Aviation for Women

JUL-AUG 2018

Aviation for Women is the flagship member publication of Women in Aviation International. Articles feature women who have made aviation history, professional development ideas, and current-topic articles.

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8 AviationforWomen J U L Y / A U G U S T 2 0 1 8 A s I write this, I'm thinking back to times when we used to have some downtime. Now we go from busy-time to busy- time—from annual conference, to air show and trade show season, to Girls in Aviation Day, to more chapter events, and repeat. Some- where in there, we squeeze in time for our "day jobs," family, friends, and even a little sleep. Often, there's so much to be done, and so much fun to have, that we get caught up in the frenzy and miss our opportunity to appreciate all we've done, the lives we've impacted, the futures we've helped shape, and the lifelong friendships we've been so blessed with. As overwhelming and exhausting as it is, am I wrong to feel lucky? However, as women, I think we tend to get caught up in tr ying to do it all. Personally, I know I do. I have to be reminded to build a team, seek the input and support from others, and del- egate. In addition to all this, we frequently see chapter officers hold leadership positions year after year, and this can lead to burnout. So let's work together to be sure that this doesn't happen to you. This allows you to enjoy your moments as well as accomplishments. As you read this, we are looking at the last half of the year— chapters are planning Girls in Aviation Day events, participating in trade shows, attending air shows, tours, and end of the year meetings and elections. Be sure to in- clude all WAI members in your area and in your chapter. Reach into the membership to involve new chapter members in the chapter leadership team. Be sure to contact me with the details of your next meeting, call for officers, and news of your next chapter election. I can help you reach into the WA I membership in your area to be sure everyone is involved and has the opportu- nity to contribute. With a diversity of skills, specialties, and ex- periences across our membership—when we all work together, it creates a unique group that can accomplish amazing things while having more fun than most. Together, let's broaden the reach of fun, expand our joy, and share more of our pas- sion—without the burnout! ✈ Quick Turns W A I C H A P T E R S M O L L Y M A R T I N Welcome New Provisional Chapters! Indiana State University Terra Haute, Indiana President: Sara Stumpf Vice President: Madeline Hooks Secretary: Nia Spiller Treasurer: Emily Hackler Membership Chair: Rachel Malone Outreach Chair: Andra Woodward Advisor: Jami Higdon Chapter Contact Info: Sara Stumpf 765-505-1443 sstumpf2@ sycamores.indstate.edu Heartland Chapter Des Moines, Iowa President: Sara Arnold Vice President: Kate Wilson Secretary: Jennifer Johnson Treasurer: Jennifer Johnson Membership Chair: Kate Wilson Co-Membership Chair: Chyanne Walker Outreach Chair: Mary Ellen Kimball Chapter Contact Info: Sara Arnold 515-991-0866 sarnold969@gmail.com L AST FRONTIER CHAPTER LAST FRONTIER CHAPTER Last Frontier Chapter in Alaska participated in an aviation community youth event at the larg- est aviation trade show in the western U.S., on May 5-6. Chapter friends assisted with engine cutaway models with operable spark plugs, and aviation career mentors partici- pated from many fields including bush and airline pilots, mechanics, and dispatchers. PenAir Capt. Marianne Waade led girls on an aircraft walk around a Cessna 185. At our May 21 regular meeting, Carol Zerbe , outreach director and vice presi- dent, gave a presentation on glacier ski- plane flying and trip reports from spring 2018. At the same meeting, chapter members participated in a Minute Mentoring session featur- ing female airline, bush, and private pilots—everyone can be a mentor to someone. ✈

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