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Gloria Carter Retires

June 25, 2020

Gloria Carter Retires

Gloria Carter, Director of Member Services, retired at the end of June.

   She had worked for the Aerospace Medical Association for nearly 40 years, starting in October 1981. When she arrived in the home office, the membership records were kept on punch cards that were fed into a label machine every month to churn out the mailing labels for the journal and other member mailings. Gloria worked with journal managing editor Fred Stoffel to computerize all the member records and input much of the membership information.
   Gloria attended her first Annual Meeting in 1982 and only missed one in 1984, when her daughter was born. In the 1984 Minutes of the Annual Business Meeting, Dr. Rufus Hessberg, EVP, reported: “Membership has continued to increase slowly during the year. We came close to meeting the 4000-member goal…. I would be remiss if I did not mention the efforts of Gloria Carter (Gloria James until this year) and Bobbie Buchanan of the home office who wrote to all the delinquent members of the 10 years 1972–1982. Their efforts resulted in more than 200 of those reinstating their memberships. Many members signed up new members during the year, and we owe them our thanks as well.”
   Over the years Gloria received three President’s Citations along with other HQ staff. She always enjoyed seeing and spending time with attendees at the meetings. She is looking forward to spending time with her children and  grandchildren now that she is retired. AsMA wishes her well in all her future endeavors.