Hobby Shop Program Winner
Congratulations to Hobby Hut, located
in Norristown, Pennsylvania! Hobby Hut
was 2013’s $1,000 Hobby Shop Program
winner. Each store that participates in the
Hobby Shop program within a calendar
year will be entered into an annual
drawing for $1,000. The drawing takes
place December 31.
Do you represent a hobby shop that is
not in the AMA Hobby Shop Program?
It’s so easy to join, and you get money for
signing up new AMA members!
Here are a few ways that this program
benefits the hobby shop:
• The program is designed to reward
hobby shop owners with $8 for each
new Open membership, $6 for a Senior
membership, $4 for each Introductory
Membership (three-month trial), and $4
for new Park Pilot Program memberships.
• Each month, all new members
signed, including Open, Senior, Park
Pilot, Three-Month Trial, and Youth
will have one entry into a drawing
for a $100 gift card to be spent at
the store where they purchased their
AMA membership. AMA will provide
the $100 to each store. These gift
certificates are not redeemable for cash.
• The $100 gift certificate winner
will be featured in an email to AMA
members within a 30-mile radius of your
• Quarterly hobby shop newsletter.
• Free AMA membership materials are
shipped directly to the store including
applications, brochures, counter displays,
and general AMA information.
• Free social media coverage upon
joining the program via AMA blogging,
Facebook, and Twitter.
The following stores won $100 gift
certificates in 2013:
• January: Hobby Express, Cranberry
• February: Devil Dog RC, Baldwin
• March: KC Hobby, Archdale NC
• April: Field’s Hobby Center,
• May: Hobby Town USA, West
• June: Coyote Hobby, Oregon City
• July: Empire Express Hobbies and
Toys, Craig CO
• August: RC Hobbies, Huntsville AL
• September: J and C Hobbies, Penn
• October: Big Boy Toys, Lafayette LA
• November: B & B Hobbies, Spokane
• December: Al’s Hobby Shop,
What are you waiting for? Join today!
For more information, contact erind@
modelaircraft.org or call (765) 287-1256,
Marketing Partner Lead
FAQs for the AMA History Program
Q. What is the AMA History Program?
A. Since the 1940s, the AMA has been
interested in recording the history of
aeromodeling. Efforts have been made
throughout the years; however, it wasn’t
until the late 1990s that the AMA
History Program was developed to
preserve the history of model aviation
for future generations.
The AMA History Program has
successfully recorded and currently
maintains nearly 900 modelers’
biographies and autobiographies, as well
as the histories of clubs, Special Interest
Groups, companies, and other industry
Q. How can I find more information about
the AMA History Program?
A. Call Archivist/Assistant Historian
Jackie Shalberg at (765) 287-
1256, extension 511, or email
Norm Rosenstock is AMA’s Volunteer
Historian. His telephone number is
(561) 798-5154, or you can email
Q. How do I write a biography for the
AMA History Program?
A. The History Program offers a
writing guide or a questionnaire form
for someone who does not have the
time or desire to write his or her own
biography. These forms are available
online at www.modelaircraft.org/
Q. Do I have to write my own
biography? What are my options?
A. You can have another person write
your biography or contact AMA
History Program personnel for other
options. A biography can be submitted
through a taped interview, on the
telephone with the archivist/assistant
historian, or you may send a video tape
or DVD. If you plan to visit Muncie,
Indiana, you can make an appointment
to be interviewed.
Q. Can I write someone else’s biography?
A. Yes. Many people do this. Please
include in your writing the subject’s
contact information so that person can
be contacted to verify, approve, and/
Matthew Laine, Cleveland OH; Jim Haggerty, Palm Springs CA; Francis J.
Walsh, Saddle River NJ; Rodney J. Lorimor, Spokane WA; John P. Rheiner, Fair
Oaks Ranch TX; Vicente A. Mendez, Crestview FL; Kousha Najafi, Sunnyvale
CA; Bill S. Elrod, Greenbrier AR; George W. Monk, Minot ND; and Anson G.
Hargrove, Lubbock TX.
For information about becoming a Life Member, contact AMA
Headquarters at (800) 435-9262.
—AMA Membership Department
AMA Thanks Its Lifetime Supporters!
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