November, 2007 Candlelight Formal Dinner
Over 70 Branch members and guests enjoyed a first-class
the SSM on Wednesday, November 14th. Our special
guest was the Commandant of
RMC, Brigadier-General Tom Lawson, O.M.M., C.D. who
gave a riveting presentation on his vision and plans for the College under his
leadership. He is excited to take on the responsibility and he plans to focus on
leadership development. Look for changes as BG Lawson means business!
November Branch Luncheon
The Branch enjoyed a presentation By Chad Beaulieu, Coach of
the RMC Paladins, women's soccer team accompanied by Sarah Homer, a 4th year
cadet and one of the starting 11. Chad was proud to describe the spirit of
the team, the prospects ahead, and some of the obstacles they face. Their most
recent accomplishment was defeating a Queen's team which had lost only one game
during the season.
RMC and Queen’s took to Richardson Stadium in OUA women’s soccer first round
of playoffs. The Paladins were making their debut in OUA post-season play, and
were lifted by a great number of fans en route to a 2-0 victory.
The win marked the first CIS playoff victory for any RMC team since the
2000-01 men’s hockey team won game 2 of their second round matchup against the
University of Toronto on March 2, 2001.
December 12th, 2007 - Branch Executive Meeting
The Branch Executive met at
the SSM to discuss the following:
Speaker schedule for the Winter-Spring luncheons
- Tentative plans to hold
an extra Branch meeting at base Trenton this summer.
- Date for, (May 7) and
the "livening-up" of the Spring mixed mess dinner.
- Ways and means to get the
cadet records project moving.
December 5th, 2007 Branch Luncheon
Speaker: Colonel Mike Hood -
Commander, 8 Wing/CFB Trenton
Mike gave the branch an
encouraging review of the posture of the units under his command at CFB Trenton.
His photos and diagrams were a fascinating account of how the base has
progressed, it's current capability, and some future plans. The new C17
Globemaster heavy lifter's capability and role domestically and abroad was
clearly presented with humour and interesting anecdotes. Mike is excited about
his command, and the Branch members were enthusiastic in their questioning
following the presentation. For some of us, learning details on the scope of
activities in support of our ground troops in Afghanistan was positive and
The Summer Banyan (formerly the summer
barbecue) was a great success, with over 100 attending on the 15th of August.
Another great meal by our Chef, and thanks to Dan de Beaumont, Mess Manager for
arranging the evening. Take a look at this short video of the event: