Use Kroger Rewards to Benefit our Chapter

Members and family and friends, don't forget to register your Kroger Rewards Plus card with our Non-profit Organization Number 73505! We will receive from Kroger 1% of your purchase every time you shop at Kroger and swipe your card. Here are the instructions: TO USE THE KROGER COMMUNITY REWARDS PROGRAM: 1. Simply encourage your members to register online at krogercommunityrewards.com 2. Be sure to have your Kroger Plus card handy and register your card with your organization after you sign up. 3. If a member does not yet have a Kroger Plus card, please let them know that they are available at the customer service desk at any Kroger. 4. Click on Sign In/Register Most participants are new online customers, so they must click on SIGN UP TODAY in the ‘New Customer?’ box. 5. Sign up for a Kroger Rewards Account by entering zip code, clicking on favorite store, entering your email address and creating a password, agreeing to the terms and conditions You will then get a message to check your email inbox and click on the link within the body of the email. 6. Click on My Account and use your email address and password to proceed to the next step. 7. Click on Edit Kroger Community Rewards information and input your Kroger Plus card number. 8. Update or confirm your information. 9. Enter NPO number(73505) or name of organization, select organization from list and click on confirm. To verify you are enrolled correctly, you will see your organization’s name on the right side of your information page. REMEMBER, purchases will not count for your group until after your member(s) register their card(s).
Do you use your phone number at the register? Call 877-576-7587 to get your Kroger Plus card number. Members must swipe their registered Kroger Plus card or use the phone number that is related to their registered Kroger Plus card when shopping for each purchase to count.
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OSU Airport Director to speak at November meeting

The November 11th monthly meeting of the Scioto Valley Chapter of the 99s will be held at The OSU Administration building at 7:00 pm Wednesday. Prior to the meeting for those interested, we will meet at Chile Verde 6:00 pm. The restaurant is located at the corner of Sawmill and Bethel Roads, in the Carriage Place Shopping Center, 4852 Sawmill Road, 614.442.6630.

Hostess Paula Hook has planned for Doug Hammond, OSU's Airport Director, to be our guest speaker. He will be speaking prior to our business meeting on: 1) issues facing the airport, 2) history of the airport, and 3) how the airport fits in to the University's mission.  Let's have a good turn-out for our guest, so please plan to attend.

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Flying in to Noble County

This was taken by new student pilot Clara Kridler, from the Bonanza Christine was flying.  Shows a good view of the lake and the approach to landing at Noble County.

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Noble County Fly-Out

IMG_1678Saturday, October 31 was a cool but perfect autumn day for the Scioto Valley picnic fly-out to the Noble County Airport. Three aircraft (with 11 pilots and passengers) made the flight over eastern Ohio and The Wilds, to the Wolf Run State Park and lake adjacent to the airport. IMG_1685The tree colors were just past their fall prime, but still beautiful enough to draw plenty of comment. After a hike to the campground and some time enjoying the lake views, we each shared one thing about ourselves no one else present knew about us (it was all good!) while we ate our picnic lunches. Thanks to Christine Mortine for coordinating our fall nature fly-out. IMG_1684IMG_1674  
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SV99s Meet with Shaesta Waiz

Shaesta WaizSeveral members of the Scioto Valley 99s chapter welcomed Shaesta Waiz and her friend Alberto Abed to Columbus on July 16. They flew from Embry-Riddle, Daytona Beach, FL, to CMH on their way to Oshkosh. Part of the welcoming party was Susan Reid, the sister of Jerry Mock, the first woman to circumnavigate the world. As part of the Dreams Soar project, Shaesta will be circumnavigating the world herself, solo, next year. Ms. Mock provided inspiration and gave her endorsement to Shaesta last year. Shaesta intends her flight to inspire and encourage young women everywhere to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM). Shaesta was born in Afghanistan in the late 1980s, just before her family fled to the U.S. She is Afghanistan’s first woman civilian pilot. Her father currently lives in Afghanistan and is a member of Presdent Ashraf Ghani’s staff. Learn more about Shaesta’s planned flight at http://www.dreamssoar.com. -Paula Rumbaugh  
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99s International Meeting

Scioto Valley 99s co-chairmen Janie McIntire and Paula Rumbaugh attended the International conference in Munich, Germany, July 5-10. There we met many women pilots, including99ssausage pilots not only from the Western world, but also from Jordan, Iran, India, and China. How inspiring to meet these women from countries in which it must be quite a challenge to enter a profession traditionally populated by men. The International website will have coverage and photographs of the conference, which drew over 130 women. But I wanted to share one photograph that may not be mounted there. This sign was outside an optician’s shop on the nearby plaza. Guess they decided to use the traditional, popular Bavarian sausage to advertise their wares! -Paula Rumbaugh
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North Central Section Spring Meeting

Our Scioto Valley chapter hosted some 60 99s and guests at the Embassy Suites in Dublin for the annual Spring Meeting April 17-19, 2015. The meeting theme was Heart of Aviation/Africa, and centered on the new Heart of Africa exhibit at the Columbus Zoo. In fact, although not open to the public for the season, we were given a special tour of the area. Attendees learned all about the restoration, special preparation, and positioning of the Twin Beech 18 in the lion’s den. The weekend also included a welcome reception and movie (Out of Africa), the semi-annual business meeting (see http://www.ncs99s.org for meeting details), and a Saturday evening banquet with guest speaker, Dwight Jarboe, whose maintenance shop at Richard Downing Airport near Coshocton restores and maintains aircraft for Christian and humanitarian mission flying in remote areas around the world. --Paula Rumbaugh  
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NCS meeting comes to an end

 
NCS Section Meeting attendees at the Columbus Zoo

NCS Section Meeting attendees at the Columbus Zoo

NCS section meeting photos added to the Scioto Valley 99s website.
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Kicking off the 99s North Central Section Meeting

    
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Jerrie Mock tribute at the Ohio Historical Society

99s at OHSMembers of the Scioto Valley 99s attend the Jerrie Mock tribute at OHS.  The map in the background was Jerrie Mock's route in 1964. Standing with us is Harriet Merriman, from Westerville, who portrayed Mock in this 30-minute reading from Mock's book. She apparently made a presentation to the 99s at some point after her flight; thus, the sign in the background.
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