Power Familiarization Flights

We have some spaces available for cadets to fly this Saturday morning.  If your cadet is interested, please bring your $15 to the SSC on Friday.  This is on a first come, first served basis. Cadets who have already signed up and paid should also see the SSC on Friday, if they are able to go for a flight on Saturday.

Names will be taken for additional flights as they become available.

Special Effective Speaking Prep Meeting

Competing or participating in the Effective Speaking squadron competition on Feb 19th?

There will be a special Effective Speaking preparation meeting on Monday, Feb 15th at the Hangar at 7:00 pm.  Our expert Toastmaster will be attending to offer final coaching to the cadets that will be competing.  All competing cadets and also those with a role at the competition (tellers, escorts, MC’s) should attend Monday’s meeting.

Roller Blading Thursday Night

Reminder…

All #2 cadets are welcome to come out to Coachlite Roller Gardens (88 King St W, Oshawa), on Thursday night, from 7:00 – 9:00 pm for a night of roller blading or skating.  

Even if you didn’t sign up, you can come roller blading or roller skating!  If you don’t have blades / skates, that’s okay, Coachlite has them for you!  There is no charge to cadets for this event. All you need to bring is your health card.

 

Activities: Week of Feb 8th

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.

Debate Team
Monday, February 8th at Enterprise Airlines Hangar
7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
All cadets welcome.

Band Practice
Tuesday, February 9th at Enterprise Airlines Hangar
6:45 pm to 9:00 pm
Section Leads to be at the Hangar for 6:30 pm

Supply Night
Tuesday, February 9th at Enterprise Airlines Hangar
7:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Drill Team
Wednesday, February 10th at Enterprise Airlines Hangar
7:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Roller Blading / Skating
Thursday, February 11th at Coachlite Roller Gardens
88 King St W, Oshawa
7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
All cadets welcome!  Even if you didn’t sign up, you can come roller blading or roller skating!  If you don’t have blades / skates, that’s okay, Coachlite has them for you!
Note: Costs for the night (blading / skating and rentals) are being covered by the Squadron Sponsoring Committee. No charge to cadets.

Regular Training Night
Friday, February 12th at Enterprise Airlines Hangar
6:45 pm to 9:30 pm
Dress is Full Dress

Reminders:

  • If you haven’t returned sold lottery ticket stubs yet, they must be returned!

Upcoming Activities:
Squadron Effective Speaking Competition – February 19th
Ski Day – February 20th
Regional Effective Speaking Competition – March 5th
Girls Take Flight – March 12th
Spring Gliding #1 – April 16th
Band & Drill Comp – April 23rd – 24th
Provincial Effective Speaking Competition – April 30th
Debate Competition – May 1st
Annual Inspection & Squadron Banquet – May 28th
Spring Gliding #2 – May 29th

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Fund Raising: Lottery Books

Fund Raising 
The Squadron does not assess any fees to participate in the Air Cadet Program annually.  This does not mean the program is free of financial expenses.  The Department of National Defence (DND) provides a large amount of financial support but not enough to deliver the wide range of activities we currently offer.  Beyond what is provided by DND, the squadron operates on a budget nearing $65,000 a year.  Some of these costs are funded through community based donations (e.g. Royal Canadian Legion, Rotary Club) and user charges for specific activities (e.g. Ski Day).  However, the majority of our expenses are covered by generating revenue through two main sources:  Tag Days and the Ontario Provincial Committee (OPC) Lottery Ticket sales.

ALL CADETS are expected to participate on Tag Days and to sell the minimum number of Lottery Books allotted to them.  The specific requirements are described in the Standing Orders, and below with regards to Lottery Books.

Some parents may feel that their cadet child asking for donations or selling lottery tickets may be culturally or morally unacceptable due to personal values or beliefs.  We recognize and accept these differences.  In these circumstances, we ask that parents arrange a meeting with the Commanding Officer to determine how their son/daughter may participate in the Air Cadet Program while still helping to meet the Squadron objectives for the year.

OPC Lottery Tickets
ALL CADETS are expected to sell not less than one (1) book of OPC Lottery Tickets.

All Lottery books must be returned to the Sponsoring Committee Lottery Coordinator not later than February 1 of each training year.  Cadets who do not sell at least one (1) book or lose assigned lottery tickets will be asked to provide an explanation in writing to the Commanding Officer.

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As announced at Training Night, there are several cadets who have not yet picked up a book of lottery tickets.  Please see the Sponsoring Committee at the beginning of the next Training Night (Friday at the Hangar) to pick up a book of tickets.  You will be asked to provide a cheque for $50, posted dated to January 29, 2016, payable to:  2 Whitby Royal Canadian Air Cadet SSC.  You will also be asked to complete a form to verify the ticket numbers that you are taking.

** Tickets are not hard to sell.  Each book contains 20 tickets, they are $2.50 each, and the prizes are great:

  • 1st Prize:  Choice of One 2016 Hyundai Sonata OR One 2016 Hyundai Santa Fe
  • 2nd Prize:  Choice of One 2016 Hyundai Veloster OR One 2016 Santa Fe
  • 3rd Prize:  Two prizes of $10,000 cash each

And several additional residual cash prizes.

 

Feedback, Questions or Concerns from Cadets

Do you wish to provide feedback or have a question or a concern that needs to be addressed regarding your time in Cadets? Your feedback is important to us and there are a number of ways to have your voice heard:

Option 1 – Talk to an adult staff member at your Corps or Squadron. They are best equipped to help you out!

Option 2 – Talk to your parents or guardians and have them book an appointment to see your Commanding Officer if you don’t believe that things are getting better.

Option 3 – Either you, your parents or your guardians can contact the Regional Cadet Support Unit (RCSU). Their contact information is located by province at http://www.cadets.ca/en/contact-us.page.

Option 4 – If you are still having trouble finding someone to talk to or feel that your points need to be heard at the national level, you can contact us online by using our feedback form at http://www.cadets.ca/en/feedback.page. Remember, we can’t get in touch with you for more information or to let you know what steps we’ve taken to address your feedback, questions or concerns if you don’t provide us your contact information. However, you are able to send anonymous submissions.

We also have a presence on social media, and you can contact us through Facebook or Twitter to provide feedback or address questions or concerns. A list of our social media channels is available at www.cadets.ca/en/stay-connected.page.

Cadets, parents and community stakeholders are encouraged to provide feedback in whatever way and platform they choose and we are working on ways to facilitate discussion through a variety of methods including social media. Using any of the options available through the CCO will ensure your comments are heard by program leadership and allow us to provide information and confirmation back.  We want to hear from you and know what you’re thinking. We’re listening!

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