The Week That Was

16412 Gordon J. Clarke – Steps Down as Club President…

Dec 8, 2010

Members of General Council,

Gord Clarke

It has been an honour to serve as the president of your Club for the past fourteen months.

My day job is now at a critical juncture which requires my undivided attention for the next several months and I am no longer to be able to properly discharge the duties of being president of the Club at the same time.

Therefore, I am tendering my resignation as president of the Royal Military Colleges Club of Canada, effective immediately.

The Club is about mutual support and camaraderie and I thank all of you for having shown me much of that over the many years I have been privileged to serve the Club.

I know that Cdr. Dave Benoit will serve the Club well as my successor.

Thank you.

16412 Gordon J. Clarke, P.Eng.

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Photos by: 24769 Francis Themens

The Commandant and CCWO had the opportunity to drop by and visit the College Information Services department this past week. Under the great leadership of LCol John Adamczyk and with great support from his tremendous team, the CIS department have done an incredible job keeping the College ‘connected’ throughout 2010.

The CIS team have also been progressing many new initiatives that will situate the College for the future in a face paced IT world, while still ensuring the continued high level of service currently enjoyed.. In the short term, they’ll be busy over the next few months with a major IT life cycling project.

Well done to the team!

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Long-term Service Awards Presentation in Currie Hall

Photos by: 24487 Dan Fleming

The Annual Public Service Long Service Award presentations occurred on Friday (10 Dec) in Currie Hall. Senior leaders from the various Wings presented the Long Service awards to their employees while the Commandant presented Canadian Forces decorations and clasps to CF members.

Well done to all who received these important awards and decorations. Thank you for your outstanding service, and that of your families, over many years

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Commandant’s At Home at the SSM

Photos by: 24769 Francis Themens

The annual Commandant’s ‘At Home’ presented a wonderful opportunity for the Commandant, ’College Mom’, Principal and CCWO to meet and pass holiday greetings to the College team.

The SSM was packed with representation from across the College. The head of each wing took the opportunity to recognize a ‘star member’ of their team who received a Commandant’s coin. It was an enjoyable afternoon of friendship and high spirit as the College steps closer to the Xmas break.

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An exchange student from Japan, OCdt Kota Nakai who spent the First Term as a part of 6 Squadron paid a farewell courtesy visit to the commandant last Friday (10 Dec) prior to leaving for his home in Japan. The two exchanged gifts while reflecting on the educational and cultural experiences.

Photo (L-R): CWO Slack, CCWO; LCol Sue Wigg, DCdt; OCdt Nakai, exchange student; Capt lavoie, 6 Squadron Commander; Commodore Truelove, Commandant