Are you ready for Legion Week?
Branch 142 is, and we will be continuing our
‘open door’ policy throughout the period from
September 21st. to the 27th, and
taking time from the seemingly never ending hard work and
dedication it takes to have a successful branch in
today’s complex environment.
It is also a time to reflect on just how blessed we
all are to be part of this member driven organization
which has had such a positive and significant impact on
Legion Week is when we take the opportunity to show off
our branch to non-members, to be ambassadors of our
organization and all the benefits membership offers,
whether it is sports, cards, comradeship, social
activities along with our youth programs, our seniors’
programs and our service to our veterans and serving
Legion Branches across the province work together with
their affiliated organization, the Ladies Auxiliary, to
raise funds in support of the many programs within Ontario
Command of the Royal Canadian Legion.
It will interest you to know that due to the hard
work of our ladies, The Ladies’ Auxiliary to Branch 142
donated $20,000 to our Branch this past fiscal year and
are well on our way to another successful year despite the
dreaded aging process and dwindling numbers.
We look forward to welcoming some new and
enthusiastic members to help us raise funds in support of
the many programs within The Royal Canadian Legion and you
will be welcomed with open arms.
We will have our own kick-off to Legion Week with
our monthly Perch Dinner on Friday, September 19th
at 4:00 pm, the Veterans’ Dinner on Wednesday, September
24th, Men’s and Ladies’ Night on Thursday,
September 25th and closing the week with the
Neil Diamond Tribute Show on Saturday, September 27th.
Of course, all the regularly scheduled events will
be taking place as usual.