Membership Statistics of

Dundas Valley City Branch 36

for 2004 to 2018

 


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Committee

Mike Alkerton
Chair

Marilyn Latchford
Co-Chair




Member
Type
 

2004
 

2005
 

2006
 

2007
 

2008
 
  2009   2010
2011
 
  2012
2013
 

2014
 

2015
 

2016

2017
 
Life   9   7   7   7   7   7   9
  11
  10
  10
  10
  7
  8  
Ordinary   276   268
  264   258   253  243  237   237  197
  201   189   188
 168
 
 Associate   367   371   348   346   348
 357
 357   357
 316
  335
  333
  336
 331  
Affiliate   218   225   238
  245   246  244  249   249  216   234   237   225  228  
Total   870
  871   857   856   854  851  862
  862  740
  780
  769
  756
 725
 



    


 


Membership Report - November 2017

 

To those members who have renewed - Thank You !  There are 550 members who have not

renewed yet.

 

This is the last Bullytin before Christmas so please make an effort to drop by and renew.  You can pay by cheque, debit card or my old favourite CASH !

 

“You cannot pay Ottawa direct”.

 

Our numbers still remain high as opposed to other branches in our zone.  We finished 2017 with about 715 members.  This was due to recruiting by our members who “Just Brought One”.

 

If you can get in to pay your dues as an “Early Bird” it makes our job that much easier and contributes to the financial health of the Branch.  So please bring in a friend and sign them up.

 

The Branch dues remain at $55.00.  If your dues are not paid by 31st December I have to spend a lot of time and money to track you down.

 

Thanks                                  “Just Bring One”

 

Mike Alkerton - Past President and Membership Chair      

(Home 905-627-2822 / Branch 905-627-7221)                 

P.S.  Please call me with any concerns or questions.



Membership Report - August 2017


Ottawa in their wisdom has decided to change the way they do business this year.  Just how it is going to work we don't know yet.  THEY WANT MEMBERS TO PAY THEIR DUES DIRECTLY TO COMMAND AND NOT TO THE BRANCH.  WITH OUR BRANCH YOU WILL STILL PAY YOUR DUES TO THE BRANCH BY CASH, CHEQUE OR DEBIT.  There are too many unanswered questions for it to work any other way. 

 

There will be no more door cards and the membership card from Ottawa will be plastic (like a credit card).  It will not have your years of service on it.

 

The summer has been very slow so I would ask you to be an "Early Bird" and renew your membership as soon as possible for 2018 - the branch coffers could use some help.

 

We lost quite a few members last year and to keep the strength of the branch up we must recruit.  So, remember to

                              "Just Bring One"         

 

If you have any questions or concerns call me.

 

Mike Alkerton - Past President and Membership Chair 

(Home 905-627-2822 / Branch 905-627-7221)                 

 


Membership Report - May 2017

 

The 2017 Membership year has gone well thanks to the help of you, the membership.

 

We should be at, or close to being the largest Branch in our zone (B6);  however, we must work to maintain our numbers.

 

There are still some members not paid for 2017 and this will be the last Bullytin they receive.

 

If you have moved or have any change in address please let us know.  I hate spending .85 cents plus HST on a stamp only to have the envelope returned.

 

If you would like to have correspondence forwarded to you electronically from the Branch send us your email address � it should be noted that it is kept secure, will only be used for Branch communication with you and will not be handed out to anyone else.

 

As always if you have any concerns or questions please contact me at 905-628-2822 - home, or 905-627-7221 - Branch 36.

 

Mike Alkerton � Membership Chair          �Just Bring One�

 

P.S.  Don�t forget the Branch Elections on Wednesday, 3rd May, 2017 at 8:00pm.   It is very important that you attend.





Membership Report - February 2017


To the 452 Members who were "Early Birds" I thank you for your support this past year.

 

The "Early Bird" winners (dues paid by 30th November) are:

#72 - Cheryl Watkins

#436 - Jean Kirby

#194 - Elenor Southern

#35 - John Matthie

 

As of this issue of The Bulllytin there are still 150 members who are in arrears - You are no longer in good standing after 31st January, 2017.  To make our job easier I would urge you to pay your 2017 dues as soon as possible at the Branch in person by cash, cheque or debit card or by cheque by mail.

 

Our numbers have dropped over the past year so we are in a position where we must recruit.  Bring your friends in and let them have a look at us.  If you have any questions please call me.  905-628-2822 (my home number).

 

Mike Alkerton - Membership Chair         "Just Bring One"




Membership Report - November 2016

 

Our membership is starting to decline.  We are not recruiting as well as we have in other years,  So we must step it up.  The best way is for Branch members to bring in friends and neighbors.  Show them what we have and then sign them up.  Remember our motto "Just Bring One".

 

Please try to renew before 30th November.  There will be an "Early Bird" draw and you could win back your membership dues.

 

"Snow Birds" please renew before you go south.  After a long dry summer we could use the cash flow.

 

I hope to see many of you helping on the Poppy Drive and also on 11th November.

 

You can pay your dues $55.00 this year by cash, cheque or debit at the branch.  You can mail it in and I will return your membership card by mail.

 

"Just Bring One"

  Merry Christmas to all,

 

Mike Alkerton - Membership Chair                  

 


Membership Report - August 2016

                                                        Please Note !

Due to increases in per capita payments to Toronto and Ottawa, cost of stamps, printing and  miscellaneous items the Branch, at the June meeting, passed an increase of (5) five dollars to Branch dues for the year 2017.

It has been 5 years since our last dues increase; therefore, the dues in 2017 will be (55) fifty-five dollars. 

Our member ship has had a net loss of 25 members since September of last year.  This loss is due to non-renewal, attrition, transfers and not recruiting enough new members.

So if you know a veteran, or someone who has served, or someone is interested bring them on a visit and tour the Branch and get them signed up. 

The Legion year (2017) starts in the first week of September.  There will be an "Early-Bird" draw that will include all Branch 36 members who have renewed their membership before November 30th.  You could win back your dues.

Please try to renew as soon as possible.  After a long slow summer the Branch needs the cash flow.  You can pay by cheque, debit or good old cash.

For you snowbirds who head south please give your Branch a thought so I don't have to chase you down next April.  Remember the Branch Motto "Just Bring One"

If you have any questions please call me at the Branch (905-627-7221) or at home (905-628-2822).

Mike Alkerton - Membership Chair                  "Just Bring One"          

P.S.  Legion Membership is open to all Commonwealth subjects and Canadian citizens.



Membership Report - May 2016


As this Issue of Bullytin there are still sixty members who have not renewed for 2016.


I know some members are down south and some are a littly tardy, or maybe both.  Please try to get into the Branch or mail in your dues.

 

Our membership is declining to the point that at the Dominion Convention this year we only had 8 votes.  At one time we had 12.

 

Although our numbers are down the Branch has recruited fairly well.  Thanks to those who have brought in a new member.  Our membership strength gives us a louder voice in Ottawa when we deal with the Federal government. 

 

Most of the benefits our veterans receive were fought for by the Royal Canadian Legion.  World War  two is seventy years in the past, but there hundreds of thousands who served in "peace time", that is United Nations duty: in which hundreds were killed and maimed,  to Afghanistan, Iraq, and Syria where they now serve.  They can use our support, so "Just Bring One".

 

Mike Alkerton - Membership Chair         "Just Bring One"

 

P.S.  Don't forget the Branch Elections on Wednesday, 4th May, 2016 at 8:00p,m.



Membership Report - February 2016


Again this year we had 4 "Early Bird Winners" - those who renewed their 2016 memberships before 30th November, 2015 and each won a return of their dues of $50.00

                                                       John Mattie

                                                       John Murphy

                                                       Peter Downey

                                                       Darren Rust

 

To those members who have already renewed their dues for 2016 !  THANK YOU!

 

Now the hard work starts!  We have approximately 225 members who have not yet renewed so we would urge them to get in to the Branch and renew, or mail in your dues.

 

We have lost too many members over the past year due to deaths, transfers, non-renewals, etc. and that has brought our numbers down.  Recruiting has been good but not good enough.  It is up to you to bring in new members.  Our "Just Bring One" theme does seem to work so we all have to work harder. 

 

As always if you have any questions or concerns please call me at the Branch or home (905-628-2822).

 

 

Mike Alkerton - Membership Chair                                       "Just Bring One"          


Membership Report - November 2015

The 2016 year membership renewals have started off well.  It is important to the financial health of the Branch after a long slow summer.  I would ask you to please try and renew as soon as possible.

In order to keep our numbers we must recruit new members.  If we all "Just Bring One" the Branch will remain healthy.

Would any new members who have yet not been initiated please try to get to the next Branch General Meeting to get initiated.

Remember you can now pay your dues by cash, cheque or debit here at the Branch.  If you mail in your dues we will return by mail.

If you have any concerns or questions please contact me.

Mike Alkerton - Membership Chair                                       "Just Bring One"          

 


Membership Report - August 2015

 

To all of you who brought new members to the Branch last year - Thank You ! ! !

Your efforts helped keep our numbers up at near 2014 levels.  As you know membership

Is the lifeblood of organizations.  Well Done.

 

However!  this is a new year and we must be ever on the outlook for new members.  To all

members of the Branch remember our motto "Just Bring One".

 

As there as been no increase in per capita to Toronto or Ottawa, the dues for 2016 will

remain the same at $50.00 (fifty) dollars.

 

The summer is a very slow time at the Branch and our funds are depleted.  I would ask you to please try to be an "Early Bird" with your membership dues.  This would truly help the financial health of the Branch.

 

You can pay your dues at the Branch by Cash, Cheque or Debit card.  If you can't make it to the Branch you can mail in a cheque and we will return your membership card by mail.

 

There will be a General Meeting on Tuesday, 15th September at 8:000pm   Please try to attend as the last meeting in June was cancelled because no members showed up.  How bad is that!

 

Some new members from last year have not yet been initiated, if you have not I would be pleased to see you at this meeting.  Please make an effort to attend.

 

As always if you have any concerns or questions please contact me.            

 

 

Mike Alkerton - Membership Chair                                                            "Just Bring One" 



Membership Report - May 2015

 

The good news is that our numbers are well over 700, but they are lower than 750.  Thank you to those who have renewed, and to those who have "Just Brought One".  We have recruited 47 new members who we welcome to the Branch and hope they take an active participation in the Branch.

 

To those members who have not renewed their Legion members yet, this is the last Bullytin that you will receive so please make an effort to get into the Branch and re-new.

 

Our Branch elections are to be held on Wednesday, 6th May, 2015 at 8:00pm.  Any member of the Branch may stand for election.  This means ordinary, associate and fraternal affiliate members.

 

The Branch needs new people and new ideas, so please try to attend and allow your name to stand for office.

 

If you have any questions or concerns please contact me.

 

Mike Alkerton - Membership Chair                                                            "Just Bring One"



Membership Report - February 2015


As of this writing on January 16th, 2015 there are approximately 200 members who have not renewed for 2015.

 

To those of you who have renewed Thank You, to those who have not yet renewed I would ask that

you please make an effort to do so.  You can pay at the Branch by cash or debit card or you can mail a cheque in and we will send your 2015 card back to you by mail.

 

If your dues are not paid as of January 31st, 2015 you will not receive your Legion Magazine and are no longer a member in good standing with the Royal Canadian Legion.  If you have not renewed you will be notified by e-mail.  If you have not paid and receive a notice please accept my apology.

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We never stop recruiting new members remember our motto  "Just Bring One" and as always if you have any concerns or questions please contact me.

 

Mike Alkerton - Membership Chair                                                             "Just Bring One"

 

P.S.  Membership makes us strong in the Community and also in the Legion.

 

Membership Report - November 2014

 

To those of you who have already renewed your membership - Thank You !

 

The "Early-Bird" drive is now underway.  If you renew your membership before 30th November you could win back your dues.  There will be a draw for four (4) lucky members.

 

We lost about 35 members last year so we must recruit new members.  I urge you to "Just Bring One" new member in to the Branch.  The membership is very important to the health of the Branch.

 

As always if you have any concerns or questions please contact me.

 

Mike Alkerton - Membership Chair                                                            "Just Bring One"          



Membership Report - August 2014


Good news....at the Dominion Convention in Edmonton in June, a request for an increase in per capita membership dues was defeated;  therefore, dues for 2014-2015 will remain at $50.00.

 

During the 2014 year Branch 36 had a small decrease in membership numbers.  This has been happening now for a couple of years, but Branch 36 has managed to keep the decreases low, while some branches have had large membership losses.

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We, that is, YOU have brought in many new members over the years to keep the losses to a minimum.  I hope the "Just Bring One" theme, that we adopted here years ago, will continue on in 2015.  So if you all "Just Bring One" new member we should be in good shape.

 

I know how important "The Bullytin" is to many members, some have no email, and others just like a hard copy of Branch 36 news and events.  The cost of things just keeps going up (e.g. Stamps $1.00), so does the cost of printing so if you would like to use the internet to view The Bullytin on our Branch web site, then if you let us know we can stop your hard copy of it and save a little on the cost.

 

The 2014 "Early Bird" campaign will begin in mid-September.  By being an "Early Bird" to be sure your name is put in for a draw in December, to win your Dues back and after a long dry(money wise) summer it helps the finances of the Branch if you get your dues in early.

 

You can now pay your dues at the Branch using cash, cheque or "DEBIT" or mail in your dues and we will return your new membership card to you.

 

If you have any questions feel free to call me.

 

Mike Alkerton - Membership Chair                                                            "Just Bring One"          




Membership Report - May, 2014


The 2013-2014 renewal year has gone not too bad.  I expect that we will be down by about 30

members not good,  but better than most Legions in our District, which is cold comfort.  This does not mean that we should not be recruiting new members, so if you "Just Bring One" new member into the Branch we will remain a Branch with a healthy membership in the future.

 

At this time I would like to pass on my sympathy and condolences to the Lewis family.  The passing of our President, Dawn Lewis has hit all of us very hard.  Most members have no idea how hard, nor how much work Dawn put onto this Branch.  She will be very sadly missed.

 

Two important dates to remember:  Branch General Meeting on Tuesday, 15th April at 7:30pm, and the Branch General Elections on Wednesday, 7th May at 8:00pm where nominations for positions are made by those Legion members in attendance. 

 

This Branch needs members to stand up and accept positions on the Branch Executive.

 

As always if you have any concerns or questions contact me.

 

Mike Alkerton - Membership Chair                                     "Just Bring One"         



Membership Report - February, 2014

 

Thanks to those members who have renewed their 2014 dues.  As of this printing we still have

175 members who have not renewed their memberships.

 

The Branch did not recruit well in 2013 and is not doing well in 2014.  Last year for various reasons our total membership dropped about 4% which is not good for the health of the Branch.

 

If you have not renewed as of January 31st you will no longer be in good standing and will not receive your copy of the Legion Magazine.  Please make an effort to renew. You can mail your dues in and we will return your card by mail, or you can drop by the Branch and pay with your debit card, cash or cheque.

 

We as Branch members must try a little harder.  If everyone will ''Just Bring One'' new member in we will be in good shape.  Many branches are slowly dying so don`t let this happen to Branch 36.

 

If for any reason you have decided not to renew we would like to know!  If you wish to give us a reason as to why, we would appreciate it.

 

Notices will be sent out to each member who has not renewed their membership so please act on this as soon as possible.

 

As always if you have any concerns or questions please contact me.

 

Mike Alkerton - Membership Chair''

''Just Bring One''



Membership Report - August 2013


We have started the 2014 membership year thanks to those who have already newed your membership.


I would like to urge those who have not to try and get to the Branch and do so. 



If you wish to mail your dues we will return your membership by mail. 


You can pay by cash or debit at the Branch.  Be an "Early Bird' (pay by November 30th) and you could win your dues back.  We will have 4 happy winners,



The Legion(Dominion Command) has a recruitment plan where if you bring a new member you could win a Caribbean Cruice. 


We lost a few members last year (for various reasons) and we must bring in new members to keep our strength up.


If you have any questions about membership please contact me.



Mike Alkerton - Past President and Membership Chair






Membership Report - August 2013


Welcome to a new Legion year.  Our Membership year will begin around the third week in September.

 

After a long summer when business is not good we sometimes find ourselves in a cash flow situation;  therefore, I would ask you to be an "Early Bird" and renew your 2014 membership as soon a possible.  We take Debit cards for payment of Legion membership dues.

 

In order to increase membership Dominion Command has introduced a plan for existing members who recruit new members to win a Caribbean cruise.  More details about this are available at the Branch or online at www.legion.ca/onebyone.

 

The contest is open until November 30th, 2013.  There will also be a rewards draw for those members who renew their membership by November 30th..  You could win your membership dues back.

 

The Legion has lost a lot of members over the last couple of years, but we are still one of the strongest in Ontario - Lets keep it that way.  Your help in our "Just Bring One" membership campaign has kept our Branch at the top.  Lets continue this fine record.

 

If you have moved or are moving please let us know so that we don't lose contact with you.  Make sure we keep your email address up-to-date so that we can keep you informed of events taking place at the Branch.  Your email address is for our use only and will not be handed out to anyone.

 

As always if you have any concerns or questions please feel free to contact me.

 

Mike Alkerton - Past President and Bursary Chair



Membership Report - April 2013

 

As of 1st April, 2013 we have 61 members from 2012 not renewed for various reasons;  forgot, moved or just not going to re-new.

 

Therefore, our numbers will drop below 800 for the first time; however, this is of small comfort even though we are the second largest Branch in the Zone and about fifth in the District.

 

We have recruited well and should try to continue doing so.

 

                                   Remember to "Just Bring One".

 

Our strength is in the membership.  We have lost contact with members when they move.  So please let us know if you change address.  You can do this by mail oremail rclbr36@cogeco.net.

 

This is the last Bullytin until August.  To keep up with Branch events go to our website at www.br36dundas.org

 

As always any questions or concerns do not hesitate to contact me.

 

 

Mike Alkerton - Past President and Membership Chair

 


Membership Report - February 2013


While writing this report on 16th January we have 210 members who have not renewed for 2013.

 

This number seems to be constant throughout the years.  I have sent out notices to those members who have not renewed.  This is a lot of work and cost to the Branch.  I would urge you to drop by the Branch and you can now use your Debit card to pay dues at the Branch, or mail your dues to the Branch.  However if you are not going to renew would you kindly drop us a note or email the Branch at rclbr36@cogeco.net  to let us know why.  We would appreciate it.  Thank you.

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We are always recruiting new members and ask you to bring in "Just One" new member.  Everyone is welcome, you do not have to have military service.  To these new members we will have a mass initiation at the General Meeting in March.  You will be notified.  Please try to attend and see what the Legion is and does for our Vets and the community.

 

Each and every member can promote membership.  We have a terrific package for our new members.  Details are posted in the Branch and on our website.  All members are entitled to a variety of incentives from Dominion Command and these are also listed on our website.  For example, you can save up to 30% from Dell, there are exclusive offers from Carlson Wagonlit Travel, 25% off ICI paints, 15% off Travelodge rates and 50% off a World Deluxe Annual Membership from Ancestry.ca.

 

If someone is interested in membership, simply ask the Bar Steward for a membership form.  The person completes the form and returns it to the Branch.  The form is reviewed and the person is contacted and membership dues are paid.  Anyone can join the Legion, and no military service is required.

 

If you have any concerns or questions please contact me.

 

Mike Alkerton - Past President and Membership Chair


Membership Report - November 2012

Our "Early Bird" drive has started.  Thank you to those of you who have paid your dues for 2013.  I would urge those who have not paid to try and get your dues in as soon as possible.  It makes our job easier and helps the financial health of the Branch after the slowest summer I can remember.  If you can't get to the Branch you can mail in your dues and we will return your 2013 membership card within a week or less.  We will have an "Early Bird" draw for those members paid by November 30th - you could win your dues back.

If you would like to have our newsletter The Bullytin sent to you electronically via email, as opposed to a hard copy, please send your email address to us and let us know.  This saves us the cost of printing and postage.

We lost quite a few members last year for various reasons so recruiting new members is important to the strength of the Branch.  Try to "Just Bring One" new member with you.  We have a lot to offer.

Hope to see you at the Branch and as always, if you have any concerns or questions please contact me.

The Branch does not keep member's phone numbers so when you pay your 2013 dues, if there is a star punched on your card would you please give us your phone number so that our Honours and Awards chairman Gary Jameson can contact you.

Mike Alkerton - Membership Chair

 

Membership Report - August, 2012

For the first time since I can remember our numbers have dropped below 800.  This is not good for the health of the Branch, or the Legion in general.

I would ask you the members to help me recruit new members.  Bring a friend or relative in to the Branch - show them around, see what we have to offer - Sports, Entertainment, Social Activities and our main job - Remembrance (Poppy distribution).

The Dues for 2012-2013 will remain the same at $50.00.  There has been a slight increase per capita in the amount we send to Legion Command, but the Branch will absorb this.

The "Early Bird Campaign" will start in the 3rd week of  September.  This is very important to the financial health of the Branch after a long, slow, hot summer when business is not good.

And !  If you are dues are paid by 3rd November, we have some "Early Bird" draws in which you can win your dues back.

Paying early sure does help the work of the Membership committee, Also if have any questions please get in contact with me - There are no stupid questions.

Mike Alkerton - Past President and Membership Chair


Membership Report - April, 2012 

 

Not much to report this month.  Thanks to those who brought in new members.

     

                             Welcome to the Branch !

 

We still have about forty members who have not renewed.  Please drop by or mail in your 2012 dues - $50.00.  We will drop below 800 members for the first time.  This is not good.

 

As always if you have any concerns or questions please contact me.

 

Mike Alkerton - Past President and Membership Chair

 

 

Membership Report - February, 2012

 

The renewals for 2012 are coming in very slowly this year.  As of this writing there are approximately 200 members who have not renewed as of yet.  I would urge you to drop by the Branch or mail in your 2012 dues which are $50.00.  We will return your membership card to you by mail.

 

We had a slight drop in numbers for the first time in many years.  Last year we did not recruit as many new members as in previous years.  I would ask you to bring in a friend, neighbor or relative and show them what we have to offer:  Sports, Social Activities, Volunteer Work and if they show an interest sign them up. 

 

"Just Bring One"

 

In order to save a few dollars (stamps now cost .69 cents with HST).  If you would like your Bullytin by email let us know, then we won't have to send you a printed copy and that will save us money in printing and postage.

If you have an email address you would be alerted to events occurring at the Branch by email - let us know your email address.  We don't hand out your email address to anyone; we use it only to notify you of events occurring at the Branch.

 

Hope to hear from you soon!  The strength of a branch is in its membership!

 

As always any concerns or questions please contact me.

 

MIke Alkerton - Past President and Membership Chair

 

 

 

Membership Report  - November, 2011

Just a reminder your dues for 2012 are $50.00.  I would urge you to renew as soon as possible.  After a long day and slow summer the Branch financial situation will be better if you re-new early.  Be an Early Bird and if you pay your dues before 30th November, 2011 you will win back your $50.00. 

  

Recruiting has not been as good as other years.  Bring in a friend or relative and show them what we have to offer.  If we try to "Just Bring One" we can help keep our membership numbers solid.

 

If you wish to receive your Bullytin over the internet let me know along with your email address.  It will save the Branch printing, stationery and postage stamps which are .67c and going up in January.

 

If you�re not getting Legion magazine in the mail and want to receive it please let me know and I will look into it.

 

As always any concerns or questions please contact me.

 

Mike Alkerton - Membership Chair

 

 

Membership Report - August, 2011

 

Please note!  As passed at the last general meeting dues for the 2012 Legion year will be $50.00.  This is due to the fact that everything is going up in cost - stamps, printing, etc..

 

If you have a computer and feel that you don't need a paper copy of the Branch 36 Bullytin please email us at rclbr36@cogeco.net and let us know.   This would be a large saving to the Branch.

 

The Bullytin can always be viewed online in full living colour on the Branch's website at http://www.br36dundas.org/bullytin/bullytin.htm

 

Our numbers for 2011 dropped about 3% from 2010.  This is the first time in 10 years so we must recruit better than we have.   Bring your friends or relatives in and "Just Bring One" new member and we will get our membership back to where we were.

 

The strength of a Branch is in its membership.  As always if you have any questions please contact me.

 

Mike Alkerton - Membership Chair

 

 

Membership Report - April, 2011

 

At the General Meeting on March 16th a motion was passed to raise the Branch dues to $50.00 for the 2012 Legion year.  The reason for this is higher per capita costs, postage and stationary.

 

As of this Bullytin our numbers are down about 4% from this time last year.  I would hope those members no paid up will get in and renew shortly.

 

Our recruiting never stops;  if you know someone who shows an interest, please bring them in to see what we have to offer and then get them signed up.

 

As always if you have any concerns or questions please contact me.

 

Mike Alkerton - Membership Chair                                  



Membership Report - February, 2011

 

The "Early Bird" membership drive went well.  There were 5 early birds who won back their dues.  On 31st December, 2010 we had 629 members who have paid their dues for 2011, which is about 75% of our total membership.  We still have over 200 members who have not renewed yet.  Thank you to those who renewed early, and to those who have not yet renewed you should have received a notice by now.  I would urge you to drop by the Branch, or mail in your 2011 dues - they are still $45.

 

We are always recruiting new members.  Some members of the Canadian public think that only veterans can become members of the Royal Canadian Legion, but this is not the case.  The Legion was originally formed by veterans of Canada's armed forces, but a large number of today's Legion members have never served in the armed forces, and I am sure that there are many would-be members out there who would become members of the Royal Canadian Legion if they just knew that they can join.  If you know somebody who would like to join, bring them in one day and show them what we have to offer.

 

A strong membership makes a strong Branch.  As always if there any concerns or questions please feel free to contact me.

 

Mike Alkerton



Membership Report  - December, 2010

 

"Early Bird" is doing well.  As of this printing 50% of our members re-newed!!

 

NOW!  The other 50% I would urge you to drop by the branch or mail in your dues.  Remember dues are still $45.00.  Recruiting is going well, but the more the merrier.

                                              "Just Bring One"

 

Any questions or concerns please contact me. 

P.S. To represent the branch at legion functions you must be initiated.

 

Mike Alkerton - Membership Chair

 

 

Membership Report - October, 2010


"Good News" - the dues for 2011 will remain at $45.00.  Please try to be an "Early Bird" - that is paid membership before November 30th

 

After a slow summer it improves the financial health of the Branch.  There will be a draw for free memberships after November 30th - one draw for every 100 members who have paid up membership.  It also makes the work of your committee a little easier.

 

If you can't make it in to the Branch, send it by mail and we will return same to you.

 

We recruited well last year and have transferred the members of Branch 343 to our roster so our membership is up.

 

We can't sit back and do nothing so I ask you to "Just Bring One" and we should stay as the strongest branch in the Zone if not the District.

 

Email - If we don't have your current email address we would like to have it.  It is only used to notify you of coming events and Branch business, and is kept secure, and is not handed out to anyone.  We had some problems with Hotmail and Yahoo addresses, but I think we have that straightened out.

 

As always, if you have any concerns or questions feel free to call me or see me at the Branch.

 

Mike Alkerton - Membership Chair  



Membership Report - August, 2010
          
 

Welcome to a new membership year!!!  With your help it has been a great year for renewal and recruitment.  I suspect that 2010 will show a small increase in the membership numbers.  Unfortunately the Hamilton Branch 343 (Macabees), due to declining numbers, were forced to surrender their charter.  We welcome these members to our branch.

 

On a more dismal note, our dues structure must change.  In 2007 we had per capita increases of over $6.00 and we had to raise the dues to $45.00.  This year due to a small increase - our new friend HST - costs are going up.  At the semi-annual general meeting (15th September), I will be asking for your approval of an increase of $5.00 to dues up to $50.00.  Other issues will also be discussed at this meeting that require your approval.  Please plan to attend. 

 

Remember our motto  "Just Bring One"

 

P.S. If we do not have your e-mail address, we would like to have it.  It is used for branch business only.

 

 

 



Membership Report - April 2010

Membership

Thank you for your renewals.  We are on track to be close to last year's numbers.  We are always recruiting new membership so "Just bring one".

If we do not have your e-mail address we would like to have it.  It will be used only for Branch 36 reports.  As always, any questions please contact me.

Bursary

When grandchildren or children of Ordinary or Associate members are in post secondary school they may be eligible for a Bursary from the Legion.  Please contact me if you have questions.

Mike Alkerton - Membership Chair

 

 

Membership Report - January 2010

 

To those "Early Birds" and others who renewed before 31st December, 2009

THANKYOU !

 

We still have about 250 members who have not renewed.  I would urge you to do so before 31st January, 2010.  You can drop by the Branch, or if you can't make it in, mail in your dues and we will return your card by mail.  Dues are still $45.00.

 

The "Early Bird"  winners for 2010 were Paul Jefferson, Kelly Younger and Mike Williamson.

 

Those members who are in arrears will receive a notice.  Please give it your prompt attention.  As always if you have any concerns or questions please contact me.

 

Mike Alkerton - Membership Chair

 

 

 

 

Membership Report - December 2009


Thanks to your co-operation the "Early Bird" drive is going very well.

 

We (You) have been recruiting very well, but we always have room for more members.  If everyone

"Just Brings One"

we will continue to be the best Legion branch in the area.

 

For those of you who have not yet renewed I would urge you to do so.  If you can't make it to the Branch, mail in your dues and we will return your membershp card by mail. 

 

The dues structure is the same as past years - $45.00. 

 

To remain in good standing your dues should be paid by December 31st.

 

As always if you have any concerns or questions please contact myself or Suzi Mellen.

 

Mike Alkerton - Membership Chair

 

 

Membership Report - October 2009



As always we need more members so "RECRUIT".  Remember to "JUST BRING ONE".

 

As always any questions, concerns, change of status or anything else please contact me.  If

you are moving, or have moved, give us your new address.

 

If your email address has changed please let us know your new email address so we can keep

you up to date on events occurring at the Branch.

 

Not much to report except the "Early Bird" Draw has started for members who renew before November 30th

 

There will be a draw and you can win back your dues.

We must recruit new members to keep up our strength.  So if you just "BRING ONE" we will maintain our numbers.  REMEMBER; membership is the life blood of the Legion.

If you have any questions or concerns please contact me or Suzi Mellen.

P.S.  The dues are still  $45.00.

Mike Alkerton - Membership Chair

 



Membership Report - August 2009



The "Early Bird" membership drive will start the third week of September.  I would ask you to try

and renew as early as possible. After a long slow summer your early renewals will help the financial

health of your Branch.

 

Again this year there will a draw for prizes for those members who renew their membership before November 30th.

 

Our numbers have dropped a little from last year due to attrition and non-renewals, so again if we

"Just Bring One" new member into the Branch we can retain our numbers. 

 

Membership is the life blood of the Legion.

 

If we do not have your email address, would you like to supply it, as we use email reminders

to remind members of upcoming events at the branch.  Your email address is kept secure and is

used only for Branch business, and is not given out to anyone.



The dues again this year are $45.00.  As always if you have any concerns or questions, please contact me.

 

Mike Alkerton - Membership Chair

 

Membership Report - April 2009

 

Again this year the branch has responded well to the "Early Bird" campaign.  Fifty-five per cent of members were "Early Birds";   however, we can't get complacent and must always be recruiting.  So if you have a friend or relative that you think might like to join bring that person to the Branch.

 

We have a lot of activities going on - Sports, Meat Draws, Dinners, Entertainment and just plain socializing.

 

Our Branch, because of your help, is now the second largest in our Zone.  I would like to keep it that way.   Allows us to do what we are supposed to do for the veterans and the community.

 

If you have any concerns or questions about membership in the Legion please call me.

 

Mike Alkerton - Membership Chair

 

 

 



Membership Report - February 2009

 

The renewals for 2009 are coming in a little slower than last year.

 

If you have not renewed by now, I would urge you to mail in your dues, or drop by the Branch.  Our membership numbers have remained strong and we cannot afford to lose people.

 

When members renew their membership, we have been asking for their email address.  We regularly send out notices of events taking place at the Branch, and try to keep you the membership up-to-date on Branch activities.  It should be noted that member's email addresses are kept secure, and are used only for Branch business. 

 

If you obtain an email address, or change your current email address, please notify the branch office by sending an email to:  br36dundas@cogeco.net  and supply your full name and ask that your email address be added, or updated.

 

At the General Meeting in March, we will have a mass initiation.  I would also request your attendance at this meeting.  We are more than a social club, the General Meeting is where much of the business of the Branch takes place, and where you the membership can learn more about the Branch, and offer input, and have questions answered

 

As always any concerns or questions please contact me.

 

Mike Alkerton - Membership Chair

 

                                                             

 

Membership Report - December 2008                    "Just Bring One"

 

So far, YOU, the "Early Bird" members have been renewing quite well,  but as of this report, there are still about 400 who have not renewed.

 

I would urge you to get down to the Branch, or if you can't make it, please mail in your dues and we will return your membership to you by mail.

 

All members paid by November 30th will be eligible for the "Early Bird Draw". 

 

We do send out emails notifying members of upcoming events at Branch 36.  To do this we have a distribution list of email addresses of Branch 36 members.  This list is used only for Branch business and your email address is kept private.

 

When you renew your membership please supply the email address to which we can send Branch announcements.  If we don't have your email address we can't email you with news of events taking place at the Branch.

 

As always, if you have any concerns, or questions

please contact me.  See you at the Branch.

 

Membership Chair - Mike Alkerton

                                                             

 

 

Membership Report - October 2008                    "Just Bring One"

 

It's that time again!  The Early Bird Drive to renew your membership has started.  Those members who renew before November 30th will be eligible to draw to win your dues back.  There will be 5 draws. 

 

It is very simple - drop in to the Branch, where myself, John or Stan will be here most weekends.  If we are not present, then the Bar Steward will re-new your membership for you.  If you can't come in, drop a cheque in the mail and we will return your membership to you. 

 

Membership is the most important issue facing the Royal Canadian Legion, it is the lifeblood.  Without your support it makes it difficult to carry on our mandate to the veterans, their families, and to the community.

 

Every year we lose members for various reasons, so it is important that we recruit new members.  If we all try to "Just Bring One" new member, our problem will be solved.

As always if you have any concerns or questions.

 

Please contact me at the Branch - 905-627-7221 or at home - 905-628-2822.  Oh Yes!  The dues remain the same at $45.00.

  

Membership Chair - Mike Alkerton

                                                             

 

 

Membership Report - August 2008

 

The "Early Bird" drive will start late in SeptemberThe dues will remain the same at $45.00.

 

It is important that you try to renew as soon as possible.  There will be prizes for "Early Birds" again this year.  If you renew early it is a great help to the membership staff.

 

We didn't recruit new members as well last year as we have in the past.  It's a good time to bring in your friends and relatives to see what the Branch is like, and what we have to offer. 

                                                    "Just Bring One"

If we all do this our membership problems will be solved.

 

In order to keep you up-to-date on events at the Branch we have an e-mail database.  If we don't have your e-mail address we would like to have it, and it will be kept confidential and used only for Branch business.  Please submit it when you pay your dues.

 

As always, if you have any concerns or questions please contact me.   

 

Membership Chair - Mike Alkerton

                                                             

 

 

Membership Report - May 2008

 

 We are doing well as compared to other branches, but that is not good enough.  We have about forty members who have not renewed their membership.  We have recruited well, but not as good as last year.  Membership is the lifeblood of any organization, so if we all would "JUST BRING ONE" new member to the Branch we would be in great shape.  As always, if you have any questions or concerns regarding membership, please contact me.

 

"IF YOU MOVE LET ME KNOW YOUR NEW ADDRESS"

 

Membership Chair - Mike Alkerton

 

                                                             

 

Membership Report - March 2008

 

The early bird drive went well this year, Thank you for your support.  As always we have about 100 members who have not yet renewed for 2008.  If you are one, please try to get to the Branch or send your dues in by mail. 

 

The Branch office now has internet access, and we are sending out copies of bullytins, and notices of coming events & activities at the Branch to members via email. 

If you have an email address, please supply it to the Branch and you will begin to get email described above.  The email addresses are for internal use only and are used only by the Branch.

 

Feel free to check out the Branch website at www.br36dundas.org 

As always if you have any problems or questions please contact me.

Membership Chair - Mike Alkerton

 

                                                             

 

Membership Report - December 2007

 

Membership is doing very well, but we still have 450 members who have not renewed for 2008. 

 

Please try and do so before December 31st.  There are extra costs in time and money after this date. 

 

We have been recruiting well this year, thanks to you, the members (there is no reason to stop).  So as I have said in the past "Just bring one".  A good solid membership makes for a good solid branch.  As always if you have any concerns regarding membership please contact me.  If you cannot make it to the branch, mail in your dues and we will mail your membership card to you 

 

Membership Chair - Mike Alkerton

                                                             

 

Membership Report - October 2007 

 

"Early Bird" has now started.

Pay your dues before November 15th and you could get a refund. If you pay before November 15th and also give us your email address, you could also get a refund.  There will be 2 draws. 

As with any organization we must recruit new members, so bring a friend or relative.  Show them what we have to offer and sign them up. 

Every year we lose about 40-45 members for various reasons.  We are the only branch in our zone that has maintained our numbers, that keeps us strong and is something to be proud of. 

Remember JUST BRING ONE.  September started well with 11 new members - welcome to them all.

If you have questions or concerns about membership contact me or my assistant Mal Horner.

P.S. you can mail in your dues and we will return your card by mail.

Membership Chair - Mike Alkerton

                                                             

 

Membership Report - September 2007

 

Our 2007 membership was not the best, we had 48 non-renewals. However we still did better than most branches in our zone and Ontario, something of which we can all be proud. The main way to keep our membership up and keep the branch solid, is for you the members to bring in your family and friends. "BRING THEM IN" show them what we have, Sports, Entertainment, Comradeship, and the opportunity to serve our veterans and the community. If we just bring one our membership problems will be solved and the branch will remain on a solid financial status. Dominion Command has told us the problems with years of service and problems you don't see (I do) have been solved. I Hope So!! Our 2008 membership year will start in late September. Branch 36 will be going on line in the fall, and to this end we will be asking for your email address if you have one, when you renew, so that we may keep you more up to date on what is going on in the branch and the Legion. As an incentive two members who have given us their email before the end of November will have their dues refunded. Also three members who have paid before the end of November * * Early Birds * *, will also have their dues refunded. Dues for 2008 will remain at $45.00. Your membership committee is made up of Marilyn Latchford, Sue Best and myself. I would like to welcome Mal Horner this year as my assistant. As always if there any concerns or questions please feel free to contact me.   

 

Membership Chair - Mike Alkerton

 

 

September 2006

Once again this year the members responded well to renewals and the recruiting of new members THANK YOU !!. Our strength is in numbers and our membership is strong. At the recent Dominion Convention two things were passed which will affect us. The first is a resolution that was passed that the per capita dues increase by $4.50 ( I fought strongly against this). This coupled with a $1.90 at Provincial level last year is a increase of $6.40. We feel that we cannot hold the line at $40 so at the general meeting in September I will  propose an increase to $45 for membership dues. The second thing that passed was that any member who is a Canadian citizen or Commonwealth subject will have full voting rights as of 1st October 2006. I hope to see you at the general meeting any questions or concerns contact me   Mike Alkerton

April 2006

The membership picture looks pretty good. We have recruited well this year and most of the renewals came in. Thank you for your support, we may not reach 100% but we will be close. PLEASE NOTE ! ! !  Many new member and transfers have not received their cards, this is because the computer system in Ottowa has been changed and they can't seem to get it up and running properly. At present we cannot do a change of address, status and we cannot transfer people. However if you want to do any of the preceding let us know and when things are fixed we will make the necessary changes at that time. Remember to

"JUST BRING ONE"

As always any concerns or questions please contact me.

As reported in the last Bullytin we thought we might have to increase dues. Although there will be a per capita increase at the June Dominion Convention we looked at the numbers a little closer and decided that the dues for 2006-2007 would remain at $40 (passed at the general meeting March 22)

Mike Alkerton

 January 2006

!!!WHAT IS GOING ON!!!

As of writing about 100 members have not renewed for 2006 and our recruiting has not been as good as in other years. I would urge you to bring a friend or relative down to the Branch and show them what we have to offer. If you know someone who is Ex-service we would like to talk to that person. Remember Br36 Motto "Just Bring One". New Members are new blood and new ideas, it's very healthy for an organization in order to progress. There are a lot of "Affiliate non voting" members who can have their status changed to "voting" if they so wish and I would urge them to do so please see me. One thing I would like to mention here is that we have a proud Colour Party who's numbers are not as good as they should be. So if you are ex-service or non-service they would love to have you, and I am sure you would be proud to represent our Branch.

Questions???? Ask me or Jim Byron

As always any concerns, questions, change of address or name please let me know

Mike Alkerton Membership chair

NOTE

To play in sports and represent the Branch outside of the Branch in Legion functions you must be   initiated as per Dominion  by-laws

Mike Alkerton Branch President