How to Join

Membership Fee

The Calgary Branch has a membership fee of $100 for one cadet to join their applicable corps, with a maximum of $200 for larger families.  This fee gives one parent of the cadet(s) a chance to vote at the AGM, which usually occurs in April every year.  A member in good standing also has the opportunity to serve on the Calgary Branch as a director.

The membership fee also covers the cadet insurance while in the program, as well it ensures that both corps can continue to use H.M.C.S. Tecumseh.

While Undaunted cadets are partially subsidized by the D.O.D. and subsequently receive extra training covered by the set program under those fees, both corps will need to receive payment above the costs covered with the membership fee.

Here is an excerpt for our registration package:

Why do we make a yearly $100 payment for Registration to the navy league of Canada Branch?

The importance of the $100 Registration fee is to help offset payment for your son/daughter(s) insurance for the cadet year, along with funds for corps activities.

For clarity, the registration fee helps covers the annual Navy League Insurance fee of approx. $50.00 which we have to pay for every cadet.  The additional $50.00 is noted as a donation to NLC Calgary Branch for which you will receive a tax receipt.

The average cost per cadet in NLC Captain Jackson runs $400-$475 per training year for just uniforms and certain activities.

This registration also permits you to vote at our Annual General Meeting. Upon registration you will be issued a card which you will have to provide when voting at the AGM, as this is proof of your registration.

Many of our programs are enhanced by very generous donations from friends and families such as yourselves and we are grateful to have you as a supporter of our cadet Corps.

If for any Reason this amount is not financially feasible, please speak with the president of the branch directly and as soon as possible to chat about other possible payment options.

 

Volunteer Commitment

Parents are expected to help out with fundraising and administrative functions.

Why do we ask that you volunteer to help raise money?   Volunteer Point System

The cadet program is operating via fundraising efforts, gaming and casino funding and generous donations.

Facts:

  1. Bingo funding is our primary annual funding source.
  2. Casino funding is only available once per 18 month cycle.
  3. General fundraising efforts are a small portion of the funding.
  4. Donations are currently not a consistent funding resource.
  5. Extra activities are funded in Thirds: Corps Budget (1/3), Branch Budget (1/3), and family (1/3).
  6. The corps Budget and Branch Budget is funded by all fundraising resources.

Needs:

  1. To stay operational we need to continue raising funds via all avenues
  2. To continue operating with a well-rounded program that we are used to, we need strong funding resources.
  3. To help fund upcoming major trips for Captain Jackson cadets and Undaunted Cadets.
  4. To continue, we need you to volunteer your time.

How many V volunteer Points are required for each cadet?

This will be our third year of running the V P system which has been a success but we could still do better.

The Calgary Branch requires you to earn 50V P’s per cadet with a maximum family requirement of 100V P’s.  Each volunteer opportunity will have an assigned point value, and will be tracked.

The V P’s will be used to earn the branch funding portion of that event thus minimizing the potential cost to the family for that event.

Planned events include but not limited to: Camp Evergreen, Fleet Days, Range Comp., and Spring Camp and Out of province trips.

Rule of Thumb: 1 planned volunteer hour = 1 V P      See attached activities/positions for volunteers to fulfill.

2017-2018 Volunteer Activities/positions

 

Rule of Thumb: 1 planned volunteer hour = 1 V P *

*Bingos are the exception to this rule as bonuses are applied to help fill volunteer spots.

List of Bingos 2017/2018 Total points
Sat. July 15th Eve/Late  4.15pm  20/20 or  45
Sun. Aug 13th Afternoon 10.15am 20
Sat Sept. 16th Afternoon 10.15am 20
Sun Oct. 22nd Evening  4.15pm 20
Sat. 25th Nov. Afternoon 10.15am 20
Sat. Jan 6th Afternoon 10.15am 20
Sun Feb 4th Afternoon 10.15am 20
Sat. Mar 3rd Afternoon 10.15am 20
Sun Apr. 15th Afternoon 10.15am 20
 Sat. May 19th Afternoon 10.15am 20
Sun June 10th Evening 4.15pm 20

Other volunteer activities/positions include, but are not limited to:

Administrative work – Filing/scanning*                                  Undaunted Liaison*

Communications*                                                                           Cpt Jackson Liaison*

Phone tree                                                                                         Cleaners *(Sunday Mornings)

Bottle drives                                                                                      Canteen*

Casino (October 2017) TBD                                                          Membership*

Grants*

Fundraising committee*

Event Planner*

Donation letters/Receipts*

Bud and spud night

* Must be screened volunteer