All in the family
The MAAA want to help our clubs so that members enjoy their
sport and the camaraderie of their community more. We want
members to get more out of their membership as well as
stay with your club longer. There is an enormous amount of
knowledge withinin our clubs about what you can do to give your
members the best experience.
Ways tohelpyourmembersgetmoreout of
• Family, social events are a great way to welcomemember’s
families to our flying community so they not only
understand the sport but will feel more inclined to come
down to the club and get involved when possible.
• There is an enormous amount of knowledge in the MAAA
community, so why not utilise that expertise and bounce
ideas off other clubs to see what works for them. If you’ve
got a great story, share it with us, and we’ll publish it.
• Weekend workshops and flight training are a great way for
members to improve their skills.
Next Steps to take:
• Stay updated on breaking news, tips and tricks and events
by liking the
MAAA Facebook page
• Make sure your club is listed on the MAAA website. To submit
your club’s details, go towww.maaa.asn.au/how-to-add-a-
and simply fill out the form. To update an active
listing, simply click the ‘Update to an existing listing’ field.
• Request amarketing pack (available late March) Email firstname.lastname@example.org
to run a “Have a Go Fly Day” at your
• Email email@example.com
to share club success
or member stories so we can share these with your
And watch out for our Member Update launching the Have a
Go Flying Day in March.
• The Holdfast Model Aero Club in SA
offer free flying lessons every Sunday
to novice pilots as part of their Low
Cost Integrated Flight Training (LIFT)
program. It provides a great opportunity
for friends to get together, share their
collective knowledge and have a lot of
fun along the way.
• Get your members recognised by
sending in your stories firstname.lastname@example.org
. We would love
to hear about outstanding members
and what they are doing to support and
grow the sport of modelling. We’ll either
publish these stories in Wingspan or on
the MAAA Facebook page.
• We want members to feel proud of
their clubs. If you have had some great
success with keeping your members
happy and engaged, we would love
to hear from you. Send an email or
message us on Facebook web.facebook.
• There are pilots out there who for health,
physical or financial stresses cannot
continue their joy of flying. Clubs may be
able to extend a helping hand by offering
volunteer or social memberships to
keep these pilots in the loop. They
may no longer be able to fly, but they
have a terrific amount of knowledge
and expertise that can benefit your
members, whether supporting and
educating novice pilots or helping with
current members skill development. It’s
also a great opportunity for these pilots
to continue to play an active role in their