November was a busy time for The Royal Canadian Legion with the Poppy Campaign leading up to Remembrance Day. This was the first time the Remembrance Day Service was at the new Lantzville Cenotaph. The day was a huge success with several thousand people out on a beautiful sunny day to remember our Veterans. The Poppy Campaign also broke records. 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.
In November we made the following donations from our Meat Draw proceeds:
$1000 –VIU Letters & Images, $1000- 2422 Army Cadets. $500 – VI Military Museum, $500 – RC Sea Cadets, Amphion, $500 – Collishaw Squadron Air Cadets, $500 – Navy League of Canada, Jennie Bell Cadets.
The Earybird Membership Campaign has begun. 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.
Elections at our November meeting resulted in: President Roy Cardinal, 1st Vice President – Barry Ostrand, 2nd Vice President – Anne Marie Smith, Secretary – Vivian Mageau, Treasurer – Kathy Stanton, Executive Members – Georgina Rosewall, Tom DeMarce, Penny Crossen, Anne Don, Gary Peters, & Ray Bilodeau.
Upcoming Events for Members & their Guests
Tuesdays 7pm – Snooker, Wednesdays – 7pm – Darts & Crib, Fridays 4pm – Shuffleboard
Saturdays – 3:30-5:30pm – Meat Draw
Dec. 7, Sun. – Veterans Luncheon by the Ladies Auxiliary – Vets free- Guests – $5
Dec. 14, Sun. -11-2pm – Brunch with Santa – $7 & gift for your child food for hamper – Children 5 & under free
Dec. 15, Mon. – 7pm – General Meeting
Dec. 20, Sat, 5:30 –Christmas Buffet – $12
Dec. 31, Wed. – New Year’s Eve Dinner & Dance – Music by Doctors of Rock – $35
Jan. 3, Sat. – Installation of Branch & Ladies Auxiliary Executives – 12:30 pm