President’s Updates

President’s Update 26 November 2018

1.   Newsletter.  The next newsletter should be mailed out in early January. The deadline for submissions is December 11th – anything received past that date may be included if the newsletter has not yet been sent to the printer, but likely will not be included. 

I often hear that the most popular part of the newsletter is news from friends and colleagues. If you haven’t sent an update in the past year or so, or if you have significant news that you would like to share, please send it to me in an email. A photo or two are also welcome. One member suggested it may be interesting to collect Remembrance Day photos of our members to include in the newsletter – if you made it to a ceremony this year, and have a photo, I would like to include them in the newsletter.

2.   Social Events, Halifax, February 4th and 7th.

From Major Ellen Sim, Det Halifax:

Hello retired dental members!

The 1 Dental Unit Command Council (formerly known as the Ranking Boards) will be occurring 3-7 Feb 2019 at CFB Halifax . The CO and CWO of 1 Dental Unit, Col M. Brochu and CWO L. Marche, would be honored if you would join us for the Meet and Greet,  the Candlelight Dinner or both. The Meet & Greet is only open to retired members and the Candlelight Dinner is open to retired members and spouses.

Meet & Greet

The date is Mon 4 Feb at 1830 hrs at The Bridge, Juno Tower, CFB Halifax. The cost is $10. Very light finger food, essentially chips and pretzels, will be served. Bar service will be available at your own cost. Dress will be Business Casual.

Candlelight Dinner

The date is Thurs 7 Feb at the Officers Mess Dining Room, Juno Tower, CFB Halifax. Pre-dinner drinks will be available in the Ballroom, located across from the dining room, at 1800 hrs, followed by dinner at 1900 hrs. Guests must be present at 1800 hrs. The dress will be Mess Kit or Black Tie (formal dress).

Menu:Squash Soup, Caesar Salad, Main Course (you have your choice of Roast Beef and Yorkshire Pudding, Chicken Cordon Bleu or Vegetarian Lasagna), Strawberry Cheesecake, Tea and Coffee, Port (optional), Wine (optional)

The cost is $73 with alcohol and $60 without alcohol, regardless of main entree choice.

Cheques must be made out to 1 Dental Unit Activity Fund.

Please provide the information requested below for each person attending:

       Required Information    Cost.            

Name:

Attending Meet and Greet:                                    Y or N  $10

Attending Candlelight Dinner:                     Y or N

If Attending Dinner-Alcohol with Dinner:                 Y or N   Y $73  N $60

If Attending Dinner – Main Course Choice:             Beef, Chicken or Lasagna

If Attending Dinner- Any Dietary Restrictions:        Y or N

If  You Have a Dietary Restriction Please Specify the Nature:

If you plan on attending an event, please submit the requested required information via e-mail by 7 Jan 2019 to Capt Joudrey at  joseph.joudrey@forces.gc.ca . Cheques must reach the base by 15 Jan 2019 for participation to be confirmed. Please submit only one cheque. If you will attend both events the cheque should cover both. Any questions can be directed to Capt Joudrey via e-mail or at  (902) 721-7830.

Please send cheques to:Capt Joudrey, 1 Dental Unit Detachment Halifax, PO Box 99000 Stn Forces, Halifax, NS B3K 5X5

We hope you are able to join us.

 

President’s Update 26 October 2018 

 1.   LAST POST CWO (ret’d) Jacques Brisebois, 18 October 2018 

À l’hôpital St-François d’Assise, le 18 octobre 2018, à l’âge de 73 ans et 11 mois, est décédé monsieur Jacques Brisebois, époux de dame Yvonne St-Pierre Brisebois, fils de feu madame Anna Boucher et de feu monsieur Lazare Brisebois. Il demeurait à Québec.

Il laisse dans le deuil, son épouse : Yvonne St-Pierre Brisebois; ses filles : Janie, Claudie (Declan Kelly); son petit fils : Léo Kelly; ses sœurs : sa jumelle Jacqueline (feu Raymond Parent), Pierrette (feu Wilfrid Beaulieu), France (feu Jean-Luc Dubeau), Robertine (feu Jean-Paul Leclerc); il est allé rejoindre ses frères et sœurs : feu Aline (feu Yvan Vaillant), feu Claire (feu Jean-Paul Fournier), feu Robert (Murielle), feu Philippe, feu Huguette, feu Thérèse (feu Roland Guérette). Il laisse également dans le deuil ses neveux, nièces, cousins, cousines, parents et ami(es).

Un sincère remerciement au personnel de l’Unité de Courte Durée Gériatrie du CHUL et au personnel du centre d’hébergement d’Assise pour leur dévouement, pour la qualité des soins prodigués et le support apporté.

Vos témoignages de sympathie peuvent se traduire par un don à Fondation du CHU de Québec (CHUL), 10, rue de l’Espinay, Québec (Québec) G1L 3L5, tél. : 418 525-4385, site Internet : www.fondationduchudequebec.ca, des formulaires seront disponibles au salon lors des condoléances.

Pour renseignements : téléphone : 418-845-6161 télécopieur : 418-845-8920

    2.  LAST POST Colonel (retired) Roe Billington Jackson, 14 October 2018

On October 14, 2018 our father died peacefully in his home at the age of 99. Roe enjoyed 44 years in the Seal Bay house and spent his last day enjoying the ocean view with his children at his side. He is predeceased by his loving wife Doris (nee Heels) and is survived by his daughter Nancy Greene (David McGee), sons John (Nancy) and Robert (Jodi), his grandchildren Charlie, Katie, Colin, Patrick, Jessica and Michelle and his great grandchildren Trent, Jade, Willa- Jean, Angus and Gavin.

Roe was born in Winnipeg Manitoba on April 12, 1919. His early summers were spent working on his grandfather’s farm in Clinton Ontario. Dentistry was our father’s chosen vocation and he studied at the University of Toronto. When the war years ensued, Roe joined the Canadian Army as a Dental Officer and served aboard the fighting ships of the Royal Navy during the Pacific Campaign. Shortly after the war, a broken leg landed Roe in the hospital where he met a beautiful blonde haired nurse who called herself “Dot.” With Dot at his side, Roe served in the military for 28 years. Upon retiring, mom and dad settled in Comox.

Retirement for dad was spent fishing aboard The Letne, golfing with mom, enjoying the outdoors, counting his cars, painting, and studying many topics that intrigued his inquiring mind. But one of our father’s proudest accomplishments in life was being a “Jumper.” Family gatherings never passed without dad regaling us with his concocted battle address to the young solders under his command:

Somewhere the sun is shining,

Somewhere the songbirds dwell.

Hook up your lines me hearties,

You’re on the road to hell!

Follow me!

Soft landing dad and remember to bend your knees and roll. We love you and we miss you.

Note – Colonel Jackson joined the CDC in March 1943, was promoted to Captain in March 1944, and eventually reached the rank of Colonel in 1964. He served as Commanding Officer of both 14 and 15 Dental Companies, and retired in 1970

  3.  Reminder of RCDCA Luncheon. 

November 20th at the Orleans Legion on Taylor Kidd Blvd.

Menu: (All with salad, pie, tea & coffee)

Fish & Chips

Signature steak & mash potatoes

Chicken Parmesan with Fettuccine Alfredo

Cost: $20 per person. All RCDCA members, serving RCDC military and civilian staff, and spouses welcome.

Please RSVP to Frank Hedley at rcdcatreas@icloud.com with your meal choice before November 14th.

4.   REMEMBRANCE DAY.    RCDCA will lay a wreath at the Orleans Legion Centotaph. All are welcome to join us afterwards at Connor’s Irish Pub at 2401 St Joseph Blvd, Orléans (near the corner of St Joseph Blvd and Orleans Blvd)

 5.   1 DENTAL UNIT REGIONAL CE MEET AND GREET:  GAGETOWN  (CE 30 & 31 Oct 2018) and ESQUIMALT  (CE 21 & 22 Nov 2018)

From CO  1 Dental Unit: Again this year, 1 Dental Unit will be conducting Regional Continuing Professional Education Seminars, this time in Gagetown for the East (CE 30 & 31 Oct 2018) and Esquimalt for the West (CE 21 & 22 Nov 2018);  it would be our pleasure to see you there. 

If you wish to attend the Continuing Education (everything or some parts of it) and/or the Meet and Greet (CFB Gagetown – Officer’s Mess – 29 Oct 18 1830;  CFB Esquimalt – Officer’s Mess – 20 November 18 1830), it would be our pleasure to see you there! 

To RSVP, please contact Capt Godbout (506-422-2000 ext 4245 or 514-839-4559 for Det Gagetown) or MWO McCafferty (250-363-5620 for Det Esquimalt).  The cost would be 15.00$.  Dress for Meet and Greet is business casual.

President’s Update 5 Oct 2018

1. 1 DENTAL UNIT REGIONAL CE MEET AND GREET:  GAGETOWN  (CE 30 & 31 Oct 2018) and ESQUIMALT  (CE 21 & 22 Nov 2018)

Again this year, 1 Dental Unit will be conducting Regional Continuing Professional Education Seminars, this time in Gagetown for the East (CE 30 & 31 Oct 2018) and Esquimalt for the West (CE 21 & 22 Nov 2018);  it would be our pleasure to see you there. The admin order for Gagetown is attached; Esquimalt’s is not available yet but will be relayed as soon as possible.

If you wish to attend the Continuing Education (everything or some parts of it) and/or the Meet and Greet (CFB Gagetown – Officer’s Mess – 29 Oct 18 1830;  CFB Esquimalt – Officer’s Mess – 20 November 18 1830), it would be our pleasure to see you there! 

To RSVP, please contact Capt Godbout (506-422-2000 ext 4245 or 514-839-4559 for Det Gagetown) or MWO McCafferty (250-363-5620 for Det Esquimalt).  The cost would be 15.00$.  Dress for Meet and Greet is business casual.

We look forward seeing you there.

Regards,

Col Martin Brochu  DMD,ABGD,CD

Commanding Officer

1 Dental Unit

2.       LAST POST  SHIRLEY MARION ANDREWS

After a long and well-lived life, our mom, Shirley Marion Andrews (nee Tuck) of Burlington and Oakville, passed away peacefully Thursday September 13 in her 91st year. She was predeceased by her son Dan, husband Andy and sister Joan. Mom will be lovingly remembered by sons Mark (Tanya), Montreal; Chris (Sharon), Toronto; Paul (Betty), Ottawa; Joel (Peggy), Toronto; Greg (Holly), Hamilton; and Steve, Toronto and by lifelong friend Norma Warren. She leaves 10 grandchildren: Daniel, Jeremy, Matthew, Luke, John, Michael, Josh, Lucas, Will and Nazarino. Shirley instilled in her seven sons a love of learning, leading by example through her eclectic interests in literature and philosophy. She volunteered as a farmerette during the war, then later was an active member of the CFUW Oakville and its past president. Shirley eschewed convention, styling herself in the late ’50s and early ’60s as a young feminist who offered her children great latitude to explore their interests, while encouraging empathy and care for one another. That care would return to her in their love for her throughout her life. Condolences and contact information may be sent to shirley.andrews@yahoo.ca A celebration of her life will happen in the near future and announced via email.

Her late husband Andy Andrews was well known and liked by his generation of RCDC. He served in the Air Force in WW2. Post war he became dental officer and oral surgeon.

3. NOVEMBER LUNCHEON

November 20th at the Orleans Legion on Taylor Kidd Blvd.

Menu: (Allwith salad, pie, tea & coffee)

  • Fish & Chips
  • Signature steak & mash potatoes
  • Chicken Parmesan with Fettuccine Alfredo

Cost: $20 per person. All RCDCA members, serving RCDC military and civilian staff, and spouses welcome.

Please RSVP to Frank Hedley at rcdcatreas@icloud.com with your meal choice before November 14th.

4. REMEMBRANCE DAY. RCDCA will lay a wreath at the Orleans Legion Centotaph. All are welcome to join us afterwards at Connor’s Irish Pub at 2401 St Joseph Blvd, Orléans (near the corner of St Joseph Blvd and Orleans Blvd)

President’s Update 19 August 2018

1.          RCDCA Meet and Greet, Charlottetown, PEI, Thursday August 23rd

                        If you are in PEI this week, please join me at HMCS Queen Charlotte, 210 Water St, Charlottetown, from 1800hrs to 2200hrs. Finger foods and a cash bar will be available

2.         RCDCA November Luncheon, November 20th, 2018, from 1100 hrs to 1500

                        Details to be announced

3.  Job opportunity for Dental Hygienist:

            Cumulus Dental Inc is rapidly growing Ottawa based BioTech company that will have an opening this fall in the Customer Success Dept. (Sales, Customer Support etc). CDI already has retired and ex-military personnel and feel a retired senior NCM hygienist would be a perfect fit for this upcoming full-time salaried position. You can investigate Cumulus Dental and their team on their website www.cumulusdental.ca. If you are a retired hygienist in the Ottawa area with some entrepreneurial spirit, this might be for you.  If you would like to enquire or drop by the office to investigate this opportunity you can call Scott Becker at 613-762-0018 or Doug McGregor at 613-724-9449.

4.  RCDCA Kit shop. There are still plenty of ties, brooches and blazer crests available. Details are at http://rcdca.cfdental.ca/kit-shop/

5. NDI 75 Record of Service Card is being reintroduced.

The CAF is re-introducing the NDI 75 as a Veteran Service Card intended to acknowledge the service of members and to encourage an enduring affiliation with the CAF. The purpose of this email is to provide you advance notice of the imminent implementation of the NDI 75 Veteran’s Service Card (VSC) which is a replacement to the former NDI 75 Record of Service Card. Eligibility for this card shall be aligned with the VAC definition of a veteran and be issued to all CAF members who successfully completed BMQ/BMOQ & honourably released under items 3, 4 or 5. Official announcements via media sources and a CANFORGEN are expected in the very near future to provide official notice and which will provide much greater detail to CAF members and the public. This initiative is being coordinated through CMPC and VCDS DGDS.

Essentially, Release Staff shall send an email to NDIS with basic information, NDIS will produce the card and send it to the Release Staff for presentation during the final release interview in exchange for the NDI 20/10. The attached SOP provides procedural detail on how to order the NDI 75 VSC.

The rollout of the NDI 75 VSC will be conducted in the stages defined below, where the immediate concern will be with Stage 1. The intent is to minimize the demands for your Sections.

• Stage 1: CAF member releasing with a final release date, or final release interview, of 4 September 2018 onwards – Release Sections & Reserve Units. If a member’s release date is 31 August 2018 or prior, they shall be included in Stage 2. Release staff are to follow the attached SOP;

• Stage 2: CAF members who released between 01 February 2016 and 03 September 2018 – Central process will be completed via HRMS Data Extract and members will apply via an online portal; and

• Stage 3: Any former CAF member released prior to 01 February 2016 who did not receive an NDI 75 due to the previous qualifying thresholds. These varied over the years where the most recent NDI 75 was 10 years of service – Central process which will require a team enabled to verify data in PERMIS, at LAC or with VAC.

The first NDI 75s are to be issued as of 04 September 2018. Your immediate assistance is required as card production and mailing can take up to 3 weeks; staff are to immediately commence sending NDI 75 VSC requests IAW with the attached SOP to ensure NDIS has sufficient time to produce and distribute the cards to your sections.

Repeat only for complete clarity: NDI 75 VSC requests are to be sent immediately for personnel with a final release date or having their final release interview on or after 04 September 2018 onwards.

Should you receive inquiries from Veterans who are not covered in Stage 1, please inform them that information about these Stages will be promulgated by DND/CAF once procedures have been more fully developed. At which point the DND/CAF will promulgate direction and resource access to all former CAF members through either Stage 2 or Stage 3. A general inquiry NDI 75 telephone line is to be created for Stages 2 and 3 and will be disseminated as soon as available. Lastly, amendments to MHRRP, CFAO 15-2, CANFORGEN and various form updates shall be completed in due course.

6. Brenda Joy and Richard Groves receive CDS Commendations for contributions to RCDC Centennial.

Kevin Goheen, Frank Hedley and Tony Nguyen and the Chief Dental Officer, Col JP Picard, joined us at the ceremony.