EAA - The Spirit of Aviation

   Vol. 12, No. 4 - April 2010

Chapter Resources

: Calendar of Events
:
Speakers Bureau
: Chapter Locator
: Resource Forms
: Labels and Lists
: Promotional Materials
: Reference Papers
: Online Insurance Form 
Contact the Chapter Office
: Email chapters@eaa.org
: Phone 920-426-4876
EAA Chapter Leaders Academy Schedule
: Sept. 17-19, 2010
: Oct. 15-17, 2010
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Chapter News
CHAPTER ACTIVITY SUGGESTION
Looking for a way to build good relations with your airport and plan an activity to bring your chapter together? Why not volunteer to help with a "spring cleaning" at your airport. It can be as easy as picking up the trash along the fence line, fixing up the benches outside the fixed base operator, or helping repaint the compass rose. Offering your chapter's "people power" can help remind your airport of the value of having an EAA Chapter based at the field. Throw in a cookout after the workday and you'll have an activity the whole family can enjoy.
  
USE A WEBINAR AS YOUR NEXT CHAPTER PROGRAM
Leave it to EAA members to be creative. Following the TIG Welding webinar, we received the following note from Jim Bir, president of EAA Chapter 915 (Parkersburg, W.V.): "The TIG webinar was far better than I hoped. The information was valuable to me and the others. The webinar happened to be on the night of our chapter meeting. I was able to pipe the video to a projector and hook up a sound system. Nine of our members watched the webinar. All comments were favorable. We look forward to more of these programs in the future."

Thanks, Jim! By the way, all of our webinars are recorded and archived and could also be used as a chapter meeting program. For the complete archives, click here.

  
FROM EAA FOUNDER PAUL POBEREZNY
Shortly, all chapter presidents will receive a reprint of a poster entitled "Freedom is what EAA is all about." Recently several chapter leaders attending a Leadership Academy saw the poster and asked Paul about it. After talking it over, Paul thought it would be good to share the poster with all the chapters. Paul also took time to individually sign each one. We hope it finds a place of honor in your chapter's hangar or meeting place.  
 
MAKING A GOOD FIRST IMPRESSION
With the approach of Learn to Fly Day (May 15) and Young Eagles Day (June 12), the following article written by Budd Davisson is an excellent reminder that we have only one chance to make a good first flight impression.

Thanks to Budd Davisson for permission to share this article.

 
EAA CHAPTERS IN THE NEWS
 
FEATURED NEWSLETTERS
This month's featured newsletters were selected for their layout and content. First is EAA Chapter 240 (Toughkenamon, Pa.). The newsletter has some timely articles on a variety of subjects, plus some great photos. Also check out this video of a banner-tow pickup at Toughkenamon shot by a visiting EAA Radio staffer in September, 2007. From there, we head to EAA Chapter 992 (Marshfield, Wis.). This newsletter's clean design is also a complement to the chapter's website. The chapter has done a nice job of creating a look for its printed and online publication. Enjoy!
 
NEWS FROM EAA HQ
Here are several news releases from EAA Headquarters that may be of interest. Please feel free to include them in your next newsletter or on your website. Remember, EAA Chapters have permission to use any stories or material from EAA publications or websites. We just ask that you always credit the original source.
  
EAA e-NEWSLETTERS - GET MORE FROM YOUR MEMBERSHIP
EAA now has a suite of eight specialty e-newsletters for you to choose from depending on your interests. These e-newsletters are a benefit of EAA membership and allow you to dive deeper into specific areas of aviation interest. You can choose from:
  • Experimenter - all homebuilding, all the time
  • Reach for the Sky - for those who are interested in learning how to fly
  • Aviation Insider - for Young Eagles participants, flight leaders, and volunteers
  • Bits and Pieces - dedicated to builders and fliers in Canada
  • Light Plane World - for EAA's ultralight and light-sport community
  • Vintage Aircraft Online - a staple for antique and classic aircraft fans
  • Warbirds Briefing - warbird owners, flyers, and enthusiasts debrief here
  • In the Loop - showcasing the world of aerobatic flying and competition

Sign up for one or all at www.EAA.org/subscribe. And make sure to spread the word to your fellow chapter members!

 
WHAT'S ON YOUR MIND?
Is there a topic you'd like to see covered in a future issue of Chapter e-Gram? Do you have an idea, suggestion or article to share with other chapters? Let us know with an e-mail to sbuss@eaa.org.

  
 
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