The Wings Club Announces U.S. Secretary of Transportation Norm Mineta to Present the 2001 Distinguished Achievement Award - Award to Be Presented at the Club's 59th Annual Dinner on October 16, 2001 -



    NEW YORK, Oct. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- On October 16, 2001 at The Wings Club's
 59th Annual Dinner at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel in New York, Mr. Norm Mineta,
 U.S. Secretary of Transportation will present Harry Stonecipher, Vice Chairman
 of The Boeing Company, with The Club's 2001 Distinguished Achievement Award.
 Mr. Mineta will also address the prestigious group of aviation industry
 leaders, at this, their first gathering since the tragic events of September
 11th.
     With a career in the aerospace industry spanning more than forty years,
 Mr. Stonecipher is credited with many achievements and honors including
 initiating the merger with Boeing, which was successfully completed in August
 1997.  In May 2001 Mr. Stonecipher was elected to his current position of Vice
 Chairman of The Boeing Company.
     Presented annually since 1975, The Wings Club Distinguished Achievement
 Award honors "outstanding accomplishments in the filed of aviation and
 astronautics."  Past recipients include Astronaut Neil Armstrong, Senator John
 Glenn and former President George H. Bush.
     The Wings Club was founded in 1942 in New York City as an organization for
 aviation professionals and enthusiasts to preserve the history and perpetuate
 the traditions of aviation while providing an important forum for discussion
 and debate on aeronautic and aviation issues.  For more information on The
 Wings Club, contact General Manager Alison Minton at (212) 867-1770.
 
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SOURCE The Wings Club

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