Legion Cde. Peter Crompton poses with the top three award winners in the Junior Poem Contest

Legion wraps up the year

Contest winners awarded, elections of executives and discussion of plans for renovations are highlights of December meeting

By Mary Ann Misfeldt

A good turnout of members laid the groundwork for the coming year at the annual Election Meeting held in the Branch on December 10th.

Cde. Ray Hallock was elected President for a second term as was Cde. Les Annandale for Vice-President and Cde. Brian Kirkaldy as Treasurer. Cde. Francois Godet was elected again as Secretary and there was a mix of new and returning directors with Cdes. Peter Crompton, Be Gomes, Moe Naguib, Brian Mcintyre and Steve Little being elected.

Congratulations to all the Executive and good luck for the ensuing term of office.

Ms. Anne Evans reported that the Ladies Auxiliary had elected their incoming executive with Anne Evans as President, Donna Statch as Secretary, Terry Foster as Treasurer and Jesse Gowe as a Director. Congratulations Ladies. We wish you a productive year.

There was considerable discussion on cosmetics planned to give our much loved but ancient building a facelift and the members voted to have the Executive proceed with the plans as presented so the new Executive will have their work cut out for them.

Cde. Peter Crompton presented awards to three students from the Suwilaawks School for their entries in the Jr. Poem contest. There were 16 entries.

First place went to McKenzie Lyons, second place to Anika Juergensen and third place to Irene Stevens.

Ms. Lyons’ entry will now advance to the Zone competitions.

The Legion would like to thank the teacher Ms. T. Radelet for her efforts in promoting this Legion sponsored Poem, Poster, Essay and Video Contest designed to make the youth of our communities aware of the sacrifices of their ancestors.

Cde. Crompton was recognized by the members present for his many years of excellent work with the Poppy Campaign as well as with this contest.

There were reminders of the ever popular Choir Night being held on Dec. 21st in the Branch with all members and bona fide guests welcome and also of the New Year’s Eve party.

The Sports Chairperson reminded darts enthusiasts that Thursday nights from 6 p.m. to 8, there is drop-in darts in the Branch.

From Branch #13 of the Royal Canadian Legion to the citizens of Terrace and surrounding area, we wish you a Merry Christmas and a happy and healthy New Year.

We will Remember Them

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