Contributed by Cmde Peter Crompton
As we head towards the summer months, the next few weeks will be a busy time at the Branch.
Our May steak night was held last Friday, and last night was our May General meeting.
On Saturday May 14th we are holding a Garage Sale at the Branch starting at 9 a.m., going until about 1p.m., so if you have any items you wish to pass on please have them at the Branch sometime Thursday after 4 p.m. and on Friday after 3p.m. At the moment our storage is very limited.
Our usual Meat draw will go ahead on that day at 4p.m.
On Saturday May 21, starting at 3:30p.m. we will be holding our annual Honour and Awards Day, this year we will be recognizing Cmde Harold Wyatt for 50 years of service, and Cmde Leslie Bryant for 55 years. More than 100 of our members are being recognized on this day, and I hope that those invited will all be in attendance.
The North West Zone Commander Cmde Doug Misfeldt will be in attendance, and will be recognizing the achievements of some of our local students who where successful at the Zone level of our Remembrance Poem, Poster and Essay contest. Students receiving these awards are Rhett Mutschke, Joshua DeCario, Markus Lillie, Cody Kirby, with a special award from the BC/Yukon Command for the winner of the Provincial Junior Poem entry from Emily Barron. Congratulations to all.
There will be refreshments served following these presentations, and the usual Meat Draw will take place from 4:30p.m. to 6p.m.
There will be a Veterans Dinner on Thursday, May 19, with dinner being served at 5:30p.m. Invitations will be in the mail shortly for the “D” Day Dinner being held on Sunday, June 5. This is by invitation only, and we would like those intending to come to let the Branch know by May 30th. The Branch will be open on that Sunday at 4p.m. and dinner will be served at 5p.m.
Comrades, your President Cmde Debbie Sinnott and her executive are doing everything possible to keep our Branch in operation, but we need to see more of you. Stop in and say Hi, and have a chat with friends, pass on your ideas. We have eight years to go to make it to 100 years that we as an organization have been supporting our community.
Next Steak Night is Friday, June 3. Next General meeting before the summer break is Tuesday, June 14 at 8p.m. Next Veterans Dinner, is Thursday, May 19 at 5:30p.m. “D-Day” Dinner, by invitation is Sunday June 5, with dinner served at 5p.m.
WE WILL REMEMBER THEM