One of the photos I would like to use that illustrates Camp AMA is on the AMA Flicker site. Maybe you can get the original. https://www.flickr.com/photos/modelaircraft/14519138052/in/set-721576448... I downloaded it and attached it also but I don’t think it’s good enough quality.
“These AMA Campers are having fun! Learn how to win a free Camp AMA scholarship. Details in this month’s column.
Also I downloaded from flicker a club laying down a runway. https://www.flickr.com/photos/modelaircraft/14586062583/in/set-721576450... Hopefully you can obtain a better quality photo. The caption would be
Do you need a new runway? AMA has money to help improve your flying site. See column for details.
Did you know AMA has money give to your club? If you were unaware of this, I would like to inform you about two successful programs available from AMA to assist your club.
One is the Flying Site Development/Improvement Grant. In 2014, AMA awarded nearly $30,000 to charted clubs through this program. The grant will cover up to 10% ($4,000 maximum) of the expense for making improvements to your club’s flying field and facilities.
Use the money to build a club pavilion, improve the runway, gravel your access road, and more. The application deadline is March 1, 2015, and the application must be submitted to me for my approval and I submit it to a committee by March 15, 2015.
For more information email Erin Dobbs at AMA. Erin’s email is: email@example.com, or call (765) 287-1256, extension 272.
Take off And Grow (TAG): Does your club want to introduce model aviation to youth, newcomers, friends, and neighbors? Does your club want to receive local recognition and benefits for being active in your community?
If you answered yes, you will want to learn more about the AMA’s TAG grant program. The TAG program has helped clubs promote model aviation primarily by inviting the community to try model aviation utilizing buddy boxes with trainers.
For 2015, the program has been expanded to include not only buddy boxing but also promoting your community flying events such as your club’s annual fly-in, National Model Aviation Day, or a mall show. You name it and if it helps your club promote aeromodeling in your area, these funds are available to assist you. The application deadline is February 1, 2015. For more information, email Jessy Symmes at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call (765) 287-1256, extension 516.
District III Camp AMA Scholarship Award: Do you know a youth pilot between 13 and 19 who loves model aviation and can’t get enough of it? Wouldn’t it be great to see this flier become a better pilot and take his/her model activity to a new level?
These young men and women need to attend Camp AMA, a week-long summer camp held June 7-13, 2015, at the International Aeromodeling Center in Muncie, Indiana. Campers are given the opportunity to learn and work on their flying skills with some of the best RC pilots in the world.
Campers will get the chance to work personally with instructors Nick Maxwell and Andrew Jesky. These AMA Youth Ambassadors will help the campers work on techniques as well as show the kids’ flight demonstrations. The cost of this unique experience is $795.
Now here is the best part. District III will sponsor one youth member to attend Camp AMA. It takes one member or club to nominate a deserving individual. All that is required to enter is for the young pilot to write a one-page essay on why he or she wants to attend Camp AMA.
Send the essay to Jessy Symmes at AMA and it will be judged by a committee to choose a winner for District III. The deadline to enter is March 15, 2015, and the winner will be announced at the Toledo show in April 2015. Please spread the word and help a deserving youngster attend what will be one of the greatest model aviation experiences of their lifetime. For more information, contact Jessy Symmes at email@example.com, or call (765) 287-1256, extension 516.[dingbat]