Thank you to this our March social sponsor, Lockheed Martin. Joshua McCall, Samantha Vincenti, Debbie Berry, and Mike Garretson (president of Central Florida Chapter AAAA) recognizing Lockheed Martin for their recent sponsorship.
The 25th Annual
International Women in Aviation Conference which took place March 6th through
March 8th was recently held at Disney’s Coronado Springs. Participants from all
over the globe were immersed in the tactics and strategies necessary for
successful aviation careers. Increasing attendance numbers of 3,300
participants in 2013, more than 4,500 women and men from all segments of the
aviation industry attended the event.
conference, held in 1990 in Prescott, Arizona, had only five tabletop displays.
In recent years, exhibitors representing a range of aviation areas fill a large
space. Women and men who are controllers, pilots, commercial sector, general
aviation, and many more come together for the event. Conference attendees are
presented with industry research and information for any questions they may
have. They also have the opportunity to connect with various key individuals in
the field to learn about the upcoming trends.
To keep up with the significant
growth the conference has had in recent years, 339 volunteers helped make the
Women in Aviation International Conference possible. Next year, the conference
is off to Dallas, Texas to surpass new targets and reach new heights.
BACKGROUND:Individual Matching Fund was initiated on a trial basis in 2006 by the AAAA Scholarship Foundation, Inc., (AAAASFI) and was established as a standing program in 2013. The names of those individuals who apply will be selected in a random drawing to establish an Order of Merit List. Subject to funds available, three (3) individuals will be accepted per year until the list is exhausted. Donors will have a maximum of 10 years to complete their pledge of $15,000 to be matched by the AAAASFI for a total of $30,000, in each account. This will yield an annual scholarship of $1,000 in perpetuity in the name of the donor.
Each year the Central Florida AAAA chapter holds a Toys for Tots fundraiser. Many local businesses and individuals donate toys for the families in need. Toys for Tots is a Marine Corps Reserve program which began in 1947 and relies on volunteers and donations to make it the success it has become today. Marines attending the events are often reserve Marines who are donating their time, alongside their active duty counterparts, to attend the events to ensure every child possible is given the opportunity to smile a little more during the holidays. Last year, over 15.6 million toys were collected helping over 7.2 million children.
Central Florida AAAA Scholarship Golf Tournament Friday June 14th, 2013
Shingle Creek Golf Course
Annual Charity Golf Tournament held at beautiful Shingle Creek Resort in Orlando, FL. Held the Friday following the two day NDIA sponsored Training and Simulation Industry Symposium (TSIS), conference held at the same resort. Once again this tournament was a great success and was completely sold out.
There were 36 foursomes who participated in a best ball format. The Chapter wishes to thank its most generours sponsors and all the participants for making this event our most successful one yet. The Tournament raised nearly $16,000 to support the Central Florida Chapter scholarship fund for Army Aviators and their families.
This year the 2012 AAAA National Scholarship Committee
evaluated over 460 applicants for scholarship awards. There were 235 awards
made this year for a total of $362,000. The Central Florida chapter is proud to
be part of this process. Ten applicants were submitted by Central Florida
Chapter members. Due to our continued support from our Monthly Social and Golf
Tournament sponsors, our chapter was able to increase our Central Florida
Chapter Scholarship awards from two to three for 2012. We are proud to announce
that following three AAAA Central Florida Chapter members will receive $3,000
each for the 2012 school year.
Sarah D. Chen, daughter of Mr. Daoyang Chen, University of
North Carolina; William E. Huth, son of Mr. Trevor Huth, University of Central
Florida; Jacob J. Rooney, son of LTC John Rooney, Hofstra University.