SUBJECT: Peterson Air & Space Museum Volunteers Staff Meeting, 22 Aug 2003
ATTENDEES: Jerry "Mike" Drennan, Brig Gen USAF (Ret), President, Robert "Bob" Koenig Jr, Col, USAF (Ret), Vice President, Edward W. Weaver, CMSgt USAF (Ret) Secretary/Treasurer, Ernie Newman, CMSgt USAF (Ret), Dr Ruwell, Curator, Elizabeth Edwards, S. Park Demings, Foundation Board Member, Mike McCorkle, 21SW/MU, Erv Smalley, SMSgt USAF (Ret), Col M. Yankee, 21SW/DS, Joan Sell, Ron Gray, Brig Gen USAF (Ret) Director of Operations, Jack McKinney, CMSgt USAF (Ret), (Ret), Jim Palmer, Col USAF (Ret), Dave Austin, CMSgt USAF (Ret), Don Fulkerson, CMSgt USAF (Ret), Jane Newman, SMgt Jim Lockwood, 21SW/DS, Roger Forsyth, USAF (Ret)
Meeting was called to order by President DRENNAN at 0900 hours in the Old City Hangar. DRENNAN acknowledge the very, very generous 3,500 dollar donation from Col William R. Smith on behalf of the members of the 64 FIS Association. The monies will be used in the construction of the new Air Defense exhibit.
2. OLD BUSINESS:
a. FINANCE REPORT: Financial status as of 22 Aug 2003 was presented to and accepted by the staff. (WEAVER-INFO)
22 Aug 2003 $22, 189.82 (Cash on hand)
b. GIFT SHOP: Income as of 22 Aug was $1,156.75. Fourth month we have reached our 1K sales goal for the month. Re-stocking the Gift Shop is still under way. (FULKERSON-INFO)
c. CITY HANGAR DESIGN (CES): Design review completed by SHPO and received 8 Aug 03. SHPO approved both designs (Inside or outside for HVAC system). Col Yankee, 21SW/DS chaired a meeting 21 Aug 03 that selected the outside design. Contractor now has 179 days to complete the design to include costs. However, it is expected the design will be complete sooner. Also at the meeting, George Douglas (M/Gen USAF (RET) & Foundation Chairman of the Board) discussed a donation of an AC unit to the Air Force for the City Hanger. (DR RUWELL-OPEN)
d. P-47N RESTORATION: Good progress during the last work day. Still looking for a unit to adopt the Aircraft. MC CORKLE thanked the work crew for their support.
e. EC-121T RESTORATION: Good progress. AIRING has started work to repair the crew door. Two seats and bunk have been completed. The Pikes Peak Combined Service Club (Mrs Deal) has volunteered to clean the inside of the Connie on 23 Sept 03. (MC CORKLE-INFO)
f. HAWK LAUNCHER STATUS: Arrival at Peterson is expected in late Sept 03. World wide Recovery has already picked up the launcher from China Lake. China Lake also reported that they maybe able to provide two additional training missiles to our museum. (DR RUWELL-OPEN)
g. WEB SITE: Over 5,700 hits to date. Fifty new pages have been added for Social Events, Canadian NORAD Museum coverage, 64 FIS donation, Sunset in the Park. (SMALLEY-INFO)
h. BOMARC LIGHTING: Col Yankee reported that 21SW/CC has approved additional monies to be added to the AAFM remaining grant ($1,064) for the lighting project. 21CES was scheduled to make a site visit today (22 Aug 03) to review requirements for BOMARC lighting and power to the EC-121T. (CLOSED)
i. EQUIPMENT TURN-IN: Still awaiting direction from AFSPC/HO on the MILSTAR equipment. Dr Ruwell will discuss the problem with Col Yankee, 21SW/DS. (OPEN-RUWELL)
j. ACCESSION/ARTIFACTS RM: 167 more items were accessed during July. Education Library Books are only hours from being completely accessed and cataloged. Slides have been completed. Inventory completed, 20 items still unaccounted for. 1464 Museum Visitors, Total Volunteers: 62, 30 volunteers worked 771 hours during the month of July. (MCKINNEY & EDWARDS-INFO)
k. MEMBERSHIP: Two new life members: Thomas S. Moorman, Jr. (General USAF (Ret)) and Joan Sell. (INFO-PALMER)
m. PUBLIC AFFAIRS: NEWMAN expressed his thanks for the outstanding support the Foundation continues to receive from the Wing's Public Affairs staff. (INFO-NEWMAN)
n. SPECIAL EVENT: Sunset in the Park was a very successful event. More than 400 people were in the Airpark. Good sales in the gift shop (over $400). After action report being completed-total cost to the Foundation was $1118.06 Two new events discussed for Spring of next year. (OPEN-STAMPF-KOENIG)
o. EXHIBIT CONSTRUCTION: The diorama depicting two pilots from the 23rd Photo Recon Sqdn has been completed. Display was available for the staff to review and make comments/recommendations. DRENNAN thanked Jane Newman for this outstanding achievement and welcomed addition to the Museum.
3. NEW BUSINESS:
a. VOLUNTEERS: Dave Austin, Roger Forsyth, and Jim Lockwood were welcomed. (INFOR)
b. STRATGIC PLAN: DRENNAN stated the meeting would be 27 Sept 03. More information to follow. (OPEN-GRIGGS)
c. AIR DEFENSE EXHIBIT: McKinney reported the first meeting of the working group (ten individuals) was productive. A general planning outline was developed. First objective is to determine a timeline of the AD history. (OPEN-MCKINNEY)
d. P-38 & B-17 MODELS: WEAVER reported 1 to 10 scale model of the P-38 has been purchased and is being modeled by the IPMS/Fresno Scale/Modelers Club. It should be completed and we should receive the P-38 in November time frame. The Foundation has also opened discussion with and individual who is interested in donating a 1 to 10 scale model of a B-17. More information to follow. (OPEN-WEAVER)
e. HILL TRIP: Gen Douglas has arranged for a C-130 trip to Hill AFB for the Foundation and Museum Staff. More information to follow. (OPEN-WEAVER)
f. CENTENNIAL OF FLIGHT: DRENNAN asked Dr Ruwell to discuss with Col Yankee to determine the Wing's objectives to note the Centennial of Flight. (OPEN-RUWELL)
g. THANKS & FAREWELL: DRENNAN thanked Christina C. (Tia) McKean and Francisco E. (Eric) Pizana III for their remarkable work with the Museum during the summer. Each where presented departing gifts from the Museum Staff and Foundation and a luncheon followed. (INFO)
3. NEXT MEETINGS: Strategic Planning Session 27 Sept 03, Next Volunteer Staff Meeting is 0900 hours, 3 Oct 2003, Old City Hangar.
EDWARD W. WEAVER
PA&S Museum Foundation