EAA - The Spirit of Aviation

   Vol. 10, No. 7 - July 25, 2008

Chapter Resources

: Calendar of Events
:
Speakers Bureau
: Chapter Locator
: Resource Forms
: Labels and Lists
: Promotional Materials
: Reference Papers
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Welcome to the July edition of EAA Chapter e-Gram.

With AirVenture on the horizon, the activity level in Oshkosh is increasing by the day. EAA’s annual family reunion is just about ready. Yet, as we focus on the excitement of “Oshkosh,” I received an interesting letter the other day which helped put a different spin on the Chapter world. Often we receive calls or letters asking what Headquarters can do for Chapters. We try to do as much as we can and are always looking for ways to better support the Chapters. But the letter reminds me that sometimes the best resources are in your own backyard. Although the writer refers to “sales” and “advertising” in his letter, don’t take those word literally. More in the context of promotion and public relations. Chapters are often quite active in the community, but don’t always get the recognition deserved for good works.

It is one person’s opinion and I hope you will take it for what it is worth. If nothing else, maybe it can provide a basis for a discussion within your Chapter.  Read the letter

If you’ll be at AirVenture, make sure you stop by the Chapter House!

 - Steve Buss, Manager, EAA Chapters
  

EAA AIRVENTURE IS ALMOST HERE!
The airplanes are already arriving and a small army of volunteers is scurrying throughout the convention site getting ready for the big event. Here are just a few last minute notes:
CHAPTER ACTIVITIES
  • EAA Chapter Web Editor's Workshop, Wednesday, July 30, 8:30-9:45 a.m., Utah Valley University Pavilion 06, hosted by Laura Million, Webmaster for EAA Chapter 32 (St. Louis)
  • EAA Chapter Leader's Workshop, Thursday, July 31, 8:30-9:45 a.m., Utah Valley University Pavilion 06, hosted by the EAA Chapter office.
  • EAA Chapter Newsletter Editor's Workshop, Friday, Aug. 1, 8:30-9:45 a.m., Utah Valley University Pavilion 06, hosted by David Hipschman, Director of EAA Publications.
We’ve highlighted a few links that may be of interest:
Chapter News
TOM POBEREZNY VISITS EAA CHAPTER 1405 SAM GRAVES FLY-IN
EAA President Tom Poberezny and Sam GravesEAA President Tom Poberezny joined U.S. Representative Sam Graves (R-Missouri) for a extensive presentation about EAA at the announcer's stand Saturday during the annual Wing Nuts Flying Circus Fly-In. EAA Chapter 1405, of which Graves is a member, sponsors the event at the Gould Peterson Memorial Airport (K57) in Tarkio, Missouri. "It was a nice turnout from the local aviation community, pilots and aviation enthusiasts," Poberezny said. "I had the opportunity to meet with many EAA and chapter members, as well as address the crowd with the congressman."  Read more
 
SAD NEWS
John NewmanIt was of great sadness to learn of the loss of Chapter Advisory Council member, John Newman, EAA 259157. John died in an airplane accident on July 19 along with his wife, Cyndy, EAA 843985, and their son, JW Newman, EAA 842416. Their daughter, Katie, was not with the family at the time of the accident.

John served on the Chapter Advisory Council since 1992 and was an active member of EAA Chapter 34 in Arlington, Texas, having served such positions in the past as Flying Start Coordinator and Secretary. He was a regular EAA AirVenture participant flying his Piper PA-22 to Oshkosh, camping under the wing with the Metro Warbirds, and hosting a Short Wing Piper forum. JW was a regular attendee at EAA AirVenture with his father. John also recently assisted with a Chapter Leadership Academy conducted at EAA headquarters.  Read more

 
EAA LEARN TO FLY CENTER TAKES TO THE ROAD
EAA's Learn to Fly Discovery Center hits the road when it travels to Camarillo, California for EAA Chapter 723's "Wings Over Camarillo" event August 16-17. Guests will have the opportunity to attend presentations, speak with certificated flight instructors about various aspects of recreational flying, and experience virtual flight through simulator stations while visiting the Center.  Read more
 
SAM BURGESS MEMORIAL FLIGHT UPDATE
EAA President Tom Poberezny and Sam GravesThanks to a well-timed call from EAA founder Paul Poberezny, Sport Aviation Editor Mary Jones had a chance to catch up with J.W. French at Sun ‘n Fun this past April. He told her of his dream to complete a flight started many years ago by long-time EAA member Sam Burgess. But J.W. needed help from EAA’s Chapter network to make his dream come true. We put out the call for support and many Chapters around the country eagerly stepped forward to help J.W. The journey began earlier this summer and will soon stop in Oshkosh. As you read J.W.’s dispatches from the flight, I’m sure you’ll recognize the genuine hospitality EAA Chapters have provided along the way. We join J.W. in thanking each of you for your assistance.  Read more
  
EAA CALENDAR OF EVENTS BANNER READY FOR YOUR WEBSITE
EAA Calendar of EventsOur online calendar of events continues to grow. There are currently more than 1,300 events available to view and there's literally infinite room for more. Feel free to add any of your chapter's upcoming events to the calendar at www.EAA.org/calendar/.

And for your chapter websites, you can link directly to the calendar. Banner links are now available in a variety of sizes at www.EAA.org/calendar/banners.asp.

  
NEW EAA LOGOS FOR YOUR WEBSITE
We also have the latest version of the EAA logo for use on your websites, newsletters, and other official chapter materials. They can be accessed on the EAA website.
   
EAA SPORT AVIATION ARCHIVE NOW AVAILABLE ONLINE!
Several EAA Chapter newsletters feature highlights from past issues of Sport Aviation. Remember the entire archive of Sport Aviation is now available on line. EAA’s more than 50 years of history, knowledge and information contained in 59,000-plus pages of EAA's flagship publication. Not only will the online archive provide endless hours of entertaining and educational reading, it also provides a helpful content resource for your EAA chapter newsletter editors. Read more or visit the archive now.  Read more or visit the archive now.
 
Young Eagles News
Recently, the EAA Young Eagles program celebrated another milestone flight: The 1.4 millionth Young Eagle. It is incredible to think of the lives we have impacted in a positive way since 1992, all thanks to the efforts of EAA member pilots and volunteers who share a passion for flying. So where did this milestone flight take place? Read more
 
Young Eagles News
IF YOU LOVE FLYING AND BUILDING, WE MIGHT HAVE THE JOB FOR YOU!
EAA is looking for applicants for the position of Technical Aviation Specialist. Put your aircraft building and technical knowledge to use helping your fellow EAA members! In this position the person will respond to technical inquiries, respond to questions about general aviation issues and stay abreast of the new developments in aviation.

For a detailed description of the position and information on how to apply go to: http://www.eaa.org/careers/tech_aviation_spec.asp.

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