Squadron Sponsoring Committee
Each squadron receives a certain amount of money from Department of National Defense (DND) which covers items uniforms for cadets, wages for staff, funding for mandatory training activities, as well as a small portion of the operating costs of the squadron.
All other expenses are funded by the Squadron Sponsoring Committee (SSC). These include items such as: rent, operating expenses (office supplies, instructional supplies), optional/supplemental training activities (trips), special events, social activities, the Annual Review, awards, prizes etc.
We do receive funds from our official sponsor, Pickering Kinsmen and Kinettes Club, but its not enough to cover the annual expenses of the Squadron which is the reason we participate in the Delta Charity Bingo, Tag Days and welcome Corporate and individual donations.
The SSC also assists with the Effective Speaking Competition, and arranges facilities for training among many other tasks. We are very fortunate to have an excellent group of volunteers working in partnership with our officers and staff. In addition, the SSC collects the Administration Fee for the Ontario Provincial Committee (OPC) Assessment and sells the OPC Lottery Tickets which supports our Provincial Gliding Program. The proceeds of the ticket sales are used to fund the upkeep of our current fleet of gliders as well as allow the OPC to purchase new gliders as needed.
If you would like to become a Sponsoring Committee member, please contact our Chair, Mrs. Caroline Pascoe.