It may seem cold, snowy and blustery outside, but before you know it will be March 11th, our first Young Eagles Rally of the 2017 season. Yes, folks, we are gearing up for another year of introducing new friends to the joy of flight and seeing old friends again. There may be some exciting new developments, so watch this space as the date gets closer to make sure you don't miss anything.
For those of you who are unfamiliar with our Young Eagles Program, it is an opportunity to introduce youth ages 8-17 to flight. We provide a ground school class where we learn some of the science behind flight and follow that with a donated ride in a private plane. We have Young Eagles Rallies at Racine the second Saturday of each month, March through November, and even if the weather is inclement, we will still have ground school and still offer the chance to try out our professional grade simulator(s).
If you have questions, watch this space or email our Young Eagles Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org.
When: Thursday December 15th
Time: Socialize at 6:00 pm; eat at 6:30pm
Where: EAA Chapter 838
Who: All members and guests
Cost: $15 per person or $25 per couple.
There will be no presenter that night, just fun and socializing.
It will include a catered meal, as well as beer, wine, soda and water.
Please email email@example.com if you plan to come at 6pm for dinner.
We need to order enough food for everyone, but not too much, so please RSVP by Saturday December 10th.
You can pay at the November meeting, or the night of the Christmas party. Remember, spouses are invited.
Monopoly Night Fun and Games 2016
Our Eighth Annual Monopoly Night was held on Saturday October 15th. 2016. This is EAA Chapter 838's largest Fundraiser of the year. It was a great event. Here are a few of the initial reports for the night.
We had a profit of nearly $6,500, which is $2,300 more than last year.
There were 10 sponsored tables. They included: Jerry Bovitz, Daryl and Kim Lueck (2 tables), Jerry Baker,
Roy Stuart, Hilton Ritter, Jim and Barb Hantschel (2 tables), Garbo Motors, John Grueter
Corporate Sponsors: Twin Disc, Educators Credit Union, Kohls Department Store, Jerry Bovitz (for pizzas)
The silent auction raised $2,400.
We are delighted to invite everyone to EAA Chapter 838 Monopoly Night 2016! Come and join us for dinner, a silent auction, and of course, the best wheelin‘ and dealin‘ around! Read the full details here!
Click here to buy your tickets before October 1, 2016 to get special Early Bird savings. We have special rates for individuals, couples, and tables of 6.
Fast facts about Monopoly (some via Mashable):
- The Monopoly game is based on Atlantic City, New Jersey.
- The original Monopoly die-cast tokens were inspired by the inventor’s nieces who recommended metal charms from charm bracelets be used.
- The longest game played upside down lasted 36 hours.
- Within a year of the game’s release in the U.S., 35,000 copies of the game were being made each week.
- The original Monopoly game sold for about $2, equivalent to about $35 today. In 1935, the average annual salary was $1,500, the average home was $6,800, and a loaf of bread cost 8 cents.
- The three most-landed-on properties in the standard Monopoly game are Illinois Avenue, “Go” and B&O Railroad. You have a 64% chance of landing on a railroad in the game.
- The total amount of money in a standard game is $20,580 (before 2008, it was $15,140).
- On record, the longest game ever played lasted 70 straight days.
- Under The Boardwalk: The Monopoly Story, a documentary about the Monopoly game, debuted in 2010 and won an Emmy award (watch on Hulu).
- A player from the U.S. has not won the Monopoly World Championships since 1974. The first championships were held in 1973!
- In 1998, celebrated San Francisco jeweler Sidney Mobell created the most expensive set in the world valued at $2 million.
- Every year, more Monopoly money is printed than real money!
- Over 20 different tokens have been made for the standard game (special tokens are made for custom versions).
Come take a Chance and contribute to our Community Chest! More details here.
Join us at the Chapter Building on June 11th and 12th for our annual Spring Pancake Breakfast. Our Master Chef Bob Helland will again be our Pilot in Command of our amazing rotating pancake cooker, and we will have all of our usual food and beverage to accompany those wonderful cakes. Tickets will be available at the door or in advance from any Chapter member. $7 for adults and $3 for children. We start cooking early, so you can come between 7am and noon and eat until you are full. Saturday will also be a Young Eagles Rally, but the kids may not want to eat too much before they fly, ok?