Join Chicago’s Leading Edge Chapter of Women in Aviation at the 28th annual Women in Aviation Conference in Orlando, Florida on March 2-4th, 2017! This year, Women in Aviation marks 28 years of coming together, mentoring, networking, and sharing the trademark positive energy found at our annual conference. Our members make WAI the passionate, dynamic organization it is, and the future is bright.
- Nearly 5,000 attendees, including 91 international guests representing 16 countries, joined WAI in Nashville, Tennessee for the 27th annual International Women in Aviation Conference.
- The exhibit hall hosted 170 separate companies and organizations representing all aspects of the aviation community.
- A total of 126 scholarships were awarded to WAI members at every stage of their career. The $661,234 in scholarships awarded this year put the total of all WAI scholarships awarded since 1995 over $10,000,000.
We hope to see you there!
Our next meeting will be a volunteer event at Feed My Starving Children on January 23rd at 8pm. We had a ton of fun volunteering with this organization in April, so hopefully we will have another great turnout on January 23rd. Feed My Starving Children is located at 1072 National Pkwy in Schaumburg, IL. Please click here to learn more about this amazing organization.
If you will be joining this volunteer event, please click here to register for the event. If you need any assistance, please respond to this email so we can confirm your attendance.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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 – email@example.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!
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
B. Coleman Aviation Facility
5701 Industrial Hwy, Gary, IN 46406