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Chief Pilot  - Vesta Stevenson   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
http://www.acra.ca/between/vesta/

Co-pilot     - Terry Baker         This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
http://www.acra.ca/between

number 333   date Dec 1st, 1998  1st Published in October 1995

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. Your Co-pilot will be on vacation from Dec 14th thru Jan 9th, so there
will be no NetLetter during that period.
Please ensure that any communication should always include the Chief pilot
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. We recently published a letter from Tom Grant announcing the demise
of the Pionair Web Site, and his reasons for doing so - we should point out
that the reasons noted was meant for general publication - for this your
co-pilot (Terry) apologise, the inclusion of the information was without
your Chief pilot's (Vesta) prior  permission nor, indeed, that of the
author Tom Grant.


The following is a rebuttal to article from Tom Grant printed in
"BETWEEN YOURSELVES - NetLetter" number 329 dated Nov 19th,1998,
with permission from signatories Mary and Olie Moore National Pionairs
Executives. Some editing has been done by your pilot also with
permission. (eds)

Date: Wed, 25 Nov 1998 10:00:50 -0500
From: Olie & Mary Moore <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
To:   T.Grant" <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>  (and others)
Subject: Re: Pionairs Website

Just to let you know what we did do for you!!!  At our AGM last year in
Toronto, we gave out all the yellow cards to our members which you sent
to us re the website.  We asked Horizons to advertise the website,  if
they did not that is no fault of ours. One of our members spoke from the
podium to 400 members present at the business meeting. He spoke on the
website as well as the Netletter.  The Pionairs have written a Travel
Guide which is being printed by Air Canada for all retirees. On Page 2
you will see that the website and netletter are highlighted.
I wrote a letter to each of the District Directors which read:
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This is of great interest. Please advise your members of the Pionairs
Website in your next newsletter.  Online at - www.acra.ca/pionairs
Designer & Editor, Tom Grant. BA  B.Arch (formerly Air Canada)
Technical Editor - Alan Rust (Air Canada, Tech. Ops)
Associate Editor, J. Grant (AC Pionair)
This space is made possible through the generosity of Mortimer Online
and the Air Canada Recreation Association. Neither Mortimer nor ACRA
is responsible for the contents of this site.
Things of interest could be sent to:  Tom Grant (address snipped by
VS) They are looking for as much Pionairs publicity as possible.
Unquote
Thanks.    Mary Moore, Secretary Pionairs


. To set the record straight -
RE: Pionairs Website and notice of its demise in Netletter Nbr 329,
November 19,1998.

Sometimes  good intentions have unfortunate results. This was so with our
publication of a letter written to Olie Moore, President, Pionairs by Tom
Grant, producer of the Pionairs Website. The letter came to us as a carbon
copy because we provide much information for some of the website pages, and
thus, had a vested interest. We were disappointed that the website might
come off the air and felt that perhaps if there was a ground swell opposing
this, then Tom would have second thoughts. Unfortunately we should have
done some editing and better timing. As a result, it appeared that Tom had
written an "open letter", which he did not do. He in no way was airing his
feelings in public. Consequently, what were considered legitimate
perceptions voiced to a few people with a vested interest, were taken as
rude remarks by some.  This was unfortunate and regrettable.
Editors

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. News from the districts.
Comox Valley Pionairs on Vancouver Island -
Christmas Dinner.
It will be held at the Kingfisher Inn , Dec. 10th.
Cocktails at 6pm and Dinner at 6:30pm.
The cost is $17.50 per person.
All the best,  Heather and Ralph Tisdall
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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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