Oct 04, 2016

Dear members,

I write to update you on the developments and discussions that took place in Brampton on September 23rd at our most recent board meeting.

In the morning, after reports from the executives and board members, the board was then dissolved. Voting took place to establish and recognize new volunteers to hold the positions of President, Vice President, Treasurer and Secretary. They are, respectively, Tom Machum, Mike Zaytsoff, Michelle Chiasson, and myself, Armel Cloarec.

We would like to thank the previous members of the executive for their collaboration and tireless work to establish a solid foundation upon which we can build for the coming years.

Indeed, we are looking towards the future with great enthusiasm. In the coming weeks, you will notice many changes to our website as well as an increased social media presence. It is all part of a renewed and concerted effort to increase our presence amongst Canada's pilot community and communicate our goals and vision to a greater audience. Stay tuned, as an announcement for a webinar is forthcoming as well.

To complement this move, in a few months, we will be publishing an online survey aimed at all Canadian pilots. In meantime, we would also like to highlight our Pilot Income Protection program (PIP). Recently proven to be all that it promised when one of our members lost their licence, we encourage you to look into it on our website if you do not have coverage or would like to augment your current coverage. It is affordable and very good value according to our member's experience.

Additionally, our mentorship program is steaming ahead. The team is eager and ready, and we invite you to touch base whether it be for a simple one-time call for resume advice, or a full-fledged career support over a longer period. At the time of this writing, Mentors outnumber protegés.

I am beginning to ramble. There are many items more to report, so I would like to close with the announcement that the board has voted unanimously to contribute $2000 to the Air Cadet League of Canada, as a gesture of continued support to the young pilot community.

I end with a reminder to renew your membership if you have not done so already. We are really driven to expand our membership base and we thank you for your continued support in the pursuit of our shared vision.

Thanks to all,
Armel Cloarec

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