June 19, 2018
Meeting was called to order by Matthew Rainwater at 7:30am. Sam Phillips led the flag salute.
Bob Forsburg name correction of June 12 minutes (apologies). George moved to approve June 12 minutes with name correction, seconded by Sam. Motion carried.
Shenna Younger, now with VIMO.
George reported that both Ridge the Ridge and electric bicycles are becoming increasingly more popular.
Julie Hatch: Save the Date July 19 – 21, Peninsula Long Rifle Summer Rendezvous where 200+ people travel for archery, primitive camping site of the fur trade era, try a black powder rifle and more.
July 28 Pennies for Quarters benefit will be at the Naval Elks Lodge with Black Diamond Junction.
Program: Captain Crystal, Morning Star Balloon Co.
They are the only hot air balloon company on the peninsula because there is only a 5 square mile area to fly here. All FAA rules are followed. She’s looking for a seasonal volunteer crew, earn a free ride. 200+ years ago, first passengers were animals in a paper mache balloon in France. The first silk balloon was designed by Marie Antoinette for the Worlds Fair. First telegraph was sent by gas air balloon. Crystal is a 3rd generation balloonist.
Dream Catcher is a 501(c)3 that provides rides to those with limited mobility by using a 2-seated attachment. King5 did a story on the oldest person to fly at 104 years old with Dream Catcher. They fly up to 25′ for health reasons for certain riders. Now they know more and can go up to 150′.
Free fly’s are 500′. She is working on a bench seat to accommodate higher weight because of girth with a company in Australia. $275/pp for 3 hours includes a memory stick. $300 for Dream Catcher goes straight to the non-profit.
June 26: County Prosecuting Attorney Candidate Forum with Mark Nichols and Selinda Barkhuis
Meeting adjourned at 8:30am.