Announcement: PRA National Convention 2013"Mentone" PRE-Planning Meeting May 29 7:30

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Announcement: PRA National Convention 2013"Mentone" PRE-Planning Meeting May 29 7:30

Announcement:

PRA National Convention 2013 "Mentone" PRE-Planning Meeting: May 29. 7:30 Eastern to 8:30 pm Eastern.

If you have any comments, ideas, donations, recommendations, would like to be a vendor, would like to see a vendor, would like to be a volunteer, would like to see or give a presentation, seminar or class please let us know ASAP.

Send your information to: [email protected]

Please note: We would very much like to hear all comments and ideas and all will be considered. The ideas and programs with the best chance of succeeding are those submitted by someone who is willing to back them up with some resources.

If you would like to participate in the pre-planning meeting let us know in the email. You can attend the meeting by phone, computer or with some tablets (ipad / android ).

If you would like to register for the convention or would like more information please go to www.PRA.org or call the PRA office at: (574) 353-7227.


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Way to go Tim. I love audience participation.

Lets us know how we can all make the 2013 PRA Convention "the" destination for 2013.

Just a dream at this stage, We need someone to escort Ken Wallis to, and from, England. Ken still gets around well enough but airport terminals, etc. can be a bit much for anyone, let alone someone in his nineties. I'm certain we can raise the money to bring Ken here. He sure would be a headliner. Ms Springer drew a happy crowd at Bensen days. How amazing would it be to see Springer & Wallis in one place?
 

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Thank you Tom!

Re: Ken W.

Rick Whittridge contacted him about last year's convention. I might be wrong but I thought he had some health concerns about long distance traveling at the time. Perhaps that has changed or with enough support he would be willing to do it.

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Would it be possible to arrange some help for Ken at airports at each end, without the expense of funding an additional round-trip transatlantic airline flight?

Or, for that matter, an enthusiast in the UK who's always wanted to visit Mentone?
 

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Well I'm sure this is going to go over like a fart in church but how about holding it somewhere that isn't in the middle of nowhere ?
 

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Well I'm sure this is going to go over like a fart in church but how about holding it somewhere that isn't in the middle of nowhere ?
As in an urban/suburban area where Experimental should not be crank-n-banking or as in someplace closer to where you live?

If the answer is the latter, that would be great, we can always use MORE fly-ins.

If you live in Utah and FL you already have 2 major fly-ins in your state(s).



It is way too late to move the convention as people have been making reservations for months, and few other places have the facilities and a gyro-friendly situation as Mentone.

However, another fly-in could be a great thing.

A small chapter-type fly in could still be put together this year, something larger could be done for next year.

Do you have an airport in mind?

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Conveniently Located Autogiro Events.

Conveniently Located Autogiro Events.

Well I'm sure this is going to go over like a fart in church but how about holding it somewhere that isn't in the middle of nowhere ?
I like Mentone and its proximity to AirVenture is a plus.

Having the national event in Indiana seems to me to be a good thing.

There are a lot of wonderful people who volunteer to help at Mentone.

It seems like the PRA has the USA covered with chapter events in Florida, Utah, California and Texas.

Thank you, Vance
 

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Yeah, I kind of figured I'd be in the minority with that suggestion :). But seriously I don't even find any motels listed for Mentone and no, I wasn't suggesting we change it for this year. I grew up in the Midwest and spent many years plotting my escape !
 

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I love to visit the Midwest.

I love to visit the Midwest.

There are a plethora of very nice motels in nearby Rochester, Warsaw and Plymouth if you don’t want to stay at the airport.

I usually stay in Rochester because I enjoy the ambiance and it is near the Fulton County Airport (RCR) which even has hangar space available.

Of course they also have the charming Warsaw Municipal Airport (ASW) and the equally cordial Plymouth Municipal Airport (C65); all in less than 17 nautical miles from Mentone (C92).

I love to visit the Midwest and enjoy the friendly Midwestern culture and the unique cuisine.

Thank you, Vance
 

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BUMP!

The pre-planning meeting is tomorrow and BOD meeting is tonight.

If you want to be invited to the meeting let me know!

Get your ideas and comments in soon!

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My email address for Murry is missing. Anyone have a good email for him?
 

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J.R. I tried to send you an invitation but your email settings must be incorrect.

"Remote host said: 554 delivery error: dd This user doesn't have a yahoo.com account"

Please send me your exact email address so I can send you the invitation.
 

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Next meeting is tomorrow at 8:30pm - 9:30pm EASTERN.

Email me for contact information.

Join by phone or internet.

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Next meeting is tomorrow at 8:30pm - 9:30pm EASTERN.

Email me for contact information.

Join by phone or internet.

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Hurry email Tim right now we need you...

Thanks for the heads up on PRA Convention Planning Meeting here and by email!
Tomorrow is Thursday June 20th... correct?

And it's spring forward fall back, so it's still daylight savings time here so it's 5:30 PM PDT? Correct? just verifying for us the rest of us PST'ers! I've blown this before!!
IDEAS and SOLUTIONS NEEDED!!!
This is an invitation to any PRA member and our PRA leadership is reaching out to all of us. Thank you!
If you participate, all are welcome, instead of after the event saying I wish we could have done this or had this at the convention... you could be saying I helped make it better and we had everything members and I wanted!

We are looking for the problems however, please have at least ONE SOLUTION for each problem you see/understand.
I do not care how bad you think your solution is; it's better than no solution. All participants can then help make your solution better and the BOD will continually make it better. That's what a positive BOD does, takes your needs and idea's and them provides members with the tools to meet those needs! If all members say nothing and we do not provide solutions or make our personal needs known to the BOD... it is almost impossible for a BOD to ever bring meaningful change to any organization! = It's the members fault for not communicating what they want as much as the BOD in that case.. isn't it?

What we are asking for are problems you see to make it better, more organized, easier to find instruction & promotion rides and other thing you see, flight contests or ground schools games, IDEA's for other things you can think of that are not mentioned here.
Think of ideas like methods to raise funds, like sending emails to manufactures of products we all use asking for donations of their products to auction off or give away at the contests and games you all come up with at this online or on phone meeting.

You need to RSVP to get an account so please hurry we could use your creative talents my friends!!! :peace:

PS: you need a phone or a computer and headset with microphone or equivalent and think you can use your camera if you have one = camera not needed!
And you need an email back for Tim with a link to download the SAFE software and run it before the meeting so please hurry!
 
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Bump as it's tonight and time is running out!
 

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John- Its tomorrow night...Thursday night.

Stan
OK this is an example, time and I are not good friends, how did I pick up a day this week?

I think I had what day it was figured this morning the meeting is tomorrow the 20th which is tomorrow!

Thanks buddy, when it comes to what day or sometimes what month it is I'm going to need help, it's getting better I did not use to know exactly what year it was only 4 years ago until I came home to help take care of mon!!!
 
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The meeting really is tonight!

8:30pm - 9:30pm EASTERN.

Join by phone or internet.

PS:
I checked the calendar this time!

Hurry email Tim right now we need you...

Thanks for the heads up on PRA Convention Planning Meeting here and by email!
Tomorrow is Thursday June 20th... correct?

And it's spring forward fall back, so it's still daylight savings time here so it's 5:30 PM PDT? Correct? just verifying for us the rest of us PST'ers! I've blown this before!!
IDEAS and SOLUTIONS NEEDED!!!
This is an invitation to any PRA member and our PRA leadership is reaching out to all of us. Thank you!
If you participate, all are welcome, instead of after the event saying I wish we could have done this or had this at the convention... you could be saying I helped make it better and we had everything members and I wanted!

We are looking for the problems however, please have at least ONE SOLUTION for each problem you see/understand.
I do not care how bad you think your solution is; it's better than no solution. All participants can then help make your solution better and the BOD will continually make it better. That's what a positive BOD does, takes your needs and idea's and them provides members with the tools to meet those needs! If all members say nothing and we do not provide solutions or make our personal needs known to the BOD... it is almost impossible for a BOD to ever bring meaningful change to any organization! = It's the members fault for not communicating what they want as much as the BOD in that case.. isn't it?

What we are asking for are problems you see to make it better, more organized, easier to find instruction & promotion rides and other thing you see, flight contests or ground schools games, IDEA's for other things you can think of that are not mentioned here.
Think of ideas like methods to raise funds, like sending emails to manufactures of products we all use asking for donations of their products to auction off or give away at the contests and games you all come up with at this online or on phone meeting.

You need to RSVP to get an account so please hurry we could use your creative talents my friends!!! :peace:

PS: you need a phone or a computer and headset with microphone or equivalent and think you can use your camera if you have one = camera not needed!
And you need an email back for Tim with a link to download the SAFE software and run it before the meeting so please hurry!
 
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John- I can't make it. We are with Barbara's mom in the hospital.
Family 1st!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I'm so sorry yon and Barb are going through this!!!
Give my love to Barb!
 
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