Monday 21 December 2015

December 2015 Newsletter

     Merry Christmas everyone!
     At our December General Meeting, the new executive was elected and installed. Your executive for 2016 includes
President:  T. Willliams
1st Vice:    J. Gray
2nd Vice:   T. Taplin
Executive Members:  B. Boon, H. Hilstrom, L. Oracheski, B. Brennan, G. Goresky, T. MacDonald, J. Coopman, Gord Deprez, Glen Brennan.
Many thanks to the previous executive for all your hard work over the past year.
     Everyone who paid their 2016 membership dues by November 30 had their names entered into the Early Bird Draw, and the winners  were John Boyer and F. E. Williams; they will have their 2017 memberships paid for them.
     Thanks to Amanda Lavallee for her lovely rendition of Patsy Cline's "Crazy", after the meeting.
     The annual Christmas Eve party will take place on the afternoon of December 24 from 2 until 5 p.m. There will be entertainment in the Club Room by the Baldwins and Friends, and there will be food and fellowship, and prize draws. The Club Room closes at 6 for Christmas.
     The Club Room will be closed on December 25 and 26.
      On December 31 there will be a New Year's Eve celebration from 8 p.m. till after midnight in the Club Room.  Tanis T will provide the music, and there will be a cold lunch. A donation of $5.00 per person is requested.
     The Club Room will be closed on January 1.
     The next Executive and General Meetings will be held on Tuesday, January 12.

Monday 16 November 2015

Photos of Our Members Page 1

RCL Branch 52 Stonewall, MB

Here are some photos of our Members, past and present.

Chris Monk and George Renauld

Decoration Day

Decoration Day. Tim Willliams and John Klimpke

Past President Mary Ann Pull and Stan Davis

 Fall Supper - Glenn Brennan





Wednesday 21 October 2015

November 2015 Newsletter

     Members’ Night on September 19 kicked off Legion Week 2015. New Members were initiated, and other Members received service pins and other recognition. Entertainment afterward was provided by Marvells. A good time was had by all. Other Legion Week events were Church Parade on Sept. 20 and the annual Seniors’ Tea . Thanks to all of our willing workers for arranging these activities.

     The patio has been a big hit this summer. Thanks to the Members who donated their time (and muscle!) to set it up. And to run the barbecues, even until the end of September.

     Thanks to volunteers who turned out on October 18 and before, to make the annual Fall Supper such a success. Special thanks are due to our wonderful (and last-minute) convenor.

     Oct. 28 is the cut-off date to place orders from the Legion Branch Catalogue. Only one copy has been provided. It is available at the bar in the Club Room; please place your orders there.

     Oct. 31 there will be a Halloween Dance in the Club Room, with music by Al Andrusko. There will be  cash prizes for costumes in various categories. 

     What’s next? Well, it is Poppy Drive time, of course! Soon the supplies will be brought out of storage, ready to be assembled and delivered on October 30. The campaign runs until November 11. All of the monies raised by RCL Branch 52 Stonewall are contributed back into the community, but the poppy monies have a special designation. These funds are employed to directly benefit our veterans (of wars, and of peacetime service) and their families. Pick up a poppy. Make a generous donation. You’ll be glad you did!

     In the meantime, the Branch and the Ladies’ Auxiliary are preparing for the Vets’ Supper. The date for this is November 7; cocktails will be served at 5:30, with dinner at 6:30 followed by speeches and awards. Entertainment will follow in the Club Room, provided by Flashbacks.

     Remember to renew your membership! Early Bird pricing ends on November 30.

     Our Sports Director Howard Hilstrom reports that there were 17 teams out for Cribbage on Thursday night. Play begins at 7:00 sharp; don’t be late! But do come out and join us; there is room for more!
     Chase the Queen of Clubs continues to take place on Wednesdays at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are one dollar each. The draw is made at 8:30. As of October 14, the prize money was up to $701.50. Come on out tonight (October 21); you could be a winner!

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Wednesday 26 August 2015

Summer Newsletter

RCL Branch 52     Newsletter for September 2015
     Well, Quarry Days has come and gone, and harvest is well in hand. You know what that means! Our annual Fall Supper is nearly upon us! The date this year is Sunday, October 18. It will be held in the Legion Hall at 459 Veteran’s Way (Main Street), Stonewall, MB. Phone 204-467-2261 for further information.
     There are two things that we always need for a successful Fall Supper. First off, we need pies! The community expects us to have lovely, delightful, delicious pies for dessert. If you do not bake (like me), or if you are not confident of your baking prowess, you can either buy some pre-made pies at the store (if these pies are not cooked, be sure to cook them before you donate them – been there, done that, got the tee-shirt LOL!) or you can donate some cash to the Ladies, and they can buy some pies. Either way, we all win! You can also donate cash or food (such as butter) to the supper. So that is the first thing that we need.
     The second thing we need is YOU! Yes, we need a lot of volunteers to make this thing work. We need people to peel potatoes and set the tables and cook stuff and sell tickets on the day and take tickets at the door and seat people at the tables and pour tea or coffee – we need lots of people. Call 204-67-2261 to volunteer your services. Thanks a bunch.
     Speaking of thanks, many thanks are due to the many people who worked at Quarry Days, both on the weekend and at preparation ahead of time. This is one of our two major fundraising events for the year (can you guess what the other one is? That’s right, the Fall Supper!) and we truly appreciate everyone’s efforts.
     Members’ Night is coming up on September 19 to kick off Legion Week. New Members will be initiated, and other Members will receive service pins and other recognition. Entertainment afterward will be provided by Marvells. There will be fun and games and food for all.
     Other events in Legion Week will be Church Parade on Sept. 20 and the annual Seniors’ Tea (I think -- I need to check on that).
     The patio has been a big hit this summer. Thanks to the Members who donated their time (and muscle!) to set it up. Rumour has it that the patio might stay up all winter this year; check out the website from time to time for updates and this and other matters.
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