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Drummondville Seminar with Transport Canada & Ultralighters

The Value of Belonging to an Organization

Best Western, 915 Rue Haines, Drummondville (Exit 177)
9:30 - 16:00, Sept. 18, 2004

A presentation to Ultralight owners discussing the value of strong regional associations devoted to promote the sport, to provide enjoyable activities, and to help its members in their quest to operate safely. The Challenger Association is discussed as a viable model for other organizations.

Types of Organizations
National - COPA, UPAC, EAA, RAA,
Type Clubs - almost every type has a club
COPA Flights

The Challenger Organization - a type club

Few accidents - Why?
23 year continuous existence - How?

History
 Started in 1983

Numbers
 Currently 500+ members

Membership composition
 Mostly owners
Professional builders
Instructors
Canadian Distributor

Activities
 Annual Rendez-vous
Summer fly-outs
Good website giving technical and social information

Administrative Functions
 1 webmaster - must control Chat Room and database
2 professional Instructors - must represent Best Practices
1 national dealer/distributor - must support product
2 professional builders - must certify AULA's


What makes a good organization?

Alternatives?

How do you start a club?

Aim - fun, legal, informed, friendly, helpful, safe
Membership list
Activities - flying, social
Input from everyone

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Frank Hofmann
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