SUBJECT: Peterson Air & Space Museum Volunteers Staff Meeting, 26 Aug 2005
ATTENDEES: Ron Gray, B/Gen USAF (Ret) Vice President; Gail Whalen, Museum Director; Ernie Newman, CMSgt USAF (Ret); Jane Newman; 2Lt Brad Castle, Museum Staff; Charlie McCarthy, Col, USAF (Ret); Jack McKinney, CMSgt USAF (Ret); Ann Foster, Capt USAF (Ret); Norm Moyer, SMGgt USAF (Ret); Dave Austin, CMSgt USAF (Ret); Mike McCorkle, Maj USAFR (Ret); Desi Desormeaux, Lt Col USAF (Ret), Scott Lee, CMSgt USAF (Ret); Ed March; John Grier, SMSgt USAF (Ret); Erv Smalley, SMSgt USAF (Ret); Danny O’Connell, CMSgt USAF (Ret); Dick Burns; Frank Wisneski, Col USAF (Ret)
Ron GRAY called the meeting to order at 0900 hours in the Old City Hangar. CASTLE (awaiting start of flight school) was introduced and welcomed.
A. OLD BUSINESS:
1. FINANCIAL REPORT: Financial status as of 31 July 05 was presented to and accepted by the staff. Statement is attached. (MCKINNEY-INFO)
Cash Available: 25,375
CY 05 Income: 39,811
2. ARTIFACTS & VOL COORDINATOR:
July 05 Total (CY)
Total Volunteers on Rolls 76
Accessions 0 201
- Working to provide current inventory to the National Museum of the AF required by the arrival of the new Director.
3. GIFT SHOP: (Closed 1 Jan 05-8 Mar 05).
July 05 Total (CY)
Sales $2,732 $9,117
- Record sales for the month of July 2005
4. DIRECTOR'S UPDATE (WHALEN):
ON GOING CONSTRUCTION:
-The Medal of Honor Grove. ECD: 17 Nov 05. Working on rededication ceremony.
HAWK MISSILES AND LAUNCHER:
- Waiting for contractor to pick-up missiles.
- Need to paint tires with preservatives.
EQUIPMENT TURN-IN: No change.
- All but a few display cases have been removed.
- Working to obtain bid for restoration of sky stairs.
- McCorkle will paint the glare shield on the nose.
- Working with CE to install the tiles. They will be located on the west side of the terminal.
-Will consider temporary display in the hangar.
- CES and Museum Staff working on design for placement and restoration of the F-101B at the West Gate.
- CE is working on both a short term and long-term fixes. CES has completed some landscaping to attempt to divert the flow of water from the roof of the Hangar. French drains will be installed.
- Museum will fund ($1,200) to repair Hangar water leaks. Contractor should start next week.
5. P-47N RESTORATION:
- No response from Commemorative Air Force on items they promised. (WHALEN-INFO)
-Over 41,000 hits as of this morning.
-Missile Warning and Air Defense Exhibits updated. (SMALLEY-INFO)
-Visitors log revealed we had visitors from every state plus several other countries.
B. NEW BUSINESS:
-Kudos from members of the 621AC&W who recently visited the Museum to JEFF NASH for his excellent tour and briefings. (AUSTIN-INFO)
2. STRATEGIC PLANNING:
-Need to establish a planning session. (GRAY-INFO)
-Air Rescue Reunion in Springs 11-13 Sep 05 (McCORKLE_INFO)
4. TOUR GROUP:
-Expect 700 school children to visit the Museum 13 Sept 2005.
-Will need many DOCENTS. (WHALEN-INFO)
5. EXHIBIT DESIGN:
-WHALEN presented three proposals for realignment and development of exhibits in the Old City and Boadmoor Hangars.
- Proposals will be placed in a notebook by the copier in the Ops Building.
-Presentation was well received-many questions.
C. CLOSING REMARKS:
-GRAY thanked WHALEN for the outstanding presentation and hard work. He further stated for the first time the Museum has a comprehensive plan to develop exhibits.
D NEXT MEETING: 0900hrs, 29 September 2005 in the Old City Hangar.
CMSGT USAF (Ret)