Activities: Week of Sept 29th

All upcoming activities are posted below for easy reference. Please check the listing now and ensure you check back periodically as further details may be added.

Band Practice
Tuesday, Sep 30th at Enterprise Airlines Hangar
6:45 pm to 9:00 pm

Ground School
Wednesday, Oct 1st at Enterprise Airlines Hangar
7:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Drill Team
Wednesday, Oct 1st at Enterprise Airlines Hangar
7:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Supply Night
Wednesday, Oct 1st at Enterprise Airlines Hangar
7:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Regular Training Night
Thursday, Oct 2nd at Enterprise Airlines Hangar
6:45 pm to 9:30 pm
Dress is summer dress, for levels 1, 3 & 5
Note:  Levels 2 & 4 may be out tagging; dress for these levels is full dress.

Fall Tagging (Friday, Oct 3rd to Sunday, Oct 5th)
On Thursday night, we will be sending out a small number of cadets to tag. This does not count as a tagging shift as it is a regular training night.  Tagging will take place on Friday through to Sunday. ALL cadets have been assigned shifts.  The minimum requirements are as follows:

Level 1:  1 shift
Levels 2-3:   2 shifts
Levels 4 and up:   3 shifts

This activity is mandatory for all cadets (with the exception of the new recruits).  Funds raised through tagging help pay for many cadet activities.

Shifts were posted last Friday and will be posted again this week.

If you need to change your shift or add more shifts, please email FSgt Sharma or Sgt Forde-Smith attagging@2vandenbos.org

We also need PARENT DRIVERS to help drive cadets to their tagging locations.
Please bring your insurance papers and come see CV Bill Rankin at the SSC table to sign up!

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Important News from your Squadron Sponsoring Committee!

Last parade night we distributed Information Packages to all families.  Please keep it at home and refer to it often as it has very important info.   Please advise us asap if you did not receive one

TAGGING (October 2-5, 2014)   ***Our Biggest Fundraiser**
Next week, our regular training night will be on Thursday (October 2) at the Enterprise Airlines Hangar.

We will be sending out a small number of cadets to tag. This does not count as a tagging shift as it is a regular training night.   Tagging will take place on Friday through to Sunday. ALL cadets have been assigned shifts.  The minimum requirements are as follows:

Level 1:   1 shift
Levels 2-3:   2 shifts
Levels 4 and up: 3 shifts

This activity is mandatory for all cadets.  Funds raised through tagging help pay for many cadet activities.

Shifts were posted last Friday and will be posted again this week.

If you need to change your shift or add more shifts, please email FSgt Sharma or Sgt Forde-Smith attagshift2v@outlook.com

We also need PARENT DRIVERS to help drive cadets to their tagging locations.
Please bring your insurance papers and come see CV Bill Rankin at the SSC table to sign up!

OPC Lottery Books
This is an important FUNDRAISER for the squadron and the Gliding Program.
All cadets MUST sell at least 1 lottery book.
To pick up your booklet, we will need a cheque for $50 post dated to November 21, 2014

Cheques are made payable to:   2 Whitby RC Air Cadet SSC

Remember: ALL booklets and money MUST be returned by December 5, 2014 so please pick yours up asap.

Kit Shop / Canteen
We still have a few kit shop items available from last year. Come take a look at the SSC table on Friday night.  New items and order forms coming soon!
If you have any canteen items to donate, please come see Mrs. Luba at the SSC table.

Parent Info Night for new Recruits
Cadets / Parents: Help SPREAD THE WORD!!
We have a 2nd Info Night on Friday September 26, 2014 at 7pm
At Donald A. Wilson Secondary School

Reminder:  Tagging and selling 1 lottery book are mandatory activities. Should you sell more than 1 lottery book, tag extra shifts and make it to the 431 Club, you will receive fund raising credits that can be used towards kit shop items.

Thank you for your continued support and do not hesitate to come see us at the SSC table.

Your 2 VandenBos SSC volunteers.
2vandenbosssc@gmail.com

New Recruit Information Night – September 26th

Thank you for your interest in 2 VandenBos Royal Canadian Air Cadet Squadron! We hope you have had a safe and happy summer!

Our program is open to all youths aged 12-18.  While most Cadets begin at age 12, those who join later have the option of being accelerated to train with their peer group.

At present, 2 VandenBos parades on Friday evenings, from 6:30pm until 9:30pm, at Donald A. Wilson Secondary School, located at 681 Rossland Rd W in Whitby.  On occasion, we are required to move our training location and training night to Thursdays at Enterprise Airlines Hangar, located at 1190 Keith Ross Dr in Oshawa, as a result of School Board Schedules and public holidays.  These changes are announced well in advance.

If your child is interested in joining our program, we will be holding two Recruit Information Sessions, on Friday, September 19th and Friday, September 26th,  beginning at 7:00 pm at Donald A. Wilson SS., where all of your questions will be answered.  We will continue to accept new recruits throughout September and October.  Those interested who will not have reached the minimum age will be invited to return for a second recruit class beginning later in the training year, and are still encouraged to attend one of our September Information Sessions.

Additional information on 2 VandenBos squadron can be found at www.2vandenbos.org.  If you consult the ‘Join Us!’ page, you will find a list of all the required documentation to join.  Please keep an eye on the website for any other updates, and be sure to follow up on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/2WhitbyAirCadets.

Thank you once again for your interest and support! We look forward to meeting with you.

Welcome Back to the 2014-2015 Program

A Great BIG Welcome to all Air Cadets and Parents!

On behalf of the squadron staff and sponsoring committee we would like to welcome you back to our 2014-2015 program. We can’t wait to hear all those wonderful stories from the cadets who attended the various camps!

Once again, staff and volunteers have worked hard to ensure this year’s program is full of opportunities for the cadets to grow and expand their skills, knowledge and friendships.

Our regular training night is on Fridays at Donald A. Wilson S.S.   Please refer to the calendar on the website for complete and accurate information on all of the squadron’s activities.

Canteen
Canteen will start as of Friday, September 12, 2014.  For those who are new to the program, our volunteers set up a canteen where cadets can purchase drinks and snacks during the break.  In order to keep prices low, we are asking for your support. If you would like to donate canteen items, we would greatly appreciate it.  Please feel free to drop them off during any parade night.

Sample canteen items: Chocolate Bars  (Peanut free), Pop (Coke, Root Beer, Orange and Ice Tea), Water (Both regular and flavoured), Juices, and Chips (28g size bag).

Banquet
Our banquet will be on Saturday, November 22, 2014.   All parents, cadets, friends and their families are invited.  More info to follow. At this time, we are asking for donations that can be used as raffle items.  Please see Mr. Rankin for more info.

Newsletters
Cadets will receive a detailed info package on Friday, September 19.  It will explain our fund raising plan for the year and include lots of important info.

Parents:  Make sure you ask your cadet for that package as it will be distributed to everyone on that Friday.

2 VandenBos Whitby Air Cadets staff and Squadron Sponsoring Committee members would like to THANK everyone for their support.  Together, we can make this a great year for our air cadets.  If you have any questions, please email us at:    2vandenbosssc@gmail.com

Welcome Back

Welcome back to the new training year. From first looks it is starting out busy.

So far it is looking like we are going to be back at Donald A Wilson High School on Friday nights, so the majority of the schedule will continue from last year. Not all activities are starting the first month for the weekly ones but they will be updated with a notice from each team.

We are hosting a welcome back BBQ for returning cadets on Friday Sept 5 at the hanger. This is a relaxed dress night.  At the BBQ we would like to confirm everyone’s contact phone numbers and addresses. We encountered some issue with trying to contact some for summer camps where people had only given us a cadets cell phone and we had no contact with a parent when the minutes were gone.

Cadets with uniform problems please bring them in at the BBQ and we will see about what we have to trade and what we need to order right away.

First up for this year is an early trip to the gliding field on Saturday 13 Sept. Sgt Marshall will be looking for names to go at the BBQ. Next is the Battle of Britain parade this year on Sunday 21 Sept at the 420 Wing Oshawa Airport South Field.

For the Seniors this year we have a new training weekend that has the dates confirmed for Fri 24 Oct to Sun 26 Oct. This will also be a weekend that some level 5’s may be at the Detachment level 5 seminars depending upon availability.

For a winter exercise this year we are moving to Ganaraska Forest Centre on 30 Jan to 01 Feb. This will be a similar setup to what we have had in the past but with some changes to keep it fresh for the new year.

For those that want to look at the calendar as soon as we get it updated please bookmark this site and we will post details as soon as we get them. http://2vandenbos.wordpress.com/calendar/

 

Has your contact info changed?

Major Howie is currently contacting each cadet directly about their summer camp travel instructions. While doing this he has found several cadets that have changed their contact information and not provided updates to the unit.

If you have changed your contacts (home, cell, office numbers or email address) please let the unit know ASAP, by email:  ihowie@2vandenbos.org.  It is your camp opportunity that we are calling about!  It could be travel instructions, or it could be a camp offer.