Legion is nearly history

Urgent need for new members or doors will close...

Contributed by Cmde Peter Crompton

WELL ANOTHER summer is about to enter the history books, and the Branch has survived another bleak period.

It won’t be much longer and our Branch here in Terrace will also be in the history books.

We need new members, and remember our membership is open to all, not just ex-service personnel and their families. If you support the Legion’s cause and are willing to work for that cause, we at Branch 13 need you. Those that are members need to show it – no quorum again for the September meeting. We cannot conduct business without the support of our members.

I can now tell that the October general meeting is critical. We need a nominations committee chair. This is a must, so please consider volunteering. We need help with our Poppy and Remembrance Campaign. You the members need to know our financial situation – we need your input. We are a little under seven years from our 100th Anniversary here in Terrace; at this moment reaching that anniversary is in jeopardy.

Our lounge is open Monday to Thursday at 4 p.m., and Friday and Saturday at 3 p.m. If each of our present members came in just once a week for one beverage, my writing would be much brighter. Bring a guest, show them around, look at some of our history, and meet your fellow comrades.

Our steak nights, first Friday of each month are still well attended, and why not – $10 with all the fresh trimmings cannot not be beat. Our Saturday afternoon meat draws starting at 4:30 p.m. are still going, but attendance has dropped off, hopefully as winter sets in this will change.

Our veterans monthly dinners will not be as regular as past years. There will be one on October 18, dinner served at 5:30 p.m. and we will be helping Comrade Otto Lindstrom to celebrate his 96th birthday. Other veterans dinners will be January 17, 2013, March 14 and May 16.

On Sunday 11th November, we will be having our usual Remembrance Day Dinner. Tickets will be made available sometime in October.

Other events to look forward to are, Grey Cup Day. Food will be available on that Sunday. Also Choir night is well in hand, Cmde Fern George has this under control. Next Steak Night is October 3 from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Next general meeting October 9 at 7 p.m. WE WILL REMEMBER THEM.