SUBJECT: Peterson Air & Space Museum Volunteers Staff Meeting, 28 January 2005
ATTENDEES: Mike Drennan, Brig Gen USAF (Ret) President; Ron Gray, Brig Gen USAF (Ret), Vice President; Ed Weaver, CMSgt USAF (Ret) Secretary/Treasurer; Jeff Nash, DAFC, Museum Director; Jack McKinney, CMSgt USAF (Ret); Ernie Newman, CMSgt USAF (Ret); John Cawood, Lt Col USAF (Ret); Charlie McCarthy, Col USAF (Ret); Erv Smalley, SMSgt USAF (Ret); Joan Sell, Member, Board of Directors, Jerry Kovack, Lt Col USAF (Ret), Anna Foster Capt USAF (Ret); Terry Galbreath, Maj USAF (Ret); Bob Emmons, Col USAF (Ret); Jane Newman; Bruce Coffin, Lt Col USAF (Ret), Bob Koenig, Col USAF (Ret); Frank Stampf, Col USAF (Ret); Ed Kelly, SMSgt USAF (Ret); Norm Moyer, SMSgt USAF (Ret) Jesse Browers, SMSgt USAF (Ret); Scott Writz, DAFC HQs AFSPC/HO
Meeting was called to order by President DRENNAN at 0900 hours in the Old City Hangar. Two new volunteers were recognized: Ed Kelly and Norm Moyer.
A. OLD BUSINESS:
1. FINANCIAL REPORT: Financial status as of 31 Dec 04 was presented to and accepted by the staff. Statement is attached. (WEAVER-INFO)
Cash Available: 13,873
CY 04 Income: 23,256
CY 04 Expenditures: 27,099
2. ARTIFACTS & VOL COORDINATOR:
Dec CY04 Totals
Visitors 254 10,898
Vols working this month 18
Volunteer Hours 207 9,710
Total Vols on Roll 76 76
Accessions 33 1,356
3. GIFT SHOP: December sales (1-7 Dec) were 386 dollars. Totally sales for CY04 were 9,912 dollars. (WEAVER-INFO)
4. DIRECTOR'S UPDATE (NASH):
ON GOING CONSTRUCTION: In the Hangar, electrical and interior ducting has been completed, system is now being connected to the HVAC system unit outside (north side) the building. Sealing the main Hangar doors is under way. New sidewalk and ADA ramp construction should begin shortly. In the Terminal, asbestos has been removed from the north and south wings and the basement. The ceiling has been breached to allow ducting and the HVAC system unit is in place (south side of the building). Work on the Medal of Honor Grove is scheduled to begin 1 Apr with completion during Aug 05. As part of this upgrade, the BOMARC missile will be relocated north of the F-94 close to the southwest corner of the Old City Hangar.
HAWK MISSILES AND LAUNCHER: Launcher has been moved to the T-33 EB-57E pad. Work order has been placed with 21 CES to secure the launcher. Missing fins have been located and will be picked up and transported to the Museum by Mike McCorkle. We may have located technical assistance to get the missiles out of the shipping containers and placement on the launcher from the US Army Space Command.
EQUIPMENT TURN-IN: Nothing new.
CANADIAN EXHIBIT: Discussions continue.
HANGAR WATER LEAK: AF Form 332 submitted to repair water leak in the Old City Hangar. 21 CES have made site visit to start design work.
5. MISSILE PLAZA UPDATE: 21 CES design concept was presented to the 21 SW/CC and the Foundation Board of Directors on 10 Jan 05. Presentation was well received, AF Form 332 submitted to determine cost of the project. (GRAY-INFO)
6. P-47N RESTORATION: Touch up painting continues, we need to determine the placement of the aircraft in the hanger, working on plates to get the AC off the floor, working on the cockpit, prop should be back on the AC within the next few days, looking at painting the lightning bolts on the AC, NEWMAN presented a print of the "Wild Hair" decal. (KOVACH)
7. EC-121T RESTORATION: Curtains for the windows have been complete-need to be installed, bird control for the AC is under way. (CAWOOD-INFO)
8. MARKETING: The Wild Hair Party Working Group will meet following this meeting. Time lines for the event will be 1730-1830 hrs dedication of the P-47N in the Old City Hangar and 1900 hours for dinner in the Officerís Club. Forty tiles to be placed on the Museum grounds have been sold. They will be installed on the main sidewalks rather than on the AC pads. (SELL-INFO)
9. ENCAPSULATION PROJECT: Three members toured the Pioneer Museum and received instruction on encapsulation procedures. Six members completed a Framing class at the Base Hobby shop. Materials have been order. We should be able to start work within the next few weeks. (FOSTER-INFO)
10. PUBLIC AFFAIRS: Two Museum articles appeared this month in the Wing Newspaper. Also, the Museum has received excellent coverage in a number of magazines (French & New Zealand). Obtained a number of early pictures of our P-47N. (E.NEWMAN-INFO)
11. WEBMASTER: An end of year review of the use and format of the Web Site has been completed and a number of changes have been made to improve the site. Some items have been removed and some combined with others. (SMALLEY-INFO)
12. VOLUNTEERS SUPPORT:
Volunteer hours reported:
DRENNAN thanked all the members and volunteers for a great 2004 and the many accomplishments at the Museum. He further stated that each person made a difference and that he was looking forward to the challenge of preserving our heritage ahead in 2005. (THOMAS & DRENNAN)
B. NEW BUSINESS:
1. CURATOR POSITION: Applications have been paired down to three. The Director of Staff will conduct telephone interviews next week. (NASH-INFO)
2. ARADCOM ARTIFACTS: GRAY reported that he had met with an Lt Col Jay MAGEE. US Army Space Command, to explore the possibilities of obtaining information and artifacts that pertain to the ARADCOM history. (GRAY-INFO)
3. VOLUNTEER OF THE YEAR-2004: The Museumís Volunteer of the Year was Ed Weaver. Remarks made by DRENNAN, GRAY, and WEAVER. Plaque was presented (DRENNAN-INFO).
C. NEXT MEETING: 0900hrs, 25 February 2005 in the Old City Hangar.
EDWARD W. WEAVER
CMSGT USAF (Ret)