Our next meeting will be Wednesday September 17th
GALAXY COUNCIL ITEMS OF IMPORTANCE
The GCC Board of Directors have been working on the air show for several months but, they cannot do it all! GCC Members, we need YOUR participation in the following upcoming events
September 23rd - Chicopee Day Parade at the Big E..
Admission is free if you agree to meet at 3:30 and march in the 45 minute parade. The rest of the day is yours. (gate number will be provided)
September 30th - Table top Expo
Visit over 100 exhibitors and hundreds of visitors at the Castle of Knights, 1500 Memorial Drive in Chicopee
October 15 - Chicopee Chamber of Commerce Breakfast at The Log Cabin
Be at The Log Cabin at 7:00am and sell raffle tickets
October 29th - Western Mass Business Expo at the Mass Mutual Center in Springfield
Sell raffle tickets at the GCC booth
November 19 - Chicopee Chamber of Commerce Breakfast at La Quinta Hotel in Springfield
Be present at the breakfast as they salute Westover and the GCC
Please plan to attend at least one of the above events.
Contact Bud Shuback at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (413) 592-6301
Letter from the GCC President
Galaxy Community Council Members,
I hope you had an enjoyable summer. We suspended our August meeting because many of our members were taking advantage of the fine weather and enjoying what is left of summer. I’m sure that all of you are now reinvigorated and beginning at our next meeting on September 17th, you’ll be anxious to focus your attention to our most important event, the Great New England Air Show (GNEAS).
I look forward to working with every GCC member to make the 2015 GNEAS a great success. But we need your help to make it happen. Although Westover ARB could host an Open House, without the GCC, the GNEAS wouldn’t take place.
In addition to our regular meetings, the GCC Board of Directors has been meeting monthly since December to plan for the 2015 GNEAS. The foundation has been laid to take care of our responsibilities. Most team leaders have been appointed and you will hear from them is coming meetings. If you are interested in working on a particular team, contact the team leader.
Under the leadership of Air Show Boss, Lt Col. David Smith, our counterparts on the Air Force side have also been conducting planning sessions. Soon, base-wide meetings in the Conference Center will take place where we will combine our efforts. If you are interested in attending those meetings, please let me know.
The 2015 Great New England Air Show
What: Westover Air Reserve Base Open House and GREAT NEW ENGLAND AIR SHOW
Where: Westover Air Reserve Base, Chicopee, Massachusetts
When: Saturday, May 16th and Sunday May 17th, 2015
Why: Community outreach to link military service members and surrounding communities
Economic Impact: A University of Massachusetts study estimated that the impact to the communities surrounding Westover ARB was $13.5 million with $8.2 million coming from outside of the region.
Produced by: United States Air Force Reserve Command’s 439th Airlift Wing
Supported by: The Galaxy Community Council at Westover
2014 activities will include:
Galaxy Council Board Member Ed Spellacy continues his short stories (Pan Amusings) from his days as a Pan Am 747 Captain. Check out these very interesting stories from a fellow member.
The Air force Newsletter "Patriot"
Subject: 2014 GCC meeting & events schedule
Effective March 19th, the GCC meeting schedule has been changed to the THIRD WEDNESDAY of every month. Advance notice of changes will be posted at www.galaxycouncil.com.
Meeting cancellations due to weather will be posted on WGGB 40 & Fox 6.
Unless otherwise notified, all Board of Directors meetings will be held in the Wing HQ conference room beginning at 1600 hrs sharp.
General Membership meetings will continue to be held at the Westover Club beginning with dinner at 5:30 PM. The business meeting will begin at 6:30 PM.
2014 Meeting Schedule
20 August Cancelled
Military Discounts plus 1st Month Free
“CITIZENS SERVING THE PATRIOT WING”
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