Heritage Group’s Board of Governors met for its annual meeting in Washington
this April. The Board welcomed returning
members Bob Ellis (Executive Director, Kalamazoo Air Zoo), Chris
Manager, Imperial War Museum Duxford, UK), Sven Scheiderbauer (Director,
National Norwegian Aviation Museum), Dee Hanson (Executive Director,
Alaska Airmen’s Association) and Jeff Cannon (Vice President, HSMM - Hayes, Seay, Mattern, Mattern)
back to the board as well as new members Cathy Allen (Director, College Park
Aviation Museum) and Kip Kirkland (Executive Director, Poplar Grove
Vintage Wings & Wheels Museum), all
of whom have been elected to the board for a new two-year term ending at
the annual general meeting in 2010.
President reviewed AHG's past year, and asked for any comments from
the board. The suggestion was made that now that we have a full working BOG
that we start to fill out the committee assignments necessary to move the work
of the organization along. The president will meet with the executive committee
and start recruiting members for the various committee assignments thought
necessary by the Board at this time.
Members also talked about having an AHG presentation as part of Mutual
Concerns next year. Members were asked
to come up with some suggestion as to what might be the topic(s) of such a
session. There was also discussion of
having smaller, regional sessions on a single topic of interest to members
during the year at locations where we have not had Mutual Concerns meetings, in
order to broaden the outreach of AHG for our members’ benefit. Some suggestions
for topics were discussed, and the President said he would ask the executive
board to determine if we are in a position to hold such a Seminar at this stage
in the organization’s development.
agreed that the group was moving ahead in the right direction and that the web
site was beginning to prove its value. Ms. Dahm, AHG Technical Coordinator, was
present to answer any website-related questions from the board. It was decided that she, Ben Kristy and Bill Sheridan are an ad-hoc
committee that responds to member’s questions and problems on the web
site. She handles technical questions about
the site and Ben and Bill address content and other issues. She said this has worked well so far and both
Ben and Bill indicated they would continue to work with Casey in this capacity.
The board adjourned, with the next meeting scheduled for later this year.
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