Meetings & Minutes
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
Fred & Marilyn Bruinsma, Wes Dignan, Pat Pattison, Jack Searson, Dan Stringer
Co-Captain Dan welcomed everyone to the meeting.
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
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
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
John Edwards and Doug have restored a Fleet Canuck and now restoring another
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
Wed May 8 clubhouse – ACW council
Sat. June - BBQ
Wed. July 10-
Wed. Aug. 14-
Moved by Fred Bruinsma and seconded by Pat Pattison that the meeting be