who are willing to pay to
plant the seeds, know-
ing that “mature trees”
in the form of full-fledged
are years into the future.
Sponsoring Daughter Day
is an investment in all of
our futures. Hal Shevers,
Founder and Chairman
of Sporty’s, is frequently
quoted as saying, “Without a freshman class, there can be no
Looking back to my own life, I wonder how my 12-year-old
self would have reacted had I been given the opportunity to
participate in Daughter Day. Coming of age where the only
professional role models I had were teachers and nurses—oh
yes, maybe librarians as well, I don’t think I could imagine a
woman in a military flight suit or a uniformed airline pilot,
much less interact and talk to such amazing women. I nev-
er knew women could fix cars way back then, much less air-
planes. I would have been in complete awe of a female air-
We all know someone whose interest in aviation began
with a ride in a neighbor’s airplane or a trip to the airport
with the Girl Scouts. Our hope is that the Women in Aviation
Daughter Day will be such a spark for the lucky girls who will
attend this year.
Daughter Day registration is well underway.
We’ve added more activities at this year’s Daughter Day
just for teens, including a college fair and career panel.
Go to www.wai.org/13conference/daughterday.cfm
to register your favorite girl and her chaperone.
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Patricia Luebke (WAI #1954) is a New York City-based freelance writer, editor and marketing consultant.
One last note: the event can’t happen without volunteers
and so if this activity interests you, know that we will be
looking for folks to interact with the girls on Saturday, March
16, in Nashville.
Of course, we also look for people to volunteer for many
other area of interest—one close to my heart is the WAI Daily news at the show. The point is that there are loads of interesting volunteer activities available at the Conference, from
helping out in the coordination center to taking tickets at the
banquet. Donating your time as a volunteer enhances your
Conference experience in so many ways, the least of which
is simply the fun you will have. Come to the Conference and
be sure to volunteer. Bring your daughter, your niece, your
friend’s daughter! See you in Nashville. ✈
Jo Hn SleMP
Wai Jazz With Wings
The Women in Aviation Jazz Band, now called “WAI Jazz With Wings” will
celebrate their 10th anniversary this year. We would like to invite the conference attendees to
our “Hangar dance” on Friday, March 15, from 8: 30 to 11:00 pm. the location in the hotel will be announced
later. there will be no ticket required, no forms to fill out and no money needed except for the cash bar.
Please consider stopping over to our Hangar dance for a casual night with friends. bring your dancing shoes.
We are still in need of a keyboard player, rhythm guitar player and trombone players. contact barb lauer if
you want to play, email@example.com WAI JAZZ WITH WINGS is sponsored by Wings Financial Credit Union.