2012 Annual Report of President
DATE: May 06, 2012
FROM: Calvin Janes
RE: Annual Report of the President

Members of Memphis Chapter of TAI, Inc.,

Congratulations on having completed our fifteenth year as a Tuskegee Airmen Chapter in the Memphis area.

This year we offered a Memphis Chapter Educational Assistance Fund and Aviation Assistance Fund (Scholarship) award of $1000 each.

We co-sponsored the February 2012 MEMPHIS AVIATION PROFESSIONALS Annual Luncheon and Youth Awards and we provided tickets for students and accompanying educators to attend this luncheon at no cost to them.

We assisted in conducting the June and July 2011 Summer ACE Academy for youth ages 13-18. Throughout the 2011-2012 School Year we continued our program of Aviation in Schools visits where Aviation Professionals visit schools throughout the school year. Members participated in career days and gave motivational speeches. The number of schools requesting our participation continues to increase and I need to see more of our members participate in school visits and career days. Youth need guidance and role models. Regardless of your profession, you can help.

Welcome to our new members and thanks to the members who continue to support this organization year after year. Your support and commitment to the goals of this organization is very much appreciated as we continue to preserve the legacy of the Tuskegee Airmen of W.W.II and "engage in motivating young persons, especially minorities, toward aviation and aerospace careers; to inspire youth to outstanding achievements and leadership through social and educational activities."

As usual, I ask that you continue to support the Educators, Parents, Students, Corporations, and other organizations who continue to assist us in achieving our goals.

We have made it this far, but we can go farther!

Calvin Janes
Calvin Janes