PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE CONGRATULATIONS! Congratulations
Congratulations Congratulations Congratulations Deepest Regrets
for a super convention to Captain Guy Fortier, Chairman and his entire committee; Vice-Chairman, Captain Justin Livingston; Treasurer, Captain Herb Wheeler; Tours, Captain Chuck Lancaster; and to his vast array of helpers, including Joann Fortier, Barbara Livingston, Donna Wheeler to Katie Buchanan and her volunteers for a most active and congenial hospitality room (and her delicious hors d'oeuvres) to Vickie McGowan for her part in arranging for the hotel, tours, etc. Without her work and input, preparing for the convention would have been much more difficult. to Bob Dedman, past President, for his great leadership in promoting the convention and a special thanks to his lovely use for her support. to John Gratz and his brother, David, for advertising and promoting the convention so effectively in TARPA Topics. to all who attended and were rewarded with fellowship, tours, air races, gaming, hospitality room, banquet, etc. to all who were unable to attend - you missed one of the best conventions ever!
Although we had an excellent turnout for this convention, only a small percentage of our members attended. If you know someone who could have come but did not, share with them how great a convention it was and encourage them to join us on the cruise next fall. We are presently planning our 2004 convention which will feature a cruise. The exact details will be available in the near future. Although Bob Dedman's shoes will be hard to fill, I look forward to serving you as your new president and welcome any and all comments and suggestions. TARPA is an active and viable organization and can be only be sustained with your help. Our future success depends upon the active involvement of each of us. Try to reach out to cockpit crew members who have not joined us and encourage them to join. Hand them an enrollment form which is found in the aft portion of each TARPA Topics or consider making a gift of membership to one of them. With my best wishes for a happy, healthy year.
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