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President's Message

Mobirise

Seidel Chapter Members and Friends

WOW! 2019 has really kicked off with a bang for our Air Force Association! In February I was pleased to be able to attend the Air Force Association’s 35th annual Air Warfare Symposium and Technology Exposition held at the Rosen Shingle Creek Hotel (a huge convention and resort facility!) in Orlando, Florida. The Air Warfare Symposium brings together Air Force senior leaders as well as leaders from industry, academia, and government to address the challenges facing the Air Force today and in the future. 

The symposium was exceptionally well attended by Air Force members as well as civilian supporters. The speakers were excellent and the exhibits were very enlightening. The Air Force is making great strides to maintain and upgrade technology and weapon systems to face the future! I highly encourage you to click on the link below to go to YouTube to review each of the presentations from the symposium. All of the presentations are informative and talk about the direction of the Air Force. It will take some time to review each of the videos, but it will be well worth your time!

Click here to see the AWS video presentations. They are very informational and motivating!

As part of the symposium, Larry Spencer (Gen USAF, Ret) was honored for his service as the AFA President and Bruce “Orville” Wright (Lt Gen USAF, Ret) was recognized as the new AFA President! I had the opportunity to meet Orville during the AFA Executive Board meeting. He is going to be an excellent leader for the AFA. We hope he will be a speaker at an upcoming Membership meeting in the near future!


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Another excellent activity that we supported this spring was the inaugural Seidel Spring Golf Classic. On April 2nd we hosted our first ever Seidel Golf Tournament at the Hills of Prestonwood Country Club. The tournament was an absolute success! Our goals were to encourage our members to actively participate in the tournament, raise awareness of our Seidel AFA Chapter 232, recruit new members and generate revenue to support our AFJROTC 

Scholarship and Wounded Airman programs. We were successful in all aspects of the program! We will be honored to welcome our new members as we work to honor our AFJROTC students and support the Wounded Airman! Thank you to all of our Sponsors, Players, Members and the Executive Leadership Team for all of the hard work that made our golf tournament a success! Special thanks to the Decker Mechanical Corporation as our Signature Golf Tournament Sponsor! We appreciate your support and confidence in the Seidel Air Force Association Chapter!


Now the more exciting news – our next Chapter Membership Meeting is planned for May 22nd! Our guest speaker is Tony Wood (Col, USMC, Ret). He will recount the role he had as a Marine Captain to plan for the evacuation of Saigon in 1975! This is a story of leadership and exceptional courage! I am sure many of you remember this historical event! Col Wood's exciting story will keep you on the edge of your seat!

We will also have the opportunity to honor the Teacher of the Year at our May luncheon. Sabrina Ewald from Centennial High School, Frisco ISD will be our honored guest at our luncheon. Please come and celebrate this outstanding teacher!

Plan to attend our lunch meeting at the Gleneagles Country Club on May 22nd. We will meet at 1130 and lunch will begin at noon! Please make your reservations on the website Quarter Meeting page by May 16th to support the meeting and lunch planning.

This will be an excellent meeting – please plan to attend, enjoy a great lunch and memorable presentation. Be sure to invite your friends and associates to attend this meeting.



We have an abundance of opportunities within our AFA Chapter to become involved in our community and the Air Force Association. We are in the process of nominating new officers for our Chapter Council Executive Leadership Team. We are our new AFJROTC Scholarship program and continuing to expand our community outreach initiatives and need help maturing our forward going plans. Please plan to attend our next meeting Executive Meeting on May 9th at 1130 at the Mei Mei Chinese Restaurant, 10455 N Central Expy #123, Dallas, TX 75231. Please call (469-667-7750) or email me (pmh1004@sbcglobal.net) for additional information. We can continue to grow with your help! You are the Air Force Association!

Hope to see you at our upcoming events!

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I will look forward to your support for your Seidel Air Force Association Chapter! Please plan to participate and help us grow and flourish! I am looking forward to hearing from you!!

PAUL HENDRICKS
President
Seidel AFA Chapter 232
pmh1004@sbcglobal.net
469-667-7750
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