WRO 10-19

MINI – WRO #10 and Activities for this week ending Friday November 16th, 2018

Good Day to you all,

I would like to take this opportunity to say thank you to all the cadets and parents who participated fully in the last three weeks during Operation Lest We Forget. While there is still one more event on Saturday November 17 which is limited to 6 cadets; Sunday’s Bell’s of Peace event in Ringing the Town Bell was a matter of History in Canada. I for one was so very proud of the turn out from the community and Squadron. The accolades from the community from Lincoln, West Lincoln and Grimsby keep pouring to my personal inbox as to how well you all represent the community.

Thank you!!

This WRO is what I am calling a Mini-WRO #10 and will for the most part take into consideration this week’s activities only with WRO 11 being produced on Thursday which will encompass the next two weeks. A bunch of items that should be in this WRO will be held until Thursday. Please make sure you read Thursday’s when it is published.

Major Leonard

1. FRIDAY NIGHT PARADE NIGHT – Friday 16th 18 – Regular Training Night
Dress of the Day – Cadets – C-2 (ribbons)
Officers – 3A/C (wedges CI/CV – Civilian Sqn Uniform
A copy of the squadron dress regulations can be found here.
NOTE: Cadets, not able to attend are to call the Sqn cell phone 289-440-2641 and leave a message as to why they will not be at cadets

PARKA VALIDATION – There are still over 20 cadets who need to validate your parkas for sizing and numbers. Please make sure that you do this on Friday this week as soon as you arrive to the cadet unit and go down to supply with your parka!!!!

3. Drill Team with Arms Practice – Tonight Tuesday 13 Nov 1830-2100hrs
We will now start Drill team with Arms practices as we march on towards the NGTA Drill Comp in April 2019. Mr. Biggs will start the process of Drill Team Commander Try outs with the hope that a commander will be selected within the next two weeks and recommendation made to the Commanding Officer.
It is the CO’s intent to stand up the Squadron Guard this week on Friday rotating cadets until the Drill Team has been finalized.
If you would like to be considered for either the Commander or the Guard, please ensure you show up tonight or advise Mr. Biggs your intention no later than Friday this week.

4. Band Practice Resumes this Wednesday
We will be resuming Band Practice this Wednesday Night in preparation of the two Christmas Parade in the coming weeks. If there is no heat in the Church, cadets will move to the Hall.

5. Range Competition Tryouts / New Recruit Range Certification
RANGE COMP TRYOUTS – As CI Diehl is away hunting there will be NO Range Competition Tryouts this coming Thursday Night. Competition Tryouts will bump one week in the schedule so we do not lose a week in the first round of tryouts.
NEW RECRUIT RANGE CERTIFICATION – 2Lt Vaughan/Major Leonard and WO2 Baigent will be on hand this Thursday Night to validate/teach and test all cadets who have either not completed a range Safety course previously, need to do the Range Safety test or have not completed their range re- certification training. This will occur in the hall from 1830-2100hrs.

6. FLYING SCHOLARSHIP Announcement/Selection of Cadets
With Exam # 5 now written, an announcement will be made to all eligible Scholarship Cadets as to who is selected to move forward in the Scholarship Process this coming Friday Night just before closing parade.
Parents, if you would like to attend, the CO Intends to gather those cadets together at approximately 8:50 in the evening for the announcement.
WRT to Flying Scholarship Classes – Only those cadets moving on will be continuing with the Ground School classes from this point forward as we need to devote our attention to ensuring these cadets build on the knowledge they already have.
To that end…..there is no Scholarship Classes this Saturday November 17th, we will resume on Monday November 19th at 1830hrs

7. March Break Trip Planning
We continue to accept March Break Paperwork and deposits this Friday Night. Please bring payments and forms directly to Major Leonard.

8. Summer Training/Camp Selections for July/August 2019
Staff will continue to canvass cadets for their choices for summer camp this coming Friday Night with the hope to have it completed by the end of the night. Parents, please discuss summer training/camps with your son/daughter so that they know what they would like to have selected. I have attached the process once again to the cover email.

9. Squadron 5th Annual TASTE N’ BUY EVENT / Silent Auction / Dance – Sat 17 Nov 18
This ADULT ONLY event was announced by the SSC two weeks ago and will be taking place at the MRCC on Sat 17 Nov 2018 from 1830 – 0100hrs. Tickets are $40 in advance and $75 at the door of which a portion is eligible for a Charitable Donation Receipt. This event is not restricted to the Squadron and is open to the public at large.
As in the past, the intention is to have 5 – 7 wineries present for patrons to sample their products to order their Christmas wines. We will also have a few other vendors, a live band and DJ present for the evening.
Details are still being worked on with more info to follow, however ticket sales are now open for the event with just 300 tickets available. Tickets are sold in advance only as Charity Receipts are issued and we need to inform the wineries the number of patrons. Poster has been attached.

Up-Coming Events
17 Nov – Veteran’s Dinner – Grimsby Legion (6 cadets)
17 Nov – Taste N Buy Fundraiser
18 Nov – CWH Tour Level 1 and 2 (POSTPONED until the Spring)
23 Nov – Party Shirt Team Night – Civilian Clothing
24 Nov – Smithville Christmas Parade
24 Nov – Taste N Buy Wine Pick Up Date
25 Nov – Sr Cadet Trip to Niagara Falls
25 Nov – Level one and new recruit PSRY Training
27 Nov – Sqn Trampoline Park Trip
29 Nov – Range Comp Open Try Outs First Cut
01-02 Dec – Level 5 Cadets PO 513 Workshops Burlington
01 Dec – Grimsby Christmas Parade
08 Dec – WO2 Merit Review Board
14 Dec – Sqn Christmas Mess Dinner/Dining IN
15 Dec – Band Christmas Concert
18 Dec – GBF Food Move
21 Dec – 03 Jan – Christmas Standdown

Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to me at leondave@sympatico.ca or 905-945- 2893.
Major/Major David Thomas Leonard, CD
Commanding Officer, 62 Grimsby Phantom Squadron, Royal Canadian Air Cadets
Canadian Armed Forces
David.Leonard@cadets.gc.ca/ Tel: (H) 905-945-2893 (C) 416-521-5999 (Sqn) 289-440-2641

Commandant, Escadron 62 “Grimsby Phantom”, Des Cadets de l’Aviation Royale du Canada (ECARC)
Forces Armées Canadiennes
David.Leonard@cadets.gc.ca/ Tel: (H) 905-945-2893 (C) 416-521-5999 (Sqn) 289-440-2641