Back-to-school walk set for Cannon families

Courtesy 27 Services Squadron

While Le Tour de Cannon will draw avid bicyclists and runners, a more leisurely family activity Aug. 12 provides families the opportunity to join in fun cocpetition in the Back-to-School Parent/Child 1 mile walk, The event beings at 9 a.,. and. participants can sign up at the fitness Center and meet at the base track the morning of the walk.
Cannon families who either homeschool or are interested in homsechooling their children are encouraged to join the Cannon homeschool group meeting today at 1 p.m. at the base library.
About 10 families are already a part of the group, and are working to form a pool of knowledge and resources, identify best practices and resources and cooperate with field trips and learning experiences. There is no fee to be involved in the group. Those interested in becoming a part can “just show up,” said Melissa Haraughty, Cannon librarian.
Services is hosting its annual membership drive during September. Lots of prizes will be given and events such as Battle of the Bands, a car show, squadron chili cook-off and more will be held. Check the Mach Meter and Horizon for dates and times.
Air Force Club membership just got more exciting as two club members will win a brand new H3 Hummer, which will be given away to show Air Force Clubs’ appreciation to its members. All new members who sign up for club membership during the annual membership drive from Sept. 1 through Nov. 31 are eligible to win one of the H3 Hummers.
“We are really looking forward to this year’s drive,” said Frank Black, Air Force Clubs division chief. “According to our younger members, the H3 is ‘tight’. They think it’s cool and are excited about the opportunity to get one free.”
The H3 is Hummer’s grandson, a mid-size suburban utility vehicle. It features heated leather seats, electric sliding sunroof, power windows and door locks and AM/FM Stereo with compact disc.
Becoming a club member brings with it, benefits that underscore the fact that membership has exclusive advantages that include:
– Reciprocal privileges at Air Force Clubs worldwide. Members find a home away from home at any Air Force Club. Whether club members are on temporary duty, vacation or in the midst of a move, their welcome is assured in any Air Force Club.
– Tradition, special occasions and entertainment programs such as promotion ceremonies, dining-ins or Air Force balls are made special by clubs.
– Members Only Programs offer events for their members that include concerts, gourmet dining, comedians, complimentary buffets and meals.
– Membership conveniences include cashier service with access to free check cashing, on the spot dues and MasterCard payments, and in overseas locations, currency exchange.
– Air Force Clubs Scholarship Program supports Airmen and their families by providing them the opportunity to compete for $25,000 in scholarships.
– Easy membership transfer makes a permanent change of station transition easier. Members just present a copy of their orders within 90 days of arrival and the cashier will update their mailing and contact information and give each transferring member $25 in welcoming coupons.
– Air Force catering programs provide benefits such as no-fee party rooms, no deposit for the member’s personal special functions, free parking, assistance with protocol, menu planning, selecting service style and more. A professional catering staff will assist members in planning functions within their budget.
– Members who live 50 miles or more from the base receive half-price dues.
– Air Force Clubs worldwide developed and tested hundreds of recipes featuring regional specialties from around the world. Each club menu offers a selection of entrees, healthy items, salads and desserts.
For more information on becoming an Air Force Club member, visit The Landing or call 784-2853.