A BIG thank-you from Bill and Rolande

A BIG thank-you from Bill and Rolande

We wish to pass on a big thank-you to all those who took the time to recognize our 600 Issues of e-Veritas. The comments left with the article last week, plus the many personal e-mails, phone calls and the face-to-face feedback was truly uplifting and very much appreciated by us both.

Editing e-Veritas is a rewarding task, but also time-consuming and at times frustrating.

Most Issues we have a good feel for by the Thursday of the preceding week on what our layout will look like for the next Issue.  We say ‘most’ Issues because there are weeks that as late of the Saturday evening that we have come up short.

This is bound to happen when we have so many moving parts and dealing with volunteers who, at times, are unable to deliver as expected.

It is during these periods, that we have to use our experience and use a filler or even fillers.

As much as we would like to ‘give a heads-up’ to the individuals or group that we are featuring with the ‘filler’ – we do not have the luxury of time and circumstances to do so.

We would like to feel that with 600 under our belt that we have earned the credibility that for each and every edition we are doing our very best to produce a relevant and interesting Issue.

Most time we get it right. For the times, we come up short, it wasn’t for lack of trying.

For those readers who wonder – “Why would they even publish this article?”  The answer is simple – it was the best we could do under the circumstances. Certainly, a lack of courtesy is not intended. For those who know us are well aware that this is NOT in our DNA.

With the fear of sounding to dramatic, one often needs the “skills of a ringmaster” to come up with the best final layout.  Actually, what we have learned and have come to accept is that there is NO correct final layout. The best formula week-after-week is to go with our gut.

Thanks again to the many readers who often provide positive support. For a couple of seniors this means everything.

Bill and Rolande Oliver


  • Jim Hessel

    June 4, 2018 at 9:59 am

    Bill and Rolande your contributions to RMC, the cadets and alumni have been outstanding and I want to personally thank you. Your friendship and countenance has touched many many lives in a positive way and for that I also thank you. Ronni and I look forward to seeing you and Rolande in September at our 40th reunion.

    A grateful ex-cadet


    June 4, 2018 at 10:15 am

    Thanks Bill and Rollande. For many of us you are the glue that keeps things together. The Club would be a distant object without you providing the connection and the Foundation with its work in supporting the colleges would be poorer without your weekly missive. BZ

  • J. R. Digger MacDougall

    June 4, 2018 at 12:10 pm

    Communications strength and leadership are major building blocks of any successful organization. You have provided that foundation while keeping us apprised of news from our Colleges, our Club, our classmates and colleagues, and our past and traditions. We are honoured to acknowledge your contribution. Thank you Bill and Rollande.
    President, Ottawa Branch
    RMC Club of Canada

  • David Hall

    June 4, 2018 at 6:42 pm

    Jimmy Hessel having a 40th reunion! Time flies when yer confused eh? Haven’t seen you since 1977. Best to you, buddy.
    ….and to you, Bill and Rolande, EVeritas has kept an awful lot of us in touch with the RMC. It’s a great publication. Well done, and thanks.

    10950 DM Hall (yeah, use my number too, Facebook and Putin already know it)

  • Bob Carr

    June 4, 2018 at 7:09 pm

    Merci miille fois Bill and Rolande. Your selfless dedication to this so worthy cause of gluing us together, is exemplary.
    Best wishes and good health.
    5337 Bob Carr – and yes ok to use my number too!

  • Doug (Shag) Southen

    June 4, 2018 at 7:36 pm

    I said it before and I say it again, THANKS and WELL DONE you two! I think that e-Veritas, more than any other thing, is indeed the GLUE that keeps this herd of cats from straying further than it may otherwise do so. It is certainly on my “must read” list every week, for the tie that binds.
    Here’s to the next 600 issues!

  • Clive J Addy

    June 5, 2018 at 12:56 pm

    Many thanks to you both for your work and devotion. You kept us well apprised of our Alma Mater and it’s bizarre grumpy ex cadets.TDV.

  • Kai Zhao

    June 5, 2018 at 10:44 pm

    Bill & Rolande,
    Please keep up your amazing efforts. I have always been inspired by your dedication, and warmed through our friendship over the years.
    26549 Kai Zhao

  • 12215 Dave Mowat

    June 7, 2018 at 6:35 am

    It really is nice to be able to stay in touch through the e-Veritas. Thanks Bill and Rolande. In my opinion you have gone above and beyond, so your efforts sincerely are very much appreciated.

  • 11306 Pierre Rivard & 15414 Catherine Paquet-Rivard

    June 9, 2018 at 10:15 am

    Merci de ces excellentes 600 publications, Bill et Rolande – nous vous avons suivi et lu assidûment, peu importe où nous nous trouvions de par le monde au fil des décennies, gardant contact avec notre alma mater et frères d’armes grâce à votre oeuvre. You are quality impactful people – Pierre & Catherine