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Old 05-19-2016, 07:19 AM
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Just wondering what clubs have received money, and how much. Was it what you asked for? Was your request denied, and if so was a reason given?

Our club received $300.00 for windstorm/flood damage 4 years ago, our damages were far in excess of that but that's what we asked for. I know of one club locally that has made a request that is pending, not sure how long the process takes.

Not looking for a debate on the program and how much more/less they should be doing, just more of a factual response if possible. Thanks.
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Old 05-19-2016, 12:56 PM
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I've been a member of several different clubs over the past 20+ years, but none of them have ever asked for funds from the AMA.
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Old 05-19-2016, 05:39 PM
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Just followed up on the other club, AMA gave them $300.00 for damages to their field caused by grubs/beetle/skunk damages to their runway. Damages were significant and really made it difficult to land on the grass runway. Complicating matters, they are in a flood zone and aquifer so they are not allowed to put any chemicals down. A few clubs in the area sustained heavy damages, ours cost over $1200.00 to repair so far, and there is no guarantee they won't be back again. From the time their grant was submitted to when it was approved was about a week. Whether it was the amount of damage caused, or the figure requested (less than half of actual costs), I'd say the turn around was pretty quick.
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Great news! Glad to see the AMA is helping clubs that find themselves in these circumstances. I hope their field doesn't smell like skunk!
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The process appeared to be relatively painless, glad it worked out for them.
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