Parents are an essential componenet to the functioning of the squadron. Parents are not simply transport for the chidlren 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 commited and involved in the cadet program. Learn more below.
Our Next Meeting is:
Sept 24, 2019 at 7pm at the 702 Wing on Stubb Ross Road
This will be a General Meeting, and all parents are required to attend. MAP TO 702 WING
An executive committee meeting was held on August 27. Click here for minutes
IMPORTANT UPCOMING EVENTS:
RETURNING CADET NIGHT: SEPT 10
NEW CADET NIGHT: SEPT 17
WELCOME BACK BBQ: OCT 1
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
President - Duane Pike (Interim)
1st Vice President - Rae Neufeld
2nd Vice Presidnet -Donnie Ross
Treasurer - Krystal Steynen
Secretary - Lauren Stone
Director at Large - Dulcie Hartgerink
Director at Large- vacant
Director at Large- vacant
1. Fundraising Coordinator--Karen Hamilton Ross
2. Bylaw review board Coordinator--Allison Pike
3. Highway Cleanup Coordinator--Krystal Steynen
4. Cadet Event Coordinator--vacant
5. Spaghetti Dinner Coordinator--Dulcie Hartgerink
OTHER COMMITTEE SEATS
Commanding Officer (ex-officio) - Capt. Evert Foster
SSC Advisor (ex-officio) - Deborah Duncan
702 Wing Liason - Ken Anderson
702 Wing Parent Committee Liason - Duane Pike
Special Events Coordinator - vacant
Parent Screening Liason - Deb Duncan
Parent Screening Director - vacant
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.
See below for an overview of our 2019/20 fundraising activities, so you can plan ahead!
September: Coco Brooks TBD
November: Purdy's Chocolates. TBD
January: Wine Survivor: TBD
May: Highway Cleanup: MORE INFO TO FOLLOW
BOTTLE DRIVES WILL BE HELD MONTHLY. CADETS ARE TO BRING A BAG OF BOTTLES TO THE LAST TUESDAY PARADE NIGHT OF THE MONTH. FEEL FREE TO BRING EXTRA!