Social

Co-Chairpersons: Fern Katzman and Janet Leota
Liaison: Barbara Magnano

 

Overview

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.

 

Picnics and Tailgates

The club hosts at least one picnic during the flying season, providing an opportunity for members to gather, socialize and — weather permitting — a flyout. GEBA also hosts tailgates for members, friends and prospective members at various festivals throughout the year. Look for the GEBA banner.