VPI Calgary Minutes of Meeting Thirty Four - Held 03 Oct 2014

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Thirty-Fourth Gathering of VPI Calgary, 03 Oct 2014

Update 15 Sep 2014
Hi Don and everyone: Good news this time; I have spoken with the manager of 285 Legion (Horton Rd.) and they have VPI booked in for Friday, 3rd Oct, 11:00 until around 1:00 pm. They also have us tentatively booked in for the FOLLOWING four months; 5 Dec, 6 Feb, 3 Apr, and 5 Jun. Let’s see how this works out for us as an ‘every other month’ meeting and lunch place. We will be using the back meeting room that the Air Force Association uses every month and Dan the Man outlined last e-mail where the Horton Rd. Legion was located. No need for tie and jacket unless you wish to. Dress code is casual; Members and guests are expected to wear neat, clean and tidy attire at all times. We will be close to the Bar and the Kitchen, where our lunch can be ordered (they usually have a good selection of hot meals and sandwiches). When we order, we will get an order number which will be called out over the PA system when ready for pick-up. Hope this works out for us. The booking lady just used the first Friday in every other month to reserve this spot for us. If those dates are not suitable, let me know and we can cancel or change them as required.
Cheers, Dave.

1. E/On @ 1120 (early-birds rule)

2. In Attendance: Dave Watson, Bill Smith, Garth Irving, Don Little and Dan McLean. Missing Austin Hayes with Sick - Hip.

3. Toast A toast was made to our friend and compatriot Richard Sopczak, who passed away a short time ago. Rest in peace.

4. Argus Don talked about the Canadian endurance record his crew made in an Argus in 1976 out of Comox. 30.1 hrs in the air.

5. CF100 We talked about the 445 Sqn CF100 that were based in Maurville France and the reunion that was in Comox from 24-28 Sep. There were about 53 people in attendance with an average age 75-85 years old. CF 100 -> Clunk 2 seater all weather intercepter.

6. Website reminder: http://vpi.calgarywaterford.org or http://vpi.navdan.ca Minutes can be found under "Events". Webmaster: Dan McLean - navdan7@gmail.com

7. Next gathering: Fri 5 Dec 2014 @ 1100 - 1330.

8. E/Off @ 1305

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