Minutes of Peterson Air & Space Museum Foundation Staff Meeting, 0900hrs, 26 September 2016

SUBJECT: Minutes of Peterson Air & Space Museum Foundation Staff Meeting, 0900hrs, 26 September 2016 ATTENDEES: Brown, John; Deal, Duane; Henderson, Jim; Howells, Glyn; Howells, Phyllis; Long, Bruce; Silber, Carl; Yepez, Linda; Whalen, Gail, DAFC, Director. OPENING REMARKS: Meeting called to order at 0905. No changes in minutes of August meeting. Treasurer Long presented the August 2016 financial report: Revenue $4,236; Expense $2,308; Net Income $1,928; Cash in bank $49,661 for operations and $19,421 for Broadmoor Hangar Renovation. Henderson presented the August statistics: volunteer hours 6,597 YTD Aug v 6,521 in 2015, visitors YTD Aug 15,481 v 14,819 in 2015, Website visits YTD Aug 28,915 v 25,173 in 2015, Facebook visits YTD Aug 168,674 v 39,628 in 2015. McClelland was out of town. His report was read by Henderson. Website hits are dropping as expected in the fall. Email problems are now resolved. Online visitor requests is up and running well now. Changes requested by our Board have been made to Broadmoor Hangar page. Top referrals are from VisitCOS.com Curator Update (Whalen) Lack of sufficient number of docents is necessitating occasion museum closings. There will be a reunion of Denver WWII veterans and USS Passumpsic at the museum on Sept. 29. Volunteer numbers are down some due to health reasons. A recruiting effort is planned. CE is working on buildings and grounds repair after the hail storm. We can accept donated artifacts that pertain to the Peterson AFB story. And we can help find places for items we cannot accept. Long commented that the Museum will be represented by advertisements in two insert magazines in the Colorado Springs Gazette- one in October and one is November. He also commented that a replacement needs to be found for the Museum Store Manager position as Janet Blanshine has recently resigned. Carl Silber related that he and five other WWII Army Air Corps/Army Air Force re-enactors were at the 69th Anniversary ceremony of the creation of the USAF in mid-September at the AF Space Command Headquarters. John Brown announced that the Annual Presidential Volunteer Service Award pins for members for 2015 are now in hand. An awards ceremony is being planned. Meeting adjourned at 1000 hours. Next meeting: 31 October at 0900 hrs. Respectfully submitted, Jim Henderson, Secretary.