The Aviation Exploring Program is Hosting its 60th Annual Fundraiser on Oct. 13

September 25, 2012 2:48pm

Are you familiar with the Exploring arm of the Boy Scouts of America?

It’s a program for young adults, boys and girls (yes, girls in the Boy Scouts) ages 14-20 to experience the “inside” of a career. It’s a great way for youth to “explore” and decide if they want to pursue a particular career path – in this case, aviation!

Aviation Explorer Post 8 is located just next door in Topeka. The main purpose of this Post is to develop future pilots and leaders in the aviation industry. Character building is a very strong byproduct of this Post as well.

You are invited and encouraged to join us at our 60th Anniversary Aviation Explorer Squadron 8 Youth Leadership Gala!

This year, Aviation Explorer Post 8 is celebrating its 60th anniversary since beginning in Topeka in 1952.

Many young adults will be recognized for their achievements from the past year. Whether that be completing ground school in preparation for flight training, or maybe their first “solo” flight, or the culmination of their private pilots quest where they have actually attained their Private Pilot license.

This “fun-filled,” fundraising evening is the major revenue source for this Aviation Post. There will be a silent auction beginning at 5:30, a “sit-down” dinner at 6:30 and a guest speaker at 7:30 on October 13. The speaker this year is Doreen Welch who was one of the flight attendants aboard US Airways flight 1549 which, you’ll remember, “landed” in the Hudson River in New York on January 15, 2009.

Tickets to this annual fundraising gala are $50 each. Interested in a corporate sponsorship? We’d love to have you!

To order tickets, please give me or Mary a call, 267-6552. The seating is limited, so don’t wait too long!

All of the profit raised at the gala event goes directly to the Aviation Explorer Post 8, here in Topeka. None of the proceeds are used for employee pay or personnel overhead. The funds are used directly to support the operation of Aviation Explorer Post 8.

The Aviation Explorer Post 8 is a 501© corporation, so the part of the ticket price that is above the cost of the meal, is deductible as a charitable contribution on federal income tax returns. You will be given a receipt for your contribution.

If you have a young adult, boy or girl, who has an interest in aviation, this is an excellent way to introduce them to the Aviation Explorers. You will see the Explorer scouts providing many of the services the evening of the gala.

Don’t forget to ask your friends who have an interest in aviation and/or have young adults who could benefit from the Aviation Exploring program about attending as well. Share a table with them!

Please consider supporting these future leaders by attending this evening with them.

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