Oh, shame is me
Thomas & Deanna Jordon (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Sun, 17 Aug 97 19:39:21 UT
Okay, I give. I confess to being a lurker on the Explorer-net. I repent of my
grave sin of vicariously living out my life through the ramblings and
wanderings of the few other Explorers who dare to post on the Net. I confess
to envy of the different lifestyles and outlooks of our Australian members. I
confess to not really doing much at all a lot of the time. Heck, if the pay's
right, I just might confess to selling the Brooklyn Bridge.
Anyway, to get on with it. I guess you have a right to a little of my time
since I have taken so much of yours.
Welcome to the world of Aviation Explorer Post 202, Independence, Oregon. It's
been quite a summer. Over the 4th of July holiday our group participated in
the annual parade. Our members made up flyers touting the advantages of being
an Explorer and then folded them into paper airplanes to be directed at
likely-looking cannidates along the parade route. Just so we wouldn't be
accused of littering, a member of the post rolled along on Rollerblades and
collected those that failed to be picked up. We still don't have any word on
how well this will work for us.
How many people know of Howard Hughes and the Spruce Goose? It is currently in
three major pieces in storage at McMinnville, Oregon. Well, Post 202 worked
crowd control for the two times this year it has been open to the public for
viewing. In return for their efforts they were given special tours through the
entire huge aircraft and even got to sit in the co-pilot's seat next to where
Howard Hughes sat when he took the plane up for it one short flight.
In the meantime, we have a website for those wishing to visit us and see some
of the other things we've been involved in. At this site we've also
established a series of discussion forums on such topics of what has and has
not worked for Explorer Posts, what can Districts do to help their Explorer
Posts, what would you like to see Exploring do. So check out our web site and
post us a comment. The URL is: http://www.geocities.com/CapeCanaveral/9470
(please use caps where I did)
There's a few things planned for the near future llike another flight to the
Musuem of Flight in Seattle, working with a group trying to start an air
museum in Albany, Oregon and ground school classes for the winter. I'll make
sure and keep you updated.
Now, let's hear what your Post is up to.