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    Next Upcoming Idaho 99s Monthly Meeting

  • Please mark your calendar now for our next meeting: May 9 Poker Run to Jackpot, NV. More to come.
  • Notes from the April Board Meeting via Zoom

    This past Saturday, the NW Section held its Board of Director’s meeting via Zoom. I’m sure, for many, this was a new experience - myself included. At one point, there were 40 members of the Section who tuned in. How impressive.

    Governor Patty shared information regarding the Section Meeting scheduled for September 11-12, 2020 in Billings, MT. Much more information is expected, to include side trips and tours available, hotel and attendance registrations, and where to park your airplane if you choose to include a cross country trip in your log book.

    A Silent Auction is planned to help fund the Section Scholarship Fund. Speaking of Scholarships, the Section received 5 candidates this year (two from the our Chapter). Amanda Schmidt from the Columbia Cascade Chapter is this year’s recipient.

    Cynthia Armentrout, our member from Joseph, OR, advised Chairman Stacey that a planned Joseph Fly-in this July may be cancelled. Stayed tuned, however we’re hoping something will pan out … even if it’s just a nice outdoor lunch at the lake. If things calm down within the next few months, hopefully we can still have our joint meeting with Mid-Columbia Chapter, or keep it open as an impromptu fly-in some other time during the summer or fall.

  • In the meantime, say hello to our newest member - Lana Fingarson:
  • I am really happy to have found a home base where I will be for a while and a community that I can get involved with in aviation.

    I started flying when I met my now husband in 2013. Our first date was a float flying adventure around the San Juan Islands in Washington and our lives have been filled with adventure since then.

    I earned my private pilot cert while living in Texas while also rebuilding a Cessna 172D. This was my first, and largest airplane project that my husband and I have accomplished (He is an A&P and IA). We still own this plane today as well as a few others.

    Our passion for airplanes has really exploded in the past 5 years, I have gone on some incredible cross countries, and we now reside in Payette ID and have been here for almost 2 years now. We own a 172, Luscombe, and Hiller Helicopter, all flying out of Payette airport. We also still have our float plane which we have hangared at sunrise skypark. I just got signed off for tail draggers this week :) and I still need to get my float plane rating and helicopter cert before I am cleared to fly all our aircraft as PIC.

    There are so many things that Idaho has to offer for aviation and I am thrilled to be a part of it!
    Cheers! Lana Fingarson


  • Happy to announce and welcome new members:
  • ---Brianna Paddon, Caldwell, ID

    ---Amy Olson from Idaho Falls, ID

    ---Chandelle Huerta from Weiser, ID

    ---Cynthia Wallesz from Boise, ID

    Scholarship Opportunity--About the Blake Chapman Flight Scholarship

    The Blake Chapman Young Eagles Flight Scholarship was created by a group of individuals who wanted to give students in Teton County, ID the opportunity to learn how to fly. This scholarship provides up to $8,500 towards the cost of a Private Pilot Certificate – including instruction, flight time and books. Recipients will incur some fees, as the total cost of obtaining a license is approximately $10,000. Applicants must be at least 17 years of age by June 1st of the year in which they apply. Students must demonstrate good academic standing, community service/involvement, financial need, and a commitment to becoming a pilot. Participants will need to be available June through the end of August, 4-5 days a week for training.


    Chapter Dues

    Yes, our new fiscal year has started and that means yearly chapter dues of $10 are due again. send cash or a check to:

    Brenda LaMott (make check payable to the Idaho Ninety Nines

    5321 W Malad St

    Boise, ID 83705-3745

    2020 CALENDAR

    Mark your calendars for this year’s Idaho 99s Activity plans!

  • January 11 Planning Meeting with pot luck lunch
  • February 8 Nampa airport’s Power Grill 11:00am
  • March 14 Sunrise Sky Park w/Lisa Allen or………Homedale
  • April 3-5 Spring Board meeting at Wilsonville, OR
  • Block of rooms available at Best Western in Wilsonville.$112 per night including breakfast.Section Business meeting April 4th. Make Reservations soon. GA fly into Aurora State (KUAO); south of the Hotel.25425 SW 9th Ave, Wilsonville, OR 97070 503-682-2211

    There will be rides to the hotel we will be staying at in Wilsonville. I encourage all of our member to Please plan to attend and have a strong showing of Idaho Chapter members present for our board meeting. Let's caravan our airplanes it will be so much fun. If one stops we can all stop along the way. Its about 280 nm from Caldwell, its class d airspace with a 5003' x 100' runway

  • May 9 Poker Run to Jackpot, NV. The members liked the plan.
  • FROM CHERYL MC CORD: Idaho law does not allow poker runs because it is considered gambling. By Idaho statute, only charitable/non-profit organizations can conduct bingo and raffles. All other gaming activities such as poker runs, Calcuttas, and casino nights are strictly prohibited.

    Raffles are permitted. A raffle is a game in which the prize is won by a random drawing of the name or number of one or more persons purchasing chances Notless than 80% of the net raffle proceeds must be used for charitable or non-profit purposes per Idaho code 67-7709.

  • June 13 Smith’s Prairie cleanup with Department of Aeronautics
  • July 8-11 International 99s convention aboard Queen Mary at Long Beach, CA
  • July 18 Meet Mid-Columbia 99s at Joseph, OR Cynthia Armentrout in charge
  • July 20 Oshkosh, WI famous fly-in begins
  • August 8 Fly-in to McCall, Idaho--Time to be announced
  • September 11-12 NW Section meeting in Billings, Montana at The Northern Hotel
  • September 12 Fly-in to Burns, Oregon--Pat Jenkins in charge
  • October 10 Fly in to Jerome, Idaho for Farmer’s Market--Cheryl in charge
  • November 12 Membership drive meeting at Stacey’s home--pot luck 116 S KCID RD Caldwell--Bring Guests
  • December 5 Boise restaurant Christmas dinner w/white elephant gifts?
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    Minutes from January Chapter Meeting-Susan Harper reporting

    Idaho Chapter Minutes from January 11, 2020, Elizabeth Carter’s home

    Chairman Stacey Budell called the meeting to order at 11:30am. There were 12 members present and 4 members on conference call contributing. There were 3 officers present. The conference call No. was dial 605-313-5377. When prompted dial code 182696, then dial the code number provided by Cheryl McCord.

    There were no minutes as the last meeting was the Christmas party, but a short report was given about the evening at the Geiser Grand Hotel in Baker City.

    There was no treasurer’s report because the treasurer, Lisa Allen, was still working and absent from the meeting. The chairman opted to delegate the treasurer’s duties to the vice chairman, Brenda LaMott. The members were reminded that the chapter dues are $10 a year and that none were paid in 2019. Everyone was asked to pay $20 for their dues right away. The chapter treasury is down to around $50 and the savings account is only about $2000. That amount does not allow the chapter to make the usual donations to various 99 activities.

    Please Send your dues to Brenda LaMott: 5321 W Malad St., Boise, ID 83705-3745

    Committee reports

    Membership chairman, Bev LaBrie, sent out a survey to all members. It came from the Section membership chairman, and Bev would like everyone to respond. There are about 15 questions and it will give a definition of sorts of the Idaho membership. One chapter member who finished the survey supported the effort saying that the answers could define her flying and were fun to answer

    Old Business

    Once again the question of fund raising came up. The chairman suggested the members think about holding a Poker Run. The route could be Caldwell, Nampa, Mt. Home, Gooding, and Jackpot, Nevada. There was some debate about it being a legal event for the 99s, so a volunteer will look into that. Cheryl McCord mentioned raffles, and will check with others who have used that as a fund raiser. It was also mentioned that a 99s calendar with members posing with aircraft would perhaps be a good fund raiser. That brought a lot of discussion. Another suggestion was to make donations to the Savers stores. They will take clothing and household items and pay the donor for the donation. The idea was well received. No final plans were made.

    New Business

    The 2020 calendar year’s agenda was decided upon as follows

    Mark your calendars for this year’s Idaho 99s Activity plans!

  • January 11 Planning Meeting with pot luck lunch
  • February 8 Nampa airport’s Power Grill 11:00am
  • March 14 Sunrise Sky Park w/Lisa Allen or………Homedale
  • April 3-5 Spring Board meeting at Wilsonville, OR
  • A block of rooms at the Best Western are $112. The Section business meeting is April 4th. Time to be announced. Idaho is considering a conference call in lieu of a chapter meeting

  • May 9 Poker Run to Jackpot, NV. The members liked the plan.
  • FROM CHERYL MC CORD: Idaho law does not allow poker runs because it is considered gambling. By Idaho statute, only charitable/non-profit organizations can conduct bingo and raffles. All other gaming activities such as poker runs, Calcuttas, and casino nights are strictly prohibited.

    Raffles are permitted. A raffle is a game in which the prize is won by a random drawing of the name or number of one or more persons purchasing chances Notless than 80% of the net raffle proceeds must be used for charitable or non-profit purposes per Idaho code 67-7709.

  • June 13 Smith’s Prairie cleanup with Department of Aeronautics
  • July 8-11 International 99s convention aboard Queen Mary at Long Beach, CA
  • July 18 Meet Mid-Columbia 99s at Joseph, OR Cynthia Armentrout in charge
  • July 20 Oshkosh, WI famous fly-in begins
  • August 8 Fly-in to McCall, Idaho--Time to be announced
  • September 11-12 NW Section meeting in Billings, Montana at The Northern Hotel
  • September 12 Fly-in to Burns, Oregon--Pat Jenkins in charge
  • October 10 Fly in to Jerome, Idaho for Farmer’s Market--Cheryl in charge
  • November 12 Membership drive meeting at Stacey’s home--pot luck 116 S KCID RD Caldwell--Bring Guests
  • December 5 Boise restaurant Christmas dinner w/white elephant gifts?

  • Stacey suggested that Eastern Idaho chapter be on our mailing list to encourage those members to join us at any of our meetings

    Brenda asked the members if they would be interested in involving the women serving in the Department of Corrections, in the Smith’s Prairie cleanup. The chapter agreed that it might be helpful for them to be a part of something with other women that was not connected to their serving prison time. The members all agreed.

    Brenda and Chellie Terry are the new Airmarking committee. It was mentioned that Murphy and Homedale need to be repainted. Caldwell’s compass rose needs to be corrected, so Stacey and Wendy Frazer are trying to get that changed.

    There followed some discussion about how to involve Girl Scouts and high school girls in aviation

    Ashley Taylor, scholarship chairman, announced that all 3 scholarship applicants were selected to be sent to the Section competition. Those applicants were Mikelle Elliott, Kelli Gammons, and Elizabeth Carter

    The next regular meeting is scheduled for February 8 at the Nampa airport. The meeting was adjourned at 12:45.

    Respectfully submitted, Pat Jenkins, Secretary

    Note: Attended by Stacey Budell, Brenda LaMott, Sherry Kandle, Cheryl McCord, Ashley Taylor, BJ Carter, Ashley Fredericks, Mikelle Elliott, Sharki Kontra, Elizabeth Carter, Chellie Terry and Pat Jenkins. On conference call and contributing were Susan Harper, Karin Didisse, Gene Nora Jessen, and Cynthia Armentrout.

  • From Susan:

  • Just a tid-bit I found and wanted to share….

    “Have I mentioned that since Sun ‘n Fun 2019, in addition to membership (on steroids) in LadiesLoveTaildraggers, I’m now also officially a member of the Ninety Nines? This women’s flying organization does much to encourage more women to fly and I’m behind that mission 100%. I’ve discovered that one of the many benefits to membership is being included in a group email where members promote local and national aviation events, suggest educational opportunities, post news that’s near and dear to their hearts and more. It’s because of one email from Marion Nauman with the Columbia Cascades 99s, …”

    Thank you Marion. Judy Birchler is the founder and President of the Ladies Love Taildraggers and joined the 99s in Indiana.

  • From Brenda LaMott:

  • I found a free app that works on a browser (regular computer), apple devices, and android devices. It allows you to create an event and share it with others so they can either register their vehicle and # of empty seats or call dibs on a seat in a listed vehicle. It was super-easy to create the event and add my plane. Right now my back seat is out but if I get it in this week the app makes it easy to edit my "car". Perhaps we can try it out for our upcoming meetings. Please consider clicking the link and adding your plane, /time/location of departure, and how many you can take with you. Here's the link to our event: Group CarPool


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  • From International:

  • **Let’s Fly project--ideas for our chapter for the 90th Anniversary of the 99s. The 90th anniversary of The Ninety-Nines is but a year away. 99s are planning to have "Let's Fly Now" events across the U.S. for November 2, 2019 to celebrate the 90th Anniversary. If you have ideas, please email anyone on the International Board: Board Members

    The International 99s are gearing up to celebrate out 90th year. More information may be found in the Straight and Level email that is sent out by the international group.


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    ----------NW Section Events/International News----------

  • Spring Board of Directors NW Section Meeting will be April 3-5 at KUAO Aurora State, OR
  • contact Stacey Budell for details. 208-880-4244

    Block of rooms available at Best Western in Wilsonville.$112 per night including breakfast.Section Business meeting April 4th. Make Reservations soon. GA fly into Aurora State (KUAO); south of the Hotel.25425 SW 9th Ave, Wilsonville, OR 97070 503-682-2211

    There will be rides to the hotel we will be staying at in Wilsonville. I encourage all of our member to Please plan to attend and have a strong showing of Idaho Chapter members present for our board meeting. Let's caravan our airplanes it will be so much fun. If one stops we can all stop along the way. Its about 280 nm from Caldwell, its class d airspace with a 5003' x 100' runway


  • July 18 Meet Mid-Columbia 99s at Joseph, OR Cynthia Armentrout in charge
  • September 11-12 NW Section meeting in Billings, Montana at The Northern Hotel
  • International Conferences

  • July 8-12, 2020 - International 99s convention aboard Queen Mary at Long Beach, California
  • July 20 Oshkosh, WI famous fly-in begins