Terrace’s Royal Canadian Legion held its first meeting of the new year by welcoming a new executive into the fold.
In the meeting members of Branch No. 13 heard that 2017 brought one of the largest increases in new member applications in recent years. Membership chairperson Marj Reddy proposed eight new members to the branch, all of whom were readily approved.
Looking ahead to the coming year the Legion is looking forward to several regular events, including Saturday afternoon meat draws from 4 p.m. to 6 pm., steak-nights on the first Friday of each month.
Signature events begin with the hosting of the Zone Crib Playdowns on Feb. 17 and Zone 8-Ball on Feb. 24. Also on the horizon is the 63rd Annual Bonspiel from Jan. 26 to 28.
Welcomed into the executive this year are president Cde. Agnes Taylor, vice president Cde. Rick Meijer, secretary Mary Ann Freeman and treasurer Brian Kirkaldy. The directors are Cdes. Marj Reddy, Steve Little, Alan Sauve, Steve Chant and Samantha Sandhals. Cde. Ray Hallock is immediate past president. Cde. Doug McFarlane continues as the branch service officer and Cdes Peter Crompton, Doug Misfeldt and Mary Ann Misfeldt continue as committee chair persons of poppy and remembrance, sports and bursaries and donations respectively.