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

26 June 2017.  Meeting convened in the City Hangar.


ATTENDEES:  Burns, Dick; Henderson, Jim; Howells, Glyn; Howells, Phyllis; McClelland, Ron; Miller, Mike; Silber, Carl; Reiner, Errol; Whalen, Gail, DAFC, Director; Nash, Jeffery, DAFC, Deputy Director.


            Opening Remarks:  Meeting called to order by Henderson at 0900.


            No changes in minutes of 22 May meeting. 


            Henderson (for Long) discussed financials as of 31 May 17.  YTD income $10,600, Expense $5,047, Cost of Goods Sold $6,719, net $(1,167).  Cash: $49,970 operations, $25,435 Broadmoor             Hangar Renovation.


            Henderson did the numbers:  YTD 31 May volunteer hours 3,270 v 4,243 year earlier; visitor numbers 5,252 v 7,431, Website hits 13,043 v 14,730 and Facebook reaches 77,002 v 140,258.       Volunteer/Visitor numbers down due to closures because of weather and docent shortage plus no Black Gang this year so far.


            Curator’s Update – Whalen

·         Remember to volunteer for Regional Air Show

·         If a visitor (or staff, for that matter) has a medical emergency CALL 911, but give accurate location (building number).  Will furnish a wallet card to all.

·         Close down the EC-121 if inside temperature reaches 90 deg. F. Be aware of lightning in the area and have visitors get inside a building (or stay in the 121).

·         Be careful with the main door and the over-wing hatches on the EC-121 and get help from Museum staff if necessary (to avoid damage).


            Silber commented that Museum Store sales for June, so far, are up from past.  Inventory has been re-ordered.  Feel free to re-stock as needed from the storage in the Broadmoor Hangar.


            Meeting adjourned at 1030 hours.


            Next meeting: 31 July at 0900 hrs. 


Respectfully submitted,

Jim Henderson, Secretary.