Happy New Year, 2016 to all Chapter Members and Aviation Friends!

Hope you had a wonderful time with your families and friends. As we start our new year, let’s commit ourselves with great enthusiasm to participate in the good cause of EAA and spread the "Spirit of Aviation" to our community, shall we?

We would like to welcome Valerie Barker as a Secretary in the Chapter Presidency! She is willing to start our Chapter Newsletters once again! Way to go, Valerie! Please send her photos, articles, information on your project’s progress and the events you attended to share. Remember, no news means no newsletter...

As we start 2016, we will need to:

  • Pay the Chapter dues of $35 for 2016 (January ~ December) as soon as you can. We need to report the numbers of the members to EAA HQ. 55% dues are in. Please help! We need to update the Chapter Roster at the website before the end of January.
  • Switch your minds to the Second Saturday meeting at Georgetown Municipal Airport (GTU) at 10:00a.m. every month. Those people who live in South Austin may find it easier to meet with San Marcos or Lakeway Chapters. Moving the New Braunfels Chapter to San Marcos Chapter was a part of this long term plan to provide all people somewhere near to attend the EAA meetings. We already have several members attending San Marcos Chapter who are still our Chapter members. If interested, please contact EAA 958 (San Marcos Chapter) at http://www.958.eaachapter.org/ or Gerald Champaign who is the Chapter 187 member who lives in Buda at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. They meet on the Third Saturday at 10:00a.m. (Breakfast at 9:30a.m.) at Redbird Skyport at San Marcos Municipal Airport (HYI).
  • Put in your calendar our annual Chapter Banquet on Saturday, January 23 at 6:00p.m. The details will come later. We will not have our regularly scheduled meeting in January. Please check our website for updates.
  • Volunteer for vice president. We are still looking for a person who can work as our vice president. We have quite a few programs already lined up, so mainly we need a person who can attend most of the meetings and events, and participate in discussion on programs, event and problems in the presidency meetings. Please contact Haruko Reese.

There are many activities that all of us can volunteer throughout the year including Hangar Hop, Rockdale Tiger Flight project, pilots and ground for Young Eagles, Georgetown RV-12 project, refreshments/breakfast for monthly meetings, etc. Please be involved to help EAA Chapter 187 fly high!

Haruko Reese
EAA Chapter 187 President