Chicago Area Chapter
The Ninety-Nines


Speakers' Bureau

The Chicago Area Chapter of the Ninety-Nines frequently gets requests from other organizations for speakers.    For interested groups, please fill out and send us the "CONTACT US" form.

In January, 2014, Chicago Area Chapter Chairman Donna Klein and Chicago Area Chapter Secretary Jill Mann will address the Zonta Club. 

In January 2012 Madeleine Monaco and Mary Lou Erikson spoke to the Zonta Club at the Urban Grille in Geneva IL.  Past speakers from our Chapter have addressed this group, but they try to include an aviation topic each January, so we were invited once again.

Madeleine's report follows:
The title of our talk was "Amelia's Other Organization"  as AE was a Zontian as well as a 99.  Research shows that these two clubs are the only ones that AE paid her owns dues to :-)
Madeleine Monaco and Mary Lou Erikson arrived prepared to present a talk on the 99s history and involvement in air racing, and our Ameila Earhart Memorial Scholarship Fund. Both  women spoke from the heart about their love of aviation,how they became involved in it and their experiences over the years.  We had prepared hand outs regarding the mission of the 99s, and the Charter members, as well as current International outreach for scholarship winners.  We used the Lightspeed Aviation Foundation short video as a part of the reminder to the Zontians for the evenings meeting, so they had some intital information and a "teaser".
There was a table on the side of the room where we spread out the 50 Year History Book, the 60 Year History Book, several past issues of the 99 News, and other pertinent materials.  We were seated with the Zonta members and treated to dinner.  Intentional or not, I was seated next to their scholarship chair - so dinner was interesting as well.  One of the officers of the Girl Scouts of Northern IL was there also, and she was interested in having their group help our group with this year's Girl Scout Badge Day at DuPage.
The talk was well received. Some questions followed.  It was fun to do.
We were given a generous donation to the AEMSF and have forwarded it on to the Treasurer of that Trust.
Madeleine Monaco
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