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AMA Foundation’s RC Resale hosts swap meet at IAC

Posted by on Jul 12, 2017 in Stories | Comments Off on AMA Foundation’s RC Resale hosts swap meet at IAC

On June 16 & 17, RC Resale hosted a swap meet at the International Aeromodeling Center (IAC). Hundreds of donated items were for sale, with all proceeds benefiting the AMA Foundation and the programs it supports. It was a fun two days of selling planes, meeting members, and hearing all the reasons why they shouldn’t take any more planes home. I lost count of the amount of times I heard ‘my wife won’t let me in the house with these’ or ‘I’ll have to sneak this in when my wife isn’t home’. But...

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AMA Foundation welcomes Bryan Wood to the Heritage and Legacy Societies

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AMA Foundation welcomes Bryan Wood to the Heritage and Legacy Societies

The AMA and AMA Foundation would like to thank Bryan Wood, of of Meridian, ID to both the Heritage and Legacy Societies. Bryan is greatly involved with AMA as Life Member, an AVP in District XI, annual Foundation donor, Contest Director, and he has been a lifelong modeler for over 35 years. Bryan, who is very active with his club and in his district has learned a lot about the AMA Foundation and the programs it supports by working with Mandee Mikulski, who serves as the AMA Foundation’s Director of Development. Through the years Bryan...

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Our first reception with flying, sun, and seashells

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Last year the AMA Foundation Board of Directors agreed that it would be a great idea if we promoted the AMA Foundation and all the great things it supports at the club level. I was really excited about this opportunity, because my favorite part of my job is getting to know members. When thinking about which club we should visit first, the On Top of the World R/C Flyers stuck out to me because the club members actually live in a gated retirement community that has its own field. The retirement community is one of our regular advertisers in...

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Son Honored His Father, AMA Member, Robert O’Connor With Memorial Brick

Posted by on Jul 6, 2017 in Donor Highlight | Comments Off on Son Honored His Father, AMA Member, Robert O’Connor With Memorial Brick

Robert O’Connor was born on May 24, 1929. As a kid in the 40’s, Robert built model airplanes and played stick ball. As with other families, his parents decided to move from the Bronx to the suburbs, to a little town called Mahopac, New York.   Robert’s love of flight followed him. He got the opportunity as a young adult to get flying lessons in a Piper Cub for helping out at the local airstrip. When he got married to his wife, Diane, they decided that his feet should stay on the ground. After Robert married, he decided to get into RC...

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Desert Eagles Flying Club Receive Club Recognition Award

Posted by on Jul 5, 2017 in Recognition and Reward Grants | Comments Off on Desert Eagles Flying Club Receive Club Recognition Award

The Desert Eagles Flying Club located in Idaho Falls, ID, recently received an AMA Club Recognition Award for $175. On June 24, the club hosted their annual Open House. This year, the club decided to make the event a fundraiser for the Idaho Food Bank. Spectators were given the chance to shoot paintball guns at moving model airplanes. For $2, a person was able to take ten shots. Every dollar that was raised was donated to the food bank. Several donors helped with the event. Gary Oswald G&H Paintball let the club use paintball guns and...

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