Tuesday, 3 September 2019

September Newsletter 2019



  September is here. The kids are going back to school. Extra-curricular activities, including Cadets, are starting up again. Legion Week is fast approaching – September 15-21. It is a busy time! 

  A major Legion Week event here at Branch #52 is the Road 2 Recovery fundraiser BBQ on Sept. 21. Ruck to Remember is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to supporting Veterans. Every year for the past 5 years they have organized a multi-day ruck march in Ontario, covering 2 km for every Veteran that died in the previous year. The event is leveraged to raise funds for the Royal Canadian Legion’s “Operation:  Leave the Streets Behind” and has succeeded in raising both awareness and funds to the tune of over $100K for that charity.
  Team Ruck 2 Remember Presents “Road 2 Recovery 2019 – 1st Annual Keystone Edition”. This is a 150km ruck march to keep veterans off the streets. To register or donate:  https://www.gofundme.com/f/ruck-2-remember-manitoba OR admin@ruck2remember.com . 

  The Ruck to Remember Manitoba --  Road 2 Recovery 2019 1st Annual Keystone Edition -- proposed route for September 19-22, 2019, is:
            Day 1 – Lac du Bonnet to Beausejour (46.9 km) – arriving 5:00 on Thurs., Sept. 19
            Day 2 – Beausejour to Selkirk (35.1 km) arriving 5:00 on Friday, Sept. 20
            Day 3 – Selkirk to Stonewall (35.6 km) arriving 5:00 on Saturday, Sept. 21
            Day 4 – Stonewall to Winnipeg (35.9 km) arriving 5:00 on Sunday, Sept. 22.


  Here at Branch #52 in Stonewall, we are having a fundraising BBQ in support of Road 2 Recovery, starting at 5pm and running to 7 or 7:30pm; we will have our local Air Cadet Squadron (301 Alan McLeod) helping us out for the BBQ as well.  
 
  Members night will follow the BBQ, starting at 8pm.

  As usual, the Branch will hold Meat Draw every Friday evening, and also on the last Saturday of each month. Come on out, enjoy the camaraderie, and take chance on winning some meat! 

  The Club Room will be closed on September 02 for Labour Day, and on Oct. 14 for Thanksgiving Day.

  Crib starts in October; call the Branch at 204-467-2261 for details. 

  Thanks to all who participated in the Friday Night BBQs over the summer, and to the many volunteers who made Quarry Days such a success. We could not have done it without you!

 MARK YOUR CALENDAR

Sept 02 CLUB ROOM CLOSED
Sept 06  BBQ at 5:30; MEAT DRAW starts 6:30; 50/50 to follow
Sept 10  Exec Meeting 7 pm, General Mtg 8 pm
Sept 13  MEAT DRAW starts 6:30; 50/50 to follow
Sept 15-21 LEGION WEEK
Sept 20  MEAT DRAW starts 6:30; 50/50 to follow
Sept 21  Road to Recovery BBQ to support veterans 5-7 pm
Sept 21  Members’ Night 8 pm
Sept 27 MEAT DRAW starts 6:30; 50/50 to follow
Sept 28 MEAT DRAW starts 3 pm in the Club Room
Oct 04  MEAT DRAW starts 6:30; 50/50 to follow
Oct 08  Exec Meeting 7 pm, General Mtg 8 pm
Oct 11  MEAT DRAW starts 6:30; 50/50 to follow
Oct 14  CLUB ROOM CLOSED
Oct 18  MEAT DRAW starts 6:30; 50/50 to follow
Oct 25  MEAT DRAW starts 6:30; 50/50 to follow
Oct 26  MEAT DRAW starts 3 pm
Oct 26  Halloween Party 8 pm, band TBA
Reminders
Bingo – Mon nights at 7 for the Early Birds
Seniors' Bingo – Tues afternoons at 1:30
Chase the Queen – Wed evenings 7:30 – 8:30
Meat Draw – Friday nights starting at 6:30; last Sat. of each month 3pm
Crib - Thurs. nights 7 pm sharp starts in Oct
Darts League - TBA

Wednesday, 19 June 2019

July Newsletter 2019


JULY 2019 Newsletter
  Branch No. 52 in Stonewall, MB is getting into the summer swing of things!
  On June 2 we had our annual Decoration Day Parade, marching from the Branch to the Cenotaph. Thank you to all who participated in any way.
  Our summer Barbecues are being held on Friday nights, in the Club Room from 5:30 until 7 or so. Friday Meat Draws are always popular, from 6:30 until about 8. To volunteer for either of these activities, call the Branch at 204 467 2261. There is also a Meat Draw on the last Saturday afternoon of each month, at 3 p.m.
  The big event of our summer is of course Quarry Days, from August 16 – 18. There will be Beer Gardens in the afternoons on Friday, Saturday and Sunday; pancake breakfasts on Saturday and Sunday; and live entertainment Friday night and Saturday night. For details, call the Club Room. There is still time to get your name on the volunteer list for the weekend, if you are so inclined. Many hand make light work after all!
  Our Building Maintenance Manager reports that the concrete steps on the north side have been replaced with nice new ramps. This has little impact on the visiting public, since we enter on the east or south side, but for deliveries of food and beer and other supplies, it is a most welcome improvement. Thanks to all who helped out, and especially to the folks from G & A rentals who lent us the jackhammer. Boy, that was appreciated!
  We at the Legion want to welcome everyone to  join us for fellowship. Each person who walks through our doors is important, and it is important that we volunteers and staff make them feel important. Here are a few tips:
Key Principles of Hospitality -- S.E.R.V.I.C.E.
The word SERVICE represents the following 7 key guiding principles in creating a more welcoming and hospitable Legion environment.
S – Smile
E – Enquire; ask “how are you”, “what can I do for you today?”, etc.
R – Remember; make an effort to recall visitors’ names and greet them when they return
V -- Very nice to see you
I – Introduce yourself
C – Connect; find some common ground for casual conversation
E -- Entice to join/return; your welcoming attitude is a great incentive for visitors to return!



ROYAL CANADIAN LEGION BR. # 52  is located at 459 Veteran’s Way (Main St.), Stonewall, MB. Phone us at 204-467-2261. Email us at
rcl52@shaw.ca

WEEKLY EVENTS 
Mon. BINGO Early Bird 7 pm, regular games 7:30
Tues. SENIORS’ BINGO starts at 1:30 p.m
Wed. CHASE THE QUEEN OF CLUBS  7:30
Thurs. CRIB returns in the fall
Fri. BBQ at 5:30 then MEAT DRAW ticket sales start  at 6:00 p.m. followed by 50/50 draw; 3 pm last Sat each month
   
Check out our website at www.rclbranch52.com; Like Us on FACEBOOK!
NEWSLETTER: www.stonewalllegion.blogspot.ca

CLUB ROOM (and VLT) HOURS:
Mon.-Thurs. 11 a.m.-11 p.m.;  Fri. and Sat. 11 a.m.-1 a.m.;  CLOSED STAT HOLIDAYS


MARK YOUR CALENDAR
July 01 CLUB ROOM CLOSED
July 05  BBQ at 5:30; MEAT DRAW starts 6:30; 50/50 to follow
July 9  Exec Meeting 7 pm
July 12  BBQ at 5:30; MEAT DRAW starts 6:30; 50/50 to follow
July 19  BBQ at 5:30; MEAT DRAW starts 6:30; 50/50 to follow
July 26  BBQ at 5:30; MEAT DRAW starts 6:30; 50/50 to follow
July 27  MEAT DRAW starts 3 pm in the Club Room
Aug 02    BBQ at 5:30; MEAT DRAW starts 6:30; 50/50 to follow
Aug 05  CLUB ROOM CLOSED
Aug 09  BBQ at 5:30; MEAT DRAW starts 6:30; 50/50 to follow
Aug 13  Exec Meeting 7 pm
Aug 16  BBQ at 5:30; MEAT DRAW starts 6:30; 50/50 to follow
AUG 16-18 QUARRY DAYS Beer Gardens afternoons, Pancake Breakfast mornings, Entertainment Fri and Sat nights.
Aug 23  BBQ at 5:30; MEAT DRAW starts 6:30; 50/50 to follow
Aug 30  BBQ at 5:30; MEAT DRAW starts 6:30; 50/50 to follow
Aug 31   MEAT DRAW starts 3 pm
Sept 02  CLUB ROOM CLOSED
Sept 15-22  Legion Week  
Sept 21   Members night
Reminders
Bingo – Mon nights at 7 for the Early Birds
Seniors' Bingo – Tues afternoons at 1:30
Chase the Queen – Wed evenings 7:30 – 8:30
Meat Draw – Friday nights starting at 6:30; last Sat. of each month 3pm

Bonnie Boon, Publicity
Phone 204-383-0757 downhome4@yahoo.ca; © Down Home Interests 2019

Monday, 6 May 2019

May Newsletter 2019


  Spring has sprung – I know because the farmers are seeding. The weather is not very spring-like yet but I am sure it will be soon. At least I hope so!
  Here at Branch #52 Stonewall, we are planning for the summer already. First up, the Club Room will be closed on May 20 for the May Long Weekend. I recall when The Twenty-Fourth Of May was when we could quit wearing our winter boots to school and finally try out our new running shoes. And we could leave off our winter stockings and just go with BARE LEGS and socks. The joys of childhood!
  Decoration Day will be Sunday, June 2. There will be a parade from the Hall to the Cenotaph. Call the Club Room for details. 204-467-2261.
  When it really is summer, we will be full speed ahead planning for Quarry Days, which takes place on August 16, 17 and 18. Volunteers are always needed, in many capacities. Come on out and join our fun crowd! There will be Pancake Breakfast on the Saturday and Sunday, Beer Gardens on Saturday and Sunday afternoons and Friday and Saturday evenings, and of course our famous street dance on Saturday night with the music of Rocket88.
  Looking even further ahead, Members’ Night will be September 21; Vets’ Supper will be in November with the Marvels, who will also be playing at our New Year’s Eve Party on December 31.
  Darts has wrapped up for the season, and Crib will be finished on May 9. Thanks very much to the volunteers who make these ongoing events happen. You add to the life of our Legion!
  Meat draws take place every Friday night from 6:30, AND also on the last Saturday of each month at 3 p.m. It’s a great opportunity to socialize with friends, and you might even win something. Somebody is going to win, it might as well be you!

 “Like” us on Facebook to keep up with all of our activities. Search for Stonewall Royal Canadian Legion Branch #52.

MARK YOUR CALENDAR
May 03  MEAT DRAW starts 6:30; 50/50 to follow
May 10  MEAT DRAW starts 6:30; 50/50 to follow
May 14 Exec Meeting 7 pm, General Meeting 8 pm
May 17  MEAT DRAW starts 6:30; 50/50 to follow
May 20 CLUB ROOM CLOSED
May 24  MEAT DRAW starts 6:30; 50/50 to follow
May 25  MEAT DRAW starts 3 pm in the Club Room
May 31  MEAT DRAW starts 6:30; 50/50 to follow
June 02  Decoration Day Parade
June 07  MEAT DRAW starts 6:30; 50/50 to follow
June 11   Exec Meeting 7 pm, General Meeting 8 pm
June 14  MEAT DRAW starts 6:30; 50/50 to follow
June 21  MEAT DRAW starts 6:30; 50/50 to follow
June 28  MEAT DRAW starts 6:30; 50/50 to follow
June 29   MEAT DRAW starts 3 pm
July 01  CLUB ROOM CLOSED
Reminders
Bingo – Mon nights at 7 for the Early Birds
Seniors' Bingo – Tues afternoons at 1:30
Chase the Queen – Wed evenings 7:30 – 8:30
Meat Draw – Friday nights starting at 6:30; last Sat. of each month 3pm
Crib - Thurs. nights 7 pm sharp ends May 9
Darts League - done for the season