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Jose Soto, District V Vice President; email@example.com
Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, Puerto Rico, South Carolina, Tennessee, US Virgin Islands
HI GANG. Thanks for all of your votes and
now, let’s get busy!
The AMA is working very hard and very
smart to make the organization more
accessible and to better serve the
membership. The education programs are
excellent and getting bigger and better. The
AMA Web site is a work in progress and it
looks great; again, only getting better. Visit
the Web site, navigate and get to know it. It
is for you!
Paul Verger, associate vice president in
Mississippi sent in this report.
November 20 was the WKRG TV Fly-In,
held in Mobile, Alabama. This was the last
fly-in of the fall season and it was a charity
toy collection event, held in conjunction
with the local television station WKRG and
was a major success.
The entry fee was any toy valued at $10
or more, and I’m happy to report that a large
percentage of the toys were well over the
Tony Farmer headed up the event and
was assisted by Frits Jetten. Tony reported
that more than 100 toys were collected from
74 registered fliers.
The event was reported by WKRG on the
6:00 news, and it was a very nice report. The
film crew stayed at the field for more than
an hour, filming and interviewing local
fliers. It was great!
Along with this was a very nice fly-in.
Registration was handled by Wayne
Boudreaux and the lunch crew was headed
by Alvin Reed. The hamburgers and hot
dogs were great.
Yes there was a raffle. Gift certificates
totaling $300 were given out in $10-$50
amounts from Mobile, Alabama’s
HobbyTown USA. HobbyTown also
donated the grand prize: an ARF!
Thanks to Frits Jetten for taking pictures
for me. It appears this will be repeated next
year, and you should plan to be there!
WKRG News 5’s cameraman Mic Ward and
reporter Blake Brown with TJ Rohyans.
A panorama of the group with the toys that
WKRG News 5’s cameraman Brad Gunther,
Susan Finizola, Enzo Finizola, and reporter
The Tangerine events that the Remote
Control Association of Central Florida has
held for the last four decades just get better
We just had the Tangerine Pattern
contest and the Tangerine Big Bird event.
These are two of six events held during
consecutive weeks, starting on the
Thanksgiving weekend and ending on the
first weekend of the New Year. Look for
coverage on the club’s Web site at
1930 Deanna Drive,
Apopka FL 32703; (407)
RC: Dick Tonan, 639
Knollwood Dr., La
Vergne TN 37086;
FF: Bob Thoren, 10002 Bluff Dr.,
Huntsville AL 35803; (256) 726-
CL: Bob Whitney, 456 Garvey Rd.
SW, Palm Bay FL 32908;
Associate Vice Presidents
Rick Grim, Harvest AL; (256) 503-
Ron Van Putte, Ft. Walton Bch. FL;
(850) 243-0207; firstname.lastname@example.org
Humberto Pomales, Kissimmee
FL; (407) 344-9123; zen120140@
Bob Dixon, Macon GA; rldixon3@
Paul Verger, Vancleave MS;
Jim Fender, Batesburg SC; (803)
Roger Marshall, Camden SC;
Owen Maupin, Chattanooga TN;
Frank Ponteri, Maryville TN;
For additional district officers and
volunteers, please see a previous
issue of MA or visit the District V
D i s t r i c t V V o l u n t e e r s
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