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

Tuesday, 5 March 2019

NEWSLETTER March 05, 2019

March 5, 2019
  So far it is not looking real spring-like out there! Temperatures are still low, and snow (and wind) still high. But here at Branch #52, we are getting ready for our Spring Fling!
  We elected not to hold our annual Fall Supper in October, 2018. We discussed various aspects of the event, and decided to try holding it in the spring instead – and so the Spring Fling was born!
  SPRING FLING (Dinner to kick off Spring) will take place in the Hall on Sunday, March 24 from 4:30-6:30 p.m. Ham and scalloped potatoes will be served. Advance Tickets are available at the bar, or  by calling Tim at 467-8164 or Teresa at 461-1795. For More details call 204-467-2261.  Prices:   Adult (16 & over) $12.50; Youth (6-15) $7.50; Child (5 & under) $5.
  Thanks to all the marvelous volunteers, our annual bonspiel was a success, with all 20 teams having a good time.
  The Chase the Queen pot has been won! Now we are starting over, building it up again, Wednesday nights at 7:30.
ALL COMMUNICATION SHOULD BE DIRECTED TO THE BRANCH OFFICE, email rcl52@shaw.ca or phone 204-467-2261.

MARK YOUR CALENDAR
Mar 01  MEAT DRAW starts 6:30; 50/50 to follow
Mar 08  MEAT DRAW starts 6:30; 50/50 to follow
Mar 12 Exec Meeting 7 pm, General Meeting 8 pm
Mar 15  MEAT DRAW starts 6:30; 50/50 to follow
Mar 22  MEAT DRAW starts 6:30; 50/50 to follow
Mar 24 “SPRING FLING” spring supper, replacing our Fall Supper. 467-2261 volunteers welcome
Mar 29  MEAT DRAW starts 6:30; 50/50 to follow
Mar 30  MEAT DRAW starts 3 pm in the Club Room

Apr 05  MEAT DRAW starts 6:30; 50/50 to follow
Apr 09   Exec Meeting 7 pm, General Meeting 8 pm
Apr 12  MEAT DRAW starts 6:30; 50/50 to follow
Apr 19  Club Room Closed:  Good  Friday
Apr 26  MEAT DRAW starts 6:30; 50/50 to follow
Apr 27   MEAT DRAW starts 3 pm

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
Darts League - schedule available at the bar