Kristina (Kris) Millican
NEXT MEETING: TBA
The 755 Parkland Air Cadets Parents Committee Association (SSC) is a not-for-profit charity established to run the business of supporting 755 Parkland Royal Canadian Air Cadet 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 $45,000 each year. This is raised through donations and fundraising events such as casinos, silent auctions, bottle drives, fundraising programs and donations. Family participate is crucial in the success of our fundraising endeavors.
In addition, the SSC organizes volunteers for non-Cadet based activities. We support the Squadron by:
The SSC meetings are open to all parents/guardians and are generally held 3-4 times a year on a Thursday at 7:00 p.m. Meeting date, time and location will be listed in the calendar on the website. The meetings generally last about 45 minutes to 1 hour and cover the general operation of the Squadron. We strongly encourage all parents/guardians 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.
The SSC, as a registered charity, must annually elect an executive volunteer board of directors. The elections are held at the Annual General Meeting (AGM) typically held in October of each year. Our AGM will be moving to May starting in 2024. 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.
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.