Lantzville Legion: “Lest We Forget”

This is a busy time for The Royal Canadian Legion with the Poppy Campaign leading up to Remembrance Day.  This will be the first time the Remembrance Day Service will be at the new Lantzville Cenotaph. Please be sure to give to the Poppy Fund and sign up to sit at a Poppy table if you are able. All proceeds of the Poppy fund are used to support Veterans and their dependants, Cadets, and Community groups that in turn avail their services to Veterans. This year we gave the following donations from our Poppy Fund:

$500   – Lantzville Volunteer Fire Department

$2500 – Canadian Red Cross Loan Cupboard

$2500 – Nanaimo Hospice for Medical Equipment

$3880 – Nanaimo District Hospital Foundation for a surgical headlamp

$4200 – Nanaimo District Hospital Foundation for a fluid warmer

$2000 – Legion Foundation for the Service Dog Program

$1302.58 – Collishaw Squadron Air Cadets

$1302.58 – 2422 Royal Army Cadets

$1302.58 – Royal Canadian Sea Cadet Corps –Amphion

$2000 – Royal Canadian Empire League

$10,808 – Aid to Veterans

Legion cheque 2014 

At our October meeting we presented the Lantzville Volunteer Fire Department with a Legion  friendship award in thanks for them cooking and bartending for our volunteer dinner every year and their help on Minetown and Remembrance Day.

Legion LVFD 2014

 

  

We also approved the following donations from our Meat Draw proceeds:

$500 – Lantzville Volunteer Fire Department

$500 – Lantzville Boys & Girls Club

$500 – Girl Guides

$500 – Lantzville Log

$500 Pacific Gael Pipe & Drum

The Earybird Membership Campaign has begun.  Pay your 2015 Membership dues by the end of November for a chance to win your 2016 Membership. Dues are $45 until the end of the year. They go up to $50 in January so pay by Dec 30 to save $5.  Anyone from Canada, the Commonwealth or an allied country who is at least 19 years old may join the Legion. There is no longer a requirement of a Military connection.  We welcome new members and need volunteers as we are a totally Volunteer Branch.

 

Upcoming Events

 

Tuesdays 7pm – Snooker

 

Wednesdays – 7pm – Darts & Crib

 

Fridays 4pm – Shuffleboard

 

Saturdays – 3:30-5:30pm – Meat Draws

 

Nov. 1, Sat. – 5:30pm – Chicken & Chow Mein by the Ladies Auxiliary

 

Nov. 11, Wed. – Remembrance Day -

 

  • 10:30am Parade – 11am Service
  • Noon -  Hot Dogs at Costin Hall – Noon – Soup in the Legion (Music by Graham Gates)
  • 2:30-3:30 – Sweet Adelines
  • 3-7pm – Dancing to music by Howie James upstairs
  • 4pm – Roast Beef Dinner by the LA – Veterans free

 

Nov. 17, Mon. –7pm – General Meeting – Elections

 

Nov. 22, Sat. – 6-9pm – Beverage & Burger fundraiser for Breaker Girls Softball Rep Team -$15

 

Nov. 29, Sat. – 6-9pm – Beverage & Burger fundraiser for Jumpstart for Kids – $15

 

Dec. 7, Sun. – Veterans Dinner by the Ladies Auxiliary

 

Dec. 14, Sun. -11-2pm – Brunch with Santa – $6.50 – Children under 10 free

 

Dec. 31, Wed. – New Year’s Eve Dinner & Dance – Music by Doctor of Rock

 

Posted in Lantzville Legion, November 2014

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