SUBJECT: Peterson Air & Space Museum Volunteers Staff Meeting, 29 July 2005
ATTENDEES: Ron Gray, B/Gen USAF (Ret) Vice President; Jeff Nash, Museum Ass’t Director, Ed Weaver, CMSgt USAF (Ret) Secretary/Treasurer; Ernie Newman, CMSgt USAF (Ret); Charlie McCarthy, Col, USAF (Ret); Jerry Kovach, Lt Col USAF (Ret); John Cawood, Lt Col USAF (Ret), Desi Desormeaux, Lt Col USAF (Ret), Bob Emmons, Col USAF (Ret), John Grier, SMSgt USAF (Ret), Erv Smalley, SMSgt USAF (Ret), Danny O’Connell, CMSgt USAF (Ret), Joan Dell, Director, Frank Stampf, Col USAF (Ret), Len Wallace, DAFC (Ret), Frank Wisneski, Col USAF (Ret)
Ron GRAY called the meeting to order at 0900 hours in the Old City Hangar. Two new DOCENT volunteers were introduced: Desi Desormeaux and Len Wallace
A. OLD BUSINESS:
1. FINANCIAL REPORT: Financial status as of 30 June 05 was presented to and accepted by the staff. Statement is attached. (WEAVER-INFO)
Cash Available: 14,710
CY 05 Income: 26,854
CY 05 Expenditures: 26,636
2. ARTIFACTS & VOL COORDINATOR:
June 05 Total (CY)
Visitors 2,250 6,734 (Closed 1 Jan-8 Mar 05)
Vols working this month 40
Volunteer Hours 961 5,063
Total Volunteers on Rolls 73
Accessions 13 201
- Working to provide current inventory to the National Museum of the AF required by the arrival of the new Director.
3. GIFT SHOP: Reopened on 8 Mar 05.
June 05 Total (CY)
Sales 1,683 6,385
4. DIRECTOR'S UPDATE (NASH):
ON GOING CONSTRUCTION:
-The Medal of Honor Grove. ECD: Nov 05. Working on rededication ceremony.
HAWK MISSILES AND LAUNCHER:
- Contract Awarded for two missiles. HAWK shipping containers will be turned over the Fire Department.
- Working with USA HAWK Depot to obtain both a lifting bar and exhaust cones.
EQUIPMENT TURN-IN: No change.
- 971 Wing has been requested to remove items by 15 Aug 05.
- Contract awarded for the two radomes and two tip tanks.
- Working to fund restoration of sky stairs. NASH asked for pictures of air stairs to consider for painting.
-Need help to seal engines (Birds).
- Working with CE to install the tiles. They will be located on the west side of the terminal.
- Work on new signage is underway.
- CES and Museum Staff working on design for placement and restoration of the F-101B at the West Gate.
- Extensive water was forced into the Terminal Building basement. Eight inches of water was pooled in front of the east side doors.
- CE is working on both a short term and long-term fixes. CES will do some landscaping to attempt to divert the flow of water from the roof of the Hangar.
- Museum will fund ($1,200) to repair Hangar water leaks.
SATURDAY WORK DAYS:
- Anyone may work on Saturdays.
-Museum Staff working with both the NCO Academy and Airmen Leadership School to create Educational Partnerships.
5. P-47N RESTORATION:
- No new information on gun blast tube covers, stick, exhaust molding, armor plating for the seat. (KOVACH-INFO)
6.MISSILE WARNING EXHIBIT:
-PAVE PAWS equipment received. (NASH-INFO)
-We may have a DSP manufacturer’s model (GRAY-INFO).
-39,052 hits as of this morning.
-No down time in three years.
B. NEW BUSINESS:
1. FOUNDATION AUDIT:
-Completed, no problems, awaiting report (WEAVER-INFO).
2. AIRCRAFT PROBLEMS:
-The P-40, F-102A, and F4C require repairs (NASH-INFO).
C. NEXT MEETING: 0900hrs, 26 August 2005 in the Old City Hangar.
EDWARD W. WEAVER
CMSGT USAF (Ret)