EAA, Wisconsin Women’s Council: Details on The Women Soar “Galaxy Of Stars” Launch Dinner

For Additional Information Contact:

Debey Von, Women Soar Coordinator
(920) 426-6838

Christine Lidbury, Executive Director
Wisconsin Women’s Council
(608) 266-2219

SUNDAY, JULY 23, 2006

5:00 p.m. – Registration opens
6:15 p.m. – Launch dinner
7:30 p.m. – Special presentations by dynamic and inspirational women who have achieved success in “non-traditional” careers

Keynote Speaker: JEAN FERACA, award-winning poet/humanist/journalist and host of Wisconsin Public Radio’s popular talk show, “Here on Earth”

Women Soar, held during EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2006 – the World’s Greatest Aviation Celebration – will introduce girls in grades 8-12 to exciting career opportunities in the math, science, and technology fields; highlight education resources; and inspire girls to explore their potential. We welcome you to be a part of this important fundraising dinner. Proceeds will support scholarships to help girls pursue their dreams through EAA’s Young Eagle first flight program, the EAA Air Academy, and EAA’s AeroScholars program.

We also encourage you to participate in the following day’s breakout sessions and special presentations. Afterwards join us for opening day at EAA AirVenture and opening night entertainment featuring the Beach Boys in concert!

Call 800-236-1025 to RSVP or for more information or visit http://www.airventure.org/2006/events/women_soar.html.
Please RSVP by July 14, 2006.

$50 per person (all inclusive*)

*You may choose to attend the Sunday evening Launch Dinner and program only or participate in both the Sunday and Monday programs and activities. Monday’s schedule runs 7:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. and includes breakfast, lunch, mentor breakout sessions and special presentations, plus an AirVenture pass and Beach Boys concert admission following the program.

Affinity Health Systems
American Association of University Women – Oshkosh
Coastal Technologies Group
Federal Aviation Administration
Girl Scouts of the Fox River Area, Inc.
Kate Cotter
MIT Club of Wisconsin
NASA Wisconsin Space Grant Consortium
Oshkosh Rotary Club – Downtown
Phyllis Leach
Robert W. Doucette
Ward J. and Joy A. Timken Foundation
Wisconsin Women’s Council
Women’s Fund of the Oshkosh Area Community Foundation

WOMEN SOAR 2006 is an exciting, mentoring-based program for high school girls on careers in aerospace, aviation, engineering and other related science and technology fields. Women Soar brings together girls in grades 8-12 with women from across the US who have achieved success in non-traditional careers in aerospace, aviation and related industries. The two-day program engages girls in educational programs, presentations, and personalized mentoring to introduce them to exciting career opportunities in science and technology, highlight educational resources available to them and inspire each girl to dream big and look beyond her horizons.

The Launch dinner adults as well as program participants is both a wonderful event and an important fundraiser for this annual program. Women’s Soar is sponsored by EAA. The Wisconsin Women’s Council is proud to be an organizing committee member and organizational sponsor for Women Soar.