2009 Annual Report of President
DATE: May 01, 2009
FROM: Calvin Janes
RE: Annual Report of the President

Members of Memphis Chapter, TAI,

Congratulations on having completed our twelfth 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 2009, we 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. The support from various organizations and individuals helped to accommodate over 220 Memphis City School students who listened to the Bessie Coleman monologue performed by Ms Sandra Campbell, FAA Manager.

We allocated $1500 to be used by our members to conduct the June 2009 Summer ACE Camp for youth ages 14-18.

Throughout the 2008-09 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.

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 twelve years of accomplishments and looking forward to accomplishing more in the future.

We greatly appreciate your support and commitment to the goals of the original founders of the Tuskegee Airmen organization, which is "to 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."

Please continue to support the Educators, Parents, Students, Corporations, and other organizations who continue to assist us in achieving our goals.