chapters are the hands working on that mission. The Southeastern
Minnesota Chapter was founded in 1958 as Chapter #100 and has been in
continuous operation. The Chapter consists of about 40 members from
across the Rochester area. Our members are individuals from a broad set of
disciplines -- teachers, doctors, engineers, owners of large and small
businesses, and professionals from a variety of trades. Our members'
experience with aviation ranges from "brand new" to pre-WWII
are actively involved in the safe construction and maintenance of
private aircraft. The collective knowledge gained through many years of
aviation learning is applied to each member's project(s).
host community events, including "Young Eagles Day," when our
members volunteer their time and aircraft for the benefit of children
ages 8-18. We provide free education and aircraft rides. It's a unique
and essential activity to preserve and promote personal aviation. Our
other main annual activity is a fly-in pancake breakfast at the Dodge
Center airport. This is a well-known event to the residents of the area
and pilots in the region. It is a great opportunity for the Chapter to
work together and meet new friends, and it is reliable source of income
to offset our expenses and grow the Chapter.
Chapter maintains a 501(c)(3) status as a scientific, educational, and
community service charitable organization.