Parents are an essential component to the functioning of the squadron. Parents are not simply transport for the children to and from cadets, they are advocates, supporters, and stakeholders in the program. Parents even have the opportunity to be more of a guiding force for the program by getting involved with our units Parents Committee. However a parent wants to be involved, it is important to the success of our squadron generally and each cadet specifically that each parent remains committed and involved in the cadet program. Learn more below.
Our Next Meeting is:
Tussday, Oct 11th, 2022 @ 7pm
Location: 702 Wing Building
All parents are invited to attend.
IMPORTANT UPCOMING EVENTS:
WHAT I NEED TO KNOW AS A PARENT
Most families will play an active role in supporting their young Cadet in the family, from ensuring they arrive at the weekly program and activities on time, making sure they have their uniform in pristine condition, or supporting their goal of studying for an important exam on their way to their glider licence.
We need many volunteers to operate the Parent Committee, from helping with fundraising to supporting the many programmed activities throughout the year. Many of our volunteers are parents of the Cadets and enjoy some of the same rewarding and positive experiences of the programs that their children do.
Some parents decide that to be an active part of the Squadron, they either register as an official member of the Parents Committee that helps to plan and organize other volunteers, or they help with fundraising and some training activities.
If nothing else, having an Air Cadet in the family usually means a busy week, busy training year and a fulfilling few years as you watch your son or daughter grow into a disciplined, skilled and mature citizen as they confidently move into their adult life.
YOUR PARENT COMMITTEE
Chair - Greg Theron
1st Vice Chair - Vacant
2nd Vice Chair -Vacant
Treasurer - Irish Dumali
Secretary - Nikki Kish
1. Fundraising Coordinator - Moira Holley
2. Bylaw review board Coordinator--Vacant
3. Highway Cleanup Coordinator--Vacant
4. Cadet Event Coordinator--Vacant
OTHER COMMITTEE SEATS
Commanding Officer (ex-officio) - Capt. Alastair Furtado
SSC Advisor (ex-officio) - Deborah Duncan
702 Wing Liason - Ken Anderson
702 Wing Parent Committee Liason - Vacant
Special Events Coordinator - Vacant
Parent Screening Liason - Deborah Duncan
Parent Screening Director - Chris Dumali
PARENT COMMITTEE EMAIL
Fundraising efforts are vital to the Cadet organization. Though the cadet program receives government funding, extracurricular activities, such as field training and gliding, are paid for through the fundraising done annually by the parent committee. In order for our Cadets to enjoy numerous activities throughout the year, we require rigorous fundraising campaigns. These activities are so important to the success of our cadet program.
Because of complications from Covid19 and varying government regulations, fundraising for the 2021/2022 Cadet year is still being determined. Please check back here regularly as things change from month to month during this pandemic time.
October: Calendar Campaign begins
November: Purdy's Fundraiser
January: Calendar campaign ends
April: Lobster Supper
May: Highway Cleanup
Bottle drives are ongoing! While cadet meetings remain virtual, families and community members are encouraged to donate their bottles at the following locations, specifying that the donation goes to the 11th Air Cadets Squadron:
West Highland Bottle Depot (872 Heritage Blvd West, Lethbridge)
Old Greens Bottle Depot (North Lethbridge)