Welcome! Looking to effect change in nearly every aspect of your Air Force, support legislative platforms that represent members across DoD, or to share your experience and mentor others? You’ve found it here at AFSA Chapter 254, the Chapter of the Chesapeake! We are a nonprofit professional organization that is constantly looking for motivated Airmen of all ranks to shape our Air Force from the inside. We provide professional development and community involvement opportunities. Our member meetings are on the first and third Wednesday of every month. The meetings are open to everyone, not just dues-paying members. Come on out and see what a difference you can make!
Mini-Wreath Sales *Still Available*
Please help us support funding wreaths for Wreaths Across America by purchasing one of our hand-made mini-wreaths. $5.00 a piece, please contact SrA Grayson Davis (firstname.lastname@example.org) or SSgt Kat Burnham (email@example.com)
We’ve brought back our chapter newsletter and are excited to present to you the 2014 Year in Review! Let us know if you have any questions! Click here! *Currently putting together 2015 Year in Review!!*
- When: 17 February 2016 @ 1530
- Where: ALS Auditorium on the corner of Zimborski and Simmonds Ave
Here is a quick look of our calendar of events 2016!
Wreaths Across America Events (7 Dec, 12 Dec, 13 Feb)
Who: We need Airmen to support multiple locations!
What: Wreaths Across America, placing wreaths on soldiers’ graves
Where: Maryland State House//Arlington, VA and Annapolis, MD Veteran Cemeteries
Wear: Casual civilian clothing (nice shirt and good jeans preferred, please no cartoon T-Shirts)
When: 7 December @ State House 1145//12 December @ Arlington 0800 and Annapolis 1230//13 Feb Pick-Up Wreaths Event
Why: Remembering our veterans during the holidays
POC: SSgt Tyler Barkley, Mr. Russell Wagner
AFSA Highway Clean-Up (Quarterly)
We are hosting another Hwy Clean-up on our section of road off of Ridge road near Hwy 175.
What: Volunteer to clean up litter
Where: Meet at the Severn Library, on the highway side of the building near 7 Eleven
Wear: Comfy Casual, and AFSA shirts if you have them!
When: TBD from 0900-1000
Why: To beautify our section of town
POC: Kelia Bemley (firstname.lastname@example.org), AFSA Council (email@example.com)
Volunteer Event 2015 – Baltimore Orioles Community Partners Booth (4 Apr deadline, 11 Apr to 4 Oct)
We have six volunteers already and 10-15 more. We need more volunteers to help staff a booth at the Orioles Stadium and those who are interested need to act fast! Other private organizations are able to participate with us, but everyone who joins need to take some minimal training
Council Election Results:
Pres. – Reginald Williams
Vice Pres. – Regina Page
Secretary/Treasurer – Katherine Burnham
Legislation – Grayson Davis
Mini-Wreath Sales at Sweet Frog
AFSA Chapter 254 held a successful sales event at Sweet Frog in Laurel
Earned $105 selling 21 wreaths
Volunteer – Unit Representatives
Who: At least one of you in each of your units
What: Become a unit liaison to share opportunities and help get our message out
Where: Wherever you are!
When: Throughout the year
Why: To help get to know local members, their issues, and bring more opportunities to everyone
POC: Thomas Moore (AFSA.254.MT@Gmail.com or tcmoor2@NSA.gov) or Katherine Burnham (AFSA.254.P@Gmail.com)
Volunteer – AFSA 2016 Council Positions:
We are always looking for more volunteers to help lead the chapter. Most trustee positions have been filled but each trustee is in charge of a committee, each of which require additional manpower to help be successful throughout 2015. Below is a list of all of the Committees with a brief summary of their role. If you are interested in learning more, let us know!
|Airmen Activity Coordinator||Build professional development events and seminars|
|Americanism||Arranges community service opportunities|
|Awards/Scholarships||Manage the local recognition programs|
|Communication, Public Affairs||Furthers the chapter image and communications|
|Legislative||Leads the local legislative development programs|
|Membership||Recruits new and retains current members|
|Ways and Means||Develops fundraising opportunities to fuel chapter’s endeavors|
|Outreach/Social Network||Enhances veteran, organizational ties, hosts chapter socials|