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Membership / Re: Holding the attention of a...
Last post by Eclipse - Today at 05:17:48 pm
Quote from: etodd on Today at 03:59:10 pmWell ... whatever it takes to get warm bodies to join.

That attitude may be fine for an RC club.

It doesn't work for an organizaiton like CAP and is the root cause
of the current situation.
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Membership / Re: Holding the attention of a...
Last post by etodd - Today at 03:59:10 pm
Quote from: Eclipse on Yesterday at 08:42:46 pm
Quote from: etodd on Yesterday at 08:41:58 pm
Quote from: Eclipse on Yesterday at 08:27:54 pmAgain, why on earth do people join paramilitary organizations and then complain about
"all the paramilitary"?

Ummm. For the neat toys?

Yep, that's literally the problem. 

Well ... whatever it takes to get warm bodies to join. Without access to neat toys, imagine how quickly we would shrink.
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Membership / Re: Key Traits for SM Programs
Last post by etodd - Today at 03:56:28 pm
Quote from: SarDragon on Today at 05:39:33 am
Quote from: etodd on Today at 02:26:16 amMine is composite. But the Cadets meet upstairs and the Seniors upstairs. Occasional group meeting.
Neat trick. Second floor and third floor?

Make it first and second.  LOL   
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Encampments & NCSAs / Re: Encampment Cadet Staff Int...
Last post by mtzgamer01 - Today at 03:55:04 pm
Quote from: Blanding on Yesterday at 11:05:26 pm
Quote from: mtzgamer01 on February 21, 2020, 08:27:26 pmI've been tasked with creating some interview questions for our staff selection weekend

What does the staff selection weekend look like? Is it all interviews or are the interviews just a small component of the selection alongside practical demonstrations and evaluations?

As far as I am aware, it is just the interviews.
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Membership / Re: Holding the attention of a...
Last post by Mitchell 1969 - Today at 07:53:35 am
Quote from: SarDragon on Today at 01:43:27 am
Quote from: GaryVC on Yesterday at 08:10:51 pmI have been thinking about this in a general way recently and have realized that our most productive members are either parents (or grandparents) of cadets or who are former cadets. However, there are many positions in CAP who can be filled by anyone who has an interest in the field. That includes the whole range of ES positions, finance, admin, personnel, IT, safety, transportation, etc.

I am in a Senior squadron, and many of our members have no military experience. Our predominate experience factor is pilot certificates, from 100+ hours, to 5,000+ hours with ratings all the way up to ATP. We even have a couple of fling-wingers.

QuotePossibly because about 90 percent of our seniors have served in the military, we aren't hung up about that and may be more relaxed about the military aspects of CAP than some units.

That may have been true many years ago, but that figure is now closer to 50%, possibly on the lower side.

I believe his 90% figure was specifically for his squadron.


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Membership / Re: Key Traits for SM Programs
Last post by SarDragon - Today at 05:39:33 am
Quote from: etodd on Today at 02:26:16 amMine is composite. But the Cadets meet upstairs and the Seniors upstairs. Occasional group meeting.
Neat trick. Second floor and third floor?
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Membership / Re: Key Traits for SM Programs
Last post by etodd - Today at 02:26:16 am
Mine is composite. But the Cadets meet upstairs and the Seniors upstairs. Occasional group meeting.
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Membership / Re: Key Traits for SM Programs
Last post by Eclipse - Today at 02:17:34 am
Quote from: Fester on Today at 01:59:48 amI'm not sure that I don't agree with that.  I've personally thought many times that there should only be one type of Squadron - Composite Squadrons.

Agree 100%.
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Membership / Re: Holding the attention of a...
Last post by Fester - Today at 02:05:00 am
Quote from: SarDragon on Today at 01:43:27 am
Quote from: GaryVC on Yesterday at 08:10:51 pmI have been thinking about this in a general way recently and have realized that our most productive members are either parents (or grandparents) of cadets or who are former cadets. However, there are many positions in CAP who can be filled by anyone who has an interest in the field. That includes the whole range of ES positions, finance, admin, personnel, IT, safety, transportation, etc.

I am in a Senior squadron, and many of our members have no military experience. Our predominate experience factor is pilot certificates, from 100+ hours, to 5,000+ hours with ratings all the way up to ATP. We even have a couple of fling-wingers.

QuotePossibly because about 90 percent of our seniors have served in the military, we aren't hung up about that and may be more relaxed about the military aspects of CAP than some units.

That may have been true many years ago, but that figure is now closer to 50%, possibly on the lower side.

I have 18 SM in my unit.  Only 3 are former military.  15 are members of current cadets.  I am the only one that is a former Cadet.  Although I do have 3 cadets that are about to transition.

So 90%?  I highly doubt that is anything other than localized to your unit.
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