Marin 99s spread the word at Space Station Museum

A group of women from the Marin 99s presented information about female aviators at at the Novato Space Station Museum on September 22nd celebrating “women making history”.

Click on the image below for a wonderful video about the Marin 99s


Marin 99s go for another Seaplane Adventure on September 5th

Thanks to our 99 member, Alyssa Abbey, we were treated to another fabulous

seaplane ride over the Golden Gate Bridge and San Francisco.  After the

flights, Val Westen and Dan Bedford hosted a lovely meal for all of us.  The

photos speak a thousand words!!

AE Scholarship Applications available

NEW AE Scholarship Application Deadlines
Applicant to Chapter (or Section, if not in a chapter) — January 1, 2019
Chapter to Section — January 15, 2019
Section to Trustees — February 5, 2019
Trustees’ Finalists to Outside Judges — March 22, 2019
Results Announced no later than — April 15, 2019
2019 Applications and instructions are now available on the website at
Also – Have you ever wanted to know the keys to winning an AE Scholarship? Here is your chance to find out! At 1pm on October 6th at the SWS Meeting in Claremont, Lori and Ceci will be presenting “Scholarship Secrets Revealed!” where they will share critical components for a well written essay, scholarship chair recommendation letter and other facets of the scholarship application.  You won’t want to miss this!

Marin 99s helps local Girl Scouts with Aviation Badge

24 Girl Scouts from two local troops attended a 2 hour class today given by
Barbara O’Grady, which included aerodynamics, reading a flight sectional,
preflight of an airplane, traffic patterns at an airport and a great lunch
afterwards in Sue’s hangar.   Good chance we will be seeing many of these
girls in a few years for flight training, as they seemed pretty excited
about the idea of flying an airplane.


Amelia Earhart Memorial Scholarship Fund

Amelia Earhart Memorial Scholarship Fund is already organizing for 2019 distributions. The International meeting is mostly about giving out the awards and introducing all the winners. There are lots of winners! If you are in the process of attaining a rating please consider applying for this award. What they are looking for is how you will use your new rating to ‘make the world a better place’.  We all share our love of flight and how it enables us to be better people and give back our gifts. The deadline for applications to the chapter is Jan 1, 2019. Go online, to the 99s website, to get the info for the application. I’d be happy to help you with your application. Cindy Pickett

Marin 99’s summer BBQ

Marin 99s – BBQ

(Hosted by Vicki Martinez and Peter Gruhl)

Date:                    Saturday, August 11

Time:                     4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Location:              Vicki and Peter’s house

Vicki and Peter will provide BBQ food, big green salad and garlic French bread.


Bring your favorite appetizer, side dish or dessert.  Marin 99s will provide wine, beer and beverages.

R.S.V.P. –  Sue Royce – or 510/220-7744.  Limited to 35 people

Re-cap of June 5th Marin 99’s Meeting

June 5 Marin 99s meeting was attended by Diane Root, Karen Kalua, Alyssa
Abbey, Sue Royce, Marielle Coeytaux, Val Westen, Heather Davis, Vicki
Martinez and Barbara O’Grady.  Great food and conversation!  Val and
Marielle reported on the SWS Ninety-Nines Spring Session in Bakersfield.
Cindy Pickett will represent our Marin 99s Chapter in Philadelphia, PA at
the International Conference.  We scheduled the following upcoming events:

July 21 – Columbia fly-in – lunch in town.
August 11 – BBQ fundraiser at Vicki Martinez and Peter Gruhl’s house.
Details to follow.
September 5 – Seaplane flight at Sausalito Seaplane Adventures.  Contact
Sue Royce to RSVP.  Space limited.
September 22 – Marin 99s meeting to be held at Space Station Museum in
December 8 – Marin 99s, GFCA, EAA joint Holiday Party at Scanlon Aviation


June 5, 2018 Meeting of Marin 99’s