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Known to WAI as“the Sisters,” Kathryn Klundt,
Shirley Rice and Phyllis honnor were named three
of this year’s Volunteers of the Year.
Ihope you enjoyed the helicopter and staff at the show in Dallas. All of our
team enjoyed it tremendously and really enjoyed working with all of you; they
had a great time. Thx for all you did to
assist. If you would like for us to display
in Nashville next year, just let me know
and I’ll see what I can do.
on the return
Senior Director of Flight Operations
Air Evac EMS, Inc.
of the parks
Chapter rescued an abandoned dog
in rural oklahoma. at first the group
questioned their ability to care for the
stray animal on the way back to Saint
louis, but after hearing the town’s
policy on stray animals, they quickly
changed their minds— the local
police euthanize strays at gun point
if the animal has not been claimed
within three days. The hound, with
one blue eye and one blue and brown
eye, was named “Skyy” and has found
a home in northern illinois, where
member bryce knepp lives.
of the Year,
What does it mean to be Volunteer of
the Year at Women in Aviation, International? In a word the winners will
tell you the recognition is great. It
doesn’t matter if you’ve been volunteering your time at the WAI headquarters, or at the WAI Conference; any
volunteer work will qualify you for the
award. Consistent quality performance
and attention to detail are qualities
that each WAI Volunteer of the Year
cherishes. And we cherish them.
it appeared to be another banner year.
Thanks again. Looking forward to
seeing you all next year in Nashville.
Congratulations on another incred- ible Conference! I didn’t hear any
attendance numbers but from spending
time in the very large exhibit hall and a
couple of packed breakout symposiums
Two words sum up my first WAI con- vention, “All smiles.” But words
don’t do justice to the awe-inspiring
pleasure of seeing so many women avia-
tion professionals at the Hilton Anatole
in Dallas. My fun started Wednesday
afternoon at SWA touring dispatch op-
erations. The chief dispatcher lauded
WAI, saying in his many years of greet-
ing tour groups that we asked the best
questions. Perhaps he will be encour-
aged to put WAI on his travel sched-
ule next year. On Thursday I met a lot
of folks while volunteering at the Bes-
sie Coleman booth in the Exhibit Hall.
I rounded out Thursday at the opening
reception—I mean celebration, complete
with a live band and foot-stomping fun
on the dance floor.