Holiday Message 2011

On behalf of our Board of Directors, I am sending you our best wishes for a joyous holiday season!  We especially salute Spaatzen serving in our Armed Forces. Their sacrifices on the frontiers of freedom ensure that we continue to enjoy so many blessings together!

We are not just The Spaatz Association, we are Your Spaatz Association! Together now for over a decade Your Spaatz Association has grown into a premier fraternal and benevolent organization.  We are an Association by and for Leaders who add impact – Leaders who make a difference – Leaders like you! We want you to join us in making 2012 a pivotal success.  If you are not yet an active member this is our invitation for you to Join Us!

Join Us!  Recipients of the General Carl A. Spaatz Award are recognized as Leaders in a world whose future demands Leadership!  We are committed to reinvesting our time, energy and resources in that future by mentoring the young people of today. They are our Leaders of Tomorrow!

Join Us!  Since 1997, our Aerospace Leadership Scholarship has been a signature program of  Your Spaatz Association. This is made possible by your dues, donations and by special benefactors. To date, nearly $100,000 has been awarded to outstanding Civil Air Patrol Cadets.  This program continues under the sure hand of Col. Bob Mattes, USAF (ret.).

Join Us!  Become connected and network with hundreds of Spaatzen who’ve joined your Association’s Facebook and LinkedIn sites. Our social media initiatives, under the leadership of Directors Jeff Mueller, Austyn Granville, Michael Provencher and Spaatzen Alan Dickenson, delivers a powerful new dimension of networking and fraternity to our membership.

Click the image above to register for this year's Winter Dinner!

Join Us!  On March 3, 2012 you are welcome to attend our 10th Annual Dinner and Awards Event in Arlington,Virginia.  We are excited to announce that General Norton Schwartz, Chief of Staff of the United States Air Force, will join us as our keynote speaker!  This signature event has evolved into a premier networking and mentoring event for Association members, CAP Cadets, USAF and CAP leaders alike!

In closing, we thank each of you for your friendship, support and commitment to excellence in leadership. We invite and challenge you to Join Us!  You enrich us through the reinvestment of your blessings in the ideals of our Association and the CAP Cadet Program.

Warm wishes for a Happy Holiday Season and for a Prosperous New Year!


Stephen W. Austen, #161
National President
Your Spaatz Association

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