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December Chapter Meeting – Tuesday, December 9th

Join Chicago’s Leading Edge Chapter of Women in Aviation for our 6th Annual Holiday Party!

  • IMG_1997Place:  Pilot Pete’s
  • Date:  Tuesday, December 9th (also the 110th anniversary of the Wright Brothers Flight!)
  • Time:  6:00PM
  • Cost:  $22

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, this year 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!  For directions, please click here.

Please RSVP to chicagosleadingedge@gmail.com by December 5th if you’d like to attend.  Friends and family are welcome!

Congrats to the new Chicago’s Leading Edge Officers!

We’re proud to announce the new Chicago’s Leading Edge Leadership for the next term!

Officers:

  • President – Maureen Hallacy
  • Vice President – Lora Yowell
  • Treasurer – Jenny Pfeifer
  • Secretary – Karyn Wojcik

Board of Directors:

  • Dolores Pavletic
  • Rose Ellen May
  • Jen Melvin
  • Megan Zahos

Committee Chairs:

  • Outreach Chair – Jen Alicz
  • Fundraising Chair – Dana Prill
  • Membership Chair – Andrew Fischenberg
  • Scholarship Chair – Julia Hamlin

Congratulations to you all! We can’t wait to see all of the amazing things you are sure to accomplish!

 

November Chapter Meeting – Accident Investigation

The November CIMG_2561hapter meeting was hosted at Lewis University in the Harold E. White Aviation Building room 126 at 6:30pm on Tuesday, November 11, 2014.

It featured former American Airlines Captain and current Lewis University Professor Bill Parrot.  He spoke to the group about the very interesting topic of accident investigation.  It was a great meeting with lots of insights!  Thank you all for coming!

Plenty of parking will be available in lots E, G and F.  For directions to the Lewis University campus, please click here.  For a campus map, please click here.

2015 Chicago’s Leading Edge Scholarships now available!

The 2015 Chicago’s Leading Edge Scholarships are here!  This year we are proud to offer 2 scholarships!  The deadline for all scholarships is December 1st 2014!  Good luck!

Futures Unlimited 2015

Paperless Pilot 2015

Applicants can feel free to apply for all scholarships, however they are only eligible to win one.  Good luck everyone!

Please email chicagosleadingedge@gmail.com for more information.

October Chapter Meeting – Monday, October 27th

untitledOn Monday, October 27th at 6:00pm Chicago’s Leading Edge Chapter of Women in Aviation will be hosting our annual membership meeting at Mon Ami Gabi in Oakbrook.  At this meeting we will be voting for the new leadership that will take us forward for the next two years.  If you are interested in nominating an individual for the October ballot or have any questions about the process, please email chicagosleadingedge@gmail.com and we’d be happy to help.

Voting will be done via email, and the polls will be open from 10/22/2014 through 12PM on 10/27/2014. You may also vote in person at our Annual Membership Meeting which will be held on 10/27/2014 at 6:00PM at Mon Ami Gabi (260 Oakbrook Center Oak Brook, IL 60523). 

Please RSVP to Jen Melvin at jenmelvin83@yahoo.com.  For directions to Mon Ami Gabi, please click here.  Hope to see you all soon!

 

May Chapter Meeting – 3rd Annual Sky’s the Limit: Interactive Aviation Camp

We’re looking forUntitledward to our 3rd annual Sky’s the Limit: Interactive Aviation Camp for girls tomorrow! We’re expecting 103 young ladies to attend. Thank you very much to the 25 volunteers who have so generously donated their time!

 

April Chapter Meeting – Chicago Center Tour

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Happy spring Chicago’s Leading Edge!  This month we have a great tour set up of Chicago Center on Tuesday, April 8th at 6:00pm.  If you’d like to attend this event, please RSVP to Lisa Ehn at lee811@comcast.net.  Attendance may be limited, so RSVP soon!  For directions, please click here.  The address is as follows:  Chicago Center ARTCC, 619 Indian Trail, Aurora IL 60178.

Parking is prior to the guard booth on the left.  You will not be able to enter past the guard booth without escort.  Our tour guide will meet us at the guard booth and bring us in.  We’ll see you in a few weeks!  Thanks for your continued support and I hope it gets warm soon!

Women in Aviation, International Conference 2014

WAI conference 2014AThe Chicago Chapter had a wonderful time at the 25th Annual International Women in Aviation Conference will be held on Thursday, March 6 through Saturday, March 8, 2014, in Orlando, FL, USA. This year’s Conference took place at Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort.

Participants in the 2014 WAI Conference were immersed in the tactics and strategies necessary for successful aviation careers. More than 4,000 women and men from all segments of the aviation industry are expected to attend.

Our Chapter members were very successful this year.  Two Lewis University students had job interviews at the conference and our Chapter Vice President, Maureen Hallacy was awarded a 737 type rating scholarship!  Congrats to all!

 

Fundraising Success!

A big thank you to everyone who was able to attend our 2nd Annual Trivia Fundraiser night at Fitz’s Spare Keys in Elmhurst!  It was a great success!  We were able to raise $1911.32 in donations and silent auction items, which is more than enough for us to fund next year’s scholarships.  We’ll use the additional funds raised for our Sky’s the Limit:Interactive Aviation Camp for Girls coming up Saturday, May 3rd.  We plan to provide transportation to students who would not otherwise be able to attend the event.

Kelsey Fultz was our winner of this year’s Paperless Pilot Scholarship and was awarded an iPad with a one year subscription to ForeFlight and Andrew Fischenberg was awarded the Future’s Unlimited Scholarship which will fund his trip to this year’s Women in Aviation International Conference in Orlando, Florida.

Again, thank you so much for all of your generosity and support!

American Eagle Tour February 11th at 6:30

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Hello everyone!  We have a great tour of American Eagle Operations and an aircraft planned for February 11th at 6:30pm.  We will meet in Terminal 3, upper level (departures), inside door 3C.  We’ll be sure to keep it under three hours for short term parking.  Looking forward to seeing you all there!  Please email chicagosleadingedge@gmail.com if you’d like to attend.

Stay warm out there!