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NC Wing 2009 Annual Conference

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NCWG Conference Head Table: L-R: Maj. Kay, Col. Douglass, Col. Chazell, Col. Vazquez and Mr. Tripp. Photo by Capt. Don Penven
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More Than 190 Members Attend From Across The State

10/19/2009––The North Carolina Wing held its annual conference at the Village Inn Golf and Conference Center in Clemmons, NC on October 17 - 18, 2009. At this writing, 192 members attended.

The General Assembly and Awards Ceremony filled the morning hours and seminars were conducted throughout the afternoon. NC Wing Commander, Col Roy Douglass opened the festivities and introduced the Orange Co. award-winning color guard. Joining Col. Douglass at the head table were: Maj. John Kay, NC Wing Chief of Staff, Col. Russell Chazell, from CAP National HQs., Col. Joseph Vazquez, Middle East Region Commander, and Mr. Steve Tripp, programs manager from National HQs.

The afternoon guest speaker was NC House of Representatives Member, Dale R. Folwell. Rep. Folwell is a CPA and represents the 74th House District . He lives in Winston-Salem.

The afternoon session included seminars in Mission Information Officer, Safety, Standards & Evaluation, Communications, Incident Commander and Emergency Services, Internet Technology, Recruiting and Retention, Drug Demand Reduction, Legal, Professional Development, Aerospace Education, Operations and Counter Drug/HLS.

In a memo sent to the NC Wing Staff members, Wing Commander, Col. Roy Douglass said, "Please accept my sincere thanks to each of you who participated in and/or had anything specific to do with the success of our 2009 wing conference!  Especially to Lt Col Lucy Davis, Lt Col Leslie Ingram, Ms Kathy Gaddy, and to each of the wing staff who provided seminars, as well as to members of NC022 and other CAP members who provided time and effort in helping with the conference. Those of you who missed attending really missed a great time!  We hope you'll be able to attend next year.
We are considering locations at which to hold our 2010 conference, and will be announcing preliminary conference location and dates as soon as we finalize them." 

                                   NC Wing Awards For 2009 

Senior Member Of The Year  -  Lt Col Lucy H. Davis
Cadet  Of The Year  -  C/Col Olivia A. Barrow

Of The Year Awards                                        Winner                    
Public Affairs Officer OTY 1st Place – Lt Col Donald A. Beckett
Public Affairs Officer OTY 2nd Place – Maj Mary Ann Fleagle
Public Affairs Officer OTY 3rd Place –1st Lt Charles C. Parker
Recruitment and Retention Officer OTY – Maj James T. Styles
Finance Officer OTY – 1st Lt John C. Greene
Communicator OTY – Capt Kertis A. Henderson
Col Edwin W. Lewis IC Staff Member OTY – Lt Col David E. Crawford
Aerospace Education Officer OTY – Maj Mary Ann Fleagle
Emergency Services Officer OTY – Capt Kenneth W. Bickell
Safety Officer OTY – 1st Lt Michael D. McCoury
Aerospace Education Squadron OTY – So Charlotte Cadet Sqdn NC-800
Col Dion E. DeCamp Ground Team OTY – Burlington Composite Sqdn                                                                                                                   NC-022
Meritorious Service Award - Lt Col David Ritter

Commander's Commendation - Maj Conrad D'Cruz                                  

Commander's Commendation - Maj Tim Tessin

Commander's Commendation – C/CMSgt Christina M. North

Commander's Commendation – Maj Linda S. Eldredge

Commander's Commendation – C/Capt Kyle P. Zobel

Unit Citation - Fayetteville Composite Squadron

Top Orientation Flight Pilots            Winners            # O Flights
#1 O-Flight Pilot            Capt Charles H. Dawson        45
#2 O-Flight Pilot            Lt Col Wallace C. Courtney     44
#3 O-Flight Pilot            Maj Frederick R. Eldredge       39

The evening was topped of at the annual banquet. Maj. John Maxfield demonstrated his usual wit and candor in his discussion of the merits of "Rubber Chicken," Maj. Maxwell assured the dinner guests that by order of Col. Douglass, the rubber had been removed from the chicken.

The banquet guest speaker NC Senator Peter S. Brunstetter. Sen. Brunstetter is an attorney and holds a private pilot's license with multi-engine and instrument ratings. And like his friend and colleague, Rep. Folwell, he is an avid motorcyclist.

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