Happy Spring. As I sit here on my porch overlooking the beautiful green grass and flowers starting to bloom, we should be busily planning our 44th Annual Business Aviation Association Memorial Open golf tournament. This is the longest running aviation tournament and a major source of funds for the two charities that benefit from the funds we raise.
I was looking forward to this year's event. I don't know if everyone is aware, but BAAMO is what led me to my current job at Wings of Hope. My older brother John Henke was a past chair of BAAMO and used to make our mom, an avid golfer play in the tournament. That is how our family heard of Wings of Hope, and subsequently led to us selecting Wings to be the recipient of the memorials when our dad, August Henke, passed away. My chairing of the event this year, really felt like I had come full circle and I am proud to following in John's footsteps.
However, at this time we have no choice but to postpone this tournament. Even if things are starting to get back to some amount of normalcy by the original date of May 18, the committee feels that travel may still be somewhat limited and we will all be very busy playing catch up.
We have secured Wednesday, September 23 as our new date at the same location, Old Hickory golf course. The BAAMO committee will restart the planning later this summer as things start to reopen and recover.
Stay safe, well and 6 feet over there. We will see everyone when this is over.
BAAMO Chair 2020