- no newsletter was published that month + newsletter is in the print archives • no copy of the newsletter is available
Since January 2016, newsletters have been published only as web pages, in a plain HTML style. These newsletters are formatted in a single column, which should render acceptably on smaller devices such as phones and tablets. From June 2020, the formatting was improved to render better on phones and printers. Some months, when material was scarce, no newsletter was published.
Meeting minutes are available to chapter members and are published separately. They are usually available the day after each chapter or board meeting. Highlights from the meeting minutes are included in the newsletters.
For issues from 08/1994 through to the present, there exist electronic copies of the editor's draft of most issues. Those from 1994 through 2001 were by Dennis Mellen and prepared in Microsoft Publisher. Those from 2002 through 2014 were also in Publisher format and prepared by Morrie Caudill, but a few issues exist only as .pdf files. There was no newsletter editor for 2015. From 2016, the newsletters have been prepared by Karl Kleimenhagen. No electronic copy is available of newsletters from before 08/1994. All newsletters archived in either .pub or .pdf have been converted to a reduced resolution .pdf for presentation here. This reduced the storage requirements at the cost of slightly less clear photos.
For the Chapter's 40th year, transcriptions of a number of the earliest newsletters were made available here. Janet Snyder kindly provided copies of the monthly newsletters her husband Guy had prepared for the chapter over its first 13 years. Guy was one of the founders of this chapter, and in addition to newsletter editor, he was the chapter's first vice president. The earliest newsletters were prepared on an electric typewriter, complete with hand drawn figures (sorry, only the text is included in the transcriptions). He later switched to a mighty Commodore 64 for editing. Select issues will be added as time permits, and the originals will be stored in the hangar. The 03/1976 issue has an interesting history of the EAA in the Peoria area.
Bill Engel has also donated his stash of newsletters, from 1980 through 2001, and these are stored in the hangar. Bill was a founding member of the chapter and at times served as president, vice president, or secretary.
From 01/2002 through 12/2014, print copies of most of the newsletters by Morrie Caudill are available and stored in the hangar. Monthly mailed newsletters ended 12/2014, and apparently only 2 electronic issues were sent in 2015, as copied from a prior version of this web site.
Between paper and electronic copies, most of the chapter newsletters can be reviewed, either here or in the hangar. Twenty one issues are missing; if members come across old paper copies in their attic, please donate them to the archives.