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President's Letter-March 2022

Greetings WAMA members, corporate members, friends and supporters!

Dear Friends and Colleagues,

The Spring Equinox has arrived, and we’ve sprung ahead to Daylight Savings Time. We all are looking
forward to being outdoors again and enjoying some nice weather.  On March 19th, Dutchess
Community College’s School of Aviation Maintenance held their first Open House.  It is located at the
Hudson Valley Regional Airport in Wappingers Falls, NY.  I was happy to see the program come to
fruition.  It was a wonderful day to see equipment that WAMA was able to donate with gifts from
several aviation companies, flight departments and aircaft OEMs, visit with potential maintenance
students and tour the new facility and hangar.  Genna Suraci, the program coordinator of the AMT
Program and instructor, gave a presentation and shared information about the training facility,
enrollment and programs for financial assistance.

Unfortunately, we were not able to gather for our normal joint WAMA/PAMA meeting in April, regularly
hosted and presented by Gulfstream Aerospace.  We are hopeful that perhaps a meeting will occur in
May and we’re currently looking for a sponsor.  We still have plans for a poolside BBQ meeting in June
to coincide with the NBAA Regional in White Plains.  Honeywell is on tap for that once again.

I hope all you golfers out there are dusting off your irons.  We have scheduled a date of July 25th for this
year’s WAMA golf outing.  Due to Covid, we missed hosting the event in 2020 and 2021.  This will now
be our 60th event.  The event page for all the information for players and sponsors will be up on the
WAMA website shortly.  Players and sponsors, please support this important event as we continue to
support Corporate Angel Network (CAN), our featured non-profit organization that works with member
companies providing free travel to cancer patients.

We hope to see you soon! Please enjoy the Q1 newsletter.

Hope to see you all soon!


Jody Kerton

President, Westchester Aircraft Maintenance Association. WAMA

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