I feel rejuvenated! Recently our Curator Bob Evans, Secretary-treasurer Dave Birrell, and myself attended the 1995 Canadian Aeronautical Preservation Association conference in Wetaskiwin, Alberta. It was held at the Reynolds-Alberta Museum, a beautiful facility which has to be seen to be believed. Adjacent tot he museum is the aviation component - housing over 20 restored airworthy aircraft (with another 80 in reserve!)
The meetings were attended by representatives from air museums across Canada. They all had one common interest, to preserve vintage aircraft so future generations may enjoy them.
Probably the most gratifying experience at the conference was being treated as an equal and peer by such renowned colleagues as Chris Terry, Director of the National Aviation Museum in Ottawa, and Byron Reynolds of the Reynolds Museum. Obviously the Nanton Lancaster Society Air Museum has earned credibility at the national level.
Other events have invigorated me for another year of presidential duties. Our Volunteer Appreciation Night on October 14 was well attended and enjoyed by all. Planning for next summer's event is underway. The theme will be "Heroes and Heroines we have Known" a tribute to WWII men and women.
Presently a crew of students from SAIT (Southern Alberta Institute of Technology) is shooting a video about the museum. Their youthful exuberance is refreshing.
As you can see my job is never dull. I guess that is why I keep coming back for more!