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MAL  CORNER

A Message from our  Vice President: 

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Linda Hessler Radke

National Kiwi Vice President  

thekiwiclubvicepresident@gmail.com

We have MALs all over the country!

Hello, Members at Large!

I’m very excited to serve as the new National Vice President…and, look forward to being the liaison between the National Executive Board and all of you!  Making you feel confident that you’re a most important part of our wonderfully large organization is my goal and I want to get to know all of you over the next two year term.  It was a pleasure to meet those of you who attended the recent MAL Caucus at the Savannah Convention (headed up by my predecessor, Vicki Kubal, who is the new National President).

 

My ‘base station’ is the South Bay Chapter in So. California…roughly, six miles from LAX.  For the past six years, I’ve served as my Chapter’s Co-President and also have been creating our monthly Newsletter for 12 years.  This new position will be an equally new experience…it will certainly be a most welcome challenge!

 

Please drop a line to say ‘hello’ or share your thoughts.  

Warm Regards,

Linda

Starting a Chapter

If you know of other flight attendants in your area and would like to start a chapter, all it takes is five!

You can find information on the Forms page with details on How to Start a Chapter or contact our VP Linda Hessler Radke for information.

Airline Memorabilia?  Don't toss it... Donate it! 

If you come across any memorabilia or uniforms from your flying days, and you’re wondering what to do with these items, consider sending your items now to one of our Support Staff members listed below.

The Gift of a Kiwi Membership

If you know of someone who is eligible to join The Kiwi Club, but has never joined, please consider surprising him or her with the gift of a Kiwi membership! 

You’ll find the Gift Membership Form on the Forms page of this website.

Kiwi Club Biennual Dues

  • Dues ($50)are due and payable after September 1st and before November 1st each even numbered year.

  • Please send your payment to our National Treasurer - Melissa Williams McGrath

MAL Member Spotlight - One of Our MAL Authors

We'd like to highlight two of our talented members. Both of them have written and published books that are currently offered on Amazon in hard copy or Kindle format. The Boutique has information about the books..

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Argie Hoskins Shumway

Read about your fellow Kiwi MAL and author of "More Than a Ticket". She says...

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"I received my wings on the 21st day of May, 1957, Class of 57-6. I attended school in April and May of 1957.The stewardess school was housed in American Airlines' hangar at Midway Airport in Chicago. There was enough room for 36 students, three instructors, and a housemother with the atmosphere along the lines of a select women's college.

I was in one of the last classes to be trained in that hangar because later that year American Airlines built the world's first facility for training in Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas. I can still taste the smells of takeoffs and landings and the smell of rain on the tarmac. For a country girl from Animas Valley, New Mexico this new world was unreal.

 A world that lasted for two and half years of opportunity and excitement.  My connection with the Kiwi club was an emotional connection with Kay Hansen. Membership in Tucson and Las Vegas chapters of the Kiwi club has been rewarding as my years of flying out of Chicago and Los Angeles.

Years of memories serving American Airlines with many public relation opportunities, career days, and inaugural flights with the role of suggestions as to how to make jet service passenger friendly. Read my book about the Golden years of flying."

Argie can be contacted at: Argie.ella@gmail.com

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