Sisters on the Fly, established in 1999 by sisters Maurrie Sussman and Becky Clark, began as a women-only outdoor group. As time passed the organization began to evolve and embrace a wider range of interests, no longer focused on just fishing and camping. Women with diverse passions, such as quilting or wine tasting, joined the group and brought their unique hobbies with them. Since its creation, the organization has become a celebration of all the things women love to do.
A remarkable aspect of Sisters on the Fly is that any member within the organization can host an event. This flexibility allows women to curate gatherings based on their personal interests. Whether it’s a quilting workshop or a trip to explore local wineries, regardless of the activity, organized events reflect the individuality and diversity within the sisterhood.
Marketing and PR coordinator Lydia Fleming shares that the group’s motto is simple: “Women only; no men, no kids. Be nice and have fun.” The group’s goal is to create spaces where members can be themselves and relax while connecting with other women. “It’s about women not having to go and deal with their family and make dinner for everybody. It’s just for them to get out and be with other women,” she says. “All over the United States now, we have events where women are doing just about anything you can imagine. Hiking, kayaking, biking, canoeing. Any outdoor activity. Then within that, there’s crafting, painting, quilting and more.”