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   President's Message for January 2019

I hope everyone had a very merry Christmas and a great New Year; 2018 certainly went by very fast. I would like to thank all of our members and guests who attended our Christmas meeting and Annual Meeting on December 1. We had nearly 50 attendees this year. I would also like thank you again for your contributions to our annual "Teen Toy Drive." I know that the teens that receive your gifts will really enjoy them.

Our Christmas/Annual Meeting was held at the Old Spaghetti Factory in Redwood City. As usual the members and guests in attendance were treated to an excellent meal. Our guest speaker for this meeting was Capt. Tom Spink, USN (RET.), who spoke to us about the history of the Naval Air Station Moffett Field. Tom gave an interesting and informative presentation. As mentioned earlier, since this meeting was also our Annual Meeting election results were also announced. Please see the wrap-up of the meeting that appears later in this newsletter for details.

As we head into 2019, I would like to talk about keeping our society a growing, fun, and educational group. We are always looking for new members, so please remember that if you bring in three new members, you will get one-year of dues free. Also, if you have an idea for a guest speaker or a new venue to hold our meetings please let a board member know. The Society for Aviation History will only be as good as our members make it.

Our next meeting will continue our short Moffett Field theme and will be held at the Moffett Field Museum on Feb. 2. Put the history of Moffett Field as related by Tom Spink into practice and come to the airfield early. Take a drive around the historic base area and check out the hangars, and be sure to take a docent-guided tour of the museum. There's so much history there. Details about the meeting appear later in this newsletter.

See you in February, and as always, please tell and or bring a friend!

Rick Turner


Past President Messages are linked below and on following pages:

Nov./Dec. 2018

Sept./Oct. 2018

July/August 2018

May/June 2018

March/April 2018

Jan./Feb. 2018

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