Monday, 27 January 2020

January Newsletter 2020


  To contact us, please phone 204-467-2261 or email rcl52@shaw.ca



  Happy New Year! Sorry this newsletter is a bit late but, well, you know, life got in the way. But here we are at last, with all the news that is, as they say, fit to print. 


  The Branch wrapped up 2019 in fine style. Many thanks to everyone who participated in any way in our always-popular Remembrance Day service. Other activities included the annual Christmas Eve afternoon party and the New Year’s Eve celebration in the Club Room. None of these events can happen spontaneously by themselves; many of our Members help with the planning and execution, and their efforts are very much appreciated.



  In the fall of 2019, we followed the same pattern as 2018 in NOT having a Fall Supper; instead we will present the Second Annual Spring Fling in March, either on the 15th or the 22nd -- stay tuned for further updates.  



  We continue to present a variety of activities for our Members:  Friday Night Meat Draws and Saturday Afternoon Meat Draws (the last Saturday of the month only) continue to be successful, as does Wednesday Night’s Chase the Queen draw. Monday Night Bingo is a community staple, but we have changed the Early Bird to 6:45 p.m., with regular games starting at 7:15. Thursday night is Crib Night; be ready to start play at 7:00 sharp. Darts League is our Saturday night event, unless something else supplants it; call the Club Room at 204-467-2261 to check the schedule. 


  One of most important events of the year is on the horizon – the Annual Bonspiel! This takes place on the weekend of February 14-16. On the 15th the Marvels will be playing, and supper will be served; no Darts League that night. 


  A big “Thank You” goes out to our outgoing Executive, and a big “Welcome” to our incoming 2020 Executive:             
                              President/Lotto Chair     Tim Williams

                              1st Vice/Sick & Visiting    Jim Gray

                              2nd Vice/Membership      Cheryl Fedon

                              Past Pres/LA Liaison        Teresa Taplin

                              Sgt at Arms                        Howard Hilstrom

                              Publicity                              Bonnie Boon

                              Service Officer                  Mark Barda

                              Bldg & Maint                     Gord Deprez

                              Sports                                  Bill Howe

                              Entertainment                   Bonnie Brennan

                              Poppy Chair                       Rev Oracheski

                              Lotto co Chair                   Dave Norquay

                              Sec/Treas                           Chelsea Felske

You can reach any of these people through our Branch phone or email:  204-467-2261; rcl52@shaw.ca

MARK YOUR CALENDAR
Jan 03  MEAT DRAW starts 6:30; 50/50 to follow
Jan 10  MEAT DRAW starts 6:30; 50/50 to follow
Jan 14  Exec Meeting 7 pm, General Mtg 8 pm
Jan 17  MEAT DRAW starts 6:30; 50/50 to follow
Jan 24  MEAT DRAW starts 6:30; 50/50 to follow
Jan 25  MEAT DRAW starts 3 pm in the Club Room
Jan 31  MEAT DRAW starts 6:30; 50/50 to follow
Feb 07  MEAT DRAW starts 6:30; 50/50 to follow
Feb 11  Exec Meeting 7 pm, General Mtg 8 pm
Feb 14-16  BONSPIEL WEEKEND
Feb 14 MEAT DRAW starts 6:30; 50/50 to follow
Feb 15  Supper in the Club Room; Music by the Marvels
Feb 21  MEAT DRAW starts 6:30; 50/50 to follow
Feb 28  MEAT DRAW starts 6:30; 50/50 to follow
Feb 29  MEAT DRAW starts 3 pm in the Club Room

REMINDERS:  Bingo – Mon nights at 6:45 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; Darts League - Sat. night; schedule at the bar 


Tuesday, 22 October 2019

November Newsletter 2019


  To contact us, please call 204 467 2261 OR email rcl52@shaw.ca

  MEMBERSHIP payments are due - Early Bird till Nov. 30 - enter to WIN next year free - Age 70+ $35, Regular Members $40. (Prices after Nov 30 :  Age 70 + $40, Regular Members $45).

  Here in Manitoba we got an early taste of winter before Thanksgiving. Now we are heading into fall for real, and it is time to thing about the reason for the season – REMEMBRANCE DAY. Branch #52 will hold a Remembrance Day Service in the hall on November 11, starting at 10:45. Come early; there is always a good turnout and space is not infinite, even though we have the biggest hall in town.

  On December 24 we will have our annual Christmas Eve Day party in the club room, with food, fellowship and entertainment. Come out and join us between 2 and 6 p.m. The Club Room will close at 6 p.m. and will remain closed on December 25 and December 26.

  We will have two opportunities to enjoy the musical stylings of The Marvels this season. They will be playing at the Vets Dinner and Dance on November 2, and again at our New Year’s Eve party in the Club Room on December 31. The Vets Dinner begins with cocktails at 5 pm, goes on to dinner and presentations at 6 pm, and continues at 8 pm with the dance. Tickets are available in the Club Room at $15.00 each; advance only. For New Year’s Eve tickets, call the Club Room at 204 467 2261.

    The Club Room will be CLOSED on January 1; have a happy New Year everyone!

  This fall we followed the same pattern as last year in NOT having a Fall Supper; instead we will present the Second Annual Spring Fling on March 15 – save the date!

  The Friday Night Meat Draws continue to be successful, and the Saturday Afternoon Meat Draws (the last Saturday of the month only) have become a regular fixture on our Club Room calendar as well. Come out and join us! Mingle with the members! Win some meat!

  Coming down to join us at the Legion, you will see that our Club Room has a beautiful new floor covering. Thanks to Maintenance Manager Gord Deprez for the all his hard work in organizing this major project. And it came in under budget, too!


MARK YOUR CALENDAR
Nov 01  MEAT DRAW starts 6:30; 50/50 to follow
Nov 02 Vets Dinner & Dance cocktails 5, dinner 6, entertainment with Marvels at 8; $15 in advance
Nov 08  MEAT DRAW starts 6:30; 50/50 to follow
Nov 11  Remembrance Day Service 10:45
Nov 12  Exec Meeting 7 pm, General Mtg 8 pm
Nov 15  MEAT DRAW starts 6:30; 50/50 to follow
Nov 22  MEAT DRAW starts 6:30; 50/50 to follow
Nov 23  Seniors Group sponsors the Annual Crafts Sale in the hall
Nov 29  MEAT DRAW starts 6:30; 50/50 to follow
Nov 30  MEAT DRAW starts 3 pm in the Club Room
Dec 06  MEAT DRAW starts 6:30; 50/50 to follow
Dec 07  Breakfast with Santa
Dec 10  Exec Meeting 7 pm, General Mtg 8 pm
Dec 13 MEAT DRAW starts 6:30; 50/50 to follow
Dec 20  MEAT DRAW starts 6:30; 50/50 to follow
Dec 24  Annual Christmas Eve Day Party in the Club Room 2-6 with food and entertainment; 
              Club Room open 11-6
Dec 25  CLUB ROOM CLOSED
Dec 26  CLUB ROOM CLOSED
Dec 28  MEAT DRAW starts 6:30; 50/50 to follow
Dec 29  MEAT DRAW starts 3 pm in the Club Room
Dec 31  New Year’s Eve party in the Club Room with the Marvels

Save the Date for Spring Fling will be March 15, 2020

REMINDERS:  
 Bingo – Mon nights at 6:45 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; 
Darts League - Nov 9, 23, 30 Dec 7, 14 starting at 7 pm