- The Fly Now award is a progressive scholarship for someone who needs financial assistance to become a licensed pilot.
- Applicant must be a current Student Pilot Member of the 99s since July 1st.
- Must have a current medical if it is required for licence sought after.
- Must have at least 5 hours of flight training logged over the last 6 months.
- Not required to have soloed or taken the Knowledge Written Test.
- Please mark your calendar now for our next meeting (maybe?!?!?!): August 8 Fly-in to McCall, Idaho--Time to be announced--More to come.
- 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?
- The Queen Mary is thrilled we plan to return.
- Group Room Rates remain the same
- We plan to keep the same tours
- All speakers will return, we plan to add a few new ones.
- The Post Conference Cruise is being renegotiated
- All registrations will remain unless you need to cancel. If you do, we hope you will return but rates will increase next yea
- Not sure when the next actual get-together will be....So in the meantime, Let's say a Big Hello to our newest members!
Just a tid-bit I found and wanted to share….
From Brenda LaMott:
- September 11-12 NW Section meeting in Billings, Montana at The Northern Hotel
From Ashley Taylor/Idaho Chapter Scholarship Chair:
Another round of scholarships are up! Here is the reminder for the Fall Fly Now Scholarship! Submission DEADLINE October 1, 2020. Please let me know if you are interested or if you know anyone who is.
FYI: I will be on an international trip for work the first half of September and will have no cell service. Please email me and realize it may take me a few days to respond. I will return around the 14th which will allow plenty of time to make revisions and have applications submitted by the deadline. I also have a scholarship committee to help me with the process.
Here are a few details:
FLYNOW-Click on link to open: https://www.ninety-nines.org/fly-now.htm
Please contact me with any questions! Phone: 406-478-0594. email: aetaylor2004[@]gmail.com
Next Upcoming Idaho 99s Monthly Meeting
REMAINING 2020 CALENDAR
The 2020 calendar year’s agenda was decided upon as follows (until unknown pandemic viruses decided to come into the picture!)
JULY 2020 AS THE PROP TURNS (Corona Virus Edition!!!!)
International Ninety-Nines July Annual Meeting Notes--Susan Harper
please ignore any message you’ve received from Stacey about purchasing gift cards for Veterans at Hospice. Its a scam.
Gosh, 425 were on-line for the Annual meeting. More than half as many as any “in-person” meeting - ever. I’m thinking they should seriously consider on-line meeting along with the on-sight event. The meeting lasted less than 2 hours and ran very smoothly, too. Since the Annual Meeting report was provided online, it was easy to follow along. However there were slides provided for the financial portion and the Treasurer’s verbal presentation made it easy to understand what we were reviewing.
Results of the Election of Board Officers are as follows:
President: Corbi Bulluck: Kitty Hawk Chapter, Southeast Section
Vice President: Terry Carbonell: Paradise Coast Chapter, Southeast Section
Secretary: Cathy Prudhomme: Houston Chapter, South Central Section
Treasurer: Leslie Prellwitz: Chicago Area Chapter, North Central Section
Director: (Three) Dea Payette: Bakersfield Chapter, Southwest Section; Monica Randolph-Graham: Fort Worth Chapter, South Central Section; Robin Hadfield: First Canadian Chapter, East Canada Section
Nominating Committee: (Five) Virginie Rollin: Daytona Chapter, Southeast Section; Susan Larson: Rio Grande Norte Chapter, South Central Section Dianne Cole: San Joaquin Valley Chapter, Southwest Section; Rosanne Isom: New Jersey Chapter, New York-New Jersey Section; Margaret Wint: Indiana Dunes Chapter, North Central Section
Jan McKenzie, Immediate Past President will also be a member of the Board
Okay, some of the news I actually wrote down ….
The Wall of Wings in the Headquarters Museum has approximately 90 spaces left for engraved wings based on donations to the 99s Museum of Women Pilots.
Wall of Wings
The Ninety-Nines Museum of Women Pilots is offering an opportunity to purchase a pair of inscribed wings to be displayed on the Wall of Wings located inside the museum. Space on a virtual wall is also available. In addition, there are several oak benches located inside the museum available for honorary or commemorative plaque
You can help the 99s Museum of Women Pilots fulfill its mission to share the important contributions women have made to the field of aviation. Add YOUR name to the Wall of Wings. Limited space still available, but the virtual wall is limitless. For full details email the Museum at email@example.com
I learned that a virtual tour of the museum is available on our Headquarters’ Web sight.
India Section meeting is changed to Dec 4-9 2021 (instead of 2020). More information on the 99s web sight under calendar of events (last entry)
Arabian Section Governor’s reported in the meeting packet that their planned international meeting next year may morph into a Section meeting instead, and perhaps an Annual Meeting may be scheduled in 2023. Stay tuned.
West Canada (Oct 17th) and Germany (July 26) have made invitations to their virtual Section meetings
Annual Meetings: Charleston, SC is scheduled for July 6-10, 2022 and Vancouver, BC in 2024.
On a more local level,
A celebration of the Mercury 13’s 60th Anniversary will be held Feb 13, 2021. There are currently three surviving members: Wally Funk, Rhea Woltman, and (our own…) Gene Nora Jessen. More information coming soon - like where? I’m checking on that now.
Also, this year’s President’s "Award of Inspiration" was awarded to the members of the Mercury 13. Congratulations Gene Nora!
2021 Ninety-Nines International Conference July 7-11, 2021
The Southwest Section Conference Committee was full speed ahead until March 19th, when the State of California and the City and County of Los Angeles were given “Stay at home orders” and the world shut down. Business closed, we had to use social distancing, and everyone must wear a mask when outside. Flights were canceled and planes are mothballed all over the Southwest. We had hoped it would only last a few weeks, but as weeks and months passed by, we realized that the 2020 Conference was not going to happen. Postponing the Conference was heart breaking for us and passing this information onto the International Board was difficult.
We would like to thank the Arabian Section for graciously postponing their 2021 Conference to allow us to reschedule Long Beach for 2021.
This will be a Conference to be remembered, we hope for better reasons than being canceled. We hope 2021 will be a time when we are all together and can enjoy each other’s company again.
Meet our newest members!
Thank you for the kind welcome to the 99s! I am only 6 lessions into my private license and am currently flying out of EUI, but my CFI is looking for an available 172 to rent out of BOI, because we both live in Boise. My CFI (Jerry Tilsner) introduced me to Wendy Frazier, and she has been exceptional at supporting me in my journey so far. SHOUT OUT TO WENDY!!!
Thanks for reaching out and giving me some more information and details about the chapter. I'm so excited to be part of this group! I started an aviation program through Treasure Valley Community College in March, but with COVID at its peak then we got kind of a slow start. I am slowly building hours and am just over 20 now, getting closer every day to my first solo flight! Long term goals include flying for the airlines and potentially doing some humanitarian work, but honestly I'm not sure where this will take me, I'm just enjoying learning right now and finally doing something that I love. I have worked as a physical therapist for 12 years, but always wanted to fly. Honestly, I never really thought of it as an option for me for several reasons, but I am now making that dream a reality. I found the 99s through a writing assignment in one of my classes last semester. I chose the topic of women and minorities in aviation and came across the 99s. Seemed like a no-brainer to join the group. Thanks for having me, and I look forward to meeting you as well!
Just for the record DeAnna & Heather…. we’ve ALL had 6 lessons and 20 hours logged at one time. But, your log books will fill up - don’t worry. Hopefully, we’ll soon have group events so you can put a name with a face and engage in some meaningful Hangar Flying!
Remember, one of the major benefits of being a member of the 99s is our scholarship program(s) for continued training and certificates.
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
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.
“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.
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