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SarDragon
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« Reply #40 on: July 16, 2016, 01:44:38 AM »

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« Reply #41 on: July 16, 2016, 08:10:50 PM »

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« Reply #42 on: July 17, 2016, 03:39:36 PM »

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« Reply #43 on: December 20, 2016, 04:34:08 PM »

We did a cohort in August-ish. Our cadets pushed it through despite some reticence (which, when I fully explained the program, went away) about turning cadets away during or in between cohorts.

Before: 9 cadets (these are all that are left from before, and still a good active number)
Six of those are 3+ year cadets

After: 19 cadets- literally triple what we've recruited in 3 years, done in 3 months.
15+ attendance that I've seen so far.
Cadet staff has been terrific, and senior staff supportive. All of this started with Lt Col Ninness' video!

We should be doing another cohort in mid-spring!
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Mitchell 1969
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« Reply #44 on: December 20, 2016, 06:29:58 PM »


What are WE (locally) doing to improve our own retention in our own units?

On IACE to New Zealand many years ago, we visited "HMNZTS Tauranga." (Her Majesty's New Zealand Training Ship, i.e. a concrete block building equipped with the ship's wheel and bell from the scrapped HMNZS Tauranga. In other words, a Sea Cadet unit).

During our tour, one of the officers mentioned that they had a full officer complement. In fact, they had a waiting list for people to become officers and civilian instructors. They also had a very active parents committee. They even had a packed officer/instructor/parent meeting twice a month in addition to the cadet meeting. No retention issues. People stayed involved for 20 years+.

Then they took us into the ward room. As in, fully equipped, with comfy chairs and a stocked bar.

I'm just sayin'.
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« Reply #45 on: December 26, 2016, 12:15:36 PM »

Then they took us into the ward room. As in, fully equipped, with comfy chairs and a stocked bar.

I'm just sayin'.

Hi Bernie - It has been a while.  I went to New Zealand the year after you, in 1972, and I remember a number of adult member lounges and cadet lounges that had well stocked bars.  The adult lounges had the hard stuff and the cadets had soft drinks.  That was on-site and then the cadets took us to their unofficial gathering spots.  What we got away with, back in the day, we would never allow as seniors.  Or at least when we knew about it.  Went back in 1979 as an escort and knowing what I knew I worried and preached, "Don't embarrass yourself, or me, or CAP and watch out for each other!"  They did and all went well.  Merry Christmas - Lance

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« Reply #46 on: December 27, 2016, 10:39:15 PM »

Then they took us into the ward room. As in, fully equipped, with comfy chairs and a stocked bar.

I'm just sayin'.

Hi Bernie - It has been a while.  I went to New Zealand the year after you, in 1972, and I remember a number of adult member lounges and cadet lounges that had well stocked bars.  The adult lounges had the hard stuff and the cadets had soft drinks.  That was on-site and then the cadets took us to their unofficial gathering spots.  What we got away with, back in the day, we would never allow as seniors.  Or at least when we knew about it.  Went back in 1979 as an escort and knowing what I knew I worried and preached, "Don't embarrass yourself, or me, or CAP and watch out for each other!"  They did and all went well.  Merry Christmas - Lance

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Lance:

Those words of advice were, word for word, what our escort told us in 1971. Colonel Roger Guilmette, former commander of WA Wing. On our first day in NZ he reminded us and the New Zealand hosts that we could participate only in "formal toasts." Trouble was, that only resulted in...more formal toasts. The next morning, he gave us the "don't embarrass" advice, in the form of an order. He told us that violators would be immediately sent home and we knew he meant it. We were all 18-21 and policed ourselves quite well.

Different time, different circumstances.
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