About twenty people attended the Vanderhoof International Airshow Society meeting on Friday, Sept 29 at the Community Futures Stuart Nechako (CFSN) boardroom.
All the work ahead, the great need yet for more volunteer help, and daunting tasks like sponsorship goals could all be quite overwhelming. But everyone appears to be stepping up. The enthusiasm in the room on Friday was quite evident. In fact there is such passion for wings and aviation people in the room literally have planes tattooed on their skin.
“Thank you one and all for the great turn out and wonderful participation last evening,” said Tom Bulmer. “Because of all of you we will be hosting the Vanderhoof International Airshow on August 4, 2018.”
Volunteers put their names forward for the following rolls:
Diana Davis – co-chair/overseer/dinner and dance/International Council for Air Shows (ICAS) rep
Tom Bulmer – co-chair/public relations/advertising/sponsorships/announcing
Glenn Pearce – flight ops/performers/ICAS rep
Ingrid Pearce – hotel/accommodations/Friday reception/ICAS rep
Peet Vahi – mentor/sponsorships
Anne Stevens – performers/social media
Gloria Daley – logistics/transportation/designated drivers
Paul Collard – ramps
Jim Mitchell – grounds
David Fehr – sponsorships/Friday reception
Bev Fehr – general assistant
Dorothy Teichroeb – military liaison/ hotels/ICAS rep
Kevin Scott – medical/first aid
Carolynn Bulmer – grounds/inclusive accessibility liaison
Dean Rosvold – US military liaison/ grounds (paving etc.)
Eric Stier- general assistant prior to show date/military liaison
Clifton Pearce – fuel/ramp
Amy Somer – Air boss
Dean Funk – website
Lloyd Larson – sound/music
This is just a tentative list which is subject to change and not limited to the names listed. It was mentioned that “Anyone not able to make the meeting, but still interested in helping out in any way, or providing input is more than welcome to jump on board to support any of these areas or take on a roll not yet mentioned, i.e. concessions. And to please contact Diana at 250-570-3144.”
The next public meeting is scheduled for October 27, 5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. at the CFSN office, 2750 Burrard Avenue.
“Monthly meetings are kept to an hour at the most so we can all go about our business,” says Tom Bulmer.
Various groups can slate meetings as they see fit. Any group i.e. grounds/transportation etc. requiring a place to meet contact Tom 250-567-8438 and the room at 2750 Burrard can be made available.