President’s Message June 2017
This message brings some exciting Association news.The AC-119 Gunship Association’s IT Committee has been working with extreme energy to bring you a new Web Site and associated database for a smooth and successful launch. And that time has arrived.
Also, all the elements to make for a successful Reunion XV III in Dayton, OH, have been forged into a solid, yet diverse, event.
Therefore, we are using this Welcome page and the June 2017 Firing Circle as the tool to provide you:
1) All you need to know to access and use the new Web Site, and (at the same time),
2) Learn all about the upcoming 2017 Reunion and register on-line to attend.
I said this previously, but it is of value to repeat: The new Web site is a well-crafted, and comprehensive. It is much more than a great place to get current news and information; it is continually evolving and becoming The Place to find an ever-increasing amount of history about our AC-119 Gunship Association. Further, it will simplify and automate: Reunion registrations (event module); buying Association merchandise from the Quartermaster’s site (eCommerce); and communicating within the Association’s membership. The result reduces a lot of background labor, paperwork, and Board member’s keyboard time.
Thank you again to our very hard working teams:
Information Technology (IT) Committee: Wayne Laessig, Ron Julian, Jim Mattison
Dayton Reunion XVIII: Ron Julian, Rogers Stevens, Al Heuss, Jim Alvis, Vern Hansen
Have a safe and enjoyable start to summer-time and enjoy our new web site.
News You Can Use Now!
• You can NOW USE the new website to register for the reunion
• Web-Site Launch Dummies Guides
Wayne Laessig did a super job of creating two “tutorial” documents that will aid everyone in making the most of the new Site. See below and they are also attached to the email messageto all with the June Firing Circle.
Please look at these carefully, and you'll be clicking away on the new site in no time.
These guides are also on the Association’s FaceBook page.
It might be a good idea to print and save the PDFs before you visit the new site. Or, just go to the new site and browse away!
• Guide to the new Website (PDF)
• Guide to registering for the 2017 Reunion (PDF)
The Association's New Web Site!!
The new web site is ready for you! Thanks go to everyone involved.
We welcome Cindy Etherton (daughter of our own Bruce Muller, Life Member & AC-119 Crew Chief) as our new Webmaster.
Wayne Laessig will assist her, with Ron Julian handling our Master Contact List (MCL), and Gus Sininger as our Quartermaster, assisted by Lee Wolf. Quite a Team!
We cannot thank Bill Petrie enough for ALL the dedicated years he gave us as our original Web developer & Webmaster; but here's a huge – THANK YOU, CHIEF!!!!!
On a final note as we say good bye to our old web site....There is lots to see & use on the new website. To start...
Wayne Laessig will happily show anyone at the Dayton Reunion how to best use everything in our new web's site functions and content, and answer questions. See you all in Dayton!