Some years ago, the Robson Ranch Radio Control (R.C.) Club was instrumental in forming an aviation education program with the City of Eloy School District. Flying members of the club worked with the school district to implement a training program that included academics, flight simulators, and radio-controlled airplane flying.
The program proved to be highly successful and eventually developed into a local squadron of the U.S. Air Force’s Civil Air Patrol. Members of the R.C. Club have remained active with the Eloy Composite Squadron 131—“The Blue Devils”—by providing support and assistance to these young aerospace enthusiasts. The squadron’s website is www.squadron131.org.
In June of this year, the R.C. club approved the development of a scholarship program. The first recipients of the scholarship will be members of Squadron 131, with the first awards to be announced in spring of 2022.
Initial plans are for one or more $500 checks to be awarded to Junior Cadets or senior members to help pursue their education in military service. If fundraising efforts are successful, the R.C. Club may also help in the form of cash grants to be used for attendance at Civil Air Patrol flight schools and similar programs.
The Robson Ranch R.C. Club’s initial goal is to raise and distribute $2,500 for the first year. Funds will be raised through free-willing offerings from members at the club’s off-road truck racing events, raffles of donated goods at social events, and donations from the public.
On Oct. 29, the R.C. Club will sponsor a blood drive that will be held at the Eloy Junior High School, in partnership with the Eloy Composite Squadron 131.
If you would like to contribute to the cause, please send a check payable to “Robson Ranch R.C. Club” to our treasurer listed below. Please indicate that the check is a donation to the Scholarship Fund. Donations are not tax-deductible. Your generosity is appreciated!
4389 W. Agave Ave.
Eloy, AZ 85131