By Mary Ann Misfeldt
Legionaires – Where were you?
On Tuesday, May 12, a formal Legion meeting could not be held due to the lack of a quorum.
It only takes 13 members to hold a legal meeting – we had 12. Comrades! Friends of the Legion! We are going to lose our branch if we do not get members to attend these meetings and volunteers to help the half dozen people who are trying to do all the work now.
We need volunteers to run our meat draws, cook our steak dinners, work on committees, to come up with new ideas for fund raising.
What would you like to see happening in the branch? What would peak your interest so that you came in more often and/or got involved in the activities?
How are we going to look after our veterans, the people who are responsible for our very being if the Legion in Terrace has to close its doors?
How are we going to make thousands of dollars in donations to youth, seniors, hospitals and other things in our community?
In four years Branch 13 will be celebrating 100 years of service as a veterans organization in Terrace. Will we still be open?
It won’t be much of a celebration if there’s a big closed sign on the door will it? It’s up to you. Come out and help or say good by to a part of our heritage.
Applications for bursaries are available at the branch for students who are looking for assistance to further their education. Adult students are welcome to apply.
Branch 13 through the Frank Morris Benevolent Fund has some monies available to assist youth and adults to take advanced education – university, college, trades training – all are acceptable.
There are some restrictions on this particular fund i.e. a parent, grandparent or great grandparent must have been in the military.
We have a new addition to our Saturday afternoon meat draws. Every second Saturday there is a trivia challenge held in between meat draws.
There is no charge for this. You can play on your own, you can play with a friend or you can get a whole group together to earn the bragging rights of being the most knowledgeable person or team.
There is a prize for the winner and you get your name on the trophy for the week. May 30 will be the next one, then June 13 and every second Saturday there after.
Don’t forget the garage sale May 30 from 8 a.m. till noon. Donations are welcome.
If you need assistance taking items to the branch call them at 250-635-5825 and arrangements can be made.
You don’t have to have a military connection to join the legion.
If you are a Canadian citizen and agree with the ideals and principles of the Royal Canadian Legion you can be a remember.
Your Legion needs you – if you love your freedom, thank a vet. Join The Legion.
We will Remember Them
Mary Ann Misfeldt is the public relations chair for Branch 13, the Royal Canadian Legion in Terrace, B.C.