Cindy Jensen Glover
Link to local Foundation website
Manitoba Chapter Ninety Nines Award 2013 Scholarship
This year's scholarship was awarded to Paulette Klassen at the
Manitoba Aviation Council Annual Gala Dinner, April 25, 2012.
Paulette is a grandmother and a late starter in aviation. But
she's hooked on flying as is her husband Murray. They own a
Piper Arrow hangared at Steinbach North airport. Paulette plans
to apply the scholarship towards her night rating and IFR
rating. She is currently taking instruction from Aaron Doherty
at Harv's Air in Steinbach. We wish her all the best with her
future in aviation.
Photo: by Lou Milhausen (l to r) Bette Holtman presenting the
award for Manitoba Chapter, Paulette (the winner) and Murray
Klassen, Aaron Doherty (Paulette's Instructor) at the Manitoba
Aviation Council Annual Dinner.
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We hosted a very successful "Women Fly"
event in March 2013.
Click here to
read all about it.
The Manitoba Chapter of the Ninety-Nines generously provided an
annual membership as one of the 100+ prizes distributed at our
“Women Fly” event where TWO World Records were set: Most
Female-Friendly Airport = St Andrews Airport, and, Most Female
Friendly Pilot is Frank Roberts from Custom Helicopters. Ms. Amy
Johnson, a student-pilot about to fly her first solo cross country
trip, was a volunteer marshaller and her name was drawn for the
One-Year 99s membership. At the award presentation, Bette Holtman
and Cindy Glover introduced Amy to the 99s Magazine, Scholarships,
upcoming Poker Derby, and the 99s Museum. Amy was thrilled to
learn about our organization, plans to mount on her wall the
certificate Mary Lou Milhausen made up, and has volunteered to
help with the 99s Poker Derby.
Amy has “…always loved
aviation and flying, even from a very young age. While other
girls my age dreamed about being cowgirls and music stars, I
wanted to be a pilot. It's always been that way for me. My
parents have been extremely supportive of my dream and as soon
as I was old enough and had the chance to start, I did.” She
embraces, “The chance to help introduce
more women and girls to aviation, which I've always loved and
been passionate about….” Amy started out volunteering for EAA
Young Eagles, COPA for Kids, and earlier “Women Fly” events at
Lyncrest. She says, it’s important “to spread the word that
women can become pilots too, it isn't just a "man's world".
Everyone should have the chance to pursue their dreams, both men
and women. I think this was a great way to spark an interest and
encourage the next generation of women pilots who might not have
previously considered a career in aviation due to outdated
stereotypes.” Congratulations and welcome Amy, see you at the
Poker Derby May 25th!
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The Manitoba Chapter (West Canada
Section) awards an Rosella Bjornson Scholarship annually.
Please contact the Chapter for past winner information.
In 2004, Bethe Stenning won the
Cornelia Fort Memorial Scholarship. Bethe is part of the Pro
In December 2001 Shirley Render was
INAC's 2001 Roll of Honour Winner for her outstanding historical
works and leadership!
In November, 2000, Daphne Boothe
received this scholarship, to be used toward her commercial
licence. She received $ 900 to be used for flight training and a
membership in the Ninety-Nines. Daphne was a glider instructor, and
will be a good role model for other young women aspiring to a career
Anyone wishing to donate to the fun
will receive an income tax receipt. Donations may be sent to the
Manitoba Chapter Ninety-Nines Scholarship Fund, e/o The Winnipeg
Foundation, 301-161 Portage Ave., Winnipeg, MB R3B 0Y4. (204)
In addition, the Chapter organizes a
Poker Derby and other fundraising activities to award the
scholarship each year.
Rosella Bjornson helped organize the
Manitoba Chapter while living in Winnipeg in 1970.