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number 286 date July 10th, 1998 1st Published in October 1995
. Where are they now?
Bill Willows sent us this request -
I am wondering if anyone of you may have Ralph Goodmurphy's address
or better still, his e-mail if he has one and is known to you folks.
He is a fellow retiree from the NYC district who moved to Beautiful
B.C. this past year.
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. Gordon Froede has sent us an updated bio -
I joined TCA as a psgr. agt. at Toronto Malton Airport in 1956.
In 1959 I transferred to Montreal HQ and worked during the following ten
years in Advertising, Passenger Sales. Dept., Tour Sales Planning, Agency &
Interline Sales, and Marketing. The McKinsey Boys abolished my job of
Manager, International Passenger Sales, in 1969 and I got a job in
Los Angeles as AC's Manager, Passenger Sales & Service, US Region.
In 1972 I became Gen.Mgr. Western U.S., then was moved to NYC as
AC's Regional Psgr. Sales & Service Director for USA, Caribbean &
Latin America. At my request, I was allowed to leave NYC three years later
to become Gen. Mgr. Central USA in CHI. When AC decided to manage the US by
remote control from YUL and abolished the GM jobs, I accepted a trunk full
of greenbacks and retired at age 54.
On my return to LAX, I worked as Area Mgr. for enRoute card for a while,
then joined the City of Los Angeles Dept. of Airports and worked as a
controller at LAX for six years, only to retire for a third time when I
reached that ripe old Social Security age of 62.
Finally I am able to devote all my time to my first love -
mystery writing. Have written six novels so far, the last one coming off the
presses late July.
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. News from the Districts.
Maria Hemmerich sends us ionformation from Ottawa -
Latest Dream-Flight news:
Fund-raising efforts are underway consisting of golf-tournament,
also operating sight-seeing flights this week-end using the CF-TCC airplane.
The Dream-flight is scheduled for September the 30th on an airbus.
Active employees had enough help not to use the Pionairs.
Hopefully for the actual flight we get involved.
That's all for now.
Atlantic Canada Newsletter # 20 May 1998 -
REGIONAL EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE:
Director: Charles Stock (tel 902 798-3441)
Vice-Director: Scott Foyers
Membership Chair: Ken McLeod
Secretary/Treasurer: Pearl Piers (tel 902 454-6064)
Social Chair: Chuck Allison (tel 902 826-2955)
Interline: Bernie Miller
Communications and Welfare: Phil Helms (tel 902 463-7357)
Newsletter: Keith Hatfield (tel 902 423-4429)
This year's local ACRA Golf Tournament takes place at Ken-Wo Golf Course in
Kentville, Nova Scotia, on July 15th, with a 1 pm Shotgun Start.
Fees are $45.00 for ACRA members and $52.00 for guests.
To register, call Jack Gray at 902 462-4952 or Chuck Allison at 902 826-2955.
The Old Orchard Inn is offering rates of $66.00 per room and $88.00 per cabin
(sleeps four) for participants.
Chuck also reminds us that bowling will resume at 1 pm October
5th at the Bayers Road Shopping Centre in Halifax.
The TCA Annual Reunion will once again be held at the Trade Winds Resort in
St. Petersburg, Florida. Registration is Nov. 23rd, and the event concludes
Nov. 27th. The rate of $85.00 US, single or double, extends from Nov. 21st
through Nov. 28th. The fee for membership is $8.00, and applications can be
made through Morley Ryder, 1000 Micmac Boulevard, Unit 607, Dartmouth, N.S.,
B3A 4M7; tel. 902 469-1367.
This year's Air Canada's Dreams Take Flight program is slated for the latter
half of September, and is seeking volunteers among the Pionairs. Anyone
interested should contact Ben Blotnicky at 434-3769, or Pam Harnett at
Halifax played host to the System Art Show June 6th.
The System Soccer Tournament will take place on the Halifax Commons
September 10th through 12th.
At the District Directors Meeting, prior to the Pionairs AGM held in Toronto
in mid-May, a number of issues were reviewed.
To ensure that our organization receives the commissions from travel bookings
made through CITL and Dargel Travel, please mention your membership in
Pionairs. The 1% commission is also paid on bookings involving friends or
relatives travelling with you.
A Herculean effort over the past year by Don Demaza and Bob Robbins and their
supporting team has produced a superb "AIR CANADA PIONAIRS TRAVEL GUIDE".
This most comprehensive guide will have one final update on June 19th.
Printing and distribution to all Pionairs will take place in late summer or
early fall. A draft copy of the guide will be available at our meeting on
The National Executive has completed a detailed revue of potential sites for
the 1999 AGM. The most cost-effective location is the Sheraton Wall Hotel in
Vancouver. The confirmed dates are April 25-26-27, 1999.
Pionair members residing in Cape Breton have expressed an interest in
organizing a separate Pionairs district. Steps have been taken to bring this
about and, to quote General John Cabot trail, "Down with the Causeway!"
A meeting has been arranged in St. John's for Tuesday June 16th to consider
the creation of a similar separate district in Newfoundland.
It will be held at noon in My Better Half Restaurant, 193 Kenmount Road,
John Cavill has agreed to represent our district on the system Archives
Project. If you have any AC memorabilia which you would like to lend or donate,
please give John a call at 902 435-5215.
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. Terry's travel tips.
Dargal Interline Cruises & Tours Ltd offer these -
Royal Caribbean 'Splendour of the Seas' - 14 nights - Oct 28th
Departs Barcelona, visit Tangier, Lisbon, Funchal, St.Thomas
Inside us$1259 pp dbl port/gov't fees us$120 pp
NCL ' Norwegian Dream' - 15 nights - Dec 5th
Departs Rome visiting Casablanca, Las Palmas, Santa Cruz de Tenerife,
Funchal, St. Thomas and San Juan.
Inside us$899, outside us$1099, deluxe us$1149 all pp dbl
port/gov't fee us$180 pp.
SilverSea 'Silver Cloud' - 14 nights - Jul 31st
Departs Amsterdam visits Kirkwall, cruising Ice Barrier and
Spitsbergen Fjords, NY Alesund, Longyearbyen,
Honningsvag, Hammerfest, Trondheim, Vik, Flam, Bergen
Vista Suite us$3683 pp dbl.
Call 1-800-690-3223 for details and mention Pionairs.
Subject: Royal Caribbean - Great Rates
This just in! Great rates on the Monarch of the Seas from San Juan
for 7 nights in August and September.
AUGUST 30 - CRUISE-ONLY GUARANTEE $544.00 PER PERSON
SEPTEMBER 20 & 27 - CRUISE-ONLY GUARANTEE $444.00 PER PERSON
SEPTEMBER 6 - CRUISE-ONLY GUARANTEE $494.00 PER PERSON
Rates are for cruise only, double occupancy, based on availability.
FOR MORE DETAILS CALL 1-800-345-7576!
31st AGM of the WACA being hosted by the Interline Club of Portugal.
October 18 - 24th 1998.
Package includes: 5 nights accommodations, 5 breakfasts, 4 lunches,
3 dinners, 1 gala dinner, 1 welcome cocktail,
2 half day tours (Lisbon and surrounds)
1 full day tour (Evora) and all meals include wine!
Air Portugal offers tickets!
Cost pte 116,000 (approx us$650) pp dbl.
DEADLINE: July 31st
Buenos Aires Falls & Tango hosted by the Interline Club of Argentina.
September 20 - 26th 1998.
Package includes: 6 nights accommodations, 6 breakfasts, 1 dinner,
Tour of Buenos Aires, various excursions,
1 dinner tango show. Excursion to Iguaza falls includes
positive space airline tickets (BUE-IGR-BUE)
Cost us$583 pp dbl, single us$830 pp.
DEADLINE: August 21st.
Contact your local interline club or email:info@waca,org
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Your Chief Pilot - Vesta - sends us these -
Smilies about computers novices.
Subject: Tech Support Calls & Other Weird Things
A woman called the Canon help desk with a problem with her printer.
The tech asked her if she was "running it under Windows." The woman then
responded, "No, my desk is next to the door. But that's a good point... The
man sitting in the cubicle next to me is under a window, and his is working
Tech Support: "How much free space do you have on your hard drive?"
Customer: "Well, my wife likes to get up there on that Internet,
and she downloaded ten hours of free space. Is that enough?"
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. That's it for this time, please we need your input, send
comments and email addresses of any others who may be
interested to Vesta with a copy to Terry.
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