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John DeRosaJohn DeRosa

Below is our agenda for tonight’s meeting.  I’m unsure if the dump from MS Word will mess up the formatting.


SSI Membership Meeting

February 24, 2021





  • Open Meeting
  • Board Member Roll Call
    • John DeRosa
    • John Osborn
    • Steve Snyder
    • Jim Hopkins
    • John Lincoln
    • Don Grillo
  • President – John DeRosa
    • Meeting opening welcome
    • Review/approval of meeting minutes (available on the SSI web site)
    • Covid-19
      • Hope everyone is well and will soon have their vaccine shot.
      • We still require masks to be worn at all times while at Sky Soaring unless practicing social distancing. Hopefully this will change soon.
    • Safety Initiatives Committee Report
      • Created a report on what safety initiatives that we have going on and sent to Costello insurance
      • Received positive feedback from Costello that this should help our insurance renewal.
    • Chicagoland Glider Council Seminar – February 27<sup>th</sup>
    • Scholarships – CLGC and SSA available
    • Membership survey to be released during early March
    • Volunteerism
  • Vice President – John Osborn
    • Finance sub-committee report
      • Engine rebuild fund $20K.
      • Promissory Note – $80K
    • New Member Coordination
  • Finance – Steve Snyder
    • Engine Rebuild Fund
      • Goal: $33K-$35K
      • Current: $21,714
      • Donations and New Patron Memberships
    • Audit
      • Per the bylaws we need a yearly audit for the previous year (due between January 1st and the annual meeting in November)
      • Last one performed – 2017
      • Need a non-board member to assist with the audit
    • Tow pilots and instructors
      • Dues offset reduction to 50% earned in 2021 for dues payable in 2022
      • SSA and CLGC dues ($85) to be paid
    • Secretary – Jim Hopkins
      • January’s membership meeting minutes are up on the SSI web site.
    • Maintenance Chairman – John Lincoln
      • Glider annuals
      • Tow plane annual
      • Other ongoing repair work
      • Runway “widening” work
      • Winch mule gas line repair
      • New front gate lock
    • Flight Chairman
      • Blue Book
      • Policies and Procedures manual updates
      • Training syllabus
      • Safety
        • Safety reporting system
        • Safety officer
      • Winch Team Volunteer
      • GSO
    • Old Business
      • None
    • New Business
      • Instructor and Tow Pilot’s dues offsets reduction – open comments.
    • Close meeting