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Dates Set For 2017 Summer Events

Dates Set For 2017 Summer Events

Mark your calendars now for our 2017 Summer Events:

A HUGE THANKYOU to our amazing volunteers who make these events possible.  If you would like to volunteer for an event, please call our office at 616.396.1077 and we will connect you with the coordinator in your area.

Even a bad day golfing is better than a good day at work…

Even a bad day golfing is better than a good day at work…

Especially if you are golfing for a great cause. There is still time to register for the Wings of Mercy Charity Golf Outing sponsored by Gerber Collision and Glass.  This annual event will be held at The Meadows Golf Course in Allendale on Wednesday, September 14.  Registration begins at 7:00 AM with an 8:00 AM shotgun start.  The format is a four person best ball scramble.  Lunch will be served after the event.  If you would like to attend, please fax or email your information to John Schreiber at john.schreiber@gerbercollision.com, 616.204.0398.

The 2016 Holland CareAffaire is this Saturday, August 27

The 2016 Holland CareAffaire is this Saturday, August 27

If you see vintage war birds flying over in formation Saturday morning, it’s to draw you out to West Michigan Regional Airport for our annual Runway 5K, Pancake Breakfast, and Fly-in. There is still time to register online for the Runway 5K at runsignup.com or show-up at 7AM on Saturday for same day registration.  All race packets can be picked up at the registration table any time after 7AM and the race will start promptly at 8AM. The Lions will serve their famous pancakes from 8 to Noon.  The cost for breakfast is just $6/person or $25 for a family of up to 6 people.  The EAA Young Eagles will start giving free plane rides to kids ages 8 to 17 at 8:30 AM.  Come early to register your children. Have you always wanted to go up in a helicopter, or a lear jet?  Or maybe you would like to meet some of our Wings of Mercy pilots and ride in a plane that has been used for our missions.  Helicopter, plane and lear jet rides will be available for an additional donation. Don’t miss this unique event.

Golf Anyone?

Golf Anyone?

Mark your calendars now for the 2016 Wings of Mercy Charity Golf Outing on Wednesday, September 14th.  This event is sponsored by Gerber Collision & Glass and is held at The Meadows Golf Course in Allendale. It’s a four person, best ball scramble with registration at 7:00 am, shotgun start at 8:00 am and lunch following the event.  Please contact John Schreiber at john.schreiber@gerbercollision.com or call 616-204-0398 if you would like to attend.  Please specify the number of golfers, names and company.

Still Time to Register for the Lake Co. Runway 5K on Saturday, July 16

Still Time to Register for the Lake Co. Runway 5K on Saturday, July 16

Register now for our Lake County Runway 5K at this link: Lake County Runway 5K.  Same day registration begins at 7:00 AM Saturday morning and goes until 7:45 AM. The race starts at 8:00 AM. Race packets for those who registered online can be picked up Friday evening from 7 to 9 PM at Campbell Airport at the beige hangar.  The route is very unique and the weather is going to be beautiful.  See you there!

The Lake County Runway 5K Starts at 8:00 AM…and that’s final!

The Lake County Runway 5K Starts at 8:00 AM…and that’s final!

After further consideration, it has been decided that the Lake County Runway 5K should start at 8:00 AM as originally planned. There are so many fun things to do at the Lake County CareAffaire on Saturday, July 16, we need to get an early start to pack it all in!  Please join us at beautiful Campbell Airport in Grayslake, IL for this one of a kind event.  Use this link to register for the 5K.   Lake County Runway 5K

Come for the run, stay for more fun!

Come for the run, stay for more fun!

Register now for the first ever Lake County Runway 5K Walk/Run on Saturday, July 16, at Campbell Airport in Grayslake, IL.  Start time is 9:30 AM.  Your registration includes a race t-shirt and admission/lunch pass to the Lake County CareAffaire.  After the run you are invited to stay and enjoy other activities such as a vintage car show, helicopter rides, a pet adoption event, an amazing silent auction, a Military Honor Guard and much more.  The EAA Young Eagles will be offering free plane rides to kids ages 8 to 17. Don’t miss this full day of family fun. All proceeds to benefit Wings of Mercy.  click here for online run registration

 

Kickstands up at 9 AM for the 2nd Annual Chris Boes Memorial Ride

Kickstands up at 9 AM for the 2nd Annual Chris Boes Memorial Ride

Organizers are expecting a huge turnout for this year’s benefit bike ride.  Two benefits were planned for the same Saturday so they are being combined for maximum impact. Those participating in the Darrell Ripley Fun Run will be joining the M46 Posse on Saturday, June 4th at The Lakes Exxon on Sternberg Rd. for a 9:00 sharp departure to the Muskegon CareAffaire.  “It should be a great partnering of 2 events to draw in many more bikes this year, showing the great compassion and giving of the biking community”, said organizer John Boes.  Don’t miss it!

Have you tried Roger’s Pancakes?

Have you tried Roger’s Pancakes?

Roger (middle) and the Muskegon Host Lions have been serving their delicious pancake breakfast at our Muskegon CareAffaire for 20 years.  We couldn’t ask for better partners for ours or any worthwhile cause since as we all know, the Lions love to support their community.  Don’t miss seeing these guys in action at the 2016 Muskegon CareAffaire on Saturday, June 4, 8:00 to Noon, Executive Air Transport, Muskegon County Airport.

June 2017 Flight Log

6/1/2017 KEGV-KRST Chad L and Larry Fuerst Skyknight 6/2/2017 KRST-KEGV Timothy Brenner and Terry Lutz Cirrus 6/4/2017 KBIV-KFDK Vern Eliason and Robert Seidl Aztec 6/4/2017 KARR-KRST Nick Jilek and Mark Nelson Merlin IIIB 6/5/2017 KRST-KARR Nick Jilek and Mark Nelson...

May 2017 Flight Log

5/8/2017 KMKG-KMSN Richard Terzo and John Olson Cessna 340 5/9/2017 KMSN-KMKG Richard Terzo and John Olson Cessna 340 5/9/2017 KANJ-KRST David Garland and Brett Milford Seneca 5/11/2017 KCMX-KARB Chad L and John Sorensen Skyknight 5/12/2017 KARB-KCMX Jerry Schmidt and...

April 2017 Flight Log

4/2/2017 KMKG-KRST John Olson and Richard Terzo Golden Eagle 4/4/2017 KRST-KGRR Nick Jilek and Mark Nelson Merlin IIIB 4/4/2017 KGRR-KRST Nick Jilek and Mark Nelson Merlin IIIB 4/4/2017 KMGY-KRST Nick Jilek and Mark Nelson Merlin IIIB 4/7/2017 KRST-KGRR Nick Jilek...

March 2017 Flight Log

3/2/2017 KFDK-KBIV Nick Jilek and Mark Nelson Merlin IIIB 3/2/2017 KMKG-KRST Nick Jilek and Mark Nelson Merlin IIIB 3/2/2017 KARB-KOWD Nick Jilek and Mark Nelson Merlin IIIB 3/3/2017 KRST-KMKG George Schraft and Larry Fuerst Cessna 310 3/6/2017 KRST-KMOP Chad L. and...

February 2017 Flight Log

2/3/2017 KARB-KCMX Timothy Brenner and Brett Milford Cirrus 2/5/2017 KPLN-KRST Vern Eliason and Robert Seidl Aztec 2/6/2017 KSAW-KARB George Schraft and Trip Harrington Cessna 310 2/8/2017 KARB-KSAW George Schraft and Trip Harrington Cessna 310 2/13/2017 KMKG-KRST Tim...

January 2017 Flight Log

1/1/2017 K77G-KPNE John Laws and Brett Milford Baron 1/3/2017 KMKE-KRST Gary Sage and Micah DeLeeuw Golden Eagle 1/7/2017 KPNE-K77G Drew Grooters and Larry Fuerst Chancellor 1/7/2017 KPLN-KRST Roland Betker and Jeff Priebe Cessna TTx 1/13/2017 KRST-KPLN Gary Sage and...

December 2016 Flight Log

12/1/2016 KMSN-KIWD Drew Grooters and Bill Klungle Chancellor 12/5/2016 KTVC-KRST Thomas Wilkoski and Jimmy Szajkovics Baron 12/10/2016 KRST-KTVC Gary Sage and Donald Stein Golden Eagle 12/12/2016 KCMX-KARB Ryan Veenstra and Ray Chester Socata 12/13/2016 KANJ-KARB Tim...

November 2016 Flight Log

11/1/2016 KMKG-KRST George Schraft and Matthew Tingley Cessna 310 11/3/2016 KUES-KSEF Thomas Wilkoski and Jimmy Szajkovics Baron 11/3/2016 KHOU-KPTK Tim Fino and Slav Inger Seneca 11/3/2016 KCMX-KARB Mike Miller and Larry Fuerst Baron 11/4/2016 KBIV-KBKL Chad L. and...

October 2016 Flight Log

10/4/2016 KMKG-KBHM Drew Grooters and Larry Fuerst Chancellor 10/4/2016 KFNT-KRST Chad L. and Jeff Thomas Skyknight 10/5/2016 KCMX-KARB Don Mertke and Timothy Brenner Cirrus 10/6/2016 KRST-KFNT Chad L. and Larry Fuers Skyknight 10/6/2016 KBHM-KMKG Drew Grooters and...

September 2016 Flight Log

9/1/2016 KFDK-KGRR Ray Chester and Ryan Veenstra Socata 9/7/2016 KCMX-KARB Mike Miller and Christopher Gottwald Baron 9/13/2016 KARB-KCMX Nick Jilek and Mark Nelson Merlin IIIB 9/13/2016 KMKG-KRST Chris Faircloth and Larry Fuerst Comanche 9/14/2016 KLDM-KMSN Kevin...

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