Wednesday, November 5th

Our speaker for the next meeting will be Bob Kraemer. Bob, who is the current President of the Gateway Chapter, flew in the U.S. Navy for 6 years. The plane he ended up flying was the last true seaplane the Navy ever had, which was the P5M Martin Marlin. After the service he flew for North American Rockwell. He has been an instructor in Boeing Stearmans for 14 years and still provides conventional gear (taildragger) instruction and check outs. He currently owns a 1940 Boeing N2s-1 Stearman, and a 1972 factory built Pitts S2A. For the last 5 yeas he has also been flying a C-47 (Military DC-3).

He will be telling us about the last seaplane the US Navy ever flew - the Martin P5M Marlin. Specifically relating some of his experiences while a part of Patrol Squadron VP-47 based at the Whidbey Island, Washington. The only remaining Marlin is parked at the Naval Air Museum in Pensacola, Florida, where he went to see it this past July.

Our private room opens up at 1800 with Dinner ($18/person) being served at 1900. Bob will provide a very informative presentation at 2000.

Please, please call Candy Stewart by October 31st at 314-651-7097 so that we can give an accurate count to Sunset Lakes Banquet Center.

Don't forget, we are now meeting at Sunset Lakes Banquet Center, 13366 W Watson Road, Sappington, MO 63127. For door-to-door driving directions Click Here.

Saturday November 8th

Hopefully the weather in November will be better than it was in the last few times we planed to fly to Fulton (FTT). We'll have an early lunch at a really good restaurant named Beks. Then take our rental transportation to the Winston Churchill Memorial and Library located on the campus of Westminster College. This is the site of Churchill's famous Iron Curtain speech. The memorial was founded in 1969 to honor the life and legacy of one of the greatest leaders of the 20th century. It is housed within the Church of St. Mary the Virgin, Aldermanbury, a 12th century church, redesigned by Sir Christopher Wren in 1677. The church was relocated to Fulton from the middle of London. Cost: Adults - $6.00, seniors, AAA, AARP - $5.00.

Since we will be leaving from the airport and need transportation, it is definitely necessary to know how many people we will have join us. Please plan your arrival by 1100 since we will have lunch at 1130 before going to the Winston Churchill Memorial. Let Sue Smith know if you will be joining us. Call her at 636 274.3663 or send her an email.

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November 19th

You won't want to miss this special Holiday EVENT!

St. Louis Chapter's Ornament Party
November 19, 2008
6 PM at the
745 Josephine Ave
Glendale, MO, 63122

Call 314-965-1789 for directions!
Click Here

We will be creating the unique, collectible and
one of a kind ornament for this year's Christmas Party!
Come for pizza & fun! You too can be a "crafty dafty elf"!

Mark Your Calendars!

For our Annual Christmas Party!
December 3, 2008

To be held at Sunset Lakes Banquet Center
13366 W. Watson Road
Sappington, MO 63127
Plan ahead for our $10-$15 gift exchange

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