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The regular COPA Flight 45 meetings are scheduled for the second Wednesday of every month. The meetings are usually held at our Clubhouse across from the Goderich Airport Terminal building, and start promptly at 7:30 p.m.

Anyone interested in attending one of our meetings is always welcome.


MINUTES OF COPA FLIGHT 45 -  WEDNESDAY APRIL 10, 2019

PRESENT

Fred & Marilyn Bruinsma, Wes Dignan, Pat Pattison, Jack Searson, Dan Stringer

WELCOME

Co-Captain Dan welcomed everyone to the meeting.

MINUTES

Moved by Wed Dignan and seconded by Jack Searson that the minutes of March 13, 2019 be accepted as written. Carried.

FINANCES AND MEMBERSHIPS

Jim Armstrong has moved from Harbour Hills to Huronlea in Brussels.

Glavin Coating and Refinishing has moved into the east building owned by Brian Barim.
It was suggested a barbecue to welcome the company to Goderich airport. It was burned out on the Parr Line in mid-January and relocated to the airport. Staff is flown out to various locations for business purposes Previously the company has used Centralia airport
Deputy Mayor Myles Murdock wishes to attend this event.

Captain Mike has contacted Evan Leon, chief pilot of t he Goderich’s Lancaster Vera to inquire about the possibility of bring it back to our town for a day’s event. A response has been given that this option is a sincere possibility.

PRESENTATION – GATEWAY CENTRE OF EXCELLENCE

Gwen Devereux and Nancy Simpson gave a power point presentation to the COPA 45 members of the history and events over the past 10 years and into the future. Gateway’s mission is to improve the health and quality of life of rural residents through research, education and communication. Gateway noticed that residents of Huron, Bruce, Gray and Perth counties had higher rates of hypertension, diabetes, heart and other chronic diseases so advanced the idea of professionals undertaking research in rural health issues through area universities.
Gateway is the only rural health research institute in Canada. It gives this area an advantage to recruiting doctors, nurse practitioners, and pharmacists. A doctor with local roots has returned as a geriatrician for this aging population. Last year the ‘Lonely No More’ program launched successfully and soon a ‘Food Insecurity” project will begin. It is hard to believe this is happening in such agriculturally rich counties.
Farmers are the backbone of this area. Keeping farmers mentally and physically healthy is important as they produce our food and contribute to the local economy. Gateway helped poultry farmers be fitted with respirators and educated them on risks of lung disease with no protection..
Most of us know Gateway by their Hometown Heroes ‘Raise a Little Health’ hockey game each July raising monies for the Y and hospital to which COPA 45 has donated each year
COPA 45 presented gift baskets and a donation to the team.

EVENTS FOR 2019

A fly out to a destination for brunch or lunch. Hanover’s restaurant is open weekends in winter.
Doug Haarkes has offered to host a BBQ for COPA 45. We just need weather and a date.
John Edwards and Doug have restored a Fleet Canuck and now restoring another vintage aircraft

Thurs to Sat – June 6-8 IPAT- Cornwall and Riviere du Loup
Sun/Mon June9/10 Mirarichi NB
June 8-10 – COPA Convention –Innisfail, AB
Aug 24-25 “ Cornwall ON
July 22-28 – Oshkosh WI


NEXT MEETINGS

Wed May 8 clubhouse – ACW council
Sat. June - BBQ
Wed. July 10-
Wed. Aug. 14-
Wed. Sept.11-

ADJOURNMENT

Moved by Fred Bruinsma and seconded by Pat Pattison that the meeting be adjourned.
Carried.