SUBJECT: Peterson Air & Space Museum Volunteers Staff Meeting, 24 June 2005
ATTENDEES: Jerry "Mike" Drennan, B/Gen USAF (Ret) President; Ron Gray, B/Gen USAF (Ret) Vice President; Gail Whalen, Museum Director: Ed Weaver, CMSgt USAF (Ret) Secretary/Treasurer; Jack McKinney, CMSgt USAF (Ret); Ernie Newman, CMSgt USAF (Ret); Charlie McCarthy, Col, USAF (Ret); Tony Roman, MSgt, USAF (Ret); Larry Flynn, Col USAF (Ret); Terry Galbreath, Maj USAF (Ret); Jerry Kovach, Lt Col USAF (Ret); Norm Moyer, SMSgt USAF (Ret); Mike McCorkle, Major USAF (Ret); Erv Smalley, SMSgt USAF (Ret); Jeff Nash, Museum Staff
Mike Drennan called the meeting to order at 0900 hours in the Old City Hangar. He thanked everyone for their work on the P-47N Dedication Ceremonies and cited Ernie Newman for his outstanding article in the Wing Newspaper.
A. OLD BUSINESS:
1. FINANCIAL REPORT: Financial status as of 31 May 05 was presented to and accepted by the staff. Statement is attached. (WEAVER-INFO)
Cash Available: 20,151
CY 05 Income: 24,675
CY 05 Expenditures: 19,126
2. ARTIFACTS & VOL COORDINATOR:
May 05 Total (CY)
Visitors 1,100 4,820 (Closed 1 Jan-8 Mar 05)
Vols working this month 40
Volunteer Hours 896 4,101
Total Volunteers on Rolls 71
Accessions 29 188
- Need to provide the National Museum of the AF a picture of all Museum artifacts.
-This is a new requirement.
3. GIFT SHOP: Reopened on 8 Mar 05.
May 05 Total (CY)
Sales 1,960 4,702
4. DIRECTOR'S UPDATE (WHALEN):
ON GOING CONSTRUCTION:
-Construction has been slow on the Medal of Honor Grove. ECD: Nov 05
HAWK MISSILES AND LAUNCHER:
- Awaiting contract award for two missiles
EQUIPMENT TURN-IN: No change.
-Artifacts have been boxed, awaiting removal.
- Awaiting contract award for the radomes and tip tanks. ECD: Fall 2005
- Left over funds (2K) will be used to restore sky stairs.
- CE has found funds and materials to install the tiles.
- First group will be placed west of the Terminal Building
-332 to be submitted next week
AIR SHOW – 4 Jun 05:
- Had about 400 visitors to the Museum.
- Thanks to the volunteers who worked.
- New signage will be placed in the Air Park within the month.
- CES and Museum Staff working on design for placement and restoration of the F-101B at the West Gate.
FLOODING (Tuesday’s Storm):
-Extensive water was forced into the HVAC system (north side of the Hangar) causing damage to the dry wall area of the former Canadian Exhibit.
- Contractor is working on a fix to prevent reoccurrence.
-Extensive water came in under the East Wall of the Hangar.
- CES will do some landscaping to attempt to divert the flow of water from the roof of the Hangar.
5. P-47N RESTORATION:
- Expect to receive gun blast tube covers, stick, exhaust molding, armor plating for the seat next week. (KOVACH-INFO)
6. HAWK LAUNCHER & MISSILES:
- New Volunteer has placed the Launcher on its feet.
- Working on removing two missiles from shipping cases for restoration.
- Working with the HAWK Depot to obtain a "Lifting Bar" to move and mate the missiles to the launcher.
- Need to work out details on funding transportation. (McCORKLE-INFO)
7.MISSILE WARNING EXHIBIT:
- Working the paper work to transfer a PAVE PAWS console to the Museum.
- Provided information sheet to the DOCENTS on the VELA satellite.
8. CMOC EXHIBIT:
- Eight feet of space in front of the Hangar HVAC System must be maintained.
-Need to rethink the floor space for both Space Control and CMOC exhibits.
- Photos from Iceland Reunion and the P-47N Dedication Ceremonies added.
- DRENNAN cited SMALLEY for the quality of the site by reading a thank you note that had been posted to the Web Site.
B. NEW BUSINESS:
- 21 SW Commander Certificates of Appreciations were presented to volunteers.
C. NEXT MEETING: 0900hrs, 29 July 2005 in the Old City Hangar.
EDWARD W. WEAVER
CMSGT USAF (Ret)