Combining a love for aviation and the desire to help others in need, Lifeline Pilots is a volunteer pilot organization that transports people, usually for medical reasons, from where they are to where they need to go. They also fly kids, and some adults, to special camps and transport blood, organs and tissue for transplants. Lifeline Pilots covers the North Central Region, from the Canadian border to Missouri and Arkansas and from the Dakotas to Ohio on the east. At present there are about 325 pilots on the roster and last year they flew close to 400 missions. Lifeline Chairman Mike Auster travels from Chicago to speak about this interesting and worthwhile group.
Join us at the Greenbriar Country Club, 12665 Big Bend Boulevard. Social hour is 6:00 PM, dinner at 7:00 PM and Mike will give his presentation on Lifeline Pilots at 8:00 PM. Please call Ron Hyken at 636-591-9721 or Barbara Lane at 636-391-2669 for reservations. Reservations required by noon on June 5th.
The 1st Annual MPA Golf Tournament was a huge success. Everyone enjoyed the day and we will do it a gain next year. The 4 Player Scramble was held on 5-5-00 at Bear Creek Golf Club in Wentzvile, MO. There was a staggered start for the teams. Prizes were awarded for the Longest Drive on hole #15 to Adam Peine and Closest to the Pin on hole #6 went to Darren Wright. A late lunch was served in the beautiful Bear Creek Dining Room. A special thanks to Joe Hochnadel for coordinating the event with Bear Creek. Joe is a chapter member and is employed at the Outer Marker.
ELECTIONS - We will hold the election of Officers and Board Members at our June meeting. In order to be an officer, a member must have served on the Board of Directors for one year. We need volunteers to be Board members. The Board meets the third Wednesday of each month except for December. Meetings start at 7:30 PM and generally end shortly after 9:00 PM. Topics such as the following examples are covered: Treasurer's Report, Information from State Meetings, Flyouts, Guest Speakers, special meetings such as we had at the Aero Squadron, Wings Program, etc. etc. If you are interested or need additional information call Richard Baricko (636-458-4576), Barbara Lane (636-391-2668) or Candy Stewart (314-842-1720).
Labor Day Weekend AirShow at Spirit Airport featuring the Blue Angels.Volunteers are needed to work at the AirShow. Enjoy the AirShow up close and personal by being a volunteer. Work on the Hot Ramp, Static Ramp or MPA Booth. Sorry, but the Announcer's slot has already been filled by one of our members. If you are interested in working on the Hot or Static Ramps call Richard Baricko at 636-458-4576. Call Bob Crandell at 314-382-3923 if you wish to help out at the MPA Booth, which will be located on the Fair Grounds next to the Static Ramp.
MPA Bar-B-Que. Our yearly Bar-B-Que this year will be in August at the 94th AeroSquadron on Saturday, August 5th at 1300. There will NOT be a Wednesday night meeting. We'll sit outside under the tent and watch the planes. If it gets too hot you can cool off inside since we will have our usual private area. Mark your calendar.
A special congratulations to Laura Peine and Mike Young who were married on Saturday, May 13, 2000 at Hangar #2, Thunder Aviation. Spirit of St. Louis Airport. Billy Adams of the St. Louis Chapter officiated at the ceremony. The hangar was decorated with blue and white balloons and the background was a white jet with blue trim. When the wedding ceremony was concluded, the DJ played Frank Sinatra's, "Come Fly With Me." We wish them many years of happiness.
Shirts, Jackets, Caps, Sweatshirts, T-Shirts, Golf Shirts, etc. are now available with the Chapter's Logo. The quality of the items is top rate and the logo is machine stitched - not printed. A portion of the proceeds are donated to the Chapter's Treasury. Help support and show your pride in our chapter by wearing these destinctive items. Click on the photo on the left to see what is available, prices, etc. Thank you.
Plane Cookin' cookbooks are available. Spiral Bound 5 1/2 x 8 inches. $8 each.
You can purchase at the next meeting . Cookbooks always make great gifts.
You can also have one mailed to you for $10. Send your check payable to MPA to Donna Crandell, 2949 Arlmont Drive, St Louis MO 63121
Please remember the hungry and homeless. You may bring canned goods and personal items to the meeting. We will be happy to distribute to the Ladies of Charity in Normandy. They appreciate every donation.