AMA District III - Ohio, Pennsylvania & West Virginia
I would like to introduce myself as the newly elected D3 VP. My name is Randy Adams. I live in a northern suburb of Cincinnati, Ohio called Fairfield.
My modeling began in the late sixties and is not much different than most of you that have been lifelong modelers. I first started with rubber band powered, moved to Cox plastic models, then to RC in the early 70s. My passion is building and flying scale models and I have won once at the RC Scale NATS in Muncie and placed 1st and 2nd in a few NASA events in Ohio, Kentucky, and Indiana. I belong to two RC clubs in the area and have served as D3 AVP since 2003. With in the clubs I belong, I have served in various leadership positions. The data that I received from HQ says that there are 227 chartered clubs in D3, now naturally I cannot do all of those in one year. So, to assist me in planning my summer I would appreciate it if you would send me an invitation to something that you would like me to attend. I look forward to meeting you. In closing, I would like to thank Mark Radcliff for his years of service to D3 as VP and Jeff Black for stepping up and running for this position. The election was extremely close.
As 2023 ends I would like to reflect upon my experiences as the District III Vice President. I began this journey in 2012 and after four terms (12 years) I felt it was time to retire and turn the controls over to a new pilot. Words cannot express what an honor it has been to serve the AMA and the members of District III (OH-PA-WV). I welcomed discussing AMA business with all of you and thoroughly enjoyed flying at your club fields. I was able to attend events that I previously only dreamed about, and I participated in your club anniversary celebrations, meetings, weddings and more. The best thing however was making new friends with modelers in District III and throughout the country. I hope you know I did my best to represent your needs to AMA. I want to personally thank the Associate VP’s and the AMA members of DIII for the volunteer work that you do to help AMA. The AMA is in a better place because of folks like you. Thank you to both Associate VP’s Jeff Black and Randy Adams for stepping up and running for the District III Vice President position. After excellent campaigns by both individuals Randy Adams won the election by a scant 16 votes! I wish Randy Adams the best of luck as the new DIII Vice President. Knowing Randy as I do, I am confident that District III will continue the tradition of being among the best and most active districts in the country. Finally, I wish every AMA member could witness the hard work by the AMA staff and the Executive Council. Their dedication and passion of our hobby and to the members is why we are still flying today in this time of government over regulation. THANK YOU to everyone that made this one of the greatest experiences of my life and I look forward to your fellowship and flying with you in the years to come. Stay safe and fly safely.
Mark A. Radcliff
AMA District III VP (2012 -2023)
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AMA District III Covers the States of Ohio, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia.