Grand Strand Chapter
Speakers Series at Waccamaw Library (near Litchfield By the Sea)
March 1 - 10-am-12 noon- free
Col. Charles Thrash - Gone but not forgotten - Myrtle Beach Air Force Base.
Historian, retired Air Force colonel and former Vice Commander of Myrtle Beach AFB provides a compelling history of the Myrtle Beach AFB 1942-1999, a retrospective of his time there and a glimpse into the lives of its fighter pilots.
Sponsored by Friends of Waccamaw Library email@example.com , theFOWL.org
There are a few nice places nearby to go to for lunch after the program if anyone wants to do so.
Women in Aviation at Hobcaw Barony (near Georgetown)
March 6 1:30-4:30 pm $25 per person
Celebrate Women’s History Month by learning about Belle Baruch’s love of flying and her years as a pilot. Licensed in 1939 as a pilot of single engine planes and co-pilot of twin engine planes, Belle had plans to buy a jet shortly before her death. Recent research has revealed new information into Belle as a pioneer, a plane owner and as a World War II Coastal Observer. A brief tour of the grounds of her airport hangar is included. (Exertion level: Moderate impact, bus ride, some walking, standing for long periods)
Reservations are required HobcawBarony.org
Past Chapter President,
Roger Pilcher, spearheads the Chapter's campaign annually.
Toys For Tots Campaign
As a continuation of our Chapter’s community outreach initiatives, the Chapter will conducts it's annual Toys for Tots campaign at the Chapter's December monthly membership meeting.
If you choose to help those families who are in need during the holiday season, please bring an unwrapped toy to the meeting to be distributed to the children in the community.
The Chapter contributes annually to the efforts of the Blue Star Mothers to insure that each December. many military grave-sites at the National Cemetery in Florence, SC. are covered with a pine wreath .
Contribute to the Auxiliary Fundraiser and/or click on the website link to see how you can support this effort.