TRUCKEE, Calif. and#8212; Lynn Meadows of Truckee was honored as a 2012 inductee into the International Forest of Friendship in Atchison, Kansas during ceremonies in June. The Forest is a living, growing memorial to the world history of aviation and aerospace. She was recognized for her broad and enthusiastic support of The Ninety-Nines, the International Organization of Women Pilots, and particularly the Reno High Sierra Chapter.
Lynn and her husband both earned their private pilotand#8217;s certificates in 1978, and bought their first aircraft the following year. She has held many offices with her Nienty-Nines Chapter, and continually volunteers for assignments in support of the broader organization, ranging from mailings to air marking to aerospace education as well as being a director for the SW Section and a nominating committee member.
Her volunteering doesnand#8217;t stop with The Ninety-Nines. She has been on the Wildlife Shelter Inc. Board of Director for 20 years, and is a member of the Truckee Tahoe Chapter of Los Medicos Voladores (The Flying Doctors).
Lynn Meadows is the consummate Ninety-Nine, dedicated to sharing her joy of aviation with newcomers and old hands. Whether sheand#8217;s traveling, flying, or on the ground volunteering, she is continually active, and she looks forward to her next adventure.
The International Forest of Friendship was a gift to America on the nationand#8217;s 200th birthday (1976) from the City of Atchison (Amelia Earhartand#8217;s birthplace) and The Ninety-Nines. It is made up of trees representing all the 50 states and 35 countries, including a and#8220;moon treeand#8221; grown from a seed taken to the moon on Apollo 14. Among the more than 1,300 honorees are such internationally recognized flyers as Amelia Earhart, Charles Lindbergh, the Wright Brothers, Sally Ride, Eileen Collins, and Chuck Yeager. The public is invited to the induction ceremonies which are held during the third weekend of June (June 21-22, 2013). More information visit www.ifof.org.