746 Squadron Sponsor Committee Society

This website page is intended to keep parents and guardians informed of activities conducted by the 746 Royal Canadian Air Cadet Sponsor Committee Society for the 746 Lightning Hawk Royal Canadian Air Cadet Squadron.

The 746 Royal Canadian Air Cadet Sponsor Committee (SC) is a society that provides funding to support the activities of the local Air Cadet squadron, as requested by the Squadron's Commanding Officer (CO). The SC can sponsor additional activities and training not covered by the Department of National Defence (DND). The 746 Royal Canadian Air Cadet Sponsor Committee is a Society registered under the BC Society Act and also has charitable status with the Canada Revenue Agency.  Its purpose is primarily to facilitate, support, promote and carry out the activities and programs of the Air Cadet League of Canada, and the Air Cadet League of British Columbia, at the local community level and to fund and supply equipment and facilities that are necessary for the program. 
Without the Sponsor Committee (SC), activities such as Power Flying, Marksmanship Training, Drill Training, Squadron Cadet Trips and much, much more would not be possible.

In this section, you can also find information about how you can be involved with the Society.
746 Sponsor Committee Society Contact Information
         *Questions from parents can be directed to Chair Person
·         Sponsor Committee Chair Person:
·         Physical Address: Training nights (Thursdays 1830-2115), Hangar 5 - 5301 216 St, Langley
·         Mailing Address: PO Box 45045, #205 6339 200th St, Langley BC V2Y 0C9
746 Royal Canadian Air Cadet Sponsor Committee – Society Board of Directors 2015-16
·         Chair – Chrissy Simon
·         Vice Chair – Michael Rae
·         Secretary – Lynda Dewit
·         Treasurer – Colin Cann
·         Public Affairs – Cory Wong
·         Grants – Tony Doman
·         Fundraising – Tanya Bajwa
·         Director-At-Large - Byron Young
·         Director-At-Large - Ron Daems
·         Director-At-Large – Matt Mitchell

Sponsor Committee Society Governance
The 746 Royal Canadian Air Cadet Sponsor Committee society operates under the BC Society Act and is a registered charity with the Canada Revenue Agency. 
·    The 746 Royal Canadian Air Cadet Sponsor Committee Society Constitution & Bylaws
·    We also comply with the policies of the Air Cadet League of Canada procedures.
 and  the Air Cadet League of British Columbia procedures 

Sponsor Committee Annual General Meetings
·    The Annual General Meeting is held in October each year and is open to all parents/guardians who are members of the 746 Sponsor Committee Society
·   All parents are welcome to attend and encouraged to volunteer for any activity big or small whether on the board of directors with the SSC or as a volunteer not on the board. 

Sponsor Committee Monthly Board Meeting Dates
·    Sponsor Committee Board meetings are for elected board members who vote on the business of the Society; however, to encourage enthusiastic volunteers, any parent/guardian or other member of the society is welcome to attend.  The Squadron Sponsoring Committee meets the FIRST TUESDAY of every month in Classroom #2 at the squadron HQ.
·    If you have an agenda item, please discuss it in advance of the meeting with the Committee Chair who may add it to the agenda.

New Parent/Guardian Welcome Handbook
·  Click HERE to view our parent welcome handbook. 

Parent/Guardian Volunteers
·    Volunteers are most welcome and are critical to the success of our cadet program.  If you are interested in volunteering, please speak with the Sponsor Committee Chair or Vice Chair.
·    We rely on parent/guardian volunteer drivers for fundraising activities such as Tag Days and Poppy distribution. 
·    Regular volunteers, including those on Sponsor Committee Board, sub-committees or regularly assisting with activities, are required to undergo registration and security screening, as the safety and security of our cadets always comes first.

·    Speak to the SC Chair if you or your company would like to donate funds or goods to the Squadron Sponsor Committee.  Income Tax donation receipts may be issued should the donation qualify under Canada Revenue Agency guidelines.
·    If your employer participates in the United Way campaign, personal donations can be directed to the Squadron.
·    If you volunteer with the Squadron, check if your employer has a volunteer program. Many employers will make a financial contribution to the organization where you volunteer once a certain number of hours has been completed.