SUBJECT: Peterson Air & Space Museum Volunteers Staff Meeting, 25 Apr 2003
ATTENDEES: Jerry "Mike" Drennan, Brig Gen USAF (Ret), Robert "Bob" Koenig Jr, Col, USAF (Ret), Vice President, Edward W. Weaver, CMSgt USAF (Ret) Secretary/Treasurer, George Douglas, Major Gen USAF (Ret) Chairman of the Board, Ernie Newman, CMSgt USAF (Ret), Dr Ruwell, Curator, MSgt Jim Mesco, SWC/HO, Elizabeth Edwards, S. Park Demings, Foundation Board Member, CMSgt USAF (Ret), Mike McCorkle, 21SW/MU, Peg Allman-Mesco, John Cawood, Lt Col USAF (Ret), William D. Fulkerson, CMSgt USAF (Ret), Scott Lee, CMSgt USAF (Ret), Jane Newman, Erv Smalley, SMSgt USAF (Ret), Frank Wisneski, Col USAF (Ret), Larry Thomas, CMSgt USAF (Ret), Al Garrett, CSM USA (Ret)
1. Meeting was called to order by President DRENNAN at 0900 hours in the Old City Hangar. New Volunteers were welcomed. DRENNAN read and thank you letter and thanked all the members who helped with the COS Convention and Visitors Bureau visit to the Museum. DRENNAN announced that Elizabeth EDWARDS is the Foundation's new Volunteer Services Coordinator.
2. OLD BUSINESS:
a. FINANCE REPORT: Financial status as of 25 Apr 2003 was presented to and accepted by the staff. (WEAVER-INFO)
25 Apr 2003 $19852.10 (Cash on hand)
b. BOMARC: Dedication Ceremony scheduled for 1000, 30 May 2003. Staff Summary Sheet submitted and approved by Col Latham, 21 SW/CV. Wing will assist in protocol and other matters. Foundation will provide bottled water. Mike DRENNAN will be Master of Ceremonies, Lt Gen Jay KELLEY (President AF Missiliers) 21 SW/CC or CV, and Major (Ret) THOMSON (BOMARC Project Design Engineer will be part of the ceremony. GRAY will notify AAFMs of time and date. (OPEN:RUWELL-WEAVER)
c. CITY HANGAR DESIGN: Contract has been awarded by 21 CES. Contractor has until 15 Jul 03 to complete the design. (OPEN: RUWELL-GRAY).
d. AIRPARK EXPANSION: Base Working Group met (23 Apr 03) and approved our recommended design for the expansion project. Gen DOUGLAS represented the Foundation. Design now will be reviewed by the 21 SW/CC in the May timeframe. (OPEN: DOUGLAS-GRAY).
e. F-106 RADOME: Erv SMALLEY has been working with members and former members of the 177 FIS, Atlantic City NJ in obtaining information on how the radome was constructed and placed on our F-106. SMALLEY will work with the 144 FIS repair team once he receives the information. OPEN: SMALLEY)
f. HAWK LAUNCHER: World Wide Recovery is planning to pick up the launcher from China Lake NAS within the next few weeks. (OPEN-RUWELL-GARRETT)
g. EQUIPMENT TURN-IN: Gen DOUGLAS has discussed the matter with AFSPC/CV. (OPEN-RUWELL)
h. P-47N: Progress continues. May use some P-47N volunteers to work on the EC-121T. Next work day is 3 May 03. (INFO-McCORKLE).
i. EC-121T: Aircraft main entrance door requires immediate attention and is working with AIRINC for repairs. DRENNAN asked MCCORKLE for some information and he will talk with AIRINC. Temporary bird control completed. Tips tanks need to be removed and repainted. Floor panel's clips have been repaired. Three seats removed for seat covers/replacement (NEWMAN). (INFO-McCORKLE)
j. ACCESSION/ARTIFACTS RM: 45 more items have been accessed. Shelves have been painted. Artifacts now being sorted and arranged by time period. Started processing books for the Educational Library. (INFO: EDWARDS)
k. MEMBERSHIP: Membership now is 51 Life, 16 Annual, and 3 Honorary... (INFO-PALMER)
m. PUBLIC AFFAIRS: EC-121T tape is completed and was reviewed. DOUGLAS and DRENNAN thanked both Jane and Ernie NEWMAN for their many hours of work. E. NEWMAN reported the visit by the Colorado Springs Convention and Visitors Bureau was well received. Volunteer article for base newspaper appeared in the17 Apr 03 issue. (INFO-NEWMAN)
n. SPECIAL EVENT: Event being planned for either the 1800 hours 26 July or 2 Aug 2003 for a group of the Band of the Rockies to play an 80 minute program in the Air Park. Staff Summary will be prepared for the 21SW/CC for support of the event. Foundation will provide food and drinks. Planning will continue for a Museum Supported general aviation fly-in during 2005-2006 time frame. DOUGLAS asked the Foundation to consider a plan to mark the "Centennial of Flight 1903-2003" on or about 15 Dec 03. (OPEN-STAMPF-KOENIG)
GIFT SHOP: Don FULKERSON reported April sales of $498 (up from $465 in March). He has ordered more and expanded inventory items for the summer months. (INFO: FULKERSON)
WEB SITE: Erv SMALLEY reported number of hits on the site at 2915. WEAVER and SMALLEY will meet today to discuss a new item to be placed on the site (INFO-SMALLEY)
3. NEW BUSINESS:
a. VOLUNTEERS: Jane NEMAN was introduced. She has volunteered to design an expansion of our WWII exhibit in the Main Museum Building using the numerous artifacts currently in storage. Larry THOMAS suggested that the time was right to begin looking for display cases as we plan to expand our exhibits. Don FULKERSON will talk with the BX Manager.
b. VOLUNTEER HOURS: Over 4,000 hours were logged by Museum Volunteers during 2002. DRENNAN thanked everyone for the time and dedication. (INFO-EDWARDS)
c. VOLUNTEER LUNCHEON: Base Volunteer Recognition Luncheon is scheduled for 1100, 29 Apr 03, at the Enlisted Club. (INFO-RUWELL)
3.NEXT MEETING: 0900 hours, 16 May 2003, Old City Hangar.
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