PAUA BOARD MEETING MINUTES, October 20, 2020

The meeting was called to order by President Daryl Austermiller at 16:33; a quorum was present. To minimize exposure to COVID-19, the meeting was limited to the Board rather than open to all members.


The October 20, 2020 bank balance was $3,623.81. The most significant expense was purchase of D&O insurance, as approved at the June meeting, for $964.00.


We welcomed two new members: Danny Harris and Mike Coligney.


Lance Leighnor reported the following progress on the new website:

  • A new server has been set up.

  • Some of the software available to Lance has been used, at no cost to the Association.

  • Next steps: migrating the pieces for the new website; initiating on line payments and member sign-up sheet; and switching to a new domain name pointer.


Embry-Riddle report:

  • Brian Roggow will complete this year as our Embry-Riddle representative and then continue with the Board as an at-large member. Morgan Gillispie will become our Embry-Riddle representative as of January 2021.

  • Despite COVID-19, flight line operations are within a few percent of normal.

  • By the numbers: 3,000 total students, about 300 first year Air Science and more than 800 total Air Science students, and more than 40 aircraft.

PRC airport report:

  • Extension of the runway to 11,000 feet is planned with current best-case estimates of five years and $65 million cost.

  • Tower visibility is an issue with options for a remote camera, remote tower, or a new tower being considered.

  • SkyWest had September load factors of 72% for Denver and 36% for LAX.


The potential for converting the Association’s legal form to a 501c3 Nonprofit Corporation was discussed. A motion was made, seconded, and approved to allocate $275 to apply for this status.


Daryl will form a nominating committee for next year’s Board positions.


With extensive discussion, the Association Bylaws were reviewed and comments collected. Daryl will circulate a draft with proposed amendments prior to the next meeting.


There was discussion of resuming educational programs at the general meeting. One possibility is to use the Boldmethod (boldmethod.com) digital content.


The annual member meeting will be held in Dave’s hangar on November 17.


The meeting was adjourned at 16:47.


Respectfully submitted,

Ed Setzer, Secretary


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