Sarah opened the meeting welcoming everyone.
Discussed dropping the April BBQ event.
There is very little time and no support from the airport residents for the event this year.
The Corvette club and the Hot Rod club are still interested in participating with the chapter.
There is discussion of getting a local church group to do the cooking.
Sarah believes she can get some of her fellow students from school to come out to help which will fulfill their public service requirement.
Vote passed with no objection to put all efforts into the November Fly-in.
Visitor William Schertz provided us with a presentation of his KIS (Keep It Simple) Cruiser build.
Mazda Rotary engine installation and development challenges
Basic construction techniques needed for the airplane (wing construction in a form)
Tracy Crook at http://www.rotaryaviation.com/ offers some EFI and other products to support such builds.
With the water cooling and other peripherals the weight is estimated as the same as a Lycoming installation.
Scott Morrow suggests we participate with the Palmetto Charter School to raise money (pursue corporate sponsors) and provide technical support for the At-Risk kids to build an airplane (Sonex).
Scott will work up some plugging points and report back.
Following the regular meeting, a special business meeting was formed to address an EAA rules change impacting the Chapter.
EAA rules now require all chapter officers be at least 18 years of age, unfortunately, Sarah is not currently eligible to serve as our Chapter President.
Having the required quorum, a vote was called and Doug Floyd was unanimously voted in as President.
Sarah will have several of the Presidential duties delgated to her as she continues to offer her youthful insight and energy to the chapter.
Sarah Floyd, President
Wayne Robinson, Vice President
Duane Drisko, Treasurer
Jesse Hyman, Secretary
Dennis Scott, Web Master
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