Updated 7 February
R8 Regina, Saskatchewan, 2007
THOUGHT OF THE DAY:
"Nothing is impossible. The word itself says, 'I'm possible!'" - Audrey Hepburn
MESSAGE FROM EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE:
As promised, we are announcing that the location for the RCAF Airwomen's Reunion 16 will be held in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island!
We won't have exact dates until we secure a hotel, but it will be late May or early June 2024.
We have a Chair for the Charlottetown committee! Debbie Reid served 23 years in the military in the role of Admin Clerk. She took it upon herself to start a luncheon group last year and successfully established the Charlottetown/Summerside, PE, RCAF Airwomen group. They meet monthly in various restaurants across PEI. Debbie loves to volunteer for worthy causes. She is an excellent organizer and enthusiastically accepted the challenge of organizing the next reunion.
We are looking for ladies to join Debbie in the R16 committee. If you live in the area and would like to join her team, please contact us here.
We are looking for new members! Please talk with your luncheon group and friends about our reunions. Anyone interested in joining can fill out a new member form here, or ask for more details here.
You don't have to be a member of the RCAF Airwomen's Reunion to attend a luncheon in your local area. If you are interested in meeting up with women you may have served with or whom served at the same time as you, get in touch with the facilitators to see what it's all about.
Some luncheons are monthly, year round. Some have their own annual schedules.
Our next luncheon is Wednesday the 8th of February at the Northgate Seniors Center in Edmonton at 12;30 pm. We hope as many as possible can attend and of course husbands or significant others are always welcome. Any questions, please call me, Elke Carr, at 1-780-912-9242 or e-mail me at email@example.com. If anyone needs directions call me at 780-912-9242 or e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Charlottetown/Summerside, PE Change in venue
Our next luncheon in PEI will be at Boston Pizza, 700 University Avenue in Charlottetown at noon. When arriving the table name is under “Debbie” on Wednesday 15 February 2023. If you are interested in joining us please contact email@example.com
We had a nice get together for lunch in Summerside today, seven of us were in attendance.
The Kingston/Greenwood Ex RCAF Airwomen will hold their February Luncheon on Tuesday, February 21st, 2023 at 12:15 at Kellocks on Main Street in Berwick NS. For additional information contact Pauline Ryan at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Quinte Area/Belleville/Trenton, ON
We will recommence luncheons in March!!
*If you host a regular luncheon, please contact us let us know where you are. You are not required to publish your information in the newsletter but we can put you in contact with ladies looking for a luncheon group in the area. Thanks so much for participating!
COMMENTS AND REPLYS:
I posed the question: What do you do to keep yourself busy? I also admitted that I get bored during the winter. I have no imagination.
Jan Fraser wrote:
In response to comment about getting bored with winter. I am a quilter and do needlework, but also spend a lot of time reading, so have never been bored. If you have a senior's club near you, they usually have all kinds of activities. I also belong to a gym for women, mostly seniors, that I go to three times a week. Years ago, I joined a genealogy group and did both families' histories which was an interesting project. I am 82 years old with multiple health issues and do not sit around feeling sorry for myself. There is no reason for anyone being bored. Getting involved in activities is like therapy, so I urge anyone who is feeling isolated to look around your community and see what there is available and make an effort to get out and do something.
Thank you, Jan, there are lots of great examples of things to keep one busy, not only in the winter months!
As the members of the committee update the nominal roll, we are discovering that some of our members have been with the angels for several years. We included in our monthly newsletters as we find them.
| First Name
|| Maiden Name
|| Date of Death
||2 Jan 2023
||15 Dec 2021
Marie Olive "Rusty"
||23 Aug 2022
||11 Nov 2022
||12 Oct 2021
If you have a notification of a member who has died, please let us know here if you do not see their name in the Last Post on our website. Thank you.
A “Very Happy Birthday” to our February birthday ladies.
Tracey Everett - Chair, Newsletter
Pat Brennan - Co-chair, Editor
Claire Williams - Treasurer
Reunion 16 Committee:
Debbie Reid - Chair Charlottetown Committee
Our mailing address for General Inquiries is:
RCAF Airwomen's Reunion
1838 Highway 1