In Colorado, Sandy put on her Women Of Aviation Week t-shirt, added her VIP Club pins, and off she went to speak to the Telluride Rotary Club. She spoke of Women Of Aviation Worldwide Week and her 2011 project to take as many young female Rotary Youth Exchange students and mentors with mentees participating in the local mentoring program One to One especially in honor of the centennial of the first American woman to earn a pilot’s license, Harriet Quimby. Some of the “girls” who went flying with her were in attendance and shared their experience with the public.
Later and miles away, Lesley addressed the Zonta Club of Kitchener-Waterloo in Ontario. Women pilots history, the 99s, what it takes to get a pilot license, gender specific barriers, her special flying trips and, of course, her involvement in the Centennial of Women Pilots celebration and Women Of Aviation Worldwide Week were among the subjects that she covered. Her speech was so well received that chairperson had to cut off the never-ending string of questions to stay on schedule.
More girls and women aware of opportunities. Job well done, Sandy and Lesley!