30 Raglan Street South
Renfrew, ON   K7V 1P7

Office: (613) 432-6450
Clubroom: (613) 432-2582

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BRANCH NEWS

FROM THE OFFICE: The Hall is now equipped with Wi-fi and a small access fee has been added to all hall rentals. As directed by the Executive, the use of Cannabis is not permitted on Legion Property, and signs have been posted. Hall rentals continue to be a major source of income for the Branch. Members may rent the Hall at a discounted rate for themselves, their parents, siblings and children. For pricing, please contact the office. Hall rentals include the use of the Hall, the coffee and tea urns, fridge and counter space in the kitchen. There will be a charge of $25 if you wish to use the stove. The Ladies’ Auxiliary must be contacted concerning any additional kitchen enquiries and the Branch Secretary notified to prevent any confusion or disputes. We continue to offer use of our Hall for fundraisers, please contact the office for more information.

If you wish to have your bulletin sent to you by email, please contact the Legion at or call us at 613-432-6450. Please contact the office if your email address has changed.


MEETINGS
Branch 148 Executive Meeting 2nd Monday of each month 7:00 pm
Ladies Auxiliary Branch 148 Meeting 3rd Tuesday of each month 7:00 pm
Branch General Meeting 4th Wednesday of each month 7:00 pm
The Branch does not hold General Meetings the months of July, August and December.

LADIES AUXILIARY

The Ladies’ Auxiliary were pleased to assist in the 100th birthday party for long-time member Comrade Ruth Purdie .

It was wonderful to see a great turnout! Happy birthday Ruth!

From Left: Comrades Lois Murphy, Sheila Riopelle, Idena Durocher, Irene Rosebrugh and Colleen Warren, with the “birthday girl”, Ruth Purdie.

Rose Lafont, President Ladies Auxiliary


POPPY

Greetings Comrades. I hope the summer is going well for all of you. Even though the temperatures are in the 25 to 30C range right now, we do know what is in store a bit later on. November is coming and so is Remembrance Day.

On October 25th our Poppy Campaign will begin and our "Tagging Chart" will be pinned on the bulletin board near the Lounge. Our actual Tagging days will be November 1st and 2nd. Please mark these dates on your calendar and commit yourself to two (or more) hours to help with our campaign.

Remember, the Poppy Campaign is the foundation of the Remembrance Program which ensures that Veterans and their families are cared for and treated with the respect they deserve. The only way this can be achieved is through volunteers such as you.

Bruce Ferguson, Poppy Chair


LAST POSTS
Our Deepest sympathy is expressed to the family of Ordinary Members Alexander Parkhill and Gerry Quinn.

“They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old:
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning
We will remember them.” - Laurence Binyon

If you hear of a member passing away, please contact the office and let the Secretary know.  This way we can ensure to include them in the next Bulletin and on this Branch News page.


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SICK & VISITING
Best wishes are extended to all Comrades who are at:

Home Bernadette Lacourse, Winnie Fraser
Bonnechere Manor Pat Griese, Mel Scobie, Dan Deslaurier
Groves Park Lodge Norman Warren
Mirimichi Lodge Cecil Code
Quail Creek Olga Llewellyn

If you know of anyone who is in residence at the above or any other long-term facility, please contact Rev. Bruce Ferguson at the Branch so that we can put their names in the next Bulletin and on this Branch News page.

BURSARY

Thank you notes and cards were received from students expressing gratitude for the Branch Bursary they received in June.

The 2019/2020 Provincial Bursary Program will commence in early September. Applications and information will be available on the Ontario Command Legion Website. Students must apply for OSAP to be considered for this bursary program.

Ella Box, Bursary Chair


SILVER SENIORS

The Silver Seniors meet every Monday afternoon for darts, cards & fellowship, and have monthly Euchre games on a Sunday afternoon, along with luncheons the 1st and 3rd Thursdays of the month

Irene Rosebrugh, Silver Seniors


SPORTS
Renfrew Branch – Annual Dave Palfreyman Golf Tournament, Saturday, August 31, 2019 – Registration sheets are posted on the Sports Board.

Greg Walbeck, Sports Officer


MEMBERSHIP

The 2019 Early Bird campaign will begin on September 1st. To date, we have approximately 20 members who have not yet paid their 2019 dues. In order to vote at the General Meeting in the spring, you must be a member in good standing. Please pay your 2019 dues either at the office, or upstairs in the Lounge. Please support your branch.

Brian Lockhart, Membership Chair


PUBLIC RELATIONS
At our June General meeting, the Branch presented a cheque to the Renfrew Victoria Hospital Foundation in the amount of $3,831 for the purchase of a vital signs Monitor for the Hemodialysis Department and also presented a cheque to the Renfrew Food Bank, to assist in the purchase of food items over the summer. Photos have been submitted to Legion Magazine for upcoming publication – please make sure to check your copy of Legion Magazine when it arrives! .

Debbie McDermid, PRO Chair


CONSTITUTION & LAWS & RESOLUTIONS

The Legion Office has current copies of General By-laws (Dominion) and Ontario Command By-Laws, for your reference.

To create an online member profile and refer to current documents;

  • Go to Legion.ca and at the top line, click on For Members and Branches – Welcome to the RCL Members Services Website – login in with your membership number that is found on your red membership card.

  • You should now be able to set up your online member profile. If you are having trouble the toll free phone number listed on that page is very helpful.

Once you are set up, click on Branch and Command Resources on the left side of the screen; also gives list of committee resources.

Ella Box, By-Laws


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