2008 Annual Report of President
DATE: May 01, 2008
FROM: Calvin Janes
RE: Annual Report of the President

Members of Memphis Chapter, TAI,

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

This year we offered a combined total of three (3) Memphis Chapter Educational Assistance Fund and Aviation Assistance Fund (Scholarship) awards of $1000 each.

In February 2008, we co-hosted the February MEMPHIS AVIATION PROFESSIONALS Annual Luncheon and Youth Awards and provided tickets for students to attend this luncheon at no cost to the students. We also provided a display booth at the FedEx 2008 Diversity Forum and assisted in providing original Tuskegee Airmen Dr Linkwood Williams as the keynote speaker.

We allocated $1500 to be used by our members to conduct the June 2008 Summer ACE Camp for youth ages 14-18.

Throughout the 2007-08 School Year we continued our program of frequent Aviation in Schools visits where Aviation Professionals visit schools throughout the school year. Members participated in career days, gave motivational speeches, and conducted Project Aviator/Aerospace at Woodale High School.

In September 2007 at the MidSouth Airshow, we provided volunteers to manage the seating areas for the US Navy Blue Angels family and guest, Press, and the Flightline "paid seating area". At the "paid seating area" our members collected thousands of dollars to benefit Mid-South Airshow Foundation designated charities.

Welcome to our new members and thanks to the members who continue to support this organization year after year. If not for the support from old members, new members, and friends, we would not be celebrating eleven years of accomplishments and looking forward to accomplishing more in the future.

I challenge each of you to do what you can to support the Educators, Parents, Students, Corporations, and other organizations who continue to request our help in inspiring, motivating, and serving as role models for youth who greatly benefit from our work in the community. Together, we can do it!

Thank you,
Calvin Janes
Calvin Janes