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.
Hopefully everyone is making it through these dull days of winter unscathed. Myself, I enjoy the winter and try to be as active as possible. It won't be long before spring is in the air and the snowbirds are back at home.
Speaking of spring and this issue of the bulletin covers the month of April. Let me remind you that our elections will be coming up April 14th.You will be electing, the President, 1st 2ndand 3rd Vice-Presidents along with 8 executives. If you plan on running for the executive that would be great. If you know of someone you believe would be a benefit to the branch, please make sure you talk to them before you nominate them. There would be no use in nominating someone who goes down south for 6 months out the year for an example. There are a lot of great people in this organization with awesome ideas and to be part of that is quite rewarding.
As you all may know by now we were fortunate to receive $29,000.00 from the C.H.E.S.T Fund for repaving the parking lot. I have contacted the paving company to start scheduling for the work. I'm not going to guess how long this will take or the date it will begin. It all depends on the weather!
Also some more wonderful news, our application to the New Horizon for Seniors was approved. The $25,000.00 will go a long way in fixing our front entrance and side staircase. Now, this project will put the front entrance out of bounds for some time and I'm working on a way to accommodate all the needs of our patrons during this time. Patience will have to be priority number ONE. We have all been through a lot of renovations the past few years and came out on top with everyone. The Vimy Room, Legionnaires Lounge, Kitchen, Ladies and Men's Washrooms. These two projects slated for this summer will no doubt in my mind help us all.
It’s hard to believe that spring is nearly here, and Sunday March 10th marks the beginning of daylight savings time so don’t to forget to turn your clocks ahead one hour before you go to bed on March 10th! Check the batteries in your smoke and carbon monoxide detectors.
Ours Ladies Auxiliary members have been very successful in sports competition again this year. We have one or two teams advancing to District Cribbage being held in Beaverton on March 9th. One or two teams are advancing to team District Darts info to follow in the next letter.
The Ladies Auxiliary will again this year hold a bake sale – cookies, squares, tarts & pies. We have booked the vimy room on Saturday May 4th 2019 for the bake sale and the hours of operation will be 12 to 2p.m. In order for us to proceed with the Bake Sale we need donations to sell. Comrade Cindy Buda & Joan Kirkpatrick is chairing this event, and will be putting a notice up on the bulletin board so that you can sign up for your baking donations to this fundraiser. We are looking forward to another successful Bake Sale! Our Annual Tea & Bazaar is going to be held on Saturday, November 30th 2019. Our theme this year is still to be determined.
Wishing you a Happy Easter
Yours in comradeship
Kim Junkin, President
Elections of Officers for the 2019 -2020 term will be at our General Meeting on Tuesday, May 7th 2019 at 5:30 p.m. We have asked for three (3) members of the Branch Executive to conduct our elections again this year and they have agreed. So please come out to our May 7th meeting and consider letting your name stand to serve on your executive.
I would like to personally Thank All Our Wonderful Volunteers, without each of you we would not be able to give back. Thank you, Thank you, Thank you!!!
Ladies Auxiliary Executive 2018/2019
President Kim Junkin
Past President/1st Vice President Sandra Richardson
Second Vice President Wilma Overwijk
Secretary Kitty Stone
Treasurer Marilyn LaMarche
Sargeant-at-Arms Joan Bristow
Sports Officer Jean Davis
Janet Joyce, Marlene Bartley, Eleanor Danilko, Judi Terrett, Joan Kirkpatrick
Greetings Comrades, pretty soon the nice weather will once again be upon us, and our new marching of colours, for various occasions will be here. I will be posting on the bulletin board as the date of each occasion nears, and any member who has in the past, or recently considered carrying a colour for our colour Party are welcome. Comrades! It is an honour to represent our branch on parade with our Branch Colour Party. Proudly wearing our customary blues and greys…we are upholding a valued tradition of The Royal Canadian Legion.
We are appealing to our membership; to consider becoming part of these traditional events. A recruitment notice will be posted and I hope to see a good response. Thanks to all who have done so in the past.
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.
The last couple of months we did have some things going on at the legion, the branch started with a Wedding on Jan. 5th, then Ontario Darts, Zone Shuffleboard and District Cribbage and the Olympics. L.A. President Kim Junkin had a L.A. Zone Darts and her turn for Ontario Darts. I wish to thank Mike for working all of these events for Kim and I. Everything in the kitchen went well with the help from all the volunteers. Special thank you to Judy Eyres, Marlene Bartley, Joan Kirkpatrick, Joanne Pritchard, Annie MacGillivray for taking the orders at Shuffleboard and Diane McGinnis-Fountain for helping me serve the food at the Olympics. Communication is so very important in any business adventurers.
Bookings are starting to come in and it is great to see because they are return customers from last year. This all due in part by our great many volunteers that help in the kitchen. At this time I wish to thank the Special FRIDAY LUNCH LADIES Joan Kirkpatrick, Marlene Bartley, Cindy Buda, Joanne Pritchard, Edith Baker, extra helpers Annette Cameron, Judy Eyres, Jean Davis, Pat Eagan. These ladies work well together every Friday all year long, which makes our lunches very successful, a big thank you to you all. An important part of this lunch is our dish washers, Ken Sheehey, Donna Berry, Lynne Alexopoulos and Craig Levine. Our volunteers arrive at the branch about 9:30 a.m. and we are usually all done cleaning up about 2:30 p.m. If you wish to volunteer in the kitchen, please see Joanne Pritchard, I’m sure she can find a task for you at one of our events. I would like to thank Ron Cooper for his idea of grilled chicken on a bun, for his Tuesday and Thursday BBQ, it sure is delicious!!! Kim Junkin’s idea of veggies and dip I thought was very good, so I’m going to try it again and see how it goes. The price is $3.00 for veggies with dip; we need to try new things.
I wish to thank Ron for all his help in the kitchen while he can. I would like to thank Joanne Pritchard and Wally Tomasik for picking up all the food needed every Tuesday for the week. I wish to thank Kim Junkin and Wally Tomasik for taking care of the setup for the funeral tables and chairs on Thursday February 14th as we were away in Kingston. Kim Junkin and Annette Cameron are a great help to Jan Patrick in the office as bookings are coming in and the office daily duties need to get done.
Our bars for January and February have done well, even with all the cold weather and snow we have had. resulting in a lower attendance in our canteen. I am sure things will pick up as we move into spring.