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Chapter Leadership Academy Coming in January

November 8, 2007 — EAA Headquarters will host the second Chapter Leadership Academy in mid-January. EAA chapter leaders will travel to Oshkosh for a fun, fast-paced and fact-filled weekend aimed at generating new ideas and suggestions to help strengthen and sustain local EAA chapters.

The first academy was held in September and was a tremendous success, said EAA's Bob Warner who facilitated the weekend event. "It became immediately clear that this kind of event can foster increased participation in our chapters," he said, "which is what it's all about, right?"

Participants will have many opportunities to interact with each other, as well as get to know the EAA staff members who provide support to their activities throughout the year. Other EAA staff members will also participate, offering their services as valuable chapter resources.

The academy is scheduled for January 11-13, 2008, with accommodations provided by EAA at the beautiful Air Academy Lodge. Group activities include a special "behind-the-scenes" tour of EAA AirVenture Museum and the office facilities.and a side of "Oshkosh" you've never been able to experience before.

The weekend's activities begin at 5 p.m. on Friday, January 11, and conclude at noon on Sunday, January 13. Aside from transportation costs to Oshkosh, EAA will provide lodging, food and workshop materials.

The response to the January event has been overwhelming. The Academy is nearing capacity, but we are maintaining a waiting list. Additional Academy sessions are currently being scheduled for spring and fall of 2008, so even if you miss the winter session there will be more opportunities to participate.

If you would like to be placed on the waiting list for the January event and the other upcoming sessions, please contact Kaysie Oudenhoven at koudenhoven@eaa.org or call 920-426-6297. Questions? Contact Ron Wagner at rwagner@eaa.org or via phone at 920-426-6122.

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