UPCOMING MEETING HIGHLIGHTS:
Second Saturday (14th) of December we will not have a Young Eagle Rally. This is due to projected high winds and turbulence which would make the introduction to aviation much less enjoyable for the youth. Instead we will have a short meeting at 1100 and then a Christmas lunch gathering.The menu will consist of Fried Chicken, green beans, mac & cheese, coleslaw, pickles, and for dessert your choice of apple, cherry, or pecan pie w/whipped cream. An hor d'oeuvres tray of fruit and veggies will be provided to snack on before, during, and after the meal and water and sodas (including diet) will also be provided.
All members along with one guest each are invited to the lunch at no charge. The tip jar will be provided for those wishing to make a donation toward offsetting the cost of the meal although none is required. There is currently no speaker scheduled.
If you would like to help set up the tables for the dinner (or would just like to socialize a bit with your fellow members) you could show up a little earlier than the planned 1300 (1pm) start time, or better yet if you'd like to help out with the organization of the Young Eagles flights you can contact Lee at email@example.com as there are plenty of duties to be performed. Ground crew help will be asked to show up by 0830.
Glen is sending out an invitation Email so if you want to come out to the dinner you can reply to that email or to a more official RSVP that will follow. That RSVP will help us be prepared for the amount of food to have on hand.
Glen is also the newsletter editor and reports that due to family obligations out of town he was not able to publish the newsletter in the normal outstanding manner and post it to the site. He did email out a bulletin this month so we won't fall too far behind on news.
Be a part of our YE program. Contact Lee at firstname.lastname@example.org for more details or to help out. See the newsletter and/or contact Lee for current details on YE procedures designed to help the YE flights be more organized and safe.
The next Rally after this one is not planned until March, 2020. Volunteers will be needed for all events so please consider coming out and supporting our area youth's introduction to aviation. Also don't forget that if you know of a youth that wants to take advantage of the Young Eagles program they don't have to wait until a rally takes place. You can go to the EAA.ORG Website under the Youth tab, look up a YE pilot near them or contact Lee with their request. I will help find a pilot that will provide the flight for them and answer any questions they or their parents have about the program benefits.
To view a short video and see an article written about the Young Eagle Rally held at Allendale County Airport on May 11 go to the "more" tab at the top of this page, select the Young Eagles page and click on the orange button.
While you are on the YE page go ahead and learn more about the program and how to get involved. Even if you don't currently plan to assist in YE Rallies it could be worth your while to complete the requirements so that you could more easily be ready if you change your mind. It's simple, easy, and makes good sense.
LAST MONTH'S MEETING
The slate of officers nominated at the October meeting were voted in and includes Doug StPierre as President, Robert (Ron) Santos as Vice President, Glen Phelps as Secretary, and Aimee Pereira as Treasurer.
The current appointees will remain at their posts with Glen Phelps wearing multiple hats as Newsletter Editor, Technical Counselor, and Flight Advisor, as well as his elected post as Secretary. Lee Miller is Young Eagle Coordinator, Webmaster, and was just appointed as Membership Coordinator, and Dow Sanderson is the Scholarship Committee Chair.
The Start of Walterboro Wings n Wheels Air Show
If you are a pilot and would like to fly some Young Eagles or if you would just like to help out with the flights, contact Lee Miller at email@example.com
Chapter 477 Embroidered Shirts
The Embroidered Shirts are no longer offered at the discounted price but, are still available at the regular price of $25.00. Contact Roger Medlin if you wish to get a shirt.
For questions about upcoming EAA477 activity contact: Doug StPierre at firstname.lastname@example.org
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Whether you're a pilot, building or restoring an aircraft, or just a sport aviation enthusiast, we'd love to have you drop in on one of our Chapter 477 meetings! Then if you'd like to join our Chapter you can print and fill out a "paper" membership application here, or use our online form here.
Each month we publish our Chapter 477 newsletter, the "FlyPaper", which includes the information on current projects, plans, and upcoming aviation events in the Charleston area and beyond. You can view and print it here, or if you would like to have a paper version mailed to you, please fill out this form.