Arlene is a retired Kenmore teacher and has been a pilot for over 50 years. She has been an active Aero Club of Buffalo member, as well as a current board member, for many years. In addition, Arlene is a member of the Ninety-Nines: International Organization of Women Pilots. Also referred to as The 99s, this women pilot association provides networking, mentoring, and scholarship opportunities for recreational and professional female pilots. The organization was founded by Amelia Earhart and included 99 original members.