Co-Chairpersons: Fern Katzman, Janet Leota and Meghan Marconi
Liaison: Tony Saxton



Ballooning is a very social activity, and GEBA promotes the friendship and socialization aspects through a number of events and activities These are geographically located so as to equalize travel time for the multi-state membership.


General Meetings

Regular association meetings are held in February, May and November. Traditionally, these are on a Sunday afternoon, beginning with a (light) luncheon. In addition to association business, meetings either feature a special speaker, program or are held at location that correlates to aviation and/or ballooning.


Annual Dinner Dance

This event features good food, music, dancing, friendship and year end recognition for members, including: Competition, Photo Contest, Torok Sportsmanship and Decker Crew Scholarship awards. For a list of previous recipients, see the Recognition page.



The club hosts at least one picnic during the flying season, providing an opportunity for members to gather, socialize and — weather permitting — a flyout.