THOUGHT FOR THE DAY:
“Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new.”
For Reunion 14 information, click here.
To access the Reunion 14 Registration form click on the Reunion 14 Registration button on our webpage or to go directly to the registration form, click here.
MESSAGE FROM EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE:
We have been in contact with Veteran's Affairs. If you have tinnitus (ringing in the ears), hearing loss, or both, you are encouraged to call them at 1-866-522-2122. Tell them that you would like to make an application for hearing loss or tinnitus. If the application is successful, you will be compensated.
Hello Ladies, is there anyone near Niagara Falls area who could help out? One of our airwoman has three large boxes of stamps. They are not clipped as she has arthritis in her hands. She lives in Niagara Falls and doesn’t go to reunions. Is there anyone living close by who could pick them, clip them and take them to Ottawa next year? She would really like to donate them to us. If you can help please click here to contact Flo.
To see details about the preparation of the stamps themselves, click here.
We donate these stamps to Oxfam Canada. To find out more about Oxfam click here.
WOMEN IN THE NEWS:
Viktoria Spearing - To read her story click here and scroll to page 8.
We are hearing some amazing stories from our members. Click here to read Ev Prettie's story.
Comments on Dorie's story in the March newsletter - Maisie writes:
Hi, mine is a similar story in a way. I was going from Parent on leave, got on the CPR train in Montreal, and was sick as a dog with sinus condition. As soon as the train pulled out I laid down with my purse as my pillow and feel asleep. I woke several hours later and two older gentlemen were sitting in the seat across from me. They said they watched over me as whenever the train jerked I would just about roll off the seat so they couldn't rest untill they knew I was okay. I thanked them.
To make a long story short, by the time I got to Brandon, Manitoba, with the difference in climate and sea level my sinus had practically dissappeared. Fondly remembered those old duffers. (now I'm one, lol)
If you would like to share your thoughts or stories of your time in the RCAF, click here, we’d love to hear from you!
UPCOMING LOCAL EVENTS FOR MEMBERS:
The Kingston, NS RCAF Airwomen's group’s next Luncheon will be held on Wednesday, April 25, 2018 at the CHINA VILLAGE RESTAURANT in the Greenwood Mall, at 12 noon. We welcome newcomers. Click here for contact information.
HALIFAX/DARTMOUTH EX-AIRWOMEN GROUP will be getting together for their Monthly Luncheon on Wednesday, April 25, 2018. Each month the ex-airwomen choose a different location. This time it will take place in Dartmouth at FAN'S CHINESE RESTAURANT in the Shannon Plaza, 451 Windmill Road, Dartmouth at 1 p.m. If you are interested in joining our group please contact Dot Kern e-mail at email@example.com. This luncheon is special for two reasons. It is the first luncheon after our winter break and secondly, we have a guest speaker, Jackie Sparrow. She is the Web Master for the 14th RCAF Airwomen's Reunion. Hope you can join us.
At present there are luncheons in London, ON; Kingston, NS; Halifax/Dartmouth, NS; and Calgary, AB. For more information click here.
Please let us know if you want to invite airwomen in the area to your local luncheon, click here to leave us a message.
If you want to start a luncheon somewhere, let us know. We can put it in the newsletter to let the ladies in the area know about it and you can get in touch with each other to set it up. Remember this organization was started with a couple of friends getting together for lunch.
If you know of any noteworthy events in your area you think might be of interest, please let us know by contacting us here.
REQUESTS AND COMMENTS:
Dianne Lalonde :
Just a note for West Coasters. Not for Eastern Travel. Alaska Air accepted our CF Cards on our recent trip to Mexico.
Kathleen (Vicky) Salkeld :
I was stationed at Mont Apica in 1963. While there I bought two 45 RPM records. One is Je Me Sens Bien by Petula Clark and the other Chance by Sylvie Varten. Both had been on the French radio station hit list. Just wondering if anyone would like to have them? Contact Vicky at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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If you have a notification of a member who has died, please let us know here so that we can honour them with an entry in our Last Post. Thank you.
A “Very Happy Birthday” to our April Birthday ladies. Click here for the listing.
Tracey Everett - Chair
Leah Mosher - Vice-Chair/Liaison/Ottawa Contact
Claire Williams - Treasurer
Jackie Sparrow - Webmaster and data base coordinator