|AFA Field Education Support
As a part of the position requirement for Vice Chairman of the Aerospace Education Council, Jim Hannam pours over all chapter and state quarterly financial reports. He carefully reviews the vast amount of financial data to extract education expenditures.
As of August 11, 2010, Hannam has been able to obtain almost all of the first quarter data and about 50 percent of the second quarter data. Based on these figures, his projections reflect that the field support amounts to about $300,000 for the first half of 2010. The yearly estimate of field education funding is between $500,000 and $600,000. This is approximately 50 percent of the total AFA education expenditures and the Field's time and effort supporting Aerospace Education makes them critical/essential to AFA's over success.
Examples of additional Field sponsored initiatives/programs that support AFA Aerospace Education are:
- Field sponsored symposium's – San Antonio, Paul Revere, Langley, Utah, Wright-Patterson, Sijan, Eglin, and Hurlburt;
- AF education days, air show support, cooperation/support to air museums, congressional educational sessions, base educational support, State/Chapter scholarships, separate foundation support through local 501(c)(3)s;
- Local additional support to the TOY program, local support to Drill meets and Drill teams, CAP financial support, ROTC mentoring, STARBASE support, veterans education days, support to AAS/SW, local air academies and summer camps; and
- Space Camp, rocketry programs, additional Pitsenbarger Awards and presentations, AirPower presentations to Chambers of Commerce, Kiwanis, Lions, Rotary, etc.
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