NEWSLETTER

MAY 2022

  

THOUGHT OF THE DAY:   

"I may be a senior, so what? I'm still hot." - Betty White

 
MESSAGE FROM EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE:

Ladies,

Hopefully, as we move forward from the pandemic, we can all start to enjoy travel and visiting with families and friends this summer.  In Just 135 days we will be reconnecting with each other again at Reunion 15.  The Winnipeg committee has been hard at work, securing entertainment for both nights, and transportation for day trip.  I am sure the time will fly by this summer. 

Let your friends know that you are interested in seeing them again by filling out an R15 registration. When we receive your registration, your name will be entered on the attendee list. (Only members will have access to the list.) 

REUNION INFORMATION: 

Vests and Polo Shirts:

We are putting an order in for Polos and Vests, so if you are interested, please click here for more information and instructions on how to place an order. 

 

WINNIPEG TRIVIA:

"In 1959, Winnipeg was the first North American city to implement a centralized emergency number. The number 9-9-9 was used, the same number chosen by London, England, the site of the first centralized emergency number in the world. It changed to 9-1-1 in 1974, when Canada adopted 9-1-1 as the centralized emergency number to be used across the country."

Donna Janke has a wonderful website with interesting facts about Winnipeg, click here to read more

 

OXFAM STAMP COLLECTING: BATTLING COVID 19:

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 communications via e-mail and phone with some of our ex-airwomen from coast to coast.  

I think this is a very worthwhile project due to our worldwide Pandemic and we should continue to donate our stamps to Oxfam.   

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:

What do you remember?

Ruth Miller writes:

I was a cheerleader (AW) for the football team in St. Jean back in the fall of 1962. It was fun.
Ruth Miller (nee Knox)

What songs do you still know the word to when you hear them? 

What makes you smile? Do you have something you can share with the ladies you served with? Fun stories, favourite recipe, favourite song? Let us know.  Reply here

 

LUNCHEONS:

The Covid 19 protocols are starting to be relax now, however, you may want to check for your luncheon coodinators to know what rules are still being enforced. 

Edmonton, AB

The next luncheon is scheduled for May 11, 2022, at the Northgate Lions Senior Recreation Center, 7524 - 139 Ave in Edmonton at 12:00 pmAny questions, please call me, Elke Carr, at 1-780-912-9242 or e-mail me at wecarr@telus.net.

"There were 8 ladies present at the last luncheon and as always the conversation was quite lively and interesting."

Greenwood/Kingston, NS

Our next Luncheon will be held on the Tuesday, the 17th  of May, 2022 at ANGIE'S Restaurant in Middleton, NS, 12 Noon. Anyone wishing to attend can get  in touch with me before the 12th of May, 2022 at hughpd.ryan@ns.sympatico.ca.

"We had 14 airwomen show up for our luncheon on the 27th. I asked them if they wanted to continue having them and it was a resounding YES." 

Charlottetown, PEI "NEW"

If you live in PEI, this may interested you:

Debbie Reid writes:

Hello, I always enjoy reading your newsletter.  I am wondering how many ladies who receive it are living in PEI. I would love to plan get together with other Air Force ladies, perhaps in Charlottetown.
Can you put this request in your next newsletter asking ladies to contact me at debbie.reid1234@outlook.com
Thank you. Debbie Reid CD

  

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  

 Anderson

 Betty Victoria

 Anderson 7 May 2021    98  Halifax NS
 Dodd

 Esther 

 Jeffery 15 Nov 2021    84  Sault Ste. Marie    ON
 Lebeau

 Joyce

  2 Sep 2021    88  Winchester ON
 MacDonald

 Margaret C.

 Creelman 27 Jan 2021    92  Ottawa ON
 McKay

 Carol Ann

 Rogers 4 Mar 2022    78  Red Lake ON
 Melbourne

 Margret Lorraine   

 Booth 15 Jul 2021    79  Lindsay ON
 Peterson

 Carole Sue

 Boyd 25 Nov 2019    78  Windsor NS
 Schwager

 Margaret Mary

 Terry 9 Nov 2021    88  Belleville ON
 Skinner

 Rita Carol

 Skinner 10 Dec 2021    82  Cobourg ON

 

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 May 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