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Society for Aviation History

   Presidents Message for March, 2012

Our 2012 meeting year is off to a great start with the presentation by aviation artist and author Mike Machat on the Republic XR-11 Rainbow and the Hughes XF-11. See the meeting write-up in this newsletter for details. I was impressed to learn that four of our speaker's paintings are in the National Air & Space Museum's permanent collection!

Change in April Meeting Date

Because our scheduled April 7 meeting fell on Easter weekend, the meeting date was changed to the following Saturday, April 14. Please make the change in your calendars! The meeting information and reservation details are inside.

Summer Edition of Touch & Go

The expanded summer edition of Touch & Go is approaching and we're looking for member input. Articles, reviews of interesting people and places, and photos are always welcome. Stories and photos by our members is what makes Touch & Go such a success. Please contact Betty Veronico for submission information, and see our article writing guidelines on the website at: www.sfahistory.org/guidelines.htm

New Reward for Member Referrals

In the interest of keeping our membership numbers up and our costs down, the board voted to institute a more generous reward policy for bringing in new members. Instead of receiving a free one-year membership for referring five new members to SAH, you can now earn the free year with only three new member referrals! Better yet, this reward is continuous, which means you will receive a free membership year each time you achieve three member referrals, without regard to a calendar year basis. We appreciate those of you who have been spreading the word about SAH, and now we all have even more of a reason to bring friends to our meetings! See Page 6 for further details.

Reminder: $50 Charge for Attending Meetings without Reservations

Just a reminder that if you come to a meeting without having made a reservation (or without having made arrangements with Nick Veronico about paying at the meeting), SAH policy states that you will be charged $50 to attend the luncheon. There are a certain number of meals and seats at the meetings based on reservations, and it causes problems if members show up unexpectedly. If your plans change and you find you can attend a meeting after the reservation deadline has passed, don't let this keep you away. You will, however, need to contact Nick as soon as possible to make arrangements about paying at the meeting so he can add you to the restaurant's meal count.

Contribute to the SAH Website

Do you have a favorite aviation photo to share? Have you visited an aviation museum or event our members would enjoy learning about? Our website has a section for member photos - contact Roger Cain for instructions about adding yours. Roger's phone number is listed in the box to the right on this page.

Looking forward to seeing all of you at our meeting on April 14!

- Alice Hendricks


Past President Messages are linked below:

Jan 2012

Winter 2011

Summer 2011

May. 2011

Jan. 2011