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017 - Celebrations of Learning, Dec 10, 2019

posted Dec 8, 2019, 12:43 AM by NLCC MJ Miller

What is a Celebration of Learning?
It is where we find out how much you have been paying attention in classes and on the Drill Deck.
AKA Examinations. But don;t worry. If your spelling is wrong but we can make out what you are trying to say (and it is right), you will get the marks.
We will also be around to help you if you are not understanding what the questions are asking you.
These Celebrations are what we use to make sure you are eligible for Promotions so make sure you check your notes.

016 - Commanding Officer Parade - Dec 3, 2019

posted Nov 27, 2019, 7:16 AM by NLCC MJ Miller

This Tuesday is a Commanding Officers Parade. 

A Commanding Officer Parade is a formal parade where the Commanding Officer inspects the Ships' Company just like we would during our quarterly Inspection Parades. 
We also perform a March Past, an Advance in Review Order, and General Salute. These are all things you learned and practiced during the Onboard. 
Most of the time, it is only the Commanding Officer inspecting the Ships Company but there are times where other guests may also be invited to partake. Make sure that you dress and act appropriately.

It also means that we wear our formal Service Dress Uniforms (No. 1) consisting of:
  1. White Top with NLCC MJ Miller cap tally
  2. NLCC MJ Miller blue dress shirt with rank epaulets and lanyard if applicable
    If you are cold, you may wear your NLCC MJ Miller blue t shirt under the dress shirt
  3. Black dress trousers with white belt and brass buckle
  4. Black socks
  5. Polished black boots or shoes if your feet are too small to obtain boots (usually below size 3)
  6. Pea coat
  7. If your hair is longer than the bottom of your dress shirt collar, it must be put up in a bun with a hairnet and elastics that are the colour of your hair and your hair must be gelled back if you have fly away hairs on the sides. This includes male and female Cadets.
    NO ponytails!!
After the parade, there will be regular training so be sure to bring your notebooks and pens or pencils for note taking. Remember that the things you learn in Training may be on your Promotions exams.

015 - Tuesday, November 26, 2019

posted Nov 20, 2019, 10:38 PM by NLCC MJ Miller   [ updated Nov 20, 2019, 10:38 PM ]

Tuesday, November 26, 2019 will be a regular Training night with review as preparation for your upcoming Celebrations of Learning.

014 - Divisional Inspection - November 19, 2019

posted Nov 20, 2019, 10:36 PM by NLCC MJ Miller   [ updated Nov 20, 2019, 10:38 PM ]

On Tuesday, November 19, 2018 at approximately 1840, the President of the Richmond/Delta Navy League of Canada Branch, Mr. Lee, as well as Officers of the BC Mainland Division (BCMD), will be reviewing and inspecting our Cadets along with the Officers of our Corps (NLCC MJ Miller). 
After the review and inspections, we will be performing a March Past to honour them and show off our Miller pride.

This requires the following on this night:
  • You will arrive at the Navy League Hall in your full Service Dress (No. 1) Uniform. This means you will have the following Kit:
    • NLCC MJ Miller white top with cap tally
      • Clean and white
    • NLCC MJ Miller blue dress shirt with top button done up
      • There are no creases in the dress shirt
    • Your white lanyard if you have one yet (Ordinary Cadet and higher in rank)
      • Clean and white
    • Your black or blue dress trousers
      • Black trousers have a crease in the front and back
      • Blue trousers do not have any creases
    • Your white belt
      • Clean and white
    • Your boots
      • Blacked and polished
    • Your pea coat
  • All items of your kit should have your name in them
  • For those with long hair, your hair must be up in a bun using your hair's color elastics and bobby pins. Use hairspray or gel to prevent fly aways.
    No ponytails.
  • Remember your salutes, sirs and madams, and to be polite to the reviewing and inspecting personal. You do get marked on these things.
After the Review and Inspection, there will be regular training until the end of the night.

013 - Richmond Remembrance Day Parade, Monday, November 11, 2019

posted Nov 7, 2019, 7:19 PM by NLCC MJ Miller   [ updated Nov 7, 2019, 7:19 PM ]

The Poppy & Remembrance Day 

On the eleventh day, of the eleventh month, at the eleventh hour… 

Here in Richmond and in more than 2,000 cities, towns and villages across Canada,
we will come together at Cenotaphs and Memorials… 

… To Remember!!!! 

We will remember those who served our country in times of need. 
We will remember the service and the sacrifices of more than one and a half million Canadians: 
Sailors, Soldiers, Aircrew, and Merchant Sea Men.

We will stop to think how much that Canadian families have sacrificed,
while their loved ones served overseas, to protect our interests. 
As we stand, in peace and in safety,
and we will remember those who have served us and sacrificed for us. 

To those who are serving at home and abroad today… 

We thank you!! 

To those who have served – including those who will be with us… 

We thank you!! 

To those who have served and never returned… 

We thank you!! 

We salute you!! 

We will always remember you!! 

We will always remember you!! 

We will always remember you!!


012 - Commanding Officer Parade - Nov 5, 2019

posted Nov 4, 2019, 11:12 PM by NLCC MJ Miller   [ updated Nov 4, 2019, 11:13 PM ]

This Tuesday is a Commanding Officers Parade. What does that mean?

A Commanding Officer Parade is a formal parade where the Commanding Officer inspects the Ships' Company just like we would during our quarterly Inspection Parades. 
We also perform a March Past, an Advance in Review Order, and General Salute. These are all things you learned and practiced during the Onboard. 
Most of the time, it is only the Commanding Officer inspecting the Ships Company but there are times where other guests may also be invited to partake. Make sure that you dress and act appropriately.

It also means that we wear our formal Service Dress Uniforms (No. 1) consisting of:
  1. White Top with NLCC MJ Miller cap tally
  2. NLCC MJ Miller blue dress shirt with rank epaulets and lanyard if applicable
    If you are cold, you may wear your NLCC MJ Miller blue t shirt under the dress shirt
  3. Black dress trousers with white belt and brass buckle
  4. Black socks
  5. Polished black boots or shoes if your feet are too small to obtain boots (usually below size 3)
  6. Pea coat
  7. If your hair is longer than the bottom of your dress shirt collar, it must be put up in a bun with a hairnet and elastics that are the colour of your hair and your hair must be gelled back if you have fly away hairs on the sides. This includes male and female Cadets.
    NO ponytails!!
Most of the New Entry (NE) Cadets had their Service Dress (No. 1) Uniforms issued to them at the General Training Onboard last weekend.
If you are a New Entry (NE) and you did not come to the Onboard, you will have to follow the following dress standards:
  1. No head dress (no ball cap)
  2. White dress shirt with collar
    If you are cold, you may wear your a white t shirt under the dress shirt  
  3. Black dress pants
  4. Black belt
  5. Black socks
  6. Black dress shoes
Those of you without Service Dress (No. 1) Uniforms, during Stand Easy, you may see Stores to get fitted for your Service Dress (No. 1) Uniform as you should have attended the Onboard. Do not go to Stores at the beginning of the night or after the Parade.

After the parade, there will be regular training so be sure to bring your notebooks and pens or pencils for note taking. Remember that the things you learn in Training may be on your Promotions exams.

011 - Royal Canadian Legion's Salute to Veterans at BC Place Stadium

posted Oct 28, 2019, 11:10 PM by NLCC MJ Miller   [ updated Oct 28, 2019, 11:11 PM ]


    


Thank you to all of you who have shown interest in attending this important event. Here is the Permission Form with timings for this event. Please fill it out completely and bring it with you on Tuesday, October 29, 2019.

A couple of things to note: 
  • Parents, please drop off your Cadet and stay until they are signed in inspected.
    If they are missing items or have not handed in their Permission Slip, they will be sent home.
  • We are travelling by Skytrain and walking to BC Place Stadium.
    Please make sure that you bring $2.00 for travel to BC Place Stadium and another $2.00 for the return leg of this journey.
    Please bring exact change!!! Do not bring bills.
    The Cadets may also use a Compass card if they have one.
  • There will be no food or drink handed out at this event.
    Make sure you have a large supper prior to arriving at the Lansdowne SkyTrain.
    Also, you will need to pack a good snack and a drink in a small bag with their name on it.
    You are responsible for your bag.
    There will be an area to put these items down while we are on the field.
  • It is extremely important that you make sure that the Home phone number for your parent that we can get a hold of the easiest.
    A cell phone is the best.
    We try to estimate the return times as best we can but they are variable and we may need to call your parents to pick up you up early.
    It is extremely important that you make sure that you have an Alternate Contact listed on the form who does not live with you. This is in case we cannot reach your parents for some reason.
    If you are missing this information, you will not be allowed to go.
  • It is extremely important that you let us know if another parent is picking you up.
    You cannot tell us afterwards that you are riding with a friend's parents.
    We can only release a Cadet to his or her parents unless you have already cleared it with an Officer of the Corps prior to our outing.
    You MUST sign out before going home!!!!
  • It is extremely important that you have all your Service Dress (No.1) Uniform parts including Pea Coat and that they are clean, ironed, and looking immaculate. We will be on TV.
    Your Pea Coat must have your name in it. Too many times have we had to search for Cadets Pea Coats because they have no name. They all look the same and there are several other Corps at this event.
    For new Cadets who have not been issued a Uniform: You are to wear a white dress shirt, black dress pants, and black dress shoes. You may not wear jeans or leggings not T Shirts neither may you wear florescent shoes!
    If you are missing parts of your Uniform or not wearing proper attire, you will be sent home.
    All males or females with long hair, you must put your hair up in a bun with elastics and a hairnet the same color as your hair.
We are Saluting our Nation's Veterans which will seen on TV and we want to show them our respect for their sacrifices by looking and acting our best. They deserve it!!!!

Please ensure that all permission forms are handed in this coming Tuesday (October 29, 2019).

Any questions should be brought up the chain of command.

010 - Halloween Party - October 29, 2019

posted Oct 28, 2019, 7:36 PM by NLCC MJ Miller   [ updated Oct 28, 2019, 7:41 PM ]

  

This Tuesday, October 29, 2019 will be our Halloween Party.

We would like to have some fun and celebrate our spooky night. 
This means that we would prefer that you not come in Uniform but in your costume. 
If you have a costumer, wear it. 
If you do not have a costumer, you will come in your Service Dress (No. 1) Uniform.

009 - Tag Days - Richmond, Ladner, and Tsawwassen - Oct 17 to 20, 2019

posted Oct 18, 2019, 12:41 AM by NLCC MJ Miller

We have a Tag Days event coming up this October and we thought we would send this out to help: 

What is Tag Days? 

Tag Days is where the cadets go out into the community in our full Service Dress Uniforms (No. 1), usually, in areas where there is a large amount of foot traffic. All cadets must sign up for, at least, one shift. Cadets may perform multiple shifts if they so desire. 
Remember, there are prizes for the cadets who make the most money from donations 

Why do we Tag? 
There are several reasons for this activity: 
  • To promote a positive awareness of the Navy League of Canada and our two Richmond/Delta Navy Corps: NLCC MJ Miller and RCSCC Bicknell.
    This aids us in recruiting new members for the Corps.
  • To educate the public regarding our youth programs.
  • To request monetary donations of passersby.
    This allows us to obtain new uniforms, have our Onboards (where we would all like to eat and drink), go on Tours and Training exercises (such as the Coast Guard Tour, Fire Hall Tour, and BCMD Training weekends), and outings in the community (Extreme Air, swimming, etc...). 
What do we wear for Tag? 

You will be wearing your full Dress Uniform (No.1). 

The No. 1 Uniform consists of the following items (all items to be worn unless otherwise specified): 
  • MJ Miller White Top (should be clean and white)
  • MJ Miller Dress Shirt (should be clean and ironed properly with all appropriate badges affixed)
  • Lanyard (if applicable)
  • MJ Miller Dress trousers (should be clean and ironed properly)
  • White Belt with Brass Buckle
  • MJ Miller Boots (clean and well polished)
  • MJ Miller Pea Coat 
If you are still cold wearing all of this, you may wear your NLCC MJ Miller T Shirt underneath your NLCC MJ Miller Dress Shirt. 
  • Your hair should be off your collar. If this is not the case, you will need to put your hair up in a bun. No ponytails. This includes both female and male cadets. 
If you have not yet been assigned a Dress Uniform, please wear a white shirt with collar, a black tie, black or dark blue dress trousers, black dress shoes, and a black or dark blue jacket.

Where will we be Tagging?

The Tag Day shifts vary from each Tagging period but will always be in Richmond or Delta. Some common examples of Tag locations are Richmond Center Mall (usually the front entrances by Tim Hortons and White Spot), London Drugs, Save on Foods/Price Smart, Shoppers Drug Mart, Rona, etc...
These businesses have allowed us to Tag at their locations so it is very important that you stay where you are assigned and that you provide a positive experience for passersby.

You are to arrive at the Navy League Hall prior to your shift. The Officers and Branch members will assign you to a location at this time.

How do we arrive at the Tag locations?

Once you have been assigned a Tag location and been assigned a donation can, we enlist the use of Parent Volunteers to safely drive you to your Tag location and supervise.

How long are the Tag shifts?

The Tag shifts vary between three to four hours depending on the day.

Will they be Tagging alone?

No. The Navy League Cadets (NLCC MJ Miller) are usually paired with another Navy League Cadet and one or two Sea Cadets (from RCSCC Bicknell) to form a small group for support and safety.

What do we do for Tag?

You are our role model to other youth, parents, and members of the community. Your actions and manners should convey a positive attitude at all times.

Some helpful tips on Tagging:
  • Always be polite, cheerful, friendly, well-turned out, and attentive.
  • An opening line such as "Excuse me sir/ma'am, would you like to support the Navy League of Canada?” or something along those lines works well.
  • Do not forget your please and thank you and tell them to "Have a good day!
  • Keep in eye contact. If you can get them to look at you, there's a good chance they will donate.
  • Depending on the location; be helpful, whether or not people donate. Hold the door open for people especially the elderly or if someone is struggling with bags.
  • Ensure your dress and deportment are at your personal best. Do your Uniform the night before to make sure it looks great.
  • Remember that people will be looking at you. Slouching, looking bored, leaning against the wall or sitting down, gum chewing, horseplay, and swearing will turn people away, and make them less likely to donate.
  • Make sure to answer any questions honestly. People may be curious about who you are and what you do.
  • Stay hydrated. Ensure that you bring along and drink water throughout your shift.
  • And finally: Smile!! Being happy is contagious!
Do we take any breaks while Tagging?

Halfway through your shift, you may take a short break (15 minutes). During this time, you may sit down and rest but ensure that you are maintaining a positive attitude. If you take a break inside a Store or the Mall, you may not accept donations at this time. We can only take donations at the designated areas or we may not be able to return to this location in the future.

Do not leave your assigned location at any time!! We need to be able to find you, if required, in case of emergencies.

At the end of your shift, you must return to the Navy League Hall to drop off your donation can and sign out.

If there are any issues or problems, please inform your Parent Volunteer or call the Navy League Hall at 604-270-3231.

What is expected of the Parents, Volunteers, and Drivers?

We require and rely on the Parent, Volunteers, and Drivers to perform the following for these Tag Day events. Remember, these Tag Days are what keeps our costs down. Without these fundraisers, we may have to charge for other fun activities.
  • To drive the Cadets from the Navy League Hall to their Tag locations in a safe manner. You will be asked to provide a cell phone number where you can be reached in case of emergencies.
  • To make sure the Cadets are standing outside of their assigned Store locations, to make ensure the Cadets are not blocking the Store entrances, and that the Cadets are maintaining a positive attitude.
  • To periodically check up on the Cadets at their Tag locations.
  • To drive the Cadets from their Tag locations back to the Navy League Hall at the end of their Tag shift in a safe manner.
All Cadets must be returned to the Navy League Hall at the end of their shift to return their donation can and to sign out.

What Tag shifts are there?

There are usually five (5) shifts for Tag Days:
  • Thursday from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm
  • Friday from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm
  • Saturday from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm
  • Saturday from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm
  • Sunday from 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm
You may pick one or more shifts to Tag at. Remember the more donations you make, the more likely you are to win a prize.

We thank you all for your help in this crucial activity!!!!

008 - Swim Parade at Watermania

posted Oct 11, 2019, 10:52 PM by NLCC MJ Miller   [ updated Oct 11, 2019, 10:52 PM ]

This Tuesday, Oct 15, 2019 don't come the the Navy League Hall but meet at Watermania for a swim parade.
Make sure to bring your Permission Form if you haven't already handed it in and bring your Active Pass or $5.00.
See you there.

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