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   President's Message for Jan./Feb. 2018

As your incoming president for 2018, I would first like to wish all of our members a very happy New Year. Secondly, I would like to thank our once again Past-President Nick Veronico for his service. Also, I would like to thank Mike Stein for his time on the board of directors and welcome back Dave Osgood for a second tour on the board.

Those members and guests who attended our December Christmas meeting were treated to a new venue, the Radisson Hotel in Oakland. I hope you all liked it. Our guest speaker was Col. Cesar A. "Rico" Rodriquez (USAF ret.) who discussed his experiences as a USAF F-15 pilot, including how he shot down three MiGs. His talk was both entertaining and educational.

As has been mentioned in recent newsletters, 2018's annual dues are now due and payable. As has also been mentioned, annual dues are now $35. If you have not already paid your 2018 dues, please get them in as soon as possible.

The December annual meeting is also time for board elections. Results were announced and the board selected officers for the coming year. The 2018 Society for Aviation officers are: President - Rick Turner, Vice-President - Ron Close, Secretary - Betty Veronico, Treasurer - Dan Morgan, Past-President and Director at Large - Nick Veronico, and Directors at Large - Roger Cain, Byron May, Dave Osgood and Ron Strong.

As you will see in this newsletter, our first general meeting will be on Feb. 3, and pilot, author, and historian Scott Thompson will be returning as our guest speaker. Thompson will be discussing the state of B-17 preservation and "new build B-17s". I for one am really looking forward to it!

I am also looking forward to serving as your president in 2018, and will, with your help, try to continue to make it a fun, educational, and growing organization.

See you in February and bring a friend!

Rick Turner


Past President Messages are linked below and on following pages:

Nov./Dec. 2017

Sept./Oct. 2017

July/Aug. 2017

May/June 2017

March/April 2017

Jan/Feb. 2017

Nov./Dec. 2016

Sept./Oct. 2016

July/Aug. 2016

May/June 2016

March/April 2016

Jan./Feb. 2016

Nov./Dec. 2015

Sept./Oct. 2015

July&Aug. 2015

May/June 2015

March/April 2015

Jan./Feb. 2015

Nov./Dec. 2014

Sept./Oct. 2014

May/June 2014

March/April 2014