WRO 13-20

WRO #13 AND Activities for the Week Ending Thurs 5 Nov 2019

1. FRIDAY PARADE NIGHT – Regular Training Night – 29 Nov 19

Dress for the Evening:

Cadets: C-3D (Sweaters)
Officers: 3C
CI/CV: Sqn Civilian

Link to dress codes

NOTE: Cadets not able to attend are to call or text the Sqn cell phone 289-440-2641 and leave a message with their name and why they will not be at cadets.

2. SUMMER TRAINING
Over the last few of weeks, summer training selections were done by cadets at the squadron. If you DID NOT attend cadets last week please see OCdt Fry this Friday – even if you don’t intend on going to camp this summer. Additionally, any information regarding summer camp courses being offered can be found in past WROs (#8).

3. INSTRUCTION WORKSHOP – SATURDAY 30 NOV 19
Those cadets who signed up will receive an email this week with coordinating details.

4. PO513 MASTER CADET WORKSHOPS – 30 NOV-01 DEC
Please look out for an email with your joining instructions and schedule.

5. MARCH BREAK TRIP 2019
A rough itinerary of the previous March Break Trip has been attached to this week’s WRO, as well as some additional information that must be submitted WITH the first deposit of $200 which is due on the 6th of December. Deposits will not be accepted without it.

The confirmed dates for this year’s trip to Washington, DC are 14-19 March 2020.

6. COMMUNITY SERVICE HOURS REPORTING AND RECORDING
OCdt Hannus is the OIC of verifying and validating high school volunteer hours. Please see the attached document for detailed instructions on how to submit your request for volunteer hours. Please do not submit your request for volunteer hours. Please do not submit your request for any volunteer hours until after Tuesday, 17 Dec 19 (the date of the GBF Food Move). You will compile all your volunteer hours onto one sheet and submit them as a group. This is so OCdt Hannus does not receive multiple requests from each cadet every time there is a poppy session, Remembrance Day parade, etc.

7. SPONSORING COMMITTEE
Did You Know?

Any empty alcohol containers from parents can be donated to the Sqn – just drop them off next to the telephone booth by the coat room and we will return to the Beer Store. Also, 62 collects Canadian Tire money! (You know, the old CT bills that collect in the bottom of your junk drawers?) This donation helps the squadron purchase any number of items and is very much appreciated.

8. CHRISTMAS PARADES – 30 NOV 19/7 DEC 19
The sign up sheets for the upcoming Christmas Parades in Smithville and Grimsby will be out again this Friday – Warning Orders have been attached to this week’s WRO.

9. GRIMSBY SENIORS CHOIR – CHRISTMAS CONCERT 1 DEC 2019
The Grimsby Seniors Choir is holding their annual Christmas Concert, in which they are celebrating their 25-year anniversary and have invited our band to play.

This Friday, a representative will be at the MRCC to pre-sell tickets.

For more information, please see attached flyer and letter explaining the event.

10.SQUADRON DINING IN – 13 DEC 19
For the past two Friday nights personal invitations to the Squadron Annual Christmas Dining In were sent home to all parents of cadets who were present at the Parade Nights. It is our hope that some of you come and join in fellowship with the squadron to meet SSC and staff members and mingle with other parents and have a great time. If you have not yet received an invitation please see the SSC ticket window this Friday evening at closing parade.

Following the Dining In portion of the dinner, cadets will be having their Annual Christmas Dance which will end at Midnight. Dress is Formal/Semi Formal Attire. Cadets will be in uniform for the duration of the evening.

Please take note that the Dining In is still a mandatory Parade night for the cadets. We will be canvassing the cadets on Friday 07 Dec to verify who is attending the Dinner. While the cadet meals are free, two years ago (due in part to weather) 30 + meals were paid for cadets that did not show. We would like to make sure we do not waste those funds once again this year.

CADETS
YOU MUST KNOW IF YOU WILL BE AT THE DINNER ON THE 13TH. YOU WILL BE ASKED THIS FRIDAY – PLEASE ENSURE YOU HAVE A DEFINITIVE ANSWER. Cadets will be expected to sit with their parents. Tickets for parents and non-cadets are $20, 62 Sqn Cadets – FREE. Please see the SSC at the end of the parade night for tickets. Keeping in mind that this is a formal dinner for our cadets, there is an attachment to this week’s WRO on proper etiquette and behaviour expected from ALL cadets.

11. SUPPLY
Nametags have been ordered for all new cadets. The following cadets should have their nametags within the next couple of weeks:

D’Alessio, Ferretti, Files, Fry, Grey, Hernandez, Lewis, McGregor, O’Brien, Orlando, Price, Santibanez
Bowron (quantity:2), Tenhulscher. If you are a new cadet and do not see your name on this list please email OCdt Hannus at chan_nus@hotmail.com to order your nametag.

Nickname/extra nametags will be ordered for the following cadets: Price, Araiche, Riemers, Graham, Jankowski Jess, Higham, Hannus, O’Donnell, Lemmen, Fry T, Gourley, Marcotte, Holstein. The price for each nametag is $5. Supply must collect the funds before your nametag will be ordered. If you have not already paid for your extra or nickname nametag, please come down to Supply this Friday evening with your $5. There is still time to order an extra or nickname nametag. If your name is not on this list and you wish to order one please come down to Supply this Friday evening with $5.

12. MESSAGE FROM WO1 CLOUSER
With the Holidays fast approaching, it can be easy to forget that not everyone is fortunate enough to be home for Christmas. With this in mind, Canada Post has an amazing program which sends Christmas Cards to “ANY CANADIAN FORCES MEMBER” who may be serving overseas. We are asking each and every one of you to bring in at least one Christmas / Holiday card on the parade nights approaching our Christmas stand down to send to a Forces Member. Please feel free to fill out the card with your name (or family members’ names, etc…) and mention that you are an air cadet of 62 Squadron. Keep in mind that any Canadian Forces Member can receive your card, so please keep the subject of your message as general as possible.

Please address envelopes to:

Any Canadian Armed Forces Member
PO Box 5140 Stn Forces
Belleville ON, K8N 5W6

Please make sure cards have an ADDRESSED STAMPED ENVELOPE and give them to WO1 Clouser.

Flight points will be awarded if every cadet from that flight brings at least one card!

UPCOMING EVENTS

DateActivity
Fri 06 DecCO’s Parade
Sat 07 DecGrimsby Christmas Parade
Fri 13 DecSquadron Dining In
Tue 17 DecGBF Food Move
Wed 18 DecBand - Stuff your face

Should you have any questions, please contact us.

OCdt. Julianne Fry
Assistant Training Officer
62 Phantom Squadron
training@62phantomaircadets.ca
Sent on behalf of the Commanding Officer