FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
The Spaatz Association Elections for 2013 have ended. Thank you to everyone who voted.
This year saw the re-election of many Board members, as well as the introduction of two new faces.
Janon Ellis (#661) was elected to position of National Vice President, after serving in the role since the 2012 resignation of former TSA President Steve Austen. Bruce Krell (#44) secured your votes to return as the National Treasurer.
I would also like to welcome our newest Board members. Amanda Folberg (#1812), who was elected to fill Director seat number 9, and Antonio Barroso (#1437), who has accepted an appointment as Alternate Director.
Returning elected Directors include Austyn Granville, Jr. (#579), Sandie Aurich (#894), Bob Mattes (#445), and Alan Dickinson (#524), who moved from the Alternate Director slot to Director seat number 5.
These elections are effective as of 1 September, 2013.
The following current board members will stand for election in 2014:
- National President Ted Bowlds (#290)
- National Secretary Michael Hower (#895)
- Director 2 Brian Campbell (#1219)
- Director 4 Michael A. Provencher (#1416)
- Director 6 Matthew Heffron (#1450)
- Director 8 Lawrence Trick (#452).
Departing the board are Directors Jeffery Mueller (#1406) and Richard Benet (#1031). We sincerely appreciate their hard work and dedication to the organization.
For those elected, re-elected, or currently serving, we look forward to a great year. Through your cooperation and dedication, we will help make the Association a great fraternal and benevolent organization that works to develop tomorrow’s leaders…today!
Ted F. Bowlds, #290
The Spaatz Association, Inc.
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Thank you for your support as we work to improve Your Spaatz Association.
Michael J. Hower, #895
The Spaatz Association, Inc.
We have only one week left in the 2013 annual elections. The polls close on 25 August!
The Board of Directors invites you as a Lifetime member, dues paying member, or first year Spaatzen to weigh in on the selection of this year’s Board seats. We have a highly competitive group of candidates competing for this Leadership opportunity. Please visit our Elections page for additional information on the elections process, or visit the Candidate Biography Page for information on each individual.
- To vote go to elections.spaatz.org
- Enter your Voter ID (as provided via separate email)
- Enter your Voter ID again for confirmation
- Select the candidates you wish to vote for.
You can only vote one time. After you submit your votes, your Voter ID will be invalidated.
If you haven’t received your Voter ID yet (as of 26 July), please contact me at email@example.com.
If your membership has expired and you wish to vote in this year’s election, first UPDATE your online contact information, then RENEW your membership online. It will take approximately two days for your new membership expiration to be recorded in our voting system and for you to receive your Voter ID.
Results will be posted on/about 26 August 2013.
On 1 July 2013, Dr. Faith Vilas, Spaatz #132, recreated her grandfathers historic flight across Lake Michigan.
From coverage by WNDU-16′s Tricia Harte:
The 61-year-old pilot and scientist for the Planetary Science Institute returned to her family’s old stomping grounds in the Michigan-Chicago area to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the first flight.
“He wanted to do this flight, it was important for him to do it was one of his big goals,” said Vilas at a pre-flight press conference. For Faith Vilas, a third generation pilot, commemorating her grandfather’s accomplishment has been in the works for nearly five years.
“I specifically remember one time when we sat in an old home had had in Florida, and he just sat there telling us old aviation stories, old flying stories: ‘Oh I met Orville and Wilbur,’ and did all this other stuff” recalled Vilas.