March 2011

The meeting was called to order at 7:05 p.m.

Introduction: Happy St Patrick’s Day! We have two guests tonight who will talk with us after the meeting is adjourned.

Minutes: The January minutes where approved — There was not a February meeting due to the weather.

Karen Smith gave the treasurers report.

The Airfest committee has also reserved tables and chairs out of the Airfest account.  The caterer has been given a down payment also out of the Airfest account.


no old business was discussed.


The Airfest set for July 8 and July 9, 2011
We will have the dinner dance at Sierra Mt. and Alpine aviation thanks again for their hanger use.  We have our DJ set up as the group from last year has a commitment for our date.  Gary G. has a large number of planes lined up for display.  Bruce Marlow is reviewing our insurance.  Thanks to all the wonderful workers and Tim for starting the Airfest for 2011.

Report on the fly out…

Gary G. and seven people attended the 100Th Anniversary of Aviation in San Diego.
They went to the San Diego Air and Space museum where they got to talk with some old timers.  On Sat.  they watched an old Curtis take off heading North, one hundred thousand people were said to be in attendance.  Forty airplanes flew overhead in formation on Saturday.  We sat on the wharf where the watching was super.  The weather was great and there was 1000 mile visibility.    Thanks Gary!

Gary G. is also putting together another fly out for Saturday August 6, 2011. E-Mail Gary for all the particulars.  Happy flying.

Keith Thomassen also is planning a fly out to Santa Fe Tuesday, July 12, 2011. E-mail Keith  He also has flyers to send out.  Thanks Keith.

Katie is also going to e-mail to the club the information

Our April speaker is Keith Edwards who flies at the Beale Air Force show.  He was scheduled for our February meeting.

Tim introduced our guest speakers to talk about post-traumatic stress disorder and to inform us of a book “Soldier’s heart” written by Edward Tick, Ph.D. to learn more.  They were also seeking donations for a retreat scheduled for August 24 - 28, 2011 in Nevada City which is a retreat held at the Expanding Light Retreat in Nevada City, California.  For more information Call Susan Cox at (530) 637-9120 or E-mail

This retreat is for a veteran to spend 4 days with spiritual, holistic, and community based healing from the war.  The cost for one veteran is $960.00 for the four days.  If you are interested in donating go to the E-mail address for information on how to help.  Both Ladies were very informative on how to help our veterans.  Thanks again for the presentation

Tim thanked the ladies, Jan and Susan, for there presentation and the asked the membership that for the April meeting we will need a digital projector and Keith T. offered his.

Katie made the motion to adjourn and Keith seconded it.  The meeting was adjourned at 8:00 p.m.

Respectively submitted,
Maureen Young
Secretary for the night (Chris was celebrating her moms Birthday.  Happy Birthday from all of us at GEFA)