Cafba News - 01 Jun 2004 - Volume 3
A Publication of the Canadian Air Force Brats Association
Where Being A Brat Is A Good Thing!
10,712 members and growing! Let's find everyone. * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *
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Where to begin!
I wanted to share some more of the comments and feedback that I have received from the newsletter from 14 May 2004
Remember it is only fair, to you, that you have some say in where this newsletter goes and your contributions are welcome.
How you expressed your thoughts on the last newsletter.
This is your newsletter - If you have a comment - let's hear it!
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For those people whose names do not appear but who are also celebrating a B'Day in June, I wish you a Happy Birthday as well. We have only been asking for this data for a short time and not everyone wants it known. If you want yours added, send me a note.
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There are some people who have not replied to the email from the newsletter subscription service. Until you do, your name cannot be added to the distribution list. So if you filled out the form on the cafba main page but haven't received your own copy of the newsletter, that's why! Fill the form out again again and look for the email to reply to.
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new names have been added to the database since the 01-May-2004. As of publication of this newsletter we have over 10,712 names in the database. Are you registered? Go here and register your details now so you can be included in the website.
If you have previously submitted your application but your name does not appear on the website, please email me and let me know.
A listing of the latest new members can be found here.
May Poll results:
Thanks to everyone who cast their vote. It was nice to see the amount of repeat/returning visits on a regular basis. Your patience during slow update periods is greatly appreciated. Here are the results of the last poll.
A new poll was started as of 1st may. Get your vote in. The current poll, found on the main page of the cafba site, asks the question:
Here are the results to date:
Thanks to all who have expressed their opinion. It is gratifying to see that over 50% of the respondents have been fortunate enough to be reunited with their lost friends.
If you haven't voted yet, please do so - your opinion counts! Watch for our next poll starting 1 Jun 2004 - It's Political!
Check the previous poll results here:
Have you signed up for the summer trivia contest on the newsgroup?
This years contest promises to be a hoot as the format and challenge will be different from prior years.
This edition's trivia question is:
Who are Comox's newest residents? Or soon to be at least!
Find the answer on the newsgroup
Last editions trivia question: Which musical BRAT is leaving the Maritimes and moving to Ottawa? - answer: Rasta
Whose Rasta, you say? Read the newsgroup and find out! He is our premiere musicman available for celebrations of all kinds. Especially when they involve wings and a certain smooth liquid to wash them down with.
Are We Getting Old?
Just in case you weren't feeling too old today, this will certainly change things. Each year the staff at Beloit College in Wisconsin puts together a list to try to give the faculty a sense of the mindset of this year's incoming freshmen.
The people who are starting college this fall across the nation were born in 1985-6.
Here's this year's list:
What can you remember? Send in your recollections for the next newsletter.
Yes, it's that time of year again. Your local Air Shows are back. This years collection is bigger and better than ever.
What do you remember the most about attending an air show when you were young? Check out these shows, they will bring back all those great memories.
Visit their web site at http://www.snowbirds.forces.gc.ca/index_e.asp to see lots of great pictures from past shows
Going away on vacation and you might miss your local air show? Take a peek here to see lots of international air shows listed.
Know of a show that is not listed? Let me know so we can add it to the next newsletter
If you are on one of the upcoming reunion committees and want your reunion profiled, how about sending in some information about the event being planned? How many are you expecting? Where is the farthest BRAT coming from? What social events are planned? What accommodation has been arranged? Where can we register to attend? Is there a web site that we can refer to?
If you have attended a reunion recently, why not let the other members know how it was. What were your experiences? Would you go back and do it again? Did you reunite with some old school chums? Was it all you expected it to be? Want to share some of your pictures? Write me with the details and we'll include them in the next newsletter.
For additional details on any of these reunions, check out the reunions page on the cafba website!
If your reunion isn't listed, email me and we'll put it in the next newsletter
Did you know!
The Who Were Your Neighbours? pages are sorted by bases in 5 year intervals. Your name appears starting at the first year you moved to the base. Well, they are grouped together in 5 year intervals. Like 1955 then 1960 then 1965. If you moved there in 1958 and stayed until 1963 look for your name under the base for 1955.
It is a good idea to check the sections immediately before and after yours to see other names that may appear that you recognize.
For those of you who couldn't remember the dates you lived there the database just adds xxxx-xxxx and these names appear at the beginning of the base list.
Some of you didn't put bases at all when you registered. If you want your name added to the neighbours pages now, send me an email with your cafba ID #, the base names and the years you lived there.
Do you have a suggestion on how we can improve the site? Please let us know!
I know that lots of people have been exploring their past recently and have made visits to the bases where we used to live.
Not all of us have the luxury of being able to travel back to our past but we all wonder what it is like today!
Why not share your visit for all to read by writing a review for the cafba news. Let us know what has changed, how you felt, share some memories or even pictures
Do you have a fond memory of your base? Send it in and let others share in those memories!
Do you have your own website? Whether it is for business or just a personal site makes no difference.
Interested in listing your site on the cafba web site? Simply email us the link to your site and provide a brief description of its contents and why you made it.
You could be our next cafba recommended web site!
How about a business card? Most of us have one. Care to share yours? If we receive enough of an interest in this idea we can dedicate some space to display your card for a nominal fee.
A great way to profile your business and you!
To have your site profiled in this newsletter, contact the email@example.com
Your story was scheduled for this space but it must have got mislaid or delayed or waylayed cause it isn't here.
Finish it off and send it in for the next newsletter!
Previous true confessions can be found here!
This list is as accurate as I know at this time! If your site is missing, let me know.
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