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AMA Action Alert: The Channel Island Condors need your help

August 20, 2012

Dear Friends,

One of our fellow clubs in District X is in a serious time of need.  The Channel Island Condors have been an outstanding club on California's Central Coast for more than 25 years.  During this time they have conducted 800,000+ safe flight operations, ran numerous competitions, taught area youth the value of aeromodeling, and given to charities in their community.

The land owner, California State University Channel Islands (CSUCI), has been engaged in a concerted effort to remove them from their field for some time now.  The Condors have done an excellent job of pushing back against the tactics that CSUCI has used.  Now, the University is using two incidents to justify closing the field.  They have refused to engage in any discussion on additional safety steps that could be taken to address the common denominator in these incidents.  

The Condors need your help.  Please join me in writing letters to the University, state fire officials, local council members, and their state Representative.  The Condors have made it easy; just go to this webpage to make your voices heard.  Here you'll find letters that you can send as written or, better yet, edit them to suit your own style.  While you're there, take the opportunity to join their Facebook page so you can be kept informed of the situation.  

Together we will overcome the unfair treatment the Condors are enduring and return modeling to this fine club and community.

Thank you for your help.

Lawrence Tougas
AMA Vice President
District X
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