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IAC15 Update

December 1st, 2015

Hello everyone. I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving holiday.
A few things of importance to relay to you:
1. The IAC15 Christmas party will be on January 9th, 17:00hrs at the Wittenborn’s home. More info and directions will follow later. As the date approaches, I’ll ask that you RSVP please. So, put the date on your calendar.

2. For those who care to join us, we’ll plan to gather for breakfast at “We Be Smokin” this Saturday, at 9:30 at the Miami County Airport
If we can gather a quorum, we’ll call it a meeting. Weather looks like it might be just fine for a morning flight.

3. Unless, of course, we have a quorum this Saturday, our chapter meeting would normally fall on Monday the 28th this month; the Monday following Christmas. If anyone has suggestions for a different date, I’ll certainly entertain those. We have a slate of officers to vote on for 2016. They are: Rod Flinn, President; John Ostmeyer, Vice President; Grant Wittenborn, Secretary; Dave Maine, Treasurer; Nan Funkhauser, Reporter; John Wittenborn, Member-at-large. Anyone with suggestions for additional candidates speak up.

Well, that’s about all for now. Put the January 9th date on your calendars and hope to see you for breakfast this Saturday in Miami County.

John Wittenborn, IAC15 President.

Chapter Elections, Chapter Information, Events

Chapter 15 Updates

November 5th, 2015

Hello everyone. Just a note to update our Chapter15 events discussed at our last meeting in October.

1. This Saturday, Nov. 8th we plan on gathering for breakfast at the Miami County Airport. We’ll meet at We B Smokin at 09:30 Saturday morning.
Should be a good day for flying; sunny and temperatures in the 50’s.

2. Date for the Chapter15 Christmas (Holiday) party is January 9th, 2016; second Saturday in January. Place and time to be determined. Please mark your calendars and plan to attend.

3. Slate of Chapter officers for 2016 nominates; Rod Flinn, President; John Ostmeyer, Vice President; Dave Maine, Treasurer; Grant Wittenborn, Secretary; Nan Funkhouser, Reporter; John Wittenborn, Member at Large. Anyone caring to nominate someone for office send me a note or attend the November meeting on the 23rd.

That’s all for now. Hope to see you this Saturday for Breakfast.

John Wittenborn, President.

Chapter Elections, Events, Meetings

New Leadership for 2014

December 16th, 2013

The votes were counted at the November meeting, and the Chapter has a new President for 2014.

John Wittenborn has agreed to take over as President of Chapter 15, and the rest of the elected position holders have agreed to maintain their current roles into the new year.

As the President of IAC 15 for a number of years, I’d like to say thank you for all your support for the club and your dedication to aerobatics and flying in general.  An organization like ours is nothing without dedicated members and volunteers who strive for common goals of aviation safety, education, camaraderie, and entertainment.

While a growing family has placed new demands for my time, I will still be an active member in the club and will continue to support the growth of our chapter.

On behalf of IAC Chapter 15, I wish you a Merry Christmas, a prosperous new year, and many blue skies.

Grant Wittenborn

IAC Chapter 15 Leadership for 2014

  • President: John Wittenborn
  • Vice President: Brenda Lea
  • Treasurer: Lee Crites
  • Secretary: Dave Maine
  • Newsletter Editor: Nan Funkhouser
  • Web Editor: Paul Thomson
  • Young Eagles Coordinator: Brenda Lea
  • Membership Chair: John Ostmeyer
  • Member at Large: Grant Wittenborn

Chapter Elections, Chapter Information

November Meeting Reminder and Other Important Things

November 13th, 2013

A quick reminder about the November meeting on November 18th in the conference room at Signature Flight Support at KIXD. 7pm as usual.

This is an important meeting as we’ll be voting on 2014 chapter officers.

Up for election are the following:

  • President: John Wittenborn
  • Vice President: Brenda Lea
  • Treasurer: Dave Maine
  • Secretary: Dave Maine
  • Newsletter Editor: Nan Funkhouser
  • Web Editor: Paul Thomson
  • Young Eagles Coordinator: Brenda Lea
  • Membership Chair: John Ostmeyer

You must be a chapter member in order to vote.

You may vote by email proxy or at the meeting.

Submit your vote via email to

Don’t Forget about the Christmas Party!

The Christmas party this year will be hosted by John and Linda Morrissey.

Click here for details and directions to the party.  An RSVP is required by November 30th.

Judges School anyone?

We are measuring interest levels in a judges school in February or March of next year.  If you’re interested, please send an email to

Chapter Elections, Chapter Information ,

Nominations for Chapter Officers

October 2nd, 2012

IAC Chapter 15 is taking nominations for all elected positions within the chapter for 2013.

Positions within the club and the people in those positions:

  • President – Grant WittenbornIAC15 Logo
  • Vice President – Brenda Lea
  • Treasurer – Lee Crites
  • Secretary – Dave Maine
  • Newsletter Editor – Nan Funkhouser
  • Web Editor – Grant Wittenborn / Paul Thomson
  • Young Eagles Coordinator – John Wittenborn
  • Membership Chair – John Ostmeyer

Nominations will be taken through November 1st, and voted upon at the November meeting.

Please send your nominations to

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Wrapping Up 2011

December 23rd, 2011

The calendar pages have been flipping fast lately, and while it’s still sunny and 45 in late December, it’s hard to believe the Christmas IAC15 LogoSeason is upon us and 2012 is coming to a close.

Naturally, the year end is time for reflection, and 2011 for Chapter 15 has unarguably been a success.

We’ve got a solid and stable membership base of flyers and non-flyers alike; we’ve taken in a number of new members and introduced them to the freedom of aerobatics, and a few members have sadly moved away.

We had a number of good practice days at the New Century Airport, along with a few pancake and omelet breakfasts sprinkled in between.

The 2011 edition of the Harold Neumann Barnstormer was one of the most successful Kansas City has had, and was one of the most widely attended regional contests in 2011.  The success of our contest rests on the shoulders of the contest director and all those involved in organizing, running and volunteering, and I can only say that I hope those individuals are as proud of their success as I am.

Our members have had continued success at the National competition, and have represented our chapter well.  Their accomplishments are a reflection of their dedication to the sport and to the hard work they’ve put in during the year.

Our chapter is healthy and strong, and on behalf of the leadership of IAC Chapter 15, Kansas City, I wish you and your family the same for the Christmas Season, and in 2012.

Merry Christmas,

Grant Wittenborn – President
IAC Chapter 15, Kansas City

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