Dear Soaring Friends,
In preparation for the next Women’s World Soaring Championships (WWGC), which will be held in January of 2020, at “Lake Keepit,” in New South Wales, Australia, Sarah Arnold, Kathy Fosha, and Sylvia Grandstaff (all WSPA members) journeyed to Australia for the Pre-WWGC practice session this past January 2019.
This is the first time that the US is fielding a team of three women to compete in a World Championship. Sarah, Kathy and Sylvia have competed at numerous contests, and they are now slated to represent the United States at the WWGC! We are so proud of them!
In the past several years, WSPA has helped raise money to send Sarah to the championships alone. However, now we are challenged to help send three WSPA members! WSPA would like to raise enough money to help all three of them get back to Australia for the final WWGC World Championships in January 2020. So we will need three times as much as we raised last time!
We would appreciate everyone’s help! What can you do to help WSPA achieve this goal? Ideas: 1) Be the first to donate from your club. 2) Bring it up at your glider club’s monthly meeting. 3) Have a BBQ where people donate to the fund as payment for their lunch. 4) Hold an opportunity drawing where people might be able to win a free glider ride. 5) Or come up with your own ideas on how you would like to help us send all three girls the the WWGC. Remind everyone that the Women’s Soaring Pilots Association is a Non-Profit 501(3)c Corporation, which was filed in the State of Texas, May 11, 1987; (EIN # 75-2152454); and all donations to WSPA are completely tax-deductible.
It is because of the generosity of WSPA’s soaring friends that WSPA is able to do so much to support women in soaring. Our various Scholarship Funds help support many young girls and women who are aspiring to solo, earn SSA badges and advanced glider ratings, and enter glider competitions at every level. Over the past 30 years, WSPA has given out more than $80,000 in scholarships! We are very proud of the work we do, but we could not do it without your support.
Please support these three women by donating to the WSPA – WWGC Fund.
We have $6,000 in the WWGC fund so far and we would like to raise at least $20,000.
As a thank-you to the larger donors, WSPA will be sending you a beautiful WSPA Light-up Pen, if you donate $100 or more. If you donate $500 you will receive a 18” X 24” poster and a WSPA Light-up Pen. If you donate $1000, you will receive a poster, a WSPA pen, and a WWGC Team T-shirt!
Donations can be made by writing a check to “WSPA” and sending it to:
Mary Rust, WSPA Treasurer, 26630 Garrett Ryan Court, Hemet, CA 92544
Or use PayPal: Go on-line to your PayPal Account. Send your donation to our PayPal Account at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
(If you have already donated to the fund, and would like to add enough money to that donation to complete one of the above gift levels, please write Mary Rust a note when you make the additional donation. Those of you who have already achieved one of the gift levels will be receiving your gift in the US Mail, as soon as they are ready to mail out.)
Any amount is appreciated and will be acknowledged in writing.
Thank you very much for your support!
Irena Raymond, Director of Scholarships