Commanding Officer's Message
I hope everyone had an enjoyable summer and are excited as we are to begin our new training year. To assist in finding your way on the base, all administration functions are conducted in the large blue building on the south side of the base. All parade functions and training are conducted in the main ship at HMCS Tecumseh.
Cadets both current and new can register at the ships office located in the blue building on base each Thursday evening beginning on Thursday 14 September 2017 between 1830 hrs (630 PM) and 2030 hrs (830 PM).
This first evening on 07 September will be a registration night for returning cadets only, so cadets and parent will only be on the base long enough to complete the registration process. No uniforms will be worn this evening. Please refer to the NLCC Captain Jackson web site for further information on registration, new age requirements and what documents are required when you attend to register. The cadet must be present with the parent or guardian at registration.
Registration will continue each Thursday night in September with a sports night planned for new and old cadets registered on 14 September. Our first uniformed regular parade night will be on 21 September to start our training year.
The parent hand book has been updated and is available for your viewing on the corps web site. In the handbook you will find helpful information regarding the corps operation, safety and security while on HMCS Tecumseh and other helpful information including uniform care and wearing, and who instructors and officers are for the corps. Communication with the corps is important to receive correct information. The handbook has a new section on communication to assist you in using approved sources to obtain information on corps activities. I strongly encourage every parent and guardian to read the handbook as it will answer many of your questions and provide guidance on other cadet matters.
Our web site has a calendar that is updated regularly showing planned cadet activities for the training year including dates of camps and special parades. In addition a copy of monthly routine orders is available showing activities, dates and dress of the day. For your convenience there is a link to the corps email that you can send messages, cadets can request leave or you can request specific information. This email is viewed on Wednesday and Thursday evening which are our official operating days.
Your Navy League Cadets are not supported by any government funding, thus all money to operate the corps comes from donations and fundraising activities. These activities are coordinated by the Calgary Branch and require parents or guardians volunteering a few hours at fundraising activities to keep us operating. All money raised goes directly to supporting your cadet’s activities. In short the more funds that are raised each year the less parents and guardians have to pay for weekend camps or any other activities. If we could make these camps free we would, however currently the subsidized cost of a camp is around $75.00 to $85.00 per cadet which is what parent presently has to pay for them to attend. All volunteering for fundraising is greatly appreciated.
We plan to have a parent meeting on Thursday 21 September in the Wardroom at HMCS Tecumseh. The meeting will start at 1915 hrs (715 PM) and will end no later than 2030 hrs (830 PM). This is a great opportunity to get information on plans for the coming training year including camps, activities and get questions answered from both the corps and Calgary Branch. Please make a point to attend this important information session.
LT(NL) R. Tanchyk
NLCC Captain Jackson #21
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