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AMA DISTRICT IV NEWSLETTER, EDITION 3

AMA DISTRICT IV NEWSLETTER, EDITION 3

AMA DISTRICT IV NEWSLETTER Volume 3, 2015 Hello District IV Members, It’s alive! The New District IV Website is up and running. The announcement was made at the Joe Nall last week during the National Membership Meeting that the new District IV website is live. You can get to it directly using either, www.amadistrict-iv.org or www.ama-d4.org. It was explained to everyone after the announcement, the website is like a child that will continue to grow and mature over time and currently with 18 authors feeding the posts, it will never get stale but have new and fun information added continually. We also have plans for additional features such as club newsletters and an event calendar which links to the club, field, GPS, and weather even on your smart phone. If you want to see an activity or offering not currently on the site just ask our Webmaster Jack Upchurch, webmaster@ama-d4.org. Also see the Contact Us page or use the Blog Authors email address on each page to contact us. Don’t forget about our Facebook page, www.facebook.com/amadistrictiv. It is growing and being used more and more and will focus on what’s happening right now with district, national, and activity news through timely postings. Come visit and Like Us so you will know when there is something new happening. I am pleased to introduce Rick Cawley, our newest Associate Vice President who lives in Fuquay Varina, NC (racbgc@embarqmail.com). He will be serving central North Carolina replacing Josh Bunn who has stepped down to enjoy and experience his growing family. We thank you Josh for the many years of service you have given the district and AMA. The Associate...

AMA DISTRICT IV NEWSLETTER edition 2

The long awaited release of the FAA NPRM with rules for the use of sUAS, was presented at a press conference Sunday February 15th at 10:30am EST. Initially it looks to be very favorable toward hobby and recreation. Below is an email from Dave Mathewson, the Executive Director of AMA, and a link to the response to members by AMA. Big thanks to Rich Hanson, Dave Mathewson and the AMA staff for the fine and hard work they have put in representing you, the member’s right to fly. DISTRICT IV is on FACEBOOK! Look us up and Like us at Academy of Model Aeronautics,District IV,  https://www.facebook.com/amadistrictIV,  and then stay up to date on what’s happening in the district and nationally. The New District Website is taking shape and we have a new Webmaster. Welcome Jack Upchurch, who can be reached at webmaster@ama-d4.org . We are in need of some volunteers in the areas of RC and others to create and maintain pages on the new site. If you think it would be something that you would like to do and have some knowledge about websites then let me know. Thanks go out to Steve Moulton, who has hung in there for a long, long time as our current Webmaster and is still maintaining our old website at www.amadistrictiv.org It’s too COLD outside to go fly so I hope everyone is getting their projects done so we can go have some fun when the weather breaks. Look on our Facebook page for events happening this year and post your own. The district is pushing for bigger and more events so...

AMA DISTRICT IV NEWSLETTER edition 1

District IV News The district needs your help. We are beginning the process of creating a new District IV website. I need two things from you all. First, I want your ideas on what you would like to have on the website such as the ability for clubs to post and share their newsletters, and add event calendar and pages dedicated to RC, FF, CL, and more. If you think it must have already been thought of, send it anyway. Second, I want to create a committee of members who enjoy and are familiar with developing and maintaining a website-whether that is for an AMA club or not. If you would like to be part of this committee, please send me an email with some of your accomplishments. “We have never seen anyone on our field from AMA,” was a common complaint I heard when traveling around the district. I have begun to fix that by doubling the number of Associate Vice Presidents (AVP). Please welcome Rusty Kennedy, from near Newport News, Virginia. Rusty is also the National Leader Member Program Coordinator. Also, Mark Smith, of Salisbury, North Carolina, who was an International Miniature Aircraft Association District IV director, and Terry Terrenoire, from Locust Grove, Virginia, who was a District II AVP for more than 20 years before moving to Virginia. Also new to the AVP roster are Mark Weiss, of Wilmington, Delaware, and David Trogdon, who lives near Fayetteville, North Carolina. Bob Sowder, from Troutville, Virginia, will be our FF AVP and John Tate, in Portsmouth, Virginia, will be our CL AVP and continue as our FF/CL contest...