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flyingriki
11-08-2011, 11:18 AM
Anyone know if this chapter is still active? Their web site seems stuck in 2010. I've emailed a half dozen, or so, people there with no results.....?

Mike Switzer
11-08-2011, 11:36 AM
a google search found this

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/EAAChapter52/

Hal Bryan
11-08-2011, 11:45 AM
Here's their current site - they've definitely been active in updating it since we launched the chapter website program a few months ago:

http://www.52.eaachapter.org/

flyingriki
11-08-2011, 12:24 PM
This is what I had found: http://www.eaa52.org/
Hal, the link you have is almost empty. No newsletters, no minutes, last 'event ' was in August.....?

flyingriki
11-08-2011, 12:40 PM
a google search found this

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/EAAChapter52/

Other than 1 today the last post was back in July. Not much action there either. But thanks for the help anyway.

Mike Switzer
11-08-2011, 12:52 PM
That was the only thing I found with anything fairly recent

Hal Bryan
11-08-2011, 02:33 PM
This is what I had found: http://www.eaa52.org/
Hal, the link you have is almost empty. No newsletters, no minutes, last 'event ' was in August.....?

It's definitely still under construction, but my point was that the site didn't exist until the end of June, 2011, and all of the additional pages (Board & Committee, Newsletters, etc.) would have to have been added since then ... so it's at least newer than the site described as being dormant since 2010...

Mike Switzer
11-08-2011, 03:19 PM
Sometimes these things can get confused - our club's website is under the control of a member nobody has seen or heard from in over a year, so we started a facebook page

flyingriki
11-09-2011, 10:31 PM
so it's at least newer than the site described as being dormant since 2010...

Barely.....

Jim Heffelfinger
11-11-2011, 05:54 PM
flyingriki
Chapter still very much alive but we do pulse checks every few weeks to make sure. Like most chapters - aging out. Administration rights to URL locked away with no longer active member - dead end. Can't get to him to release .I was VP. then P will try to reengage chapter but much inertia to overcome. Yahoo site has only 20+ members - chapter has 69 on paper. We see about 30 at events. Many are not computer savvy - limiting communications. There are a few projects in progress but few current pilots. you may connect with me directly via private message for more information
Jim Heffelfinger
C 52 Sacramento

flyingriki
11-11-2011, 08:15 PM
Will PM now - thanks Jim!

Jim Heffelfinger
12-14-2015, 10:20 AM
Chapter update: I have created a Facebook page - EAA Chapter 52 Sacramento. Monthly updates to the national sponsored site. Still struggling with getting control back for the eaa52.org site which was an award winning site and well placed with search engines but was abandoned by then webmaster. . We are still membership challenged as nearly all chapters are. We have become more active in the last 2 years. Here are our activities for 2015. Lots of advocacy and community involvement. ... 2015 Activities • Yolo County Airport (KDWA) Field Day• Hosted 8 Pancake Breakfast and Antique Aircraft Display Days
...California Aviation Day at the State Capital Lawn• .....Braved the Ford Tri-Motor Experience•.....Positive Altitude at Mather Airport (KMHR)•Collings Foundation Wings of Freedom Tour•Pilgrimage to AirVenture Oshkosh OSH15•Sponsored Isabella Anderson to the EAA Basic Air Academy and 2 EAA Advance Air Academy Campers•Hosted Pilot Fly-in, Transit Line, and Pilots Chalet at the 10th Annual California Capital Airshow at Mather Airport (KHMR)•KidQwest at the Golden West Fly-in Yuba County Airport (KMYV)•Participated in Chapter vs. Chapter Competition•Conducted FAASTeam/WINGS Seminars and Aviation Forums•Hosted six Guest Speakers•Young Eagles Rally’s•Eagle Flights•High School Guest Speaker/STEM Programs•Participated in WINGS - Pilot Proficiency Program•AOPA Airport Support Network Volunteer•Airport Capital Improvement Plan (ACIP) Projects (FY 2014 – FY 2019) and Airport Layout Plan (ALP) supporting Yolo County Airport•Joint Meeting of the West Plainfield Advisory Committee and Aviation Advisory Committee Meetings•Fire & Airport Coordination•FACS/AEP Yolo County Airport AdHoc Airport Emergency Planning (AEP) Membership•City of Woodland City Council Meetings•California Pilots Association Annual Meeting “A Capital Idea” support and chapter booth•Multiple Fly-in’s, Air Rally’s, Air Races, and $100 Hamburger Flights•Continued building the Cullen James Glider, Onex, RV, and Kit Fox, started a Wag-a-Bond project, reassembled and flew a Taylorcraft, Flew off Phase 1 in an Europa and dusted off stale projects.•And we raised $1090 in raffles and pancake Yes, a pretty busy year with about 20 engaged members. Looking for others who want to be active in the chapter.Have a request in to host a chapter leadership "boot camp" for NoCal. Hope to get it.

Jim Heffelfinger
02-01-2016, 11:33 AM
January update: We have now taken control of the former website from the long absent creator who was sitting on it and not communicating with the chapter. We forced the host to give it back to chapter control. I suspect we will have it back online this month. In the mean time we are updating the FB and EAA hosted site. This year's schedule of activities is very full.
Current Projects in various states of progress and momentum :
BD-4
RV-8
Montgomery Glider Replica
Onex
Fisher FP-202
Sonex
Stinson renovation
C150 renovation

JIm

Eric Cernjar
05-12-2016, 04:13 PM
Jim also keep in mind if you have an event coming up and you're looking to promote it to your local community so you can grow your chapter, we may be able to help you find other EAA members near you. If you're interested, shoot me an email. ecernjar@eaa.org

Thanks,
Eric

Jim Heffelfinger
05-16-2016, 12:22 AM
Thanks Eric. I have seen more new names from EAA staff in the last 6 months !!!
Chapter had a very successful Mothers Day breakfast - we opted for made to order omelettes - IT WAS A HIT. We had 3 stations set up and 8 fillings with salsa and green chilies for toppers. This really blew away the 50 year history of 2 eggs, 2 pancakes, 2 bacon strips and 2 Oz of juice. Yawn !
Adding this for the next 2 months and maybe the new norm. Moved the price to $7.00

Jim Heffelfinger
05-16-2016, 12:27 AM
There's more......... Chapter has been involved with a regional charter aviation middle highschool - we spent the day mentoring 11 students building the Vans Special - Toolbox. Everyone was able to complete the build. Objective - fall starting an RV-12 build over the next year. Encouraging them to form their own EAA chapter. Another session is in the works for June working with foster kids in group home.
http://www.52.eaachapter.org/Newsletters/WF_4-16.pdf

Jim Heffelfinger
05-16-2016, 12:33 AM
And more.... chapter has been working with the California Capitol Airshow for their annual Positive Altitudes.
http://www.californiacapitalairshow.com/california-capital-airshow-inspires-a-positive-altitude-and-a-view-from-above/
https://www.facebook.com/CCAjets/

Jim Heffelfinger
05-16-2016, 12:40 AM
Even more.......Chapter joined the annual Aviation Awareness Day at the capitol. California aviation groups gathered to support awareness of aviation in the state. This was aimed at staffers and legislators but was open to the public. Smaller space due to lawn replacement didn't stop the cruising through the tent. Several youth education programs were present as well as local colleges including Embree-Riddle. http://www.erau.edu/
http://caaviationday.com/

Eric Cernjar
05-16-2016, 07:04 AM
Well done! Love hearing these stories. Keep up the great work!

Jim Heffelfinger
05-16-2016, 10:18 AM
But wait....there is more.. At the end of every school year teachers and students are "done". Local elementary school asked me to come in and give an Aviation Awareness activity. In 2 1/2 hours a 4th grade class covered aviation overview, occupations in aviation and highlighted the UAS/private space programs and then we took a cross country flight from Sacramento to Colorado Springs with break out groups of Communications, navigation, risk management/human factors, weather and logistics. Each station had tasks and used available STEM techniques to complete their assignments. We then debriefed to see if the flight was indeed going to happen and the decision making needed to evaluate. I have been asked to do two more classes. This was a multimedia program with video clips, some stills, posters on the wall, a populated panel for a single seat aircraft, propeller, and head set. Each student took home: SA magazine, YE program flyer, local YE info to support family outing, a pathways to aviation fold out from ASA and a booklet from AOPA.
To answer the original poster.....Yes C 52 is very much alive.

Jim Heffelfinger
03-25-2017, 04:28 PM
Update_ 3/25/17
Well, the old " 52.org" site as we were getting new passwords and such set up the originator of the site logged on and stripped out the files. Ass you may know maintaining an existing site is pretty easy - BUT creating one from scratch is a big project. So, we are at ground zero.

Eric Cernjar
04-07-2017, 07:05 AM
Update_ 3/25/17
Well, the old " 52.org" site as we were getting new passwords and such set up the originator of the site logged on and stripped out the files. Ass you may know maintaining an existing site is pretty easy - BUT creating one from scratch is a big project. So, we are at ground zero.



Hi Jim,

I'm really sorry to hear that. While this may not seem helpful, if I tried to approach this with a 'glass half full' mentality, you do also have the opportunity to re-think how you want this listed. What info is truly critical and how to you make this as easy as possible to set up? I can think of many examples of chapters who predominantly maintain a Facebook presence that offers the important particulars (where you're located, when you gather, why you should join, what type of activities you do) and simply use it as an opportunity to share pictures/stories that demonstrate how fun it is to be a part of your chapter. It doesn't necessarily have to be all that complicated to be effective. Just throwing that out there! I'm happy to be a sounding board, as would the rest of our chapter staff to help you get your digital presence up and running.

Jim Heffelfinger
09-24-2017, 12:37 AM
Just saw this - many family issues the last few months and just now in recovery to normal.
Actually the chapter has a FB site but only 15% of our members are FB subscribers. ( it's a very aging group) I keep it very current with content adds at least once a day. [eaa chapter 52 sacramento] I have added a Blog to the National site to buffer not having a regular newsletter anymore. We are experiencing some issues with the Webs hosted site management but will address this in PM

The chapter has had a great year despite some challenges. We hosted the Big Ford TriMotor in February with great success for the community - operated right under the tower a KSAC right outside the restaurant. The annual Golden West flyIn was cancelled this year by airport improvements. This was a many decades community outreach event for the chapter with offering a mini- KidVenture activity area [ KidQuest ] and marshaling of aircraft. We were very active in the annual aviation awareness day at the capitol [Sacramento], Positive Altitude youth outreach, several tool box builds [Van's RV tool box] for an aviation charter school [they are going great guns on an RV-12] Cal Capitol Air Show chapter supported the flying in pilots with marshalling and VIP tent on the flight line. We hosted the usual pancake breakfasts throughout the summer and again included the "to order" omelets for an extra buck. We supported 2 youth to the Air Academy this year as well.
Chapter 52, like most clubs ( in every interest area), is struggling with recruitment and retention.

Eric Cernjar
10-06-2017, 11:52 AM
Just saw this - many family issues the last few months and just now in recovery to normal.
Actually the chapter has a FB site but only 15% of our members are FB subscribers. ( it's a very aging group) I keep it very current with content adds at least once a day. [eaa chapter 52 sacramento] I have added a Blog to the National site to buffer not having a regular newsletter anymore. We are experiencing some issues with the Webs hosted site management but will address this in PM

The chapter has had a great year despite some challenges. We hosted the Big Ford TriMotor in February with great success for the community - operated right under the tower a KSAC right outside the restaurant. The annual Golden West flyIn was cancelled this year by airport improvements. This was a many decades community outreach event for the chapter with offering a mini- KidVenture activity area [ KidQuest ] and marshaling of aircraft. We were very active in the annual aviation awareness day at the capitol [Sacramento], Positive Altitude youth outreach, several tool box builds [Van's RV tool box] for an aviation charter school [they are going great guns on an RV-12] Cal Capitol Air Show chapter supported the flying in pilots with marshalling and VIP tent on the flight line. We hosted the usual pancake breakfasts throughout the summer and again included the "to order" omelets for an extra buck. We supported 2 youth to the Air Academy this year as well.
Chapter 52, like most clubs ( in every interest area), is struggling with recruitment and retention.


Keep in mind, the goal of the Facebook page isn't to have your members be subscribers necessarily. The goal is to use this as a broadcasting tool to show people that don't know about your chapter how wonderful it is, what activities you do, when you do them, etc. An active Facebook page shows that your chapter is alive and busy, and the opposite is also true. If the page becomes stale and lacks regular updates, people will conclude that the chapter must no longer be active.

Again we're absolutely happy to help on that front, or any other topics you may have. Also, if you're looking to help re-energize the chapter, we're able to help you host an event to members near you to try to inject some youth and energy into the chapter. We are able to reach out to all members within a certain radius of your chapter to promote an event on your behalf. If that's something you'd like to pursue, just shoot me an email at ecernjar@eaa.org.

Thanks!