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Branch 36 - Upcoming Events - November 2018

President's Meat Draw - Saturday - 3-4pm - 6 chances each week

Weekly Meat Draw - Saturday - 4:30pm - 2 chances each week

November 2018 Events

Friday - 2nd - Anniversary dance with music from Little Peter and the Elegants - 8-12pm

Sunday - 4th - Fall Work Party - 9:00am

Tuesday - 6th - Branch 36 Colour Party Practice - 7:00pm

Friday - 9th - Fish Fry - 4:30-7:00pm

Sunday - 11th - Remembrance Day Parade and Service

All Legion members and veterans in the community are invited to take part.

  10:15am - Parade falls in at Memorial Square/Dundas Firehall

  10:30am - Parade marches to Memorial at Community Centre

  10:45am - Memorial service commences

   Reception 12 noon

Friday - 16th - Trivia Night - Sign up at 7:30pm - Starts at 8:00pm

Friday - 23rd - Beef on a Bun - 5:30-7:30pm

Friday - 23rd - Progressive Euchre - 7:30pm

Saturday - 24th - Dundas Model Train Show and Sale - 10:00am - 3:00pm

Friday - 30th - Wing Night - 5:30-7:30pm

December 2018 Events

Wednesday - 5th - Veterans Christmas Dinner - 5:30p

Friday - 7th - Sports and Ladies Auxiliary Turkey Roll - 8pm

Sunday - 9th - Breakfast with Santa – 10am-2pm

Tuesday - 11th - Branch 36 Colour Party Practice - 7:00p

Friday - 14th - Fish Fry - 4:30-7:00pm

Friday - 21st - Trivia Night - 7:30pm

Monday - 24th - Carol Singing Contest - Noon-5pm

Tuesday - 25th- Christmas Day - Branch Closed

Wednesday - 26th - Boxing Day - Branch Closed

Monday - 31st - New Year's Eve Celebration - 8pm

January 2019 Events

Friday - 11th - Fish Fry - 4:30-7:00pm

Friday - 18th - Trivia Night - Sign up at 7:30pm - Starts at 8:00pm

Friday - 25th - Beef on a Bun - 5:30-7:30pm

Friday - 25th - Progressive Euchre - 7:30pm

 

Bursary Report - November 2018

Bursaries are available to children and grandchildren of ex-service people at both the provincial level and the branch level.  Not enough members are taking advantage of this Bursary award.

The award is $750.00 at provincial level and $500.00 at branch level.  Call me at the branch 905-627-7221.

Mike Alkerton - Past President and Bursary Chair

 

Canteen Report - November 2018

November is a busy month with the Fall Work Party, Remembrance Day, a Fish Fry, Trivia Night and a Beef on a Bun night. 

On Friday, 30th November a Wing Night so popular during the summer months will be held.  It is from

5:30 to 7:30pm.  You can get 1 pound of Wings with mild, medium, hot or honey garlic, veggies and

dip for $10, and Fries can also be purchased for $3.  All are welcome

Doug Rivers - 1st Vice President and Canteen Chair

 

Colour Party Report - November 2018

With a new fiscal year upon us, the Colour Party would like to invite any Legion member to come out and be a part of this award winning group.  If you have any questions or just curious, feel free to ask myself, Jim Byron or any Colour Party member.

Practices will be on the second Tuesday of each month (EXCEPT on 6th Nov.) at 7:00pm in the upstairs hall of our Legion.  

Greg Sherring - Colour Party Commander

 

Ways and Means Report - November 2018 - no report this issue

 

Banquet Hall Report - November 2018

There is not much to report right now for the Banquet Hall Rentals other than to say that it’s probably the best deal around.  If you are planning an event of any sort, don’t miss out on our great deals.

Call 905-627-7221 for more information or check out our website at http://br36dundas.org//hallrental/hallrental.html

Doug Rivers - 1st Vice President and Banquet Hall Chair

 

House Report - November 2018

Fall is here and we are asking for volunteers for our Fall Work Party to get the building and

grounds ship-shape in time for Remembrance week and show our veterans that we care.


A sign-up sheet will be posted and everyone is welcome to come as we have various jobs to be

done.  This year’s work party starts at 9:00am on Sunday, 4th November, 2018 and a light lunch will be served to all those who attend.

                                   "Many hands make light work!"

Paul Penney - House Chair


Special Events Report - November 2018

Remembrance Day Parade and Service Schedule

Preparations are well under way for this year’s Remembrance Day Service on 11th November. 

This year it falls on a Sunday and we hope to have a great turnout of Branch 36 members. 

The parade starts at Sydenham Square by the Firehall at 10:15am and proceeds up King Street to the War Memorial.  Please try to attend and honour those who paid the ultimate sacrifice.

Dave Hawthorne - Special Events Chair

 

Public Relations Report - November 2018 - No report this issue

 

Poppy Fund Report - 2018 Poppy Campaign - November 2018

Our order for Poppies and Wreaths has been received and placed in storage.  We’ll have a selection of about 10 different types of Poppy pins.  The newest pin to be added will be the one honouring our countries action in Korea.

This year our campaign will start on October 26 and will finish November 10, 2018.  I hope those of you who are generous enough to volunteer will mark this on your calendars.  Looking forward to another successful year.

I would like to request the approval of the General Meeting for permission to spend the following amounts from the Poppy Fund.

Sea Cadets - $3,500.00

Army Cadets - $3,500.00

Air Cadets - $3,500.00

Branch Storage - $350.00

Elevator Maintenance - $5,500.00

Blackadar Retirement - $2,000.00

Highgate Retirement - $2,000.00

Wentworth Lodge Retirement Residence - $2,000.00

Meadowlands Retirement Residence - $2,000.00

Shalom Village Retirement Residence - $1,500.00

Chartwell Willowgrove Retirement Residence - $1,000.00

Meadowlands Long Term Care Facility - $1,000.00

Salvation Army - $5,000.00

Total Expenditures - $32,850.00

The current balance of the Poppy Fund is $76,764.25

Jim Byron - Poppy Chairman (905-578-2758)

 

Youth Education Report - November 2018

This year's Remembrance Poster & Literary Contest is under way. Mailings have gone out

to over 30 schools in our area and media releases will soon be released.

It already seems that some of last year's successes have spun off because there have already been a number of recent family and and student inquiries. Last year, our Branch student entries garnished a remarkable number of 47 awards including 8 first-place winners among the seven branches in our Zone.

One of nicest aspects of the Poster & Literary Contest is that it's the students from Grades 1-12 that express their feelings and understanding of Remembrance. Many of them always seem to come through each year with very perceptive, touching and thought-provoking sentiments of the sacrifices made by other young people of earlier times.

Likewise, I always look forward to seeing and reading their essays, poems and posters when they are submitted to the Branch after Remembrance Day. It also seems that the student submissions are getting better and better, each year. Right now, Remembrance is very strong among the students in the area.

Tony Bratschitsch - Youth Education Chair

 

Veterans Services Report - November 2018

 

Comrades, as your Branch Service Officer I can best assist Veterans at our branch by identifying

those of you with unmet health needs and possible benefits from Veterans Affairs Canada(VAC) and

all referrals are kept confidential. 

To take the first step to your possible VAC benefits contact the Branch for an appointment.

Rick Valois - Veterans Services Chair

 

Honours and Awards Report - November 2018

All members of Branch 36 who are Veterans are invited to attend the Veteran’s Christmas dinner

Wednesday, 5th December.  Tickets are available at the bar for $5 and it will be returned at the dinner.

While dining you will be entertained with music and songs from the Silver Swing band and singer Jane Weston.  The bar opens at 5:30pm with dinner at 6:00pm.

Any Veteran who requires a caregiver can have them enjoy the dinner also by just getting them a ticket.

Bill Ralston - Honours and Awards Chair

 

Entertainment Report - November 2018

On Friday, November 2nd Little Peter and the Elegants will provide music to help us celebrate the Legion’s 92nd birthday - come out and see this great band and dance the night away to the music of the 50's & 60's !  Tickets are available at the bar now for $25 and a late night snack is included.

On Sunday, 9th December you can have Breakfast with Santa from 10am to 2pm.  We will be serving pancakes, sausages, juice & coffee.  Tickets are $5.00 per person or $20.00 for a family of 5.  Tickets will be on sale at the bar starting in mid-November.

On Monday, 24th December from noon to 5pm we will hold our Christmas Eve celebration and the popular Christmas Carol singing contest - DJ Jane Watson will provide music.

On Monday, 31st December at 8pm come to our New Year’s Eve celebration with music supplied by Mark Panopoulos.  Bring your favorite snack to share and ring in 2019 with your Legion family

On Saturday, 9th February, 2019 we will hold our popular Valentine’s dance with music supplied for the 7th year in a row by the popular Little Peter and the Elegants - this 8-piece band dance band helps everyone dance the night away to the music of the 50's & 60's !  A late night snack is also included.  Tickets will be $25 each.

Janice Mancini - 3rd Vice President and Entertainment Chair


Branch 36 - Upcoming Events - August 2018

President's Meat Draw - Starts up again on Saturday 8th September

2018 - 3-4pm - 6 chances to win every week

Weekly Meat Draw - Every Saturday - 4:30pm - 2 chances every week

August 2018 Events

Sunday - 19th - Branch 36 Family BBQ Refreshments 2:30pm

                        -           BBQ 4-6pm

Sunday - 19th - Family BBQ Clubroom Music - Mike Woods - 3:00pm

September 2018 Events

Monday - 3rd - Labour Day - Statutory Holiday - Branch Closed

Winter Sports League Registrations

Thursday - 6th - Mens Thursday Night Dart League - 7pm

  Members of the Public are being invited again, to play in the Dundas     

  Legion's Men's Winter Dart League, but will have to become Legion  

  members to play in the League in subsequent years.  Any Men 19

  years old and over are welcome to play.

Thursday - 6th - Ladies Thursday Dart League - 7pm

Sunday - 9th - Sunday Mixed Dart League - 2pm   A signup sheet for this league will be posted on the Sports board in mid August.

Monday - 10th - Monday Night Mixed Dart League - 8pm

   This is the opening night for this league.

Tuesday - 11th - Mixed Snooker League - TONIGHT - 7pm

Tuesday - 11th - Colour Party Practice - 7:00pm

Tuesday - 11th - Branch 36 Ladies Auxiliary Meeting - 7:00pm

Friday - 14th - Fish Fry - 4:30-7:00pm

Sunday - 16th - Legion Week Starts Today

Wednesday - 9th - Ladies Snooker League - Tonight - 7:00pm

Wednesday - 19th - Legion Week Snooker vs H.A.F.A. - 7:30pm

Wednesday - 19th - Bi-Annual General Meeting - 8:00pm

Saturday - 22nd - Legion Week Triathlon - Register 12:00-12:30pm

Monday - 24th - Mens Snooker League Starts Tonight - 7:30pm

Wednesday - 26th - Shuffleboard Mixed League - 7:30pm

Friday - 28th - Beef on a Bun - 5:30-7:30pm

Friday - 28th - Progressive Euchre - 7:30pm   Open to public. 

October 2018 Events

Sunday - 7th - Thanksgiving - Branch CLOSED

Monday - 8th - Thanksgiving - Branch CLOSED

Tuesday - 9th - Branch 36 Colour Party Practice - 7:00pm

Tuesday - 9th - Branch 36 Ladies Auxiliary Meeting - 7:00pm

Friday - 12th - Fish Fry - 4:30-7:00pm

Friday - 12th - First Trivia Night of the season - 7:30pm

   Signup at 7:30pm.  Starts at 8:00pm.  Open to the Public - $5 per  

   contestant with max of 5 on a team, or come and be entertained    \

   and learn some Trivia.

Friday - 26th - 2018 Poppy Fund Campaign Kick Off Day

   Be sure to live up to your Legion oath and volunteer a few hours

   to distribute Poppies.  Volunteer sheet will be posted in Branch

Friday - 26th - Beef on a Bun - 5:30-7:30pm

Friday - 26th - Progressive Euchre - 7:30pm

November 2018 Events

Friday - 2nd - Little Peter and the Elegants - Legion Anniversary Dance - 8:00pm  Tickets $25.00

Sunday - 4th - Fall Work Party for Remembrance Day - 9:00am

Friday - 9th November - Fish Fry - 4:30-7:00pm

Friday - 9th November - Trivia Night - 7:30pm

Sunday - 11th November - Remembrance Day Parade and service

                Paraded fall in at Firehall/Memorial Square - 10:15am

                Service at War Memorial at Community Center - 10:45am 

Bursary Report - August 2018

The Legion Bursaries are available again this year.  There are 5 Belec Bursary awards given by Branch 36, and also an unlimited number of Bursaries given by the Legionâ��s Ontario Provincial command. 

To avoid confusion please contact me.

Mike Alkerton - Past President and Bursary Chair  (Home 905-627-2822 / Branch 905-627-7221)    

            
Canteen Report - August 2018

I am pleased to report that all of our staff are looking forward to a new season of snooker, darts, shuffleboard, weddings, banquets, stag and doe's, and general club room activities. 

On behalf of Al, Sue, Judy H, Elaine, Candace, Judy W, and Leanne, a thank you to all of our old and new friends who together make visiting our Legion a pleasurable experience, 

Thank you all.

Doug Rivers - 1st Vice President and Canteen Chair 

Colour Party Report � August 2018

As our summer is quickly coming to an end, we all get back into the swing of what we put on hold for the summer. The Colour Party is no different - another year of practices and parades. 

We had a busy second half of  last year (Sept to June) - 10 practices in 9 months, Poppy campaign at Sobey's, four outdoor parades and four indoor as well as personnel changes.

With a new fiscal year upon us, the Colour Party would like to invite any Legion member to come out and be a part of this award winning group.  If you have any questions or just curious, feel free to ask myself, Jim Byron or any Colour Party member. 

Practices will be on the second Tuesday of each month ( EXCEPT Nov. ) at 7:00pm in the upstairs hall of our Legion.  

2018

September  11th

October         9th

November      6th

December    11th 

2019

January         8th

February      12th

March          12th

April               9th

May              14th

Greg Sherring - Colour Party Commander â�� 905-385-5539 

Ways and Means Report � August 2018 � No Report this issue


Banquet Hall Report - August 2018 

Bookings for the Banquet Hall are coming in steadily with some events already booked well into next year. 

We have weddings, stag and doe's, Anniversary parties, birthdays, dances, craft sales, Christmas parties and meetings already booked. 

If you are thinking of having any kind of event, please call 905-627-7221 for information regarding rules, rates, and availability. 

Also, just a reminder that the Wentworth Room is available free of charge for smaller events up to 60-65 persons. Visit our website and call the Legion for further information.

Doug Rivers - 1st Vice President and Banquet Hall Chair

House Report - August 2018 

If we had a million dollars we could do all the little cosmetics things that people think we should do.  

Can you donate a million? 

If not, we should just love our club the way it is.  In the old car world we call it patina when an old car has scars etc.  The way the club is now is old age character.

Stealing a phrase from Forest Gump (that�s all I got to say about that).

Fall work party is Sunday November 4th at 9:00am. 

Paul Penney - House and Grounds Chair        "Many hands make light work!"

Special Events Report â�� August 2018 

On Sunday, 3rd June Branch 36 held its annual D-Day Parade and church service and I would like to thank all who took part and remembered our fallen comrades.

The next special event will be the Remembrance Day Service on Sunday, November 11th.  Please plan to attend and show thanks to the many men and women who sacrificed their lives for our freedom.  The parade will form at the old Memorial Square - Sydenham and King Streets (TD Bank)  at 10 am and march in parade to the cenotaph for the Remembrance service. 

We hope all Legion members that can, will take in the parade and service and march to the Branch after the service.  If you cannot take part in the parade we welcome you to attend the service and come to the Legion afterwards.

"We Will Remember" 

respectfully,

Gord Sharpe - President and Special Events Chair   

 

Public Relations Report - Sponsors - August 2018 

In each issue of The Bullytin we include the business cards of Sponsors, whose contributions help us pay for the printing of the newsletter.  If you would keep them in mind if you need any of the various services they supply it would be appreciated.  Thank you.

Peter Whittaker - Public Relations Chair & Editor of The Bullyti 

Poppy Fund Report - August 2018            

The Poppy Fund received permission from the Dundas Branch 36 members to donate $3,000 to the Southwestern Ontario Military Family Resource Centre to provide a family B.B.Q. tomilitary families at the Branch 36 General Meeting held on June 20th, 2018.

The above application by the Dundas Branch 36 Poppy Fund donation was denied by Ontario Provincial Command as it didnâ��t meet their criteria. 

This B.B.Q. was to take place on August 11th in Niagara Falls and is open to families in the Hamilton catchment region. Eligible participation is open to serving, retired, medically released members, veterans and their families. I�m hoping to attend this event if it takes place and talk to the military members and invite them to join their nearest Legion Branch if they haven�t already.

Canes were purchased for the use of Veterans. 

Donations were made to the Poppy Fund in the name of:

                                    Roger Cowan Gibbon

The current balance of the Poppy Fund is $76,584.65 

2018 Poppy Campaign

This year our campaign will start on October 26 and will finish November 10, 2018. I hope those of you who generous enough to volunteer will mark this on your calendars. Looking forward to another successful year.

Jim Byron - Poppy Fund Chair (905-578-2758)  

Youth Education Report - August 2018

REMEMBRANCE � the LEGION'S Legacy

As the summer winds down and students return to their schools, they are taking the next step in their lives within a Canadian society that is full of rights and freedoms that most countries in the world cannot match; however, almost everyone takes these liberties for granted, not being mindful of the horrendous costs of Canadian blood being spilled in places far away from home.

â��Starting with the Boer War in 1899 and most recently in Afghanistan, Canada has sent many young men and women to foreign places to serve, suffer and die in numerous conflicts caused by others, yet, still threatening our way of life that is free from oppression and tyranny.  To the haunting anguish of their families and loved ones, hundreds of thousands of our young men and women â�� brothers, sisters, sons and daughters â�� have not returned with many more never fully recovering from their nightmarish experiences. We live free because of their sacrifice.â��

The above words are not mine.  It's a summary of what I have read from hundreds of students' essays and poems and what I have also envisioned from their posters that have been sub-mitted in our annual Remembrance Poster & Literary Contests during the last five years as my role of Branch 36's Youth Education Chair.

Some of the contest entries have been stunning.  A few years ago, a young girl's colour poster earned 2nd place in the Dominion.  Other local students have won Gold awards at the Provincial judging for their essays and poems. Many more also earn significant recognition at the District, Zone and Branch levels.  Last year, of seven branches in our Zone, our student contest entries won 8 of a possible 14 Gold awards at that level.  Altogether, a total of 47awards were distributed to 23 deserving students during ceremonies in their schools and, in one touching scenario, at home.

My role as Youth Education Chair is quite simple.  I try to get the word out in October about the contests to local school principles by letters and visits and I also try to get teachers' and students' attention through press releases in the local media.  I then make myself available and respond quickly to various requests for information and forms with ample material support from the Legion.  When it comes time in late November to judge the 150-200 student submissions at our branch, I ask for judging help from members of Valley Town Toastmasters.  In the past, it's taken as many as eight judges as long as six hours to sort out the top entries in 14 categories at this level.  Those are then handed off to the Zone Chair for the next round of judging.  Worthy entries can go through three more levels â�� District, Provincial and Dominion.

My favourite part of the contest, though, is going to the schools and homes to recognize the accomplishments of those students who best â��Honour Remembranceâ��.  Jim Byron, the Poppy Chair, accompanied me to a number of presentations last year including one school assembly of approximately 250 students, teachers and parents.

A valuable partner in the recognition of the students' success in our Remembrance Contest is the Dundas Star News and Ancaster News. They have taken a keen interest in publishing many photo stories about the students winning their Legion awards. For example, in late May, the Dundas Star placed an inspirational story on the front page of their weekly edition.

Like Remembrance, the success of our Youth Education program can never be taken for granted.  It is a pleasurable duty and a wonderful honour to play a role in such an important legacy.

Tony Bratschitsch - Youth Education Chair

Veterans Services Report - August 2018

Comrades, as your Branch Service Officer I can best assist the Veterans of our branch by identifying those with unmet health needs and possible benefits from Veterans Affairs Canada(VAC) and all referrals are kept confidential. 

To take the first step to your possible VAC benefits contact the Branch for an appointment

Rick Valois - Veterans Services Chair

Honours and Awards Report - August 2016

The Veteranâ��s Christmas dinner will be held on Wednesday, 5th December, the first Wednesday in December. 

The dinner is open to all Veterans and tickets will go on sale on Monday, 12th November, the first Monday after Remembrance Day.

Bill Ralston - Honours and Awards Chair

Entertainment Report - August 2016

During the summer everyone enjoyed 3 BBQâ��s and 3 Wing Nights.  In September we will be return to Fish Frys and in October we will start Trivia nights again.

On Friday, 2nd November Little Peter and the Elegants will be performing at our Anniversary Dance.  Tickets will be available in September.  This is popular dance band and a late night meal will be provided.  Get your tickets as soon as they become available.  Hope to see you all out and supporting your Legion.

Janice Mancini - 3rd Vice President and Entertainment Chair


Branch 36 - Upcoming Events - May 2018

President's Meat Draw - Every Saturday in May and on 2nd, 9th, 16th  June - 3-4pm

Weekly Meat Draw - Every Saturday - 4:30pm - 2 chances to win every week

May 2018 Events

Wednesday - 2nd May - Branch 36 Annual Elections - Upstairs - 8pm

Tuesday - 8th May - Branch 36 Colour Party Practice - 7pm

Tuesday - 8th May - Ladies Auxiliary Meeting - 7pm

Friday - 11th May - Fish Fry - 4:30-7:00pm

Friday - 11th May - Trivia Night - Sign up at 7:30pm - Starts at 8pm

Monday - 21st May - Victoria Day - Statutory Holiday - Branch Closed

Friday - 25th May - Beef on a Bun - 5:30-7:30pm

Friday - 25th May - "Beef on a Bun - Progressive Euchre" - 7:30pm

Sunday - 27th May - "Spring Work Party" - 9am


June 2018 Events

Sunday - 3rd June - D-Day Parade & Church Service - 9:45am

Friday - 8th June - Wing Night - 5:30-7:30pm

Tuesday - 12th June - Ladies Auxiliary Meeting - 7pm

Sunday - 17th June - Family BBQ - Open - 2:30pm / BBQ - 4pm

Sunday - 17th June - Clubroom Entertainment - DJ Al Jordan - 3:00-6:00pm

Monday - 18th June - BRANCH CLOSED

Wednesday - 20th June - Branch 36 Monthly General Meeting - 8pm

Monday - 25th June - BRANCH CLOSED


July 2018 Events

Branch CLOSED on Mondays in July

Sunday - 1st July - Canada Day Open House and Good Neighbor BBQ - Open House 2:30pm - Face Painting, Colouring Contest - 2:30-3:00pm   Magic Show - 3:30pm BBQ - 4-6pm / Canada Day Birthday Cake - 4pm  /   Clubroom Entertainment - DJ Sonny Sinclair - 3:00-6:00pm

Sunday - 1st July - Dundas Modular Train Club Open House - 2pm

Friday - 6th July - Wing Night - 5:30-7:30pm

Sunday - 15th July - Family BBQ - Open - 2:30pm / BBQ - 4pm

Sunday - 15th July - Clubroom Entertainment - DJ Dave Burden - 3:00-6:00pm


August 2018 Events

Branch CLOSED on Mondays in August

Friday - 3rd August - Wing Night - 5:30-7:30pm

Monday - 6th August - Civic Holiday � Branch closed

Sunday - 19th August - Family BBQ - Open - 2:30pm / BBQ - 4pm

Sunday - 19th August - Clubroom Entertainment - DJ Mike Woods - 3:00-6:00pm


New Legion members are always Welcome

Call or visit the Branch for more information


Bursary Report - May 2018

The Bursary program is on hold until the fall.

There is one interesting thing about this program which gives $500 to $750 to students.

So far, of all the numerous applications handed out, we have received a �Thank You� from just one student.

Please see me in September for the 2019 Bursary year.

Mike Alkerton - Bursary Chair and Past President

 

Canteen Report - May 2018

Spring is here and hopefully soon the weather will be better soon. Iâ��d like to thank all the members who have supported our Legion events recently - New Years Eve, Valentineâ��s Dance, St. Pattyâ��s day and the branch Easter egg Hunt.  Janice Mancini youâ��ve done an amazing job on these events, Keep up the great work!

A thank you to all the regular attendees of our Saturday Meat Draws. The last couple of weeks we have also thrown in a 50/50 draw that is popular. The money goes towards entertainment and we will try to include the 50/50 from now on.

Please check the activity notices on the clubroom tables for dates on upcoming events and changes.  We will be returning to summer hours starting on 14th May to 3rd September, as well as closing on Sundays in May, and Mondays (June 18 â�� Sept 3).  Watch for posting of times of closure and dates.

Please note that the bar / signs of service, must be cleared ½ hour after the last call - please assist our stewards by complying. 

Remember to Tip your bartender!

Lastly if you have any ideas or suggestions on improving activities or services please let Gord Sharpe or Doug Rivers know (just kidding - let me know).

Good Luck, and God Bless

Dave Hawthorne - Canteen Chair and 2nd Vice President


Colour Party Report - May 2018

It is with deep regret that I am stepping down as the Colour Party Commander due to health issues.   Iâ��m proud to announce that Greg Sherring will be taking over this position.  I will still be able to maintain my position as Sergeant-at-Arms.  I would like to thank all the members of the Colour Party for their support.

Our Colour Party is preparing for the June Church Parade.

Our Colour Party always has openings for new members. A few extra members would make it easier in case of illness or unavailability. Training and help getting uniforms will be provided. At the moment Dundas has an Award winning unit and weâ��d like to make sure we keep it that way. 

Our next practices will be:

Tuesday evening April 10th at 7:00 pm.

Tuesday evening May 8th at 7:00 pm.

James Byron - (Colour Party Commander)  905-578-2758


Banquet Hall Report - May 2018

The Banquet Hall is available for weddings, stag and does, anniversaries or any type of event that requires a hall with seating for approximately 180 persons. 

For information on rates and dates of availability please call the Legion at 905-627-7221 or email rclbr36@cogeco.net. 

The Wentworth Room is also available for smaller events for about 60 persons.  This room is free of charge with certain conditions regarding its use.  For more information contact the Legion.

Doug Rivers - 1st Vice President and Banquet Hall Chair


House and Grounds Report - May 2018

Hello comrades.  I love the idea of announcing the Spring Cleanup Party, it says that winter is almost gone.  The Spring work party will be held on Sunday, MAY 27th, see you there!!! to get the Branch in good shape for our Annual D-Day church service parade on Sunday, 3rd June. There will be a signup sheet for the work party on the board in the branch and it always helps keep our club in good shape.

Paul Penney - House and Grounds Chair          "Many hands make light work!"


Special Events Report - May 2018

Our next special event is the D-Day Memorial Parade and Church Service on Sunday 3rd June, 2018. We hope to have a good turnout of Branch 36 members. 

Parade fall in is at 9:30am - We will form up in the rear of the Legion and march to the church.

At 10:00am we will march to St. James Church, 137 Melville Street, Dundas to take part in the service at 10:30am.  Those unable to march are invited to join us at the church.  The parade is open to all Legion members.

After the service we will form up and march back to the legion for a light lunch and refreshments.

Dave Hawthorne - Special Events Chair and 2nd Vice President    


Public Relations Report - May 2018

The Dundas Branch 36 of the Royal Canadian Legion has a very busy winter season consisting of a large number of in-house sports leagues � Men�s, Women�s, and Mixed Dart Leagues along with Men�s and Women�s Snooker Leagues and also a Mixed Shuffleboard League.

We also have a number of social events throughout the year consisting of BBQs, Fish Fries, Beef on a Bun, Wing Nights, Trivia Nights, Euchre nights, Christmas and New Yearâ��s Eve Celebrations,  Valentine Dance, St. Patrickâ��s Day Celebration and an Easter Egg Hunt for children of the community. 

The Royal Canadian Legion runs annual remembrance Poster, Essay and Public Speaking contests for children who reside in the local area.   The children win medals in this contest at the local levels and then their entries go on to compete and possibly win medals at Zone, District, Provincial and Dominion National levels with their entries.  Branch 36 has had multiple winners in these contests including a young lady who won with her posters at all levels and even placed nationally with her posters.

We also have several community remembrance events such as the annual June D-Day church parade and service and also the November Remembrance Day parade and service that honour Canada�s Veterans, both past and present.

The public in the community may be well aware of the BBQs, Fish Fries, Beef on Bun and Wing Nights held at Branch 36, which are well publicized and the community is invited to the events,

One area where members of the community are sometimes unaware is membership in Royal Canadian Legion.  Many community members think that you must have served in the armed forces and be a Veteran in order to join the Legion â�� THIS IS NOT TRUE -  ALL ADULTS IN THE COMMUNITY ARE ELIGIBLE TO JOIN THE ROYAL CANADIAN LEGION.

All you have to do is come to the legion and get a membership form.  You can even join the Legion online, but it is much easier if you just come in to their Branch 36 and pick up a membership application.  With Legion membership comes the opportunity to take part in our in-house sports leagues, and also the right to represent Branch 36 in various inter-legion Sports Tournaments.

Our Sports leagues start up in September, so if you wish to take part in our sports leagues come on down to Branch 36 on King Street West in Dundas and join before September.  You do not have to have had any experience to play in any of our sports leagues - you will be welcomed just as we were welcomed when we joined Branch 36.

Peter Whittaker - Public Relations Chair

 

Poppy Fund Report - May 2018

The Poppy Fund paid for the Veterans Christmas Dinner - $1,375 and also made a $2,000 donation to the Bob Kemp Hospice.

At the 2018 Honours and Awards and L.A. presentations luncheon, on 4th March, the Poppy Fund presented Poppy Fund Certificates of Appreciation to the following:  Dave Hawthorne, Barb Parker, Dave Howlett and Jack Murnaghan.

At the Honours and Awards luncheon on 4th March, 2018, the Poppy Fund also presented a cheque for $15,000 to the Juravinski Cancer Clinic.

We presented a cheque for $15,000 to St.Joseph�s Villa on March 21st at the Bi-Annual General Meeting.

The Poppy Fund will be providing cash awards to the winners of the Youth & Education contests in the amount of $1,235.00 to a large number of schools in our area.

The current balance of the Poppy Fund is $111,066.04

Jim Byron - Poppy Fund Chair - 905-578-2758


Youth Education Report - May 2018

In late November, we had selected the Branch 36 winners of our Annual Remembrance Literary & Poster Contest and we submitted them to the Chair of the Zone Youth Education Program.

Six members of the Dundas Toastmasters club helped me go through 173 entries which is the second-highest number that I have experienced.  We deliberated on a lot of tough choices.

Of our branch's 12 student 1st place winning entries, 8 won Gold in the Zone , which consists of 7 branches. That's the best ever during my time.  One student won Silver and two got Bronze. That's 11 medals out of our 12 Zone  entries.

Our kids have done well, so far.  In total, to date, Branch 36 student entries have garnished 47 awards with other results from the District and Province yet to come in.

During the middle and final weeks of April, I will be attending schools and one home to present medals, certificates and awards to the very deserving students who have commemorated Remembrance through their posters, essays and poetry.

Tony Bratschitsch - Youth Education Chair


Veterans Services Report - May 2018

Comrades, as your Branch Service Officer I can best assist the Veterans of our branch by identifying those with unmet health needs and possible benefits from Veterans Affairs Canada(VAC) and all referrals are kept confidential.  To take the first step to your possible VAC benefits contact the Branch for an appointment.

Rick Valois - 2nd Vice President / Veterans Services Chair


Honours and Awards Report - May 2018

I thought Honors and Awards banquet and presentations went well.  I would have liked to see more participants out to receive their pins.  I know this is early but the Veterans dinner is on the first Wednesday in December and tickets will be on sale first Monday after Remembrance Day. 

Bill Ralston - Honors and Awards Chair


Entertainment Report - May 2018

Even though there was big blizzard outside, we had a successful Valentineâ��s dance inside with Little Peter and the Elegants providing the music and the Ladies Auxiliary providing a great free late night snack.  We had our St.Patrickâ��s Day dance in the clubroom with a great turnout for the wearing of the green. 

On the Easter weekend we had our annual Easter Egg Hunt and we would like to thank  the Snooker League, the Dundas Train club, the Tim Hortons(York Road) and Bob Turner for their generous donations.

Janice Mancini - 3rd Vice President and Entertainment Chair




Branch 36 - Upcoming Events - February 2018

President's Meat Draw - Every Saturday - 3-4pm

6 chances to win every week

Weekly Meat Draw - Every Saturday - 4:30pm

2 chances to win every week - put your Looney in an envelope at the Bar with your name and phone number8

January 2018 Events

Friday - 26th January - Beef on a Bun - 5:30-7:30pm

Friday - 26th January - "Beef on a Bun - Progressive Euchre" - 7:30pm - Signup / 8pm - Start play

February 2017 Events

Friday - 9th February - Fish Fry - 4:30-7:00pm

Friday - 9th February - Trivia Night - Sign up at 7:30pm - Starts at 8:00pm

Saturday, February 10th - Little Peter and the Elegants - Doors open 7:00pm - Starts 8:00pm

                  $25.00 per person - Includes light buffet at 10:00 pm - 50/50 & raffle                  

Tuesday - 13th February - Branch 36 Colour Party Practice - 7:00pm

Tuesday - 13th February - Ladies Auxiliary Meeting - 7:00pm

Friday - 23rd February - Beef on a Bun - 5:30-7:30pm

Friday - 23rd February - "Beef on a Bun - Progressive Euchre" - 7:30pm - Signup / 8pm - Start play

March 2018

Sunday - 4th March - Honours and Awards and Ladies Auxiliary Presentations         

   Open 12:30pm - Luncheon - 1:00pm - Tickets available at the Clubroom Bar

Friday - 9th March - Fish Fry - 4:30-7:00pm

Friday - 9th March - Trivia Night - 7:30pm

Tuesday - 13th March - Branch 36 Colour Party Practice - 7:00pm

Tuesday - 13th March - Ladies Auxiliary Meeting - 7:00pm

Saturday - 17th March - Free St.Paddy�s Dance with DJ Jane Watson - 8:00-1:00am

                 Bring a snack for sharing - Starts at 8:00 pm - 1:00 am - 50/50 & raffle

Wednesday - 21st March - Bi-Annual General Meeting upstairs � 8:00pm

Friday - 23rd March - Beef on a Bun - 5:30-7:30pm

Friday - 23rd March - "Beef on a Bun - Progressive Euchre" - 7:30pm

                                                                                     - Signup / 8pm - Start play

Friday - 30th March - GOOD FRIDAY - BRANCH CLOSED

Saturday, 31st March - Easter Egg Hunt � and Colouring contest - Hunts - Ages 0-3 at 8:30am

        Ages 4-7 - 9:00am â�� Ages 8 & up - 9:30am - Bring a canned food donation for the food bank

April 2018

Sunday - 1st April - Easter Sunday - BRANCH CLOSED

Friday - 13th April - Fish Fry - 4:30-7:00pm

Friday - 13th April - Trivia Night - 7:30pm

Saturday - 14th April - Golden Horseshoe Legion Snooker Tournament Day 1 of 2 - 10am-6:00pm

Sunday - 15th April - Golden Horseshoe Legion Snooker Tournament Day 2 of 2 - 10am-4:00pm

Friday - 27th April - Beef on a Bun - 5:30-7:30pm

Friday - 27th April - "Beef on a Bun - Progressive Euchre" - 7:30pm - Signup / 8pm - Start play

Invite your friends and relatives to Legion events !

New Legion members are always Welcome

Call or visit the Branch for more information

 


Bursary Report - February 2018

I am very disappointed.  The Branch Poppy Fund Awards 5 Bursaries (in memory of Gerry Belec), to children or grandchildren of Ordinary or Associate members of Branch 36.  Each of these Belec bursaries is in the amount of $500.00.  I only had 3 students apply for the Belec bursaries.

As for the Provincial Legion Bursaries I didn�t hand out very many more - these Provincial bursary awards are for $750.00 and the money is there - the Provincial Legion Bursary budget is $400,000 - but nobody seems to want it.

The Branch 36 Belec bursary is now closed, but you still have time to apply for the Provincial Legion Bursary Awards.

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

Mike Alkerton - Past President and Bursary Chair

 

Canteen Report - February 2018

I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday season filled with family, friends, ???? and laughter.

As you may be aware Bill 148, the fair rules Work Rules and Better Jobs act came into effect 1st January, 2018.  The Bill raises the minimum wage as well as other costs to an employer.  This has had a significant impact on our operating costs.

As of 3rd January, our Bar Prices will be raised to offset the expected cost to our Branch.  Be assured the Branch 36 Executive has tried to minimize the impact of this Bill as best we can.

We appreciate your understanding and continued support, and don�t forget to tip your Bartender.

Dave Hawthorne - 2nd Vice President and Canteen Chair

 

Colour Party Report - February 2018

Our Colour Party always has openings for new members. A few extra members would make it easier in case of illness or unavailability. Training and help getting uniforms will be provided. At the moment Dundas has an Award winning unit and weâ��d like to make sure we keep it that way. 

Our next practices will be:

Tuesday evening February 13th at 7:00pm

Tuesday evening March 13th at 7:00pm

Tuesday evening April 10th at 7:00pm

Tuesday evening May 8th at 7:00pm

James Byron (Colour Party Commander) - 905-578-2758

 

Banquet Hall Report - February 2018

Due to increased costs for hydro, water, set-up etc., the cost of renting the Banquet Hall for a Celebration of Life will now be $100.00 plus applicable bar staff fees which are $15.00 per hour per bartender, plus 1 hour of prep time and 1 hour of clean-up.  For example a Celebration of Life from 1:00 to 4:00 for approximately 150 persons would now cost $100.00 plus $120.00 bar staff fees (2 bartenders @ 3hrs each + 1 hour prep time and 1 hour clean-up time) for a total of $220.00.  This increase is necessary to keep the operation of the Banquet Hall sustainable.

Doug Rivers - 1st Vice President and Banquet Hall Chair

 

House and Grounds Report - February 2018

On Sunday, 7th November, 2017 we held our Fall Work party to prepare the Branch and grounds for the Remembrance Day.

The following Legion members:  Hugh Graham, Fred Haddock, Doug Harvey, Dave

Hawthorne, Stan Hicks, Brian Holme, Gary Ingram, Marie Kobylinsky, Marilyn Latchford, Bill Leckie, Gary Logue, Janice Mancini, Peter Martin, Marian Miles, Ross Miles, Denny Moyer, Jack Murnahan, Larry O'Connor, Paul Penney, Bill Ralston, Doug Rivers, Linda Rivers, Helmut Schiller, Leo Shaidle, Gord Sharpe, Jim Sherring, Dave Steele, Brian "Doc" White, Mary Whittaker and Peter Whittaker volunteered and did outside tasks, inside cleanup chores, hung new flags on the front of the Branch and set up the Remembrance Display in the upper Clubroom area.

After the work was done, everyone enjoyed a delicious meal brought in by fellow comrade Peter Martin and prepared by Marie Kobylinski.

It is only through these Volunteers that we are able to keep the Branch and its grounds looking so good year-round.

Paul Penney - House and Grounds Chair

�Many Hands Make Light Work�

 

Special Events Report � February 2018 � NO REPORT THIS MONTH

 

Public Relations Report � February 2018

I would like to take this opportunity to welcome Karen Schuett and the Circle of Life Cremation and Burial Centre Inc. as a new sponsor of The Bullytin.  Karen came from Toronto and finds our valley town a delight place to live and work.  I hope you visit their website and view the many services that are supplied by this new business in Dundas - http://www.circleoflifecbc.com/resources/

Sponsors help to defray the costs of printing and distributing this newsletter to all Branch 36 members.  I hope you take note of our sponsors,and if need be, take business to them in appreciation of their sponsorship of this newsletter.  Anyone can become a sponsor for a small fee for each issue.

Peter Whittaker - Public Relations Chair

 

Poppy Fund Report - February 2018

Donations have been made to the Poppy Fund in

the memory of:     Lloyd Foord

                                Frank Holk

                                John W. Hutchison

Every year our volunteers seem to be the same people giving of their time and money to promote the Poppy campaign.  The problem is that we are all getting older and our health isnâ��t what it used to be.  I know that I wouldnâ��t be able to do what is necessary without the help of Chris Slote who acts as the Poppy Co-chair.  Many people arenâ��t aware that Chris actually takes vacation time to spend it working on the campaign.  Iâ��m hoping that in the future some of our younger members will remember their oath to actively take part in the Poppy campaign.

I currently have 40,000 poppies still boxed that werenâ��t used this year.  In addition, Costco restricted us to only campaign on the weekends, which effectively cut our receipts by about $10,000.  Needless to say, our income this year will be much below what we did last year.

Our current bank balance is $112,971.86

James Byron - Poppy Fund Chair        905-578-2758

 

Youth Education Report - February 2018 - NO REPORT THIS MONTH

 

Veterans Services Report - February 2018

Comrades, as your Branch Service Officer I can best assist the Veterans of our branch by identifying those with unmet health needs and possible benefits from Veterans Affairs Canada(VAC) and all referrals are kept confidential. 

To take the first step to your possible VAC benefits contact the Branch for an appointment.

Rick Valois - Veterans Services Chair

 

Honours and Awards Report - February 2018

This yearâ��s awards ceremony will be on Sunday, 4th March.  Tickets will be on sale Monday, 12th February.  Cost of Dinner and Menu will be announced shortly at the Branch and by e-mail to Branch 36 members who have supplied their email addresses.

A list of those members eligible to receive a year pin will be posted in the Branch and also on our website.  If your name is not on the list and you feel you should receive a pin please contact the Branch.

If you are not at the dinner and would like a year pin the cost is $5.00.

Bill Ralston - Honours & Awards Chair

 

Entertainment Report - February 2018

On Friday, November 3rd Little Peter & the Elegants performed for the Legionâ��s 91st Birthday Celebration. Once again, the Ladies Auxiliary provided the food for this event.  Thank you to Terry Kobylinski, Sue Sklepowicz, Deb Cooley, & Marie Kobylinski.   We held a raffle and a 50/50 draw which proved to be a great success.  We also had some door prizes which were donated by some of our members.  Special thanks to Joan Alkerton, Gord Sharpe, Doug Rivers, & Dave Hawthorne. Thank you also goes out to Dave Hawthorne, Cathy Belmore, & Barb Smith who helped tend the door and looked after the draws.  We had over 100 people in attendance.  

On Friday, December 1st we held the annual Turkey draw in conjunction with the Ladies Auxiliary Christmas draw.  The bar was packed full of people and a record 50/50 draw was held with the winner receiving $456.00!!!  Thanks to all those who attended and made this a great success!

On Wednesday, December 6th the Veterans Dinner was held in the upstairs hall.  There was a pretty good turn out for this event.  Jane Watson and her Swing Band of about 18 members entertained all those who attended.

On Sunday, December 10th we had our first â��Breakfast with Santaâ��.  Over 100 people turned up to enjoy pancakes and sausages served up by Joe Thorogood, Dave Steele, & Dave Hawthorne.  Special thanks to the resident dish washer Gord Sharpe and of course the Elves â��Leanne & Kaitlin Robinsonâ�� for their help as well.  This would not have been a success without all of you!

On Sunday, December 24th we had our annual Christmas Eve celebration with entertainment by Jane Watson. The battling Carolers also attended and as usual someone lost and someone won.  We arenâ��t sure who, so we will leave it at that.  Thank you to Marie Kobylinski and her elves for providing the food.

On Sunday, December 31st we opened the doors for a â��Freeâ�� New Yearâ��s Eve party.  There was well over 120 people in attendance.  Everyone who attended brought food for sharing.  There was quite a selection of platters of snacks, treats, & deserts, that was enjoyed by all.  We almost ran out of table space to put everything out.  (if you left behind any plates / cutlery, it can be picked up in the office).  It was nice to see quite a few members in attendance and a lot of new faces as well.  

I would like to thank all those who have helped me out over that last 6 months while I figure out this thing called â��Entertainmentâ��!  Your help is always appreciated.  I look forward to 2018 and wish you all a Happy, healthy, prosperous new year!

Janice Mancini - 3rd Vice President and Entertainment Co-Chair



 

Branch 36 Upcoming Events - November 2017


October 2017 Events

Friday - 27th October - 2017 Poppy Fund Campaign Kick Off Day

Friday - 27th October - Beef on a Bun - 5:30-7:30pm

Friday - 27th October - Progressive Euchre - 7:30pm

 

November 2017 Events

Friday - 3rd November - Legion's 91st Birthday dance with Little Peter and the Elegants 8pm

Sunday - 5th November - Fall Work Party - 9:00am

      Volunteer some time to help spruce up Branch for Remembrance Week.

      Lunch will be served to those who participate.

Friday - 10th November - Fish Fry - 4:30-7:00pm

Friday - 10th November - Trivia Night - Sign up at 7:30pm - Starts at 8:00pm

Saturday - 11th November - Remembrance Day Parade and Service

      All Legion members and veterans in the community are invited to take part.

     10:15am - Parade falls in at Memorial Square/Dundas Firehall

     10:30am - Parade marches to Memorial at Community Centre

     10:45am - Memorial service commences

     Program to follow after service

     Parade marches to Branch 36 site

     Reception 12 noon

     Poppy Fund Presentations 12:30pm in Banquet Hall upstairs

Friday - 24th November - Beef on a Bun - 5:30-7:30pm

Friday - 24th November - Progressive Euchre - 7:30pm


December 2017 Events

Friday - 1st December - Sports Turkey Roll, Early Bird Draw & Ladies Auxiliary Annual Draw

                   Doors Open at 7pm for purchase of tickets and draws start at 8pm.

Saturday - 2nd December - Dundas Modular Railway Flea Market - 10-3pm

Wednesday - 6th December - Veterans Christmas Dinner - 5:30pm

           Get your ticket ahead of time and the $5 will be refunded at the Dinner.

Friday - 8th December - Fish Fry - 4:30-7:00pm

Friday - 8th December - Trivia Night - Sign up at 7:30pm - Starts at 8:00pm

Sunday - 10th December - Breakfast with Santa - 8am to 12noon

              Pancakes, Juice and Coffee.  There will also be a colouring

              contest for the kids.  Tickets are $5 each of $20 for a family of 5.

Tuesday - 12th December - Branch 36 Colour Party Practice - 7:00pm

Sunday - 24th December - Carol Singing Contest - Noon-5pm with DJ

Monday - 25th December - Christmas Day - Branch Closed

Tuesday - 26th December - Boxing Day - Branch Closed

Wednesday - 27th December - Branch Closed

Sunday - 31st December - New Year's Eve Celebration - 8pm with DJ

 

January 2018 Events

Tuesday - 9th January - Branch 36 Colour Party Practice - 7:00pm

Tuesday - 9th January - Ladies Auxiliary meeting - 8:00pm

Friday - 12th January - Fish Fry - 4:30-7:00pm

Friday - 12th January - Trivia Night - Sign up at 7:30pm - Starts at 8:00pm

Friday - 26th January - Beef on a Bun - 5:30-7:30pm

Friday - 26th January - Progressive Euchre - 7:30pm

Saturday and Sunday - 27th January - Tony Lambert Memorial Snooker Tournament � 10:00am

 

February 2018 Events

Friday - 9th February - Fish Fry - 4:30-7:00pm

Friday - 9th February - Trivia Night - Sign up at 7:30pm - Starts at 8:00pm

Saturday - 10th February - Valentine Dance with Little Peter and the Elegants

 

 

Bursary Report - November 2017

 

Any full time post-secondary school student who has a parent or grandparent who served in the allied forces and is a Canadian citizen may be eligible for a Royal Canadian Legion Bursary.

 

If you have any questions â��PLEASEâ�� contact me.  The people in Toronto (Provincial Command) have lots of money to award.

 

Mike Alkerton - Past President and Bursary Chair

 

N.B. This is not for Legion members only.

 

 

Canteen Report - November 2017


We are pleased to welcome back Candace to our bar staff.  She is a great addition and much appreciated for coverage since Pam has retired. 

 

Fall sports are up and running and there are more events coming up.

 

Please support YOUR LEGION and remember to tip the bartender.                                                                                     

 

Dave Hawthorne - 2nd Vice President and Canteen Chair

 

Colour Party Report - November 2017

Our Colour Party always has openings for new members.  A few extra members would make it

easier in case of illness or unavailability.  Training and help getting uniforms will be provided.  At the

moment Dundas has an Award winning unit and we�d like to make sure we keep it that way.

Our next practises will be :

Tuesday 7:00pm, 10th October in the Banquet Hall

Tuesday 7:00pm, 7th November in the Banquet Hall

Tuesday 7:00pm, 12th December in the Banquet Hall

Next Parade - Saturday, 11th November - Remembrance Day in Dundas

James Byron � Colour Party Commander - 905-578-2758


Ways and Means Report - November 2017 - No Report this month

 

Banquet Hall Report - November 2017

We are getting a lot of use for the Wentworth Room, mainly for celebrations of life, birthday parties, showers etc. 

These events are important to us and we appreciate everyone for considering Branch 36 for their events. 

Bookings for the Banquet Hall have been slower than in previous years.  We will be looking at all aspects of the hall rental to see if we can make any improvements, or changes that could help increase the number of bookings. 

If you are considering a hall rental, please call us at (905)627-7221 for information, and check out our website at http://www.br36dundas or the Banquet Hall pages on the website at http://br36dundas.org//hallrental/hallrental.html

Doug Rivers - 1st Vice President and Banquet Hall Chair

 

House Report - November 2017

 

I don't have any serious issues this month, but I would like to extend a big Thank You to Judy Hall

-Wright and Rob Wright for building the ramp at the back door.  They also carried out the upgrade in the Wentworth Room and built a bookcase in the clubroom.  Itâ��s all greatly appreciated.

 

For our Fall Work party on Sunday, 5th November weâ��ll have a a painting crew, a furnace crew, and as always our outside clean-up and weed whacking crews, etc.  Hopefully our ladies will help us also with inside tasks as they always do a bang-up job.  Weâ��ll see you all here on 5th November. 

 

Thank You !                          

                                   "Many hands make light work!"

 

Paul Penney � House Chair

 

 

Special Events Report-â�� November 2017    

 

Preparations are well under way for this yearâ��s Remembrance Day Service on 11th November.  This

yearâ��s event falls on Saturday and we hope to have a great turnout.  Gord Sharpe, Branch 36 President even says he may even prepare a speech this year.

 

The parade starts at Sydenham Square by the Firehall at 10:15am and proceeds up King Street to the War Memorial.  Please make an effort to attend and honour those who paid the ulitimate sacrifice.

Dave Hawthorne - 2nd Vice President and Special Events Chair

 

Fulfill your Legion Oath - Distribute Poppies - November 2017

 

Volunteering to distribute Poppies in the Dundas Poppy Fund campaign is a small part that you can play and make a big difference.  Last year your efforts in distributing Poppies resulted in contributions of $15,000 to the Juravinski Hospital for Cancer Research, and $15,000 dollars to St.Josephâ��s Villa in Dundas for use in care of veterans residing at the Villa.

 

You donâ��t have to take time off work to do it, just volunteer a few hours in one evening and you will make a difference to veterans and the community in which you live.  The community out there wants to contribute to the fund, we just have to get out there and receive the contributions and in return a Poppy to recognize the donation.

 

The sign-up sheet for volunteers to distribute Poppies is now posted, add your name and fulfill the oath you made when you joined the Legion.

 

Peter Whittaker - Public Relations Chair 

 

 

 Poppy Fund Report - November 2017

 

The Poppy Fund Campaign will start this year on the 27th October and I�m hoping that all our volunteers will

be marking this on their calendars.

 

Donations have been received to honour the memory of Alan Keith Hayward.

 

On 19th August Chris Slote and I attended a Poppy seminar at the Stoney Creek Legion branch.

 

On 19th September Peter Whittaker and I attended the official ceremony to announce the building of the St.Joseph�s Villa Hospice.

 

A cheque in the amount of $500 was submitted to Provincial Command towards the Youth and Education Program.

 

The Poppy Fund Campaign will start this year on 27th October and I�m hoping that all our volunteers will be marking this on their calendars.

 

On Remembrance Day I�m hoping to have permission from Provincial Command to hand out cheques in the following amounts:

 

Sea Cadets - $3,000, Army Cadets - $3,000, Air Cadets - $3,000, 

Branch Storage - $350, Elevator Maintenance - $5,000, Blackadar Retirement Residence - $2,000, Highgate Retirement Residence - $2,000, Wentworth Lodge Retirement Residence - $2,000,

Shalom Village Retirement Residence - $1,500, Meadowland Retirement Residence - $1,000, Chartwell Willowgrove Retirement Residence - $1,000, Meadowland Long Term Care - $1,000,

Salvation Army - $4,000

 

Total Expenditures - $28,850

 

In addition the Poppy Fund will now be supplying monetary awards to the winners of the Legion Literary and Poster contests � 1st Place - $50, 2nd Place - $35, 3rd Place - $25, Honourable Mention - $10

 

Our Current Poppy Fund bank balance is $76,143.59

                          

Jim Byron - Poppy Chairman (905-578-2758)

 

 

Youth Education Report - November 2017

 

Entry forms for three Legion student contests have been mailed to almost forty schools.  The competitions are the Poster & Literary, Video and Public Speaking Contests and are based on Remembrance.

 

Two of them, the Poster & Literary and the Public Speaking Contests are open to students in Grades 1-12 in four separate grade categories.  The Video Contest is available to students in Grades 4-12 in two categories.

 

This year we have received a substantial amount of "Remembrance Memorabilia" from two sources: Veterans Affairs Canada and The Royal Canadian Legion via our Branch's Poppy Fund.  The memorabilia, consisting of postcards, bookmarks, replicas of historical newspapers and posters, have been made available to the schools upon their request.

 

Our Branch's Poppy Fund has also arranged to donate generous cash awards to the top place finishers in each of the fifteen categories of the Poster & Literary Contests that are judged at the first level of competition within our branch.  Student winning entries at the local level, then have opportunities to garnish even more awards at four other levels including the Dominion Contests. A few years ago, we had a student's colour poster that went as high as 2nd place in the country, earning much recognition and many awards along the way.

 

These student contests have been important as a useful method of promoting Remembrance to the students, their families and teachers.  Through these contests, we are also able to promote the values of The Royal Canadian Legion regarding service to our veterans and to the democratic principles of Canada.

 

Tony Bratschitsch - Youth Education Chair

 

 

Veterans Services Report - November 2017

 

Comrades, as your Branch Service Officer I can best assist the Veterans of our branch by identifying those with unmet health needs and possible benefits from Veterans Affairs Canada(VAC) and all referrals are kept confidential.  To take the first step to your possible

VAC benefits contact the Branch for an appointment.

 

Rick Valois - Veterans Services Chair

 

 

Honours and Awards Report - November 2017

 

 

*** Upcoming Event***   The Veterans Christmas dinner is coming up on Wednesday 6th December with the Bar opening at 5:30 and the Dinner starting

at 6:00pm. 

                      

Get tickets at the bar

 

Bill Ralston - Honours and Awards Chair

 

 

Entertainment Report - November 2017

 

During this past summer everyone enjoyed 3 BBQâ��s and 3 Wing Nights.  There was also a good turn out in July when we had Karaoke with Anne.  In September The Liverpool 4 tribute band performed and entertained all who attended. 

 

On Friday, November 3rd Little Peter and the Elegants will provide music to help us celebrate the Legion�s 91st birthday - come out and see this great band and dance the night away to the music of the 50's & 60's !

 

On Wednesday, 6th December the Veteran�s Christmas dinner will be held with Jane Watson and her Swing Band providing music from 7:00 to 8:00pm.

 

On Sunday, 10th December you can have Breakfast with Santa from 8 to 12noon.  We will be serving pancakes, sausages, juice & coffee.  There will also be a colouring contest for the kids.  Tickets are $5.00 per person or $20.00 for a family of 5.  Tickets will be on sale at the bar starting in mid-November. 

 

On Sunday, 24th December from noon to 5pm we will hold our Christmas Eve celebration and the popular Christmas Carol singing contest - DJ Jane Watson will provide music.

On Sunday, 31st December at 8pm come to our New Yearâ��s Eve celebration with music supplied by DJ Donny Lovering.  Bring your favorite snack to share and ring in 2018 with your Legion family.

On Saturday, 10th February, 2018 we will hold our popular Valentine�s dance with music supplied for the 6th year in a row by the popular Little Peter and the Elegants - this 8-piece band dance band helps everyone dance the night away to the music of the 50's & 60's !


Janice Mancini - 3rd Vice President and Entertainment Chair



Branch 36 - Upcoming Events Report - August 2017

August 2017 Events

Sunday - 20th August - Family BBQ    Open - 2:30pm    BBQ - 4-6pm

September 2017 Events

President's Meat Draw - Starts on Saturday 9th September - 3-4pm

Weekly Meat Draw - Every Saturday - 4:30pm

Monday - 4th September - Labour Day - Statutory Holiday - CLOSED

Thursday - 7th September - Lady�s Thursday Darts Registration - 7pm

Thursday - 7th September - Men�s Thursday Darts Registration - 7pm

    Members of the Public are invited to play in the Thursday Men's Winter   

    Dart League but must become Legion members to play in subsequent

    years.

Friday - 8th September - Fish Fry - 4:30-7:00pm

Saturday - 9th September - Liverpool 4 - Beatles tribute band � 8 to12:00pm

Sunday - 10th September - Registration Sunday Mixed Dart League - 2pm

      A signup sheet for this league will be posted on the Sports board in

      mid August.

Monday - 11th September � Mixed Dart League starts tonight - 8pm

Tuesday -12th September - Branch 36 Colour Party Practice - 7:00pm

Tuesday - 12th September - Branch 36 Ladies Auxiliary Meeting - 7:00pm

Friday - 15th September - Karaoke with Anne Grisdale - 7:30-10:30pm

Sunday - 17th September - Legion Week Starts Today

Tuesday - 19th September - Bi-Annual General Meeting - 8:00pm
Wednesday - 20th September - Legion Week Snooker Challenge

                                                   Br.36 vs H.A.F.A. - 7:30pm             

         Sign up sheet posted on sports board in branch

Friday - 22nd September - Beef on a Bun - 5:30-7:30pm

Friday - 22nd September - Progressive Euchre - 7:30pm

        $5 per person with prizes for high score female and high score male,

        and most lone hands.  Proceeds go to the Branch 36 Ladies Auxiliary

Saturday - 23rd September - Legion Week SportsTriathlon

                  Horseshoes, Darts and Snooker - register 12:00-12:30pm

Monday - 25th September - Men�s Snooker Starts Tonight - 7:30pm

                 Sign up sheet in branch

Wednesday - 27th September - Lady�s Snooker Starts Tonight - 7:30pm

Wednesday - 27th September - Mixed Shuffleboard League

                                                   Open House and Registration - 7:30pm

 

October 2017 Events

President's Meat Draw - Every Saturday - 3-4pm

Weekly Meat Draw - Every Saturday - 4:30pm

Sunday 8th October - Thanksgiving - Branch CLOSED

Monday 9th October - Thanksgiving - Branch CLOSED

Tuesday - 10th October - Branch 36 Colour Party Practice - 7pm

Tuesday - 10th October - Branch 36 Ladies Auxiliary Meeting - 7pm

Friday - 13th October - Fish Fry - 4:30-7:00pm

Friday - 13th October - First Trivia Night of the season - 7:30pm

Friday - 27th October - 2015 Poppy Fund Campaign Kick-off Day

Friday - 27th October - Beef on a Bun - 5:30-7:30pm

Friday - 27th September - Progressive Euchre - 7:30pm

        $5 per person with prizes for high score female and high score male,

        and most lone hands.  Proceeds go to the Branch 36 Ladies Auxiliary


November 2017 Events

Friday - 3rd November - Little Peter and the Elegants

           Legion�s Birthday Dance - 8:00pm  Tickets $25.00

Sunday - 5th November - Fall Work Party for Remembrance Day - 9:00am

Saturday - 11th November - Remembrance Day Parade and service

                      Paraded fall in at Firehall/Memorial Square - 10:15am

                      Service at War Memorial at Community Center - 10:45am

 

Bursary Report - August 2017


Again, this year the Branch 36 Poppy Fund will be awarding the Belec Bursary to full-time post-secondary school students.  To be eligible the student must be the child or grandchild of an ordinary member of Branch 36, or a child of an associate member of the branch.  Forms will be available in the last week of August.  Please see me.


Ontario command also awards Legion Bursaries.  This year the award has gone up to $750.00.  The new application forms should be in the branch very shortly.  Please call me with any questions.  To be eligible for the Legion bursary you don�t have to be related to someone who is a Legion member.


Mike Alkerton - Bursary Chair

 

Canteen Report � August 2017 - No Report this month.


Colour Party Report - August 2017

On May 3rd, the Colour Party presented the colours during the Branch 36 elections.

On May 5th six members of the Colour Party had the honour of presenting the colours during the celebration of St. Elizabeth�s Villa to commemorate the Liberation of Holland in the second world war.

On May 30th 6 members of the Colour Party presented the colours during the Zone B meeting. I was honoured to receive my Sergeant-at-Arms medal for Zone.

On June 4th seven members of the Colour Party and 9 members of 3 cadet corps took part in the Branch 36 D-Day Church Parade and church service.

Our Colour Party always has openings for new members.  A few extra members would make it easier in cases of illness or unavailability.  Training and help getting uniforms will be provided.  At the moment Dundas has an award-winning unit and we�d like to make sure we stay that way.

Our next practises will be:

Tuesday evening - 12th September at 7:00pm

Tuesday evening - 10th October at 7:00pm

Tuesday evening - 7th November at 7:00pm

Tuesday evening - 12th December at 7:00pm

James Byron - Colour Party Commander - 905-578-2758

 

Ways and Means Report - August 2017 - No Report this month

 

Banquet Hall Report

There have been many changes lately regarding banquet hall rates and the services we provide.  Please check our web site for further details. 

The Wentworth Room is still being offered free of charge for smaller events up to 65 persons (some conditions apply). 

For available dates and information, please contact the office at (905) 627-7221 Monday to Friday between 9:00am and 2:00 pm.

Doug Rivers - 1st Vice President and Banquet Hall Chair

 

House and Grounds Report � August 2017


Spring Work Party a Success


Well comrades, time really flies - eh.   Here we are talking about the fall work party already, our spring work party was a giant success ,we managed to dispose of those old dinasour a/c units from the roof and the side wall.

 

I want to say a large thank you to Mr. Bill Grisdale for letting me use his big loader to take the units down.   It saved us calling in a crane which would be very expensive. 


Also Denny Moyer and I used our trailers to go to the scrap yard with all the -- aluminum -- copper -- and steel and we were able to put $350.00+ back into Branch 36  -Thanks Denny, and as usual Jack Murnaghan brought his trailer to haul away debris - always there to help.  Gord Sharpe and Peter Whittaker were able to remove all the �old� pop dispensing machinery from the bar.


I'm sorry I've misplaced my list of attendees for the party so I'll have to say to you folks who attended


                        �A GREAT BIG THANK YOU�


I'll be working on a to-do list for the fall work party which should be mostly cosmetic now that the major jobs are done.  We�ll see you on Sunday November 5th at 9:00am for the fall work party.


Thanks again to all the volunteers who take part to make our work parties so successful.


Paul Penney - House and Grounds Chair


 

Special Events Report � August 2017


I hope everyone had an enjoyable summer.  I would like to thank all the volunteers who assisted throughout the summer with the BBQs, Wing Nights and various events.  I would also like to thank those who support the Legion by attending the Legion and its sports and other events.


A big thank you to our wonderful staff.  We appreciate your flexibility, availability and support of the Legion.  If you have not noticed, our bartender Pam has retired.  We wish her well and will miss her.


The next special event will be the Remembrance Day Service on Saturday, November 11th.  Please plan to attend and show thanks to the many men and women who sacrificed their lives for our freedom.  The parade will form at the old Memorial Square - Sydenham and King Streets (TD Bank)  at 10 am and march in parade to the cenotaph for the Remembrance service.


"We Will Remember"


respectfully,


Dave Hawthorne - 2nd Vice President and Special Events Chair    

 



Public Relations Report - August 2017 - No report this month



Poppy Fund Report - August 2017


On May 29th as Poppy Chair along with Peter Whittaker Branch Public Relations Chair, we attended a presentation of where the Dundas Poppy Fund donation to the Juravinski Cancer Clinic was used.  The Spect/CT camera purchased alone costs $900,000 but requires programs to run it which are also expensive and this brings the total cost of the machine to $1,000,000.  A photo op was taken which we took part in, which will show our members where their hard earned donations go to work.

On June 22nd Joan Alkerton, Peter Whittaker and I attended a tour of St. Joseph�s Villa. Don Davidson gave us the opportunity to see the electric power lifts that help the residents get in and out of baths.  Without these, the residents would have to be assisted by hand which is a strenuous and somewhat hazardous job for the staff.

Additional income was received as donations to honour the memory of Legion member Bill Main. 

With a few expenditures for stamps and supplies our current Poppy Fund bank balance on 19th June, 2017 is $76,143.59.                             

Jim Byron - Poppy Chairman (905-578-2758)

 

Youth Education Report - August 2017


Every year, our branch conducts The Royal Canadian Legion's Annual Poster & Literary Contest for Grades 1-12 students. Local schools will soon be once again contacted with invitations for their students to submit essays, poetry and posters to commemorate Remembrance.


Last April, we presented awards to numerous students in front of three school assemblies including medals, certificates and gifts. They were all great experiences.  With one student, her parents got to place the medallions on her.


The memory of Remembrance is also very strong within the Roth family of Copetown.  Vince and Petra's young children have been submitting entries to the Royal Canadian Legion's Annual Poster & Literary Contest for the last three years and winning many awards of excellence each year.  We visited the home taught children to present a certificate, medallion and gifts to Anne, age 7, for her Bronze Award in the Legion's District Contest.






 

The Roth children pictured from left to right are Evan, Gwen, Anne, James and Matthew holding little Thomas.  Gwen is holding a nice colouring of a Legion member.

 

Tony Bratschitsch - Youth Education Chair

 

Veterans Services Report - August 2017


Comrades, as your Branch Service Officer I can best assist the Veterans of our branch by identifying those with unmet health needs and possible benefits from Veterans Affairs Canada(VAC) and all referrals are kept confidential.  To take the first step to your possible VAC benefits contact the Branch for an appointment.


Rick Valois - Veterans Services Chair


Honours and Awards Report - August 2017

I know it�s early in the year, but I would like to let you know that the Veteran�s Christmas dinner will be held on Wednesday, 6th December, 2017.  A band has been booked and the tickets should be on sale the first week in November.  All veterans from WW I, WW II, Korea, Afghanistan, Vietnam and peace-keepers, and caregivers or wives are invited.

Bill Ralston - Honours and Awards Chair


Entertainment Report - August 2017

This July proved to be a fun filled month at Branch 36.  We kicked off the month with our Canada Day celebrations on July 1st.  We served up hamburgers & hotdogs and of course some Birthday cake.  We had a great turn out this year.  We had a clown for the kids who did some face painting and kept the kids entertained.  We finished off with live music featuring Sonny Sinclair on the guitar.   A good time was had by all.  We also drew the winner of the Ladies Auxiliary Spring Draw.  Joe Sock of Hamilton was the lucky winner of the BBQ donated by Canadian Tire in Dundas.  He also took home a truck full of meat, utensils, and sauces.

On July 14th we had our Wing Night which was also a great success. Music was supplied by Al Jordan.  We had another great turnout for this event!  On July 23rd we had our Family BBQ serving up BBQ�d steak, chicken, & burgers with all the fixins�s.   There were lots of compliments from people with regards to how great the food was.  

We also tried out Karaoke on Friday nights in July.  We need a better turn out to keep this going.  Next Karaoke with Anne will be on Friday, September 15th.  You don�t have to be a singer to come out and listen to some music, play some pool, have a drink and support your legion.

Upcoming events as follows:

Saturday, 9th September (upstairs) � The Liverpool 4 Beatles Tribute Band.  Tickets $25 available at the bar.  Food will be included.

Friday, 15th September we will be having Karaoke with Ann from 7:30-10:30pm

Friday, 3rd November Little Peter and the Elegants will be helping us celebrate the Legion�s Birthday.  Tickets will be available in September and this is a very popular dance and band and a late night meal will be provided.

Hope to see you all out & supporting your Legion.

Janice Mancini - 3rd Vice President and Entertainment Chair



 

Branch 36 - Upcoming Events - May 2017

Presidents Meat Draw - Every Saturday in April - 3-4pm

President's Meat Draw - Saturday 7th and 14th May - 3-4pm

Weekly Meat Draw - Every Saturday - 4:30pm

April 2017 Events

Saturday - 15th April - The Dundas Legion presents its 6th Annual Easter Egg TIMES:  Baby to 3yrs - 8:30am / 4 to 7 yrs - 9:00am / Everyone else -9:30am

Sunday - 16th April - Easter Sunday - BRANCH CLOSED

Friday - 28th April - Beef on a Bun - 5:30-7:30pm

Friday - 28th April - �Progressive Euchre" - 7:30pm - Open to the Public

May 2017 Events

Wednesday - 3rd May - Branch 36 Annual Elections - Upstairs - 8pm

Tuesday - 9th May - Branch 36 Colour Party Practice - 7:00pm

Tuesday - 9th May9th May - Branch 36 Ladies Auxiliary Meeting - 7:00pm

Friday - 12th May - Fish Fry - 4:30-7:00pm

Friday - 12th May - Trivia Night - 7:30pm

Monday - 22nd May - Victoria Day - BRANCH CLOSED

Friday - 26th May - Beef on a Bun - 5:30-7:30pm

Friday - 26th May - "Progressuve Euchre" - 7:30pm - Open to the Public

Sunday  - 28th May - Annual Spring Work Party - 9:00am

June 2017 Events

Sunday - 4th June - Branch 36 D-Day Parade and  Service - Fall in - 9:45am

Friday - 9th June - Wing Night - 5:30-7:30pm

Tuesday - 13th June - Branch 36 Ladies Auxiliary Meeting - 7:00pm

Sunday - 18th June - Family BBQ - Open 2:30pm - Family BBQ - 4:00pm

Tuesday - 20th June - Monthly General Meeting - 8:00pm

July 2017 Events

Saturday - 1st July - Canada Day Good Neighbor BBQ - 2-7pm

Saturday - 1st July - Dundas Modular Railway Open House - 2-6pm

Friday - 14th July - Wing Night - 5:30-7:30pm

Sunday - 16th July - Family BBQ - Open - 2:30pm - Family BBQ - 4-6pm

August 2017 Events

Monday � 7th August � Civic Holiday � Branch closed

Friday - 11th August - Wing Night - 5:30-7:30pm

Sunday - 20th August - Family BBQ - Open - 2:30pm - Family BBQ - 4-6pm

Invite your friends and relatives to Legion events !

New Legion members are always Welcome

Call or visit the Branch for more information

 

Bursary Report - May 2017

The Bursaries are closed now for 2017.  Please see me in September for next year.

The Branch itself also gives (5) five bursaries of $500.00 - only 4 of were given out for the last year????

Mike Alkerton - Bursary Chair

 

Colour Party Report - May 2017

On March 5th the Branch 36 Colour Party had the honour of presenting the colours at the Honours and Awards and Ladies Auxiliary awards Luncheon.  A special presentation took place after the luncheon, at which the Colour Party presented our own Geoff Hodgson with a Royal Canadian Legion Canada 150 medal for his long and excellent service to the Colour Party.

Our Colour Party always has openings for new members.  A few extra members would make it easier in case of illness or unavailability.  Training and help getting uniforms will be provided.  At the moment Branch 36 has an Award winning unit and we�d like to make sure we keep it that way.

Our next practices will be:

Tuesday evening - 9th May, 2017 at 7:00pm

Tuesday evening - 12th September, 2017 at 7:00pm

James Byron - Colour Party Commander - 905-578-2758     


Ways and Means Report - May 2017 - No Report this Month



Banquet Hall Report - May 2017

We are currently in discussions regarding use and prices of the banquet hall.  One of our major items of concern is catering.  As we have fewer catered events and no designated legion caterer we have to decide whether we will continue to provide catering or not. 

Setting dishes, cleaning up afterwards, supplying of linens, and use of the kitchen are all items we are looking at. 

Watch for changes coming in the near future.      

Doug Rivers - 1st Vice President and Banquet Hall Chair


House and Grounds Report - May 2017

 

Hello again comrades.  I always say that I don't have much to report, but I do have a few items of interest - I love the idea of announcing the Spring Cleanup Party, it says that winter is almost gone. 

 

As usual we�ll have a bit of painting to do - like the beer door entrance and our back entrance,  also the barbecue storage shed I built  etc.. 

 

Hello again comrades.   I always say that I don't have much to report, but I do have a few items of interest - I love the idea of announcing the Spring Cleanup Party, it says that winter is almost gone. 

 

As usual we�ll have a bit of painting to do - like the beer door entrance and our back entrance, also the barbecue storage shed that I built, etc.. 

 

I'll borrow my friend Bill Grisdale�s scissor lift and remove the old a/c units from the wall and turn them into a few dollars!!!! 

 

Our smoking tent took a hit in the last windstorm, I'll have a look to see if I can find another bargain, or we fix this one up for one more season ???  Speaking of windstorm - we had one tree crash down at the back gate area, comrade Gord Sharpe and I made it disappear.

 

We had a small situation with the glass washer - it tried to swallow a plastic bottle cap so we gave it the Heimlich maneuver and it seems fine now.

 

All in all were not in too bad shape considering her age and I'd like to give a little shout out to comrade Glenn Ehrlich for keeping her clean and shiny. 

 

P.S. spring work party will be held on Sunday, MAY 28th, see you there!!! to get the Branch in good shape for our Annual D-Day church service parade on Sunday, 4th June.

 

There will be a signup sheet for the work party on the board in the branch and it always helps keep our club in good shape.

 

Thank you all for taking part.                 "Many hands make light work!"

 

Paul Penney - House and Grounds Chair         



Special Events Report - May 2017                                                 

                                                               

Our D-Day memorial church parade is on Sunday, June 4th, 2017.  We hope to have a good turnout of Branch 36 members. 

 

Fall in at the Legion at 09:30am.  At 10:00am we will march to St.James Church to take part in the service at 10:30am.  Those unable to march are invited to join us at the church.  The parade is open to all Legion members.  We will return to the Legion after the church service.

 

Dave Hawthorne � Special Events Chair       

 

Public Relations Report - May 2017 - No Report this Month


Poppy Fund Report - May 2017

 

The Poppy Fund presented Certificates of Appreciation at the Honours and Awards Luncheon to the following Poppy Fund Campaign volunteers:

 

Milt Aucoin             Jim Bolegoh             Jim MacIntyre     

Charlie Parsons     Bill Ralston               Pat Risk    

Doug Rivers           Len Sharpe              Jill Zess

 

Without the help of our volunteers, the Poppy Fund Campaign wouldn�t happen and many worthy organizations wouldn�t benefit from the support of the Poppy Fund.

 

The Poppy Fund also distributed funds to the following:

St.Joseph�s Villa - $15,000

Juravinski Clinic - $15,000

Bob Kemp Hospice - $2,000

 

Our Poppy Fund bank balance as of 28th February, 2017 was:  $109,066.51

 

Jim Byron � Poppy Fund Chair - 905-578-2758


Youth Education Report - May 2017

Poster & Literary Contest awards were recently presented to a number of students in recognition of their essays, poems and posters commemorating Remembrance.

 

Students in Grades 1- 12 provided their creativity in writing and art based a variety of themes about our Canadian men and women who went to war and, especially, about those who did not come back.


Rehoboth Christian School, which has actively participated in our Remembrance activities for 38 years, conducted two student assemblies � one senior and one junior - where we were able to present six students with medallions, framed certificates and gifts.

 

There were over 150 students and teachers in each Rehoboth assembly who warmly applauded the Remembrance contest achievements of these young students.


Another school, Immaculate Conception, had a full assembly of approximately 600 students and teachers along with dozens of parents in which one student was recognized for three awards in our contest. The joyous expression on the young student's face was representative of her excitement


Whenever possible, parents are encouraged to be a part of the presentation of the awards. In this case, at the Immaculate Conception School assembly, the student's mother and father each proudly draped a medallion over their daughter's shoulders.


There is an ongoing remarkable story of a local family's participation in our annual contest. Of the six young home-taught siblings shown in this photo, the two older girls have accumulated nine awards over the past three years. Every visit to this family is a heart-warming experience


This year, one young girl received three awards for her posters. In anticipation of my visit, she created another poster depicting me in my Legion uniform carry medals and a certificate.

 

Once again, the Annual Poster & Literary Contest has been successful in reaching out to our students to commemorate the valour and sacrifices of our soldiers and veterans.



Veterans Services Report - May 2017


Comrades, as your Branch Service Officer I can best assist the Veterans of our branch by identifying those with unmet health needs and possible benefits from Veterans Affairs Canada(VAC) and all referrals are kept confidential.  To take the first step to your possible

VAC benefits contact the Branch for an appointment.

 

Rick Valois - 2nd Vice President / Veterans Services Chair


Honours and Awards Report - May 2017

 

The Honours and Awards and the Ladies Auxiliary presentations went very well, having it on a Sunday afternoon for the first time, and everyone who attended enjoyed the meal provided. 

 

You, the membership, must think about recognizing next year those who help make Branch 36 such a great Legion and nominate people for Certifications of Appreciaton, or even nominate them to be

Legionnaire of the Year.

 

Bill Ralston - 2nd Vice President and Honours and Awards Chair



Entertainment Report - May 2017

 

As the Entertainment season winds down, Bob and I would like to remind everyone of the free Easter Egg hunt April 15th.  It's open to the general public and all we ask is that you bring a donation for the food bank.

 

The final Trivia Night will be in May, and be sure to check out the new Euchre Night after Beef on a Bun.  Both are open to the general public and only cost $5 a player. 

 

Lastly, thank you to all those who have helped support Bob and I during our time as Entertainment Co-Chairs.  We appreciate the support and hope to see you out at events next year!

 

Chris Turner - Entertainment Co-Chair



Branch 36 - Upcoming Events � February 2017

President's Meat Draw - Every Saturday - 3-4pm

6 chances to win every week

Weekly Meat Draw - Every Saturday - 4:30pm

2 chances to win every week - put your Looney in an envelope at the Bar with your name and phone number 

February 2017 Events

Wednesday - 8th February - Branch 36 Ladies Auxiliary Meeting - 7:00pm

(Above L.A. meeting was rescheduled from 14th February)

Friday - 10th February - Fish Fry - 4:30-7:00pm

Friday - 10th February - Trivia Night - 7:30pm

Saturday - 11th February - Valentine Dance -  Little Peter and the Elegants. 

Tickets $25 - available at the bar.  Late night snack included.  Public is Welcome. 

Doors Open at 7pm music at 8pm. 

Tuesday - 14th February - Branch 36 Colour Party Practice - 7:00pm

Tuesday - 21st February - Monthly General Meeting in the Wentworth room - 8:00pm

Friday - 24th February - Beef on a Bun - 5:30-7:30pm

March 2017 Events

Sunday - 5th March - Honours & Awards and Ladies Auxiliary Presentations Banquet

Open - 12:30pm    Dinner - 1:00pm  Tickets on sale at the bar

Friday - 10th March - Fish Fry - 4:30-7:00pm

Friday - 10th March - Trivia Night - 7:30pm

Tuesday - 14th March - Branch 36 Colour Party Practice - 7:00pm

Tuesday - 14th March - Branch 36 Ladies Auxiliary Meeting - 7:00pm

Friday - 17th March - St.Patrick's Day Celebration - 7:30pm

with music from DJ - Open to the Public and admission is Free.

Tuesday - 21st March - Bi-Annual General Meeting upstairs � 8:00pm

Friday - 24th March - Beef on a Bun - 5:30-7:30pm

April 2017 Events

Friday - 7th April - Fish Fry - 4:30-7:00pm

Friday - 7th April - Trivia Night - 7:30pm

Tuesday - 11th April - Branch 36 Colour Party Practice - 7:00pm

Tuesday - 11th April - Branch 36 Ladies Auxiliary Meeting - 7:00pm

Friday - 14th April - Good Friday - BRANCH CLOSED

Saturday - 15th April - 6th Annual Easter Egg Hunt - 8:30am

Sunday - 16th April - Easter Sunday - BRANCH CLOSED

Monday - 17th April - Easter Monday - BRANCH CLOSED

Friday - 21st April - Beef on a Bun - 5:30-7:30pm

Invite your friends and relatives to Legion events !

New Legion Members are Always Welcome

Call or visit the Branch for more information


Bursary Report - February 2017

Applications for the Belec Bursary for 2017 are now closed.

The Ontario Command Bursary is open until 1st March, 2017.  If you have any questions please feel free to call me - 905-628-2822 (my home number).

Mike Alkerton - Bursary Chair

 

Canteen Report - February 2017

You may have noticed a few changes in our bar staff over the last month.  We wish to welcome Pam back after a few weeks off during her move.  She is now back on her regular weekend schedule rotating with Judy. 

Candace has left us for another position closer to her home and we all wish her success in her new job and many thanks for her service with us. 

We have had a few evenings when we could not supply bar staff for the dart players upstairs and I wish to thank them for their understanding and patience.  We are currently in the process of training a new hire, that will bring our staffing up to be able to serve all of our patrons in the efficient and courteous style which they are accustomed.

Doug Rivers - 1st Vice President and Canteen Chair

 

Colour Party Report - February 2017

Our Colour Party always has openings for new members. A few extra members would make it easier in case of illness or unavailability. Training and help getting uniforms will be provided. At the moment Dundas has an Award winning unit and we�d like to make sure we keep it that way.

Our next practices will be:

Tuesday evening February 14th at 7:00 pm.

Tuesday evening March 14th at 7:00 pm.

Tuesday evening April 11th at 7:00 pm.

Tuesday evening May 9th at 7:00 pm.

James Byron (Colour Party Commander) - 905-578-2758

 

Ways & Means Report - February 2017 - No Report this issue


Banquet Hall Report - February 2017

The Banquet Hall and the Wentworth Room still have some available openings. 

If you are considering an event, from an intimate gathering to a larger function such as a Stag and Doe or large party, please contact the office at 905-627-7221 for more information on rentals and availability.

Doug Rivers - 1st Vice President and Banquet Hall Chair

 

House and Grounds Report - February 2017

Well comrades I don't have a lot to write about this time, basically a big thank you to all who attended our Fall Work Party:  Mike Alkerton, Pat Dumayne, Hugh Graham, Fred Haddock, Doug Harvey, Dave Hawthorne, Sandra Hicks, Stan Hicks, Brian Holme, Geoff Hodgson, Marie Kobylinski, Bill Leckie, Janice Mancini, Peter Martin, Jack Murnaghan, Paul Penney, Doug Rivers, Linda Rivers, Caitlin Robinson, Leanne Robinson, Helmut Schiller, Leo Shaidle, Gord Sharpe, Greg Sherring, Jim Sherring, Dave Steele and Bryan(Doc) White - it was a great success. 

I give a special shout out to Jack Murnaghan and Denny Moyer for the use of their trailers, it's quite a cost saving.  As always we had a nice lunch provided by Peter Martin, Marie Kobylinski and Sandra Hicks.

After all the talking we have done, the upstairs lobby and stairs to the Banquet hall have had new flooring installed.  I would like to say THANK YOU to comrades Gord Sharpe for taking control of the flooring job, and with the assistance of Ken Ingram they have completed the stairs and the flooring outside the Banquet hall.  Please take notice the next time you go up to the Banquet hall, it�s made quite a difference.

We also have had an inspection on our heating system by Archie Horne and Son per a request from our insurance company.  We had a clean bill of health and it was suggested we install a single stage controller to better control the heat.  This will save money on the gas bill.

At this time we don�t have much more going on mechanically.  Anyway I think we all love our club and we�ll always survive because of all those who volunteer their time and energy to keep our costs down - THANK YOU !!!

Paul Penney - House and Grounds Chair

 

Special Events Report - February 2017

90th Anniversary Dance:  Nov. 4th - Thanks to Gord Sharpe and Doug Rivers for helping to organize and run the dance.  Doug did an amazing job on the decorations.  Food was outstanding thanks to Marie Kobylinski, Marilyn Latchford and the girls.  The dance was well attended.  Thanks to those who continue to support Legion events.  Door prize was provided by SHED Brewery.  Peter and the Elegants put on a great show.  They will be returning for the Valentine�s dance - Make sure you get your tickets early!

Remembrance Day Service:  Nov. 11th - Thanks to the many people, groups, and attendees who made our 2016 Remembrance Day Ceremony a success.  It takes a number of committed volunteers to ensure that our veterans - both living and deceased are properly honoured as they should be.  Attendance at Remembrance Day Ceremonies has been increasing yearly - this was clearly evident by the large crowd at the Dundas service.  It is especially inspiring to see many school children and young people present.  At the Branch afterwards Dundas Central School grade 1 and 2 students dropped off art work and letters of thanks to our Veterans that brought laughter and tears to many.

Special thanks are in order to:  The senior Branch 36 Vets who attended:  Joe Freelove, Dorothy Foord, Stan Rankine, Alec Hunter, Bruce DeLottenville, Flip Floyd, Murray Floyd, Bill Hyslop.  Drivers Paul Penny and Stan Hicks.  Golf cart supplier for the event was Glen Burgess at Skyway Lawn Equipment. 

The following also should be thanked for making this event a success:  Branch President Gord Sharpe for his inspiring words, Mike Alkerton and Bryan White for organizing the wreath presentation, Jim Byron Colour Party Commander and the Colour Party, Parade Commander Mike Coit Master Warrant Officer, Archdeacon Jim Sandilands for his words of comfort, Mr. Todd Smith and the Dundas Valley Secondary School Band with extra thanks to Derek DeGelder who stepped in at the last minute to provide the Last Post and Reveille, Dan McLean for the sound system, Bev Brooks representing the Silver Cross Mothers, Dundas Pipes and Drums, 11th Field battery, 735 Firebird Squadron Air Cadets, RCSCC Dundas - Sea Cadet Corps, 2865 Battalion Army Cadet Corps, all Cadet groups who provided the overnight vigil on the 10th/11th November, Wayne Peters - Flag attendant, City of Hamilton Roads, Parks, and Recreation departments, Arlene Vanderbeek - City Councillor, Ted McMeeckin - MPP, Marie Kobylinski, Terri Kobylinski, Marilyn Latchford, Judy Wilson, Sandra Hicks and Bev Westoby for the excellent food, and the Hamilton Police Service.

Dave Hawthorne - 3rd Vice President and Special Events Chair

 

Public Relations Report - February 2017

I would like to take this opportunity to welcome back Paul Wright who was a sponsor of The  Bullytin for many years. 

Paul Wright has resumed his sponsorship with �Paul Wright Photography�.   I hope you visit his web site at paul@pwright.photo and view his many photographs featuring the best of the surrounding area�s wildlife and landscapes, most of which have been taken within 15km of Dundas.

Sponsorships help to defray the costs of printing and distributing this newsletter to all Branch 36 members.  I hope you will take note of our sponsors and if need be take business to them in appreciation of their sponsorship of this newsletter.  Anyone can become a sponsor for a small fee for each issue.

Peter Whittaker - Public Relations Chair

 

Legion Branch Poppy Fund - February 2017

The Poppy Fund was very successful during our last campaign and I�m extremely pleased to thank all the people who gave so generously of their time and money.

Thanks to their efforts I�m pleased to announce that so far we�ve raised $89,980.05 which will be used to help our veterans and their widows.

Starting on December 7th I was able to distribute 205 poinsettias to the Nursing and Retirement Homes in Ancaster, Dundas and Hamilton.

Our Veterans Dinner took place on December 7th as well and we had 21 Veterans and 18 caregivers in attendance.

On January 7th I was presented with a very generous donation of a $500 cheque from the Dutch Canadian Legion. If any members of Dutch ancestry would be interested in connecting with this group, please call Chris at 905-520-0456.

James Byron (Poppy Fund Chairman)         905-578-2758


Youth Education Report - February 2017

Annual Literary & Poster Contest

The Branch 36 2016 Remembrance Poster & Literary Contest had 103 entries from Grades 1-12 students. The majority of the submissions were from younger students from Grades 1-9 with posters being more popular than essays or poems.

The next level of judging is at the Zone level with, hopefully, some of our students' work proceeding to the District, Provincial and Dominion levels.

Every year, new schools are getting involved and with a fortunate supply of judges, the branch's Annual Poster & Literary Contest continues to make inroads with the community and with the students.

Tony Bratschitch - Youth Education Chair

 

Veterans Services Report - February 2017

Comrades, as your Branch Service Officer I can best assist the Veterans of our branch by identifying those with unmet health needs and possible benefits from Veterans Affairs Canada(VAC) and all referrals are kept confidential. 

To take the first step to your possible VAC benefits contact the Branch for an appointment.

Rick Valois - Veterans Services Chair


Honours and Awards Report - February 2017

The Branch 36 Honours and Awards Banquet will be held this year on the afternoon of Sunday,

5th March, 2017 at 1pm.  A list will be posted in the second week of February, 2017 of Branch 36 members who are eligible to receive updated Legion Years of Service pins. 

You should come and enjoy the meal and receive your updated Years of Service pins.

Attention All Members:  At the Banquet we present Legion Certificates of Merit and Legion Certificates of Appreciation to those who help Branch 36 in some way that should be appreciated.

You, the membership of Branch 36, are invited to nominate people for these certificates and also to nominate someone for the Legionnaire of the Year award.

Bill Ralston - 2nd Vice President and Honours and Awards Chair

 

Entertainment Report - February 2017

The Valentine Dance tickets are at the bar and going fast!  Each ticket is $25 and includes a late night dinner, as well as the amazing performance of Little Peter and the Elegants.  Once the tickets are gone, they are gone, so first come first serve.

After that will be the St Patty's dance in the clubroom, Friday March 17th.  Come dressed in green and dance the night away with a DJ.  This is a free event and is open to the public so please tell your friends, and bring them all with you! 

As always, the Trivia continues after the Fish Fry nights until the Summer.  $5 per person and teams of up to 6.  Prizes for the top 3 teams, and all those in attendance get to hang out with Bob and I free of charge.

Lastly, the LA is talking about starting a Euchre Night after Beef on a Bun night.  Watch the website or join our Facebook page to get details as they become available.

Chris Turner - Entertainment Co-Chair



 

Branch 36 - Upcoming Events � November 2016


President's Meat Draw - Every Saturday - 3pm

Weekly Meat Draw - Every Saturday - 4:30pm

 

October 2016 Events

Friday - 28th October - Beef on a Bun - 5:30-7:30pm

Friday - 28th October - 2015 Poppy Fund Campaign Kick Off Day

 

November 2016 Events

Friday � 4th November � Legion 90th Birthday Dance Celebration

Sunday - 6th  November - Fall Work Party - 9:00am

Tuesday - 8th November - Branch 36 Colour Party Practice - 7:00pm

Friday - 11th November - Remembrance Day Parade and Service

10:15am - Parade falls in at Memorial Square/Dundas Firehall

10:30am - Parade marches to Memorial at Community Centre

10:45am - Memorial service commences

Parade marches to Branch 36 site

Reception - 12  noon    /    Presentations -12:30pm in Banquet Hall upstairs

Friday - 18th  November - Fish Fry - 4:30-7:00pm

Friday - 18th  November - Trivia Night - 7:30pm

Friday - 25th  November - Beef on a Bun - 5:30-7:30pm

Saturday - 26th November - Dundas Modular Railway Flea Market - 10-3pm

 

December 2016 Events

Friday - 2nd December - Sports Turkey Roll, Early Bird Draw, L.A. Annual Draw

& Ladies Auxiliary Annual Draw - 7pm for tickets - draws at 8:00pm

Wednesday - 7th December - Veterans Christmas Dinner Bar - 5:30pm

Friday - 9th  December - Fish Fry - 4:30-7:00pm

Friday - 9th  December - Trivia Night - 7:30pm

Tuesday - 13th December - Branch 36 Colour Party Practice - 7:00pm

Saturday - 24th  December - Carol Singing Contest - 12-5pm - close at 5:00pm

Sunday - 25th  December - Christmas Day - Branch Closed

Monday - 26th  December - Boxing Day - Branch Closed

Tuesday - 27th December - Branch Closed

Saturday - 31st December - New Year's Eve Celebration - 8pm - FREE

 

January 2017

Sunday - 1st  January - New Year�s - Branch Closed

Monday - 2nd January - Branch Closed

Tuesday - 10th January - Branch 36 Colour Party Practice - 7:00pm

Friday - 13th  January - Fish Fry - 4:30-7:00pm

Friday - 13th  January - Trivia Night - 7:30pm

Tuesday - 17th January - General Meeting in Wentworth Room - 8pm

Friday - 27th January - Beef on a Bun - 5:30-7:30pm

 

 

Bursary Report � November 2016

 

We still have lots of Ontario Bursary forms and  Belek Bursary forms available.  These are for students doing full-time post secondary education.

 

For eligibility and forms please contact me at home at 905-628-2822, or here at the branch

at 905-627-7221.

 

Mike Alkerton - Bursary Chair

 

 

Canteen Report � November 2016

 

Sales of our local craft beer from SHED breweries have proven to be a big success.  Sales have exceeded previous sales of the brand it replaced.  The security cameras are now all up and running, and a monitor will be installed in the banquet hall bar at a later date.  There seemed to be some interference at the end of the bar location so the machine has been moved into the office and is working just fine!

 

Doug Rivers - 1st Vice President and Canteen Chair

 

 

Colour Party Report - November 2016

      

On 18th August the Colour Party took part in the Dundas Cactus Festival Parade.  On October 2nd the Colour Party attended the Legion convention in St.Catharines with the hopes of attending a Colour Party competition.  Due to excessive rain, the competition was cancelled and an indoor service took place.   Although we missed out taking part in the competition, we all enjoyed ourselves and the day.  The rain of course stopped as soon as the indoor service was completed.

 

Our Colour Party always has openings for new members.  A few extra members would make it easier in case of illness or unavailability.  Training and help getting uniforms will be provided.  At the moment our Dundas Branch 36 Colour Party has an award winning unit and we�d like to keep it that way.

 

New members are invited to any of our practices which will be held on the following dates:

                                  Tuesday evening - 11th October at 7:00pm

                                  Tuesday evening - 8th November at 7:00pm

                                  Tuesday evening - 13th December at 7:00pm

                                  Tuesday evening � 10th January at 7:00pm

                                  Tuesday evening � 14th February at 7:00pm

 

Jim Byron - Colour Party Commander   (905-578-2758)

 

 

Ways & Means Report - November 2016 - NO REPORT THIS MONTH

 

 

Banquet Hall Report - November 2016

 

Thanks to Paul Penney we will soon be starting on work to improve the stairway leading to the banquet hall.  We are just trying to schedule the work when we have a few days that the hall is not being used.  I would like to recognize and give a special thanks (as you should) to some people who�s work is extremely important but seldom thought about or mentioned.  The first is Jeff, our custodian who does a terrific job of keeping everything neat and clean, and also setting up the tables and chairs for different functions in the banquet hall.  Thanks Jeff!  Next is Lisa, who nobody ever sees because she comes in during the mornings on weekends to do the cash and prepare the tills for the bar staff.  Thanks Lisa!  Last but by no means least is Dale.  She is basically the eyes and ears of our branch.  She is officially the treasurer, paying the bills, managing all the ledgers etc., but her work day touches on every aspect of our branch�s activities.  When you have a question, chances are she is to go-to person for an answer.  She has helped me immensely during my short time here and I think we should all say thank you for the job (jobs) she does.  Thanks Dale!

 

Doug Rivers - 1st Vice President and Banquet Hall Chair

 

 

House and Grounds Report - November 2016

 

I�m happy we have solved an issue with the kitchen air conditioning - it wasn�t serious just a breaker switch was off.  It's good to see the air conditioning units that we installed are doing a good job keeping the Canteen and Wentworth room comfy.

 

I have almost finished a small building for storing the BBQs - I scrounged most of the materials from Turkstra Lumber, and the shingles were free as well and I have sent them a thank you letter.  I will now be going to Aerloc Aluminum to try to scrounge some sheeting to cover it.

 

Now that all these jobs are being completed, maybe we can finally get to retiling the stairs and landing leading to the Banquet Hall.

 

Time flies when the weather is so good and we are already thinking of the Fall Work Party which will be on Sunday, 6th November.  I have put up a signup sheet in the Branch and hope that we get the usual good turnout of volunteers to spruce up the Branch, prior to the Remembrance Day Parade and Service.

 

If anyone can think of something which would improve the look of our Branch please tell comrade Gord Sharpe or myself.  Enough said, Thank You to all.

 

Paul Penney - House Chair                                              "Many hands make light work!"

 

 

Special Events Report - November 2016                                                                                            

 

Volunteers built the Legion�s float for the Dundas

Cactus Festival parade and the Branch 36 members

who rode on it in the parade enjoyed a great ride

through town.

 

Remembrance Day Parade and Service Schedule

 

All Legion members and veterans are urged to take

part in the parade, or the service at the War

Memorial outside the Community Centre on King Street West. 

 

On Friday, 11th November the Remembrance Day Parade will form up at Sydenham and King Streets in Dundas with the following schedule: 

10:15am - Parade fall in

10:30am - Parade marches off to Memorial at Community Center 

10:45am - Remembrance Service at memorial                                                                                   

12 noon  - After the service the parade will march to the Branch for refreshments.

 

Dave Hawthorne - Special Events Chair       

 

 

Public Relations Report - November 2016

 

Fulfill your Legion Oath - Distribute Poppies!

 

Volunteering to distribute Poppies in the Dundas Poppy Fund campaign is a small part that you can play and make a big difference.  Last year your efforts in distributing Poppies resulted in contributions of $15,000 to the Juravinski Hospital for Cancer Research, and $15,000 dollars to St.Joseph�s Villa in Dundas for use in care of veterans residing at the Villa.

 

You don�t have to take time off work to do it, just volunteer a few hours in one evening and you will make a difference to veterans and the community in which you live.  The community out there wants to contribute to the fund, we just have to get out there and receive the contributions and in return a Poppy to recognize the donation.

 

The sign-up sheet for volunteers to distribute Poppies is now posted, add your name and fulfill the oath you made when you joined the Legion.

 

Peter Whittaker - Public Relations Chair  

 

 

Legion Branch 36 Poppy Fund Report - November 2016

                                                

The Poppy Fund forwarded $2,000 to the Parkwood Veterans Hospital in London, Ontario.

 

The Poppy Fund request to spend the following amounts on November 11th was approved at the Branch 36 General meeting which took place on September 20th and submitted for approval to Provincial Command.

 

The Salvation Army - $3,000.00

Blackadar�s - $2,000.00

Highgate Retirement Home - $2,000.00

Shalom Village - $2,000.00

Wentworth Lodge - $2,000.00

735 Firebird Air Cadet Squadron -  $3,000.00

R.C.S.C.C..Dundas Sea Cadets - $3,000.00                        

2865 Artillery Army Cadets - $3,000.00

Elevator expense - $4,447.80                 

 

The current balance in the Poppy Fund Trust is $66,935.59

 

Jim Byron - Poppy Chairman   (905-578-2758)

 

 

Youth Education Report - November 2016 - NO REPORT THIS MONTH

 

 

Veterans Services Report - November 2016

 

Comrades, as your Branch Service Officer I can best assist the Veterans of our branch by identifying those with unmet health needs and possible benefits from Veterans Affairs Canada(VAC) and all referrals are kept confidential.  To take the first step to your possible

VAC benefits contact the Branch for an appointment.

 

Rick Valois - 2nd Vice President / Veterans Services Chair

 

 

Honours and Awards Report - November 2016

 

*** Upcoming Event:***  The Veterans Christmas dinner is coming up on Wednesday 7th December with the Bar opening at 5:30 and the Dinner starting at 6:00pm.  Get tickets at the bar.

 

Bill Ralston - 2nd Vice President and Honours and Awards Chair

 

 

Entertainment Report � November 2016 

 

Trivia begins following the Fish Fry as of October, and occurs monthly until the Spring.  Teams of up to 6 are welcome, and it only costs $5/player.  We ask that you be there for 7:30pm to register your team so that we can start right at 8:00pm.

 

Little Peter and the Elegants performed at our Valentine dance earlier this year, and are back on November 4th to perform at a dance celebrating the Legion�s 90th birthday,  so get your tickets early at the bar or from Dave Hawthorne.

 

Please also join us for our first Comedy Night at the Legion December 10th featuring the comedy stylings of Ben Guyatt and a Guest Performer.  Watch the website and Facebook to learn more as the date approaches.  Please feel free to approach Bob or I about tickets, and tickets will also be available at the bar.  There will be limited seating so please get the tickets early.

 

Chris Turner - Entertainment Chair





Branch 36 - Upcoming Events - August 2016

August 2016 Events

Thursday - 18th August - volunteers build Legion�s float - 9:30am

Thursday - 18th August - Ride float in Cactus Festival Paraded - 5:30pm

Sunday - 21st August - Family BBQ    Open - 2:30pm    BBQ - 4-6pm

September 2016 Events

President's Meat Draw - Starts on Saturday 10th September - 3-4pm

Weekly Meat Draw - Every Saturday - 4:30pm

Monday - 5th September - Labour Day - Statutory Holiday - CLOSED

Thursday - 8th September - Lady�s Thursday Darts Registratrion - 7pm

Thursday - 8th September - Men�s Thursday Darts Registration - 7pm

    Members of the Public are invited to play in the Thursday Men's Winter Dart    

    League but must become Legion members to play iin subsequent years.

Friday - 9th September - Fish Fry - 4:30-7:00pm

Sunday - 11th September - Registration - Sunday Mixed Darts - 2pm

Monday - 12th September - Monday Night Valley Mixed Darts - 8pm

Tuesday - 13th September - Branch 36 Colour Party Practice - 7pm

Tuesday - 13th September - Branch 36 Ladies Auxiliary Meeting - 7pm

Sunday - 18th September - Start of Legion Week

Tuesday - 20th September - Bi-Annual General Meeting - 8pm

Wednesday - 21st September - Snooker Challenge vs HAFA - 7pm

Friday - 23rd September - Beef on a Bun - 5:30-7:30pm

Friday - 23rd September - Turkey Roll - 8pm

Saturday - 24th September - Legion Triathlon - register 12:00-12:30pm

Monday - 26th September - Men�s Snooker Starts Tonight - 7:00pm

Wednesday - 28th September - Mixed Shuffleboard League - Open House and Registration - 7:30pm

Wednesday - 28th September - Lady�s Snooker Starts Tonight - 7:30pm

October 2016 Events

President's Meat Draw - Every Saturday - 3-4pm

Weekly Meat Draw - Every Saturday - 4:30pm

Sunday 9th October - Thanksgiving - Branch CLOSED

Monday 10th October - Thanksgiving - Branch CLOSED

Tuesday - 11th October - Branch 36 Colour Party Practice - 7pm

Tuesday - 11th October - Branch 36 Ladies Auxiliary Meeting - 7pm

Friday - 14th October - Fish Fry - 4:30-7:00pm

Friday - 14th October - First Trivia Night of the season - 7:30pm

Friday - 28th October - 2015 Poppy Fund Campaign Kick-off Day

Friday - 28th October - Beef on a Bun - 5:30-7:30pm

November 2016 Events

Friday - 4th November - Legion 90th Birthday Dance - 8:00pm

 

Bursary Report - August 2016

Quite a number of students received Legion Bursaries last year.  Most of them sent thank you notes, which gives us a sense of accomplishment.  This is because when we hand out an application we never hear about it unless the student tells us.

Again this year there will be (5) five �Belec Bursary� awards given out by Branch 36.  There is a difference in the eligibility for these awards. 

Please contact me in September for both these awards.

Mike Alkerton - Bur