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December Chapter Meeting – Tuesday, December 13th

Join Chicago’s Leading Edge Chapter of Women in Aviation for our 8th Annual Holiday Party!

•    Place:  Pilot Pete’s, Schaumburg Airport
•    Date:  Tuesday, December 13th
•    Time:  6:30PM
•    Cost:  $24/person – please pay via our donation tab for your reservation

Each year our chapter donates aviation related toys to Toys for Tots.  This will hopefully not only bring others joy but also encourage kids to love aviation as much as we do.  Please bring one unwrapped toy to spread a little holiday cheer.

Additionally, we’ve decided to add a little deliciousness to our evening by having a cookie exchange.  If you’d like to participate, bring six of your favorite cookies together in a bag or container with recipe attached and swap for another member’s favorite!

Looking forward to seeing you all there!  Additional guests are welcome and encouraged so invite your friends and family!  For directions, please click here.

Please pay for your reservation through our donation tab on the Fundraising tab of the website by December 6th if you’d like to attend.

November Chapter Meeting – November 15th at 6pm

Come join us for a fun evening of socializing with some business mixed in.  It is time for our Annual membership meeting to be held at Palmer’s Place,
56 South La Grange Road, La Grange, their menu, Tuesday, November 15th at 6pm.  We will hold our bi-annual elections and review chapter finances and goals for the coming year.  Nominate yourself or another member for following positions by replying to this email.
            President
            Vice-President
            Secretary
            Treasurer
The term is for two years and the only qualification is that you’ve been a member in good standing for the previous six months.  We will train you on these rewarding positions.  I personally have learned so many things during my time as president, they are too numerous to list.  So, take the opportunity to get involved with one of the largest and most successful chapters of Women in Aviation International.

October Chapter Meeting – Oct. 11th at 6pm

Chicago’s Leading Edge Chapter of Women in Aviation would like to help you update your resume in preparation for the upcoming WAI Scholarships due November 14th!  Join us at our October Chapter meeting at Lewis University’s Harold E. White Aviation Building room 126 at 6pm.  Bring your resumes to get critiques from industry professionals!teenresume-1

October 29th Book Signing

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Sky’s the Limit Aviation Career Camp – September 24th, 2016

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2016 Scholarship Applications Due November 14th, 2016

It’s that exciting time of year again, and we are very pleased to announce that the 2016 scholarship applications are here! Along with our offerings from last year, we have added one additional scholarship this year, sponsored by Cage Marshall Consulting.

New this year, you will be able to submit your scholarship applications electronically to our chapter email address – chicagosleadingedge@gmail.com. However, paper applications will still be accepted as well! All applications must be postmarked or emailed to us by November 14th, 2016. We also will not be extending the scholarship deadline this year, so make sure to get your applications in on time! Aside from the Membership Scholarship, all other scholarships require membership in Women in Aviation, International as well as Chicago’s Leading Edge Chapter. With a current WAI membership, all that is required is a membership form to join our chapter – no additional fee is required! Our membership application form can be found at: http://chicagosleadingedge.org/membership/

To be eligible to win, you must reside within the Greater Chicagoland Area. All scholarships must be used within one year of presentation.

View the Scholarship section of our website for specific details.  Good luck to all who apply!

Tuskegee Airmen and Bessie Coleman Aviation Center

On August 27th Chicago’s Leading Edge Chapter of Women in Aviation will be helping the Tuskegee Airmen and the Bessie Coleman Aviation center celebrate their 75th and 40th anniversaries.  The chapter will have a booth from 3-7pm and then for anyone who chooses, a dinner will take place afterwards.  For details please see https://legends-to-legacy.eventbrite.com/

SATURDAY AUGUST 27th, 2016

Gary-Chicago Airport

B. Coleman Aviation Facility

5701 Industrial Hwy, Gary, IN 46406

 

 

August Chapter meeting – Saturday, August 20th

The August Chapter meeting will be held at the Chicago Air and Water Show on Saturday, August 20th at North Avenue Beach near Castaways at 10am.  It should be pretty busy, so try to get there early to find a great spot to watch the show!  RSVP to chicagosleadingedge@gmail.com so that we can get a headcount.

Looking forward to seeing everyone there!

 

 

Chicago Executive Run the Runway 5K

Join Chicago’s Leading Edge Chapter of Women in Aviation as we Run the Runway at Chicago Executive Airport in Wheeling!  This is a rare opportunity to run or walk on the main runway and taxiways! The course is USATF certified and the 5K race will be chip timed.

Registration is open until June 19th at $35 per person and late registration is open from then until July 2nd for $40 per person.  For more information on how to register, click here.  Hope to see you all there!

May Chapter Meeting – May 26th at 6pm

PA_F86_F_0002_PXJoin Chicago’s Leading Edge Chapter of Women in Aviation International at Waukegan Airport to take a tour of the wonderful Warbird Heritage Foundation on Thursday, May 26th at 6pm.

The Warbird Heritage Foundation is a 501(c)-3 not-for-profit foundation created in December, 2003. The Foundation was organized for the purpose of acquiring, restoring, displaying, and demonstrating various antique aircraft of historic military significance. The Foundation’s focus is on preserving it’s aircraft in flying condition, demonstrating these aircraft at air shows and other special events, and promoting public interest in historic military aircraft.

Looking forward to seeing you all there!