Quarterly Alumni Update
September 2017

A new cadet year started last Thursday and all of the returning cadets appeared to have had a fantastic summer. Also last Thursday, the Cornwell Branch held its first Branch Meeting of the new cadet year. Though the Alumni activities were in summer mode for the past three months, we do have some news to report below.

May 2020 is fast approaching! Your Alumni team is starting preparations for the upcoming celebration of our Corps’ 100th anniversary. We will be asking your opinion on the type of celebration/reunion you want to have. So, stay tune to our Facebook page and website, and don’t forget to send in your pictures and stories of your time as a member of RCSCC John Travers Cornwell VC!

Be sure to visit our website (http://jtcvcAlumni.ca) and join our Facebook group (JTCVC Alumni) so you can stay up to date on all the news and information about upcoming Alumni activities.

Looking forward to another great year,
The Alumni Team.

The Corps is Currently Recruiting
RCSCC John Travers Cornwell VC is currently recruiting. If you know of someone 12 or 13 years of age, be sure to mention to them the great opportunities the Corps has to offer. You can also send them to the Corps webpage for more information.
The John Travers Cornwell, VC Story
Alumni, Ian Mullins, has written a well researched and extremely informative story on our namesake, John Travers Cornwell, VC. Be sure to take a look to learn all about Jack Cornwell’s short but heroic life. Read the full report.
Display Case for “Cornwell at his Gun” Print
The Cornwell at his Gun print is now in its new permanent home! At a ceremony last Thursday, the Alumni officially presented the completed display to the Corps. This spectacular display, located across from the CO’s and XO’s offices in HMCS Chippawa, will proudly display our Cornwell at his Gun print for many-many years to come. Read the full story.
Summer Get Together
The Alumni held a summer get together last month at the Forks. This event was an opportunity to get together for a beer after work and visit with old friends. We’d like to make this “No tickets, no pressure, just an excuse to meet and have a few laughs together” event a regular thing, so submit your ideas for our next location (events@jtcvcAlumni.ca), and stay tuned to our website and Facebook page for the details..
New Corps Badge Painting Installation Delayed
Due to some reorganization on the parade deck at HMCS Chippawa, we were unable to mount the new painting of our Corps badge this summer. Rest assured that it will be mounted sometime in the next couple of months, so stay tune for details. Read the full story.
Raffle for 9” X 12” Painting of Corps Badge
A 9-inch by 12-inch painting of the Corps Badge, identical to the 4-foot by 4-foot painting unveiled on May 4, 2017, is being raffled off at next year’s (2018) Annual Ceremonial Review. Tickets are just $5. Full details.
Cornwell Branch Grey Cup Pool
The Cornwell Branch is conducting their annual Grey Cup Pool again this year. Tickets are being printed now and will be available shortly. Stay tuned to the Alumni and Branch websites and the Alumni Facebook page for details on how to purchase tickets.
Cornwell Branch & Manitoba Division Websites Go Live
The Cornwell (Winnipeg) Branch (http://branch.jtcvc.ca) and the Manitoba Division (http://mbnavyleague.ca) of The Navy League of Canada have developed their own websites. These sites contain information on upcoming Branch/Division events, membership and donation forms and other information about the Branch and Division that supports our Corps.
Join the Alumni Facebook Group
The Corps would like to restrict the use of the RCSCC John Travers Cornwell VC Facebook page to posts about the Corps, so please post any Alumni related items on the Visit the Alumni Facebook Page. The Alumni will respect the Corps’ wishes and from now on only post information about upcoming events on the Alumni Visit the Alumni Facebook Page, so if you haven’t already done so, please join the Visit the Alumni Facebook Group, to be sure you don’t miss any upcoming events.
Alumni Challenge Coin
Have you got your Alumni Challenge Coin yet? It is an impressive keepsake for alumni of RCSCC John Travers Cornwell VC. The price is just $20, so order yours today. Full details.
History of the Second 50 Years
The Alumni is hoping to create a history book for 1970 to 2020, similar to the one produced in 1972, encompassing all the stories and information submitted to the website. So, please send us your pictures and stories from your time as a member of RCSCC John Travers Cornwell VC. Full details.


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