most important thing I’d like this newsletter to convey is the fact that our
chapter will be holding its AGM on the 11th April and that you
should, if at all possible, be there. Details
of when and where are noted below. Seriously, do try and come along and
make your feelings known about how the chapter should be run. This will be
my last newsletter as president so that should give you a hint as to one of the
jobs up for grabs.
has been a bit of misunderstanding surrounding what’s happening with regard to
the 2007 fly-in. To the best of my knowledge, the following is the basic outline
of what’s gone on and what is now planned.
our last AGM we decided that our chapter would not be involved in running the
2007 fly-in and it was our intention that the national executive should be
informed of this decision. For one reason or another it seems that
information never got through, (officially anyway). The Otago chapter
indicated that they would be interested in running the event and some
information was given to them, by our members who organised the 2005 event, to
help them get things under way. It seems the Otago group didn’t let the
national body know of their offer either. So,
when the executive got a proposal from the Ashburton Aviation museum, via a
person who is both an SAA member and a museum member, to run the event on behalf
of the SAA at Ashburton, they decided it was worth pursuing.
To that end a meeting will be held at the Ashburton Aviation museum on
Sunday 29th April where members of the SAA national executive and the
museum people will try to come to some arrangement for the event.
feel that as a chapter we should stick to our intention not to run the event as
a chapter initiative, but if anyone wants to be involved on a personal basis,
they should go to the meeting on the 29th and offer their services.
Finally, thanks to everyone who has supported the things we’ve done as a chapter over the last year. Good turnouts to chapter events justify the effort of arranging them. See you at the AGM………..
Finally, a couple of items of
“Bacon and eggs - A day's work for a chicken, a lifetime commitment for a
“The gene pool
could use a little chlorine.”
“The reason some people appear lost in thought is because it’s unfamiliar territory.”