SUBJECT: Minutes of Peterson Air & Space Museum Foundation Staff Meeting, 0900hrs,
28 August 2017. Meeting convened in the City Hangar.
ATTENDEES: Brown, John; Henderson, Jim; Howells, Glyn; Howells, Phyllis; McClelland, Ron; Mogel, Jake; Miller, Mike; Reiner, Errol; Silber, Carl;Whalen, Gail, DAFC, Director; Nash, Jeffery, DAFC, Deputy Director.
Opening Remarks: Meeting called to order by Henderson at 0901.
No changes in minutes of 24 July meeting.
Henderson, in for Treasurer Long, discussed financials as of 31 July 17. YTD income $20,433, Expense $9,838, Cost of Goods Sold $14,770, net $(4,175). Cash: $52,876 operations, $26,560 Broadmoor Hangar Renovation.
Henderson did the numbers: YTD 31 July volunteer hours 4,562 v 5,991 year earlier; visitor numbers 9,450 v 13,502, Website hits 20,986 v 25,495 and Facebook reaches 113,892 v 156,693.
McClelland commented that “Visit COS” and the PPRAS site were the top sources of visitor requests.
Curator’s Update – Whalen
• Week of 20 September is AFA Homecoming
• Because of our participation in the Regional Air Show, museum will be closed 21 – 25 September. There will be 24 hour security at the airshow site starting the morning of 22 September. Flying starts at noon on 23 September. Party Saturday night 6-8 pm (BBQ) for volunteers. Wear museum hats and vests for the airshow.
• The “reading rail” material for the EC-121 was presented at the meeting. Comments encouraged.
Carl Silber commented that the Battle of Britain commemoration is 15 September.
Also, please do not give away t-shirt hangars from the Museum Store.
Meeting adjourned at 1010 hours.
THERE WILL BE NO SEPTEMBER STAFF MEETING DUE TO OUR PARTICIPATION IN THE AIR SHOW.
Jim Henderson, Secretary.