Texas Agricultural Aviation Association | www.taaa.org
February 27, 2017
TAAA: Board of Directors Legislative Dinner 

Dear TAAA Supporter:
I am writing to ask you to help sponsor this year's TAAA Board of Directors Dinner honoring key members of the Texas Legislature.  We host this dinner every other year when the legislature is in session, and we invite a few of our key allies at the Capitol to join us to discuss issues important to agricultural aviation.  This year's dinner will be held on Wednesday evening, March 8, 2017.  We are going to use the same location as the last time we hosted this event, which is the Austin Land & Cattle restaurant, beginning at 6:30 p.m.
During the last legislative session in 2015, it was this dinner that served as the final push for legislation that secured passage of legislation requiring the marking of meteorological evaluation towers (METs).  And the dinner before that, during session of 2013, it was this same dinner that served as the foundation for legislation that dramatically reduced margins taxes on aerial application operator businesses.
Ten companies helped host the dinner in 2015, each contributing either $500 or $250 to help pay for the event.  Please consider being one of these sponsors for our 2017 effort.  If you gave in 2015, we hope you will help again; and if you did not, we really hope you will consider it this time.  You will be recognized with signage at the event and in our Newsletter for your support.
Thanks in advance for your consideration. Please call the TAAA office (512) 476-4405 with your sponsorship pledge or fill out the sponsorship form linked here. Feel free to contact the TAAA office at 512-476-2644 if you have any questions. 
Best Regards,
Luke Boedeker
Boedeker Flying Service
TAAA President - 2017

2017 TAAA Spring Board Meeting 

The TAAA Board of Directors Spring Board Meeting will be held Wednesday, March 8th and Thursday, March 9th, 2017 at 1005 Congress Avenue Suite 450, Austin, Texas 78701. The 85th Legislative Session is underway and TAAA will once again host the Legislative Board Dinner with a few legislators at the Capitol city. 

2017 Spring Board of Directors Meeting Agenda at a Glance:
Wednesday,  March 8th, 2017
Conference Committee Meeting           3:00 PM
BOD Legislative Dinner                        6:30 PM 
Thursday, March 9th, 2017
Board of Directors Meeting                   8:00 AM
Adjournment                                         12 PM 

Board of Directors



Luke Boedeker


Vice President

Bart Roye



Clyde Kornegay

      San Benito



Jason Davis



District I

Scott Howze


Brackston Hunt


Jared Lambert


Brad Lauderdale

   San Antonio 


District II

Paul Bruton

  El Campo

Andy Christian


Bret Whitten


Mike Thompson



District III

Mike Cobb


Clay Waldrip


Curt Bills


Cody Murphree




Clyde Kornegay

  San Benito



Carissa Davis



Allied Industry

Trevor Cook

   Arysta LifeScience

Logan Lane

  Lane Aviation 


Advisory Board

Gene Shanks, Jr.

   Eagle Lake

Mitch Probasco


David Kramr

  East Bernard


Conference Chair

Katie Verett

  DOIW AgroScience


Executive Director

Chris Shields


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