RMC Club of Canada – Three Branches Report In!

RMCSJ

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8765 Claude Tassé, Président du Chap FSJ félicite chaleureusement 23309 Alexandre Dionne sous le regard amusé de 23482 Robert Levac. Les Fées, équipe formée de diplômés de la classe 2006 a remporté la catégorie masculine.

8765 Claude Tassé, President of the Fort St Jean Chapter, congratulates 23309 Alexandre Dionne under the watchful and amused eye of 23482 Robert Levac. « Les Fées », a team comprised of graduates of the class of 2006, emerged victorious in the Men’s Division.

TOURNOI DE BALLON SUR GLACE DU CMRSJ

22 – 24 janvier 2010

L’édition 2010 du Tournoi de ballon sur glace du CMRSJ s’est avérée, encore cette année, un franc succès, rassemblant 26 équipes. Hormis les équipes du CMRSJ et CMRC, 17 équipes étaient formées d’anciens, membres du Club des CMR ou membres du personnel du CMRSJ pour un total de 65% des joueurs.

The 2010 edition of the RMCSJ Broomball Tournament was another grand success, with 26 teams participating. In addition to the teams from RMCSJ and RMCC, seventeen other teams, comprised of ex-Cadets, members of the RMCs Club of Canada, and staff of RMCSJ, made up 65% of all players.

Le tournoi de ballon sur glace du CMRSJ est un partenariat entre le Collège et le chapitre Fort Saint-Jean du Club des CMR. Ce dernier profite de l’occasion pour remercier sincèrement l’excellent travail des élèves-officiers du CMR Saint-Jean, sous le leadership du Capt Alain Durand et du Sgt Pierre Mignault pour la conduite d’un tournoi de première classe.

The Annual Broomball Tournament is a partnership effort between the College and the Fort St Jean Chapter of the RMCs Club of Canada. The latter would like to take this opportunity to thank the Officer Cadets of RMCSJ, under the leadership and guidance of Capt Alain Durand and Sgt Pierre Mignault, for their excellent efforts in making this a first class event.

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12944 André Durand, VP activités de Chap FSJ et responsable du protocole/commanditaires du tournoi, félicite 25601 élof Appolloni des « Remparts ». Ces derniers ont fait une très chaude lutte à l’équipe « Les Jeudis » en finale compétition. À l’arrière-plan 25595 élof Ricketts.

12944 André Durand, VP Activities of the Fort St Jean Chapter, and responsible for the protocol and administration of the tournament, congratulates 25601 OCdt Appolloni of « the Remparts » team, who fought an amazing battle against « les Jeudis » in the final match of the competition. In the background is 25595 OCdt Ricketts.

Chapitre Fort Saint-Jean – Résultat du vote

M0472 Barbara Maisonneuve, VP Communication

Mesdames et messieurs :

Le résultat du vote pour établir le nom du chapitre connu provisoirement comme « Chapitre Montréal-Fort Saint-Jean » du Club des CMR du Canada est connu. Le nom permanent de ce super-chapitre sera donc « Chapitre Fort Saint-Jean ».

Le comité exécutif du chapitre a adopté ce nom et dorénavant, toute correspondance l’utilisera. Soyez patients en attendant que les listes d’adresses et les entêtes de lettres soient modifiées.

Le comité exécutif vous avise aussi qu’il y a eu erreur lors de la dernière assemblée annuelle générale du chapitre en septembre 2009. À cette réunion, une motion a été adoptée permettant aux membres non en règle et aux non-membres de voter pour le nom du chapitre. Cette décision va à l’encontre de la constitution du Club des CMR du Canada et a causée beaucoup de remous. Le comité reconnaît cette erreur et accepte pleine responsabilité pour celle-ci et ses conséquences. Néanmoins, le vote est accepté et le nom reconnu du chapitre est bien « Chapitre Fort Saint-Jean ». Le comité exécutif prépare actuellement des règlements pour le chapitre qui rencontreront les besoins de notre super-chapitre, mais qui seront aussi cohérents avec la constitution du Club national.

Un e-véritas futur vous fera part des nouvelles informations; tout commentaire ou question peut m’être dirigé à [email protected] .

Merci à tous ceux et celles qui ont prise le temps de voter, et un remerciement spécial à Mary Darlington et l’équipe de la maison Panet qui ont fait tant d’efforts pour organiser, rechercher et compter les votes pour nous.

Fort Saint-Jean Chapter – Results of the Vote:

M0472 Barbara Maisonneuve; VP Communications

Ladies and Gentlemen;

The results of the vote to permanently name the provisionally titled “Montreal – Fort Saint Jean Chapter” of the RMCs Club of Canada have been tallied. The new name of this “super” Chapter is “Fort Saint-Jean.”

The Executive Committee of the Chapter have adopted this name and all correspondence henceforth shall indicate the new name. Please be patient as the address lists and letterhead are converted.

The Executive Committee would also like to advise that an error was made at the last General Assembly of this Chapter held in September 2009. At that meeting a motion was adopted to allow members not in good standing with the Club, and also non-members of the Club to vote on the new name of the Chapter. This decision was contrary to the Constitution of the RMCs Club of Canada and has caused significant turmoil. The Committee recognizes this error and accepts full responsibility for the consequences resulting from it. Notwithstanding this, the results of the vote will stand and the name of the Chapter is recognized as the “Fort Saint-Jean Chapter.” The Executive Committee is currently drafting Chapter by-laws that will be specific to the special needs of this super-Chapter, but will also be in harmony with the Constitution of the parent club.

Please watch e-veritas for further information and news; feel free to e-mail me [email protected] with any concerns or comments.

Thank you to all who took the time to vote for the name of our Chapter, and a special thank you to Mary Darlington and her team at Panet House who spent so much time organizing, researching and compiling the votes for us.

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Vancouver Island

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On December 30th, 2009 the Vancouver Island Ex-Cadet Club hosted their Annual Christmas Reception for serving Cadets and their quests. Eight Officer Cadets and one applicant (photo top right) attended a delicious Christmas meal with over 80 in attendance.

(Top Left Photo) The cadets standing behind (L-R ) , 2897 MGen (Ret’d) Herb Pitts, (RRMC 1948-50, RMC 1950-52), Valerie Parker, 2593 LCol (Ret’d) John Parker (RMC 1937-39) and Marianne Pitts.

8788 Geoff Bennett (RMC 1967-71) (centre photo) on leave from work in Indonesia addressed the cadets and inspired them to develop critical thinking and explore life to the full whilst developing bonds of family and friends.

Submitted by

Don Lovell, CD, MAIBC,MRAIC

President

Vancouver Island Ex-Cadet Club

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Kingston Branch

Kingston Branch Heritage Working Group

The Kingston Branch believes it is in a unique position to assist the College in preserving it’s heritage since its members live in the immediate area and many of them are prepared to donate their time for worthwhile projects. With the support of the Commandant, the College and the Foundation, the Branch has created a small working group to identify, prioritize and assign manpower to either assist with funding or the management and/or execution of proposed projects. The initial focus will be on the preservation of the College’s substantial artwork.

The first project will include the repair of Colonel Sawyer’s portrait that hangs in the foyer of the Sawyer Building and the installation of a special glass to prevent further UV damage to the signed photographs of the King and Queen that hang in the Senior Staff Mess. Photographs of each are attached.

Colonel Sawyer’s portrait was accidentally damaged during moving and, in addition to repair, should have a non-reflecting glass cover installed. When King George V was Prince of Wales, he visited the College and stayed in the Stone Frigate. He became friendly with one of the cadets with whom he retained a lifetime correspondence. When he later visited the College as King, he presented the college with two beautifully framed and signed photographs of himself and Queen Mary. Since photographs deteriorate in natural light, thus the initiative.

The Branch Working Group plans to put together similar projects for which it will seek funding from Club Members and Branches. If you wish to donate now, you can mail your donation to the RMC Foundation marked for the Heritage Fund.  The mailing address for the RMC Foundation is PO Box 17000, Stn. Forces Kingston, Kingston, ON V7K 7B4.