FLYING TIGERS 69TH DRS ASSOCIATION

aka FLYING TIGERS 69TH DRS ASSOCIATION   |   Windsor, PA   |  http://flyingtigers69thdrs.com/

Mission

Our mission is to:
* Be supportive and advocate for our Tiger Dads & Moms,
* Keep our Tiger family connected ,
* Educate the public on their stories of bravery and heroism by carrying the history of the Flying Tigers 69th DRS forward so all are honored and remembered for their great works,
* Give scholarships for those who are deserving and have a lineage to a Flying Tiger or CBI Veteran,
* Support the peace process so one day there is peace in our world.

Ruling year info

2008

Executive Director/President

Ms. Charlene Fontaine

Secretary

Mr. David Lebisky

Main address

1025 Gebhart Rd

Windsor, PA 17366 USA

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Formerly known as

WWII Army Air Force China Vets

EIN

26-1632113

NTEE code info

Scholarships, Student Financial Aid, Awards (B82)

Historical Societies and Related Activities (A80)

Educational Services and Schools - Other (B90)

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Scholarship

Since 2008, the Flying Tigers 69th D.R.S. Assn., Inc. has supported an academic scholarship program for the descendants of the Flying Tigers and other members of the 14th Air Force. The Flying Tigers 69th D.R.S. Assn., Inc. maintains two commemorative scholarship funds: the Marty Oxenburg Scholarship (which is funded entirely by donations) and the Doris van Tanner Tursky Memorial Scholarship Fund (which is supported by an endowment). Scholarship awards are distributed from these accounts. Since 2010, 14 scholarship recipients have received monetary awards totaling $8300. An application deadline is announced annually, and information is available on the organization website. Eligibility requirements include relationship to a Flying Tiger 69th DRS, 14th AF Flying Tiger,
or CBI veteran, current or past Air Force members of the Flying Tigers units or current or past Air Force personnel. The awards will be given in that order. Other requirements are: enrollment in an accredited academic institution, a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0, submission of a short essay describing the applicant’s goals and aspirations, and a more extensive essay on a topic related to the history of the Flying Tigers, and/or an interview with one of the Flying Tigers. The intent of having applicants research and write this essay is to provide them an opportunity to gain a deeper understanding and appreciation of the critical role that the Flying Tigers had in the China-Burma-India theatre in WWII, and in the process learn something important about a member of their family. The essays that have been submitted by the applicants have demonstrated a true interest in Flying Tiger history, a heartfelt link between generations, a testimony to the patriotism and heroism of the Flying Tigers, and a sense of purpose and commitment to the future.

Population(s) Served

Goal is to outfit all remaining Tigers and widows with a means to SKYPE with their buddies and families. This allows us to SEE how they are, it keeps them connected to key people and us to check on their welfare. This includes a tablet or camera for their computer and headset so all can be heard. For some it will include the connection to internet. In the 69th squadron there are 43 Tigers and widows we serve.

Population(s) Served

The Flying Tiger History project has many areas of interest. Each one is being explored to create their entire story. Sharing the true picture and keeping their history alive is the purpose of this project.

This process was started by collecting the stories and pictures from our remaining Tiger Dads. This will be accomplished via personal visits. The stories of our Dads who have passed on will be gathered from their widows and other family members.

Charlene Fontaine will travel to various states to interview these families. The states were there are several families close there will be mini-reunions. This will help all generations connect. At some locations there will be talks given with the public being invited. The Tigers if able will tell the stories and collect donations.

After the stories are gathered Charlene will write a book to share this history. That is Phase 1. Phase 2 is to create a historic documentary. Phase 3 will be a movie. Phase 4 creation of a min-series.

The first phase budget is $75,000

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Our goals for 2014 - 2015
1. Serving our Tiger family
* ensuring that every Tiger Dads or Moms have a way to skype and stay connect with our Tiger family as well as monthly reunion conference calls.
* Being a support and advocating for them.
* reaching beyond our WWII Tiger families to connect with the current Air Force Tiger families.

2. History project
Complete the interview data gathering project. Connect with a publishing house to publish the book. Create, Produce and sell the historical documentary. Work with screen writer for movie and mini-series.

3. Scholarship
Raise money for the Marty Oxenburg Fund. Increase the awareness that there are monies to award by reaching out to current military and institutions of higher learning. To award more scholarships with higher dollars.

4. Expand our Volunteer program
Reach out to others to become involved via social media, speakers bureau, and education programs.

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FLYING TIGERS 69TH DRS ASSOCIATION

Board of directors
as of 7/8/2019
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Board chair

Ms. Charlene Fontaine

HeartLogic

Term: May 2005 -

Susan Makris Senior Scientist

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

David Lebisky Director

Regulatory Administration with Scotia Institutional Investments US

Verlin Abbott President

Arctic Fox Management Corporation

William Finkelstein Senior Counsel

Steptoe & Johnson LLP

Ron Stukey Patrol Captain (retired)

CA Fish & Wildlife Enforcement

Harvey Littman Vice President Finance

Capital BlueCross

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? No
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Yes