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

26 Oct 2015

ATTENDEES:Austin, Dave; Blanshine, Janet; Burns, Dick; Harris, Jim; Henderson, Jim; Howells, Glynn; Howells, Phyllis;Long, Bruce; McClelland, Miller, Mike; Moyer, Pfennig, Tonya; Silber, Carl; Whalen, Gail, DAFC, Director; Nash, Jeff, DAFC, Deputy Director.

OPENING REMARKS:Meeting called to order by Jim Henderson




-          Management Review;

-    Minutes Approval: (Henderson)

- †††††27 July 2015 Meeting Minutes reviewed.

Financial Review (Long)

-          Financial report for 30 Sept 15 briefly reviewed.Cash balance $50,006 v. $49,148 at 30 Sept 14.

-    ††††Volunteer Hours & Visitors Numbers Through Sept. 2015(Henderson):

-          Volunteer Hours: 7,122 v 7,343 Sept. 14

-          Visitors: 16,284 v 20,497 Sept 14

.Web Site, FB through April 15 (Data from McClelland& Nash):

-          Website Hits: 29,464 v 25,002 Sept 14.

-          Facebook views: 52,656 v 16,448 Sept 14


††††††† Deputy Directorís Update (Nash)

-          Discussion of situation awareness on campus for terrorism and, especially, an active shooter situation.Make your own mental plans to RUN, HIDE (but not in SIP locations), FIGHT

Curator/Directorís Update (Whalen)

-          The temporary Driverís License crisis caused by Homeland Security has gone away.The visitation process is now back to normal.

-          The CF-18 is being held up by U. S. Customs.Hoping for November delivery.

-          There will be a class for new docent recruits on Sat., 31 Oct and for two more successive Saturdays (after USAF v USMA football Saturday).Being advertised in the newspapers.

-          The Museum Volunteer Manpower Document, outlining needs by duty title, was presented and discussed.Planning horizon is three years



-          Janet Blanshine, Assistant Treasurer and Gift Shop Manager, discussed the changes in the Gift Shop display cases and the new merchandise ordering methods.

-          ††††††††††††††††††††††††† Phyllis Howells was introduced as a new gift shop clerk.


Meeting adjourned 1045 hrs.




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Respectfully submitted, Jim Henderson, Secretary