EAA - The Spirit of Aviation

   Vol. 12, No. 2 - February 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
: Feb. 26-28, 2010
: Mar. 26-28, 2010
: Sept. 17-19, 2010
: Oct. 15-17, 2010
:
For reservations or more information: chapters@eaa.org
Welcome to the February 2010 EAA Chapter e-Gram
 

Knowing that you all lead busy lives, and the ever-increasing number of e-mail messages filling your in-box each day, we are trying something new. Below, you'll find several quick links to stories of importance to chapter leaders and members. Further down, you'll also see the rest of the newsletter presented in its familiar format. Please let us know if you find this change of value.

Steve Buss
EAA Chapter Manager

 
Quick Links
Chapter News
MICHIGAN YOUNG EAGLE MAKES HISTORY
Sixteen year-old Tyler Whitney, of Fenwick, Michigan, probably never looked at himself as an aviation pioneer. He is one, however, as he became the first EAA Young Eagle to pass his FAA Private Pilot written test by using the Sporty's Complete Pilot Training Course now offered free to all Young Eagles. Read more
 
CHAPTER PROGRAM IDEAS
In every chapter there comes a time when you ask, "What are we going to talk about at the meeting this month?" Over the years, we have compiled a list of topics that have worked for various chapters. We keep adding to that list during each Chapter Leaders Academy. Take a look at the latest list of potential program ideas. And here's a bonus idea - "Survival Course" - found on the EAA Chapter 1126 (Timmins, Ontario) website. Don't forget EAA's Speakers Bureau.
 
SOUP'S ON!
Name the one element that seems to be a part of every EAA chapter event. Of course, it's food! What better way to bring your chapter together than to build a grill that can be used to fulfill that need? EAA Chapter 902 sent us these plans last year. Recently we have had some requests to reprint them. It's a fairly simple project, but one that can bring your members together. Let's eat!
 
NEW OFFICERS = NEW BUSINESS CARDS
With an influx of new chapter leaders this time of the year, it is time to update business cards. EAA's Charlie Becker shares his experiences with VistaPrint, a source for inexpensive cards. Read more
 
ARTICLES FOR YOUR NEWSLETTER
Pilot fatigue has made the news in recent months. This article from the FAA points out some ways to fight fatigue - and keep from becoming the next news headline.
 
IMPORTANT REMINDER: PAPER CERTIFICATES EXPIRE NEXT MONTH
If you haven't upgraded from the old paper pilot certificates to the new plastic one, time is running out. All paper certificates expire on March 31, 2010. Read more
 
I NEED A LOGO
There are many ways chapters can use the official EAA logo: in newsletters, banners, on the chapter website, or promotional materials. If you need a high-quality reproduction of the logo, it is as close as your computer. Click here to review the logo policy and then download the current logo.
 
TAKE ADVANTAGE OF US
EAA's online Calendar of Events is open to all aviation-related events and available to anyone looking for aviation activities. Take advantage of this free tool to promote your chapter's events. The calendar page is consistently in the top five most visited pages and scores high in many web searches. Entering the information is easy, too, and it takes only a couple of minutes. People can't attend your meetings or support your events if they don't know how to find you. Click here to get started.

 
INTERNATIONAL LEARN TO FLY DAY
May 15, 2010, is your chance to rally your chapter to introduce flying into someone’s life. How you participate is up to you. Do you know someone who is interested in airplanes? Take them for an orientation flight or introduce them to a flight instructor. Invite the general public to the airport for an open house where you can share your passion for flight. The possibilities are endless.

When you have your plan in place, don’t forget to submit it to the EAA Calendar of Events. We’ve even added a special tag for Learn to Fly Day, so everyone will know that your May 15 event is part of the celebration. Read more

 
BIG PLANS FOR AIRVENTURE?
Is your chapter planning a group activity during EAA AirVenture 2010? Maybe you plan to camp together in Camp Scholler . . . arrive as a group and set up camp in the North 40 . . . or volunteer together in a certain area. We'd like to hear what you have planned. Drop Nadia Farr a note at nfarr@eaa.org.
 
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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