Miami Chapter Gallery
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Miami Chapter Installation of Officers, 2019
On April 15th, the Miami chapter gathered for the spring luncheon at the Aero Squadron Restaurant to celebrate camaraderie, friendship and memories of Pan Am. A fun drawing was held to benefit the Miami chapter charities, with Pan Am Brands providing beautiful travel bags and members contributing wonderful prizes.
The Nominating Committee of the Miami Chapter, Berit Fournier, Yvonne Garcia and Lilian Walby presented the following slate of Officers for the Miami Chapter 2019 – 2022:
President: Irene Schwarz
Vice President: Harry Frahm
Recording Secretary: Gunilla Crawford
Corresponding Secretary: Daniela Perez-Venero
Treasurer: Sybille Holder
Members present voted and approved the new slate of officers. Yvonne Garcia and Heike Greenwood installed the officers in a humorous way with undertones to their European background. Irene, Harry & Sybille from Germany, Daniele from France, and Gunilla from Sweden. Each brave soul was given a small token of appreciation for promising to keep the Miami chapter vibrant into the future.
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Amelia Earhart Day with the ZONTA Club of Miami Lakes, January 26, 2019
Irene Schwarz acted was a guest speaker for the ‘ZONTA Club of Miami Lakes’ at their Amelia Earhart meeting. The event took place at Curtiss Mansion, home of famous aviator and inventor Glenn Curtiss. Amelia Earhart is the ZONTA Ladies’ patron saint and they awarded a scholarship to an FIU Mechanical Engineering Student.
Gunilla Crawford wrote a role play interaction for women in aviation from different parts of the world. ZONTA President Maria Crowley played Amelia Earhart with stories of her aviation career. Gunilla talked about her childhood in Sweden and her experience working for several airlines, including Pan Am. I shared the story of my youth in Germany and what let up to my becoming a Pan Am Stewardess in 1973. There were questions and answers from the group and everyone enjoyed a nice picnic lunch.
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MIA Chapter Golden Anniversary Celebration
On September 16, 2018, the Miami chapter celebrated its 50th year as a chapter in World Wings International!
MIA Chapter Board Meeting
The MIA Chapter board met on July 25, 2018.
Miami Chapter at Coco Plum
Aminta Konawicz of the Coco Plum WC organized a beautiful Holiday Bazaar on November 16th, 2017. All proceeds benefit Miami chapter charities.
At 4pm we entertained the guests with a Pan Am uniform fashion show. Special thanks to VP Harry Frahm, Heike Greenwood, Lilian Walby, Melanie Camp (FLL chapter) for looking so professional in their uniforms and Yvonne Marlett – Garcia for reading the narration.
Oktoberfest in Miami
34 Miami Chapter members and friends (including Stu and June Archer of Pan Am Clipper Pioneers and World Wings International) celebrated Oktoberfest on Saturday, September 30th, at the German-American Society of Hollywood, Florida. Everyone enjoyed a good old Bavarian time! Thank you to Harry for getting the group together, and the beer! Prost!
Vintage Pan Am Uniform Parade greets FAC on Miami Beach
Our Miami Chapter crew of 10 in their vintage uniforms was welcomed by the Florida Aviation Council Congress on July 24th at the Lowes Hotel in Miami Beach and in the evening at the Port of Miami. Miami airport director Emilio Gonzales invited us to greet the 800+ guests as they arrived for their meeting at the hotel, and the party continued into the evening. A heartfelt thank you to the FACC for their donation to our charities.
A Pan Am FICL Dinner to benefit charity
For the fourth year in a row, at the WWI-Miami Christmas Silent Auction, Renate Van Kempema donated a Pan Am “President’s Special” dinner–raising $800. The event took place on June 21, 2017 and was authentically presented, from caviar to black forest cake, on Pan Am china by uniformed crew.
WWI Grant Presentation at UM Richter Library
On June 16th, 2017 our International President Julie Watson and Miami Chapter President Irene Schwarz presented the WWI Grant check to Dr. Adelina Oana Stefan at the University of Miami – Otto Richter Library. We enjoyed her presentation about her ongoing research of the Pan Am and World Wings archives.
Miami Spring Luncheon
The Miami Chapter held its annual spring luncheon on March 18, 2017, at the 94th Aero Squadron. The restaurant overlooks Runway 9 at Miami International Airport.
Miami Fundraiser - English Tea at Coco Plum
The Miami Chapter joined the Coco Plum Women’s Club on August 12, 2015 for their annual English Tea Fundraiser to benefit Canine Companions for Veterans.
Miami Chapter Welcomes Returning Vets
The Miami Chapter welcomed the WWII Veterans returning to MIA. The Veterans were honored for their service and visited war memorials in Washington, D.C.
Miami Remembers Mary Goshgarian - 2015
On July 11th, the Miami Chapter honored Mary Goshgarian’s efforts managing the AWARE store that sells Pan Am memorabilia.
Miami Chapter Supports 2014 Fundraiser Tea at the Coco Plum
The Miami Chapter supported the 2014 Fundraiser Tea at the Coco Plum on August 20.
Miami Welcomes Amelia Rose Earhart - 2014
On July 27th, the Miami Chapter welcomed Amelia Rose Earhart during a stopover on her around-the-world flight … piloting a single-engine aircraft.
2013 Jr. Orange Bowl Parade
2013 Jr. Orange Bowl Parade – Pan Am Float December 1, 2013.
Miami Chapter Members at University of Miami
Miami Chapter Members at University of Miami by Irene Schwartz
Pan Am Collections at Richter Library 2013
2013 Visit to MIA Tower and Opa-locka
Miami Chapter visit to the MIA Control Tower and the Opa-Locka airport 2013
Miami Chapter at the 2012 Junior Orange Bowl Parade
Miami Chapter Members on the winning float at the Junior Orange Bowl Parade
Viewing Party for the Premier of the Pan Am TV Series
The Miami Chapter held a viewing party for the premier of the Pan Am TV series on 9/25/11.
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