August 31st, 2017
Today is President Cort’s last day as your RUPA President. He has served his two year term with professionalism, intergrity, and humor – which you need as a volunteer for an organization like ours! Thank you Cort for all those earlier years of service which lead up to your term as President! That is true dedication to our pilot group and we certainly benefitted and appreciate your time and sincere interest!
President Cort’s Goodbye Message:
The RUPA Board of Directors would like to present the new RUPA Executive Committee for the 2017-19 term. The Board of Directors, by acclamation, has unanimously elected the following per our bylaws:
President Capt. Bob Engelman, Florida Vice President Capt. John Gorczyca, California
Secretary Treasurer Capt. John Rains, Vermont
All of you are familiar with Bob Engelman and John Rains who continue on the executive committee. Our new V.P. John Gorczyca came to us with a most impressive resume including a Masters Degree, retired Lt. Colonel USAF serving in Vietnam and later as an Air Force One support pilot, and a member of the Order of Daedaleons. John retired from UAL in 2014 and immediately became involved with RUPA answering the call to form a new RUPA group east of Sacramento, now called the “Goldwingers”. It is arguably one of the most active RUPA groups. John brings to RUPA high energy, volunteer spirit, respect and leadership skills that will assure our continued success into the future. Welcome aboard John!
My term as RUPA President is coming to an end Sept 01 (tomorrow) and the organization is left in the able hands of the three fine gentlemen above. It has been a true honor, privilege and pleasure to have manned the helm of RUPA the past 2 years and hopefully it has been left in as good a shape as when it was inherited from predecessor Jon Rowbottom.
Thank you all for being loyal RUPA members. You are the lifeblood of our wonderful organization.
If you are on this email list and not a member, we encourage you to join at the link below: www.rupa.org
The executive board has asked me to continue as the RUPA Facebook moderator, which was gladly accepted.
Hope to see some of you passing in the terminal sometime. Until then, all the best.
Cort Francis V de Peyster
Retired United Airlines Pilots Assn.
Retired United Pilots Association
Phyllis Cleveland, Eblast Coordinator
P.O. Box 400 Vineburg, CA 95487 -0400