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June Chapter Meeting – June 27th

We have a very unique opportunity to tour the 2018 World’s Busiest Airport, Chicago O’Hare International Airport on June 27th.  Thanks to a CLE member and the Chicago Department of Aviation, we have a chance to check out the newest runway construction project going on Runway 9C-27C along with other updates going on at O’Hare!!
There is limited capacity and a strict background requirement for security reasons.  We will need everyone to provide their FULL NAME, GENDER, BIRTHDATE along with a SIDA badge number (ONLY if you hold an ORD employee badge) by June 7th!  Please RSVP to chicagosleadingedge@gmail.com
Hope to see you there!

May Chapter Meeting – Wednesday, May 29th

Please join us on May 29 at 11:00am for a tour of the United Airlines Network Operations Center (NOClocated in the Willis Tower. This is a great opportunity to get a glimpse inside the “mission control” of one of the world’s largest airlines. We will meet in the Willis Tower lobby on the Franklin Street side at 10:45am and then be escorted up to the 27th floor by a United Airlines tour guide. If you’d like to join us, you must RSVP to this email with your full name so we can add you to the security list.
Address and parking details are below.  If you have any questions, please let us know. We hope to see everyone there!
Address: Willis Tower, 233 S Wacker Dr, Chicago, IL 60606. (Please use the Franklin Street Entrance)
 
Parking: Tower Self Park211 W Adams St, Chicago, IL 60606. Entrances are located on Adams Street. and Franklin Street. The Willis Tower is right across the street from the Franklin Street entrance.

Chicago’s Leading Edge Chapter Voted Best Logo!

Chicago’s Leading Edge has won the logo contest at the 2019 WAI Conference in Long Beach!  Thanks to Howard Pae, Beth Rehm, Kelly Jeffries, Pat Tiner and Pam Brophy for their efforts to give our logo visibility at the WAI conference!  The prize is a free-standing banner for our chapter!

April – Outreach Volunteer Month

April is “Outreach Volunteer Month” here at Chicago’s Leading Edge Chapter of Women in Aviation!  We have several opportunities for anyone that is interested in giving back.

  • April 13th – STEM-a-Palooza East Aurora school district.
  • April 14th – Paper airplane invitational at Hamilton Elementary.
  • April 25th – “What It’s Like To Be: Pilot w/ Women in Aviation” at The Bridge Teen Center on Thursday, April 25th from   4:30-5:30pm. 
  • April 27th – 1pm-3pm, 40th Annual fly-over and tribute to America’s pioneering and colorful women in aviation at the Bessie Coleman memorial at Lincoln cemetery.

If you’d like to volunteer for any of these events, contact us at chicagosleadingedge@gmail.com.

AeroSTEM Expo – March 30th

The AeroSTEM Expo is a FREE event that introduces inner-city youth to the aviation and aerospace fields and mentors career aspirations that may ultimately lead to well-paying, satisfying careers in flight and aerospace. Participants will interact with flight simulators, mini-drones, and robots. Additionally, industry professionals will provide one-on-one mentoring opportunities.

AeroSTEM will take place on March 30th at ITT 9am-1pm.

Chicago’s Leading Edge Chapter assisting the organization with volunteers.  If you’d like to volunteer for the event, sign-up at www.avioninstitute.org

March Chapter Meeting – WAI Conference

Join WAI members and friends as we celebrate the 30th Annual Women in Aviation International Conference! You won’t want to miss the keynote speakers, educational sessions, exhibit hall, scholarship awards, and good times with individuals from all areas of aviation. There’s no better place to be inspired, share your enthusiasm, and connect with others who share your passion for the aviation industry.  This year’s conference information is as follows:

  • March 14-16, 2019
  • Long Beach Convention Center
  • Long Beach, California

If you would like to meet up with other Chapter members in attendance, email chicagosleadingedge@gmail.com.  We’ll be meeting up for dinner Thursday night and you’re welcome to join us in the chapter booth on Friday 3pm-4pm!

It’s such a fun opportunity to make connections!  Click here to register.  We hope to see you there!

February Chapter Meeting – February 21st at 7pm

Come one, come all to the Chicago’s Leading Edge Annual Fundraiser!!! There’s Food! There’s Booze!! There’s a Silent Auction!! There’s Trivia!! There are CASH PRIZES!!! Everything is tax deductible!! This event has it ALL!!! Bring your friends!!!

Entry fee is $10 at the door ($5 for students with a student ID). We accept cash, checks and credit for auction items!!

All proceeds will go towards our scholarship fund, which helps give local women (and men) a leg up to pursue their passion for Aviation!

Click here to RSVP!

January Chapter Meeting – Friday, January 25th

We hope you all have enjoyed a safe and wonderful Holiday season!

The Chicago 99s will be holding their annual Aviation Expo on January 26, 2019 at the Holiday Inn, Itasca.  Chicago’s Leading Edge’s first event of the year will be co-hosting an evening of networking and fun at the Holiday Inn, Itasca, the night before, Friday, the 25th, from 7pm-11pm.  Please RSVP through the link below.

Click here to RSVP via Eventbrite

The Aviation Expo is free and qualifies for Wings credit.  There will be many informative workshops and speakers (see the flyer below).

December Chapter Meeting – Monday, December 3rd

We will have our annual Holiday party at Pilot Pete’s in Schaumburg on December 3rd, 6pm.  Scholarship winners will be announced and it is a great time to just have some fun together!

The meal choices are Pot Roast Stroganoff and Grilled Vegetable Pasta for $24.00 per person with a cash bar.  Please RSVP via Eventbrite and payments will be accepted via PayPal.

Look forward to seeing you all there!

November Chapter Meeting – Thursday, Nov. 15th at 6pm

Please join us for our annual membership meeting on November 15th at 6pm at Palmer Place in downtown La Grange. This is a great meeting to attend because we’ll be introducing our new officers… it’s a perfect excuse for everyone to get together for dinner and drinks

If you plan on attending, please respond to this email by November 10th with the number of people in your party so that we can reserve enough space at the restaurant. The address and website for Palmer Place is listed below. We hope to see everyone there!

Palmer Place

56 S. La Grange Road

La Grange, IL 60525

www.palmerslagrange.com