Catherine has been a great resource for the Legion. Helping with numerious projects for the Artifacts Committee.
We have been trying for a few months to track down this very busy young lady. To present her with a Legion Certificate of Appreciation for all of her hard work while here on a co-op assignment. We hope to have her help out again when she is available. A avid historian herself. She was a great addition to the research and artifact groups of the Legion. We wish her all the best in her future endeavors. Great Job, Bravo Zulu.
From left to right in photo: Howie Johnston, Catherine Cadigan, Claus Reuter, & Bill Neville.
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 Claus Reuter for receiving the Legionnaire of the Year Award.
Claus Reuter receiving the Legionnaire of the Year award
Our Poppy campaign has been another successful event for this year for our legion
Will be starting on the 29th October until 10th November 2018. Come out and help/sign up with our Poppy Drive before Remembrance Day on November 11th.
Contributions received from the Poppy campaign directly support Veterans and their families, and ensure Canada never forgets.
Promoting Remembrance is part of The Royal Canadian Legion’s mission and has been one of our principal objectives since our inception. The Legion inspires Canadians to remember those who have made the ultimate sacrifice for our country, and to honour those who served and continue to serve today. Remembrance is a year-long commitment and we endeavour to promote it through a number of programs, services and resources.
Poppy Trust Funds
Your contributions directly support Canada’s Veterans and their families, while ensuring Canada never forgets.
Use of Poppy Trust Funds
Through your donations to the Legion Poppy Fund, the Legion provides financial assistance and support to Veterans, including Canadian Armed Forces and RCMP, and their families who are in need. Poppy Funds may be used for:
Grants for food, heating costs, clothing, prescription medication, medical appliances and equipment, essential home repairs and emergency shelter or assistance for Veterans and their families in need
Housing accommodation and care facilities for Veterans
Funding for Veteran Transition Programs that are directly related to the training, education and support needs of Veterans and their families
Comforts for Veterans and their surviving spouses who are hospitalized and in need
Veterans visits, transportation, reading programs and day trips
Accessibility modifications to assist Veterans with disabilities
Educational bursaries for children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren of Veterans
Support of cadet units
Community drop-in centres, meals-on-wheels, and seniors services in communities where Veterans would benefit
Community medical appliances, medical training and medical research which will assist in the care of Veterans in the community
Support the work of Legion Command and Branch Service Officers across Canada in assisting and representing Veterans
Donations for relief of disasters declared by federal or provincial governments which impact Veteran in those communities
Promotion and administering of Remembrance activities to ensure Canadians never forget the sacrifices of Canada’s Veterans
Poppy Trust Fund Administration
The Poppy Campaign is organized and run by local Legion volunteers at over 1400 branches across Canada and abroad. Poppy Funds are held in trust at every level of the Legion and the use of these trust funds are strictly controlled, with appropriate approval processes. Branch executives are accountable for Poppy Fund expenditures and are required to inform the public through local media of the results of their campaign, including contributions received and disposition of funds. You may contact your local Legion branch to request information on their Poppy Campaign.
Details on the Poppy Trust Fund can be found in the Legion`s Poppy Manual.
Supporting Veterans Every Day
Thank you for your donations to the Poppy Fund. Through your generosity, the Legion helps all of Canada’s Veterans.
Did you know you can support Veterans year-round by becoming a member of the Legion? Join today!
The Lindsay Legion would like to thank the Kent Street Tattoo for another sucessful fund raiser on Remembrance Day November 11th
Kent Street Tattoo here in Lindsay has had another Remembrance Day Fundraiser for the Poppy Fund.
All of their proceeds form tattooing a Poppy/Poppies for their customers goes to the Lindsay Legion Poppy Fund. They worked all day for the Poppy Fund which goes to the support of Veterans and their Families. Their total for the day was $2115 which brings our overall total for the last 4 years to $8065.
Kent street Tattoo has been in business for 5 years.
The Lindsay Legion thanks everyone who came out and got tattooed or bought a t-shirt.
Sir Sam Hughes Branch 67
Zone F-4 Convention
Comrade Chairman,Zone Chairman,Ladies Auxiliary,Comrades All:
Things at this time around our legion look very well. But looks can be deceiving. As I mentioned in my last report I was running for president to finish the job I started. Everything with the fuel tank removal seemed to be going along good. CHEST FUND submitted to help with the cost and had a positive meeting with the chairman. Cm3 said every hole was below MOECC standards and I was told I could pave the parking lot. Than the kick with that frozen boot came in. Cm3 informs me they have now found some fuel in one of the holes that is over the standards, our insurance said we're not covered, why do we pay such an exuberant amount I'll never know, get a letter from the CHEST FUND that their extenuating circumstance are a lot different than mine, and I have to do it all over,All thirteen copies. There is no way I can get the driveway paved until next year. Ministry of Environment wants to have a talk. I told them the amount of fuel in the ground has had no effect on the environment because I cut the grass every Thursday, cut the bushes down twice a year because they grow like weeds and the boat oil and gas in the river from spring til fall is way more than what our fuel tank held when it was full. Like all of you, we received an e-mail from Comrade Sharon from Ontario Command, what was the number one thing they could help us with. I had Comrade Jan, our great secretary write back and tell her, talk to someone in the government that can help end this nightmare at no cost to us.
With the Poppy campaign coming close, our Ladies Auxiliary will be kicking into high gear. Making sure all our campaign volunteers have a beautiful warm meal to come back to. Their support to the branch is non measurable.
Our membership continues to grow with 9 Life, 176 Ordinary, 465 Associate,174 Affiliates,and 1 N/V Affiliate,for a total of 825.
This is my report and I move for its adoption.
Get in on the Early Bird for membership for the Legion for 2019
The Early Bird rate for membership renewal will be done on 30 November 2018. If you have already renewed please disregard this reminder. For all those that have not, you can renew at the Office, Monday to Friday between 9:00 am and 4:00 pm.
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
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.
James Cameron, Membership Chairman Br. 67 Lindsay, Ont.
CHANGE OF INFORMATION REQUEST
Full Name: _________________________________________________________
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.
Bill Laidley Joined the Royal Canadian Navy in 1943 at the age of 16 years old. He joined the Lindsay Legion with his father when he was home on leave during the war and he is still a member today. During the war he served on the HMCS St Pierre K680 as a Marine Engineer (stoker) doing convoy escort.
Bill told us this interesting story about his naval experience in World War 2. As the war was winding down his ship was slotted for a convoy escort JW67 heading form Greenock Scotland going to north Russia. As they where proceeding to Russia they where diverted, ordered to rendezvous with and escort German Submarines that had capitulated off the southern coast of Norway and take them back to Scotland under the agreed surrender conditions.
While underway in a fjord in the north of Scotland. Bill had completed his duty watch form the engine room around 2300 (11pm) he headed topside coming out on the 12-pounder gun deck. He noticed that the submarine tied up along side (abreast) of his ship and the conning tower of the captured submarine was at his deck level. Up until that time he had never seen a German Submarine up close. While he was standing there looking at the submarine, the captain of the submarine came up onto the coning tower and Bill said to the captain “how are you tonight sir” to his absolute surprise in perfect English the captain said “I’m fine how are you” Bill then said to the captain “ you can speak good English” The captain then replied “ He had studied in McGill university in Montréal and was a helmsman on the Taddy Shack ship during the summer months and just before war broke out he headed back to Germany with all of the charts of the St Lawrence river and seaway”. The conversation ended abruptly as someone came up to the conning tower from below. At the time he said he had never heard of Pierre Trudeau and wondered if he was sympathetic to the Nazi’s cause?
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.
Its that time of year again when the branch needs your help in the Poppy Campaign. Remember,when you took the oath to become a member it states,to promote the work of the organization including active participation in the Poppy Campaign. These words should not be taken lightly. Your two hours helps all Veterans and their families. Also,after request forms have been sent to Dominion Command,some donations from the poppy fund can benefit the whole community. This year's Remembrance Day is on a Sunday and I would like to see all our Legionnaires out at the cenotaph. Comrade Rob McDougall has some great ideas for this years ceremony and I encourage everyone to get involved. Comrade Eleanor Danilko has the sign up sheets on the board outside the canteen and I would like to see them full of volunteers. Two hours of your time a year is nothing compared to the years these men and women fought and died for. Don't let them down !
As Building Chairman it feels like I'm in a constant battle with this tank issue. If any government was so worried about the environment, they would have these underground tanks found,dug up,soil removed and do it at no cost to the owner.
Lets turn to a brighter subject. There has been nothing but compliments on the new wall on the stage. Comrades,Hank,Fred and Bev should be congratulated for such fine work. Also comrade Marg Mowat for her donation towards the Queen's new picture frame.
It's that time of year when we will be bringing in our patio tables and storing the chairs. Seeing this issue of the bulletin is for Nov. and Dec. let me say,
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year !!!!!
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.
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.