Membership Meeting - 31 January 2019

The 1st quarter Membership meeting was held on Thursday, January 31, 2019 in the Majors Flying Clubhouse.

Prior to the start of the meeting, the Regular members convened in the MFC hangar to conduct the Board of Director elections for 2019. The nomination and election process was conducted by regular member Mike Smith. With a quorum of regular members present the following nominees were presented: Dennis Mathis, Dennis Harwell, Dennis Guinn, BJ Finney, Mark Armstrong, and Denis Rottler. There were no nominations from the floor and the nomination process was closed. By a show of hands, the list of nominees was approved by the regular members present. There were no votes against the list of nominees.

The meeting was called to order by the past president and newly re-elected member to the board, Mr. Dennis Mathis at 1730. Mr. Mathis greeted the sixteen folks present and recognized our guest speaker, Lt. Col Choya Shanhan from the Texas 450th Sulphur Springs Composite Squadron, as well as Tim Smith and Bill Power who are also from the Sulphur Spring Civil Air Patrol.

Mr. Mathis recognized Tom Hubert for doing the leg work to provide Arby's sandwiches, chips, and cookies. Of course Mr. Gordon Hay received the normal accolades for providing a batch of his now locally famous brownies!

The treasurer, formally know as the treasurer and currently known as a Board of Director elect BJ Finney, presented the positive financial status of the club. Dennis Guinn, another returning board member, presented the status of the airplanes. The Cessna annual is finished with only the paperwork remaining. The Archer will start its annual process in March with the wheel fairings coming off before the start of the annual to expedite their refurbishment.

Mr. Mathis reported on the status of the new (2) outside LED security lights, an effort to look into building Bay 3, and the start of the 2019 Ground School class in February.

A Solo Flight certificate was given to Robert McEnaney by his instructor, Mr. Dennis Mathis to celebrate Robert's solo flight in the Cessna on November 5, 2018. Congratulations Robert!

With club business being finished, Mr. Mathis introduced our guest speaker, Lt. Col. Choya Shanhan. Choya is the squadron commander of the Sulphur Springs Civil Air Patrol and gave a very professional talk about the role of the CAP in support Search and Rescue operations, natural disaster photography missions, communications support, homeland security, and other support missions for local enforcement agencies. Of particular note is the squadron's involvement in the Cadet side of the program. This squadron very aggressively grooms and guides Cadets through the program with an emphasis on the flying aspect of the program. There are many opportunities to fly for the CAP and Lt. Col Shanhan encouraged all of the pilots of the MFC to contact her to find out additional information. One of our members turned in their paperwork at the meeting and one or two other members had several questions for Choya.

The meeting was adjourned at 1830.