Wednesday, June 4th

Our speaker for this month will be Lt. Col. Larry Kuban of the Civil Air Patrol in the St Louis region. LtCOL Kuban will provide us with a brief history of the Civil Air Patrol and its activities. The Civil Air Patrol has more than 56,000 members, including 22,000 cadets ages 12-21, Eight geographic regions, 52 wings, 1,500 units in all. National Headquarters at Maxwell Air Force Base, Ala., with 100 support staff. It has the world's largest fleet (530) of single-engine, piston aircraft. They performs 90 percent of nation's inland search and rescue missions (you did close your flight plan - didn't you?).

Our private room opens up at 1800 with Dinner ($18/person) being served at 1900. LtCOL Kuban's presentation will be at 2000.

Please, please call Candy Stewart by May 30th at 314-651-7097 so that we can give an accurate count to Sunset Lakes Banquet Center.

Don't forget, we are now meeting at Sunset Lakes Banquet Center, 13366 W Watson Road, Sappington, MO 63127. For door-to-door driving directions Click Here.

Saturday, June 28th

Hopefully the weather in June will be better than it was in May.
The June Fly Out will be held on Saturday, June 28th to Fulton, MO (FTT). We'll have an early lunch at a really good restaurant named Beks. Then take our rental transportation to the Winston Churchill Memorial and Library located on the campus of Westminster College. This is the site of Churchill's famous Iron Curtain speech. The memorial was founded in 1969 to honor the life and legacy of one of the greatest leaders of the 20th century. It is housed within the Church of St. Mary the Virgin, Aldermanbury, a 12th century church, redesigned by Sir Christopher Wren in 1677. The church was relocated to Fulton from the middle of London. Cost: Adults - $6.00, seniors, AAA, AARP - $5.00.

Since we will be leaving from the airport and need transportation, it is definitely necessary to know how many people we will have join us. Please plan your arrival by 1100 since we will have lunch at 1130 before going to the Winston Churchill Memorial. Let Sue Smith know if you will be joining us. Call her at 636 274.3663 or send her an email.

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Annual Elections

The Saint Louis Chapter Nominating Committee submits the following slate of nominees for the upcoming year:

President Gary Johnson
Vice President Art Stewart
Secretary Barb Lane
Treasurer Candy Stewart

For Members of the Board of Directors:

Ken Dressel
Curt Springmeier
Ann Sudekum
Joe Sudekum
Mark Weber

These officers will be voted on at our June 4th meeting. Thanks to all members who have agreed to serve as officers and help make our chapter the active organization it is!

MPA State Convention

May 15-18, 2008

Sixteen St. Louis Chapter members enjoyed the 54th MPA state convention held May 15-18, 2008 at Branson MO in conjunction with the USPA spring meeting. Over 100 attendees enjoyed the awards luncheon with guest speaker Mickey Gilley, as well as the other activities and shows.

St. Louis Chapter won the attendance trophy for having the most members present and we also won the Wings seminar participation award for having the most members attend FAA Safety Seminars!

Congratulations to Hubert Looney for being elected to 2nd Vice President of the MPA. And congratulations to Art Stewart and Jo Ann Johnson, who were elected to the state Board of Directors.

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