VAHS Richmond Chapter “Take Off”. On Wednesday, June 26th, we got together to get the Richmond Chapter off the ground. Standing in front of the Virginia Governor’s King Air #1 are some of the attendees who all are excited to see the Chapter get started.The meeting was attended by Fuzzo Shermer,Van Crosby, Ray Gill, Andrew Crider, Mark Flynn, Raymond Meade, Steve Rossie and John Ficklin.
Next meeting is being planned for August. Location to be determined. Maybe Chesterfield Airport (FCI). Still planning details.
The Hall of Fame Banquet will again be at the Hospitality House in Fredericksburg, October 19, 2019. Mark your calendars now, and check the website for more information as it becomes available.
And a reminder about a few easy ways YOU can help promote the VAHS:
1) Suggest to your local newspaper that the VAHS can be profiled in a short article, including information on how to join the Society. All of the VAHS office contact information is located inside the front cover of this newsletter; all you have to do is pass that information along.
2) If you have a special aviation event coming up—let us know. The VAHS has attractive new materials and light-weight display banners that are easy-to-transport and set up, along with our free Hall of Fame DVD’s that are more popular than candy! Simply contact the VAHS Office Manager, Sue Baker, to give the date of your event and check on availability of the VAHS materials and display, (540) 376-3265 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
3) Gift Memberships–The VAHS is eager to reach new members to enhance and sustain our aviation history audience—our life-blood. Give a friend or student a gift membership tod
The idea for the society was fostered by Morton W. Lester, a well-known Virginia aviation enthusiast from Martinsville, who saw the need to preserve and display rapidly disappearing aviation artifacts in Virginia.
Our mission is to inspire and capture the imagination by connecting people with the story of air and space in Virginia.
We will be the premiere association respected for inspirational programs in preservation, education and appreciation of Virginia air and space history for current and future generations.