Girls in Aviation Day brings the former Bring
Your Daughter to the Conference Day to the local level, building on what has been learned
over four years of girl-centric activities at the
annual WAI conferences. The first Girls in Aviation Day will be held September 26, 2015, and
WAI is asking all chapters to participate and
help show girls in their local communities the
career advantages of aviation, in all job categories, in a fun and nurturing environment. WAI
will provide tools to help each event be a success, but chapters are also encouraged to make
their events unique to the strengths and skills
of their membership and needs of their local community.
“Attracting girls to the career potential of the aviation industry or simply to
the pleasures of being a GA pilot is an important initiative for WAI,” said Dr.
Peggy Chabrian, WAI president and founder. “Hosting a local event for the
young ladies in your area could impact the lives of these girls for years
Look for more details in the magazine and through your chapter leaders in the months to come! ✈
Outstanding Volunteers Recognized
During the 26th annual International Women in
Aviation Conference the organization recognized
two outstanding volunteers for their efforts on behalf of WAI.
Molly Martin, WAI 1295, was named the WAI
Volunteer of the Year for her tireless efforts as the
conference volunteer coordinator. Now in her second year in the volunteer coordinator role, Molly
talks to hundreds of members at the conference and
in the months leading up to it, making sure that all
areas of the event are well-staffed at all times.
WAI-Oshkosh Chapter member Rose Dorcey, WAI
12645, was presented the Dorothy Hilbert Chapter Volunteer of the Year Award
for her contributions to her chapter’s outreach
and fundraising efforts. Rose has cheerfully led
the execution of the chapter’s annual Frosting for
Flight cupcake fundraiser, giving the event and
related cupcake sales throughout the year a positive reputation.
Congratulations—and many thanks—to Molly
and Rose! ✈
Girls in Aviation Day Is Coming to You