NEWSLETTER

February 2018

 

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY:

“Laugh till you leak, it just makes it funnier!” 

OTTAWA REUNION:

Reunion 14, June 7-9 2019 at the Marriott on Kent Street. 

There will be a 10% discount code from one of the airlines, put on the website in July of 2018 in time for flight bookings.

Don’t forget to use your CF1 card for one free piece of checked luggage at the airport. If you don''t have your CFOne card yet, click here to go to the CFOne website.

We hope to be able to get a group rate for some of the local tourist attractions. We will post some of the attractions and costs when it is closer to the event. 

Well Ladies, it's finally here, the Reunion 14 Registration page! To go to our webpage and see it click here.

MESSAGE FROM EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE:

You may have noticed a lot of “click here” links in the newsletter. That is to reduce the size of the email you receive in your mailbox. If you see a word that is blue and underlined you can click on it to see where it goes.

Have you visited our RCAF Airwomen website lately? On the left hand side of the page you can find search buttons. We have a calendar, in which we can put your local luncheons and events for others to find. You can also find all the newsletters for the past two years. We have added the FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions) page, which we will update as we receive multiple questions about the same thing. There is a Join/Amend button in case you move or get a new email address, or encounter a friend that wants to become a member. To go to the website click here.

STAMP COLLECTING:

Message from Flo Reid - I have been asked to provide details about  the stamp collection and the preparation  of  the stamps themselves.
We donate these stamps to Oxfam Canada and the sale of these help to support projects in parts of Africa and the Americas.  A list of previous projects can be found on the Oxfam website click here.

All new and used Canadian, foreign and commemorative stamps are acceptable.

1. Check to make sure there are no tears in the stamp, no tape over it, no damaged corners, etc.

2. Cut stamps off envelope leaving a border around the stamp of at least 1 cm or ¼ inch unless there are special markings which should be included.  It would be appreciated if you would cut the stamps rather than tearing them as I have to clip them for Oxfam.  Big job!!

3. Hand cancellations are more desirable than machine cancellations.

4. Special markings on envelope e.g: postage due or no such address.

5. Commemorative stamps (more desirable) – stamps which honour people, places or events.  Christmas stamps fall into this category.

To date, I have collected 15,500 stamps from various organizations in Calgary.  Special thanks to our ex-military ladies in Calgary who donated almost 4,000 of these.  If you require additional information, please click here.

WOMEN IN THE NEWS:

Claudine (Perrin) Kovac - Listen to Claudine tell her story. Click here and press the play button.

YOUR STORIES:

We are hearing some amazing stories from our members. Nevaida enjoyed the article about Captain Coombs in January’s Newsletter, and was inspired to write us with a story of her own time in the RCAF back in the 1950s.  Click here to read Nevaida’s story.

If you would like to share your thoughts or stories of your time in the RCAF, we’d love to hear from you!

UPCOMING LOCAL EVENTS FOR MEMBERS:

The Kingston, NS RCAF Airwomen group’s next Luncheon will be held on Wednesday, February 21st, 2018 at the "BIG SCOOP" on Hwy 1 in Wilmot, at 12 Noon.  We welcome newcomers.

Check the calendar on our webpage for regularly sheduled luncheons. 

Please let us know if you want to invite airwomen to your local luncheon, click here to leave us a message.

OTHER EVENTS: 

If you know of any events you think might be of interest, please let us know by contacting us here.

REQUESTS AND COMMENTS:

Jean Fitzpatrick nee Metza writes: I would like to get in touch with Anne Marie Moser who was at 1 AD HQ 1961 to 1962. We enjoyed Nice on a break. I live in Parksville, BC  To leave a message for Jean, click here.

We are getting more requests to find out if there are luncheons in different areas. Requests have come in from Etobicoke, ON, as well as St-Jean-sur-Richelieu, QC.

If you would like to leave contact information for these ladies, or have your luncheon put in the calendar click here.


LAST POST:

Last Name 

 First Name Maiden Name     Date of Death   Age   City   Prov  
Bosze Maria "Mary""Libby" Liberto 27 Dec 2017 86 Burnaby BC
Dyson Kathleen "Kay" Watson 28 Sep 2017 95 Mississauga ON
Lloyd Jeannette "Jan" Lealke 25 Jan 2018 80 Edmonton AB

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.


BIRTHDAYS:

A “Very Happy Birthday” to our February Birthday ladies. Click here for the listing.

 

YOUR COMMITTEE:

Tracey Everett - Chair

Leah Mosher - Vice-Chair/Liaison/Ottawa Contact

Claire Williams - Treasurer

Jackie Sparrow - Webmaster and data base coordinator