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COPA Regional Governors Meeting

by on Sep.21, 2014, under Flying

On Friday,September 19, 2014 five of the six COPA Regional Governors plus the North Centeral Regiona web master flew to Dayton to meet face to face for the first time. Three arrived by Cirrus and three came in commercially and four of the six were accompanied by their wives. The work started at five PM Friday when all gathered at the Williamson home for an hour long webinar on internet based tools put on by the COPA IT Chairman John Ylinen. The ladies left for dinner at a local restaurant and the theater. After the webinar the Governors relaxed for a cocktail then headed for dinner at a local steak house.

Saturday the we met at Carillon Park Administration building conference room at 8:30. The meeting covered a comprehensive agenda with very active participation by all. The objective was to take what had been learned in putting on Regional events over the past two years and take it to the next level. We broke for lunch, then took a short tour of the Wright Brothers exhibit at Carillon Park before resuming the meeting for another concentrated four hours of work. At 5:30 PM we traveled from the meeting site to Haswthorn Hill the Wright Brothers mansion to meet the ladies and participate in a private tour. The ladies had spent the day first visiting the Carillon park museum, then a local outdoor mall for lunch and some shopping and finally relaxed at the Williamson home. Katie the Historical Socity guide did a great job of bringing the Wright Brothers mansion to life during the tour. After a quick turn around freshen up stop, the group met at Moraine Country Club for the closing dinner. It turned out that it was Lobster night and everyone enjoyed steamed fresh main lobster and got the opportunity to celebrate Giuseppe’s birthday as a bonus. It was a jolly dinner that capped off a very productive and intense day and a half of work.

Sunday morning the Governors took to the air for their return. Everyone indicated it was time well spent and we shared enthusiasm that the program will move forward with increasing success.

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