Chapter Operations

Please note:  We are currently updating the site to reflect changed made to operations for 2018.  If you need information please contact Mary at Chapters@quad-a.org

AAAA chapters are comprised of at least 25 members who share an interest in Army Aviation and reside within a 50 mile radius of the seat of the potential chapter.

There are 4 different classifications of Chapters:

  • Super Chapters: 500 or more members
  • Master Chapters: 200-499 members
  • Senior Chapters: 75-199 members
  • AAAA Chapters: 74 or fewer members

AAAA Chapter Protocols and Processes effective as of 1 Jan 2018:

Over the past year the NEG and the AAAA National office have spent time meeting with chapters to get chapter feedback on chapter programs. We have focused on areas that can be streamlined to better support our Chapters and the AAAA mission of support to our aviation community and families. As a result, the Quarterly Chapter Meeting Refund program and the Chapter Funding Request process have been upgraded to be more efficient and user friendly.

2018 Quarterly Chapter Meeting Refund

Chapters holding at least one meeting or event in a calendar quarter are eligible to receive either a maximum of: $200 or $1.00 per member per total chapter membership, whichever is greater.

Chapters are no longer required to provide the AAAA National office an advance notification on their chapter meetings and events in order to receive a refund. However, in order to receive the full amount of the refund, you must notify the National Office at least one week in advance of the event in order to make sure it is posted to the AAAA National website. Chapters not notifying AAAA 7 days prior to an event, will be eligible to receive 80% of their maximum refund ($160 or .$80 per member per total chapter membership, whichever is greater).

As an added bonus, those chapters that plan ahead and provide the National office notification of their next quarter events 90 days in advance, will also receive an additional $100 per quarter back to the chapter.

The Chapter Speaker refund benefit has not changed. An additional $25.00 refund is provided if a Chapter has a Speaker at the meeting who is not an AAAA Chapter officer as reimbursement for the Speaker's meal expenses.

In order to receive your full or partial refund, AARs of meetings/events utilizing the Chapter Event After Action Review (AAR) form must be submitted no later than 14 days after the close of the quarter in which the event occurred. Please direct all Chapter meeting notice information to Mary Seymour at Chapters@quad-a.org.


Chapter Funding Request


ALL Funding Request questions and issues must be submitted to the new email address: FundingRequests@Quad-A.Org.

Chapter Funding requests will utilize the new online Chapter Funding Request Form.

The Chapter Event After Action Review (AAR) form MUST be submitted for your event before additional requests will be considered.


Meeting and Event Notices

AAAA National will continue to support your event by email, social media, website calendars, and even snail mail. However, in order to more effectively support your chapter please refer to this list for notifying us of all chapter activities:

  • 60 days' notice for voting, processing, engraving, and shipping of Silver and Gold Order of St. Michael. Note Bronze level OSMs are approved at the chapter level and nominally have a 30 day turnaround for the local approving authority, the AAAA Chapter President.  Please see website for all the latest forms and suspenses on other awards.
    Four weeks' notice for any AAAA branded merchandise or membership materials requests.
  • Two weeks' notice for "snail mail" chapter meeting notices to be sent to members without email addresses.
  • One week notice for emailing chapter membership.
  • One week notice for posting on website event calendars and social media.  

For all Chapter related questions please visit the AAAA Website at quad-a.org or email Mary Seymour at Chapters@quad-a.org.

Thank you for all you do for your chapter and for the Army Aviation community.
 
Also please keep in mind, if you would like to invite a member of the AAAA National Executive Group (President, Senior VP, Secretary, Treasurer, VP Membership, VP Reserve Component, or yours truly as VP Chapters), to attend a particular event, please give us as much advanced notice as possible so we can work our schedules and try to accommodate your request.


AAAA By-Laws

The AAAA By-Laws can only be downloaded and viewed in PDF file format:  AAAA By-Laws PDF file