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St. Louis Women With Wings Chapter hosted an “Explore the World of Flying” event at
the St. Louis Science Center. Members manned four information centers—one to share flying stories with a continuous aviation photo slide show, a display with some of the unique
“Stars of the Sky, Legends All” heroes’ photos (thanks to Ann Cooper and sharon Rajnus),
one set up to learn about what an airplane cockpit looks like and examine different types of airplanes, and finally one to design a paper airplane and a test flight by trying to land it on an
aircraft carrier! There was also a huge holiday
card for folks to sign for the group’s adopted deployed Marine, sgt. Adam Banks.
gloria Bahn (WAI #1434) hosted the annual flying ornament exchange and potluck dinner—
good food, great company (with lots of flying sto-
WoMen With Wings chapter
ries!), and a run of antique airplane decorations.
There was even some live entertainment provided Member Jen moore (WAI #15221)
by members teresa Camp (WAI #6879), Bill Camp works the paper airplane aircraft carrier at
(WAI #14869), and eve Cascella (WAI #29490). ✈ the st. louis science center.
Mile high chapter
mILe hIgh ChApteR
Mile high chapter members president Carolyn Landron
( WAI #9630) and scholarship chair gail steger-mock
(WAI #4020) met with mark Van tine, president and
coo of Jeppesen, in november to accept a generous
donation of $9,500 which included $2,000 for operating
costs and $7,500 to establish a scholarship fund.
Jeppesen continues to support the Mile high chapter
and Women in aviation by donating products and spon-
soring members to attend the conference each year.
sOUtheRN WINgs ChApteR
provisional chapter southern Wings located in savannah, georgia, decided that their vision as a chapter is to not only serve the aviation community, but to serve their local community as well. During the annual savannah Youth Jazz Festival, southern Wings teamed up with the local
campus of embry-riddle aeronautical University to sponsor its first annual paper airplane contest
for kids. there were a total of 49 entrants, and the local Zonta club donated the trophies for 1st, 2nd
and 3rd places. honorable Mention prizes were awarded to the “ 2 years old and under” entrants.
southern Wings chapter members also participated in the light the night Walk for the leukemia
and lymphoma society (lls). this event included a two-mile walk
through scenic downtown savannah as well as entertainment and
food for all participants, and southern Wings members raised just under $1,000 for lls.
in December, southern Wings partnered with saFe shelter, a local
shelter for victims of domestic violence, in their adopt a Family program. southern Wings adopted a mother and her four children, who
soUthern Wings chapter
arrived at the shelter with not much more than the clothes on their carrie goodwin (center) and shelter
backs. the family was asked to provide a “wish list” of items that they
volunteers cynthia Bush (left) and
needed or would like to have. southern Wings responded with quite
natalie leggette (right) shown with some
Jen Furlong, Dawn Wingfield
of the gifts provided by southern Wings.
an outpouring of gifts. southern Wings president Carrie goodwin
and Vice president Diana
smith working hard to tally
(WAI #13362) and treasurer Dawn Wingfield (WAI #39180) delivered the gifts to the shelter and they filled the
up the results of the entire back and back seat of an sUV with wrapped gifts and stockings. southern Wings plans to continue their
paper airplane contest. community involvement throughout the year with both aviation related and non-aviation related events. ✈