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Camp Scholler Pancake Breakfasts to Raise Funds for Chapters
By Megan Esau, EAA Assistant Editor
July 21, 2018 - EAA chapter-hosted pancake breakfasts will debut at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2018 at the new Camp Scholler Chapters Pavilion, located adjacent to the Fly Market at the edge of Paul’s Woods. All proceeds go to the hosting chapters.
The breakfasts will kick off July 22, 2018, with an informal ribbon-cutting ceremony at 8:30 a.m., and chapters will serve pancakes Sunday through Friday from 7 to 11 a.m. daily.
“Participating in a fly-in pancake breakfast at the chapter level at a home airport not only provides an opportunity for a chapter to engage in an activity together to raise some funds, but it also gives the opportunity for local fliers in the area to have a destination to fly to where they know they’re going to meet their people, their likeminded friends in aviation,” said EAA Chapters Manager John Egan.
Because fly-in pancake breakfasts are such a staple of the EAA chapter community, John said bringing the breakfasts to Oshkosh seemed like a great way for chapters to meet other chapters and EAA members at AirVenture.
“It’s an opportunity to travel to convention as a chapter, participate at convention as a chapter, and have fun at convention as a chapter, all while raising some funds,” he said.
Keith Lindsay, the volunteer pancake breakfast coordinator, said his EAA Chapter 38, who will host breakfast on Sunday and Monday, plans to use those funds to purchase materials for a chapter build project.
“EAA has a capability where if people have kits or projects and they get tired of them or outgrow them or can’t afford it, they can donate it to the EAA, and EAA will turn around and find a chapter to take it over,” he said. “Our [chapter’s] goal is to make enough money and then get one of these projects from EAA, and then we’ll have the money to kick-start it.”
John said in 2018, EAA hopes to grow the Oshkosh pancake breakfast concept by allowing chapters to personalize their menus to reflect breakfasts from their home regions around the United States.
One EAA chapter will host the pancake breakfast each day, and the breakfasts are open to all EAA members and AirVenture attendees for $7 per person.
- Sunday – Chapter 38, Warner Robins, Georgia
- Monday – Chapter 38, Warner Robins, Georgia
- Tuesday – Chapter 25, Lakeville, Minnesota
- Wednesday – Chapter 983, Granbury, Texas
- Thursday – EAA 572, Fond du Lac, Wisconsin
- Friday – EAA 237, Blaine, Minnesota