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Anticipating EAA AirVenture 2015 - more affectionately known as "Oshkosh"

Anticipating EAA AirVenture 2015 - more affectionately known as "Oshkosh"

by Admin — last modified Feb 20, 2015 05:38 PM — History

Here are some important details:

1.       Please provide and wear your own agency name tag, complete with your First and Last Name.

2.       Provide your own parking and daily entrance fees - Weekly arm-bands can be purchased from MASA at the EAA Member/Exhibitor rate of $121. Please contact Debbie Smoll for details. Please also consider accepting your weekly pass as a pack-of-dailies so you can easily share your unused days. Parking passes can be purchased from the EAA at $10 per day or $60 per vehicle for the week. Lower priced parking is also available at the farm (Relleumtdats) located at the corner of Waupun Road and Knapp Road and is a real short walk to the MASA Hospitality Site.

3.       Plan to arrive on Saturday, July 18, if possible, ready for speaking assignments on Sunday July 19There will also be speaking opportunities during the week and on Sunday, July 26.

4.       If you are a speaker, please check your bio at www.oshkoshmasa.org/organizations/bios. Corrections and updates should be sent to [email protected]

5.       Let us know if you need a map. GPS units have sure made finding your way around a lot easier.

6.       Please send us a face photo, sometimes called a mug shot, so we can get a bit better acquainted. Please email the photo to John Lorenz - [email protected] If you are attending with your family, they should be included in the photo if possible.

MASA will provide:

1.       Arrangements for speaking in local churches and small groups as opportunities are available. More than 70 assignments were scheduled for last year. Separate email communication is provided for each speaking assignment.

2.       Housing in area homes. Lynn Brown, 920.912.7126, is the housing coordinator, Debbie Smoll, 920.841.3906, is your back-up contact. Housing information will be sent to each individual or family unit with a confirming email to your organizations point-person. Please contact your host family as soon as those assignments are made to confirm the arrangements and your expected arrival. Contact Lynn if things change. Housing assignments are usually finalized two to three weeks before AirVenture.

3.       Meals at the MASA Hospitality Tent will be available starting Thursday July 16th as follows:

  • Thursday, July 16th: lunch 12:00 - 12:30
  • Friday, July 17th: lunch 12:00 - 12:30 and supper at 5:30 with the MASA Team as our special guests.
  • Saturday, July 18th: lunch 12:00 - 1:00.
  • Sunday, July 19th: lunch 12:00 - 1:00 and the evening meal/Welcome event (5:30) at Plymouth Church in Oshkosh.
  • Monday, July 20th through Sunday, July 26: breakfast 7:00 - 8:30, lunch 11:30 - 1:30, and supper 4:30 - 6:00 with after-dinner speaker(s) 5:30 - 6:00.
  • Monday July 27th: no meals.

Each meal is sacrificially provided by small groups, churches, or families. Please contact Joyce Ison, 920.419.1780 if you will miss a meal that you had planned to attend. Guests are welcome - but again - please alert Joyce in advance. Please bring your guests with you rather than sending them on ahead.

4.       A vehicle for use during the week, as they are available. Les Ison, 920.419.4250, is handling the vehicle arrangements. Please return your borrowed vehicle: washedvacuumed and filled with fuel. (FYI, Daily car rental is over $125 during AirVenture.)

5.       Airport pick-ups at Milwaukee, Appleton, and Green Bay or other local airports. Gerry Mich, 920.750.8284, is our chauffeur coordinator. Please confirm your arrival information with Gerry (or your assigned chauffeur) -both voice mail and text- as you board the last leg of your trip.  If you are traveling by private air, please let Gerry (or your assigned chauffeur) know of your progress, and let them know when you arrive. In each case, we also need to know your destination in the Oshkosh area. (Please note that the communication systems get really bogged down during AirVenture and messages get severely delayed at times. That is why we are encouraging both voice mail and text.)

6.       A secure area to store your baggage, including a place to charge your cell phones, and manage lost-and-found items. Bonnie Hegner920.277.7612, our Bag Lady, is in charge.

7.       Limited Wi-Fi access is usually available - provided by the EAA.

We look forward to seeing you at AirVenture 2015.  Anticipating what God will do again this year!

 

Sincerely,

Lee Smoll, MASA Executive Director

Note: This information will be sent to each individual or family group after registration.

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