IMPORTANT: Information for all new and returning cadets!!!
Annual Administrative Fee: $50.00 (see details below)
OPC Lottery Tickets: $50.00 (see details below)
As per the announcement posted in June, this serves as a reminder that there has been a change to the Air Cadet Assessment fee and OPC lottery ticket process.
Air Cadet Assessment Fee:
The Ontario Provincial Committee (OPC) - the regulatory body for Air Cadet Squadrons in Ontario levies an annual fee for every registered cadet. This fee was previously $18.00 per cadet and was paid from the squadron's operating budget. This fee (assessment) has been increased to $50.00 per cadet, and because of the number of cadets registered with 758 "Argus" Squadron, we can no longer absorb these costs. We will therefore be expecting parents to pay this assessment starting in September 2011. Those parents with more than one cadet registered with the squadron are requested to speak with any member of the Squadron Sponsoring Committee (SSC) so that the payment can be made without causing any undue financial strain. All new and returning cadets are invited to pay this fee during the Information Sessions for new recruits on August 22nd and 29th at the Lions Banquet Hall. Failing that, the fee may be paid during the first two weeks of the training year.
OPC Lottery Ticket Process:
The lottery tickets that each cadet is expected to sell annually help finance the squadron as well as the flying scholarship program within the Air Cadet Program. These tickets will be distributed in August/September 2012 and parents will be asked to get involved to help their cadet by paying the $50.00 up front. Funds can be recovered by the parent once the cadet has sold his/her book of tickets. Any concerns should be addressed to any member of the Squadron Sponsoring Committee (SSC).