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2014 Officer Nominations

Members,

BAPA is obligated to nominate officers for the next year before our November meeting so that we will have time to elect our officers prior to the early December Holiday party.

All the current officers are up for election in 2014 and are being automatically nominated for 2014, however if you would like to nominate someone else for a position in 2014 please email nominations to me at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

I will then compile the nominations for the November 5th BAPA meeting in Milpitas.

Thanks!

David McMillan

BAPA President

Coastal Cleanup Day Saturday

BAPA Members and Bay Area Pilots,

One more reminder that this Saturday, September 20th, 2014 from 9am-noon is the California Coastal Cleanup Day.  

ALSO - there is a parallel cleanup effort taking place at the Stables, under the coordination of David Sondergeld. If you would like to participate in that effort, please reach out to Dave at the number below:

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415-602-7847 Cell

Volunteers should plan to meet at the Paraglider Island in the Mussel Rock parking lot by 0900. There will be coffee and bagels provided by BAPA.

More Information on the event can be found on the Pacifica Beach Coalition's website:  www.pacificabeachcoalition.org 

Please make a serious effort to come out this Saturday morning to volunteer and show the community that we as paraglider pilots are committed to preserving this spectacular part of California's coast that we all love to fly.

If you have any questions please feel free to contact me.

See you all on Saturday!

Will Whitaker

BAPA Activities Director

404-323-9455

Next BAPA Meeting - Wednesday, May 7th, 2014 in South San Francisco - 6:30pm

Hello BAPA Members and Bay Area Pilots,

This is a reminder of our upcoming BAPA bi-monthly meeting next Wednesday, May 7th, 2014 at Round Table Pizza in South San Francisco.  After the meeting we will have a presentation by Seth Familian, founder of Maptiv8, a visual directory that could be integrated into the BAPA webiste.  We will discuss how this directory may benefit BAPA and our community as a whole.  More info here:  http://www.maptiv8.com/  Please look at the website and bring your questions and comments for discussion at the meeting.

Please come and also spread the word, it should be a fantastic meeting.  And if you are a new BAPA member (or someone just interested in BAPA) this is a great opportunity to meet other enthusiastic local pilots!  All are welcome.

Details are as follows:

6:30pm - Social Half Hour begins

7:00pm - Official Meeting begins

Immediately following the meeting - Presentation by Seth Familian of Maptiv8

Location:

Round Table Pizza

2227 Gellert Blvd 

South San Francisco, CA 94080

(650) 878-1001 

If you have any questions please contact me directly (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ), otherwise I look forward to seeing you all at Round Table Pizza in South San Francisco!

Dave McMillan

BAPA President

Next BAPA Meeting - THIS Wednesday, July 23rd, 2014 in Milpitas - 6:30pm

Hello BAPA Members and Bay Area Pilots,

This is a reminder of our upcoming BAPA bi-monthly meeting THIS Wednesday, July 23rd, 2014 at Red Lobster in Milpitas. 

During the meeting we will have a discussion on the future of the Sand City paragliding site near Monterey with a member of the Coastal Condors and immediately following the meeting, we will have a wrap up of the recent Rat Race in Woodrat, OR and the US Paragliding Nationals in Chelan, WA.

Please come and also spread the word, it should be a fantastic meeting.  And if you are a new BAPA member (or someone just interested in BAPA) this is a great opportunity to meet other enthusiastic local pilots!  All are welcome.

Details are as follows:

6:30pm - Social Half Hour begins

7:00pm - Official Meeting begins

Immediately following the meeting – Rat Race and US Nationals Summary

Location:

Red Lobster

503 E Calaveras Blvd

Milpitas, CA 95035

408-942-0781

If you have any questions please contact me directly (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ), or Will Whitaker, BAPA Activities Director (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ), otherwise I look forward to seeing you all at Red Lobster in Milpitas!

Dave McMillan, BAPA President

Earth Day Cleanup at Mussel Rock - THIS Saturday, April 26, 9-11:00am

BAPA Members and Bay Area Pilots,

This Saturday, April 26th from 9-11:00am is the Earth Day cleanup in Pacifica.  BAPA has supported this event together with the Pacifica Beach Coalition in the past and will continue to do so this year.  We will be volunteering at one of our favorite flying sites, Mussel Rock.  BAPA will be providing coffee and bagels to volunteers around 9am.

Information on the event can be found on the Pacifica Beach Coalition's website:  www.pacificabeachcoalition.org 

Please make a serious effort to come out this Saturday morning to volunteer and show the community that we as paraglider pilots are committed to preserving this spectacular part of California's coast that we all love to fly.  The Pacifica Beach Coalition truly values our efforts in this event.

If you have any questions please feel free to contact me.

Dave McMillan

BAPA President