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Paint Nite at the Legion

This is a great night of painting and fun with family and freinds sign up now to guarantee your spot.

Go to the Paint Nite site to book your seat at this great event.

Our theme for this paint nite is the Poppy. This is the picture we will be painting. Fitting for just before Remembrance Day.

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Membership & Dues

Get in on the Early Bird for membership for the Legion for 2019

2019

MEMBERSHIP DUES

Early Bird

Sept. 1/18 to Nov. 30/18………………$55.00

December 1/18 to Dec. 31/18………$60.00

January 1/19 to Aug. 31/19…………..$65.00

Ordinary Members:

With over 5 (five) years at this Branch and over 70 years of age:

Early Bird Sept. 1/18 to Nov. 30/18….$50.00

December 1/18 to December 31/18…$55.00

January 1/19 to August 31/19…….......$60.00

ATTENTION ALL MEMBERS

If you have changed your address, phone number, email address or any other information could you please submit a change of information form so we can update your records.  You can call the office at 705-324-2613 or mail the information to Royal Canadian Legion, 12 York St. N., Lindsay, Ont., K9V 3Z6 or bring it in to the Office.

Thank you,

James Cameron, Membership Chairman Br. 67 Lindsay, Ont.

CHANGE OF INFORMATION REQUEST

Full Name: _________________________________________________________

Membership Number: __________________

Previous telephone number: ____________________   cell:  __________________               

New telephone number: home: __________________  cell: __________________

 

Previous Address:

 Street Number & Name: ____________________________________________

 Apt Number: _______________   City:_________________  Province:___________

 Postal code _____________________

 

New Address:

Street Number & Name:_____________________________________________

Apt Number: _________   City: _____________________  Province: ____________

Postal Code: ______________________

 

MEMBERSHIP REPORT

15 August 2018

Membership renewal has slowed.

As of 15 August 2018 we have a total of 753 renewals.

 

Life................ 9

Ordinary 161

Associate 42 7

Affiliate 156

Affiliate N/V 1

TOTAL RENEWALS 753

 

Life 9

Ordinary 187

Associate 485

Affiliate 190

Affiliate N/V 1

 

James Cameron

Membership Chairman

 

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Veterans Project

Our Veterans - proudly past and present.

 

Gordon Gibbins, Joined the Royal Canadian Navy in 1941 at age 17. Trained as a Anti-Submarine Detection Investigation Committee ASDIC (Pinger) or better known as Sonar Operator in later ships. Sailed on HMCS Sans Peur, HMCS Kootenay, D-Day support, HMCS Trentonian, in the Battle of the Atlantic. Gord survived the sinking of HMCS Trentonian on 22 February 1945 protecting a convoy in the North Atlantic.

We just heard Gord crossed the bar May 2, 2018. One of a few of our World War II Veterans. He will be sadly missed by all that the Lindsay Legion. We send our condolences to his family.

  

 

Peter Healey, Joined the Royal Air Force in 1943 at age 19. Trained as a pilot/Navigator/Bomb aimer. Peter then re-mustered to be the tail gunner. One of 7 members in a crew. Flew Wellington 2 engine Bomber, B24 Liberator 4 engine Bomber, and the famous Lancaster 4 engine bomber. Peter saw action over Egypt, Palestine, Israel, Italy, and was preparing to go to Japan when the war ended.

 

 

Douglas Louch, Joined Royal Canadian Navy April 1949.  Was trained as a Communications Operator (Com Ops) Served on HMCS LaHulloise (frigate), HMCS Crescent (destroyer), HMCS Prestoian (frigate), HMCS Chignecto, (Minesweeper). HMCS Iroquois destined for the Korean War. On an operation near Songjin, North Korea, took on enemy fire killing 3 and wounding 10. This was the only casualties to the RCN for the Korean War. Reenlisted in the Royal Canadian Air Force 1954 as a Radio Operator. Many postings. Retired form the CAF in December 1975. Lastly Joined the Canadian Coast Guard.

 

 

Philip N Lilly, Joined the Royal Canadian Air Force Police (Military Police) in 1956 until 1966. Philip Lilly, was a teacher, Hospital CEO, and now a snow bird in the winter. Was an active member in the Legions over the years.

 

 

Don Scott, Was in the Royal Canadian Navy as a Marine Engineer (Stoker) He owns a roofing company here in Lindsay.

  

 

Ed Baker, Enlisted in the Army in June 1953. Served with the Royal Canadian Signal Corps with a multitude of different jobs. Honorable discharged in 1956. Ed has been a active member of Sir Sam Hughes Legion Branch 67 and Highland Creek Legion Branch 258 for 35 years.

 

 

Charles Olito, Joined the Royal Air Force in 1948 1956. Trained as a Cpl Wireless Fitter. Three years posted Air Scientific Recovery (Security) Unit, (ASRU) 1954 Wing Commanders Office Selecting (Radio) sites for 1955 exercises. 1955 Exercises and First Mobile Field Trials.  Modern day Telephone System and Electronic Cyphers

  

 

Lieutenant Colonel (LCol) Ron Neal CD (Ret`d) Enrolled in the Lincoln and Welland Regiment as a Private 1964. Served with 2 Battalion Royal Canadian Regiment (RCR) as a reserve call out to Germany in 1967. Commissioned Lieutenant 1971. Graduated Militia Command and Staff Course Kingston Ontario 1989. Commanding Officer of the Hastings and Prince Edward Regiment 1990 - 1993. Commanded Toronto District Infantry Battalion, Military Concentration Petawawa 1992. Currently the Secretary Treasurer of the Hastings and Prince Edward Regiment Trust Fund.

  

 

Michael Wilkinson born and raised in Lindsay from a proud military family. Joined the Army in 1981. After basic training 12 weeks in Cornwallis moved on to do his TQ3s course for 6 months in Petewawa with 1 Royal Canadian Regiment (1RCR) in London Ontario from 1981-1983. Posted to the Airborne Regiment 3 commando12 platoon also with Van Doos Regiment 1 Commando French Recce Company then on to the Pathfinder unit. Lastly posted to the Scottish Regiment (Kilt) Vancouver Island as an Instructor for new recruits.

 

 

Tom Cooke, Joined the Army and fought in Korean War.

   

 

 


 

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HMCS Lindsay

Pulls into dry dock at the Lindsay Legion


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SPECIAL EVENTS REPORT

Come out to our Decorations Day at Riverside Cemetery Lindsay

SPECIAL EVENTS

VIMY DINNER:

The annual Vimy Dinner will be held in the Vimy room Monday (yes Monday) April the 9th. The guest speaker will be the Hon. Col. Armstrong. It is sure to be a good meal, a good chance to sit and enjoy friends and family and hear an interesting speaker. Tickets are available in the office only. Office hours are Monday to Friday 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Social hour: 5:15 p.m. to 6:15 p.m.

Dinner: 6:45 p.m.

Cost: $15.00 per person – Veterans are guests of the branch.

This event was a well turned out event. Our Guest Speaker gave a very knowledgeable with a very solemn and entertaining speech.

Our MC should be congratulated on a job well done. Bravo Zulu.

 

DECORATION DAY:

Decoration Day at Riverside Cemetery will be Sunday June 10th. We will need volunteers to help the cadets and children place flags on the veteran’s gravesites in the morning, and then the ceremony will take place at 1:00 p.m.

Rob McDougall

Special Events Chairman

 

 

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BRANCH 67 DONATIONS – January 1st to December 31st 2017

As you can see this Branch donates a lot of funds to all of these community organizations thousands of dollors each year.

A Place Called Home

Bethel EMMC

Big Brothers and Big Sisters

Boys and Girls Club of Kawartha Lakes

Canada Day Celebrations

Canadian Hearing Society

Canadian Red Cross

Capital Experience Program for Children

Charitable Foundation

Diabetes Canada

District F Hospital Trust Fund

District F Track & Field

Easter Seals

Habitat for Humanity

Heart & Stroke Foundation

HMK Children’s Water Festival

Homeless Veterans

I.E. Weldon graduation

Kawartha Art Gallery

Kawartha Haliburton Children’s Foundation

Kawartha Lakes Food Source

Kids Help Phone

L.C.V.I. graduation

Last Post Fund

Lung Association

March of Dimes

Monarch Bible Camp

Mouth & Foot Painters

Multiple Sclerois

Oldtimer Benefit Hockey

Ontario Horticultural Society

Royal Canadian Army Cadet League #2817

Salvation Army

Santa Claus Parade

Seasonal Sharing gift baskets for veterans

Spina Bifida

St. Thomas Aquinas graduation

Sunnybrook Comfort Fund

Teddy Bear Campaign

The Kidney Foundation

Veterans Voices of Canada

Windsor Classic Games

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Presidents Report

           

 

       

 

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Poem remembering WW2 Veterans

Submitted by Korean Veteran Cal Callebert.


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Poppy Report

Please honour your commitment to participate in the poppy campaign this year.

Poppy Report

This year the Branch raised $42,000.00 as compared to $44,000.00 last year. This is due to less participation from members honouring their pledge to participate in the annual poppy campaign, which we are all are aware that the funds we raise go to support our Veterans and their families during their time of need.

Because of this we will be setting up a phoning committee to call members and offer a time frame for you to honour your commitment to participate in the poppy ca next year.

Yours in comradeship

John Sherman

2nd Vice President/Poppy Chairman

 

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Kitchen Chairman Report

Busy, busy, busy. The kitchen has been extremely busy these last few months of last year. With our kitchen cooking 18 turkeys to accommodate the Christmas lunches and dinners which have been booked with our branch.

I would be remiss if I did not acknowledge the many hours the volunteers contributed to our success and I thank them for their dedication to our branch. Our cook (Mike Hensman) is going to write a book on how to cook turkeys, coming out soon in the New Year.

 

Yours in comradeship

John Sherman

2nd Vice President/Kitchen Chairman

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Bar Chairmain’s Report

Bar Chairman’s Report

Appointments to the various committees for the 2018 – 2019 term have been made and I am pleased to accept the position of Bar Chairman for another term.

The Canteen bar continues to be busy as always.  The Vimy and Lounge bars also bring in revenue during the various functions held in those rooms.

We will once again be hosting three more deck parties: Canada Day, Sunday, July 1st; Civic Holiday, Monday, August 6th; and Labour Day, Monday, September 3rd.  These events are from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.  They feature music by some of your favourite bands and a bar-b-que.

I would like to thank our Bar Stewards for a job well done in the past year and looking forward to the same again this year.

A note of thanks to our sales representative Joe Hawley and Molson Brewery for the recent donation of a new TV for our canteen.

Yours in comradeship,

Jim Richardson

First Vice President/Bar Chairman

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Remembrance Honours & Awards Dinner

Come out & have a great evening honouring our Veterans & Legion members


 

Our Special Events Chair Comrade Rob McDougall would like to thanks all who helped out with the Honours and Awards Dinner. Congratulations to all the recipients. Especially Comrade Howie Johnston for receiving the Life Membership. Also Comrade Hank Oppors for receiving the Legionnaire of the Year Award.

Howie Johnston receiving his Legion Life Membership.

Hank Oppors receiving the Legionnaire of the Year award

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