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What is a Chapter?

AAAA Chapter

A chapter is comprised of at least 25 members who share an interest in Army Aviation and reside within a 50 mile radius of the seat of the potential chapter.

What are the Chapter size categories?

There are 4 different classifications of Chapters:

  • Super Chapters: 751 or more members
  • Master Chapters: 301-750 members
  • Senior Chapters: 101-300 members
  • AAAA Chapters: 100 or fewer members

How do I start up a chapter?

Starting Up a New Chapter

STEP 1: WHERE DO I START?

Read more: How do I start up a chapter?

Who is the National Executive Group?

The National Executive Group, (NEG), consists of:

BG Howard W. Yellen, Ret., President; BG (Ret.) E.J. Sinclair, Senior VP; BG (Ret.) Steve Mundt, Secretary; MG (Ret.) Jeff Schloesser, Treasurer; and two appointed members – LTC (Ret.) Jan Drabczuk, VP Chapters; and CW5 (Ret.) Dave Cooper, VP Membership.

Don’t hesitate to contact any of these officers with your thoughts and concerns:

  • BG (Ret.) Howard W. Yellen, President: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • E.J. Sinclair, Senior VP: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • BG (Ret.) Steve Mundt, Secretary: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • MG (Ret.) Jeff Schloesser, Treasurer: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • LTC (Ret.) Jan Drabczuk, VP Chapters:This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • CW5 (Ret.) Dave Cooper, VP Membership:This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  

 

What type of Insurance does AAAA carry?

AAAA Insurance

The Army Aviation Association of America carries general liability insurance to help protect itself (the National Office and Local AAAA Chapters) from loss.

Read more: What type of Insurance does AAAA carry?

Why is the Meeting Notice Form Necessary?

CHAPTER REFUND PROGRAM

If you do not fill out the Meeting Notice Form you will not be able to take advantage of the below benefits.


A Chapter Refund in the amount of $4.80 per member, per year is available to Chapters who qualify under the following criteria:

Read more: Why is the Meeting Notice Form Necessary?

Does AAAA provide funding for speakers?

Funding for speakers

As a courtesy for the local chapters, AAAA provides a $25 Speaker Underwrite refund check each time a Chapter conducts a professional meeting at which a guest speaker makes a presentation to the Chapter membership.

The intent of the program is to have the National Office, rather than the Chapter, underwrite the visiting guest speaker's meal. The AAAA National Office will monitor the program through the Chapter's Meeting Notices and will automatically provide the funding.

How can my chapter and/or organization receive financial assistance?

Financial Assistance

There are two ways for an organization to receive financial assistance from AAAA National:

Read more: How can my chapter and/or organization receive financial assistance?

Where can I find information on Honorary Membership?

HONORARY MEMBERSHIP

BACKGROUND - BY-LAW PREFERENCE

Section 2.1.3 of the By-Laws states that Chapter Honorary members are "those persons who, in the opinion of the Chapter Executive Board, have given outstanding support to Army Aviation."

Read more: Where can I find information on Honorary Membership?

What is a Chapter Sustaining Membership?

Chapter Sustaining Membership

The Sustaining Membership Program is designed to appeal to those local (non-defense) businesses or agencies that desire to express support of Army Aviation through their AAAA Chapter.

Read more: What is a Chapter Sustaining Membership?

Where can I find information on Membership Rosters?

Membership Rosters

A Chapter Membership Roster will be provided monthly to the President, Secretary and the Vice President of Membership of each Chapter. The roster provides a current list of Chapter members of record.

The list is provided in Microsoft Excel and includes annual and historical data as well. The file is not to be shared with the members as it is for internal use only. If your Chapter has any address or email changes, it must be communicated to the AAAA National Office at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. in a timely manner.

What is the Chapter Baseline Reward program?

Chapter Baseline Reward Program

The Chapter Baseline Reward program encourages membership growth & retention at the Chapter level through a financial reward system.

Read more: What is the Chapter Baseline Reward program?

How can we recognize our enlisted soldiers and NCOs?

Soldier & NCO of the Month

A Chapter Program to Recognize Outstanding
Aviation Soldiers and Non-Commissioned Officers on a Monthly Basis

The AAAA supports a Chapter Awards Program in which Chapter-selected "Aviation Soldiers and NCOs of the Month" receive complimentary, one-year Association memberships underwritten by the AAAA.

Read more: How can we recognize our enlisted soldiers and NCOs?

What are the Chapter Financial Procedures?

Chapter Financial Procedures

In order to ensure Chapters have control over funds and are in compliance with IRS reporting requirements, the following procedures shall be implemented and maintained by each Chapter:

Read more: What are the Chapter Financial Procedures?

What is the Professional Forum Soldier Sponsorship Program?

Professional Forum Soldier Sponsorship Program

The Army Aviation Association of America (AAAA) instituted the Professional Forum Soldier Sponsorship program to help underwrite the cost of sending one Junior Soldier (LT, WO1, E1-4), from each AAAA chapter to the AAAA Annual Professional Forum.

Read more: What is the Professional Forum Soldier Sponsorship Program?

How can I recognize my Chapter volunteers?

CERTIFICATES

The AAAA provides the following complimentary Certificates to Chapters and Regions. The Certificates are 8 1/2" x 11" sheets with black imprinting and may be mounted as plaques.

Read more: How can I recognize my Chapter volunteers?

What types of National Certificates are offered through AAAA?

NATIONAL CERTIFICATES

  • Certificate of Commendation - in recognition of a contribution to Army Aviation made by an individual or an organization. Signed by the AAAA President and the AAAA Awards Chairman, and signed and dated by the AAAA Executive Director.

Read more: What types of National Certificates are offered through AAAA?

How can a chapter request funds?

AAAA National Funding Request After Action Review

PURPOSE: In order to encourage better information flow between both the chapters and the AAAA Executive Board, the National Executive Group (NEG) requests feedback on your event. We will use this information for the monthly article on chapters in the Army Aviation magazine and to plan for future funding activities.

Read more: How can a chapter request funds?

Is there a way to recognize past Chapter Officer contributions?

Past Officer Pins

Past Officer pins are available for Outgoing Chapter Officers whom the Chapter President feels have enhanced the Chapter's activities and the AAAA. They are not issued automatically.

The Chapter President must complete the Past Officer Pin Request

Read more: Is there a way to recognize past Chapter Officer contributions?

Where can I find AAAA (NRVS) Logos for Chapter Operations?

AAAA (NRVS) Logos for Chapter Operations
Right click on the image you need and select "Save Image As" or "Save picture as" - select the folder on your local computer and click Save.

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