NEWSLETTER   

OCTOBER 2020

HAPPY THANKSGIVING

THOUGHT OF THE DAY:

"I'm so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers."   by L. M. Montgomery, Anne of Green Gables

WINNIPEG REUNION:

Reunion 15 delayed until May 24-26, 2022!

The Reunion will now take place in Winnipeg at the Hilton Winnipeg Airport Suites, May 24-26, 2022.

A reminder:

If you are registered for R15 your name will remain on the list unless you contact us to remove it.

If you have booked a hotel, you can cancel by phoning Hotel’s Reservations Department locally at 204-783-1700 or Toll free at 1- 800-HILTONS (1-800-445-8667). 

More details will follow in the upcoming months.
 
Finally, we have been updating the names of the attendees on the Reunion Picture pages. Please take a look and let us know if you know any of the “Unknown” ladies, or if we have misspelled your name. Thank you.

 
STAMP COLLECTING FOR CHARITY:  

Flo Reid writes, "Thought you might like an update on our postage stamp collecting.  Since July of 2019, I have collected 10,044 stamps which I will be mailing to Oxfam in Ottawa shortly.  One of our Calgary ex-RCAF member recently donated over 6,000  stamps which increased our total significantly.  As our next reunion will now take place in 2022, this will be a lot of stamps to process at that time.  Would help me out if you could mail your stamps to me every now and then.  E-mail me and I will give you my address:  flobobreid@shaw.ca.  Thanks for your help in this worthwhile endeavour." 
You can also phone Flo at 403-475-6738. To see details about the preparation of the stamps, click here


WOMEN IN THE NEWS:

Battle of Britain profile: Norma Zelia Watts – WAAF radio telephonist.  Norma Zelia Watts was part of the British Women’s Auxiliary Air Force and one of the many Canadians who took part in the Battle of Britain. "During the Battle of Britain, she was the ground contact for the aircrews that fought back the German Luftwaffe in the British skies. Later in the war, she first served with Fighter Command, and then with Bomber Command which is where she met her husband, Flight Lieutenant Jack Vincent Watts, a Royal Canadian Air Force navigator."

Click here for the full poignant story.

Flying Officer Marian Neilly, was an RCAF para rescue nursing sister. "She was a “parabelle”, a term coined for para-rescue nurses from the 1950s in the Canadian Forces. She took part in operations in what would later become modern day search and rescue (SAR) in Canada". For more, click here.

We are interested in your stories! If you (or any of the ladies you know) have had articles written about you, no matter how minor, please let us know. Maybe you have an experience that you believe should have been published. Reply here


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  

Nemeth

Barbara Elaine

Van Midde 3 Sep 2020     83 Chilliwack 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 October 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
Leah Mosher- Vice-Chair/Liaison/Newsletter - 613-316-2205
Claire Williams- Treasurer - 902-391-0035
Pat Brennan - Chair, Winnipeg Committee