Congratulations to Frank Yang and his new position. You are always a SAS at heart. See his communication below and thanks for the great work.
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Fellow State Air Surgeons,
Col Frank Yang, formerly the VA SAS has accepted a new position as the ANG Asst to PACAF/SG so he is no longer a State Air Surgeon. As VP of Society of SAS, he asked me to assume his duties. His e-mail is reproduced below.
Three immediate tasks are presented:
1 – Please review and approve the attached Bylaws. This organization has not had bylaws previously. You may use the voting button to automatically reply.
2 – Please send nominations (or volunteer) for VP and Secretary/treasurer.
3 – Attached to this e-mail is a spreadsheet with our most up-to date contact information. Please review. Also, if you have a preferred e-mail address or don’t want to get 2-3 copies of same message, please let me know.
Thank you for your attention to these matters.
Col Mike “Diggler” Ricci
FROM COL YANG:
Greetings. Hope everyone has been well.
Since starting the project to update SAS contact roster in July/Aug, I finally heard back from another SAS this month (Nov). I don’t think I will get any more reply. So, including the latest reply from earlier Nov, attached is the “Verified 2015-11” version.
Thanks to all for helping, especially Scott, for updating AK through KS. Scott, All the info you emailed me have been included in the attached “Verified 2015-11” version.
Column O contains “Verified emails 2015-11”.
Column P contains “Verified phones 2015-11”.
These are built on the spreadsheet ANGRC Maj. Ludke emailed me/us in August. All the info on the August spreadsheet were kept as they are.
So, as we move forward, I suggest we use the verified emails where we have them, and use the older contact info on the spreadsheet where we do not have updates — hoping most of the info on the ANGRC August portion of the spreadsheet is still correct.
Way forward, now that we updated contacts:
***** I should step aside:
I found out that I was assigned a new military job, ANG Asst to PACAF/SG, after I started this project to re-energize Soc of SAS. I continued to serve as VA SAS while JFHQ looked for a replacement. Now Lt Col. Eric Merrill has been named VA SAS. So, I feel I am no longer eligible to serve as your president, since I am no longer an SAS. I am happy to continue to help energize this most worthy society and contribute as much as I can.
So, I ask:
***** Bylaws Committee: In alphabetical order: Co’ls. Dodson, Kjos, Pond, Ricci:
Please email your Bylaws draft to all SAS and ask for return vote on the Bylaws AND ask for TWO nominations: one for VP and one for Secretary/Treasurer. Mike should assume Prez as provided by Bylaws.
***** Communications & Meetings Committee: In alphabetical order: Col’s. Jackson, McPherson, Nielsen, Rogers:
Please stand by to engage all if when the need arises for a meeting or email discussion.
Again, Many Thanks to ALL of you for volunteering/agreeing to step forward to re-energize Soc of SAS. Collectively, this Soc should/could be an important conduit for discussion between ANGRC and States/Territories, and even a hotbed for ideas that will benefit the nation.
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Hail and farewell to that great F-16 Flight Surgeon, Arizona State Air Surgeon and former AANGFS President, Eric Kendle.