Executive and Committee Members
September 2016 - September 2017
Chair: Amanda Sedore email@example.com
V. Chair: Jackie DeLeeuw firstname.lastname@example.org
V. Chair: Tammy Scheideman Tlholba@me.com
Treasurer: Karla Elder
Secretary: Vanessa Hernberg email@example.com
The 755 Parents' Committee Association (SSC) is a not-for-profit charity established to run the business of supporting 755 Squadron. It is not part of the Canadian Forces. It consists mainly of parents/guardians of Cadets enrolled in our Squadron. Every parent/guardian who has a Cadet in the program is automatically a member of the SSC. The SSC is responsible for generating funds to meet the Squadron’s many financial needs. At present, the annual cost to run our Squadron is about $40,000 each year. This is raised through donations and fundraising events such as Commonwealth, casinos, silent auctions, bottle drives, fundraising programs and donations.
In addition, the SSC organizes volunteers for non-Cadet based activities. We support the Squadron by:
- Running the Canteen during parade nights
- Assisting Cadets in preparation for Scholarship Boards
- Providing volunteers for Cadet activities as directed by the CO
- Renting, purchasing and maintaining band equipment
- Maintaining the Squadron headquarters
- Sponsoring Citizenship Tours
- Recruiting activities, as well as advertising and promoting the Squadron and the Cadet program
- Providing facilities for optional training events that may include catering
755 Parents' Committee Association (SSC) meetings are open to all parents and are held on the first Thurday of every month at 6:45pm in the Art/Science room in Muir Lake School. Meeting dates will be listed in the calendar. The meetings generally last about 45min-1 hour and cover the general operation of the Squadron. We strongly encourage all parents to attend these meetings as a wealth of information is shared about Cadet functions, the progress being made toward special activities and initiatives, date or schedule changes, and opportunities to ask questions and gain a better understanding of the program. Please consider sending at least one parent/guardian to take notes.
The 755 Parents' Committee Association (SSC), as a registered charity, must annually elect an executive volunteer board of directors. These individuals work on behalf of all parents in roles defined by the SSC’s By-laws. The executive works in partnership with the military side of the squadron represented by the Commanding Officer and staff, and the Air Cadet League. The executive meets once a Month and provides progress reports at the parent meetings. Any parent is welcome to attend the executive meetings, dates for which are published in the calendar and updated on the website. As well, parents are encouraged to run for a director position at the Annual General Meeting, typically held in October of each year.
Although the efforts of the Committee seem large, many volunteer parents share it. We strive to make most fundraisers into fun events for parents and Cadets alike. Considering the opportunities provided free to your Cadet, the effort is a small one. Please come out and see what you’re missing.