SUBJECT: Peterson Air & Space Museum Volunteers Staff Meeting, 27 May 2005
ATTENDEES: Gail Whalen, Museum Director, Vice President; Ed Weaver, CMSgt USAF (Ret) Secretary/Treasurer; Jack McKinney, CMSgt USAF (Ret); Ernie Newman, CMSgt USAF (Ret); John Cawood, Lt Col USAF (Ret), Charlie McCarthy, Col, USAF (Ret), Tony Roman, MSgt, USAF (Ret), Ann Foster, Capt USAF (Ret), Dave Austin, CMSgt USAF (Ret), Bob Emmons, Col, USAF (Ret), Larry Flynn, Col USAF (Ret), Terry Galbreath, Maj USAF (Ret) Jerry Kovach, Lt Col USAF (Ret)
Gail Whalen called the meeting to order at 0900 hours in the Old City Hangar.
A. OLD BUSINESS:
1. FINANCIAL REPORT: Financial status as of 30 Apr 05 was presented to and accepted by the staff. Statement is attached. (WEAVER-INFO)
Cash Available: 19,904
CY 05 Income: 17,230
CY 05 Expenditures: 12,113
2. ARTIFACTS & VOL COORDINATOR:
Apr 05 Total (CY)
Visitors 654 1034 (Closed 1 Jan-8 Mar 05)
Vols working this month 45
Volunteer Hours 928 3205
Total Vols on Roll 70
Accessions 19 159
3. GIFT SHOP: Reopened on 8 Mar 05.
Apr 05 Total (CY)
Sales 1,423 4,702
4. DIRECTOR'S UPDATE (WHALEN):
ON GOING CONSTRUCTION:
-Benches placed in the Air Park.
-Terminal HAVAC system turned on.
-Medal of Honor Grove scheduled for completion Oct/Nov 05
HAWK MISSILES AND LAUNCHER:
-Contract awarded for two missiles
EQUIPMENT TURN-IN: No change.
-Artifacts have been boxed, awaiting removal.
-All three estimates for contract to restore both radar domes and tip tanks came in under committed funds.
-Left over funds will be used to restore sky stairs.
AIR SHOW – 4 Jun 05:
-Saturday 4 Jun is a duty day for the 21st SW.
-Museum will be staffed.
-Do not expect a lot of visitors to the Museum.
-TSGT Fraser’s retirement is 1300 hrs 3 Jun 05, Old City Hangar.
5. P-47N RESTORATION:
-Expect to receive gun blast tube covers, exhaust molding, armor plating for the seat next week. (KOVACH-INFO)
6. EC-121T RESTORATION:
-Screening (bird protection) still under way. (CAWOOD-INFO)
7. PUBLIC AFFAIRS:
-The 21 SW Retiree Affairs issued their first newspaper. It contains the article written by Ed Cates on our Connie. (E.NEWMAN-INFO)
8. AF RADAR SITES ICELAND REUNION:
-We had 179 for dinner 1800hrs 14 May 05 in the Old City Hangar.
-All when well. After action report being prepared. (WAEVER-INFO)
9. CMOC ARTIFACTS:
-Details are still being work out.
B. NEW BUSINESS:
-Gail Whalen conducted a one hour training class on exhibit construction and habits of visitors.
C. NEXT MEETING: 0900hrs, 24 Jun 2005 in the Old City Hangar.
EDWARD W. WEAVER
CMSGT USAF (Ret)