NAVAL AIR STATION FORT LAUDERDALE HISTORICAL ASSOCIATION INC

aka Naval Air Station Fort Lauderdale Museum   |   Fort Lauderdale, FL   |  http://nasflmuseum.com

Mission

Educating. Preserving. Honoring our Heroes. Our mission is to develop and maintain a national and internationally recognized naval aviation museum that educates young and old alike, to preserve history by honoring the memory of Naval Air Station Fort Lauderdale and the men & women who defended freedom during World War II.

Notes from the nonprofit

The Naval Air Station Fort Lauderdale Museum is still very much a Work-in-Progress. We need all the help available outhere. If you are interested in preserving a gem, an historic landmark, and a one-of-a-kind place, please help us. There is still much work to do to bring excellence to this Museum. Your input, your effort as volunteer, donor, or advisor, will be invaluable. Be part of history! Please help us to educate, preserve, remember, and honor our heroes!

Ruling year info

1994

Museum Director

Dr. John D. Bloom, Jr. M.D.

Historian

Dr. Anthony Atwood

Main address

4000 West Perimeter Road

Fort Lauderdale, FL 33315 USA

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Formerly known as

Naval Air Station Fort Lauderdale

EIN

65-0353567

NTEE code info

Museum & Museum Activities (A50)

History Museums (A54)

Citizen Participation (W24)

IRS filing requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990-N.

Communication

Blog

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

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Our programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Flight 19 Memorial Ceremony

Flight 19 is an annual memorial ceremony that attracts local, national and international visitors. It is a public event celebrated on the grounds of the Museum, to commemorate the disappearance in 1945 of Flight 19 in the Bermuda Triangle, one of the great aviation mysteries. This ceremony also commemorates all the service members who died while serving at Fort Lauderdale during 1942 – 1946. Volunteers donate all materials, advertising, and help with set-up.

Population(s) Served

The NASFL Museum Veterans History Project collects, preserves, and makes accessible the personal accounts of American war veterans so that future generations may hear directly from veterans and better understand the realities of war, with personal narratives, correspondence, and visual materials. This project is organized, executed, and curated by volunteers.

Population(s) Served

The Online-Only Exhibits Program at the NASFL Museum focuses on several themes of World War II. These collections are not displayed at the Museum. Artifacts that have been donated/collected, are curated by volunteer University Students and Museum volunteers. Each collection is then cataloged, archived and safeguarded. The artifacts for each exhibit, are only displayed online.

Population(s) Served

The Naval Air Station Fort Lauderdale Museum is seeking volunteers to help continue its mission to inspire and educate future generations. Opportunities include assisting with special events and projects, membership and marketing activities, clerical work within the office, maintenance support and more! There are many opportunities to volunteer in the areas of history, curatorial, exhibit maintenance, administrative/clerical assistance, computers, general repairs, cataloging, landscaping, etc.

Population(s) Served

Program Goals: To create internal appreciation for Navy heritage. To create public awareness of Navy’s appreciation for its own heritage. Preservation by means of various restoration and organization projects.

Population(s) Served

To educate volunteer Museum Docent candidates in the history of the Naval Air Station Fort Lauderdale, to be able to guide and present tours for visitors and groups.

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Creating, editing and publishing newsletters, postcards, invites, and book publications.

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Memorial bricks play an important role in preserving the spirit of naval aviation. The purchase of a paver will help to inspire and educate so that the Spirit of Naval Aviation remain alive for years to come. Memorial Bricks are engraved with a personalized message.

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Website managing, and social media with the purpose of broadcasting the NASFL Museum nationally and internationally through blogs, travel sites, reviews, social media apps, and the Museum's official website.

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Working with schools to provide experience in the field of history, preservation, research, and online media.

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Accreditations

National Register of Historic Places 1998

Awards

Freedom Awards 2012

Broward Navy Days

Broward Pioneers Award 2011

Broward County Historical Commission

Honoring the 60th anniversary of Flight 19 2005

Congress (H. Resolution 500)

Our results

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How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Total number of guided tours given

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Museum Docent Program

Context Notes

Volunteer Docents give an average of 6 tours per day. We are only currently open 3 days a week. Sometimes we do open extra days, to accommodate tours for large, or special groups.

Number of periodicals distributed

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Museum Publications

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NASFL Museum publishes print and digital newsletters (2-3x yr). Blog articles, print books, and e-books from new writers are also published by the Museum (average 16 articles, and 1 book x year).

Number of small learning community opportunities offered to improve undergraduate student engagement

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Internships

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NASFL Museum provided opportunities for graduate and undergraduate students. Students engage in learning curatorial, archive, exhibit organization, and digital media. Average of 2-4 Interns x year.

Total number of works restored or preserved

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Veterans History Project

Context Notes

We preserve all WWII military artifacts donated to Museum. Naval art, books, diaries, manuals, militaria, and photographs are preserved and cataloged. Average of 60-65 artifacts are donated x month.

Hours of expertise provided

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Volunteer Program

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Volunteers provide expertise: 10-12 volunteers, 3 times a week. 12 hours a week per person. Average total of 5, 760 hours x year for 10 volunteers.

Average number of dollars received per donor

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Navy Heritage Program

Context Notes

We receive an average donation of $20 dls per visitor to the Museum. Benefactors have donated an average of $200 per donor.

Number of unique website visitors

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Social Media Program

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We receive an average of 150 - 200 unique visitors per day.

Number of volunteers

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Volunteer Program

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We average 10 - 12 volunteers on a regular basis. And there are several other volunteers that assist us on a sporadic base, for events, etc.

Number of meetings held with decision makers

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Navy Heritage Program

Context Notes

The Board of Directors meets every 2 months.

Number of invitations for advocates to speak as experts

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Social Media Program

Context Notes

The Museum hosts an average of 4 Luncheons a year, featuring expert Speakers in the fields of aviation, naval, history, military, and World War II.

Number of stories successfully placed in the media

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Social Media Program

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Newspaper articles, are published an average of 2x yr, and also online news an average of 4x yr. Documentaries are broadcasted to the general public by independent producers an average of 1 per year.

Goals & Strategy

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Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

To develop and maintain a national and internationally recognized naval aviation museum.

-Outreach programs.
-Expanding advertising and social media exposure.
-Streamlined Exhibits.
-Bi-monthly Luncheons.
-Newsletters filled with museum updates.
-Annual Flight 19 Memorial Ceremony (5 December), opened to the public.
-Grant Proposals.

- The dedication, passion, and enthusiasm of our volunteers.
- A growing and supportive *membership roster (national and international).
- Internship Program.
- Keepers of one of the great aviation mysteries: Flight 19.
- A one-of-a-kind place for documentarians, producers, and writers.

*Our membership includes individuals from a variety of sectors: active military; veterans; government; business organizations; professionals; boy scout organizations; history, aviation, and naval enthusiasts; construction and engineering, and other sectors.

With an all volunteer staff we have accomplished the following for the NAS Museum:

-Restoration of hallways and exhibit rooms.
-Built an on-site library & research center.
-Built an on-site gift-shop.
-Updated office equipment.
-Installed WiFi connection.
-Expanded our website and social media presence.
-Sorted and curated hundreds of WWII artifacts, documents, and photographs.
-Restored a WWII Link Trainer Flight simulator.
-Updated exhibit props.
-Created and printed promo materials.
-Built outdoor signs and banners.
-Refurbished the wood railings, ramps, and steps of the building.
-Installed the Historic Marker.

We are in the process of the following:
-Building an outdoor Memorial Garden.
-Building a Memorial Bricks walkway.
-WWII historical exhibit at the Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport.
-WWII historical exhibit at Port Everglades.

We have not yet accomplished the following:
-Doors
-Windows
-New carpet for hallway
-Improved lighting
-Refurbishment of small kitchen
-Outside gutters
-Permanent Signage

Financials

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NAVAL AIR STATION FORT LAUDERDALE HISTORICAL ASSOCIATION INC

Board of directors
as of 10/25/2016
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Mr. Donald Prichard

Naval Air Station Fort Lauderdale Historical Association

Term: May 2015 - May 2019


Board co-chair

Dr. John D Bloom

Naval Air Station Fort Lauderdale Museum

Term: May 2015 - May 2019

Karl Bork Vice-President

NASFL Museum

Deborah Hamilton General Manager

NASFL Museum

Dorothy Riser Treasurer

NASFL Museum

Nels Pearson JAG Officer

NASFL Museum

Anthony Atwood Historian

NASFL Museum

Norene Keyser Secretary

NASFL Museum

Rudy Oetting Public Relations

NASFL Museum

Ben Langley Founding Father

NASFL Museum

Buddy Galvin Events

NASFL Museum

Virginia Montalvo Advisor

NASFL Museum

David White Advisor

NASFL Museum

Ray Rivera Sargeant At Arms

NASFL Museum

Gary Kilbride Social Media

Gary Adams Tours / Groups / Events

Donald Prichard President

NASFL Museum

John Bloom Museum Director

NASFL Museum

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? Yes
  • 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