Leader Member

It’s been awhile since my last post. I hope all of you are busy flying or building. Leader Members are busy keeping their clubs informed on AMA events and programs. Something to keep in mind is some programs have application deadlines so be sure to get the forms in before it’s too late. Did you [...]

Academy of Model Aeronautics salutes Veterans


The Academy of Model Aeronautics is very proud of the many veterans in its membership. On this day of national respect and remembrance, all of us would do well to pause and reflect on the many sacrifices generations of military families have given to protect and defend this great republic and all it stands for. [...]

Leader Member in Action (Update)

Great News. My previous post told you about a Leader Member who researched Camp AMA and briefed his club members, who were interested in sending a young member to Camp AMA. The club voted to provided funds and enough individual members gave donations that they are able to send him with almost all expenses paid. [...]

Leader Member in Action

For many flying season is about to begin. Time to get all the equipment checked and ready to go. New people will be coming to the flying fields looking to learn to fly. When I’m at my club field I make it a point to make sure any new member, prospective member, and guest is [...]

Leader Member Communications

What is the best way to communicate to a large group spread out across the U. S.? Blog, Email, USPS,Forums,Model Aviation, AMA Today ,AMA Insider all have advantages/disadvantages and as can be seen there are many choices. The best? I guess it depends on the material being sent and the response you’re seeking. USPS commonly [...]

It’s a New Year

On January 9th, I was very pleased to learn that AMA President Bob Brown, reappointed me LM committee chairman. This is a high honor and much appreciated. According to our president, this year’s focus should be on promoting model aviation, growing our membership as well as continuing to build youth outreach programming. A viable goal, I [...]

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