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AIR CARE 2000

       


Information Regarding Our Annual Conference

Held on Saturday, April 29, 2000
At the fabulous
American Helicopter Museum
on Brandywine Field, West Chester, Pennsylvania  N99

Hosted by Angel Flight East

Air Care 2000 was a great success!  Representatives of a number of groups gathered at the American Helicopter Museum and shared ideas and experiences from their last year of activities.  We discussed a number of important topics affecting the future of public benefit flying, and elected our leaders for the next year.  In the evening we enjoyed greeting old friends and meeting new ones at our annual dinner.   

The year 2000 provided us the opportunity to review our last ten years working together and to set the direction for the Air Care Alliance for the future. Together we made decisions that ensure our mission is beneficial for all public benefit flying volunteers and for the many organizations formed to support the needs of patients and our communities.

You are invited to look at photographs of the event taken by Angel Flight of Georgia and which they published on their website at  http://www.angelflight-ga.org/aca.htm

CLICK ON PHOTO to see many pictures from AIR CARE 2000

In addition, we have published the AIR CARE 2000 schedule below.  Please feel free to ask us about the events if you have any questions by sending a message to mail@aircareall.org.

AIR CARE 2000 PROGRAM SCHEDULE:

PRECONFERENCE events:

- an informal reception between 5 and 7 PM at the American Helicopter Museum

- informal, no host dinner at the Desmond Hotel at 8 PM 

CONFERENCE SATURDAY: 8 AM to 5PM at the American Helicopter Museum.

8:00 AM: Registration and social coffee hour

9:00 - 12:00: Topics of concern to all public benefit flying organizations. Topics will include:

bulletACA's new telephone/website referral system; discussion of groups' website issues and resources
bulletRecap of legal topics; recent "charity" flying issues and regulations; deductions revisited, and use of the "Compassion" call sign. Future goals for regulatory treatment.
bulletModest media campaigns that build support for your group, your airport, and general aviation.
bulletHow large organizations operate; growing pains: hiring paid staff vs. remaining all volunteer

12:00 Lunch at the Museum along with a luncheon presentation.

The afternoon topic focused on the direction and future of the Air Care Alliance:

bulletReview of our ten years' accomplishments and issues
bulletAn open (really!) discussion of ACA; where do we go from here?
bulletThe annual Membership meeting
bulletProposals for choice of bylaws, state of incorporation, and organizational structure
bulletElection of Directors and Nomination of Officers
bulletBrief annual meeting of new Board of Directors
bulletElection of Officers

POST-CONFERENCE EVENTS:

6:30 Cocktail & Social Hour Reception at the Desmond Hotel

7:30 Dinner: Speaker - Peter Wright - Founder of the American Helicopter Museum. The capabilities and special missions of the helicopter.

 

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