Volunteers are invited to join our meeting of the Board of Directors and Staff Monday, February 8th to plan our coming flight season!

On Monday, February 8th at 7PM, our Board of Directors and Staff will be meeting in Altamonte Springs to assign responsibilities to those wishing to volunteer and support the mission of Honor Flight Central Florida in our 2016 flight season and beyond. We are excited to make the public aware of two newly created positions on our Board of Directors as well as newly created Staff positions that volunteers can indicate interest in filling for our 2016 Flight Mission Season.

Directions to the conference room Altamonte Springs Police Sub Station:

Our meeting room is located inside the Altamonte Springs Mall 451 East Altamonte Dr. Altamonte Springs, FL 32701 office phone number 407-571-8295. Lower level between Macy’s and J.C. Penny’s. there is a mall entrance between those two stores, We are the first business on the right once your inside the mall.

First, we are pleased to announce that we are seeking a dedicated volunteer who wants to serve a two year term on our board as “Director of Fundraising”. The candidate should have some experience in fundraising for a 501C3 organization and will be responsible for heading up fundraising events and work with staff and other volunteers to carry them off to completion. The Director of Fundraising will also work with new staff members who will specialize in writing grant applications for submission to corporate and private funding sources. The candidate should have public speaking experience and be capable of making presentations to prospective donors. The right candidate will also have a somewhat flexible work schedule that would allow for occasional meetings with donors during traditional work day schedules.

Second, we are seeking a candidate to fill another new role on our Board as the “Director of Ground Operations”. The right candidate will be a person who is detail oriented and task driven. This position requires phone and e-mail contact and follow up with the vendors and volunteers who play parts in the Honor Flight Mission. Good organizational and communication skills are desired. A willingness and ability to negotiate with vendor suppliers is a desirable skill as well. The candidate will work together with our Director of Operations in the complete planning of Flight Mission agendas.

We are also seeking volunteers to serve on staff in specific areas of responsibility. Staff positions include 4 Veteran Outreach Coordinators to create awareness in the Veteran community of our mission and facilitate applications, 2 Grant Application Writers, 4 Guardian Outreach Coordinators to create awareness of the Guardian role and facilitate applications, 2 fundraising committee coordinators, a Veteran communications coordinator to assist with development of outreach marketing materials, and 2 Staff Administrators to assist with the various administrative duties that keep the planes flying.

We are asking candidates to join us at our February 8th meeting of the Board and staff to express their interest and inform us of their level of commitment.

Interested parties with questions can e-mail me at hfcfl.chairman@gmail.com for additional information and meeting details.

Join our Board of Directors and Staff in a volunteer role to Honor our Senior Veterans!

On Monday, February 8th at 7PM, our Board of Directors and Staff will be meeting in Altamonte Springs to assign responsibilities to those wishing to volunteer and support the mission of Honor Flight Central Florida in our 2016 flight season and beyond. We are excited to make the public aware of two newly created positions on our Board of Directors that volunteers can indicate interest in.

First, we are pleased to announce that we are seeking a dedicated volunteer who wants to serve a two year term on our board as “Director of Fundraising”. The candidate should have some experience in fundraising for a 501C3 organization and will be responsible for heading up fundraising events and work with staff and other volunteers to carry them off to completion. The Director of Fundraising will also work with new staff members who will specialize in writing grant applications for submission to corporate and private funding sources. The candidate should have public speaking experience and be capable of making presentations to prospective donors. The right candidate will also have a somewhat flexible work schedule that would allow for occasional meetings with donors during traditional work day schedules.

Second, we are seeking a candidate to fill another new role with the job title of “Director of Ground Operations”. The right candidate will be a person who is detail oriented and task driven. This position requires phone and e-mail contact and follow up with the vendors and volunteers who play parts in the Honor Flight Mission. Good organizational and communication skills are desired. A willingness and ability to negotiate with vendor suppliers is a desirable skill as well. The candidate will work together with our Director of Operations in the complete planning of Flight Mission agendas.

We are also seeking volunteers to serve on staff in specific areas of responsibility. Staff positions include 4 Veteran Outreach Coordinators to create awareness in the Veteran community of our mission and facilitate applications, 2 Grant Application Writers, 4 Guardian Outreach Coordinators to create awareness of the Guardian role and facilitate applications, 2 fundraising committee coordinators, a Veteran communications coordinator to assist with development of outreach marketing materials, and 2 Staff Administrators to assist with the various administrative duties that keep the planes flying.

We are asking candidates to join us at our February 8th meeting of the Board and staff to express their interest and inform us of their level of commitment.

Interested parties with questions can e-mail us at hfcfl.chairman@gmail.com for additional information and meeting details.

 

Honor Flight Central Florida has scheduled our inaugural flight mission of 2016

We are pleased to announce we have scheduled our first Honor Flight Mission of 2016. We are happy to report that although other Honor Flight hubs are ceasing operations due to the dwindling numbers of WWll Veterans, we will continue our mission and serve Veterans of all eras with priorities given to the most senior among them. On Saturday April 9th, our hub plans to take 50 Central Florida Veterans to Washington DC to view and reflect at the memorials a grateful Nation built in their honor. With the completion of this flight, we will be proud to have taken 650 Veterans from Central Florida on 14 flight missions since our founding in June of 2012. To learn more, and to stay informed, please like and share this page and check our website for more information and a huge base of pictures and videos from our prior Honor Flight Missions.

Check out the new pictures and videos added to our Phanfare link!

We have uploaded many new still photo albums and short videos taken at our Flight Mission Reunion on November 21st! We were pleased to see so many of our Honor Flight Honorees who joined us on our September and October Flight Missions turn out to celebrate and talk about their Honor Flight Experience. It gave us all one more chance to let them know just how much we appreciate their service to our Nation, and pay tribute to them for not just what they have done, but who they are – our personal Heroes!

The Flight Mission Reunion for Veterans and Guardians of our 9/12 and 10/24 Flights is almost here!

Next Saturday November 21st, we are pleased to conclude our 2015 season with a reunion of the Honored Veterans and Guardians who traveled with us on our September 12th and October 24th Flight Missions. 100 Veterans and 100 Guardians along with their families and friends have been invited to join us to reunite with those who shared their Honor Flight experience. Those with interest in learning more about Honor Flight Central Florida’s mission by attending as a guest can email request to us at:honor.flight.central.florida@gmail.com