Today Local 135 Business Agent Michael Winegar flew to Philadelphia to meet Republic Airways Flight Attendant Laurie Melniczek to present her the James R Hoffa Memorial Scholarship for $10,000. Laurie’s daughter, Kendra, will be attending Lafayette College in Easton, PA to major in Bioengineering.
Currently, Kendra is on a semester abroad onboard the tall ship Vela. She is setting sail on September 15th of this year from Rome, Italy to Antigua in the Caribbean Islands. Kendra will be studying marine biology and getting her dive license as well as a working member of the vessel.
We congratulate Kendra and wish her success on her studies and safe travels abroad. A special thank you to Laurie for her continued support of her union and dedication to this flight attendant group.