Record of Events 

On this page, you can find information and photo links about past events that the LAACA have sponsored. Upcoming events will be posted on the home page.  Please contact us if you would like more information about any upcoming event.  




Samuel’s Trees is a non-profit charity organization centered around encouraging and loving babies and families in the Neo-Natal Intensive Critical Care Units of surrounding hospitals.  In 2012 they began giving three-foot artificial Christmas trees filled with $300 worth of gift cards and notes of love to families at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles and surrounding hospitals. 


After their son passed away on December 24th, 2010 Daniel Parkins and his family felt a great and terrible pain in their lives.  During their time at the hospital living in the NICU, they were given a tree filled with hundreds of dollars of gift cards.  This simple act of love from complete strangers let them know tangibly they were not alone.  Now, each year they seek to enter into the darkest of places, that of the NICU, with love and encouragement in the form of three-foot artificial trees filled with $300 worth of gift cards. 


100% of the money raised goes directly to families in need.



Dear Los Angeles Air Cargo Association,


Thank you for your generous donation to Samuel’s Trees of $637 during the 2019 giving period. Without your help financially, truly, we would not have been able to “bring hope to hurting hearts” to so many families. 


This year we are able to impact over 100 families due to generous donations such as yours.  Keeping in contact with many of these families, we have heard the massive impact these trees have had already in their lives.  To know they are not alone and loved is penetrating during the darkest time in any parent’s life.  We would like to think of your gift as an investment of love in these families which you should expect a solid return; for example, several of the families were so moved that they intend to carry on this tradition with us in the future.


Most of all, your investment in Samuel’s Trees and bringing hope to hurting hearts will yield transformed lives.  Foundationally, they will share the love they experienced from these powerful trees with their children and continue to remember every holiday season the importance of loving strangers without strings attached.


As we continue to plan for the future in reaching into more cities and lives, it is because of generous donations as the one you gave that moves us forward to accomplish more love and more encouragement.


With Sincere Gratitude,


Daniel Parkins


Samuel’s Trees

2019 Holiday Luncheon


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2019 Golf Tournament


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2018 Holiday Luncheon


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2018 Golf Tournament


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2018 Air Cargo Day


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Links to helpful tools


Los Angeles Air Cargo Association membership form can be completed online by clicking on the link below and completing the form.  For Additional membership benefits click on the Membership advertising Rate below.


2020 Membership Application
Paper version of membership form. Complete this and bring to the luncheon or mixer if you are unable to complete the online membership form.
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Dues and Luncheon charges


 Los Angeles Air Cargo Association annual membership dues are $100 for Standard Membership or $250 for Corporate Membership per calendar year. Annual Membership drive starts in October for the coming new year.  The association holds our general meeting/luncheon on the 2nd Thursday of the month in March, June,  and December. The regular cost for the luncheons is $55 for members:  $65 for non-members.  The Holiday luncheon charges will be announced prior to the luncheon.

2020 Scholarship

Members who have high school seniors may be eligible for a LAACA scholarship.  Click on the Requirements tab for more info.  The qualified student will need to complete the application listed below and submit to

The form must be received for consideration by March 31.



LAACA Scholarship Requirements
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Scholarship Application form
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