We are in the start-up phase of this apostolate and we are looking for People of God who will take the initiative of starting a chapter in their location. It is easy to do. We at Headquarters will provide you with promotional materials to advertise the formation of a chapter and a Chapter Handbook to guide you in chapter management. We will also provide with the names of those in your local area who have registered with CAA. The only requirements for leading a Chapter are that you want to share your interest in aviation, witness to the Good News of Jesus Christ and be a practicing Catholic in good standing with your local Church.
The basic steps to forming a chapter are:
- Advertise/promote your new chapter with a notice in your church bulletin, flyers, email, post cards and invitations at local airports, flight schools, aviation and aerospace company lounges, churches, college/university aviation department bulletin boards and anywhere else you think potential members may be. (Be sure to get permission before post any information to private bulletin boards.)
- Gather together a core group of 5-6 people. An ideal Chapter size is 8 to 15 people, as this will allow for a relaxed, conversational style meeting.
- Hold a formation meeting. At the meeting you should decide where and when you will meet, who will be the officers, and who will be the Chapter contact person for the CAA website directory.
- Notify CAA Headquarters once the Chapter is formed.
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