Spring is upon us, and what a busy time we’re having!  We’d like to give a big “Thank You” to the Oregon chapter of the United Flying Octogenarians (UFO) for having their first meeting of the year at our humble facility.  It was great to see so many active “octos” in one room.

The Poplar Grove Vintage Wings and Wheels Museum in Poplar Grove, Illinois is gearing up for a big display that will include photos and information from our Tex Rankin collection.  Photos have been promised and as soon as we get them, they’ll be up on the website for you to enjoy.

Like many of you, we’re still awaiting word on the result of the legislative action concerning Pearson Museum.  If you would like to send a message to your representatives, you should mention HR 716.  We encourage you to read the measure and the remarks made by Representative Herrera Beutler (http://www.doi.gov/ocl/hearings/113/hr716_031413.cfm) and send your comments as soon as possible.  Since it is a small issue (in relationship to the national issues) it will be easy to push aside; therefore, the comments by the public are necessary to move it out of committee.

The Spring newsletter is up on the Newsletter page, and hard copies will be going out next week with board of directors ballots, annual meeting reservation slips, and membership renewal reminders (for those who have not yet renewed) all tucked inside.

Have a Happy Spring!

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