SUBJECT: Minutes of Peterson Air & Space Museum Foundation Staff Meeting, 0900hrs, 25 Jan 2015

SUBJECT: Minutes of Peterson Air & Space Museum Foundation Staff Meeting, 0900hrs,
25 Jan 2015
ATTENDEES: Austin, Dave; Blanshine, Janet; Brown, John; Burns, Dick; Grier, John; Henderson, Jim; Howells, Glynn; Howells, Phyllis; Kleveno, Al; Long, Bruce; Miller, Mike; Mogel, Jake; Moyer, Norm; Pfennig, Tonya; Silber, Carl; Yepez, Linda; Whalen, Gail, DAFC, Director; Nash, Jeff, DAFC, Deputy Director.
OPENING REMARKS: Meeting called to order by Jim Henderson
– Management Review;
– Minutes Approval: (Henderson)
– 23 November 2015 Meeting Minutes reviewed.
Financial Review (Long)
– Financial report for 31 Dec 15 reviewed. Cash balance $54,931. Year 2015 income $16,616 (51% is museum store), expense $32,312 (31% is museum store).
– Volunteer Hours & Visitors Numbers For Year 2015(Henderson):
– Volunteer Hours: 9,511 v 9,206 for 2014
– Visitors: 19,812 v 23,555 for 2014
. Web Site, FB through April 15 (Data from McClelland& Nash):
– Website Hits: 33,663 v 29,725 for 2014
– Facebook views: 84,696 v 22,308 for 2014
Museum Store Update (Blanshine & Silber)
– The store space has been expanded and re-arranged. Inventory will be expanded. Please do not re-arrange displays.
Director’s Update (Whalen)
– The CF-18 delivery date is uncertain.
– There will be a “heritage audit” conducted by Air Force personnel this week.
– Representative of DeMolay will be here to talk about Lt. Peterson, who is scheduled to be inducted into the DeMolay Hall of Fame.
– The Cheyenne Mountain Air Force Station 50th anniversary celebration will we held in May.
– A new person to handle the water and snack provisions for the docent crews is needed.
– Volunteer Appreciation Day planning is starting. April event.
– Any requests for visits with a political purpose must be cleared in advance by the 21SW commander.
– Please do not send anything that sounds political to museum staff by email.
– Remember to turn out the lights in the EC-121.
– Bruce Long announced that this will be his last year as PASMF Treasurer. Volunteer(s) are needed.
– Long reminded all that Trip Advisor is our friend – ask visitors to submit a review.
The group moved to the City Hangar at 0955 to get familiarization on the two interactive Space and Missle Warning Kiosks.
Meeting adjourned at 1040 hrs.
The next Staff meeting is scheduled for 29 February 2016 at 0900.
Respectfully submitted,
Jim Henderson, Secretary