Bob Brown receives the donation to the Cliff Telford Memorial Fund from
Taryn Seaholm as Tom Scott looks on. NMPRA collected $2,780, which
was matched by an anonymous donor. Photo by Jenni Orebaugh.
More SIGs should
help charitable causes
Wow, where did the summer go? I hope your flying experiences this year have been positive.
The hospitality extended to my wife
and me at various events is much
The members of the National
Miniature Pylon Racing Association
(NMPRA) should be commended
for their fundraising efforts at the
Nats again this year. With a raffle and
individual donations, the NMPRA
raised $2,780 on behalf of the Telford
Scholarship fund. An anonymous
donor matched the money.
In two years, this Special Interest
Group has raised nearly $13,000 in
scholarship donations. Thank you to
all involved. A similar charitable effort
should be considered by all of our
The 11th annual Student Unmanned
Air Systems Competition was held
recently at Webster Field in Patuxent
River, Maryland. Thirty-five teams
from various colleges competed for
$51,300 in prizes.
Cornell University placed first,
closely followed by the students from
North Carolina State. The president
of the North Carolina
team was RJ Gritter, one
of AMA’s outstanding
young leaders. He is a
super aerobatic pilot
and one of the primary
instructors at Camp
We are proud of you.
You can find additional
information at www.
AMA’s FAI teams were successful in
the various FAI World Championships
this year. Congratulations to all of
those who competed in this pinnacle
The efforts generated by our
competitors are extreme and to bring
home a medal is
are those who
to allow them to
finish of Model
Jay Smith and
Liz Helms, in
Am contest at
the Indoor Nats.
the AMA staff.
National Model Aviation Day
included the efforts of 176 AMA
clubs. Although many efforts included
fundraising, the real benefactors
were AMA members. These selfless
people must be commended for their
You will soon receive your ballots for
the AMA election. This year, the offices
of president and vice presidents in
Districts I, V, and IX are up for election.
Please support the election process and
vote for your choice.
I urge you to read the campaign
statements beginning on page 145
in this issue of MA or on the AMA
website. Ballots can be returned with
your dues payment because the ballots
will be counted at AMA Headquarters.
Voter apathy should not include you.
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