CCA Teammates, we hope this finds you well and off to a great 2019. A major goal for the BOD this year is to lay the foundation for our future, and in doing so, we need your help please. As we update the Combat Control Association mission and scope of operations, we are seeking your input on what you want the CCA to do for you and our teammates. Another goal is to sustain total transparency with our operations and our fiscal resources, so we will keep you advised on our findings as we work through this strategic process.
What we need from you: Please visit the CCA website and take our survey (https://usafcca.org/mdb/survey01/), it can take as little as two minutes or as long as you want to provide candid feedback. Our goal is to better determine your needs and seek ways to meet them. If you like the way CCA is right now, please take the survey and tell us that also, we don’t want to change for changes sake. If for some reason the survey link doesn’t work for you, or you would prefer to just write feedback in an email, feel free to write us direct at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will include your feedback into our analysis. Team, we just need your inputs so we can be better informed as we move forward.
For background, below are our 1996 Articles of Incorporation and updated 2016 bylaws. Both are important as they are binding. Candidly, we need to align these better and make them more “crisp” so we can better articulate our mission to benevolent/philanthropic organizations as well as Veteran-friendly businesses to increase our fund raising activities to give us greater fiscal flexibility to assist CCA teammates and our agreed upon causes.
Purpose as per Articles of Incorporation, as of August, 1996
The Combat Control Association is a veteran’s organization operated for the following purposes:
– To promote the social welfare of the community;
– To assist disabled and needy war veterans and members of the US Armed Forces, and their dependents, and the widows, and orphans of deceased veterans;
– To carry on programs to perpetuate the memory of deceased veterans and members of the U.S. Armed Forces and to comfort their survivors;
– To conduct programs for religious, charitable, scientific, literary, or educational purposes;
– To sponsor or participate in activities of a patriotic nature; and
– To provide social and recreational activities for its members.
Purpose as per our per CCA bylaws, as of Feb 2016
2.1 PURPOSE The CCA is a non-profit corporation and is a veteran’s organization operated for the following purposes within the meaning of Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.
2.1.1 To support enlisted and officer Combat Controllers and Special Tactics Officers and their families during times of hardship where there is a void in USAF and VA benefits.
2.1.2 To honor Combat Control personnel and Special Tactics Officers of all ranks who have helped make this nation great through personal sacrifices and achievements, and to perpetuate the memory of those persons through records and reports of their deeds and contributions.
2.1.3 To foster, promote and encourage a continuing sense of historical appreciation for the origin and growth of Combat Control and the role it has played in economic, political, humanitarian and military operations worldwide.
2.1.4 To receive and maintain a fund or funds, to use and apply in whole, or any part of any income derived there from or the principal thereof for charitable, literary, or educational purposes; either directly or by contributions to organizations structured under the law, as is this one, or duly authorized to carry on similar activities.
2.1.5 To cooperate with other recognized organizations that are actively engaged and interested in similar aims.
2.1.6 To carry on programs to perpetuate the memory of deceased veterans of Combat Control and to comfort their survivors.
2.1.7 To instill, inspire, and strengthen patriotism, and to sponsor or participate in activities of a patriotic nature.
2.1.8 To provide social and recreational activities for members.
2.1.9 To engage in any and all activities incidental thereto or necessary suitable or proper for the accomplishment of any of the aforementioned objectives.
Here is a link to our complete bylaws(https://usafcca.org/mdb/docs/0000-00-00-00%20Bylaws%202016.02.pdf ), in case you would like to review them . We hope you find this information valuable, as you formulate your thoughts for the survey.
Thank you in advance for your support and input. Our goal is to have all inputs by the middle of March. We look forward to gathering and reviewing all of your input, and other information, so we can create a recommendation for the CCA Vision which we will definitely share with you before we put into action.
– Bernie Oder
– Mark Nevatt
– Kyle Stanbr
– Bruce Dixo
– Chris Larki
– Mike West
– Mike Lamonica