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Denver Chapter - SafeHouse Gala - October 2022
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Bonnie’s niece, MaryLee Isenhart, Bonnie, Jo, Pam, Julie & Melinda, attended the gala. Melinda won her bid for museum tickets, but the rest of us went home empty-handed. Not that we didn’t try. The Ritz-Carlton is always a special place to end an event, and the food was excellent. Over $299K was donated that night for SafeHouse.

Read more about SafeHouse in the Denver Newsletter

Introducing Two Kiwi  Authors

The Kiwi Club authors from The Kiwi Club have books out now!  Argie Elle Hoskins Shumway,  "More Than a Ticket"  and Gail Weaver Norwood, "Escape from Grief Prison". Both books are available in the Boutique. 

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Argie Hoskins Shumway

Argie was a member of the LAS and TUS chapters until she moved to Provo, UT. She is now a MAL, She says...

"I received my wings on the 21st day of May 1957, Class of 57-6. The stewardess school was housed in American Airlines' hangar at Midway Airport in Chicago. 

I can still taste the smells of takeoffs and landings and the smell of rain on the tarmac. There were enough rooms for 36 students, three instructors, and a housemother with a select women's college atmosphere. I was in one of the last classes trained in that hangar.

This new world was unreal for a country girl from Animas Valley, New Mexico... read more

Gail Weaver Norwood

Gail was a member of the RDU chapter until it disbanded. She is now a MAL.She took the early out in 1996 ending 25 years with American, She says...

"How thrilled I was to receive the letter in the mail announcing, “Congratulations!  You’ve been selected for stewardess training at American Airlines!”  Like most of us then, I thought I’d fly for a “year or two” (isn’t that what we all said?) then quit and take some other job and start a family.  But in 1971, all that was about to change and many of us would make this a career and stay with it for decades.

I came to training from my home in Williamsburg, Virginia and was in the wonderful class of 71-7 at the “Stew School"... read more

Washington D.C. Kiwis  October, 2022

DCA Kiwi Meeting

 Left to right:  Jane Mansfield Lam, Ann Signore Muench, Judy Rowe, Toi Smith Chambers, Lonnie Mervis Hill, Linda Cowperthwaite Sterlacci, Susie Beers Clark.

Thanks to everyone who joined us yesterday for our October celebration of Fall.  Seven of us gathered at Anthony's Italian Restaurant in Falls Church to share, reminisce, and laugh together.

We were able to surprise Linda Sterlacci with a birthday remembrance with presents and cards.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY, LINDA!

Orange County/Long Beach  October, 2022

The Orange County/Long Beach October Meeting and Luncheon was held at the beautiful Sherman Gardens in Corona Del Mar California.  23 Members enjoyed the gardens, lunch on a beautiful warm sunny day.

Our next Meeting will be December 7th in Rancho Santa Margarita, California. Flight Attendants are welcome to join us! Contact Bobbie Gulbrandson at cotobobbie@yahoo.com

Orance County Long Beach Kiwis

Las Vegas Kiwis - Uniform Display

Las Vegas Kiwis Uniforms

On October 5th, the Traveling Uniform Collection was used by American Airlines AAdvantage and Barclays Bank at an event held in Las Vegas. The Las Vegas Kiwi Club took the lead in assembling the display and hosting the uniform portion of the event.

 

The LAS Kiwis represented The Kiwi Club in a fantastic way, explaining the history of the twelve uniforms that were provided and sharing their experiences. The years ranged from 1933 to 2018+. Great exposure for The Kiwi Club!

L-R. Marilyn Kienke 58-6, Lillian Larson 56-7, Sandy Coe 65-6, Carolyn Jones 67-9

Atlanta Chapter   October 15, 2022

Moeckel Toys or Tots

The Atlanta October Kiwi meeting was held at Ginger McDonough  Paul's home in Dunwoody GA. Toys for Tots were collected at the meeting for our yearly toy drive.  President, Chris Moeckel is loading her car with the haul.

Atlanta Kiwis October 2022

Seated l-r Nancy Baumberger, Jill Rohan, Pat Evans, Peg Crotty, Bettye Betts

Standing Ginger Paul, Chris Moeckel, Maryann Montigel, Joyce Hinsch, Dee DiBuono, Barbara Hyland, Colette Samara, Maureen DiCola

South Bay Chapter Meeting   October 11, 2022

South Bay Kiwis Luncheon

South Bay held their October meeting at The Red Onion - One of their chapters favorites!

Washington DC Chapter   October 2022

DCA Kiwi Meeting

Thanks so much to all who came out for our startup season ​Prospective Party.​  We gathered for cocktails, lunch, friendship, laughter, and a lot of catching up! It almost felt like "normal"!

Susie Beers
 

Left to Right on couch:  Jane Mansfield Lan, Judy Ladislaw, Susie Beers Clark, Linda Cowperthwaite Sterlacci

Second row:  Carol Wagner Keating, ​Michele H. Smith, Paula Sullivan, ​Phyllis Campana Fern, Susan Cook Henry

​Back row:  Barbara French Shapiro, Chris Gaiser, Ann Stephens Rice

More photos and chapter news can be found in our October newsletter

National Board Meeting - September 27-29, 2022

The first NEB/SS meeting of the 2022-2024 term was held in Chicago on Sept 27-29.

The meeting also included dinner with the O'Hare Chapter officers.

Seated l-r Jill Richey Rohan - Website Hostess, Stephanie Butler McCauley - President, Ginger McDonough Paul - 2nd VP, Mary Richter Thrasher - Editor Kiwi Kaleidioscope/Historian, 

Standing l-r Vicki Valenciano Kubal - VP, Melissa Williams McGrath - Treasurer, Sam Gooch - Past President/Parliamentarian

The Kiwi Club National Board
Memphis Chapter - September Luncheon
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We had our September meeting September 27th.  Lunch was at Owen Brennans.

 


From L: Jane McDonald Jamison, Martha Freeman Cunningham, Judi Lowery Taylor, Patricia Howitt, Audrey Compton, Libby Keller Parks, Beverly Morrison Dismukes, Jan Galayda Drago, Beth Wells Pickron, Jeanie Burford Johnson

Orange County/Long Beach - September Luncheon
 
Orange County Long Beach Kiwi Meeting

The Orange County/Long Beach Kiwi Chapter held their September Luncheon at the San Juan Hills Golf Club in San Juan Capistrano, California. 

 

Our October Luncheon will be at the beautiful Sherman Gardens in Corona Del Mar.

 Bette Nash - the World's Longest Serving Flight Attendant