on the road
Atlanta Aero Club
The Atlanta Aero Club hosted Dr. Chabrian on October 30, as the speaker of
their monthly luncheon meeting in
downtown Atlanta, Georgia, just two
blocks from the site of the upcoming annual Conference. Those in attendance
included representatives of Atlanta area
airports, airlines, flight schools, univer-
sity faculty, business
owners, WAI Atlanta
chapter members and
more. Peggy Chabrian noted in her opening remarks that it
had been exactly 20
years since she had
last spoken to the Atlanta Aero Club, when she was the department chair of the aviation program
at Georgia State University and a member of the Aero Club.
The evening prior to the Aero Club
event, President Chabrian had dinner
with five members of the Atlanta chapter of WAI, and discussed their potential involvement helping with the preConference preparations and volunteering during the event itself.
Three WAI members, Patty Wagstaff, eileen Collins and emily Howell Warner,
were recognized at a special gala held at the Wings Over the Rockies Museum in
Denver, Colorado. Wagstaff and Chabrian were flown in a Citation III jet from the
AOPA expo in san Jose, California, to the museum event in Denver, Colorado, by
Jeff Puckett, of U.s. Aero, a museum supporter. What a great way to arrive!
Betty Huck and Peggy Chabrian represented WAI at the AOPA Expo in San Jose, California, in November. Several members of the
San Francisco Bay Area Chapter helped in the
booth and at the breakfast. It was a successful event with more than
40 individuals joining
or renewing their membership. One individual
signed up six of his nieces
with gift memberships.
The WAI Connect Breakfast at AOPA was well attended. Mike Collins, editor of AOPA
Flight Training magazine, was the guest speaker at the breakfast, and spoke
about the relationship between AOPA and WAI over many years and AOPA’s
anticipated participation at the upcoming Conference in Atlanta, Georgia.
President Peggy Chabrian met the new President of AOPA, Craig Fuller, and
plans were made to follow up to discuss future collaborative efforts between
AOPA and WAI.
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Maj. Gen. Linda Hemminger, Dr. Chabrian and Lt. Gen. Charles e. stenner, Jr.
dr. Chabrian had the opportunity to address the
air Force hrdC conference in atlanta in november.
the hrdC represents the human resources depart-
ments at bases throughout the country. the mission
of Wai and highlights of the upcoming 20th anni-
versary Conference were shared with the audience.
Msgt Rod Hage was the coordinator of the event.
Maj. Gen. Linda Hemminger and Angelita Thayer
were also participants in the meeting.