Cafba News - Jun 2005
A Publication of the Canadian Air Force Brats Association
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Yes, you read that correctly. This is the Jun 2005 edition. It has been just over a year since the cafba news first appeared. While recent issues have been sporadic we hope that you have enjoyed them.
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Previous newsletter editions can be found here.
Loads of new names have been added to the database in recent months. we also have several yet to be included. As of publication of this newsletter we have over 11,000 names in the database. Are you registered? Go here and register your details now so you can be included in the website.
We still have a backlog of registrations that I am endeavouring to get to. Unfortunately, just not enough spare time anymore. Please be patient.
A listing of the latest new members can be found here: http://grahamlange.homelinux.com/cafba/members/newest/newest.html.
May Poll results:
The May 2005 poll, found on the main page of the cafba site, asked the question:
Thanks to everyone who cast their vote. Here are the results of the early July poll.
A new poll was started as of 10 Jun 2005.
Here is the new poll question: What is most important to You?
Get your vote in.
Have a question you would like surveyed? Email us with your question.
If you haven't voted yet, please do so - your opinion counts!
Watch for our next poll starting in Jul 2005.
Have you checked out the trivia contest answers on the cafba website? Answers to the questions can be found at http://grahamlange.homelinux.com/cafba/trivia/trivia.htm
Do you have a good trivia question? Send it in and we will use it in future contests.
This edition's trivia question: Who was the only US President to be ever granted a patent and what was it for?
Answer in the next newsletter
Been to an Air Show yet? Take any pictures you care to share?
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.
There are lots of reunions this summer with more planned for future years. If you know of one not listed please let me know so we can include it in 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: http://grahamlange.homelinux.com/cafba/events/upcoming.htm on the cafba website!
If your reunion isn't listed, email me and we'll put it in the next newsletter
Did you know!
We have a new navigation bar down the left side of the main cafba page at www.cafba.ca
Did you miss out on the previous newsletters?
They are now archived at http://grahamlange.homelinux.com/cafba/newsletter/newsletters.html
Do you need a text only version of the newsletter?
Do you have a suggestion on how we can improve the site? Please let us know!
Have you seen the new base pictures yet?
Many thanks to all who have contributed. check out the pictures at http://grahamlange.homelinux.com/cafba/bases/basepics.html
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
What can you remember? Send in your recollections for the next newsletter.
Do you have a fond memory of your base? Send it in and let others share in those memories!
Do you have your own web site?
Are you 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!
To have your site profiled in this newsletter, contact the email@example.com
by Alan Jackson
----Remastered by Dora------
Remember when, way back when we would lurk once were new , virtual base we call home You made a friend, then some more You were welcomed , felt like home Remember when
Remember when, Les and Panther used to post there was Jeff life friends till the end it was fun we threw pies there was teasing , there was snickers Remember when
Remember when, we would move and then were gone And life does change, disassembled, rearranged We came together, once again to live in each other's hearts Remember When
Remember when Rasta sang his songs he wore his hats We laughed from cheek to cheek He had his rum,and his wits vowed he'd never give them up Remember when
Remember when Brats didn't seem so old Now lookin' back, it was all just sticks and stones To where we are, where we've been Said we'd do it all again Remember when
Remember when we said we'd never go then our friends they grew up and moved away We won't be sad, we'll be glad For all the friends we've had And we'll remember when Remember when Remember when
Previous true confessions can be found here!
Have a Joke to share? Send it in firstname.lastname@example.org
"Poison Control will now be on my speed dialer..Rasta"
This list is as accurate as I know at this time! If your site is missing, or you find a broken link, please let me know.
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