AAL Padstow Squadron Parent Committee

Welcome new and returning parents! Let’s get ready for a year of excitement and fun! Why do we need a Parent Committee? The Parent Committee is responsible for helping with, organizing and supporting the programs and events that enhance our children’s Air League experience.

Who is on the Parent Committee?

YOU ARE! All parents of AAL Padstow Squadron members are members of the Parent Committee. There is only ONE way that our children can experience all of the exciting programs and events each year: with your help.

When you volunteer some of your time, your child has a richer experience. Welcome Aboard!

By becoming active in the Parent Committee, you will make the most of your family’s experience at AAL Padstow Squadron. This intro tells you about the AAL PADSTOW SQUADRON Parent Committee, and what we as parents can do together. We need your participation so that your child’s year at Air League will be the best it can be. We strongly encourage each family to assist with at least one event/program during the school year. There is something for everyone!

As parents, we are all busy. The AAL Padstow Squadron Parent Committee is made up of both working and non-working parents. There are many different ways for you to volunteer. We need your help. You choose how much time you’d like to volunteer. Here are just a few ways you can help:

  • co-chair an event
  • Work on an activity that occurs on a regular schedule so you can plan ahead
  • serve on a committee
  • be a room parent
  • donate materials to an event
  • share your ideas at meetings or with e-mails
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At our monthly meetings, we discuss past and upcoming events and share ideas. We address issues that involve the well-being of our children. An OC’s report is given regarding happenings in the AAL Padstow Squadron. In addition, we will hear the Treasurers report. All parents are welcome and encouraged to attend these meetings.

The Parent Committee usually meets on the 2nd Tuesday of every month at 7:40 PM. A copy of the meeting agenda will be emailed to you on request. Bi-Monthly the Squadron E-News “Attack Kats News” is emailed to all members. This will keep you appraised of what is going on even if you are not able to attend the parent meeting.

Meetings are both informative and enjoyable. They provide an opportunity for you to have an active role in the AAL Padstow Squadron and to socialize with other parents who have the same concerns and issues as you do. Please join us.


The following are descriptions of the Parent Committee Events and Programs planned for the upcoming year. Events are one-time happenings and Programs are ongoing. Each event/program generally has two committee members. There will be volunteer sign-up sheets for each event/program at the February meeting. Additionally, a volunteer sign-up sheet is posted on the AAL Padstow Squadron web site; please return it to the AAL PADSTOW SQUADRON Office at your earliest convenience.

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Welcome Back Camp: The Parents and Officers help purchase food items, pack camping equipment, and offer to transport children to and from the camp destination. After the event, there is a certain amount of unpacking and putting away that needs to take place.

** Weekend beginning February **

  • ANZAC Day March
  • Ceremonial Parade
  • AAL Group Review
  • Presentation Night

OPEN NIGHT your child is getting acquainted with his/her new teachers and classroom come meet the Parent Committee and other Staff of the AAL PADSTOW SQUADRON.


All programs are year-long commitments

Room Parents: We would like to have two room parents per parade. The room parents act as assistants to Officers of Friday nights. It may be assisting with the boys doing their modelling, taking a Badge class or more mundane things like Hall Duty.

AAL Padstow Squadron Badge curriculum. We will have a wide range of Badge for the members to obtain. This often requires enlisting someone with the experience or courage to teach the skill to the members.

Adopt-a-Family: Welcome new families to the AAL Padstow Squadron! Help provide a smooth transition for the many new families who will be joining our community. Communicate with your new family prior to the beginning of the year, answer questions, and provide a familiar face. Introduce new families to other children and their parents.

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AAL Padstow Squadron Parent Committee


OC: Michael Chamley

Branch President: Jenny McDonald

Secretary: Diana Larkham