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Chapter Morning Info Sessions

We're trying something different this year at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh by hosting a series of miniforums intended to help your chapter. Each miniforum will be held between 7:30 a.m. and 9 a.m. on a different day, Tuesday to Friday, in the Partner Resource Center tent (located just north of Exhibit Hangar A). See the map. The sessions are designed to get your day off to a good start but not interfere with everything that is going on around us. We promise to have you on your way by 9 a.m. A light breakfast will be served starting at 7:30 a.m. with a program to follow at 7:45 a.m. In addition to the program, there will be plenty of time to meet your EAA headquarters staff.

  • Tuesday, July 27: "Websites for Chapters," hosted by Hal Bryan, EAA's online community manager. Hal will present an update on our chapter website program and discuss how EAA can more directly support chapters in this area in the future.
  • Wednesday, July 28: "Building Chapter Membership," hosted by Barry Elk, director of membership marketing. Barry will provide an abbreviated version of his Chapter Leaders Academy recruiting program. He will be joined by two chapter leaders with great success stories: Paul Koziol (EAA Chapter 1252), who will talk about his chapter's success with the trial membership program, and Tom Ellis (EAA Chapter 95), who will share how his chapter increased membership by changing their philosophy.
  • Thursday, July 29: "Twitter, Facebook, and Social Networking" with Hal Bryan, EAA's online community manager. Hal will guide chapters through the world of social media and discuss how it can enhance a chapter's web presence and how to select the right Facebook page for your chapter. Includes a demonstration on how to set up a Facebook site and create a Twitter feed.
  • Friday, July 30: "Staring at a Blank Page - Tips for Newsletter Editors," hosted by Kelly Nelson, associate editor for EAA Publications. Kelly will offer some helpful tips on creating an engaging newsletter and how to find interesting content. Fareed Guyot, who manages EAA's e-newsletters, will provide tips on creating a good-looking e-newsletter without overwhelming your members' in-boxes.

If you're interested in attending any (or all) of these presentations, just drop us a quick note and tell us which sessions you'll be attending and any additional chapter members who will join you. That way we can get a head count for food. See you there!

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