets are $1 each or 6 for $5.
2015 officer election will be held in October. Nominating committee members are Bill Ghan, Cliff Kinkade and Tom Young. All current officers are willing to continue however nominations will be taken from the floor. Anyone wishing to volunteer should contact any committee member.
Members attending Air Venture 2014 were Bill Ghan, Henny Christensen, and Cliff Kinkade with their grandsons, Patricia Storm, Kent Nichols and Sean and Cleta Sweeney.
Sean thanked Berlin Batesel, Bob Brantley and David Johnson for taking time to visit his project and offer their opinion. He likes that members are able to develop relationships with other folks with the same interests. Each person has their area of expertise and he hopes in the future he will be able to reciprocate. An example of this is Don Nevels coming from Everton to help Sean with his canopy.
Kent Clotfelter has his aircraft listed on Barnstormers. Anyone wanting the link to the ad, see Phyllis White.
New AirEvac employee Reagan Callahan has rented the Johnson’s plane. He recently moved back to the area and hopes to become involved with the chapter. As a young man, Berlin Batesel introduced him to flying and gave him his first plane ride.
The open house is next month, September 13. To have a successful event, we need plenty of volunteers before and during the event. We need volunteers for: registration table and hand out name tags, sell gun raffle tickets, give tickets for adult and youth door prizes, barrel train engineer(Cliff Kinkade), shuttle from auto parking(Ron White), shuttle from aircraft, spot landing judges(Lisa and David Johnson), man the youth activities table(Cheryl Butler), flight simulators(Jerry Pfister), dessert tasting/cookbook sales. (Those volunteering for specific duties are in parentheses.) Other members present that have volunteered to assist during the event are Bill Ghan, Jack Richardson, Kent Nichols, and Janet Brantley. Tom Young will not be available that day but will assist prior to with what needs to be done. There will be a work day scheduled prior to open house; date announcement pending weather. All members are encouraged to bring desserts they submitted to the cookbooks for the dessert sampling event. A short business meeting will follow the event.
A motion to adjourn was made by Mike Noonan, second by Phil Knott and approved.

Last Updated on September 05, 2014
2014-July Meeting Minutes PDF Print E-mail
Written by Phylis White   
July 21, 2014

July 12, 2014

40 members dined on brats, hot dogs and potluck before Chapter President Tom White called the business meeting to order. The cooks were thanked for providing such a variety of potluck dishes and President White for manning the grill. The July Chapter Video Magazine was shown.

A motion to approve the minutes as published was made by Henny Christensen, second by Lindall Baker and approved.

Treasurer David Johnson gave the financial report. Dues are overdue. Motion to approve report was made by Henny Christensen, second by Lindall Baker and approved. Bob Bohemier has donated $150 to the scholarship fund.

At the June meeting members voted to reimburse Ron White for the meat purchased for the 4th of July festivities and asked members to donate to the jar. $281 was collected. Ron graciously donated the funds back to the chapter; $250 to the Jerry L Smith Scholarship Fund and the remainder toward chapter utilities. Ron said this year he had really good helpers. Benny Butler and John Good were both there before 6 AM. A big thank you to all attending and helping make the 4th of July celebration a success. Five aircraft flew over the parade route; we had a patriotic float in the parade, in the evening three planes flew over before the fireworks. It was a great day with great food and fellowship. We received front page coverage from the Summersville Beacon.

The 601 has been sold to a man in Wisconsin. Ron Hook is flying off the remainder of the 40 hours for him. A big thank you goes to David Johnson and Lindall Baker for the Barnstormer ad and fielding phone calls. Lindall was on calls for over twenty hours.

Clint Allen has donated a 25 gallon sprayer to the chapter and asked Tom to be in charge of it.

Mowing volunteers for the next couple of weeks are Cliff Kinkade and Berlin Batesel.

Open House theme for 2014 is “Celebrating our freedom to fly and the “behind the scenes” support needed to continue”. Area schools offering an aviation program will be contacted, Linn Tech, etc. Cleta will be unavailable so she needs a

volunteer for the youth table, making and flying paper airplanes. Cheryl Butler has volunteered.

Berlin Batesel reported the landscaping in front of the pilot’s lounge is dying. Sandy Smith had all that completed in memory of Jerry. Joyce B, Phyllis White and Rory volunteered to replant. A motion to plant, maintain and fund the project was made by Lindall Baker, second by Mike Noonan and approved.

President White said at the July airport board meeting, he approached them once again about having a Friend’s of the Airport evening with hot dogs, etc. He asked that all local planes be on the ramp. David Johnson, Bob Bohemier and Berlin Batesel said theirs would be out. Sue L’Hommedieu offered her key to Cheryl Butler to assure her plane would be on display if she was unable to get there. Bill Ghan made a motion for the chapter to provide the necessary cookout provisions, second by Lisa Johnson and approved. Tentative date is Friday, August 8, 6-7 PM.

A “clean the shop” workday is needed before open house. After discussion, July 19, 9 AM members Lindall Baker, the Johnsons, Bill Ghan, Andy Goans, Cliff Kinkade, Berlin Batesel, Tom and Phyllis White and Rory Lozano agreed to work that day.

The August 9 meeting will be brats, hotdogs and potluck again at 4 PM, motion by Bob Brantley, second by Ron Hook and approved. Cliff Kinkade will help with the grill.

Bob Brantley has sold his Falco. It left on Friday. Bob Bohemier’s Tri-Pacer is for sale. The new hangars are near completion.

Thelma Batesel’s sister Kim Peterman lost her long battle with cancer this morning. Members will be notified by e-mail regarding service arrangements.

Rory Lozano said we are capable of doing great things technologically as seen on today’s video magazine. Things stalled out forty years ago but are now back on track.

A motion to adjourn was made by Ed Walker, second by Fred Kalhoefer and approved.

Scholarship Program Charter PDF Print E-mail
Written by EAA1218   
November 23, 2012

EAA South Central Ozarks Chapter 1218 Scholarship Program


  1. To promote general aviation in south central Missouri by encouraging interested individuals to pursue obtaining their primary pilot license.
  2. To increase local general aviation economic activity.
  3. To promote use and support of local airport facilities, services and personnel.
  4. To increase local awareness of EAA Chapter 1218, and local aviation activities, by publicizing individual sponsorships, business sponsorships, scholarship awards, first solo flights, and successful completions of flight training in local media, chapter meeting minutes, and on the chapter website.
  5. Grow the membership of EAA Chapter 1218 by helping to create more general aviation pilots, in this area, which will hopefully become the future of our organization.


Award a $2,500 scholarship to any individual, that resides within the 9 county geographic area covered by EAA South Central Ozarks Chapter 1218, to be used for primary flight training with the goal of obtaining a Private Pilot, Sport Pilot, or Recreational Pilot License. The scholarships will be awarded without regard to age, sex, or financial status.  Applicants will become eligible by first taking a young eagle flight, an eagle flight, or demonstrating previous flight experience, then completing and submitting an application to EAA South Central Ozarks Chapter 1218.  When an applicant is approved to receive a scholarship, the applicant will be required to join both the national Experimental Aircraft Association and the EAA South Central Ozarks Chapter 1218.  The applicant will pay for primary flight instruction (plane rental, fuel, instructor fees) at any flight school, or with any Certified Flight Instructor, of the applicant’s choice, and then submit proof of payment to EAA South Central Ozarks Chapter 1218 for reimbursement.  The EAA South Central Ozarks Chapter 1218 Scholarship Program will be managed by the EAA Chapter 1218 executive committee and will be limited only by the number of applicants approved or by the funds available.


The EAA South Central Ozarks Chapter 1218 Scholarship Program was initially funded by the generous donations of individuals to the Jerry Smith Scholarship Fund.  These existing funds and any future funds raised for the sole purpose of supporting the chapter 1218 scholarship will be used to fund this scholarship program.  This will assure all supporters and sponsors of the scholarship program that their contributions will only be used for the scholarship program and will not be used for any other chapter 1218 activities or obligations.  Future funding will be secured by:  1. Donation jar clearly marked scholarship fund at all meetings and EAA events for individual or anonymous contributions.  2. Fund raising activities that are organized and conducted by EAA members for the sole purpose of raising money for the scholarship fund such as craft sales, garage sales, raffles, bake sales, etc.  3. Individual Sponsorships:  Diamond level $500, Gold level $250, Silver $100, Bronze $50.  Business Sponsorships:  Diamond level $1,000, Gold level $500, Silver $250, Bronze $100.  Sponsorships would be publicized with pictures in local media, distributed in chapter meeting minutes and on the chapter website.

Last Updated on November 23, 2012
Clint Allen on the Jenny Independence Day 2012 PDF Print E-mail
Written by Brent Humphreys   
July 07, 2012

I had the opportunity to turn on the camera and catch Clint Allen teaching last Wednesday during the Independence Day Celebration.  I think he thanks his fellow chapter members no less than 3 times during this short video.  I hope you enjoy.

Independence Day PDF Print E-mail
Written by Brent Humphreys   
July 04, 2012

We had a great turn out today at the chapter hanger for an Old Fashioned Independence Day celebration.  Here is a short video with just a few of the highlites.

And here are a few photos from the day.


Last Updated on July 04, 2012
Kitty Middleton Video PDF Print E-mail
Written by Brent Humphreys   
October 20, 2011

Henny generously allowed me to share the video she put together on Kitty Middleton.  If you missed it at the Fly In, you can see it here.  Lot's of Appreciation to Henny for the effort she put into assembling this video.


One More Photo PDF Print E-mail
Written by Brent Humphreys   
October 14, 2010

I promise not to post the photos from the Open House one at a time, but I came across another one that I just had to share.


Photo By: Henrietta Christensen


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