Excited to Fly

Excited to Fly

Children of all ages enjoy flying.  During our Airplane showcase, kids of all ages can get up ...

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Lee Peterson Marquart Charger MA-5

Lee Peterson Marquart Charger MA-5

Lee Peterson owns the Marquart Charger MA-5 aerobatic biplane. The swept-wing open-cockpit Charger ...

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Addison Pemberton 40C

Addison Pemberton 40C

Pemberton and Sons Aviation has recently completed restoration of its 1928 Boeing 40C. The aircraft ...

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Charlie McAllister

Charlie McAllister

Charlie McAllister’s Start Charlie and Alister McAllister acquired and rebuilt their first ...

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Young Eagles

Young Eagles

Many Young Eagles have taken their first flight at the McAllister Museum during our EAA Young ...

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Recent Announcements

ANNUAL MEETING

Our annual membership meeting is set for Wednesday, October 29, at 7 p.m. in the museum. Four board of directors positions will be up for election/re-election.

Each position is for a term of three (3) years.  If you are interested in running for one of these openings be sure to submit your resume by Friday, October 10.  Resumes can be submitted by snail mail   to   the   McAllister   Museum, 2008 S. 16th Ave., Yakima WA, 98903; faxed to 248-5627, attn: Nominating Committee; or e-mailed to: info@mcallistermuseum.org.  There will be NO nominations from the floor.

All voting memberships must be current (within 30 days of expiration) to vote at the annual meeting.  If your membership expired at the end of  August you MUST renew by September 30 to vote.

YAKIMA CLIPPER quarterly newsletter

Chairman’s Corner

Hard to believe summer is over, but it is. Hopefully, you were able to come out to the museum and attend our Saturday events or just tour the museum.

Lots of new and exciting displays have been created, thanks to all our volunteers’ hard work.

Obviously absent at the museum is the “new addition.” Believe me, this has been a project that started more than a year and a half ago, and we finally are approaching ground breaking. This building will be 80 by 80 feet and located just west of the hangar doors and south of CubCrafters. As you know, it will house the Civil Air Patrol and, we hope, the Yakima Clipper when finished. It is being funded by a grant from the State of Washington and donations from friends and members of the museum. Completion is slated for May 2015.

Last but not least is the annual membership meeting October 29. There are several board positions up for election. We have supplied that information in a newsletter, but be thinking about how you, as a member, can help out the museum by running for office or volunteering. Neither pays very well, but sometimes there is a free lunch. Consider it.

Greg Babcock

 

FUEL SAVINGS

Want to save money on your aviation fuel?  All you need is a current voting (veteran, individual or family) membership and an active debit/credit card and you can save 35 cents per gallon on your fuel.   

Want to save even more?!?  If you purchase a prepaid MMA “cash” card for a minimum of $260 (cash or check) you can save another 17c per gallon, bringing your total discount to 52 cents per gallon!!  

See Roberta to register your debit/credit card, update your card information, or purchase a “cash” card.

 VOLUNTEER COORDINATOR NOTES 

VOLUNTEERS — We always need more, especially for Saturdays.

Getting into the volunteer docent program is easy and painless. After “signing up,” a new volunteer will be given a training manual containing written information about a docent’s duties and a video outlining docent procedures. New volunteers also get “on the job” training with an experienced docent. 

Doing the docent thing can be an enjoyable experience, and docents can meet some interesting people. You never know who’s going to drop in.  

If you want to join our group of volunteers you can phone me — Liggett Taylor — at 453-6904 or send an e-mail to ltaylor6904@msn.com.

Are Your Dues “Due”?

If you’re not sure whether you have renewed your membership for this year look at the address label on this mailing — the entry in the top right-hand corner of the label is your membership expiration date.   If you haven’t been a member for a while – WE MISS YOU! and would love to have you rejoin our growing family.  Remember, your McAllister Museum membership gives you free admission to the Museum of Flight in Seattle as well as discounts on fuel and gift shop purchases here at McAllister.