AAAA Great Lakes Chapter

Army Aviation Association of America - Great Lakes Chapter (AAAA-GLC)

April 2016 Members Meeting Minutes

April's AAAA Great Lakes Chapter meeting was held Sunday 3 April 2016 between 1700-1800 at the American Legion Post 0048 located in Grand Ledge Michigan. 

15 people were in attendance. 

Business discussed:

  • The up coming trip to Atlanta for the Army Aviation Missions Solutions Summit
  • Discussion on fund raising events versus team building events
  • Changing the date of the Lansing Lugnuts, Quad-A game due to door gunnery in Grayling for the aaaaglc officers.  New date needs to be picked this month.
  • Upcoming events, Lugnuts Game, Tim Gordon 10 Miler
    •  Assign race duties by next meeting
  • Quad A conference in Atlanta 28-29 APR 16
    •   Nick White, Lee Fuller, Ron Ziehmer, Ricky Vasquez will attend
  • Scholarship fund and it's current state

**** Update to the Williams Family Fundraiser

The Williams Family Fundraiser was a success! We opened the doors a little early on Saturday and started serving around 4pm. The Williams family arrived shortly after (including Cheyenne), and stayed until the end of the evening. We raised $1036.00 before the dinner began, then donations kept coming in all night. We served nearly 200 meals, auctioned off 15 donated items, collected donations, and ran a 50/50 raffle. By the end of the night we collected an additional $6225.00. We kept on collecting on Sunday receiving an additional $1362.00. The totals were impressive: $13468.00 to date including the GoFund Me site. The Williams Family can rest more easily now, having a little breathing room from the financial burdens caused by Cheyenne's condition. The Williams Family and I would like to offer a heartfelt thank you for your support. The aviation family and local community really stepped up, which is truly humbling. 

The following business donated to the silent auction:

Red White and Barn-wood; The Log Jam; Cross Roads BBQ; Showroom Shine; Soaring Eagle Casino, Military Mahogany; JD Farms; Geerlings Quilts.

The following individuals and organizations deserve an honorable mention:

Michigan Senator Rick Jones; Michigan State Representative Tom Barrett; LTC Todd Fitzpatrick; 1LT Paul Fitzpatrick; 1SG Jeff Hamman; SSG Steve Suchek; SGT Kirgis; SSG Dan Gallagher; CW2 Keil Clough; CW2 Trevor Clough; 1LT Kevin Foerschler; Masonic Lodge 179, Grand Ledge; Army Aviation Association Great Lakes Chapter; Army Aviation Support Facility #1; 3-238th Family Readiness Group; American Legion Riders Post 48; AASF #1 Airport Association; Grand Ledge Armory; Co C 1-147th AASLT; Co B 1-147th AASLT.

March 2016 Members Meeting

March'sAAAA Great Lakes Chapter meeting was held Sunday 6 March 2016 between 1700-1730 at the American Legion Post 0048 located in Grand Ledge Michigan. 

11 people were in attendance. 

Business discussed:

  • The success of the Williams Family dinner held the night prior
  • The transition of our treasury position from Flavio Mosci to Kelly Carbary
  • The new aaaaglc.org website and Facebook page
  • Upcoming events, Lugnuts Game, Tim Gordon 10 Miler
    •   assign race duties by next meeting
  • Quad A conference in Atlanta 28-29 APR 16
    •   tabled for further discussion due to a conflict with the range calendar
    •   need names sent to nationals by 15 MAR 16 (funding for 4 people
    •   decision needs be made this week
  • Sponsoring a bowling event for Co B 1-147th on 2 APR 16
    •   AAAA-GLC President could not sponsor the event.  Need to resubmit to wider audience to include all members of AAAA-GLC
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Meetings are generally held on Sunday at 1700, once a month, at the American Legion, post 0048,  Grand Ledge, MI.  See the "news" section of this website for the next meeting time.