2005 Annual Report of President
DATE: May 01, 2005
FROM: Calvin Janes
RE: Annual Report of the President

Members of Memphis Chapter, TAI,

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

During the past year we offered a combined total of three (3) Memphis Chapter Educational Assistance Fund and Aviation Assistance Fund (Scholarship) awards of $1000 each. We allocated $1500 to be used by our members to conduct the June 2004 Summer ACE Camp for youth ages 14-18.

In February 2005 we hosted Aviation Career Week in which Aviation Professionals from around the country visited more than 10,000 children in the Memphis City Schools. This event ended with a Job Fair and a contest in which gifts were awarded to youth. In February we also cosponsored the MEMPHIS AVIATION PROFESSIONALS Annual Luncheon and Youth Awards and provided tickets for students to attend this luncheon at no cost to the students.

In October 2005 at the MidSouth Airshow, we will be providing 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 collect thousands of dollars to benefit the Madonna Learning Center for Children with disabilities and other Mid-South Airshow Foundation designated charities.

In order to continue to fund our youth programs, we expect to have a fund raiser in October or November 2005.

More schools than ever are requesting that we participate in career day events. As before, I request you "remain a member", "recruit a member", and "keep actively involved".

Thank you for your help and support!
Calvin Janes
Calvin Janes