Academic journal article Air Power History

From the President

Academic journal article Air Power History

From the President

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Thank you for the feedback.

After we described the state of the Foundation in the last issue of Air Power History, we heard from several of you. Two themes dominated the inputs--support for the vital function that our organization provides, especially Air Power History, and how to help. We personally responded to every note and welcome even more feedback.

At our annual membership meeting in May, we recapped our financials in detail, along with our efforts to make the most out of our available funds. In the face of diminishing corporate support, we need to rely more on the largess of our membership. This can come in the form of recruiting friends and colleagues to join, in addition to memorialization and dedication contributions.

At our last Board of Directors meeting we accomplished two important actions. We certified the membership's election of seven new board officers. I think that you'll agree that these individuals will be great assets for the Foundation as we face our many challenges. Second, we approved a budget that places our costs at a level commensurate with our foreseeable revenue.

There are two major decisions that you will notice. First, we can no longer afford a full-time executive director. Angela Bear, our executive assistant will keep the front office manned and handle member requests and keep our processes working. …

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