Effective Speaking Reminder

Hello Level 2’s (and all others taking part in effective speaking)

Mrs Gowans asked me to remind you about effective speaking next week. Go over your workbooks and have a 1-1/2 minute prepared speech ready for Wednesday night’s class.

Have a great week,
OCdt Couroux, DG
Training Officer
809 Newark RCACS
Immmortals

Weekly Routine Orders – Week of 13 Oct 19

Date
13 Oct 19

RO Number
19-28

CO’s Message

Greetings from Kilkenny, Ireland! I won’t be around this week at our regular training night, but Lt Russell and the rest of the staff have things well in hand.

As you’re already aware, there won’t be any Monday night training this week due to the Thanksgiving Holiday. Stay home and enjoy time with your family.

Wednesday night is our first fitness testing night of the training year. There will be no uniforms worn on Wednesday. Come out in sports attire and be prepared to do your best.

Once again, remember that Wednesday evening’s Regular Training Night is mandatory for cadets to attend. If a cadet cannot attend, it is essential that they report their absence before training begins for the evening. Call or text the squadron phone at (905) 468-7584 or email 809air@cadets.gc.ca to report.

I will be returning to Canada on the 20th and will be back to cadets next Monday night. Until then, please escalate any concerns to Lt Russell either personally or via email to matthew.russell@cadets.gc.ca as necessary.

Training Night
16 Oct 19

Training Night Schedule
See the Events Calendar.

CAF Member Dress
Operational (CADPAT) or Sports Attire

Cadet Dress
Sports Attire: All Cadets

Duty Personnel
Duty Officer: Lt Russell

This Week’s Activities

Date Day Activity Location Dress OIC
16 Oct 19 1830-2115 Wednesday Regular Training Night (Fitness Testing) 809 HQ Sports Attire Lt Russell

Upcoming Activities

Date Day Activity Location Dress OIC
21 Oct 19 1900-2115 Monday Optional Training Night 809 HQ Civilian Capt Lemoine
23 Oct 19 1830-2115 Wednesday Regular Training Night 809 HQ C3/C3D Capt Lemoine

J. Lemoine
Captain
Commanding Officer
809 Newark RCACS
Immortal!

Weekly Routine Orders – Week of 6 Oct 19

Date
6 Oct 19

RO Number
19-27

CO’s Message

We’re coming off of a busy weekend. We’ve had success with our Cadet Tag Days event, both in raising needed funds for our activities and in increasing awareness of our program in the community. Unfortunately, our Gliding Familiarization Day wasn’t as successful due to two factors. One of these was the weather, which we have no real control over. The other was a communications breakdown, which should not have occurred. Once again, I apologize for inconveniencing everyone. I’ve already had some helpful correspondence with the Gliding Centre commander and am confident that we can avoid this happening again. I’m also looking into options for our newer cadets to get in on a different gliding session with another squadron so that they don’t miss out on the experience. More information will be posted as soon as I have it.

As discussed last week, we’re doing Drill Team practice from 1900-2000 (7:00pm-8:00pm) and sports from 2000-2100 (8:00pm-9:00pm) for our Optional Training Night on Monday.

Remember that Wednesday evening’s Regular Training Night is mandatory for cadets to attend. If a cadet cannot attend, it is essential that they report their absence before training begins for the evening. Call or text the squadron phone at (905) 468-7584 or email 809air@cadets.gc.ca to report.

From 10-20 Oct 19, I will be out of the country. During my absence, please escalate any concerns to Lt Russell either personally or via email to matthew.russell@cadets.gc.ca as necessary.

Lastly, there will be no Optional Training Night on 14 Oct 19. Stay home and enjoy your Thanksgiving weekend. We’ll be back on the Wednesday following.

Training Night
9 Oct 19

Training Night Schedule
See the Events Calendar.

CAF Member Dress
3B

Cadet Dress
C3B: Sgt, FSgt, WO2, WO1
C3F: Cdt, LAC, Cpl, FCpl

Duty Personnel
Duty Officer: CV Dau

This Week’s Activities

Date Day Activity Location Dress OIC
7 Oct 19 1900-2100 Monday Optional Training Night 809 HQ (CNC) Civilian Capt Lemoine
9 Oct 19 1830-2115 Wednesday Regular Training Night 809 HQ C3B/C3F CV Dau

Upcoming Activities

Date Day Activity Location Dress OIC
16 Oct 19 1830-2115 Wednesday Regular Training Night 809 HQ C3B/C3F Lt Russell

J. Lemoine
Captain
Commanding Officer
809 Newark RCACS
Immortal!

This Morning’s Gliding

Good morning.

This morning’s gliding session was cancelled last night without our knowledge. We had taken a gliding spot from another squadron that couldn’t attend, but the gliding centre’s contact list had not been updated. As a result, the cancellation notification was sent to the squadron with the initial booking and not to us. Please accept my apology for inconveniencing you with an unproductive trip to Welland and also my assurance that lines of communication will be better established for future events.

J. Lemoine
Captain
Commanding Officer
809 Newark RCACS
Immortal!

Gliding Update

Good evening.

Due to some pressing family circumstances, I will not be supervising tomorrow’s gliding in Welland. Lt Russell has kindly offered to take over supervision, so we’re still on… weather permitting. Still, continue to check the site for updates and/or cancellations based on weather. With luck, we’ll have a good gliding day!

J. Lemoine
Captain
Commanding Officer
809 Newark RCACS
Immortal!

Gliding on Sunday

For those cadets who signed up for gliding this Sunday at the Niagara Central Airport in Welland, we begin at 0900 (9:00am) and cadets should arrive at the 87 Eagle Squadron hangar no later than 0845 (8:45am) for a prompt start. I will be supervising.

Due to registration restrictions for cadet activities, only the following cadets have been authorized to participate. If your name is not on the list, we will make every effort to get you another opportunity as soon as possible.

(Cadet attendance lists are displayed only to logged in users. Please login for full details.)

Gliding is weather dependent and the forecast is calling for rain tomorrow, so stay tuned to the web site for possible cancellations!

J. Lemoine
Captain
CO 809 Newark RCACS
Immortal!

Aerospace Club

Good afternoon.

FSgt Bell has asked that I post this on his behalf:

“Good afternoon, Cadets

There is a possibility of Aerospace Club being held if enough people are willing to attend it. If you are interested in attending, please sign up on this sign up sheet, which can be found at Event Sign-Ups

More information will be given at a later date about the club.”

We have had a lot of interest in the Aerospace Club in previous years, so if you have an interest in space, this is the place to be.

Space!

J. Lemoine
Captain
Commanding Officer
809 Newark RCACS
Immortal!

Weekly Routine Orders – Week of 29 Sep 2019

Date
29 Sep 19

RO Number
19-26

CO’s Message

This week, we’re repeating our optional training night schedule of Drill Team practice from 1900-2000 and sports from 2000-2100.

Wednesday is our first CO’s Parade of the year. For those who are unfamiliar with this, it is an opportunity for cadets to practice a full ceremonial parade and march-past. These are usually done monthly and sometimes involve a significant member of the community to serve as the Reviewing Officer (RO) of the parade. This month, being our first of the training year, we’ll keep a bit lower key and forego the community Reviewing Officer.

We also have our Cadet Tag Days fundraiser. Every cadet needs to sign up for two shifts for the weekend. Those who sign up for both shifts on Saturday will have lunch provided. Sign-up sheets can be found here: https://809cadets.ca/events/event-sign-ups/.

Lastly, we may have an opportunity to have another gliding familiarization day this weekend. If all goes well, we’ll have 20 spots and can take most of our cadets up. Preference goes to newer cadets and those who haven’t had a familiarization flight before, in that order. That said, we’ll likely have enough spots for almost everyone, so sign up! I’ll confirm 100% by Wednesday evening at the latest.

Remember that you need to be logged into the web site to see the sign-up sheets.

Training Night
2 Oct 19

Training Night Schedule
See the Events Calendar.

CAF Member Dress
1A

Cadet Dress
C1A: All Cadets

Duty Personnel
Duty Officer: CI Carbone

This Week’s Activities

Date Day Activity Location Dress OIC
30 Sep 19 1900-2100 Monday Optional Training Night 809 HQ (CNC) Civilian Capt Lemoine
2 Oct 19 1830-2115 Wednesday Regular Training Night and CO’s Parade 809 HQ C1A CI Carbone
4-6 Oct 19 Friday-Sunday Cadet Tag Days Royal Canadian Legion Branch 124 C1 Various
6 Oct 19 0900-1200 Sunday Gliding Familiarization (Tentative) Niagara Central Airport Civilian Capt Lemoine

Upcoming Activities

Date Day Activity Location Dress OIC
7 Oct 19 1900-2100 Monday Optional Training Night 809 HQ (CNC) Civilian Capt Lemoine
9 Oct 19 1830-2115 Wednesday Regular Training Night 809 HQ C3B/C3F CV Dau

J. Lemoine
Captain
Commanding Officer
809 Newark RCACS
Immortal!

Updated Dress Instructions

Good morning.

Updated Dress Instructions have been posted and are available here: Dress Instructions. There aren’t many changes to how the uniform is worn, but the numbered orders of dress have been completely reworked. For your reference, a cheat-sheet has also been posted here: Numbered Orders of Dress (2019). We will be adhering to the new dress instructions as of today and will be using the new numbered orders in all further communications, so it’s important to become familiar with them.

J. Lemoine
Captain
Commanding Officer
809 Newark RCACS
Immortal!

Weekly Routine Orders – Week of 22 Sep 2019

Date
22 Sep 19

RO Number
19-25

CO’s Message

This past week represented good growth for 809. We had six new cadets sign up for our program and we’re really excited to see their contributions over the upcoming years. Welcome to the squadron!

That said, we can always make room for more! If you have friends who you think would enjoy what we do, invite them out while we’re still early in our training year.

Sunday’s Decoration Day ceremony was well-represented by 809’s cadets. We had eight cadets sign up for the event but had 11 on parade! To all of the cadets who participated, whether you signed up or made the last-minute decision to come, thank you.

This week, we have our first Drill Team practice on Monday from 1900-2000, followed by squadron sports from 2000-2100. Wednesday, for our regular training night, we’ll be conducting our first Effective Speaking class with Mrs. Gowans for our level two cadets. We’ll also have Capt Hollands, our Zone Training Officer visiting us from Toronto to see how we’re doing.

Next week, beyond our mandatory and optional training nights, we have our Cadet Tag Days fundraiser. This serves two purposes. There’s the obvious fundraising component that helps pay for many of our training activities, but it also gets us out in our community and reminds everyone of who we are. More than one cadet has joined us after seeing cadets participating in Cadet Tag Day activities. Every cadet needs to sign up for two shifts for the weekend. Those who sign up for both shifts on Saturday will have lunch provided. Sign-up sheets can be found here: https://809cadets.ca/events/event-sign-ups/.

Remember that you need to be logged into the web site to see the sign-up sheets.

One last thing. We’re no longer posting the Wednesday night training schedule in the Weekly Routine Orders. In order to see what’s being taught to whom, refer to the Events Calendar for full details. It can be found here: Events Calendar.

Training Night
25 Sep 19

CAF Member Dress
3B

Cadet Dress
C3F: Sgt, FSgt, WO2, WO1
C3F: AC, LAC, Cpl, FCpl

Duty Personnel
Duty Officer: OCdt Nicolescu

This Week’s Activities

Date Day Activity Location Dress OIC
23 Sep 19 1900-2100 Monday Optional Training Night 809 HQ (CNC) Civilian OCdt Couroux
25 Sep 19 1830-2115 Wednesday Regular Training Night 809 HQ C2B/C4A OCdt Nicolescu

Upcoming Activities

Date Day Activity Location Dress OIC
30 Sep 19 1900-2100 Monday Optional Training Night 809 HQ (CNC) Civilian Capt Lemoine
1 Oct 19 1830-2115 Wednesday Regular Training Night 809 HQ C2B/C4A CI Carbone
3-5 Oct 19 Friday-Sunday Cadet Tag Days Royal Canadian Legion Branch 124 C1 Various

J. Lemoine
Captain
Commanding Officer
809 Newark RCACS
Immortal!