“Girls With Wings” looking for help in northeast.

Got this email from Girls With Wings founder, AcroCamper, and AvPal, Lynda Meeks. This is a good cause, consider it.

Dear Girls With Wings Supporter,

I am writing this email to let you know of a plan we have in the works for the first weekend in October at the Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome (http://www.oldrhinebeck.org ) in Rhinebeck, NY, to train women pilots to become Girls With Wings representatives, able to give the hour long high energy interactive GWW presentation all across the NE United States.

Girls With WingsTwo years ago we formed this chapter of Girls With Wings with a group of women trained to do the branded (and highly successful) Girls With Wings presentation (shown at right) with the enthusiastic support of the Aerodrome staff. Unfortunately, I was super busy at the time growing the GWW organization and could not manage it the way it deserved and it never really “took off.” Chapters really need local leaders! Luckily several of the women stuck with me and have done events on behalf of Girls With Wings since.

Happily, we’ve had Barbara step up to say she will be the point of contact for seeking out and staffing any opportunities for GWW representatives and so we are going back to refresh, revive and retrain. Joining the club would require you to simply conduct the presentation twice per year and to attend (if able) four meetings per year. Trust me, the presentations are a blast, and the meetings would allow you to network and bring in more women pilots seeking to mentor and motivate other girls and women.

I am sending emails to my contacts in NY, PA, NJ, MA, RI, CT, VT, etc., in the hopes of finding some interest from others in attending the training. I know this is a wide geographic area but if we grow the way I envision it, we’ll break it down into smaller chapters in the future. Details are still a bit sketchy, but do know that we will at least have a half day of training and at least a half day of doing the presentations to local girls’ groups (so we can practice right away). We are hoping to be able to provide lodging, but transportation would be up to you. There are things still to be worked out, with the training and the chapter, so please volunteer your cooperative and enthusiastic self to help spread our mission: women in aviation can inspire girls to achieve their full potential!

I look forward to hearing from you with a statement of interest at any level. We’ll keep you posted on developments and you can withdraw if it appears you will not be able to attend after all. We may have a limited number of slots available though, so let me know sooner rather than later. Please also let any other women pilots know of this event. There will be other aviation organizations attending this “Women Fly” weekend and it will be fun to attend.

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Best wishes,


Lynda Meeks

Founder and Executive Director of  Girls With Wings, Inc.

A 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.

“Girls Need Flight Plans, not Fairy Tales!”TM



One Comment

  1. Lynda Meeks says:

    Hi Jack,
    Great birthday present! Thanks for spreading the word…