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Annual Trivia Fundraiser – Thursday, Feb. 20th

Annual Fundraiser February 20, 2020

The 2020 fundraiser is scheduled for February 20, 2020 at Fitz’s Spare Key’s in Elmhurst.  We’ll have a great trivia night with tons of silent auction items!  There are also many food and drink specials! There is a  $10 cover charge at the door and donations are welcome.

All proceeds from the event will go towards funding scholarships and outreach events to assist and encourage young people in aviation careers.

January Chapter Meeting – January 24th at 6:30PM

Our next meeting is a social event with the Chicago 99’s. Please join us for dinner and drinks next week. Details and flyer below.

Jan 24th at 6:30pm

Fox & Turtle, Itasca Country Club

No RSVP required.

See you there!

January Updates

Happy New Year everyone! And Happy Friday!!

2020 kicks off with a few exciting events brought to you by 99’s Aviation Expo and the Career Symposium from Great Lakes WAI chapter!

  • The 99’s Aviation Expo will be held in Itasca Holiday Inn on Saturday, January 25th
  • There will be a social meeting and dinner at Fox and Turtle (click the link for menu) located at the Itasca Country Club (click the link for Google Map direction) This will be at 6:30pm on Friday, January 24th 
  • The Great Lakes Chapter of Women in Aviation is hosting a Career Symposium on Saturday, January 25th @ Lansing Airport (click for direction) More information can be found by emailing wacsmichigan@gmail.com and in the flyer attached below!

We wish everyone a Happy New Year and an amazing 2020!

December Chapter Meeting – Thursday, Dec. 12th

Happy Holidays Everyone!

We will be having our Annual Holiday Party on Thursday, December 12th at 6pm at Pilot Pete’s, Schaumburg.  Dinner is $25 per person and includes a salad, choice of Lemon Butter Chicken or Salmon, tax and tip.  RSVP and pay through our “Donate” tab on our website.  Bring an aviation themed gift for our Toys for Tots drive and participate in our Cookie tasting for $5.  A flyer is attached.

What:  Holiday Party

When:  Thursday, December 12th, 6pm

Where:  Pilot Pete’s, Schaumburg

How much:  $25 per person

Looking forward to seeing you all there!

October Chapter Meeting – Oct. 22nd at 7pm

Our annual resume and scholarship workshop is this Tuesday, October 22nd at Lewis University.  Bring your resume to receive input on format and content.  In addition, we will also discuss how to put together a winning scholarship packet and if you have your essay, we will be happy to give feedback on that as well.

What: Resume and Scholarship workshop

When: Tuesday, October 22nd, 7pm

Where: Harold E White building, Lewis University, Romeoville

Scholarships are due November 12th for both Women in Aviation International and Chicago’s Leading Edge.  Remember you can apply for three from WAI (and win one) and apply for both from CLE (and win one).  Chicago’s Leading Edge is offering two scholarships this year, both are a $1500 award.  We have one specifically for flight training and the other for tuition expenses in an aviation field.  Attached are our applications and if you aren’t officially a member yet, an application for membership is also attached (it is free!).

October Updates

Resume & Scholarship Workshop at Lewis University:

On October 22nd, Tuesday @ 7pm, there will be a Resume & Scholarship Workshop at Lewis University, Harold A White Aviation building. This is a great opportunity for members looking to learn about how to build a professional resume, groom their resume (if they have one already) and applying for upcoming scholarships. We hope to see as many of you out there as possible!

Mark your calendars for our Annual Membership/Chapter Meeting!

Our Annual Membership/Chapter meeting is already around the corner and the date is set for November 12th @6pm at Palmer Place in La Grange. We will have an overview of 2019 and discuss the upcoming year of 2020!

The address  is

Palmer Place

56 South La Grange Road

La Grange, IL 60525

Thank you for keeping up with the emails,

We hope you enjoy the rest of your week!

Fall Updates

We hope everyone is enjoying the last of the summer as we transition into Fall! Speaking of Fall, we wanted to send out this newsletter to share what our amazing and dedicated officers and members have been up to lately.

On September 11th: 

Our members met up for a viewing of “You Are Here: A Come From Away Story” – a Canadian documentary featuring the town of Gander in Newfoundland helping 38 airliners and 6,500 stranded passengers during the tragic events of 9/11. Our members had great discussions about the documentary over dinner afterwards.

What’s upcoming!!

We have our 8th Annual Sky’s the Limit: Girl’s In Aviation Day coming up at Lewis University on October 5th, Saturday! We’re in our final stages of preparation and finalized our volunteer and attendee list! Thank you Barb Buckner and all those who have helped us up to now!!

Sky’s the Limit: Girl’s in Aviation Day is all about introducing the next generation of young women in our community to learn and explore the vast fields in aviation. We bring in professional pilots, mechanics, Air Traffic Controllers, dispatchers, operation specialists and many more to discuss the important role each career presents and share their unique stories of how they all got here.

We would to thank Lewis University for providing our venue and our corporate sponsors Signature Flight Support and Exelon for making our 8th Annual Sky’s the Limit: Girl’s in Aviation Day happen!

November 12th, Scholarship DEADLINE: 

As we welcome our new Scholarship Chair- Sherry Bailey-Schutt – sschutt67@gmail.com – we would like to take this opportunity to remind candidates that meet the requirement that our 2 Scholarships (each $1,500) deadlines are approaching. For more information please visit our Chicago’s Leading Edge – Scholarship or contact Sherry.

Please reach out to us with any questions!

2019 Scholarships Due November 12, 2019!

It is SCHOLARSHIP season!  This year we are offering a total of $3000 in two substantial awards:

  • $1500 towards flying or a rating
  • $1500 towards educational expenses

Did you know that Chicago’s Leading Edge has been giving out scholarships exclusively to our members since 2012?  And in that time we have awarded nearly $16,000 to local members!  Because we offer our scholarships only to CLE members in good standing, you are eligible to apply for three from Women in Aviation International-Scholarships (and win one) AND apply for both of ours (and win one)! The deadlines are the same, November 12th, see the attached applications and contact us with questions.

September Event

If you couldn’t make the production or just can’t get enough-join us at South Barrington AMC on September 11th to see the background of this amazing story.  Purchase tickets through Fandango  AND if you would like to join us for dinner at Lucky Monk, 105 Hollywood Blvd, South Barrington, IL 60010 at 5pm for dinner beforehand, reply to this email.

When:  September 11th 7pm

Where:  AMC South Barrington 24

175 Studio Drive
South Barrington, IL 60010

Cost:  $13.33