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ChapterGram: November 2013

It's That Time of Year

Chapter renewals, certificates, pins, and insurance - oh my

Trevor JanzBy Trevor Janz, EAA 594477
EAA Manager of Chapters and Eagle Flights



According to your most recent chapter newsletters, many of you will hold holiday parties in December. I want to let you know that we plan to mail out annual chapter renewal paperwork, including leadership certificates and recognition pins, on or about November 22, so you should have these items in time to distribute at your holiday gathering.

This is different than past years when leadership certificates and pins were mailed separately from the chapter renewal paperwork. Also new this year, we will e-mail the insurance renewals to chapter officers. Liesl Wrolstad of EAA's Risk Management Department discusses the insurance renewal process and her recommendations on completing the insurance renewal in this issue of ChapterGram.

Make a point to read the wonderful description of an Eagle Flight by Chris Front, EAA 816258, in this issue. Our chapters and members have provided more than 1,500 Eagle Flights for adults so far. Thank you for supporting Eagle Flights. The program is really gaining traction in getting adults engaged in aviation and also is proving to be an effective way for chapters to recruit new members.

Also in this issue, we share a story submitted by Chapter 24 President Jim Putnam, EAA 780956, about the chapter's recent hosting of the EAA Ford Tri-Motor. Serving as a tour stop host is an excellent way to reach out to your local community and media and can also be a great fundraising event for your chapter. If your chapter is interested in hosting EAA's Tri-Motor or B-17 in 2014, please e-mail Kristy Busse.

The Lancair Owners and Builders Organization (LOBO) held its third annual convention, and EAA member Tom Sullivan, EAA 410928, of Chapter 439 reports on the event.

I hope you enjoy this month's Open Mic segment, "Why Build an Airplane?" by Mike Clayton, EAA 802344, of Chapter 44. And lastly, we reprint a letter to the editor of Flying magazine written in 1953 that aims to generate interest in a new organization called the Experimental Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association. The author: Paul Poberezny. I'm sure you'll enjoy it, and please feel free to reprint it in your newsletter.

Each month ChapterGram strives to cover what EAA chapters are doing in the field. Please pass this along to every one of your chapter members and have them subscribe.

Keep up the great work!

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