NEWSLETTER

JANUARY 2022

 

Happy New Year! 

 

THOUGHT OF THE DAY: 

"Women are the largest untapped reservoir of talent in the World" - Hillary Clinton


 
MESSAGE FROM EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE:

Ladies,

There are only 143 days to go.  Therefore, we must make some decisions so that we can get things booked. 

One thing that must be booked as soon as possible is the Winnipeg day trip. There are three options, and we need to know which trip to book. This will be decided by the most votes received by the 15 January 2022, currently, only 12 people have voted. If you are a memeber and do not receive emails, please contact us here and we will send you the link to vote. 

The results of the most popular excursion will be posted in the February newsletter. We kindly request that those who plan to go on the selected trip, send payment for themselves and those accompanying them at that point. This is so that we know how many tickets to reserve. Thank you.

 

WINNIPEG TRIVIA:

Winnipeg has lots more to see than most travelers realize. The following article is written by Mary Ann Simpkins about some of the places to visit while in Winnipeg: https://www.fifty-five-plus.com/blog/travel/surprising-winnipeg/

REUNION INFORMATION:

If you are a member and wish to attend the reunion and require more information, please contact us here.

Registration fee for the reunion is $250. If you plan on attending, and have not already sent your non-refundable deposit of $50, please send it as soon as possible. The remaining $200 is due by 24 February, 2022, in order to facilitate ordering of pins, nominal rolls, etc. Your assistance in this timing would be greatly appreciated by the committee. 

 

STAMP COLLECTING FOR CHARITY:  

Flo Reid writes:  Just a reminder to keep collecting and sending your postage stamps.  I have been getting lots of stamps in the mail and have had some wonderful conversations with some of our ex-airwomen from coast to coast. Also, it gives me something to do in these COVID times.   

If you have any questions, please phone Flo at 403-990-1556 or e-mail flobobreid@shaw.ca
To see details about the preparation of the stamps, click here. 
We donate these stamps to Oxfam Canada. To find out more about Oxfam click here.



SHE WRITES:

Let us know if you have any experiences to share. Reply here


LUNCHEONS:

Most luncheons are on hold right now. In the meantime please stay safe and keep in touch. 

If you do attend a luncheon, remember to bring your masks and follow Covid protocols. Most restaurants require proof of vaccination now. Proof of vaccination by province.

 

Edmonton, AB:

There are still plans to meet up on January 19th, 2022. The venue is still to be decided. Any questions, please call me, Elke Carr, at 1-780-912-9242 or e-mail me at wecarr@telus.net.



LAST POST:

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. They are included in our monthly newsletters as we find them.  

Last Name   

First Name            Maiden Name       Date of Death     Age   City             

   Prov  

 Alexander

 Joyce Catherine

 Bell 7 May 2021    82  Comox BC
 Beckingham (Girdle)      

 Ethel Margaret

 Hicks 4 Dec 2021       Abbotsford      BC
 Cunningham

 Mary Martha "Marty"

 Gallant 10 Nov 2021    91  Parksville BC
 DeBaie

 Catherine Rose "Cathy"   

 Kennedy 13 Mar 2021    88  Calgary AB
 Emberlin

 Marie

 Deraiche    9 Apr 2021    83  North Bay ON
 Hobbs

 Laura Ann Margot

 Bruce  7 Dec 2021    91  Medicine Hat AB
 Hull

 Velma Doris "Vel"

 Lyons 10 Nov 2021    89  Whitehorse YT
 Knudsen   

 Pat

  25 Jul 2021    79  Comox BC
 Nielsen

 Frances Freda

 Weiss 10 Apr 2020    87  Kelowna BC
 Rowlandson

 Sylvia Kristine

 Young 14 Sep 2021    81  Comox BC

If you have a notification of a member who has died, please let us know here so that we can add their name to our Last Post. Thank you. 

 
BIRTHDAYS:

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

If your birthday is missing from this list it is because we don't have it. Please click on the Change Information form to add something or make corrections. 

  

YOUR COMMITTEE:

Tracey Everett - Chair, Newsletter

Claire Williams - Treasurer

Pat Brennan - Vice-Chair, Winnipeg Committee Chair