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Awards Presented at BFA Annual General Meeting PDF Print E-mail
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Thursday, 14 November 2013 11:09

 BFA’s most prestigious award is the Shields-Trauger Award and the Board of Directors voted to approve two nominations for 2013.

Cheri Edwards White was awarded the Shields-Trauger Award in the category of a notable flight for her 2012 America’s Challenge gas balloon flight. The flight covered over 2600 km from Albuquerque to North Carolina and lasted over 62 hours.

Cindy Petrehn was posthumously awarded the Shields-Trauger Award in the category of exemplary service to the BFA and the ballooning community. Cindy was a dedicated contributor for many years to Ballooning magazine in addition to serving as the official photographer for many events including the U.S. National Championships. Beyond her tangible contributions, Cindy served as a wonderful ambassador for the BFA throughout the community in the US and abroad. Many of Cindy’s family and friends were in attendance to accept the award in her honor.

President’s Award

President, Mick Murphy to Jim Thompson for his 20 years of valuable volunteer service to the BFA.

Director Awards

David Rapp NC to Michael Bien
Ken Walter GL to Ryan Carlton
Cory Miller Western to Oz Tour & Disney
Sam Parks SE to Ken Draughn
Blair Kaufman SW to Cindy Petrehn
Mick Murphy NE to David Tanzer
Troy Bradley to Scott Appelman

Drew Egerton to Adam Magee
Drew Egerton to Kimberly Wooge
Scott Wooge to Jeff Haliczer
Scott Wooge to Michael L Shrum
Jim Thompson NAA Delegate to Orvin E Olivier

Ed Yost Master Pilot Award to
Tarp Head
Brent Stockwell,
Tom McConnell
Bruce Wellens.

Crew Member of the Year Award to
Rob Mullis

Bill Murtorff Spirit of Ballooning Award to
Adam Magee
Kim Wooge

Last Updated on Thursday, 14 November 2013 14:58
BFA Meeting in Albuquerque 2013 PDF Print E-mail
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Thursday, 14 November 2013 10:39

The BFA Board of Directors held its face to face meeting October 3rd at the Anderson-Abruzzo International Balloon Museum in Albuquerque, NM. The meeting served to bring together the Board to discuss many of the current issues for the organization face to face (or via Skype for some). The agenda included a wide variety of topics such as the 2014 budget, division and committee reports, elections recaps and the selection of officers for the following year and much more.

Officers for 2014
President, Sam Parks, Southeast Region Director

Vice President, Scott Wooge, At-Large Director
Treasurer Maury Sullivan, At-Large Director
Secretary Dean Carlton, Great Lakes Region Director.

 Contact information for these and the other Board members can be found here.

BFA Election Results PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 26 August 2013 08:57

We would like to thank everyone that participated in the voting process for the 2013 BFA Elections. This year, we tried something new with the ability to vote electronically. This was a huge cost savings to the organization. 

Last Updated on Monday, 26 August 2013 09:06
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