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Bulletin Board – March 23rd, 2017

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March 23rd, 2017

From: RUPA President Cort de Peyster

RUPA Members:

Our long standing stalwart Secretary Treasurer, Capt. Leon Scarbrough, has decided to retire after a decade at the helm of RUPA finances and membership data base.

Leon and I go back a half century as new hire classmates on the DC-6. He has not only been a close friend over the subsequent decades, but has been an invaluable asset to RUPA. Without Leon and our other invaluable stalwart, Capt. Cleve Spring, RUPA would not be the fine organization it is today. To say Leon will be sorely missed as our Secretary/Treasurer is a gross understatement. We wish Leon and his lovely wife, Vicki ,all the best in his retirement from the duties at RUPA.

The good news is that we have recruited an outstanding new Secretary/Treasurer nominated by the Executive Committee and approved through acclimation by the RUPA Board of Directors. We would like to introduce Capt. John C. Rains of Stowe, VT.

John is a former Air Force Vietnam combat fighter pilot, hired by UA in 1969 and furloughed for 7 years at which time he delved into the financial world as a stock broker. After the 1985 pilot’s strike, John earned his CFP certification and subsequently formed a financial planning firm as a back up to his flying career. John also served in the NY ANG with our VP Bob Engelman. He currently serves as treasurer of his local church in Stowe, so he is well versed in accounting.

RUPA is very fortunate to find such a great asset who has stepped up and volunteered on behalf of all of us. Thank you John and welcome to the RUPA Executive Committee.


Cort de Peyster



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