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Air Care 2000 Notice


Announcement and Registration Form

as used for the year 2000
Annual Conference of the Air Care Alliance

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

Hosted by Angel Flight East

We are proud to announce that this year's annual conference AIR CARE 2000 will be held at Brandywine Field near Philadelphia. Join us for a full day of seminars, speakers, brainstorming, and socializing with your fellow volunteers. We will finish the daytime sessions with our annual membership meeting, elections, and an open board meeting of the new board. Saturday evening provides an opportunity to enjoy our annual banquet.

This year's conference will be very special! We began the Air Care Alliance as a result of 1990's first conference on public benefit flying, held at AOPA headquarters in Maryland. At that meeting the many attending groups expressed their desire to form an organization to represent their common interests, host additional conferences, and provide an opportunity for those who love this work to share their experiences and knowledge.

The year 2000 provides 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 will make 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.

Early arrivers can share an informal social dinner Friday night, while after Saturday's events all participants may convene Saturday evening for our annual banquet.

Airports: Brandywine Field N99, Philadelphia International PHL, Chester County 40N, and Wings Field N67

AOPA members can click on the airport name on our website to access AOPA information on the airports.
The Desmond Hotel and others are providing special conference room rates          

Conference Registration and Coffee Hour   Saturday April 29  8:00 AM
Convene Conference   9:00 AM   -   Adjourn 5:30 PM
Banquet Social Hour 6:30 PM           Dinner 7:30 PM

Submit Your Nominations for the Media Award!
See the form below.

The schedule and registration form with hotel and local transportation information is included below and posted on our web site as well. For registration questions or to say you will be likely to attend please indicate so and how many will be with you - as quickly as possible. Address to Anita Quain at mailto:angeladmin@aol.com

To join the ACA mailing list send us a message with your contact information including your group.   Address to mail@aircareall.org .

For more ACA information visit our web site at www.aircareall.org


IMPORTANT: In order to help us prepare for your arrivals PLEASE REPLY TO OUR OFFICE IMMEDIATELY if you are likely to attend. You can mail the Registration Form later.

ANGEL FLIGHT EAST will be happy to assist you with any arrangements and answer any questions. Contact Anita Quain at Angel Flight East. Indicate number likely to be attending and your group affiliation. Send immediately to: mailto:angeladmin@aol.com or: Phone: (610) 940-1717 or Fax: (610) 940-1726



Delegates who arrive on Friday who wish to meet other ACA delegates can:

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

- enjoy an informal, no host dinner at the Desmond Hotel. Just show up there at 8 PM and ask to be seated with other ACA attendees.

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

8:00 AM: Registration and social coffee hour

9:00 - 12:00: In the morning we will address 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 will be provided at the Museum along with a luncheon presentation.

The afternoon will devoted to 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


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.

Award Presentation: Best public benefit flying promotion submitted for conference. ALL GROUPS: please submit examples of your newspaper story, award, TV news story, or other promotional effort to this same address for consideration for this year's award! Include a clean copy of the story, material, or video if possible.



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(tear-off portion of conference schedule pages, with return address for mailing)

Please Register the Following Persons to attend AIR CARE 2000 on April 29:

PRINT NAME (as desired on name tag)          Attend Conference?       Dinner?

1)                                                                    Y N                     Y N

2)                                                                    Y N                     Y N

3)                                                                    Y N                     Y N

4)                                                                    Y N                     Y N

5)                                                                    Y N                     Y N

(for additional persons continue the list on another copy of the form)

Number at Conference ___ x $110.00 = _______ plus  No. of dinners ___ x $45.00=_______

Total remitted: $____________ by included check #_________ or: MC___ VISA___

Print name as shown on card ________________________________________________________

Card Number ___________________________________________ Expires _____/_____

Signed ________________________________________________________

FAX COMPLETED FORM TO: 610-940-1726 BY Fax deadline   April 20, 2000

Or MAIL TO ADDRESS BELOW BY Mail Deadline          April 14, 2000

AIR CARE 2000 Host Committee
Angel Flight East
600 W. Germantown Pike, Suite 400
Plymouth Meeting, PA 19462

AFTER THOSE DATES call us at 610-940-1717 fax us at 610-940-1726 or email us at mailto:angeladmin@aol.com for late registrations and on-site registration information.

HOTEL INFORMATION: call and make your reservation as soon as possible - rooms are rapidly filling up.

Desmond Hotel: A block of rooms has been set aside. When filled additional rooms will be made available at the special rate subject to availability.
The Desmond is the official conference hotel.
Rate $89.00 single or double. Reservations: 800-575-1776
Indicate Special Group Rate: "Air Care Alliance /Air Care 2000"

Summerfield Suites: (about 1/2 mile from the Desmond)
Rate $50.00 one bedroom suite - $100.00 two bedroom suite. Reservations: 610-296-4343
Indicate Special Group Rate: "Air Care Alliance /Air Care 2000"