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March 10 Minutes

Meeting called to order at 1735 hours by Rawlings Chapter President, Larry Sagstetter.

1. Members/guests present (27): Ralph Delperdang, Janelle Gates, Bob Jasperson, Bob McGonigal, Dan Murphy, Roger O’Daniel, David Pohlen, Bruce Roberts, Don Roden, Larry Sagstetter, Tom Schellinger, Glenn Shull, Kevin Sliwinski, Thomas Theis, Todd McCubbin, Robert Graham, Daniel Kallestad, Jon Keller, Steve Keller, Molly Amundson, Andrea Gehrman, Nicholas Cox, Joshua Diegal, Michael Lamers, Elizabeth Seitz, Eric Forbes, Congressman Tom Emmers.

REPORTS

2. Meeting minutes for Feb 2015 were approved by the membership.

3. Treasurer – Ralph Delperdang
• Savings balance: $6,002.92 Checking balance: $8,221.78
• Income - $100.00: Tom Theis for Mural Donation
• Expenditures – $931.58: $33.81 for postage, $45.00 to HQ AFA, $852.77 for newsletter printing
• Pending Transactions – $101.22 to Larry Sagstetter for postage and $14.99 for web hosting

4. Gambling Report – Bruce Roberts
• Charitable Resources: The gambling manager’s Charitable Resources Supervisory Committee report was passed around to the general membership in attendance. Included were the following items of interest: cash status, projection of expenses, specific payroll reports, inventory report, listing of grants paid, purchase invoices, bank reconciliation, and monthly gambling fund reconciliation (see addendum).
• The charitable gaming report for the month of Feb 2015 was covered.
-- Net revenue was $37,548; Expenses were $21,989; Taxes were $14,777; Net income after taxes $782; Grants paid $7,091; Profit Carryover was $16,553.
• Report was approved by membership.

5. MN Wing – Civil Air Patrol
• Cadet Jonathan Keller was presented an AFA award at the meeting and Congressman Emmer was gracious to take part in the presentation.
• Tom Theis recommended providing $200 scholarships to one CAP cadet from each of the for CAP Groups in MN (total of $800). After some discussion about what we have done in the past and on the dollar amount, a motion was made and approved for 4x$200 scholarships for CAP cadets.

6. AFROTC Det 410: Univ of St Thomas – Lt Gehrman
• Field Training selections are coming by end of March.
• Cadet Amundson mentioned that Arnold Air would be attending NATCON 3-17 April.
• Cadet Burr thank Rawlings chapter for our support of their ND basketball trip.

7. AFROTC Det 415: Univ of Minnesota
• Field Training prep is the focus of spring training at the detachment
• Det 415 needs two guest speakers for upcoming events. Several Rawlings members offered to talk to them after the meeting
• Joint Senior Dinner and Joint Leadership Lecture events are coming up.

8. UVLV: Dan Murphy
• Dan attended the Veteran’s Day on the Hill which was held instead of the monthly UNLV meeting. He had an opportunity to talk with representatives about military issues and charitable gaming issues. There are currently three bills with the MN house in regards to charitable gaming.

NEW BUSINESS, ANNOUNCEMENTS, AND PRESENTATIONS

9. Don Patton from MN Historical Society mentioned that the 9 April roundtable at Fort Snelling would be Col Robert Ehlers on his book “Air War in the Mediterranean”.

10. Reminder that the Award’s Night Dinner is 10 April and reservations are still being taken. Col Chuck DeBellevue, Vietnam Ace, is the guest speaker and his topic will be on The Team Effort.

11. Our first guest speaker was Eric Forbes from 3M. Eric works in the Aerospace and Commercial Transportation Division. He is an aerospace engineer who spent time with the Air Force working on missiles at Hill AFB. Eric gave a great overview of 3M and his division. He spent time discussing how innovation is in the companies DNA and the company is structured to support and reward innovation. They specifically understand the needs of military in the areas of soldier protection, abrasives and tapes, and worker safety. Eric spent some time going over some specific examples and then took some questions from the membership. We thank Eric for his time and presentations. It was very informative and greatly appreciated by the members.

12. Our second speaker was Congressman Tom Emmer. Congressman Emmer is the only freshman congressman from MN this year. He gave the Rawlings members a brief summary of his background, his appointment to the House Foreign Affairs Committee and House Committee on Agriculture, and his typical day in Washington DC. He was very much enjoying the start to his time in congress, but he mentioned that it had a larger learning curve than he expected. He gets his day started at 4:30am and frequently works until 8:00pm, and he frequently sleeps in his office. He is excited about his committee appointments because of the importance of agriculture and foreign trade to the state of Minnesota. Congressman Emmer took a few questions from the membership before he had to run to another meeting. The Rawlings membership appreciated his time with us and wished him luck on his work in congress.

13. Larry Sagstetter adjourned the meeting at 1850 hours.

14. Next meeting is 1730L, 14 April 2015 at the Fort Snelling Officers Club.

//signed//

DAVID J POHLEN, Lt Col, USAF (Ret)
Secretary

February 10 Minutes

Meeting called to order at 1743 hours by Rawlings Chapter President, Larry Sagstetter.

1. Members/guests present (16): Julie Eszlinger-Jensen, Bob Jasperson, Russ Jenson, Bob McGonigal, Larry Moser, Dan Murphy, David Pohlen, Bruce Roberts, Donald Roden, Larry Sagstetter, Kevin Sliwinski, Thomas Theis, Andrea Gehrman, Zachari Mertes, Tom O’Connor, Michael Lammers.

REPORTS

2. Meeting minutes for Jan 2015 were approved by the membership.

3. Treasurer – Ralph Delperdang
• Savings balance: $6,002.88 Checking balance: $9,053.36
• Income - $337.00: $197.00 dauber dough, $140.00 for community partner Lois Larson
• Expenditures – $145.00: $100.00 for UVLC annual dues, $45.00 to HQ AFA for community partner Lois Larson
• Pending Transactions – $101.22 to Larry Sagstetter for postage

4. Gambling Report – Bruce Roberts
• Charitable Resources: The gambling manager’s Charitable Resources Supervisory Committee report was passed around to the general membership in attendance. Included were the following items of interest: cash status, projection of expenses, specific payroll reports, inventory report, listing of grants paid, purchase invoices, bank reconciliation, and monthly gambling fund reconciliation (see addendum).
• The charitable gaming report for the month of Jan 2015 was covered.
-- Net revenue was $33,495; Expenses were $21,524; Taxes were $11,864; Net income after taxes $107; Grants paid $75; Profit Carryover was $22,862.
• Report was approved by membership.

5. MN Wing – Civil Air Patrol
• Cadre training at Camp Ripley 20-22 Feb
• SAREX planning 22 Feb
• St Croix dining out 27 Feb
• Wing Conference will be April 24th and 25th.
• Kevin Sliwinski brought Col O’Connor who was in Washington DC for the CAP Gold Medal ceremony.
- Col O’Connor told us a little about himself and his history with CAP. He joined in 1942 and was the 38th cadet to join nationally. He was honored to be part of the Gold Medal ceremony and we appreciated his service to the country.

6. AFROTC Det 410: Univ of St Thomas – Lt Gehrman
• Spring open house is 16 Feb 2015 for recruiting potential cadets.

7. AFROTC Det 415: Univ of Minnesota
• Lt Col Hoopes has moved on. Col Musselman from Det 410 is acting CC.

8. UVLV: Dan Murphy
• There will be no UVLC meeting in March. Instead, that date will be Veteran’s Day on the Hill.

NEW BUSINESS, ANNOUNCEMENTS, AND PRESENTATIONS

9. Larry Sagstetter and Glenn Shull met with the Duluth Chapter. They are working on revitalizing the chapter and are planning a big dinner meeting event to launch the effort.

10. Don Roden mention the Trust Vets organization and website www.trustvets.com. It started in MN and is an online directory that drives business to American Veterans. Before you hire any local service, simply check the TrustVets.com directory to find a verified veteran ready for your business.

11. Larry Sagstetter brought up a discussion about the charitable gaming grants for the year. Our available funds are doing better than expected. We discussed some of the funding requests that are pending.
• Bob Jasperson’s request on behalf of the Air Expo 2015, 11-12 July 2015 at Flying Cloud Airport. They are still looking for sponsors and suggested/request that Rawlings Chapter become a $2500 sponsor. After discussion by the membership, a motion was made and approved by the membership to fund a $2500 sponsorship.
• ACE Camp has their standing request for financial support for scholarship funds. After discussion by the membership, a motion was made and approved by the membership to fund $4000 to ACE Camp.
• Larry Sagstetter brought up an AFA sponsored program, the Pitsenbarger Award. The award provides a one-time grant of $400 to selected top USAF enlisted personnel graduating from the Community College of the Air Force (CCAF) who plan to pursue a baccalaureate degree (only). Larry is still researching some details, but he suggested that we fund one award each for the 934th and the 133rd . A motion was made and approved by the membership to fund these awards.

12. Our speaker was Cadet Zachari Mertes. His presentation was in honor of Col Wofford and Tuskegee Airmen history month. The title of his presentation was “Fly, Fight, and Win in Air, Space, and Cyberspace, and for Equality of Race.” Cadet Mertes discussed how in the 1940s segregation in the US was at its peak. With the need for soldiers for WWII, the Tuskegee Institute was established. The original goal of the institute was to prove that blacks were inferior and lacked courage. In the end, the 99th Fighter Squadron, including Col Wofford, was one of the most formidable units of the war. They had over 200 escort missions with no bombers lost and the Tuskegee airman proved their ability and courage. Partially inspired by their efforts, President Truman ordered desegregation in the military. Cadet Mertes concluded with reading the Rawlings chapter Col Wofford Proclamation. Cadet Mertes’ presentation was greatly appreciated by the membership.

13. Larry Sagstetter adjourned the meeting at 1850 hours.

14. Next meeting is 1730L, 10 Mar 2015 at the Fort Snelling Officers Club.

//signed//

DAVID J POHLEN, Lt Col, USAF (Ret)
Secretary

January 13 Minutes

Meeting called to order at 1735 hours by Rawlings Chapter President, Larry Sagstetter.

1. Members/guests present (22): Larry Brockshus, Mary Ellen Couture, Ralph Delperdang, Julie Eszlinger-Jensen, Janelle Gates, David Hoopes, Bob Jasperson, Russ Jenson, Bob McGonigal, Dan Murphy, David Pohlen, Bruce Roberts, Donald Roden, Larry Sagstetter, Garrett Sampson, Tom Schellinger, Glenn Shull, Kevin Sliwinski, Thomas Theis, Tom Wilson, Loren Hubert, Andrea Gehrman.

REPORTS

2. Meeting minutes for Jan 2015 were approved by the membership.

3. Treasurer – Ralph Delperdang
• Savings balance: $6,002.83 Checking balance: $8,861.36
• Income - $300.14 for membership rebate
• Expenditures – $8.33 for return postage on newsletter
• Pending Transactions – None
• The 2015 Rawlings Chapter budget estimates were presented, discussed, and generally agreed to.

4. Gambling Report – Bruce Roberts
• Charitable Resources: The gambling manager’s Charitable Resources Supervisory Committee report was passed around to the general membership in attendance. Included were the following items of interest: cash status, projection of expenses, specific payroll reports, inventory report, listing of grants paid, purchase invoices, bank reconciliation, and monthly gambling fund reconciliation (see addendum).
• The charitable gaming report for the month of Dec 2014 was covered.
-- Net revenue was $39,455; Expenses were $21,363; Taxes were $13,798; Net income after taxes $4,294; Grants paid $200; Profit Carryover was $22,830.
• Report was approved by membership.

5. Membership/Newsletter Report
• Sample of new quarterly newsletter was brought to the meeting
• This quarter’s newsletter will be mailed out to all members since it will have Award’s Dinner information in it.

6. Award’s Dinner – Larry Sagstetter
• Working on finding a Town and Country Club member to sponsor us so we can have the $1000 room rental fee waived.
• Tom Theis will again be making out plaques for the awards.

7. MN Wing – Civil Air Patrol
• CAP Gold Medal Ceremony was held in Washington DC on 10 Dec 2014. Lt Col Tom O’Connor represented the MN CAP. Tom has 72 years in CAP
• Local ceremony to present medals will be held on 24 Jan 2015.

8. Aerospace Education – Mary Ellen Couture
• We are on track to assign our Visions classrooms in the local area.
- Mary Ellen asked if we would be interested in sending 7 of our classrooms to the Oklahoma chapters to use as they are having some financial difficulties. No decision was made at the meeting. It was pointed out that the Rawlings chapter is the single largest provider of Visions classrooms in the country.
- The Visions numbers are in decline primarily due to a changing demographic: digital is increasingly popular, no child left behind rules leave little time for other initiatives, other local papers increasing their presence in schools.
- 2016 will be the 25th anniversary of AFA’s association with the Visions program.
• Park High School Cyberpatriot team took top spot in MN competition.

9. AFROTC Det 410: Univ of St Thomas – Lt Gehrman
• Base assignments came out on Christmas Day
• Tuskegee Month presentation in Feb will be done by a St Thomas cadet.

10. AFROTC Det 415: Univ of Minnesota – Lt Col Hoopes
• Several Triservice events this coming semester at the UofM including a senior dinner, parade & review, and commissioning.

NEW BUSINESS, ANNOUNCEMENTS, AND PRESENTATIONS

11. It was announced that Lloyd Ward recently broke his arm and might miss a few meetings. We all wish Lloyd a speedy recovery.

12. The Courier (base newsletter) will cease publication.

13. Larry Sagstetter has been officially appointed to the HQ AFA Aeospace Education Committee. He is very excited about the support from corporations such as AT&T and Northup Grumman and what it will mean for AFA’s ability to support education efforts nationwide.

14. Bob Jasperson informed the membership that Air Expo 2015 will be July 11th and 12th this year and they are looking for additional sponsors.

15. Tom Schellinger put before the membership an initial request for ACE Camp funding support.

16. Our speaker was Col Loren Hubert – 133rd Vice Wing CC. He gave a great presentation on the status of the wing. They maintain a fleet of eight C-130H. Along with the eight C-130H aircraft maintained by the 934th they are kept very busy at the MSP Air Reserve Station. He ran through a list of 2014 accomplishments, 2014 AEFs supported, and 2015 operations already on the books to support. Col Hubert then discussed the modernization and recapitalization efforts. The units H model aircraft were the last to come off the assembly line in 1995/96. The avionics in the H models will not meet new aviation standards coming out in 2020, so avionics upgrades are a must. With the active duty units all headed to J models, ultimately the MN units would also like to get that upgrade as well. The 133rd is also hoping for an updated flight simulator so they can stop sending pilots to other locations for simulator training. His presentation was greatly appreciated by the membership.

17. Larry Sagstetter adjourned the meeting at 1855 hours.

18. Next meeting is 1730L, 10 Feb 2015 at the Fort Snelling Officers Club.

//signed//

DAVID J POHLEN, Lt Col, USAF (Ret)
Secretary

December, 2014 Minutes

Meeting called to order at 1740 hours by Rawlings Chapter President, Larry Sagstetter.

1. Members/guests present (34): Ralph Delperdang, Janelle Gates, Bob Jasperson, Bob McGonigal, Dan Murphy, Roger O’Daniel, Jon Powell, Bruce Roberts, Larry Sagstetter, Garrett Sampson, Vic Seavers, Tom Wilson, Taylor Burr, Janet Chanski, Lydia Chanski, Sarah Chanski, Nathan Hoffman, Vicki Lokken-Paverud, and Lydia Stone

REPORTS

2. Meeting minutes for Nov 2014 were approved by the membership.

3. Treasurer – Ralph Delperdang
• Savings balance: $6,002.78 ; Checking balance: $8,569.55
• Income - $160.00
• Expenditures – $128.73: $128.73 to Bob McMonigal for Chapter Newsletter
• Pending Transactions – None

4. Gambling Report – Bruce Roberts
• Charitable Resources: The gambling manager’s Charitable Resources Supervisory Committee report was passed around to the general membership in attendance. Included were the following items of interest: cash status, projection of expenses, specific payroll reports, inventory report, listing of grants paid, purchase invoices, bank reconciliation, and monthly gambling fund reconciliation (see addendum).
• The charitable gaming report for the month of Oct 2014 was covered.
-- Net revenue was $32,700; Expenses were $18,000; Taxes were $8,100; Net income after taxes $3,700; Grants paid $00; Profit Carryover was $3,700.
• Report was approved by membership.

5. Membership/Newsletter Report – Bob McGonigal
• Rawlings Chapter membership holding at about 775.
• Updated quarterly newsletter format submitted to Chapter for comments.

6. Award’s Dinner – Larry Sagstetter
• Colonel Charles "Chuck" DeBellevue (ret.), a combat ace, is scheduled to be Keynote Speaker at April 10 Awards Dinner. Hubbard Broadcasting has committed $5,000 to be the Presenter of the event. Though some details need to be worked out.

7. MN Wing – Civil Air Patrol – Major Nathan Hoffman
• Cadet Hoffman provided a comprehensive overview of CAP activities in Minnesota.

8. AFROTC Det 410: Univ of St Thomas
• They plan to send 3-4 teams to the Flying Irish basketball tournament at Notre Dame.
• The Chapter members approved a $200.00 Financial Aid Request for DET 410.

9. AFROTC Det 415: Univ of Minnesota
• Also planning on sending cadets to Flying Irish basketball tournament at Notre Dame.

10. Government Relations Report – Dan Murphy
• Hon. Michele Bachmann provided a letter outlining her Congressional highlights and accomplishments for the attendees at the United Veterans Legislative Council (UVLC) meeting on December 3, 2014.
• The veterans’ community “Day on the Hill” is tentatively scheduled for March 17, 2015.
• During the UVLC Business Meeting, Dan Murphy questioned the other member representatives to determine if their organizations were impacted by the Charitable Gambling Tax issue created in 2012. Several other organizations are severely impacted and Dan recommended that the issue be addressed by the UVLC in their discussions with Minnesota Legislators. The recommendation was approved by the members.

NEW BUSINESS, ANNOUNCEMENTS, AND PRESENTATIONS

11. Tom Wilson provided a brief overview of a tri-service academy graduates initiative to create an employment and advanced education hub in the Twin Cities. He also said that the Air Force Academy of Graduates Annual Founder’s Day banquet date is set for April 17, 2015.

12. Our guest speaker was Vicki Lokken-Paverud. Vicki is the Military program Coordinator for the Better Business Bureau of Minnesota and North Dakota. The Better Business Bureau (BBB) holds many outreach programs with veteran service organizations, including the Minnesota Assistance Council for Veterans (MACV), VA Healthcare Centers in Minnesota and North Dakota, UVLC, Minneapolis VA Community Resource and Referral Center. These efforts are targeted as education and outreach for vulnerable people.

Vicki also provided a detailed overview scams that specifically target veterans, including:
• Fictitious governments rights application scams
• Door-to-door scams targeting older veterans
• Advanced fee collections, purportedly for cemetery space
• Pension and Retirement purchasing scams
• Credit card and loan company fees for allotment system
• Charitable organizations that solicit donations under false pretenses
• Solicitation of personal information from veterans in job transition
• Solicitation of personal information from deployed Guard and Reserve personnel with the intention of stealing their identities
• Non-accredited universities seek money from GI Bill participants

The BBB website provides reviews of charitable organizations and business entities. Their website is http://www.bbb.org/minnesota.

14. Larry Sagstetter adjourned the meeting at 2010 hours.

15. Next meeting is 1730L, 13 Jan 2015 at the Fort Snelling Officers Club.

//signed//

DAVID J POHLEN, Lt Col, USAF (Ret)
Secretary

November, 2014

Meeting called to order at 1730 hours by Rawlings Chapter President, Larry Sagstetter.

1. Members/guests present (34): Ralph Delperdang, Julie Eszlinger-Jensen, Janelle Gates, Bob Jasperson, Russ Jenson, Jim Johns, Bob McGonigal, Dan Murphy, Robert Peterson, David Pohlen, Larry Sagstetter, Tom Schellinger, Judy Schellinger, Glenn Shull, Thomas Theis, Mary Ward, Lloyd Ward, Tom Wilson, Nathan Hoffman, Donald Mikitta, Chaz Johnson, Jeff Johnson, Ed Cox, Michael Lamers, Mary Wier, Tom Weir, Stan Christianson, Mike Drews, Chris Glaeser, Zach Mertes, Andrea Gehrman, Taylor Burr.

REPORTS

2. Meeting minutes for Oct 2014 were approved by the membership.

3. Treasurer – Ralph Delperdang
• Savings balance: $6,002.74 Checking balance: $8,538.28
• Income - $0
• Expenditures – $1,123.51: $8.82 for postage; $1,114.69 to Larry Sagstetter for AFA convention expenses
• Pending Transactions – None

4. Gambling Report – Bruce Roberts
• Charitable Resources: The gambling manager’s Charitable Resources Supervisory Committee report was passed around to the general membership in attendance. Included were the following items of interest: cash status, projection of expenses, specific payroll reports, inventory report, listing of grants paid, purchase invoices, bank reconciliation, and monthly gambling fund reconciliation (see addendum).
• The charitable gaming report for the month of Oct 2014 was covered.
-- Net revenue was $31,739; Expenses were $27,294; Taxes were $6,533; Net income after taxes $ -2,057; Grants paid $7,875; Profit Carryover was $15,576.
• Report was approved by membership.

5. Membership/Newsletter Report – Bob McGonigal
• Rawlings Chapter membership holding at about 770.
• Expect next newsletter near the end of December.
• We will be updating our quarterly newsletter format.

6. Award’s Dinner – Larry Sagstetter
• Had a meeting with Joe Johnston, Hubbard Broadcasting Director of Public Affairs, and secured their support for our Award’s Dinner.
• Hubbard Broadcasting will be a ‘Presenting Sponsor’ for the event with a $5000 donation. They may also support with some of their on air talent at the award’s dinner.

7. MN Wing – Civil Air Patrol – Janelle Gates
• Wing Color Guard competition held recently and the Viking Squadron is this years winner. • Five teams participating in CyberPatriot. Lakeville, Mankato, St Cloud, and 2 from Hutchinson. • Applications are now being accepted for Summer Encampment Cadet leadership team.

8. AFROTC Det 410: Univ of St Thomas • Unit was in the middle of conducting their 24 hour Veteran’s Day POW/MIA vigil.
• 15 Nov they have a base visit planned at the 934th.
• Unit was 8th in fitness and 12th in academics out of 145 ROTC units nationally.
• They are planning on sending 3-4 teams to the Flying Irish basketball tournament at Notre Dame.


9. AFROTC Det 415: Univ of Minnesota
• Held their Joint Military Athletic Competition
• Also planning on sending cadets to Flying Irish basketball tournament at Notre Dame.

NEW BUSINESS, ANNOUNCEMENTS, AND PRESENTATIONS

10. Julie Eszlinger-Jensen brought a cake to celebrate Veteran’s Day at our meeting.

11. The Armed Forces Service Center at the Minneapolis- St Paul Airport has now opened their doors to reserve and guard members traveling through the airport. They are in their 44th year at the airport. As yet they still cannot provide services to retirees as they are completely funded through donations and just do not have the funds or manpower to accommodate the added traffic.

12. Our first guest speaker was Stan Christianson, retired naval aviator and volunteer at the MN ANG War Bird Museum. Stan gave a brief history of his military flying career including his time on the aircraft carrier Valley Forge and providing close air support during the Korean War. He then also spent some time talking about the War Bird Museum. The museum is located on the ANG base and so generally requires military ID or advance arrangements to tour. They have over 20 aircraft and over 6000 items on exhibit. They are open Tue-Sat for tours.

13. Our second speaker was Chaz Johnson, a representative from Congressman John Kline’s office. Chaz mentioned how important the military is to the Kline family: not only did Congressman Kline serve in the USMC (including as pilot for Marine 1 for President Reagan), but Congressman Kline’s wife and son both served in the military. Chaz handles the academy appointment process for the congressman and usually handles about 30-40 applications a year. Some key items on the congressman’s radar for military include the NDAA bill, oversight of the VA medical system, and helping improve response to sexual assault incidents for guard and reserve members both on and off duty. Chaz encouraged everyone to call your congressman and make your opinion know on issues.

14. Larry Sagstetter adjourned the meeting at 1845 hours.

15. Next meeting is 1730L, 9 Dec 2014 at the Fort Snelling Officers Club.

//signed//

DAVID J POHLEN, Lt Col, USAF (Ret)
Secretary

October, 2014

Meeting called to order at 1730 hours by Rawlings Chapter President, Larry Sagstetter.

1. Members/guests present (19): Larry Brockshus, Ralph Delperdang, Julie Eszlinger-Jensen, Bob Jasperson, Russ Jenson, Dan Murphy, Roger O’Daniel, David Pohlen, Bruce Roberts, Larry Sagstetter, Tom Schellinger, Glenn Shull, Kevin Sliwinski, Thomas Theis, Jane Vail, Tom Wilson, Donald Roden, Mary Ellen Couture, Christian Wachter, Meredith Gulsvig, Carey Sweeney, Andrew Leonard, Aileen Conway, Andrea Gehrman.

2. First order of business this month was election of the Rawlings Chapter Officers for the next year. Larry Sagstetter announced the initial slate of nominees for the year: Larry Sagstetter for President, Dan Murphy for Vice President, Ralph Delperdang for Treasurer, and David Pohlen for Secretary. He then asked for any nominations from the members in attendance. With no additional nominations he asked for a vote on the entire slate presented. The membership affirmed the election of the entire slate.

REPORTS

3. Meeting minutes for Aug and Sep 2014 were approved by the membership.

4. Treasurer – Ralph Delperdang
• Savings balance: $6,002.69 : Checking balance: $9,661.79
• Income - $110.00 from community partner Hiway FCU
• Expenditures – $45.00 to HQ AFA for community partner Hiway FCU
• Pending Transactions – $1,114.69 to Larry Sagstetter for AFA National Convention
• Ralph asked for approval of an additional $115 for Larry’s AFA Convention expenses above the $1000 previously approved. Motion was made and approved by the membership.
• There was a discussion about the Rawlings Chapter paying the bill for ink daubers sold for bingo run by our charitable gaming operations. The accounting for the purchase and sale directly by the gaming operations has been challenging. By moving the expense to the Chapter’s general fund, it will simplify the accounting for the gaming operations and provided a source of income to the general fund. A motion was made and approved to proceed with this plan for a source of revenue for the chapter.

5. Gambling Report – Bruce Roberts
• Charitable Resources: The gambling manager’s Charitable Resources Supervisory Committee report was passed around to the general membership in attendance. Included were the following items of interest: cash status, projection of expenses, specific payroll reports, inventory report, listing of grants paid, purchase invoices, bank reconciliation, and monthly gambling fund reconciliation (see addendum).
• The charitable gaming report for the month of Sep 2014 was covered. -- Net revenue was $30,077; Expenses were $18,016; Taxes were $3,901; Net income after taxes $8,161; Grants paid $440; Profit Carryover was $25,508.
• Report was approved by membership.

6. Aerospace Education
• Mary Ellen Couture introduced herself as our new liaison with USA Today for the Visions of Exploration program. Mary Ellen has been associated with AFA and the Rawlings chapter in the past and is happy to be back with us. She says that 32 of our 60 sponsored classrooms have already been assign for Visions this year.

7. Association of Graduates – Tom Wilson
• Founder’s Day dinner is scheduled for 17 April 2015 and their guest speaker is General Janet Wolfenbarger, Commander Air Force Material Command.
• The dinner will be held at the Minneapolis Marriott Northwest in Brooklyn Park.

8. Air Force Sergeants Association – Don Roden
• CMSgt of the Air Force, James Cody will be visiting the units in the area on 1 Nov 2014 and AFSA will be hosting a dinner that day at the services club on base.

9. Award’s Dinner – Larry Sagstetter
• Larry was looking for input on dates for the spring Award’s Dinner. The best dates available at the Town and Country Club were 21, 28 March and 10, 17, 24 April. After some discussion it looks like 10 April was the best option.
• Larry had an opportunity to talk recently with Col Chuck DeBellevue, Vietnam Ace. Col DeBellevue expressed interest in being our guest speaker depending on date and his schedule. Larry was going to try and work both the date of the dinner to work with Col DeBellevue’s schedule.

10. AFROTC Det 410: Univ of St Thomas – Lt Gerhman
• Lt Gerhman is a new cadre member at St Thomas, and is also a recent graduate from St Thomas. After a few years in aircraft maintenance, she is happy to be back at St Thomas.
• St Thomas will be doing their 24 Veteran’s Day vigil starting 10 Nov 2014.
• Aileen Conway from Silverwings informed us that they will be holding a fundraiser with the Wreath’s Across America program this year. More information about Wreaths Across America can be found at http://www.wreathsacrossamerica.org/. More information about how to support St Thomas will be coming, or call the detachment.

11. MN Wing – Civil Air Patrol
• Upcoming events include: MN Leadership Academy (23-26 Oct) and Wing Color Guard Competition at Camp Ripley (7-8 Nov).

NEW BUSINESS, ANNOUNCEMENTS, AND PRESENTATIONS

12. October 25th is the Arnold Air Society Area Conclave here in the Twin Cities. General Schlstad will be a guest speaker at the event. It was recommended that Rawlings Chapter sponsor a table at the ARCON. The cost was $240 for a table of 6. After some discussion, a motion was made and approved by the membership to pay this from the general fund.

13. Larry Sagstetter suggested we consider buy advertising space in the “Courier” for the Rawlings Chapter to promote membership. The “Courier” is mailed to 934th club members. The cost of an ad for one year is $600. After discussion, the a motion was made and approved by the membership for the expense.

14. Julie E announced that Russ Jensen would be receiving the Fleming Veteran Alumni Award at St Thomas Academy on Nov 11th this year. Congratulations to Russ!

15. The AFA national convention this year was another big success. Themes for this year included diversity and a push for membership. Several new board members were elected with these themes and goals in mind. Our own Larry Sagstetter was approached and has been asked to consider being a member of the National Education Committee of AFA.

16. Larry Sagstetter adjourned the meeting at 1840 hours.

17. Next meeting is 1730L, 11 Nov 2014 at the Fort Snelling Officers Club.

//signed//

DAVID J POHLEN, Lt Col, USAF (Ret)
Secretary

August 12

Meeting called to order at 1735 hours by Rawlings Chapter President, Larry Sagstetter.

1. Members/guests present (19): Richard Ballintine, Ralph Delperdang, Julie Eszlinger-Jensen, Janelle Gates, Bob Jasperson, Russ Jenson, Bob McGonigal, Dan Murphy, Roger O’Daniel, David Pohlen, Bruce Roberts, Larry Sagstetter, Kevin Sliwinski, Thomas Theis, Jane Vail, Tom Wilson, Michael Doyle, Kristi Wangstad, Woody Fountain.

REPORTS

2. Meeting minutes for July 2014 were approved by the membership.

3. Treasurer – Ralph Delperdang
• Savings balance: $6,002.60 Checking balance: $9,746.22
• Income - $726.62 -- $45 from HQ AFA for community partner Fat Lorenzo’s; $681.62 from HQ AFA for membership rebate
• Expenditures – None
• Pending Transactions – None
• Ralph received notice that we had failed to file our annual IRS 990 information to maintain our charitable status. He is working to rectify that, but it will cost about $300 in fees and penalties to correct.

4. Gambling Report – Bruce Roberts
• Charitable Resources: The gambling manager’s Charitable Resources Supervisory Committee report was passed around to the general membership in attendance. Included were the following items of interest: cash status, projection of expenses, specific payroll reports, inventory report, listing of grants paid, purchase invoices, bank reconciliation, and monthly gambling fund reconciliation (see addendum).

• The charitable gaming report for the month of July 2014 was covered (first month of FY).
-- Net revenue was $35,239; Expenses were $17,643; Taxes were $4,014; Net income after taxes 13,637; Grants paid $3,080; Profit Carryover was 10,557.
• Report was approved by membership.
• Bruce informed the membership that operations at “Campus Pizza” located at 825 Washington Ave. SE in Minneapolis (near TCF Bank Stadium) is expected to start 1 Sep.
• Bruce also recommended that we hold our Sep meeting at the Rail Station as we generally do each year. The membership approved.

5. Membership Report – Bob McGonigal
• Membership stands at 775 as of 30 June 2014.

6. Aerospace Education

• Our grant to USA Today will pay for 60 Visions of Exploration classrooms for this year.
• Jane Vail has moved on from USA Today (but is planning on staying a member of AFA) and her boss will be taking on the Visions program. The new liaison is planning on attending next month’s meeting.
• The membership thanked Jane for her support of AFA and the Visions Program over the years.

7. Association of Graduates – Tom Wilson
• AOG was awarded ‘distinguished chapter” title for the 3rd year in a row. Tom thanked Rawlings AFA for our part in their success.
• The AOG supports the Air Force Academy selection process in the area and supports the AF Academy parents club. They estimate there are 375-400 academy graduates in the local area and their goal is to get more of them involved in the chapter.
• Tom asked for some financial support. For this year he could use $1000. After some discussion a motion was made and approved (with two vote opposed) to provide AOG $1000.

NEW BUSINESS, ANNOUNCEMENTS, AND PRESENTATIONS

8. President Larry Sagstetter made several announcements.
• AFA booth at the 934th Family Day was a big success, but we will be unable to support a booth at the 133rd Family Day as we could not find members available to man the booth.

9. Our speaker this month was Woodson (Woody) Fountain from the Air & Space MN Board of Directors
• Mr Woodson shared his story of his 7 years in the Air Force and his 30+ years as an airline pilot.
• Mr Woodson attended Howard University and earned a degree in engineering. He spent some time working with Lockheed Space and Missile during the 1960s space race before joining the USAF.
• In the USAF he started as a flight test engineer at Edwards AFB working with men like Mike Collins and Joe Engle.
• Eventually Mr Woodson was selected for pilot training and served as an IP for a time before separating from the Air Force.
• In 1969 he was the first African American pilot hired by NW Airlines. In 2000 he retired from the airlines as a 747 pilot.
• He now works with Air & Space MN working to get more kids into aviation and supporting the Aviation Learning Center and the Museum of Flight.
• The membership appreciated his time with us.

10. Larry Sagstetter adjourned the meeting at 1845 hours.

11. Next meeting is 1730L, 9 Sep 2014 at the Rail Station.

//signed//
DAVID J POHLEN, Lt Col, USAF (Ret)
Secretary

July 8 Minutes

Meeting called to order at 1700 hours by Rawlings Chapter President, Larry Sagstetter.

1. Members/guests present (20): Richard Ballintine, Ralph Delperdang, Janelle Gates, Bob Jasperson, Bob McGonigal, Dan Murphy, Roger O’Daniel, David Pohlen, Bruce Roberts, Larry Sagstetter, Glenn Shull, Kevin Sliwinski, Thomas Theis, Jane Vail, Lloyd Ward, Mary Ward, Tom Wilson, Don Roden, Michael Doyle, David Hoopes.

REPORTS

2. Meeting minutes for June 2014 were approved by the membership.

3. Treasurer – Ralph Delperdang
• Savings balance: $6,002.55 Checking balance: $9,019.60
• Income - $783.02 -- $250 HQ AFA from for community partner Fat Lorenzo’s; $533.02 from HQ AFA for membership rebate
• Expenditures - $95.88 -- $5.88 to USPS for newsletter return postage; $90 to HQ AFA for community partner Adventium Labs
• Pending Transactions – None.
• A discussion was had about increasing our events budget in the general fund from $200 to $1000 to support family days at the base in the upcoming months. The membership agreed and motion was made and approved.

4. Gambling Report – Bruce Roberts
• Charitable Resources: The gambling manager’s Charitable Resources Supervisory Committee report was passed around to the general membership in attendance. Included were the following items of interest: cash status, projection of expenses, specific payroll reports, inventory report, listing of grants paid, purchase invoices, bank reconciliation, and monthly gambling fund reconciliation (see addendum).
• The charitable gaming report for the month of June 2014 was covered (end of FY).
-- Net revenue was $23,199; Expenses were $20,555; Taxes were $9,125; Net income after taxes ($6,481); Grants paid $805; Profit Carryover was ($16,645).
• Report was approved by membership.
• Bruce informed the membership that they had signed a lease with “Campus Pizza” located at 825 Washington Ave. SE in Minneapolis (near TCF Bank Stadium). We will start with a single game machine and will expand from there if the business warrants.
• For the end of the fiscal year, the gaming operations made a net income after taxes of just under $20,000 and we paid grants totaling about $36,500. The hope is that gaming will do better next year, but Larry Sagstetter indicated we would plan our grant budget based on $30,000 income for this fiscal year that started 1 July.

5. Aerospace Education – Jane Vail
• The membership discussed the level of support we could give Visions of Exploration this year and while this is generally on of the favorite areas to use our gaming funds, our budget would not allow us to make as large a contribution this year. It was noted that in past years about 25% of our gaming funds would go to Visions, so a proposal was made to go with $7500 this year. A motion was made and approved by the membership for this amount. This will support about 60 classrooms this year.

NEW BUSINESS, ANNOUNCEMENTS, AND PRESENTATIONS

6. President Larry Sagstetter made several announcements.
• Rawlings chapter will have a booth at the AirExpo 19-20 July and volunteers are needed to man the booth.
• The chapter will have a table set up at the 934th and 133rd family days in August. We will have a prize wheel and a few small giveaways for the troops and their families. Volunteers are needed to support the event.
• September 13-17th is the AFA National Convention in DC. Larry Sagstetter and Glenn Shull will be attending.
• Dick Cole, co-pilot for aircraft #1 for the Dolittle Raid in WWII, will be in town for the AirExpo and will make a stop at the Snelling O’Club to see our mural and sign it. It is expected to be a big event. The artist Lili Pain, the 934th commander, and others will we here. Hubbard broadcasting may be able to cover the event.

7. Richard Ballintine gave a short announcement regarding MAC-V. They now lead the state in helping homeless veterans. Their budget has increased to $4M thanks to a number of government grants and generous donors. Richard asked if the Rawlings chapter would be interested in supporting MAC-V through an sponsorship of their fall dinner at a donation level of $1000. The membership discussed, a motion was made, and approved for the $1000 sponsorship.

8. Our speaker this month was Lt Col Hoopes, the ROTC Commander for the University of Minnesota. Lt Col Hoopes gave us an update on ROTC in general and specifically on the University of Minnesota program. Some highlights of the presentation:
• ROTC is cutting cadets through various means including continuation boards for sophomores and offering seniors opportunities to walk away from their ROTC commitment. The Univ of MN lost 8 of its 15 sophomore cadets to the continuation board.
• UofM commissioned 7 cadets in May and are expecting a total enrollment of 70 cadets in the fall with 15 seniors.
• The Armory condition at the UofM is of concern. It is a historic building, so the ROTC units are working to build support for some improvements. The UofM President, the university facility manager, and a university ROTC subcommittee have all toured the armory recently and agreed it needs work.
• UofM cadets will be hosting the Arnold Air Society Area Conclave here in Minneapolis the 24-26th of October. They expect about 130 attendees from 15 schools in 7 states to attend. The goal of the area conclaves to to educate, motivate, and synchronize area efforts in Arnold Air Society.
• Big picture for AFROTC: accession numbers are way down. OTS is virtually closed. AFROTC was looking for 300 seniors nationwide to walk away from service (1 in 6) and they are likely to ask more next year.
• Budgets from HQ AFROTC are very minimal. The Rawlings membership discussed how we might be able to help and a motion was made and approved to provide the detachment at the UofM with $2000 to help their programs for this class year.

9. Larry Sagstetter adjourned the meeting at 1845 hours.

10. Next meeting is 1730L, 12 Aug 2014 at the Ft Snelling Officers Club.

//signed//
DAVID J POHLEN, Lt Col, USAF (Ret)
Secretary

June Minutes

SUBJECT: Meeting Minutes for 10 June 2014 Ft Snelling O’Club.

Meeting called to order at 1745 hours by Rawlings Chapter President, Larry Sagstetter.

1. Members/guests present (31): Richard Ballintine, Larry Brockshus, Ralph Delperdang, Janelle Gates, Herb Japs, Bob Jasperson, Bob McGonigal, Dan Murphy, Paul Pekarek, David Pohlen, Jon Powell, Bruce Roberts, Vicki Roberts, Larry Sagstetter, Garrett Sampson, Judy Sampson, Tom Schellinger, Judy Schellinger, Vic Seavers, Elaine Seavers, Glenn Shull, Kevin Sliwinski, Thomas Theis, Jane Vail, Lloyd Ward, Mary Ward, Tom Wilson, Jim Leach, Tim Cossalter, Lois Larson, Brian Isle.

REPORTS

2. Meeting minutes for May 2014 were approved by the membership.

3. Treasurer – Ralph Delperdang
• Savings balance: $6,002.51 Checking balance: $8,332.46
• Income - $340.00 -- $250 from Ft Snelling Flower and Garden Club for AF Mural; $90 from HQ AFA for community partner Adventium Labs • Expenditures - $477.36 -- $190.68 to Bob McGonigal for newsletter expenses; $268.68 to Larry Sagstetter for MN Wing CAP conference expenses.
• Pending Transactions – None.
• Ralph mentioned that we need to discuss and approve convention funds.

4. Gambling Report – Bruce Roberts
• Charitable Resources: The gambling manager’s Charitable Resources Supervisory Committee report was passed around to the general membership in attendance. Included were the following items of interest: cash status, projection of expenses, specific payroll reports, inventory report, listing of grants paid, purchase invoices, bank reconciliation, and monthly gambling fund reconciliation (see addendum).
• The charitable gaming report for the month of May 2014 was covered. -- Net revenue was $30,771; Expenses were $18,860; Taxes were $11,361; Net income after taxes $550; Grants paid $2,575; Profit Carryover was ($9,359).
• Report was approved by membership.
• Authorization of Expenditures Report attached.

5. Aerospace Education – Jane Vail
• Jane presented information for this years Visions of Exploration Program and asked the Rawlings Chapter to consider how many classrooms we could support. She provided a handout that explained the program and its benefits. Last year we sponsored 80 classrooms at a cost of $10,080. The cost this year per classroom is $126 for the print edition and $100 for the digital edition.

6. Civil Air Patrol
• President Obama sign the CAP Congressional Gold Medal act into law and will award the medal to CAP WWII era veterans. More on MN awardees to follow.

7. Legislative Liaison – Dan Murphy
• A new Community Based Outpatient Clinic (CBOC) has opened in Shakopee for veteran health care.
• The MN Department of Employment and Economic Development has launched a new website, www.mn.gov/deed and highlights a July 9th career fair for veterans.

NEW BUSINESS, ANNOUNCEMENTS, AND PRESENTATIONS

8. President Larry Sagstetter made several announcements.
• Rawlings chapter had a presences at the Blaine airshow thanks to Tom Theis, Bob McGonigal, Larry Sagstetter, and Richard Ballintine. We also have an opportunity to man a booth at the Wings of the North Airshow. • The 133rd AW and the 934th AW have family days coming later this summer and we would like to have a presence there as well; possibly give away a few AFA memberships and/or other prizes.
• Larry Sagstetter attended commissioning at the Univ of MN and was impressed with the quality of newly minted Lts. Lt Col Hoopes hopes to attend the July meeting and give us an update on the detachment.

9. State president Glenn Shull announced that the Duluth chapter of AFA is hurting for participation and there is an effort to help revitalize the club. Also, the base here in Mpls is also working to start a Top 3 Club and they are interested in AFA involvement.

10. Our speaker this month was retired Gen Tim Cossalter from US Senator Amy Klobuchar’s staff. Gen Cossalter is responsible for veteran’s issues for the senator. The #1 veteran issue for the senator is the issues at the VA medical centers. She has spoken with the Mpls VA director and others to ensure MN veterans are being properly serviced. Additionaly, the senator and Congressman Kline have been working on support for guard and reserve members that are victims of sexual assault when off duty. Finally, Gen Cossalter discussed that the 934th is safe for now from being moved from MN. The general also answered questions from the attendees and we were very grateful for his time.

11. It was with a heavy heart, but with well wishes that we bid farewell to a long time member for the chapter. Retired Col Vic Seavers and his wife Elaine will be moving to TX to be closer to family. They have spent 17 years in the Twin Cities area and Vic served as chapter president for many years. We thank Vic for his service to the club and wish them well in TX.

12. Larry Sagstetter adjourned the meeting at 1850 hours.

14. Next meeting is 1730L, 8 July 2014 at the Ft Snelling Officers Club.

//signed//
DAVID J POHLEN, Lt Col, USAF (Ret)
Secretary

May Minutes

SUBJECT: Meeting Minutes for 13 May 2014 Ft Snelling O’Club.

Meeting called to order at 1730 hours by Rawlings Chapter President, Larry Sagstetter.

1. Members/guests present (23): Richard Ballintine, Larry Brockshus, Ralph Delperdang, Julie Eszlinger-Jensen, Janelle Gates, Bob Jasperson, Bob McGonigal, Dan Murphy, Roger O’Daniel, David Pohlen, Jon Powell, Bruce Roberts, Larry Sagstetter, Garrett Sampson, Kevin Sliwinski, Thomas Theis, Jane Vail, Tom Wilson, Jamie Alsleben, Thayn Zeimet, Richard Marsh, Jacob Blume, Liliana Payne.

REPORTS

2. Meeting minutes for April 2014 were approved by the membership.

3. Treasurer – Ralph Delperdang
• Savings balance: $6,002.46
Checking balance: $8,183.14
• Income - $0
• Expenditures - $520.23 -- $233.55 to Graphics Resources for AFA Dinner programs; $351.19 to Larry Sagstetter for MN Wing CAP Conf expenses.
• Pending Transactions – None.
• Ralph also mentioned that he received a request in the mail for AF photos from the 1920s and 30s. He also received a sponsor package from the Red Tail Squadron.

4. Gambling Report – Bruce Roberts
• Charitable Resources: The gambling manager’s Charitable Resources Supervisory Committee report was passed around to the general membership in attendance. Included were the following items of interest: cash status, projection of expenses, specific payroll reports, inventory report, listing of grants paid, purchase invoices, bank reconciliation, and monthly gambling fund reconciliation (see addendum).
• The charitable gaming report for the month of Apr 2014 was covered. -- Net revenue was $30,366; Expenses were $19,516; Taxes were $11,444; Net income after taxes ($593); Grants paid $4,399; Profit Carryover was ($7,334).
• Report was approved by membership.
• Authorization of Expenditures Report attached.
• There is a possible new opportunity at a site near TCF Bank Stadium for a new pull tab operation.

5. AFROTC Det 415 Univ of Minnesota
• No one was present from the University of MN, but the members discussed the recent cadet request for funds for paintball. The membership was generally not enthusiastic about funding paintball give our current budget situation, but the members did recognize that the detachment has plenty of expenses that are more appropriate and they have a great need of funds. In particular it was noted that Lt Col Hoopes had personally used his own money to help support some cadet programs and on his last briefing to us was about $1000 in the hole with expenses. The members agreed that if this was still the case, that we should help the detachment (and Lt Col Hoopes) take care of these debts. We will ask Lt Col Hoopes to come and give us an update.

6. Civil Air Patrol
• Larry Sagstetter attended the MN Wing Conference 25-27 April 2014 at Breezy Point Resort. He had a good time and appreciated the opportunity to speak to those attending the conference about AFA.
• The membership discussed a request for funding to CAP. Most members wanted to provide the full $5000, but given our tight budget this year it was agreed to and voted on to approve $2500 for CAP at this time with the hope that we can do more later.

7. JrROTC – Larry Brockshus
• Three cadets from Park High School (Blume, Marsh, and Zeimet) came to brief the membership on JrROTC at Park High School.
• The cadets discussed their recent gala “Building Better Citizen” fundraiser where they raised $8000 for the unit.
• They shared with us their cadet creed and cadet goals.
• The cadets also told us about their Veteran’s Day program from last fall. It included a 24hr vigil and dramatic readings by cadets in period dress of letters from war veterans.
• The cadets completed 1800+ hours of community service hours during the school year.
• 75 Cadets have signed up for their summer school survival class.
• It was a great presentation and we appreciate all the hard work and dedication the cadets show.

8. Association of Graduates – Tom Wilson
• Founder’s Day Dinner had a 139 attendiees with Gen Welsh as the guest speaker. The theme of Gen Welsh’s speech had to do with the idea that today’s AF is different than the past and will be more different in the future. That does not mean it is better or worse, just different. The most important thing to know is that the future of the AF is in good hands with the quality of new AF members.
• The AOG newsletter included a AFA article and they are working hard to ensure a strong synergy between AOG and AFA in the Minneaoplis area.

9. Legislative Liaison – Dan Murphy
• 133rd is preparing for deployment
• “Trust Vets” drive is in works to help drive business to Vet owned business in the state.
• There is an effort in the MN legislator to create certification standards for Vet owned businesses. This would help create rigorous standards to people know they are really dealing with veterans and not individuals using a loose interpretation in calling themselves Vet owned.

NEW BUSINESS, ANNOUNCEMENTS, AND PRESENTATIONS

10. Larry Sagstetter introduced our mural artist Lili Payne. The mural is complete and all the members agreed that it was a wonderful addition to the room. Lili received a lot of praise for the work and a heartfelt round of applause.

11. Teacher of the Year, Jamie Alsleben, was recognized at the meeting. His chapter award was read and he was presented with a $250 check. It was also announced that he was selected as the state level Teacher of the Year and the award citation was read and he was presented with a $500 check and an AFA jacket. Jamie thanked the club for its support of the Visions program and encouraged us to continue that support.

12. Bob Jasperson announced that the “Wings of the North” airshow is holding a pancake breakfast on 17 May to raise funds for the airshow. The airshow scheduled for 19-20 July is in need of more sponsors and more volunteers.

13. Larry Sagstetter adjourned the meeting at 1900 hours.

14. Next meeting is 1730L, 10 June 2014 at the Ft Snelling Officers Club.

//signed//
DAVID J POHLEN, Lt Col, USAF (Ret)
Secretary
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