President's Report - November 2018

I would like to welcome everyone back from summer hiatus to the many fall/winter activities which are offered here at our branch.  There is a broad selection so please take a look at what is offered and come out to support the sports leagues, activities, dinners, etc.  Keep up to date with the newsletter and web site!  Enjoy all that your branch has to offer!  Many thanks to all of the executives and our entertainment committee for their commitment and hard work!

This Fall we celebrate the 92nd anniversary of the inception of this branch, that's 92 years of service to our veterans, our members and our community. We will be marking the occasion again this year with a special evening featuring the music of "Little Peter and the Elegants" - always a favourite!  Plan to come out and join us for an evening of entertainment, celebration and lots of fun!

Remembrance Day is fast approaching and it would be wonderful to see as many members as possible signing up to distribute poppies.  It only takes a couple of hours of your time to make this campaign successful.  This is a very important time of the year to show your support and respect to all of the Veterans who have sacrificed so much so that you and I can enjoy the life and freedoms that we do.  You do not need a Legion uniform to volunteer.  All of the money collected by our Branch stays in our area to support local hospitals, long term care facilities, and Cadets, etc.  If you don't feel that you can volunteer in this way there is also a need for in house help. Contact our Poppy Chairman, Jim Byron to see how you can make a difference.  Thank you.

The end of the year is fast approaching and we all know what that means?  Time to renew your membership.  Our Membership Chair, Mike Alkerton, or any of the bar stewards will be happy to accept your dues for next year.  Renew by November 30th and be eligible for the "Early  Bird" draw.

We have been pleased to welcome several new members to our branch over the past year. It is good see our numbers growing. If you see new faces please take some time to get to know them and help get them acquainted with all that Branch 36 has to offer.

This is your Branch.  Yours to enjoy all of the wonderful events offered throughout the year, comradeship with other members and the pride of being part of an institution which has lasted 92 years!  Come out and bring your friends!  Invite them to join! There is always room for one more!  I look forward to seeing you at the Branch.

Please keep in mind that all of our wonderful events don't just happen.  There are many wonderful volunteers behind the planning and implementation. We appreciate all of our workers and welcome anyone who would like to lend a hand at any time.  It was great to have some new volunteers taking part in our summer activities.

If you are interested in helping out with any of the events that are held, please leave your name and phone number with the bar steward on duty or speak to any member of the executive.

As always, if you have any questions, concerns, or suggestions, please feel free to speak to any member of your executive.

Gord Sharpe - President Branch 36




President's Report - August 2018

 

Summer 2018 is racing by and what wonderful hot weather we have been enjoying !  Perfect for all of our summer activities.  Especially our Duffers Golf which has taken full advantage with 15 to 20 members coming out each week.

 

The Thursday Summer Dart League has also had a good turn out.  Great to see both activities flourishing.

 

Our Canada Day BBQ was a busy day with entertainment for both young and old.  The Burgers and Dogs flew off the barbecue and everyone had a great time.  The Dundas Modular train club again had their display available upstairs which is always enjoyed by everyone.

 

Another popular summer event are our steak barbecues.  A lovely entertaining Sunday afternoon with good food, good company and good music.  What more could you want ?

 

Our monthly Fish Fry night took a hiatus for the summer and was replaced with the Wing Nights which have been well attended, with lots of enthusiastic feedback.  Many thanks to all of the volunteers who take time out of their busy summer schedules to lend a hand with this event.  It has been great to see some new faces.  We need all the help we can get to make our events successful and enjoyable.

 

Be sure to invite your friends to join you for our special events.  We will always welcome visitors to our branch.

 

As always I would encourage you to check the website to keep current on all upcoming activities as Fall is just around the corner.

 

The Fish Fry, Ladies Auxiliary Beef on a Bun, various Dart Leagues, Snooker Leagues, Shuffleboard League, Saturday Meat Draw, everything starts back up soon.  All are welcome.  DON'T MISS OUT !

If you have any questions be sure to ask me when you see me around the Branch, or leave a message and phone number with the bar steward and I will get back to you.

 

Enjoy the rest of the summer.  Don't complain about the heat, remember winter is coming.

 

Gord Sharpe - President Branch 36



President's Report - May 2018


Time for the spring edition!  Isn�t that a welcome thought! 

 

Hard to believe that the Easter bunny has already visited!  Thanks to Janice Mancini and her helpers for another fantastic family event!  

 

There have been many great events here at the branch since my last report - what a busy place! Isn�t

It wonderful!  I have to give credit to the Entertainment Committee (Janice) for all the hard work that she puts in to ensure that we are all entertained!

 

The Valentines dance and the St. Patrick�s Day dance were great examples of her expertise!  Both well attended and a great time had by all!

 

Our Annual Honours and Awards banquet this year was another sold out occasion.  Many thanks to the organizers and those involved in the set up and all the little details that make this event special.

 

Legionnaire of the Year went to Brian White, well deserved!  Thanks Brian for all your contributions to

our branch!

 

In upcoming events, I would like to remind you that our branch election will take place on Wednesday, 2nd May, 2018 and I would encourage all of our members to attend that night and also to consider becoming involved in the various volunteer rolls which are necessary to keep our branch running smoothly.

 

Another sign of spring is the winding down of all the winter sports leagues!  Thanks to all those who organize and facilitate these activities, and also to those who come out and take part!  These activities help make it possible for our branch to keeping going and growing!

 

Please keep abreast of all upcoming activities by checking the Branch website and the bulletin boards

often!  Many thanks to Peter Whittaker for doing such a great job on this newsletter and maintaining the website!  Please, check it out!

 

Gord Sharpe - President Branch 36


President's Report - February 2018

Happy New Year everyone!  2017 was another great year here at Branch 36 and we are looking forward to an even better 2018 ! 

 

There is certainly lots to do to stave off the winter blahs!  The leagues are back in action after the winter break and there are lots of tournaments coming up to take part in. Be sure to check out the bulletin boards, website and newsletter. You won�t want to miss out on all of our regular weekly and monthly events as well as all of the special events that our wonderful entertainment committee have planned for you starting with our annual Valentine Dance with Peter and the Elegants! Be sure to get your tickets early as we have had a sell-out crowd for the last two years  

 

Please keep in mind that the branch is open all day every day, not just for special events. Come in and join friends, old and new in a stimulating conversation or enjoy a quick game of pool. It is a great place to drop in, warm up and relax. Invite your friends to come with you to check out our facilities and lets all encourage new membership.

 

I would like to thank my executive and all of the other volunteers who work so hard to keep our branch running smoothly. It certainly makes my job easier! If you would like to join our group of volunteers please don�t be shy! We would love to have you and I am sure that we can find something to suit everyone�s individual interests and talents. Please feel free to talk to me at the club or any of our executive. I can also be reached at 905-628-2393 for any questions or concerns.

 

On a final note I would like to add a word of caution.  It is winter again and as you have seen we have been having quite a mixed bag of weather this year.  We do our best to keep the walks and parking lot clear of ice and snow but the weather can be very unpredictable!  Please tread carefully in all outside areas! Your safely is important to us! Thank you.

Gord Sharpe - President Branch 36 

 

President's Report - November 2017

I would like to welcome everyone back from summer hiatus to the many fall/winter activities which are offered here at our branch. Please take a look at what is offered and come out to support the sports leagues, activities, dinners etc. Come out and enjoy all that your branch has to offer!

This Fall we celebrate the 91st anniversary of the inception of this branch. 91 years of service to our veterans, our members and our community.  We will be marking this occasion with a special evening on Friday, November 3rd. The evening will feature music from �Little Peter and the Elegants�, always a favorite!  Come out and join us for an evening of entertainment, celebration and lots of fun!

Remembrance Day is fast approaching and it would be wonderful to see as many members as possible signing up to distribute poppies.  It only takes a couple of hours of your time to make this campaign successful.  This is a very important time of the year to show your support and respect to all of the Veterans that have sacrificed so much so that you and I can enjoy the life and freedoms that we do.  You do not need a Legion uniform to volunteer.  All of the money collected by our Branch stays in our area to support local hospitals, long term care facilities, and Cadets, etc.  If you don�t feel that you can volunteer in this way there is also a need for in house help.  Contact our Poppy Chairman, Jim Byron to see how you can make a difference. Thank you.

Always keep in mind that our Branch is fueled by volunteers.  If it wasn�t for these hard-working individuals we wouldn�t have the great Branch that we have.  If you are interested in helping out with any of the events that are held, please leave your name and phone number with the bar steward on duty or speak to any member of the executive.

It�s that time of the year again! Time to renew your membership.  Our Membership Chair, Mike Alkerton or any of the bar stewards will be happy to accept your dues for next year. Renew by November 30th and be eligible for the �Early Bird� draw.

We have been pleased to welcome several new members to our branch over the past year.  It is good see our numbers growing.  If you see new faces please take some time to get to know them and help get them acquainted with all that Branch 36 has to offer.

This is your Branch.  Yours to enjoy all of the wonderful events offered throughout the year, comradeship with other members and the pride of being part of an institution which has lasted 91 years!  Come out and bring your friends! Invite them to join!  There is always room for one more! I look forward to seeing you at the Branch.

As always, if you have any questions, concerns, or suggestions, please feel free to speak to any member of your executive.  We were elected by the members to work for you.

Gord Sharpe - President Branch 36


President's Report - August 2017

Summer 2017 is racing by and not the greatest weather wise, but the Duffer's Golf club managed to golf each week avoiding the raindrops!

The summer dart league has also had a good turnout!  Great to see both activities flourishing!

The summer Wing Nights have been well attended with lots of positive feedback.  Our summer Steak barbeques have been a hit.  Many thanks to all of the volunteers who take time out of their busy summer schedules to lend a hand with these events.  We couldn't do it without you!

Our Canada Day 150th Event BBQ was a busy day with entertainment for both young and old!  The Burgers and Dogs flew off the barbecue and everyone had a great time!  The Dundas Modular train club again had their display available upstairs which is always enjoyed by everyone!

One of our faithful volunteers was recognized at the July Wing Night - Joe Thoroughgood is our 2017 Legionaires of the year!  Congratulations Joe!  You will recognize Joe as our Chief Barbeque guy at our summer events.

Our monthly Fish Fry nights took a hiatus for the summer but will be back in September along with the Ladies Auxiliary Beef on a Bun.  These are two popular events at our branch that I am sure you look forward to each month!

Invite your friends to join you for our special events.  We will always welcome visitors to our branch!

Fall and winter events are coming up fast so you should think now about signing up for the winter sports activities in the branch.  There are men's, women's and mixed leagues for darts, men's and women's leagues for snooker and a mixed league for shuffleboard.

The Presidents meat draw will kick off on September 9th.  Your ongoing support of this draw is very important to the branch.  The 4:30 draw has continued all summer so don't forget to put your dollar in the envelope!

If you have any questions be sure to ask me when you see me around the Branch, or leave a message and phone number with the bar steward and I will get back to you.

Enjoy the rest of the summer. Remember winter is coming!

Gord Sharpe - President Branch 36


President's Report - May 2017

 

Time for the spring edition - isn't that a welcome thought!  The Easter bunny is on his way and we certainly are getting lots of spring showers to help the plants and yes, the grass grow.

 

There have been lots of great events here at the Branch since my last report - what a busy place!  Isn't that wonderful!  I have to give credit to the Entertainment Committee for all the hard work they put in to ensure that we are all entertained!  We have been lucky to have Chris and Rob Turner as our Entertainment "gurus" for several years now and I am sure that everyone will agree that they have done a fabulous job!  We are sorry that they have decided to take a break but I am happy to welcome Janice Mancini to this position.  You have big shoes to fill Janice but I am sure that you are up to it!

 

We went in a little different direction with our Annual Honours and Awards this year, trying a different time and day.  This was met with varying opinions but was well attended and the business of the meeting went ahead as usual.  Many thanks to the organizers and those involved in the set up and all the little details that make this event special.

 

In upcoming events, I would like to remind you that our Branch election will take place on Wednesday, May 3rd and I would encourage all of our members to attend that night and also to consider becoming involved in the various volunteer rolls which are necessary to keep our branch running smoothly.

 

Another sign of spring is the winding down of all the winter leagues!  Thanks to all those who organize and facilitate these activities, and to those who come out and take part!  These activities help make it possible for our Branch to keeping going and growing!  

 

Please keep abreast of all upcoming activities by checking the Branch website and the bulletin boards often!  Many thanks to Peter Whittaker for doing such a great job on this newsletter and maintaining the website!  Please, check it out!

 

Gord Sharpe - President Branch 36

 



President's Report - February 2017

                                                                                                                                                           

Happy New Year everyone!  2016 was a good year for our branch.  We celebrated our 90th anniversary with a great celebration dance attended by a fabulous group of members.  I heard wonderful feedback after the event!  We are sailing full speed into 2017 with a great history behind us!

 

We are starting out the year with lots to do.  The leagues are back in action after the winter break and there are lots of tournaments coming up to take part in.  Be sure to check out the bulletin boards, website and newsletter.  You won't want to miss out on all of our regular weekly and monthly events as well as all of the special events that our wonderful entertainment committee have planned for you starting with our annual Valentine Dance with Peter and the Elegants!  Be sure to get your tickets early as we have had a sell-out crowd for the last two years!

 

Please keep in mind that the branch is open all day every day, not just for special events.  It is a great place to drop in, warm up, and meet up with old friends or even make some new ones!  A lot of exciting and interesting conversations take place in the warm legion clubroom on a cold wintry afternoon!

 

I would like to thank my Executive and all of the other volunteers who work so hard to keep our branch running smoothly.  It certainly makes my job easier!  We continue to look for a member to take on the position of branch secretary.  This position entails coming to the meetings to take minutes and also some correspondence.  For more information on this position, or if you would like to volunteer to help out in other areas, please call Dale in the branch office at 905-627-7221, or feel free to contact me at 905-628-2393.  Thank you.

 

On a final note I would like to add a word of caution.  It is winter again and as you have seen we have been having quite a mixed bag of weather this year.  We do our best to keep the walks and parking lot clear of ice and snow but the weather can be very unpredictable!  Please tread carefully in all outside areas!  Your safely is important to us!  Thank you.

 

Don't forget to come to the General Meeting on March 21st ! ! !

 

Gord Sharpe - President Branch 36





President's Report - November 2016

 

I would like to welcome everyone back from summer hiatus to the many fall/winter activities which are offered here at our branch.  Please take a look at what is offered and come out to support the sports leagues, activities, dinners etc.  Come out and enjoy all that your branch has to offer!

 

This fall we celebrate the 90th anniversary of the inception of this branch. 90 years of service to our veterans, our members and our community.  We will be marking this occasion with a special evening on Friday, November 4th.  The evening will feature music from "Little Peter and the Elegants".  Come out and join us for an evening of entertainment, celebration and lots of fun!

 

Remembrance Day is fast approaching and it would be wonderful to see as many members as possible signing up to distribute poppies.  It only takes a couple of hours of your time to make this campaign successful.  This is a very important time of the year to show your support and respect to all of the Veterans that have sacrificed so much so that you and I can enjoy the life and freedoms that we do.  You do not need a Legion uniform to volunteer.  All of the money collected by our Branch stays in our area to support local hospitals, long term care facilities, and Cadets, etc. If you don't feel that you can volunteer in this way there is also a need for in house help.  Contact our Poppy Chairman Jim Byron to see how you can make a difference.  Thank you.

 

Always keep in mind that our Branch is fueled by volunteers.  If it wasn't for these hard working individuals we wouldn't have the great Branch that we have.  If you are interested in helping out with any of the events that are held, please leave your name and phone number with the bar steward on duty or speak to any member of the executive.

 

It's that time of the year again! Time to renew your membership.  Our Membership Chair  Mike Alkerton or any of the bar stewards will be happy to accept your dues for next year.  Renew by November 30th and be eligible for the "Early Bird" draw.

 

We have been pleased to welcome several new members to our branch over the past year.  It is good see our numbers growing.  If you see new faces please take some time to get to know them and help get them acquainted with all that Branch 36 has to offer.

 

This is your Branch, Yours to enjoy all of the wonderful events offered throughout the year, comradeship with other members and the pride of being part of an institution which has lasted 90 years!  Come out and bring your friends!  I look forward to seeing you at the Branch.

 

As always if you have any questions, concerns, or suggestions, please feel free to speak to any member of your executive.  We were elected by the members to work for you. 

 

Gord Sharpe - President Branch 36



President's Report - August 2016


Summer 2016 is racing by and hasn�t it been a hot one!  Great weather for all the summer events!  I take this opportunity to give a belated welcome back to the summer dart league, and the Duffer�s Golf league.  Glad to have you back!

 

Our first ever Wing Night in July was a great success!  Thanks to everyone who volunteered and attended supporting us in this new venture.  We have had lots of positive feedback and for those that didn�t make it out in July, please put August 12th on the calendar!

 

Our summer steak barbeques have been a hit so much so that the July turnout exceeded our expectations!  We will be sure to have lots of supplies on hand for the BBQ on August 21st.  Come out and let us do the cooking in this hot weather!

 

Our Canada Day BBQ was a busy day with Chester the Clown in to entertain the children and Mike Woods in to get us in the party mood!  It was great to see all of the families who attended and to see the children enjoying the many activities including the great display put on by the Dundas Modular train club.  Thanks to the many volunteers on that day without which we could not hold our special events.  Special thanks to Joe Thoroughgood who braved the heat and did all the barbequing for the day.

 

We are looking forward to the Cactus Festival, always a highlight in our town.  As usual we will have our float in the parade and a get-together afterward with a barbeque at our branch.

 

Our Fish Fry nights took a hiatus for the summer but will be back in September, along with the Ladies Auxiliary Beef on a Bun - Two popular events at our branch that I am sure you look forward to each month! 

 

Invite your friends to join you for our special events. We will always welcome new members to our branch!

 

Fall and winter events are coming up fast so you should think now about signing up for the winter sports activities in the branch.  There are men�s, women�s and mixed  leagues for darts, men�s and women�s leagues for snooker and a mixed league for shuffleboard.

 

The Presidents meat draw will kick off on September 10th.  Your ongoing support of this draw is very important to the branch.

 

If you have any questions be sure to ask me when you see me around the Branch, or leave a message and phone number with the bar steward and I will get back to you.

 

Enjoy the rest of the summer. Remember winter is coming!

 

Gord Sharpe - President Branch 36



President's Report - May 2016


Time for the spring edition but as I look out the window it looks more like February to me!  Well I am sure that spring is coming - the Easter bunny has been here, so it must be on its way. 

 

There have been lots of great events here at the Branch since my last report - what a busy place, isn�t

that wonderful!   I have to give credit to the Entertainment Committee of Chris and Rick Turner for all the hard work they put in to ensure that we are all entertained  - the Valentine�s dance, the St. Patrick�s dance, the Easter Egg hunt and the Trivia nights, etc. etc..  All well attended and enjoyed!

 

Our Annual Honours and Awards Night was a sold out affair and a great night for all who attended.  Many thanks to the organizers and those involved in the set up and all the little details that make this night special.  One of the highlights of the evening for me was when I had the honour of presenting Branch 36 member Alex Hunter with an award from France - Knight of the French National Order of the Legion of Honour.  Congratulations, Alex! 

 

Marilyn Latchford was named �Legionnaire of the Year� for all of the hard work she does in the Branch, from organizing the monthly Fish Fry to helping out with the membership and the list goes on and on!  Thank you Marilyn!

 

In upcoming events, I would like to remind you that our Branch election will take place on Wednesday, May 4th and I would encourage all of our members to attend that night, and also to consider becoming involved in the various volunteer roles which are necessary to keep our Branch running smoothly.

 

Please keep abreast of all upcoming activities by checking the Branch website often!  Many thanks to Peter Whittaker, our Public Relations Chair, for doing such a great job on this newsletter and maintaining our Branch website - please, check it out.

 

Gord Sharpe - President Branch 36




President's Report - February 2016

 

Happy New Year everyone!  2015 was a good year for our branch with many new members, and lots of participation in the great events that were offered throughout the year.

 

2016 looks to be an exciting year as we enter our 90th year of operation!  Yes, that�s right - 90 years and still going strong thanks to the insightful and strong leadership throughout the years and you, the membership, who have stuck with us through the many ups and downs along the way.  Let�s move forward with the same enthusiasm and determination this year and for many more!

 

There are many sensational events planned for this year starting with our annual Valentine Dance with Little Peter and the Elegants providing music in February.  Be sure to get your tickets early as we had a sell-out crowd last year!  Check out the event calendar often and don�t miss out on any of the fun!

 

The branch is open all day every day, not just for special events.  It�s a great place to drop in and meet up with friends or make some new ones!  A lot of exciting and invigorating conversations take place in the warm legion club room on a cold wintry afternoon.

 

I would like to thank my Executive and all of the other volunteers who work so hard to keep our branch running smoothly.  It certainly makes my job easier.  We continue to look for a member to take on the position of branch secretary.  This position entails coming to the meetings to take minutes and also some correspondence.  For more information on this position or if you would like to volunteer to help out in other areas please call Dale in the branch office at 905-627-7221 or feel free to contact me at 905-628-2393. Thank you.

 

On a final note I would like to add a word of caution.  It is winter again and although we have seen a lot of mild weather so far, we are sure to get some wintery weather yet!  We do our best to keep the walks and parking lot clear of ice and snow but the weather can be very unpredictable.  Please tread carefully in all outside areas! Your safely is important to us.  Thank you.


Gord Sharpe - President Branch 36






President's Report - November 2015


I would like to welcome everyone back from summer hiatus to the many fall/winter activities which are offered here at our branch.  Please take a look at what is offered and come out to support the sports leagues, activities and dinners.  Most of all come out and have a good time!

 

Before going any further I would just like to offer my congr-

atulations to our �Bullytin� editor Peter Whittaker, who has again taken honours at the Zone B conference for his great work on this publication by winning the Class �B� award for his work!  I was happy to receive this award on his behalf at the Zone B conference held in Simcoe October 2nd-4th, 2015.

 

Remembrance Day is fast approaching and it would be wonderful to see as many members as possible signing up to distribute poppies.  It only takes a couple of hours of your time to make this campaign successful.  This is a very important time of the year to show your support and respect to all of the Veterans that have sacrificed so much so that you and I can enjoy the life and freedoms that we do.  You do not need a Legion uniform to volunteer.  All of the money collected by our Branch stays in our area to support local hospitals, long term care facilities, and Cadets, etc..  If you don�t feel that you can volunteer in this way, then there is also a need for in-house help.  Contact our Poppy Chairman, Jim Byron to see how you can make a difference.  Thank you.

 

Always keep in mind that our Branch is fueled by volunteers.  If it wasn�t for these hard working individuals we wouldn�t have the great Branch that we have.  If you are interested in helping out with any of the events that are held, please leave your name and phone number with the bar steward on duty or speak to any member of the executive.  We are always interested in finding new volunteers to help out around the Branch.  Please come out and use your talents whatever they might be from the handyman to the cook we can use you !

 

It�s that time of the year again!  Time to renew your Membership.  Our Membership Chair, Mike Alkerton, or any of the bar stewards will be happy to accept your dues for next year.  Renew by November 30th and be eligible for the �Early Bird� draw.

 

We have been pleased to welcome several new members to our branch over the past year.  It is good see our numbers growing.  If you see new faces please take some time to get to know them and help get them acquainted with all that Branch 36 has to offer.

 

We have several events planned for the upcoming months and it would be great to see as many members as possible out to support them.  Some of the events include the Ladies Auxiliary Christmas Draw and the Sports Christmas Turkey Roll, Christmas Eve open house, a New Years Eve party and the list goes on.  Also don�t forget the old favourites such as Trivia nights after the Fish fry.  Be sure to check the website often for updates and new events that are planned for the Branch and remember you can always bring your friends and family to these events.

 

This is your Branch.  If you have any questions, concerns, or suggestions, please feel free to speak to any member of your executive.  We were elected by the members to work for you.  I look forward to seeing you at the Branch.

 

Gord Sharpe - President Branch 36



President's Report - August 2015


Summer 2015 is racing by and so are the many summer events at our branch.  A belated welcome to the summer dart league and the Duffers golf league which has restarted after a few years hiatus.   Also our summer steak barbeques have been a hit but we would love to see more people out to enjoy. Next up is Sunday, August 23rd.See you there!

 

Our Canada Day BBQ was the most successful yet.  Our apologies for the shortage in burgers and dogs but the turnout was greater than we had anticipated.  Next year we will be better prepared! It was great to see all of the families who attended and to see the children enjoying the many 

activities including the great display put on by the Dundas Modular train club.  Thanks to the many volunteers on that day without whom we could not hold our special events.  Special thanks to Joe Thorogood who braved the heat and did all the barbequing for the day.  Also to the Turner brothers who started off the entertainment for the afternoon which was highlighted by a performance by Mike Woods. 

 

We are looking forward to the Cactus Festival, always a highlight in our town.  As usual we will have our float in the parade and a get-together afterward with a barbeque at our branch.

 

Of course our Fish Fry nights continue through the summer and I would like to thank the volunteers who come out every month and ensure that this very popular event continues throughout the year! 

Fall and winter events are coming up fast so you should think now about signing up for the winter sports activities in the branch.  There are mens, womens and  mixed leagues for  darts, mens and womens leagues for snooker and a mixed league for shuffleboard.

 

I know it�s only August, but you should plan to take part in the following events:   (1) the Poppy Campaign starting on Friday, 30th October, (2) the Fall Work Party to clean up the Branch for Remembrance Day on Sunday, November 8th and  (3) the Remembrance Day Parade for all men and women, who are  available on Wednesday, November 11th.

 

If you have any questions be sure to ask me when you see me around the Branch, or leave a message and phone number with the bar steward and I will get back to you.

 

The Presidents Meat Draw will kick off on September 12th.  Your ongoing support of this draw is very important to the branch.

 

Enjoy the rest of the summer. Remember winter is coming!

 

Gord Sharpe - President Branch 36

 




President's Report - May 2015


Well we have made it through another long and bitterly cold winter.  Hopefully the weather will soon realize that �spring has sprung� and give us some warmer weather!

 

We've had a lot going on in the Branch since the last Bullytin.  The Valentine's dance was very successful with Little Peter and the Elegants again providing live dance music for everyone to enjoy. We had a record attendance at this event and everyone attending had a great time!  Don�t forget to put it on your calendar for next year!  

 

We held our Honours and Awards Banquet and L.A. Birthday Party.  We had several members receive Years of Service pins and other members of the Branch were recognized with certificates of appreciation and merit for their contributions to the Branch.  Our students again brought home honours for their literary and artistic efforts. Many congratulations to them and best wishes for the next stages of the competition.

 

The Legionnaire of the Year this year is Wayne O�Connor.  Along with the title and plaque comes the honour of being in control of can crushing and recycling in the branch for the next year - just another little perk.  Congratulations Wayne !

 

St. Patrick's Day brought another celebration to the Branch which was a great success and everyone who attended had a great time at this dance.

 

Our 4th Annual Easter Egg Hunt was held on Saturday, April 4th.  It was directed at the children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren of our members and was also open to all of the children in the community.  The Easter Bunny was there, of course!  The kids enjoyed meeting him and having an Easter Egg Hunt.  

 

There are so many wonderful events that take place at Branch 36


throughout the year. I would like to thank all of the executive and their committees for all of the great work they do to plan and implement these events for our membership and the community.

 

Branch Elections will be held on Wednesday May 6th, 2015 at 8pm in the banquet hall at the Branch.  Please plan on attending.  The people you elect will be responsible for making and keeping your Branch a place of which you can be proud.  If you would like a voice on the executive, please make sure that someone is aware so you can be nominated.  This is your Branch and your vote matters.

 

Please remember to bring your family and friends into the Branch and encourage them to become members.  A strong membership makes a strong Branch.  If you know of someone who may be interested in becoming a member please see Comrade Mike Alkerton or pick up a membership application at the bar.  You do not have to be a veteran to become a Legion member and the benefits of membership are worth it to you and the community that we serve.

 

Gord Sharpe - President Branch 36

 


President's Report - February 2015


Happy New Year everyone!  2015 is shaping up to be a banner year for our branch with many new members and lots of great events planned for the year!  Please check out the event calendar and plan to attend as many as possible!  I highly recommend the Valentines dance!  I have attended the past  2 years and I would recommend the band to anyone!  Fantastic!

 

Also remember that the branch is open all day every day and is a great place to drop in and meet friends or make some new ones!  A lot of exciting and invigorating conversations take place in the warm legion club room on a cold wintry afternoon!

 

I would like to thank my executive and all of the other volunteers who work so hard to keep our branch running smoothly.  It certainly makes my job easier!  We do have a great need for a member to take on the position of branch secretary.  This position entails coming to the meetings to take minutes and also some correspondence.  Also there is a member position becoming available for back-up office relief.  For more information on these two positions please call Dale in the branch office at 905-627-7221.

 

On a final note I would like to add a word of caution.  We do our best to keep the walks and parking lot clear of ice and snow but in these winter months this is almost impossible, so I ask you all to walk carefully in these areas!  Your safely is important to us!  Thank you.

 

Gord Sharpe - President Branch 36



President's Report - November 2014

 

I would like to welcome everyone back to our branch and hope that everyone had a very enjoyable summer.  Now it is time to get back to the normal routines of fall and winter.  It�s great to see the sports leagues starting up and bringing you back into the Branch. 

 

Remembrance Day is fast approaching and it would be wonderful to see as many members as possible signing up to distribute poppies.  It only takes a couple of hours of your time to make this campaign successful.  This is a very important time of the year to show your support and respect to all of the Veterans that have sacrificed so much so that you and I can enjoy the life and freedoms that we do.  You do not need a Legion uniform to volunteer.  All of the money collected by our Branch stays in our area to support local hospitals, long term care facilities, and Cadets, etc. If you don�t feel that you can volunteer in this way there is also a need for in-house help.  Contact our Poppy Chairman, Jim Byron to see how you can make a difference. Thank you.

 

Always keep in mind that our Branch is fueled by volunteers.  If it wasn�t for these hard working individuals we wouldn�t have the great Branch that we have.  If you are interested in helping out with any of the events that are held, please leave your name and phone number with the bar steward on duty or speak to any member of the executive.  We are always interested in finding new volunteers to help out around the Branch.  Please come out and use your talents whatever they might be from the handyman to the cook we can use you!!! 

 

It�s that time of the year again!  Time to renew your Membership.  Our Membership Chair, Mike Alkerton or any of the bar stewards will be happy to accept your dues for next year and even use our ATM to pay them. Renew by November 30th and be eligible for the �Early Bird� draw and win your dues back.

 

We have been pleased to welcome several new members to our branch over the past few months. It is good see our numbers growing. If you see new faces please take a moment to show them what a friendly organization that they have become a part.

 

We have several events planned for the upcoming months and it would be great to see as many members as possible out to support them.  Some of the events include the Halloween dance, L.A. Christmas Draw and our Sports Christmas Turkey Roll, Christmas Eve Open House, a New Years Eve party and the list goes on. Also don�t forget the old favourites such as Trivia nights after the Fish fry.  Be sure to check the website often for updates and new events that are planned for the Branch and remember you can always bring your friends and family to these events.

 

This is your Branch.  If you have any questions, concerns, or suggestions, please feel free to speak to any member of your executive.  We were elected by the members to work for you.  I look forward to seeing you at the Branch.

 

Gord Sharpe - President Branch 36

 



President's Report - August 2014


The Canada Day BBQ was the most successful yet.  Everything was great.  Thanks to Suzi and John Murphy for their help organizing and their assistance in the BBQ itself.  Thank you also to Bruce Youngblood for organizing the entertainment for us and thanks to David Sweet for supplying Canada Day flags and decorations. 

 

Fall and winter events are coming up fast so you should think now about signing up for the winter sports activities in the branch.  There are mens, womens, mixed and youth leagues for darts, mens and womens leagues for snooker and a mixed league for shuffleboard.

 

At the August 8th fish fry we presented Srinidhi Shaw with her award for her 2nd place finish in the Remembrance Day Poster Contest National Finals 2013-2014 senior Colour Category.

 

We built and entered a marvelous float in the Cactus Festival Parade on Thursday August 14th.  If you saw it please let us know what you think.

 

I know it�s only August, but you should plan to take part in the following events:   (1) the Poppy Campaign starting on Friday, 31st October, (2) the Fall Work Party to clean up the Branch for Remembrance Day on Sunday, 2nd November and  (3) the Remembrance Day Parade for all men and women, who are  available on Tuesday, 11th November.

 

If you have any questions be sure to ask me when you see me around the Branch, or leave a message and phone number with the bar steward and I will get back to you.

 

The Presidents meat draw will kick off on September 6th.  Your ongoing support of this draw is very important to the branch.

 

Gord Sharpe - President Branch 36

 


President�s Report - May, 2014

This report comes at a sad and difficult time in the Branch with the passing of our Branch President, Dawn Lewis. Dawn played a very integral part in the Branch and will be sadly missed by myself, all of the executive and the membership at large.

 

Dawn worked very hard to maintain the high standards and harmony of the Branch that we have all come to expect.  It is my hope to continue the good work that she has done over the past year.

 

We've had a lot going on in the Branch since the last Bullytin.  The Valentine's dance was very successful with Little Peter and the Elegants again providing live dance music for everyone to enjoy.  Everyone in attendance had a great time. 

 

We held our Honours and Awards Banquet and L.A. Birthday Party and Sandy Jordan and her team did another excellent job of cooking and serving a delicious roast beef dinner.  We had several members receive Years of Service pins and other members of the Branch were recognized with certificates of appreciation and merit for their contributions to the Branch.  Srinidhi Shaw, a student at Westdale Highschool was presented with District and Provincial awards for her entries in the Legion Poster/Literary competition.  Her colour poster won Gold at the Zone, District and Provincial levels and now goes on to competition at the national level.

 

The Legionnaire of the Year this year is Dave Howlett.  Along with the title and plaque comes the honour of being in control of the remote for the TV in the canteen for the next year.  Just another little perk.  Congratulations Dave !

 

St. Patrick's Day brought another celebration to the Branch which was a great success and everyone who attended had a great time at this dance.

 

Our 3rd Annual Easter Egg Hunt will be held on Saturday, April 19th.  It will be directed at the children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren of our members and will also open to all of the children in the community.  The Easter Bunny will be there, of course!  The kids will enjoy meeting him and having an Easter Egg Hunt.  A special thanks to the Easter Bunny, Bob and Chris Turner, Doug Rivers, Peter and Mary Whittaker and everyone else involved in the planning and implementation of this much anticipated event.

 

Branch Elections will be held on Wednesday May 7th, 2014 at 8pm in the banquet hall at the Branch.  Please plan on attending.  The people you elect will be responsible for making and keeping your Branch a place of which you can be proud.  If you would like a voice on the executive, please make sure that someone is aware so you can be nominated.  This is your Branch and your vote matters.

 

Please remember to bring your family and friends into the Branch and encourage them to become members.  A strong membership makes a strong Branch.  If you know of someone who may be interested in becoming a member please see Comrade Mike Alkerton or pick up a membership application at the bar.  You do not have to be a veteran to become a Legion member and the benefits of membership are worth it to you and the community that we serve.


Gord Sharpe - President Branch 36


 

President�s Report - February. 2014

We are now in a new year at the Branch.   Things have been quite busy throughout the holiday season.  It�s always great to see the Membership out enjoying themselves with friends and family.

 

I�d like to take this opportunity to thank all of the members who have paid their dues for the year and remind all the members who have not that it�s

not too late.  You can find Mike Alkerton around the Branch almost every day, and he would be more than happy to renew your membership for you.  Memberships may also be paid at the bar to any of the Stewards on duty.  We accept cash, cheque, and debit. 

 

Our annual Honours and Awards Banquet is fast approaching.  It will be held on March 8, 2014.  Please be sure to check your Membership card to see if you are eligible to receive a �Years of Service� pin.  All members that have a card that ends with either a 1 or a 6 (6, 11, 16, 21, etc.) are eligible to receive a pin.  You have to attend the banquet in order to be presented with your pin.  Tickets will be available at the bar in the near future.

 

If you know of a member that you feel deserves to be recognized for outstanding service to the Branch, please leave a note in the box outside of the office or hand it to the bar staff and they will make sure that it is forwarded to the Executive.  We are looking for Legionnaire of the Year, Certificate of Appreciation, Certificate of Merit, etc.  Please help us to make sure that these Members are recognized.  Remember that your Branch is run by volunteers.  Without the volunteers, we wouldn�t have such a strong and well run Branch.

 

As many of you know we have lost several of our Members over the past year and it is becoming more and more important that we all try our best to add new Members in order to keep our branch strong.  Once again, we ask you to �Just Bring One�.


Dawn Lewis - President Branch 36


President�s Report - November

Welcome back.  We�ve had a great summer and now it�s back to the routines of fall and winter.  It�s great to see the sports leagues starting up and bringing you back into the Branch. 

Remembrance Day is fast approaching and it would be wonderful to see as many members as possible signing up to distribute poppies.  It only takes a couple of hours of your time to make this campaign successful.  This is a very important time of the year to show your support and respect to all of the Veterans that have sacrificed so much so that you and I can enjoy the life and freedoms that we do.  You do not need a Legion uniform to volunteer.  All of the money collected by our Branch stays in our area to support local hospitals, long term care facilities, and Cadets, etc. 

�All gave some.  Some gave all.� � Lest we forget, lest we forget.�

Just a reminder, our Branch is run by volunteers.  If it wasn�t for these hard working individuals we wouldn�t have the great Branch that we have.  If you are interested in helping out with any of the events that are held, please leave your name and phone number with the bar steward on duty or speak to any member of the executive.  We are always looking for people to help out around the Branch.  Our building is aging and is always in need of some TLC.  If you are handy with tools or a paint brush etc. we would love to hear from you.

It�s also time to renew your Membership.   Mike Alkerton or any of the bar stewards will be happy to accept your dues for next year.  Do it soon and be eligible for the �Early Bird� draw.

We have several events planned for the upcoming months and it would be great to see as many members as possible out to support them.  Some of the events include the L.A. Christmas Draw, the Sports Christmas Turkey Roll, Christmas Eve open house, a New Years Eve party and the list goes on.  Be sure to check the website often for updates and new events that are planned for the Branch and remember you can always bring your friends and family to these events.

This is your Branch.  If you have any questions, concerns, or suggestions, please feel free to speak to any member of your executive.  We were elected by the membership, to work for the membership. 

I look forward to seeing you at the Branch.

Dawn Lewis - President Branch 36


President's Report - August, 2013

Summer is very quickly passing us by and soon it will be time to look forward to the events of the fall and beyond.  Things have been quiet around the Branch during the last few months as we�ve all been out enjoying the great weather.  I�m looking forward to seeing the faces that have been missing for the summer.

 

We enjoyed a great Canada Day BBQ with a lot of new faces and friends made.  I would like to thank John and Suzi Murphy for all of their help with the events of the day, including decorating the Branch. The place looked great. John and Jarius deZeeuw did a great job out on the BBQ�s and Suzi�s face painting was a big hit.  The donations that Suzi received were donated to our Branch Poppy Fund.  I�d also like to thank Peter Whittaker for taking the photos of everyone enjoying themselves.  I would also like to thank Dave Howlett, Bev Westoby, and Marilyn Latchford for all of their help, as well as Chris and Rob Turner for arranging the entertainment for the day.  Thank you to all of the members and their families and friends for coming out to make this day such a great success.  It�s always nice to see people relaxing and enjoying themselves.

 

Fall and winter sports are fast approaching so keep your eyes on the Sports Board inside the side door for sign up sheets for men�s and ladies darts, men�s and ladies snooker, mixed shuffleboard and the list goes on.   If you�re interested in taking part feel free to join in.

 

Keep in mind that the Cactus Festival will be held on the third weekend of August and we will once again be entering a float in the parade on the Thursday evening.  It would be great to see all of the members of the executive as well as members of the Branch on the float.  Watch for details.

 

The President�s Meat Draw will be back starting on September 7th at 3pm and every Saturday following until the spring, so plan on coming out to support �Your Branch� and win some great meat and enjoy a chilled beverage with your friends. 

 

Once again, I�m looking forward to seeing you back at the Branch, and if you have any questions, please feel free to ask.   We are your executive and we�re here to help make �our� Branch the most successful Branch in the area.

 

See you at �The Branch�


Dawn Lewis - President Branch 36



President's Report - April, 2013

As the new President of Branch 36, I would like to take this opportunity to thank John Murphy for his years of service to the Branch and wish him well with his new position as Zone Commander.  I would also like to thank John and all of our executive and members at the Branch for their help, guidance, and patience as I step into my new position.  I could not do this without the help, guidance, and support that everyone is showing me.  Thank you everyone.  I have also had a lot of positive comments and well wishes from our membership and I appreciate the fact that you have the confidence in me to do this job to the best of my ability.

We've had a lot going on in the Branch since the last Bullytin.  We had a very successful Valentine's dance with Peter and the Elegants providing live dance music for everyone to enjoy.  Everyone in attendance had a great time. 

Next came the Honours and Awards Banquet and L.A. Birthday Party.  Sandy Jordan and her team did another excellent job of cooking and serving a delicious roast beef dinner.  We had several members receive Years of Service pins and other members of the Branch were recognized with certificates of appreciation and merit for their contributions to the Branch.  The Legionnaire of the Year this year is Peter Martin.  He's a hard working guy that makes every job seem like a party.  This award is very much deserved and it was my pleasure to be able to present it to him.  Along with the title and plaque comes the honour of being in control of the remote for the TV in the canteen for the next year.  Just another little perk.  Congratulations Peter.

St. Patrick's Day brought another celebration to the Branch which was a great success and everyone who attended had a great time at this dance.

Our next very successful event was directed at the children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren of our members and was also open to all of the children in the community.  The Easter Bunny was there and the kids got to enjoy meeting him and having an Easter egg hunt outside.  The weather couldn't have been better for this event and everyone attending had a great time.  A special thanks going out to the Easter Bunny, Bob and Chris Turner, Doug Rivers, John and Suzi Murphy, Peter and Mary Whittaker, and Cheri Harrington and everyone else involved for making this a special day for the kids (and the parents) to remember.

Branch Elections will be held on Wednesday May 1, 2013 at 8pm in the banquet hall at the Branch.  Please plan on attending.  The people you elect will be responsible for making and keeping your Branch a place that you can be proud of.  If you would like a voice on the executive, please make sure that someone is aware so you can be nominated.  This is your Branch and your vote matters.

Please remember to bring your family and friends into the Branch and encourage them to become members.  A strong membership makes a strong Branch.  If you know of someone who may be interested in becoming a member please see Comrade Mike Alkerton or pick up a membership application at the bar.  You do not have to be a veteran to become a member and the benefits of membership are worth it to you and the community that we serve.

Dawn Lewis - President Branch 36



President's Report - February, 2013

 

Welcome to 2013 Comrades.  The focus for the Branch this year is "Membership".  It is important that we keep our membership strong.  This is vital so that we can continue with our mission of serving veterans which includes serving military and their families and to promote remembrance and to serve our community and our country.  Please see Comrade Mike's Membership report.

 

We have had positive feedback with the introduction of the direct debit machine for membership and Banquet Hall rentals.

 

If you would like to be on our email list for notices regarding upcoming events at the Branch, please leave your email address with a Bar Steward.  This list is kept confidential.

 

We are planning our 2nd Annual Easter Egg Hunt.  It will be on Saturday, March 30th in the morning.  Last year a "hopping" good time was had by all.  We expect that the Easter Bunny will be in attendance.  More information will be forwarded via the website and email.

 

If you have been up to the Banquet Hall since December you will have noticed that new chairs were purchased for the room.  It is a very positive change.  Some of the old chairs went for recycling and others are being used downstairs. 

 

In an effort to upgrade the Club Room and Wentworth Room including purchasing new chairs we are collecting pennies with our "Coppers for Comrades" program.  There is a container at the Branch for your donations.

 

We are selling one of a kind Christmas ornaments for the Club Room Christmas tree.  These are hand painted wooden ornaments that carry your name or the name of a loved one or a favourite holiday greeting.  The cost is $10.00 per ornament and they will be hung on this tree every year.  They are unbreakable and examples and order forms are available at the Branch.  We hope to sell 500 and have already had a fantastic response to the initiative.  These are available for a limited time and only in 2013.  

 

Thank you to all who have supported these programs and we are looking for your continued support throughout the year.

 

If you can offer your support to the Branch in any way, please let me know.

 

Please watch the white board and the Bullytins for notices of General Meetings.  These are your opportunities to address your Executive.

 

As always, I am available at any time to speak with anyone who has a question or concern.

 

John Murphy - President, Branch 36

 

 



President's Report - November, 2012


Comrades, I apologize to the Wednesday Shuffleboard League for omitting their support to the Branch in my last report.  Along with financial support, they contribute a great deal of entertainment on Wednesday evenings.

 

We are now back into our busy season with Fish Fry nights on the 2nd Friday of each month followed by Open Mike, and the Beef on a Bun nights run by the Ladies Auxiliary on the 4th Friday of each month. This is the �2/4� rule!  Check the white board and your email for entertainment details.

 

At our last General Meeting we initiated new members, so if you see a new member in the Branch say hello and welcome them.  My challenge to all members is to bring one new member to the Branch in the next 6 months.  Are you prepared for this challenge?

 

Our Poppy campaign and Remembrance Day are fast approaching. Comrades Gerry Belec and Cheri Harrington will have correspondence in this Bullytin. Please read it and sign up for your Poppy duty. As Legion members we must remember that when we took our Legion oath we committed to help with the Poppy Campaign.  This is comrade Gerry Belec�s last year as Poppy Chair so let�s give our best effort. Gerry�s devotion to our veterans has been outstanding. 

 

What is a couple of hours distributing Poppies or making an extra pot of stew or some squares?  It is tremendous and your responsibility.  You do not need a Legion uniform, just a willingness to fulfill your oath. There are always many ways to help. See anyone on the Executive if you have questions.

 

I look forward to seeing you at the Remembrance Day ceremonies so watch your email or check the white board for service times.  Everybody is welcome.


Our Annual Veteran's Christmas Dinner is Wednesday, 5th December. The sign-up sheet and phone call list will be available soon.

 

The Annual L.A. Holiday Raffle begins November 1st.   There is an amazing array of prizes including a BBQ, a printer, dance lessons, a garden bonanza, jewelry, gift certificates and much more.  Tickets are available Monday nights, Thursday nights, Saturdays and during the Fish Fry and Beef on a Bun events.

 

On November 12 our �Coppers for Comrades Campaign� commences.  Bring in your pennies and all funds will be used to update the main club room where our veterans and a majority of members spend most of their time.  Just imagine white walls or new chairs or new tables?

 

As always if you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to call me, or speak to me at the Branch.

 

Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays and a Peaceful and Prosperous New Year to all.


John Murphy - President, Branch 36






President's Report - August, 2012

Well the summer is almost over, and what a summer it has been, hot, dry, and not long enough.  Let's hope the fall brings an equally enjoyable Indian summer.

Although the summer is traditionally a quiet time thank you to those members who supported us throughout that time.  Without your support we would be struggling like many other branches and only open on certain days or operating on shorter hours. 

Thanks to the Ladies Auxiliary, Ladies Darts, Mens Darts, Dundas Valley Mixed Dart League, Ladies Snooker, Mens Snooker, our winter Sunday Fun Dart League and the summer Thursday Dart League and the Dundas Modular Railway Club for your financial donations to the Branch.  These funds will allow us to continue with our renovations to your Branch. 

And lastly thank you to all those unsung heroes who work very hard behind the scenes at our Fish Frys, Beef on a Bun, Barbecues, President�s meat draw, and all our Branch hosted sports events, without your help we would never be successful.

Let's make 2013 the best year yet for membership recruitment.  Anyone can become a member.  Forms are available at the bar for friends, family and neighbours.  No money is required when the completed form is dropped off.  New members will be called.  Memberships are great stocking stuffers!  You can make a difference.

Our General Meeting will be Tuesday September 18.  Come out and have your say and/or show support for your executive.  As always, if you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to talk to me in the branch, or leave a message with the office and I will contact you.

John Murphy - President, Branch 36




President's Report - April, 2012

Our 1st Easter Egg Hunt was Egg-cellent!  Thanks to the Train Club, Men's snooker, Bev, Joan, Mary, Dorothy, Doug, Peter, Mary, Rob, Suzi and Chris Ecklund for their support!  The children had a wonderful time especially those celebrating their 1st Easter.  We had approximately 60 children participate.  Watch for it again next year!  

The Spring Work Party takes place on Sunday May 27th and we hope to see many of you.  It's light work, a great lunch is provided and many hands make it easy.  Participants have been dwindling every year so we need your support.  Let's get the Branch in shape for our Veterans.  Please, come out for an hour or two.  We need your help; at least 40 folks are required to get the work done.

Do you have gardening skills, our good friend and comrade Ian Taylor has decided to take a well earned rest.  Ian's contribution to our front gardens has been tremendous over the years and will be greatly missed.  If you have the time and passion for gardening please let us know.

We are in need of someone who is handy with tools, this past few years we have managed with comrades taking on individual projects but we need someone who can manage the House committee.  Are you that person, if so please let us know, we really could use your help.

Branch elections will be held on Wednesday, May 2nd at 8pm sharp.  Come out and vote for your new executive.  This is the only opportunity you have in the election of those comrades who will run your branch for the next year.  If you are interested in running for office, please let us know and someone will nominate you. 

As always, if you have questions or concerns please feel free to talk to me at the branch or leave me a message with the office and I will call you at home.

John Murphy - President, Branch 36

 

 

 

President's Report - 2012 - February 

 

Welcome to 2012, our Christmas and New Year celebrations went very well with both events being well attended by members and guests alike.

 

We held a Burns Supper in conjunction with the Dundas Modular Train Club and all went well, we are looking forward to next year, do not be disappointed  and get your tickets early next year.

 

You may be aware that in 2011 we have changed some of our Branch Bylaws to bring them in line with Ontario Provincial Command bylaws;  and as a result, we will be holding more General Meetings during the year, this according to Provincial Command will allow you the membership  more opportunity to be involved in the running of the Branch.

 

Please watch the white board, check the web site, or write down the dates listed in the Bullytin.  Mark your calendar with these dates and plan to attend these meetings.  It is important that you keep yourself informed about what is happening within your Branch and this is a good way to have your say.

 

Thank you to all those unsung volunteer heroes who tirelessly help throughout the year, without you there would be no Branch. 

 

The Legion runs on volunteers.  If you have a skill or just want to help, let us know.  I�m sure we can find something for you to do. 

 

As always if you have any questions or concerns please do not hesitate to talk to me, or leave me a message and your number at the Branch and I will get in touch with you. 

 

Thanks again.

 

John Murphy - President, Branch 36

 

 

 

President's Report - November 2011

 

Comrades, I hope you all had a great summer and are looking for some other form of entertainment for the fall and winter. We are now back into our busy season, with Fish Fry nights on the 2nd Friday of each month, followed by �Open Mike�  and the Beef on a Bun nights run by the Ladies Auxiliary, on the 4th Friday of each month.  Check the white board and your email for entertainment details. 

 

As mentioned in the previous Bullytin this is our 85th year.  We held a Dance on September 24th to commemorate it and it was a great success.  Entertainment was supplied by �The Liverpool Four � and  160 members and guests attended.  A great time was had by all.

 

At our last General Meeting we initiated 4 new members, so if you see a new member in  the Branch say hello and Welcome them..

 

Our Poppy campaign and �Remembrance Day� is fast approaching.  Comrades Gerry Belec and Cheri Harrington will have correspond-ence in this Bullytin.  Please read it and sign up for your Poppy duty.  As Legion members we must remember that when we took our Legion oath we committed to help with the Poppy Campaign.

What�s a couple of hours distributing Poppies or making an extra pot of stew?  Remember, there are always many ways to help.  

 

I look forward to seeing you at the Remembrance Day ceremonies so watch your email or check the white board for service times, everybody is welcome. 

 

Our Annual Veteran's Christmas Dinner is Wednesday, 7th December.  The sign up sheet and phone call list will be available soon.  

 

As always if you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to call me, or speak to me at the Branch

 

Merry Christmas and a Happy and Prosperous New Year to you all.

 

John Murphy - President

 

 

President's Report - August 2011

 

Well the summer is almost over, and what a summer it was, hot, dry, and not long enough.  Let�s hope the fall brings an equally enjoyable Indian summer.

  

Although the summer is traditionally a quiet time thanks goes out to those members who supported us through-out that time.  Without your support we would be strugg-ling like many other branches and only open on certain days or operating on shorter hours. 

 

This year we will be celebrating our 85TH birthday and we are planning a dance on Saturday, 24th September, at the end Legion Week.  We have the Liverpool Four booked and tickets are $5.00 and will be available to branch members and their guest�s first.  Watch for posters at the branch and check your email for details.  Come out and celebrate our birthday at this price, and with this band the tickets won�t last long.

 

Hopefully by the time you read this, work will have started on banquet hall renovations.  In order for the Branch to remain viable, rental of the hall is a very important source of revenue for us, and with the new decor we look forward to having the hall booked every weekend.

  

Thanks to the Ladies Auxiliary, Ladies Darts, Mens Darts, D.V.M.D.L., Ladies Snooker, Mens Snooker, our winter Sunday Fun Dart League and the summer Thursday Dart League and the Dundas Modular Railway Club for your financial donations to the Branch.  These funds will allow us to continue with our renovations to your Branch. 

 

And lastly thank you to all those unsung heroes who work very hard behind the scenes at our Fish Frys, Beef on a Bun, Barbecues, President�s meat draw, and all our branch hosted sports events, without your help we would never be successful.

 

Our General Meeting will be Wednesday, 21st September at 8:00pm.  Come out and have your say and/or show support for your executive.  As always, if you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to talk to me in the branch, or leave a message with the office and I will contact you.

 

John Murphy - President

President's Report - April 2011

At long last the winter is almost over and spring is on the way (we hope).  It has been a busy time at the branch with the Fish Fry nights and the Ladies Auxiliary�s Beef on a Bun having had great success and they continue to grow.  We started a new feature on Fish Fry nights called �Open Mike Night�  run by Chris and Rob Turner.  If you can play an instrument or sing, why not come out and have some fun?  

The general meeting which was held in March was well attended.  This is the perfect opportunity for members to air their views and be involved in the voting process when required.    

Branch elections will be held on Wednesday, May 5th at 8pm sharp.  Come out and vote for your new executive.  If you are interested in running for office, please let us know and someone will nominate you.    

We continue to have more and more members give us their email addresses.  This is an excellent way for us to communicate with the membership and keep you informed of the events that are going on at the Branch. 

If you have not given us your email address yet, why not, we promise not to give your information to any outside source.  It will be used for Branch 36 communications only .  

If you have any questions or concerns please feel free to speak to me in the Branch or leave a message in the office, and I will be happy to call you and address them.

John Murphy - President




President's Report - February 2011

Welcome to 2011, our Christmas and New Year celebrations went very well with both events being well attended by members and guests alike.

Unfortunately we had to cancel the Burns supper this year, however we will do everything in our power to bring it back next January.

The next General Meeting will be on Wednesday March 16th at 8 pm.  Please mark your calendar and plan to attend.  It is important that you keep yourself informed about what is happening within your Branch and this is a good way to have your say.

Thank you to all those unsung volunteer heroes who tirelessly help throughout the year,  without you there would be no Branch.  The Legion runs on volunteers. 

If you have a skill or just want to help, let us know. I'm sure we can find something for you to do. 

Thanks again.

John Murphy - President


President's Report - December 2010


It was my honour to represent the Branch at our Remembrance Day ceremonies.

 

All three service branches (army, navy, airforce) were well represented along with members of the Hamilton Wentworth 11th Battery and our own Veterans and Branch members.  Our Branch padre, Archdeacon Jim Sandilands, provided spiritual guidance and words of remembrance.  

 

A heartfelt "thank you" to Comrades Gerry Belec and Cheri Harrington who were outstanding in their role as Poppy Campaign

Co-chairs.  Their Poppy Committee was tireless in their efforts.  Thanks to all the Poppy Volunteers and thanks to those who supplied food for them.  As Legion members we must remember that when we took our Legion oath we committed to help with the Poppy Campaign.  WhatÃ�¯Ã�¿Ã�½s a couple of hours distributing Poppies or making an extra pot of stew?  Remember, there are always many ways to help.  

 

Much gratitude goes to all those who helped feed the Veterans, their families, Branch members and cadets who returned to the Branch after the ceremony.

 

On December 15th we have a special General Meeting at the Branch to approve new Branch by-laws.  All members are invited.

 

Please welcome Jordan Deneau and Brody Howlett as your new Sports Chairmen. They are enthusiastic, welcome additions to our Executive.

 

Our Annual Veteran's Christmas Dinner is on December 8th.  We have a choral group and Highland Dancers for entertainment.  

 

On January 22, 2011 we will have our annual Robbie Burns Dinner.  Tickets will be available in the new year and many reservations have already been submitted.  Come join us for a great evening.

 

Wishing Season's Greetings and a Happy New Year to all.

 

John Murphy - President

President's Report - October 2010

 

Comrades, I hope you all had a great summer and are looking for some other form of

entertainment for the fall and winter. We are now back into our busy season, with Fish Fry

on the 2nd Friday of every month, and the Beef on a Bun nights run by the Ladies Auxiliary,

on the 4th Friday of every month.  Each is followed by entertainment. 

 

We are trying a new form of entertainment called, �¯�¿�½Open Mike Night�¯�¿�½ where guests who

have a musical or other form of entertainment skill come out and share their talents with us,

why not come out and enjoy their efforts. Check out our website and/or the white board for up-to-date information on any changes to this schedule due to holidays, and come out and

join us! 

 

At our last General Meeting we initiated 12 new members!  Welcome!  If you see them in

the branch say hello. 

 

Remembrance Day is fast approaching.  Comrade Gerry Belec has an insert in this Bullytin. 

Please read it and sign up for Poppy duty.  Remember when we took our oath as Legion

members we swore to help in the Ã�¯Ã�¿Ã�½Poppy CampaignÃ�¯Ã�¿Ã�½.  All we need is two hours of your

time. 

 

I look forward to seeing you at the Remembrance Day parade and service, everybody is

welcome.  As always if you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to call

me, or speak to me at the Branch. 

 

John Murphy - President

 



 


President's Report - August 2010

 

It was our privilege again to represent the Branch at the Dominion Convention in Winnipeg.  We met some old friends and made new ones, we even had one branch pay for a new ceiling tile to remind us of the Legion friendship.

 

The politics of dancing were in full bloom and changes within the Command were swift and sweeping.  It will be interesting next time to see who will make first vice as Ontario is well represented.

 

The summer has been fair for the Branch and we are looking forward to seeing all of you come out and get involved this fall.

 

Branch 36, in a lot of ways is like many businesses in Dundas and we are not immune to acts of vandalism.  We continue to have someone destroying our smoking tent, we had a break-in upstairs where damage occurred and stolen product amounted to over $1,000.00 and a second attempt at a break-in downstairs. 

 

We have installed a new window guard, updated the security upstairs and you will see

video camera surveillance for outdoors in the Fall.  All of this additional expense takes away from out mandate to support veterans and their families.  

 

I would ask all members to be on the lookout for anything suspicious and report it immediately to the police.  If you are in town in the evening and returning home after the Branch is closed, take a drive through the lot, take a look and see if there is anyone there, but donÃ�¯Ã�¿Ã�½t stop, just keep going and call the police when you get home.

 

Thanks to the Ladies Auxiliary, Ladies Darts, Mens Darts, Ladies Snooker, Mens Friday Night snooker, our winter Sunday Fun dart league and the summer Thursday dart league for your financial donations to the Branch. These funds will allow us to continue with renovations to the Banquet Hall and updating the branch in general.

 

Our General Meeting will be Wednesday, September 15th at 8:00pm Ã�¯Ã�¿Ã�½ come out and have your say and/or show support for your executive. 

 

As always if you have any questions or concerns please feel free to talk to me in the

branch and I will contact you.

 

John Murphy - President




President's Report - April 2010

 

Winter is over and we cannot complain about the weather.  The Branch has done well with the membership supporting all of our activities including Fish FryÃ�¯Ã�¿Ã�½s, Beef on the Bun and our Turkey Roll.

 

The general meeting was held on March 17th, attendance could have been better.  This was your opportunity to express your opinion on how your Executive are running your Branch.  Remember decisions are made at these meetings not in the club room.  We did welcome 24 new members to the Branch.  Say hello when you next see our new members in the club room.

 

The Branch elections will be held on Wednesday May 5th at 8.00pm sharp.  Come out and vote for your new Executive.  If you are interested in running for office let us know and someone will nominate you.

 

If you have any questions or concerns please feel free to talk to me,another member of the executive, or leave me a message at the office and I will be happy to call you and address them.

 

Our Church Parade will be Sunday, 6th June, 2010.  Please check the notice board in the club room for assembly details.

 

We are still in need of a volunteer who has some building skills to champion the House Committee for inside projects.  If you can spare a few hours a week and can help please let us know.  This is a very rewarding position and you will have lots of help.

 

John Murphy - President

 

 



President's Report - February 2010
  

Welcome to 2010, this promises to be an exciting year at the Branch.  Everyone I

have talked to has a positive outlook about the economy, unlike the beginning of

last year.  This bodes well for the health of the branch.  Our Christmas and New

Year celebrations went very well with both events being well attended.


By the time you read this our 4th annual Burns supper will be over and we will be

lookingforward to our Support the Troops dance on February 13th.  The entertain-

ment will again be supplied by The Grumpies.  Anyone who was there will tell you

that they were great.  The tickets are available at the bar for $10.00. 


Mother Nature seems to be giving us a break with only one snowplow expense so

far.  Let's hope this is the winter that wasn't. 


The next General Meeting will be on Wednesday March 17th at 8pm.  Please

mark your calendar and plan to attend.  It is important that you keep yourself

informed about what is happening within your Branch and this is a good way to

have your say.


Thank you to all those unsung volunteer heroes who tirelessly help throughout the

year.  Without you there would be no Branch.  The Legion runs on volunteers.  If

you have a skill or just want to help let us know.  I'm sure we can find something

for you to do.


Thanks again.


John Murphy - President





President's Report - December 2009


It was my honour again this year to represent the Branch at our Remembrance

Day ceremonies this past November 11th.  The rain held off and all in attendance

enjoyed the music supplied by the Parkside High School Orchestra and the timely fly-

past with seven planes this year. The parade was larger this year and was well attended

by cadets from all 3 service branches.


All three service branches were well represented along with members of the Hamilton

Wentworth 11th Battery and of course our Veterans, and Branch members.  Also

present was our Branch padre Rev. Sandilands who provided spiritual guidance and

words of remembrance. 


Taking the salute was Derk Dunford, Argyll and Southern Highlanders, and Mike

Johnston, Household Cavalry.


A big thank you goes to comrade Gerry Belec, Cheri Harrington and their Poppy

committee for their tireless effort.  Thanks to all the Poppy Volunteers and thanks

to those who supplied food for them.  As legion members we should all remember

when we took our Legion oath we committed to help in the Poppy campaign. 

WhatÃ�¯Ã�¿Ã�½s a couple of hours distributing Poppies, or making an extra pot of stew? 

There are many ways to help.  Why not ask? 


Another thank you goes to all those who helped to feed the Veterans, their families

and friends, and cadets who returned to the Branch after the ceremony.



John Murphy - President



 
President's Report - October 2009

Comrades, we are now into our busy season, with the 2 / 4 theme well underway -

the 2nd Friday of every month is our Fish Fry night, and the 4th Friday of ever

month is our Beef on a Bun night run by the Ladies Auxiliary.  Each is followed by
entertainment.  Check out our website and/or the white board
for up-to-date
information on any changes to this schedule due to holidays, and
come out and
join us! 

At our last General Meeting we initiated 12 new members!  If you see them around the Branch say hello.


The Legion is run by volunteers.  There is one committee still needing a chair

- the House committee.  If you have some time and talent please put your name

forward.  What better way to show your support for our Veterans than keeping

the Legion in ship-shape condition. 

Remembrance Day is fast approaching.  Comrade Gerry Belec has an insert in this
Bullytin. 
Please read it and sign up for Poppy duty.  Remember when we took our
oath as Legion
members we swore to help in the Ã�¯Ã�¿Ã�½Poppy CampaignÃ�¯Ã�¿Ã�½.  All we
need is two hours of your time.
  I look forward to seeing you at the Remembrance
Day parade and service, everybody is welcome.


As always if you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to call me,
or speak to me at the Branch.


Comrades, welcome to the end of the summer that wasnÃ�¯Ã�¿Ã�½t.  In these tough
economic times
the Branch fared well, thanks in part to the Fish Fry and
Barbecue teams, and also those
members who continue to support the Branch
with visits over the last few months.

John Murphy �¯�¿�½ President


 PresidentÃ�¯Ã�¿Ã�½s Report - August 2009

Comrades, welcome to the end of the summer that wasnÃ�¯Ã�¿Ã�½t.  In these tough

economic times the Branch faired well, thanks in part to the Fish Fry and

Barbecue teams, and also those members who continue to support the

Branch with visits over the last few months.


There are some fun things in place for the fall so read on, or check the white

board or Dawn�¯�¿�½s �¯�¿�½Whats on at the Branch book�¯�¿�½ which can be found in the

club room.


The Heart and Soul of the Branch is its membership and its volunteers, so talk

up the Branch, tell your friends why you are a member, and if asked consider

volunteering.


As always if you have questions or concerns please talk to me or leave me a

message with Dale and I will get back to you.


John Murphy �¯�¿�½ President


 
President�¯�¿�½s Report - April 2009

At long last the winter is almost over.  It has been a busy time at the Branch

with the Fish Fry almost at capacity, and the Beef on a Bun selling out in March. 

I understand the Ladies Auxiliary will be cooking extra next month(April), but

just in case you should be there early.  Entertainment is provided so stay a little

longer and enjoy the music.  Check Eamon Morgan's Entertainment Report for

April's featured entertainer.


Suzi and I attended the District convention in Niagara Falls last week.  Along

with the reports that were read we had elections for District Commander.  Bruce

Julian was stepping down to pursue a position at the Provincial level and this

createdan opportunity for someone else to step up.  Sharon McKeon was

successful and we wish her great success in her new role.


The general meeting held at the Branch on March 18th was well attended. 

This is the perfect opportunity for members to air their views and be involved in

the voting process when required.  Watch this space for notification of the next

general meeting.


Branch Elections will be held on Wednesday, May 6th at 8pm sharp.  Come

out and vote for your new executive.  If you are interested in running for office,

please let us know and someone will nominate you.


If you have any questions or concerns please feel free to speak to me in the

Branch or leave a message in the office, and I will be happy to call you and

address them.


We are having a contest to design a new Branch pin.  Please submit your design

(does not have to be artist quality) on an 8�¯�¿�½ x 11 sheet of paper to the bartender

on duty in the Branch.  Please include your name and phone number on it.


The pin designs will be judged during the President's Meat Draw on May 16th.

The person submitting the winning pin design will receive a free Legion

membership for 2010.


John Murphy �¯�¿�½ President


President�¯�¿�½s Report - February 2009


Welcome to 2009 and another exciting year at Branch 36.  It doesnÃ�¯Ã�¿Ã�½t take a rocket

scientist to figure out that the economy is tight, your wallet will be tight and it is our

hope that what little you have left for entertaining you will spend on nights at your

Branch with us.


January was a difficult month for us.  We have paid almost one yearÃ�¯Ã�¿Ã�½s snow removal

expenses in one month and having to close the branch early on 2 occasions due to

the weather has resulted in a reduction in revenue.  This always has a knock-on effect

where we might not have the funds available to do the things the �¯�¿�½Legion�¯�¿�½ does, and

does so well. I hope you will come out and support your branch.


Thank you to Paul Penny, who has helped with the snow maintenance, (have you seen

the pile at the horse shoe pits?), without his help our costs would have been even higher.  

Thanks again Paul.

The next General Meeting will be held on March 18th at 8pm so please mark your

calendar and attend.  It is important that you know what is happening with your Branch

and you always have the opportunity to voice your opinion and vote when required.

The Burns supper was another sell-out (4 in a row), and everyone in attendance had a

great time.  We will have a few more tickets for sale next year so watch for the signs in

December and get your tickets early as we anticipate another sell out.


John Murphy �¯�¿�½ President



President�¯�¿�½s Report - December 2008

 

It was my honour to represent the Branch at our Remembrance Day ceremonies this past

November 11th.  The rain held off and all in attendance enjoyed the music supplied by

the Parkside High School Orchestra and the timely fly past with the �¯�¿�½Lancaster�¯�¿�½ bomber

escorted by the Ã�¯Ã�¿Ã�½B52 MitchellÃ�¯Ã�¿Ã�½ bomber and the Ã�¯Ã�¿Ã�½Fairey FireflyÃ�¯Ã�¿Ã�½. 

 

The parade was a little smaller this year but well attended by cadets from all 3 service

branches and members of the Hamilton Wentworth 11th Battery including Captain Jones,

who took the salute, and of course our Veterans and Branch members. Also present was

our Branch padre Rev.Sandilands who provided spiritual guidance and words of

remembrance.

 

A big thank you goes to comrade Gerry Belec and his Poppy committee for their tireless

work.  So much work done by so few.  Thanks to all who supplied the food for the Poppy

Volunteers.

 

Perhaps next year you could offer some help.  We should all remember when we took our

Legion oath we committed to help in the Poppy campaign.  WhatÃ�¯Ã�¿Ã�½s a couple of hours selling

Poppies, or making an extra pot of stew?  There are many ways to help.  Why not ask?

 

Another thank you also goes to all those who helped to feed the Veterans, their families and

friends, and cadets who returned to the Branch after the ceremony.

 

In the last Bullytin I asked for volunteers to champion the 2 vacant Executive positions.  Let

us welcome Eamon Morgan to the Executive as Entertainment Chairman. If you have any

questions or ideas about entertainment please talk to comrade Eamon when you see him in

the clubroom.

 

We are still looking for a House Chair.  Please let me know if you are interested.

 

John Murphy - President



President�¯�¿�½s Report - October 2008

Comrades, we are now into our busy season with 2-4 themes underway; the 2nd Friday  of each month is our Fish Fry, and (usually) the 4th Friday of each month is our Beef on a Bun.  Watch our website for any changes to this schedule and come out and join us!

 

At our last General Meeting we initiated 12 new members!  Welcome!  If you see them

say hello.

 

The Legion is run by volunteers.  There are 2 committees needing a chair Ã�¯Ã�¿Ã�½ Entertainment and House.  If you have some time and talent please put your name forward.  What better way to show your support of our Veterans than keeping them entertained and the Legion in ship shape.

 

Remembrance Day is fast approaching.  Comrade Gerry Belec has an insert in this Bullytin.  Please read it and sign up for Poppy duty.  I look forward to seeing you at

the Remembrance Day parade and service.

 

If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to call me or speak to

me at the Branch.


John Murphy - President



  PresidentÃ�¯Ã�¿Ã�½s Report - August 2008 

This is my first report as your new President.  This past couple of months election has   been a huge learning curve for me, however as always our Past President Comrade Mike  has been very, very supportive.  I'm not sure when we last had a sitting President who     had a full time job but I am so glad he's there.

It was an Honour and a privilege to represent the branch at the Dominion Convention in   Ottawa this June.  Both Suzi and I learned a lot about the politics of the "Legion" at the top,  but also, the amazing things the "Legion" does, and can do, for our Vets.  We made some   new and hopefully beneficial contacts for the branch and will continue to develop these relationships as we grow.

This summer has been the wettest "I" can remember but we came through without      drowning, however, not without your support.  You will see some of these activities      reported by your Chairpersons contained within this Bullytin - GREAT JOB GUYS !

The Bi-Annual general meeting will be held on Wednesday Sept 17 at 8.00pm,it is very important for you to be there as one of the topics will be a proposed bar increase.  We   have  not had an increase on the bar for at least 4 years, and with everything going up, we   must take measures to ensure that we, "The Membership", and "Branch 36" stay viable.  This will also enable us to continue our support for our Veterans, and their families - past and present, our local kids programs, and local hospital community needs, to name a few. 

So remember I'm the new guy, if I don't say Hi to you, I apologize;  why not say Hi to me, introduce yourself and I promise I will make every effort to call you by your first name every time we meet.

 

Legion Week starts Sunday, 21st September, so watch out for signs around the branch      about activities that may be scheduled.

 

John Murphy - President




President�¯�¿�½s Report - May 2008


!!! Branch Elections - Wednesday, May 7th - 8pm !!!


This night is important.  You the members will be electing the people who will be

operating the Branch for the next year.  Please try to be  in attendance.  If you have a

card (everyone should have), you are eligible to vote. 


We are in the process of trying to make the Branch more presentable to both members

and the public by cleaning up the washrooms.  With a kind donation from the Ladies Auxiliary of $2000 we have purchased and installed all new toilets and valves for the urinals throughout the Branch.  We are also going to replace all the sinks, taps and countertops, and then paint all the washrooms.  As most of the labor is done by volunteers (who work when they can) it takes time to complete the work but we hope to be finished by the middle of May if not before. 


We also have plans to make some changes to the Banquet Hall.  I would like once again to thank the Ladies Auxiliary for their support in this endeavour. 


All our sports leagues have finished up for the year, or will be soon. 


As this will be the last Bullytin until September please check your email, newspaper or the   Branch events board for activities during the summer. 


If we do not have your email address please send it to us at rclbr36@cogeco.net so we can  keep you better informed. 


Have a fun-filled and safe summer, but don't forget about your Branch, we still have bills to pay.


Mike Alkerton



 

President�¯�¿�½s Report - March 2008


So far it has been a long cold Winter at the Branch.  The snow has forced us to close

some nights, and on other days people  are just not coming out.  This has a very negative

effect on the revenue of the club.  Having said that, the fish fries are going well, also the

�¯�¿�½Beef on a Bun�¯�¿�½ night put on by the Ladies Auxiliary was a success on the first night and

hopefully it will continue to do so.

The general meeting is on Wednesday, 19th March, 2008 at 8pm.  Please try to attend

this meeting as there will be some items up for discussion that will affect the Branch.  Any

club or organization is only as strong as its membership and it must have the support of the members. 


Please check the monthly Bullytin or our website www.br36dundas.org  for activities here

at the Branch, and try to come out and bring a friend.  Support your Branch


Any concerns or questions please contact me -
Mike Alkerton


 

PresidentÃ�¯Ã�¿Ã�½s Report - December 2007

 

The number of people, both from the Branch, and the public participating in the 11th November ceremony was overwhelming. It makes one confident in the fact that our Veterans, past and present have not been, and will not be forgotten.

 

We recently repaired the front and side flat roofs, they were beginning to leak and we wanted to get them fixed before winter. This was a substantial cost to the branch, but because of many kind donations(the Ladies Auxiliary and others) our building fund was able to absorb the cost.

 

We are in the process of cladding the windows at the side and front of the building. This, we hope, will reduce our energy cost and improve the appearance of the club. This work is being done by volunteers. If you want to help, see Paul Penney or Jim Sherring. 

 

Other things at the branch are also going well, the events are listed in this Bulletin, and on our web site.


Mike Alkerton - President




 

PRESIDENTÃ�¯Ã�¿Ã�½S REPORT September 2007

The summer as always is very slow at Branch 36; however, we manage to keep  the doors open.  The fall is here and I hope to see some old faces (and new ones)  that we haven't seen since the spring. 

One thing about a volunteer club such as ours, is that there are not always           enough volunteers, and you wear out the people that we do have.  If you have      some time and would like to help us on a committee please contact the          committee's chairman - Fish Fry, BBQ, Meat Draw, raffles and sports all           could use some new faces.  New ideas are needed, not all will work, but they      should be looked at, so lets hear from you.  It can be a lot of fun and also very rewarding.

The General Meeting will be on Wednesday, Sept. 19th at 8pm.


Please try to attend, this is where the business of the Branch is done.  Any

questions or concerns please contact me - Mike Alkerton.