Marin 99s Meet on May 22 – Our Good Ole Fashion Pot Luck Brunch is BACK!!

We had a fun meeting on Saturday May 22 at Sue Royce’s hangar, and it was like the before times with potluck goodies and without masks. Sitting in a circle outside, we introduced ourselves and welcomed guests Ji Yoon, Assistant Manager at Angwin airport, Madison Vogt, student pilot, and new member, Jill Seman. 

We cheered the fact that Marielle could make it despite her hip break less than 5 weeks ago. She flew herself down with Ji and Madison – way to go Marielle!!

It seemed like all good news from everyone, and that there is plenty of flying coming up for people taking refresher instruction to summer fly outs.  We talked about the GFCA efforts to educate the community about the benefits of General Aviation, which has been spearheaded by Barbara O’Grady. See Sue’s email from April 6. Vicki will be bringing the message to some local rotary clubs, and Alyssa will be writing an article about Lighthawk.org, a conservation organization that uses volunteer General Aviation pilots to help with everything from the CA Condor restoration project, to patrolling the SF Bay to help with environmental compliance.  Sue is going to let us all know when we might paint the Petaluma compass rose, and when we might have our next meeting. Everyone agreed that meeting once/month seems like a great idea – and that members attend when they can. Gretchen couldn’t be with us, but she says she’ll be having a paella party at her house in SF in July. Stand by for date.

As ever, everyone was grateful to meet at the coolest hanger at KDVO. We also expressed huge appreciation for Vicki Martinez’s service and commitment to Covid ER work since the pandemic began.

Written by Alyssa Abbey, Board Secretary. Photos by Gary Ferber.



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