EAL Radio Show, Captain Neal Holand, Founder and Producer
with Dorothy GagnonWebmaster
Thursday, May 17, 2018
The Silverliners International
President, Conni Leaf Kerrigan scheduled the Silverliners Audio program designed to
entertain you with the EAL Radio Show Episode 366, taken live Interviews on
Thursday, May 17, 2018 at 11:00 A.M. EDT. The broadcast took place at the Wyndham Hotel at Harborside in
beautiful Jupiter, Florida…and as the Silverliners say, “The Margaritaville
State of the Mind Convention and Party. The convention dates were from Tuesday, May
15 to Friday, May 18, 2018, but the broadcast actually took place on Thursday, May 17th, 2018.
Some photos below, but more to be uploaded as we receive them.
Review of The EAL Radio Show Special Broadcast
Thursday, May 17, 2018
“Live” Interviews from the Silverliners Convention”
By Dorothy Gagnon, Host & Webmaster
Captain Neal Holland, along with his Host, Don and I (Gagnon) and our Setup Assistant, Emre Martinelli, (what would we do without Emre?), took the EAL Radio Show onsite for live interviews from the Silverliners Convention at the Wyndham Grand Hotel at Harborside in beautiful Jupiter, Florida.
We heard the excitement flowing from the gals during their break when we arrived and guess what folks…they still show how awesome they continue to be with the excitement of meeting their peers again and talking of days back when. They were having a wonderful time since the Convention began May 15… and it wasn’t over yet. They had a banquet Thursday evening to look forward to another fantastic night to celebrate their camaraderie, as it ended Friday, May 18.
Obviously, their camaraderie didn’t end when Eastern closed as they continue to carry it through adding many chapters all over the country; keeping the legacy of Eastern always in the limelight. The Silverliners don’t just party; they celebrate life by delving into charities to help by either volunteering their time, or monetary donations to worthwhile charities. They are truly the spirit of Eastern that will never die.
Between Conni and Colleen DeFelice they scheduled us to interview after their morning meeting with some of the gals. How great was that show of Silverliners as they graciously joined us and gave us insights on not only their tenure with Eastern but some significant and unique experiences they told us about that they had while flying aboard the Eastern Great Silver Fleet. Each one of these amazing former Eastern FAs, projected so much enthusiasm and the spirit of our former airlines, we certainly were proud of all of them.
sincerely thank those Silverliners that came to the microphone and shared a
memory or two; one gal got her private pilot license while at EAL; another
gentleman shared with us he was the very last EAL HR employee, while another
flew on the very last EAL flight; one started as Secretary and then became an
FA; etc., etc., etc. We only wished we could have given each one longer to tell
The Silverliners showed us too, that though some left
their chosen field as an FA, their life after continues on with the same
energy. Some went back to school, some attended classes; they all showed that
they conquered making it through those last days, and won in spite of the
adversity they were handed. They pursed other avenues and gave us their
insights on their “Life After Eastern” as well as sharing their EAL memories.
We send our love and thanks to the Silverliners and to those who took time to interview. So, please check our website soon for a list of names of those fantastic ladies that we interviewed. In the meantime, listen in on Monday evening May 21 to personally hear the taped interviews that Neal has planned for Episode 366, which airs at 7:00 PM EDT, and enjoy listening to the interviews of Captain Eddie’s Silverliners!
Subject: EAL radio show
Date: Monday, May 21, 2018 8:43:05 PM
Thanks for another great show.
This one had some really fun stories. Two were especially funny. We all need more levity
President - Conni (Leaf/Foster/Brophy) Kerrigan - DCA/FGC Chapters
Vice President - Janice (Wilgus) Henry - FGC Chapter
Secretary - Adrienne (Collier) Love - FGC Chapter
Treasurer - Patty (Bennis) McLean - PBI Chapter
Magazine Editor - Jan (Fox) Belland - VIL Chapter
Florida Gulf Coast
Motown Nation's Capital
Jeanne Fitzgerald Smith - 1968-1970
Beverly Bridgers Bennis - 1970-1972
Fay Wolfenbarger Flinchum - 1972-1974
JoAnn Kingsley Egan - 1974-1976
Billie Gillom Schaeffer - 1976-1978
Judy Lockwood Parker - 1978-1980
Dorothy Gomolak Nouhan -1980-1982
Eleanor Johnson Skipsey - 1982-1984 Audrey Thieme Feller * - 1984-1986
Lois Jirschele Morton - 1986-1988
Merrill Anners Oberg - 1988-90
Willie Podesta Young -- 1990-1992
Claudia Tangye Van Veen - 1992-1996
Margo Hall Salyer * - 1996-2000
Conni Leaf Kerrigan - 2000-2004
Kris Karg Ericson - 2004-2008
Marge McCray Robertson - 2008-2012
Patricia Bennis McLean - 2012 - 2016
Silverliners Officers and Contact Information
OUR FOUNDERS OUR PIONEERS
Carol Montell Harlin,
Marguerite Cook Crowell
Doris Coughlin Self
Ann DePriest Morton
Claire Ward WesthaferMadeline Moon Sternberg