Awards to Strive For | Airmarking | Section Woman Pilot of the Year
Public Relations Award Center | Past Award Recipients

Awards to Strive for

Airmarking (click for more information)
Airmarking is a Ninety-Nines’ legacy harking back to the days when our organization marked water towers in little towns all across the aviation “wilderness”.

Air and Space Education (click for more information: DOC or PDF)
Our Mission Statement directs us to “Provide aviation education in the community.”

The WINGS – Pilot Proficiency Program is back! In a new format based on the FAA Wings Program, it’s open to all chapters regardless of your total number of members, because eligibility is based only on those members within your chapter still actively flying. To obtain a WINGS certificate, you have to take 3 Safety Seminars (either online or in person) and complete 3 flight Activities with an instructor in a given year. Credit is requested for these accomplishments online at the FAA website www.faasafety.gov/Wings. When all qualifications are met, a Wings certificate is granted and is equivalent to a 2-year flight review.

Contact WINGS Chair Dea “Cooper” Payette when you have completed a WINGS Phase. A tabulation form will be added to the awards section prior to the end of the year.

Woman Pilot of the Year (click for more information)
This award recognizes a section member for her flying and training experience and service to the Ninety-Nines.

Public Relations (click for more information)
The Chapter Public Relations Competition recognizes a chapter’s performance in its public relations program while encouraging chapters to establish and maintain quality public relations. The competition focus is on the chapter’s ability to inform people inside and outside the Ninety-Nines about chapter and Section activities and to improve the image and visibility of both. The competition also encourages members to learn public relations skills that they can apply elsewhere. The competition provides feedback to entering chapters.

Airmarking Award

Ready To Bring the 99’s Compass Rose to Life?compass rose
Click below for the necessary forms:

Airmarking Report Form | Airmarking Calculations

From SWS Airmark Chairman Lynn Meadows:

I know many chapters in our section are airmarking their local [and not so local] airports. Please submit an airmarking form for each project you do whether it is a compass rose or an airmark of the airport name or even numbers/threshold lines. And each chapter that participates should submit a form as both/all chapters will get credit.

The calendar year is the basis of the award, Jan. 1st to Dec. 31st. Reports are due to me by March 1st and awards will be presented at the spring section meeting each year. I submit a report for our section to the international airmarking chairman. IF you are having problems doing the math on the form, submit the form with all the other information and the letters/numbers you have painted and the height and I will compute the points.

This project of airmarking enhances flying safety and is a wonderful opportunity for chapters to get together in a relaxed atmosphere for a fun project.
Invite your FWPs to join in, too, as it gives them a sense of attachment to the 99s.

Contact me if you have questions by phone or email as I am in the directory. Hope to see you all out there with paint, brushes, and rollers.

Happy painting!
Lynn Meadows

Woman Pilot of the Year Award – Section

The deadline is August 31st

Denise Jenning

2019 Section Woman Pilot of the Year | Denise Jennings

This prestigious award is presented each year at our Fall Section Meeting.

This award recognizes a section member for her flying, service to the Ninety-Nines, and contribution to the aviation community.
The requirements are explained here.

Download an application for your submission. PDF or DOC

All applications should be either regular mailed or emailed to Marcie Smith at the following addresses no later than August 31st.

Marcie Smith
1047 Blair Ave.

Sunnyvale, CA 94087-1011
marcie.smith.home@gmail.com

Past winners include:

  • 2019 – Professional WPOY – Denise Jennings
  • 2017 – WPOY – Nora Feddal
  • 2017 – Professional WOPY – Renee Sandell
  • 2016 – Professional WPOY – Arlene Wilske
  • 2016 – WPOY – Candace Harding
  • 2015 – No Award
  • 2014 – WPOY – Julie McCoy Schafer
  • 2013 – Professional WPOY – Andrea Rinebold
  • 2013 – WPOY – Lois Jean Hewitt
  • 2012 – Sunni Gibbons, Santa Maria Valley Chapter
  • 2012 – Professional Pilot-Sue Bellew, Santa Clara Valley Chapter
  • 2011 – Nancy Ginesi-Hill, Sacramento Valley Chapter
  • 2011 – Professional Pilot – Neita Montague, Reno High Sierra Chapter
  • 2010 – Julieann Sikora, San Fernando Valley Chapter
  • 2009 – AnnMarie Radel, San Fernando Valley Chapter
  • 2008 – Joyce Wells, Bay Cities Chapter
  • 2008 – Professional Pilot – Judy Phelps, Ventura County Chapter
  • 2007 – Marina Saettone, Phoenix Chapter
  • 2007 – Professional Pilot – Torea Rodriguez, Santa Clara Valley Chapter
  • 2006 – Lynn Meadows, Reno High Sierra
  • 2006 – Professional Pilot – Kristen Mansel, Mount Diablo
  • 2005 – Ceci Stratford, San Fernando Valley
  • 2005 – Professional Pilot – Laura Smith, Utah Chapter
  • 2004 – Suann Prigmore, Mt. Shasta
  • 2004 – Professional Pilot – Linda Mae Draper, Reno Area
  • 2003 – Patricia Noyes Prentiss, Orange County
  • 2002 – Ann Rodewald, Reno High Sierra Chapter
  • 2001 – Kay Lynn Marble, Reno High Sierra
  • 2000 – Pat Orcutt, Reno Area
  • 1999 – Vicky Anderson, Orange County
  • 1998 – Kelli Gant, Bay Cities
  • 1997 – Marjorie Thayer, Arizona Sundance
  • 1996 – Mardell Haskins, Las Vegas Valley

Public Relations Awards Center

Public relations is human relations. It’s how we interact with and present ourselves to the outside world. It begins with the methods and activities employed to establish a favorable relationship with the public.

Awards Competition:

Awards Entry Forms


All of the files below are in PDF

Education:

  • Checklist
    Use a checklist to ensure you are covering all the essential points when writing press release, editorial, media alerts, or any PR materials.
  • Resources
    Books, online site and much more to help publicize an event.
  • Tips for a Great Press Release
    7 steps for creating a great press release.

Templates:

  • Media Alert
    Media alerts are sent out either in lieu of a press release, or in addition to a press release. If sent out in addition to a press release, they are generally sent out much closer to the event date.
  • Media Kit
    A list of documents typically found in a well-developed public relations program:
  • Pitch Letter
    A sample letter to send to the media.
  • Press Release
    A sample press release to send to the media.
  • Public Service Announcement (PSA)
    Two samples of a Public Service Announcement (PSA) provided by Chevron. Both are short and to the point, double-spaced and capped for easy reading.

Contact:

Connie Charles
2097 N. Marshall Avenue
El Cajon, CA 92020
(619) 322-9666
concharles@yahoo.com

All Past Award Recipients

Awarded in 2020:
2019 Airmarking Award Large Chapter: San Diego

2019 Wings Recipients
Claudette Decourley San Diego Basic 4
Barbara Crooker Mount Shasta Basic 6
Michele Serasio Bay Cities Basic 5 & 6
Dea Payette Bakersfield Basic 3,4 Advanced 2,3, Master 3
Leah Murphy Yavapai Basic 1, 2 Advanced 2, Master 1

At the Fall 2019 Section Meeting, the following awards were presented:
2019 Professional Woman Pilot of the Year: Denise Jennings

Awarded in 2019:
2018 Airmarking Award Large Chapter: Monterey Bay
2018 Airmarking Award Small Chapter: Sutter Buttes


Awarded in 2018:

2017 Airmarking Award Large Chapter: Mt. Shasta
2017 Airmarking Award Small Chapter: Sutter Buttes

2017 Wings Recipients
Janice Sullivan – Basic Phase VII Bakersfield
Dea “Cooper” Payette Basic Phase 2, Master Phase 2 Bakersfield
Barbara Crooker – Basic V Mount Shasta
Eline Kok – Basic Phase IV San Diego
Mary Mcenroe – Basic Phase I Santa Clara
Nora Feddal – Basic Phase III San Fernando Valley
Michaele Serasio – Basic IV Monterey Bay
Karen Vaughn – Basic II Orange County

At the Spring 2017 Section Meeting, the following awards were presented:
Air & Space Award Small Chapter: Reno Area and San Joaquin Valley
Air & Space Award Large Chapter: Monterey Bay

2016 Wings Recipients
Maureen Kenney – Basic Phase III, San Fernando Valley
Eline Kok – Basic Phase III, Advanced Phase II, Master Phase I, San Diego
Ceci Stratford – Basic Phase I, San Fernando Valley
Dea “Cooper” Payette – Basic Phase I, Advanced Phase I, Master Phase 1, Bakersfield
Alisa Liley – Basic Phase I, Advanced Phase I, San Fernando Valley
Alice Talnack – Basic Phase III, Monterey Bay
Janeen Gaul –  Basic Phase II, Ventura County
Jancice Sullivan – Basic Phase VI, Bakersfield

At the Fall 2016 Section Meeting, the following awards were presented:
2016 Professional Woman Pilot of the Year: Arlene Wilske
2016 Woman Pilot of the Year: Candace Harding

At the Spring 2016 Section Meeting, the following awards were presented:
Airmarking Award Small Chapter: Sedona Red Rockettes
Airmarking Award Large Chapter: Orange County

2015 Wings Recipients
Carin Batham – Basic Phase III – Sutter Buttes
Barbara Crooker – Basic Phase IV – Mt Shasta
Becky DaVIes – Basic Phase II – San Diego
Mchaele Serasio – Advanced Phase I – Monterey Bay

At the Spring 2015 Section Meeting, the following awards were presented:
Airmarking Award Small Chapter: Sedona Red Rockettes
Airmarking Award Large Chapter: Monterey Bay

2014 Wings Recipients
Pat Chan – Basic Phase I – Bay Cities
Claudette Decourley – Basic Phase I – San Diego
Michaele Serasio – Basic Phase Ii – Monterey Bay
Willa Young – Basic Phase I – Sutter Buttes

At the Fall 2014 Section Meeting, the following awards were presented:
2014 Woman Pilot of the Year: Julie McCoy Schafer

At the Spring 2014 Section Meeting, the following awards were presented:
Airmarking Award Small Chapter: Monterey Bay
Airmarking Award Large Chapter: Phoenix

2013 Wings Recipients
Carol Andrews – Basic Phase XV – Sutter Buttes
Carin Batham – Basic Phase II – Sutter Buttes
Carol Bowser – Basic Phase VIV – Placer Gold
Barbara Crooker – Basic Phase III – Mt Shasta
Becky DaVIes – Basic Phase I, Advanced Phase I – Sutter Buttes
Linda Mae Draper – Basic Phase I, Advanced Phase I – Reno Area
Dana Glidden – Basic Phase I – Fullerton
Maureen Kenney – Basic Phase III – San Fernando Valley
Elaine Lecain – Basic Phase III – Bakersfield
Julia Ann Mills – Basic Phase I – Sedona Red Rockettes

At the Spring 2013 Section Meeting, the following awards were presented:
Airmarking Award Small Chapter: Monterey Bay
Airmarking Award Large Chapter: Reno High Sierra
2013 Professional Woman Pilot of the Year: Andrea Rinebold
2013 Woman Pilot of the Year: Lois Jean Hewitt

2012 Wings Recipients
Carol Andrews – Basic Phas XIV – Sutter Buttes
Carin Batham – Basic Phase I – Sutter Buttes
Carol Bowser – Basic Phase VIII
Claudia Contreras – Basic Phase I, Master Phase – Monterey Bay
Sunni Givvons – Basic Phase III – Santa Maria Valley
Maureen Kenney – Advanced Phase I – San Fernando Valley
Elsbeth Roach – Basic Phase I – Hi-Desert
Michaele Serasio – Basic Phase I – Monterey Bay
Alice Talnack – Basic Phase I – Monterey Bay
Paula Wilson – Basic Phase I – Coyote Country

At the Fall 2012 Section Meeting, the following awards were presented:
2012 Woman Pilot of the Year: Sunni Gibbons, Santa Maria Valley Chapter
2012 Professional Woman Pilot of the Year: Sue Ballew, Santa Clara Valley Chapter

At the Spring 2012 Section Meeting, the following awards were presented:
Airmarking Award Small Chapter: Coachella Valley
Airmarking Award Large Chapter: Utah

2011 Wings Recipients
Barbara Crooker, Mt. Shasta, phase II;
Carol Andrews, Sutter Buttes, phase XIII;
Carol Bowser, Placer Gold, phase VII;
Jan Archibald, San Fernando Valley, phase IV;
Maureen Kenney, San Fernando Valley, phase I;
Nora Feddal; San Fernando Valley, phase III

At the Fall 2011 Section Meeting, the following awards were presented:
2011 Woman Pilot of the Year: Nancy Ginesi-Hill, Sacramento Valley
2011 Professional Woman Pilot of the Year: Neita Montague, Reno High Sierra

At the Spring 2011 Section Meeting, the following awards were presented:
Airmarking Award Small Chapter: San Joaquin & Fresno
Airmarking Award Large Chapter: San Diego

At the Fall 2010 Section Meeting, the following awards were presented
2010 Woman Pilot of the Year: Julieann Sikora, San Fernando Valley Chapter
2010 Professional Woman Pilot of the Year: No Award

At the Spring 2010 Section Meeting, the following awards were presented:
Airmarking Award Small Chapter: Redwood Coast Flyers
Airmarking Award Large Chapter: Reno High Sierra
Air & Space Education Small Chapter: San Luis Obispo
Air & Space Education Large Chapter: San Fernando Valley

At the Fall 2009 Section Meeting, the following awards were presented
2009 Woman Pilot of the Year: Anne Marie Radel, San Fernando Valley Chapter
Governor’s Award: Kitty Houghton, Marin County Chapter
Public Relations: San Fernando Valley Chapter

At the Spring 2009 Section Meeting, the following awards were presented:
Airmarking Award Small Chapter: Redwood Coast Flyers
Airmarking Award Large Chapter:  Ventura County
Air & Space Education Small Chapter: Antelope Valley
Air & Space Education Large Chapter: Reno High Sierra
Annual Proficiency Training Large Chapter: Santa Rosa
Annual Proficiency Training Medium Chapter: Antelope Valley
Annual Proficiency Training Small Chapter: San Luis Obispo

At the Fall 2008 Section Meeting, the following awards were presented:
2008 Professional Woman Pilot of the Year: Judy Phelps, Ventura County Chapter
2008 Woman Pilot of the Year: Joyce Wells, Bay Cities Chapter
Governor’s Award: Maureen Kenney, San Fernando Valley Chapter
Public Relations: San Fernando Valley Chapter

At the Spring 2008 Section Meeting, the following awards were presented:
Airmarking Award Small Chapter: Sutter Buttes
Airmarking Award Large Chapter: Reno High Sierra
Air & Space Education Small Chapter: San Luis Obispo
Air & Space Education Large Chapter: San Fernando Valley
Annual Proficiency Training Large Chapter: Reno High Sierra
Annual Proficiency Training Medium Chapter: San Luis Obispo
Annual Proficiency Training Small Chapter: Sutter Buttes / Antelope Valley

At the Fall 2007 Section Meeting, the following awards were presented:
2007 Professional Woman Pilot of the Year: Torea Rodriguez, Santa Clara Valley 99s
2007 Woman Pilot of the Year: Marina Saettone, Phoenix 99s
Governor’s Award: Tom Meadows, 49 1/2 of Lynn Meadows, Reno High Sierra 99s
Public Relations- Orange County (presentation delayed to Spring 2008)

At the Spring 2007 Section Meeting, the following awards were presented:
Airmarking Award Small Chapter: Sutter Buttes
Airmarking Award Large Chapter: Reno Area

Past Awards Lists

Air & Space Education Large Chapters
1992    Long Beach
1993    Long Beach
1994    Orange County
1995    Orange County
1996    Orange County
1997    Orange County
1998    Orange County
1999    Orange County
2000    Orange County
2001    Orange County
2002    Orange County
2003    San Fernando Valley
2004    San Fernando Valley
2005    San Fernando Valley
2006    San Fernando Valley
2007    San Fernando Valley

Air & Space Education Small Chapters
1992    Mt. Shasta
1993    Mt. Shasta
1994    Antelope Valley
1995    Antelope Valley
1996    Antelope Valley
1997    Antelope Valley
1998    Antelope Valley
1999    Santa Maria
2000    Antelope Valley
2001    Reno High Sierra
2002    Antelope Valley
2003    Antelope Valley
2004    Las Vegas Valley
2005    Antelope Valley
2006    Antelope Valley
2007    Antelope Valley

Annual Proficiency Training Program Small Chapter
2002 San Luis Obispo
2003 San Luis Obispo
2004 San Luis Obispo
2005 Sutter Buttes
2006 San Luis Obispo
2007 San Luis Obispo
2008 Sutter Buttes/Antelope Valley