Newsletter #3 20 April 2016
P.O. Box 966 MEDICAL LAKE, WA 99022-0966
2016 REUNION BOARD OF DIRECTORS Kyron Hall-Chairman
Allen Rosenbaum-Vice Chairman
Other members of our staff:
Bill Waters-Special Communications
KV Hall-Historian/Webmaster (.org)
Jon Kennedy – Webmaster (.com)
Bob Brubaker – Helicopter News
Larry Burke – Emails
Don Van Meter-ADA Specialist
Dale Potter – Hospitality
CHAIRMAN’S CORNER– Kyron Hall (email@example.com)
Last chance to get registerd for the 20th USAFHPA Reunion. You don’t want to miss
out on a great time. Old friends and new experiences.
We have about 20 rooms left at the Hilton Garden Inn so please make your reservation soon. Make your room reservations directly with the Hilton Garden Inn, Great Falls, MT: 1- 406-452-1000, or their webpage:
Send your Reunion Registration form not later than May 20, 2016 to: USAFHPA, P.O.Box 966, Medical Lake, WA 99022.
Tuesday,-July 12, 2016 – Glacier National Park tour. All seats are full. 2016 is the 100th Anniversary of the National Park Service.
Wednesday – July 13, 2016 – The meeting room will be open for Reunion Registration. The first event will be the evening Welcome Buffet at the Hilton. The Hospitality Bar will be open. Be sure to check out the “History Corner”.
Thursday – July 14 –Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center. Ryan Dam and the Great Falls of the Missouri River. Malmstrom AFB to visit the 40th Helicopter Squadron and lunch.
Friday – July 15 –Gates of the Mountains boat tour. A lunch will be available after the tour before the trip back to Great Falls. There are 40 seats left. (waiting list after that)
Saturday – July 16 –Business Meeting. We may get a bus to the local Farmers Market for the gals while the guys have their business meeting.
After our meeting – Charles M. Russell Museum. Evening -Photo session prior to the Farewell Banquet. Dress code for the Banquet is Casual.
We hope that all that have registered will be able to attend the reunion. However, any cancellations will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Just remember that the buses etc have been paid for in advance.
It is never too early to think about the next reunion. If anyone has any ideas, don’t be shy. There are plenty of previous hosts that will be glad to offer advice or assistance. You can always hire a planner to do the whole thing. What happened to the guy that thought of having one near West Point, NY with the WWI airplanes? Just a thought. I would like to go back to the Air Force Museum in Dayton some time.
At the 2008 San Antonio Reunion, many of us received a license plate holder with our association name on it. Some of them have faded or became bent or lost over the years and there are probably a number folks out there that don’t have one and would like one.
We are considering purchasing license plate holders for those that want one.
If you would like a new License plate holder to advertise our group, please let our Treasurer know at firstname.lastname@example.org not later than May 20, 2016.
Treasurer’s Corner – Bob Strout (email@example.com)
Form 990 has been filed electronically and accepted by the IRS. Copies of the filed report will be made available, should anyone request a copy.
Purchase of additional LIFE Membership money clips resulted in a net loss for the year of $1049. Copies of the Income/Expense Report are available upon request.
Overall, our Fund Balance on December 31, 2015 was $30,549.
New rosters are given out at reunions, upon dues renewal, or upon request.
I still have some hats available: I have four of the “Official” Air Force hat with Scrambled Eggs on the visor for $14 ea. Hats with the HPA Logo (seven) are $5. I have 20 recipe books left from the Charleston reunion @ $6 ea. Post-It-Note holders from Branson with 3×3 and 1×3 notes @ $4 ea. Credit Card cases w/ logo are $7.50 ea. Prices include Postage.
Check the mailing label of the newsletter for your Dues expiration date. Remember, LIFE and Auxiliary Members do not pay dues. All prior members whose dues expired before 2013 have been deleted from the current roster.
Special Communications – Bill Waters (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Members that have taken their “Final Flight” since the last reunion:
Jim Scarff – Mar 9, 2016
Joe Fouts – Jan 15, 2016
Bob McDougal – Jan 15, 2016
John Wilkinson – Oct 15, 2015
Hal Salem – Aug 6, 2015
John Fiser – Jul 14, 2015
Clark Lovrien – May 3, 2015
Don Damoth – Apr 12, 2015
Hoyt Hurt – Apr 1, 2015
Bob Arnau – Feb 24, 2015
Margie Schwab – Feb 17,
2016 Donna Strout – Feb 24, 2016
Handicapped Accommodation – Don Van Meter
We want all to attend this wonderful Reunion. So don’t let age and infirmities talk you out of attending. If you have a mobility or other handicapping concern please let our ADA guy know about your concern and any needs. We will work with you to help make this a great memory and enjoyable trip. Send an email or call Don Van Meter at email@example.com or 979-704-0124. He is ready to help. There will not be any long walks required. Just from the parking lot to the front door.
We are offering a Reunion Vest for purchase. The vest is Royal blue with our logo on the left front. Unisex sizes XS to 4XL available. Their sizing runs small so you might want to go a size bigger. Priced at $25 each. Pre- reunion order only.
Historians Corner – K.V. Hall (firstname.lastname@example.org)
The 1550th will inactivate this year. We would like to have a Heritage Days Event for
the 1550th at Kirtland AFB this summer. In looking over project dates, the original thought of June may be tight. We are thinking about August. This year is the 40th
anniversary of the 1550th at Kirtland and the 1550th is the predecessor to the 58 SOW. To my knowledge we have not had a Heritage days event with the 1550th and I think it is about time. In your contact with others ask them to let me know if
interested. The more interest the greater chance of this coming to fruition.
We have not picked an exact date as of yet. I was hoping to see some interest before sending out an exact date. Probably around the time of the Airshow this summer 4-5 June 2016 (but not set in concrete as of yet). Yes, you may give out my e-mail. I appreciate your help with this project!
“MALLOY, LAURA G GS-11 USAF AETC 58 SOW/HO”