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.
Reminder: 2019 Membership fees are now due. If your dues are not paid, you are not in good standing and will not be eligible to play any sports. You will have to be signed to the canteen by a paid up member.
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
15 FEBRUARY 2019
As of 15 Feb. we have a total of 645 renewals.
End of 2018 year per Dominion our membership renewal was 99.03%
At the Dominion Convention the Life Category has been reinstated.
Membership per capita has not changed.
If you have changed your address, phone number or email address please let us know so we can update your files.
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.
The start of a new year and I wish everyone well. The road ahead of us will no doubt have a few potholes in it, but working together as a team we will overcome all obstacles.
Being president you run into a lot of different situations, some bad, some you shake your head and wonder where that came from and then the pleasant ones. Like the awesome $5,000.00 donation to the branch from the Ladies Auxiliary and then the $1,500.00 donation from Sir Sam Seniors and all the other smaller but just as significant donations made. As you come into the branch you will see what these donations can do to benefit your surroundings and make your visit a pleasurable one.
Your executive and all the great volunteers make this branch one of the best in all of Ontario.
Yours in Comradeship
Building Chairman Report:
It is now time to cross your fingers, cross your toes and hope for the best. Our applications for the C.H.E.S.T. Fund and New Horizons will be looked at again and we will find out at later date if we were successful. I’m still waiting on a report from the geologist on our driveway dilemma and I’ll keep you informed as best I can.
Just so everyone doesn’t go into shock! If we are fortunate to get the funding, your driveway will be closed for a few days. I will be totally ( #$@%&) if I hear one complaint about it being fixed..
There are a few little projects we would like to see get completed. With all the great volunteers we have I know it will get done. If you have something in mind let Fred or I know.
By the time you receive this newsletter it will be into our new year. I hope that everyone had a wonderful Christmas and a great New Years.
I would like to thank the men of the Branch Executive who served our Christmas Dinner and to President Howie for entertaining us. A big thank you to Bev Johnston for all your continued help during the Poppy week in the kitchen every day. I would like to thank everyone who donated to our food hamper fundraiser, the funds to the Service Dogs for our Veterans with P.T.S.D. Also thank you to everyone who donated and helped out with our Annual Tea & Bazaar.
The winner of the food hamper was Gail Scruton from Beaverton and winner for the early bird membership draw was Jan Patrick.
Ladies Auxiliary zone team darts will be February 2nd 2019 in Lindsay and also we will be hosting two Darts Ontario, February 3rd and March 3rd. We will need volunteers for both of these functions in the kitchen.
Until next time,
Kimberley Junkin, President Ladies Auxiliary Br. 67
On 4 December 2018. From left to right... LA President Kim Junkin presented Glady Ford with her 50 year pin. 1st Vice President Sandra Richardson on the right.
Colour Parties lead Legion Parades, play a prominent role in Remembrance Ceremonies and opening Legion meetings and Conventions
Colour Parties lead Legion Parades, play a prominent role in Remembrance Ceremonies and open Legion meetings and Conventions. They command attention and remind us all
of the Legion’s commitment to Canada's Veterans.
The Royal Canadian Legion has a long history of loyalty and community service, and one of the most visible signs of that is the presence of Colour Parties at most Legion events from the Branch level up to and including Dominion Command.
Members of the Colour Party wear full Legion Dress and carry a set of flags that represent the Legion and the principles on which the Legion is founded.
Sergent-at-Arms for Sir Sam Hughes Branch 67 Royal Canadian Legion. Comrade Dave St Denis.
First, I would like to THANK all the volunteers for their help over the Holiday season. It sure was a busy time of year! A very, very, special thanks to Joanne for all her great help! Also I would be remised not to mention how much of a help Ron Carter was for his time as our chef during Mike’s absence with cause.
They say when you retire you should keep yourself busy. Being kitchen chairman, I’ve hit the jackpot! Lol
On that note it is also my responsibility to make sure we can make a profit but not over price ourselves. So in 2019 we will be going over our prices and along with the executive we will make our decision.
Hope everyone had a great New Year’s Eve Party and wish you all the best in the New Year!!