World Wings is now in its 54th year and we are still a very active organization. We have given to charity more than $3.5 million since 1966. Considering we are all volunteers, with no paid employees among our membership, that's special. Thank you all!
Orlando is the site of our 2013 convention from October 17-20. The Heart of Florida chapter has pulled out all the stops to make this a fun and memorable convention. The hotel is close to Epcot and there will be boat shuttle service to take you there and back. As you are probably aware, golfing is a popular sport in Orlando and courses abound. Of course, Disney's park is a fun way to return to your youth by enjoying the rides and such. Plan to join us this year.
Our conventions are a time to renew old friendships and to make new ones. This year we are offering an incentive of drawing tickets for the prizes which will be given away in Orlando to those who bring a former Pan Am flight attendant with them - must be someone who has never attended a convention. The opportunity to win increases with every drawing ticket you purchase and the more former Pan Am flight attendants you bring, your odds increase for the prizes. All ticket proceeds go to charity.
There is a cruise being offered after the convention which will be a great way to extend your time and share adventures with your fellow World Wingers. Please check out Events/Upcoming Events for the registration form and events list. Hotel reservations information and cruise information are also to be found.
Since becoming a member of the WWI Board of Directors in 2008 I wanted to find a way to preserve our personal histories as flight attendants with Pan Am. An oral history project in the early 1990s was started but the difficulties of getting the interviewer and interviewee together brought this project to an end. In 2012 the World Wings/Pan Am Personal History Questionnaire came to life. I want to thank the more than 500 who sent in their questionnaire. The questionnaires are wonderful to read and will offer any researcher or novelist an opportunity to learn about our history as flight attendants from the 1940's through the end of Pan Am in 1991. This is an on-going project. Please look under History of World Wings on the menu bar to access a Questionnaire. All former Pan Am flights attendants, male and female, retired or currently working for another airline, are welcome to complete the Questionnaire.
We're looking forward to seeing you in Orlando in October. Don't forget, bring a friend!
It is true..."Pan Am brought us together. World Wings keeps us together".
With best regards,
Jane Luna Euler