THE NFFS PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE: October 2006
The NFFS Web site needs your help. We will be adding a section to the site for posting electronic club newsletters. You¹ll be able to share with others the ideas and results of club activities.
Now, for your help: I¹m asking all clubs that want to participate to send an
electronic copy of your newsletter each issue to our Web master, Alan
Many of you are aware that Connie Perry, last year¹s Nats
Mulvihill winner and all-around good gal, lost her life in an automobile
accident earlier this year. Jean Pailet initiated the idea of a permanent
remembrance to Connie.
The NFFS board of directors is instituting a Nats Sportsmanship Award in
Connie¹s name. She was always a good sport and was willing to help anyone.
Bob Hanford (Central District VP) is working on the criteria required to win
the award. Several donations have already come in to help perpetuate the
award. Contributions will go toward maintaining the perpetual trophy and
providing each year¹s recipient with an appropriate plaque. David Lacey,
Southern District VP, is providing the perpetual trophy.
After serving faithfully and diligently in the position
for almost a decade, Homer Smith, our secretary/treasurer, has asked to step
aside. Homer has been a vital and hard-working member of our team, and we
will miss his contributions.
I have been searching for a replacement for several months. The replacement
has been found! Ted Hidinger (Phoenix AZ) will be taking the job, beginning
in late fall. Here is a brief bio:
"I got started in modeling in the early 1950s with the help of Larry Conover.
I started with hand launched gliders, Larry was a great mentor, and I think I built just about every free flight but a Lucky Lindy during that time. After college and the Navy, I married Margo, my high school sweetheart, in 1971. We have three grown children, and live in Glendale AZ.
"I've been with Arizona Public Service Company, Arizona¹s largest electric utility, since 1986, and currently serve on several local and national
corporate boards. Ted Hidinger CEcD FM, APS, Economic Development Dept.,
Phoenix AZ 85004."
I close with the challenge to each of us: to sign-up at least one new member.