Welcoming a new member to the Marin 99’s…

For several years I was interested in getting my Private Pilot’s License, but it took me until 2017 to earnestly begin working towards it. For years I considered getting my license, but always felt that I was too busy to pursue it. At the end of Summer 2017 I got a pamphlet in the mail from SRJC that listed the community education classes for Fall 2017. One of the classes included Ground School, which I’d been considering. I checked my schedule for the upcoming months and said “Why not?”. I signed up and began immersing myself in the world of aviation.

Soon after classes began, my ground school instructor, Barbara O’Grady, emailed the women of the class inviting us to attend a local 99s meeting. She mentioned this organization a few times and I was interested in going. On a sunny Saturday morning we met at a hangar at Gnoss Field (NOT) in Novato, CA. It was a warm and friendly environment with lots of good food and great conversation. We each shared about how we became involved with flying and what comprised our flight histories up to that day. I loved hearing about their different journeys and how it had led them to where they were presently at. On my drive home I ruminated on the community these women were a part of – I had no idea that this existed so close to home! I was so happy I went and hope to join them again soon. Thank you Marin 99s for having me!

– Jennifer Sawhney

2 Responses to “Welcoming a new member to the Marin 99’s…”

  1. 1 Barbara O’Grady January 5, 2018 at 8:30 am

    And Jennifer has started flying! We are glad to have you in the group. Barbara

  2. 2 clpickett January 5, 2018 at 2:45 pm

    Looking forward to seeing you at our next meeting!. Cindy Pickett

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