NEWSLETTER

March 2018

 

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY:

“To succeed in life, you need three things: a wishbone, a backbone, and a funny bone.”  Reba McEntire

 

OTTAWA REUNION:

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

We have secured room rates from the Marriott Hotel, 100 Kent Street, Ottawa - Single: $185 per night; Double: $185 per night; Additional person: $20 per night. Hotel room rates are subject to applicable state and local taxes, currently 13% HST and 3%DMF. Cut off date-reservations by attendees must be received on or before 4pm, Tuesday, April 30th, 2019.

Please quote RCAF Airwomen Reunion 14 when making your reservation. 

Tel: 613-238-1122

Toll-free Reservation Centre: 1-800-853-8463

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 CFOne card for free 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. 

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:

The members of the Reunion Committee will be donating any Marriott reward points that we personally accumulate to Support Our Troops. 

 

STAMP COLLECTING:

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:

Susan Beharriell - Listen to Susan tell her story. Click here and press the play button.

 

YOUR STORIES:

We are hearing some amazing stories from our members. Click here to read Dorie’s story.

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 group’s next Luncheon will be held on Wednesday, March 21st, 2018 at the Driftwood Restaurant in Berwick, at 12 Noon.  We welcome newcomers. 

At present there are luncheons in London, ON; Kingston, NS; and Calgary, AB. For more information click here.

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

Please let us know if you want to invite airwomen 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. 

 

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:

Maisie wants to know if there are any luncheons in Regina? Please let us know if you want to start one up in the general area. Click here to  respond.

There are a couple of ladies in the Etobicoke, Mississauga, and area, interested in starting a luncheon group. Let us know if you are in the general area and are interested in attending. Click here and we'll put you in touch with the ladies. 


	

LAST POST:

Last Name 

 First Name Maiden Name     Date of Death   Age   City   Prov  
Bjornsfelt Ingrid Greda Bjornsfelt 24 Dec 2017 90 Saanichton BC
Fosberg Frances "Fran" Margaret Gullon 8 Jan 2018 83 London ON
Irvine Jean Piggot 4 Oct 2017 84 Ottawa ON
Johnston Valerie Christine "Val" Jackson 18 Oct 2017  74  Woodstock ON
Laking Muriel Elizabeth "Mooch"  Laking 19 Dec 2017 87 Elliot Lake ON
McGregor Joyce "Fergie" Ferguson 26 Jan 2018  85 Winnipeg  MB
Kovac Claudine Perrin 16 Feb 2018 92 Thunder Bay ON

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 March 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