Announcements – 23 September 2015

Cadets
The 2015-16 training year has started at the Armoury.  Fall in starts at 6:25pm in SUMMER DRESS uniform (or as much as you still fit).  This means, boots, pants and shirt.   For New cadets, registration will start around 6:15pm and will go until 9:00pm.

All Cadets will have to complete the Medical Questionnaire again this year which must be completed ASAP.  Please have your parents come in at the start of the night to complete the form.  Lt K. Drew will have them on the Parade Square.

Gliding
The fall gliding date is Saturday 3 Oct 2015 in Moose Jaw.  This is open to ALL cadets, especially the New cadets.  Returning Cadets, you must have a completed Medical to be eligible.  Please get that completed (with your parents) on your first night back.

Details and timings will be released as soon as transport is set.  Please signup if you are interested.

Fall FTX:
The first Survival weekend is on the Thanksgiving long weekend (9-11 Oct 2015).  We are planning to have the cadets home in time for Thanksgiving dinner on Sunday.  The Exercise will be at Camp Saskadet near Greenwater Provincial Park.  More details and a kit list will be handed out in the next week or so.

Supply

New uniforms are starting to arrive and most of the returning cadets have been reissued or parts are on order.  This week, we will start sizing the Level One (new) Cadets.  Orders take approx 2 weeks to arrive.

Also remember that you require a NOTEBOOK and PEN each night.

Parents Meeting:

Next parent meeting September 23rd at 6:45 – everyone welcome and encouraged to attend.

Information and Question Night:

Feeling overwhelmed when you hear the CO wants help ASAP for the FTX and prep for ACR coming up… and all you can think is that you just want to buy a vowel?

You are not alone!

On September 30, from 6:30 to 7:30 PM we will be having a parent information and question & answer session. Find out what all the acronyms mean, what we do all year long and why we couldn’t do this without parents like you.

Everyone is welcome!! Questions are strongly encouraged!

Photo Contest:

Photo Contest – For details email: parentcommittee@41hercules.ca
Cadet Grand Prize Draw:   $ 200.00 Camera Voucher  Each cadet photo entry will be entered into the Grand Prize Draw.
PRIZES 1st place – $100 cash 2nd place – $ 50.00 cash 3rd place – AIR CADET MERCHANDISE awarded for each category
DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS: October 15th  Late entries will NOT be accepted.
E-MAIL pictures and entry form to:  skacl@sasktel.net Subject line: Photo Contest Committee

Volleyball:
Sunday 5pm-6pm sign up if interested, no experience or equipment required.

Biathlon/Running:
Those interested in running as a way to exercise or get ready for biathlon stage 1 there will be a meeting at Douglas Park track. Same as last year. Those that are interested should signup and leave email and phone number in case an officer can not make it. We will discuss attendance and practice times at this first meeting

Ground School:
Starting 5 October running Sunday’s from 6:30-9:00pm. All welcome but must be level 3 and 15 years old to write the exam.

Fundraiser – Jube-Jubes
Each cadet has received a case, please attach the labels  that came with the case to the bags  and then sell for $4 a bag. Once your case is sold return the money to the parents committee ASAP.

Name Tags
If you do not have a name tag print your last name VERY CLEARLY on the sheet on the sign up table. First Order to be made on 2 October. If it’s your first the cost is covered if it is a replacement or you want a second one you will have to pay the cost but it is cheaper than barkers.

Squadron Website:
The main communications and calendar are posted on the website http://41hercules.ca   Please visit the site weekly so you can stay up to date on upcoming events and communications.