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SARNIA LEGION BRANCH 62 NEWSLETTER

Members General Meeting

We recently met on Wednesday, February 12th, 2020.  Plenty of good debate and presentations.  

Highlights:  

Notice of Motions:  

- Up to $4000 on sound equipment for downstairs bar.
- $3000 to Sarnia Legion Pipe band
- $5000 to the https://lambtonchildrenssafetyvillage.com/

- We celebrated that we donated $30000 to Pathways for the construction of their new pool.  
- Membership is on the climb. 
- Executive agreed that outside food will be permitted to patrons and vendors.  

It is Important for Members to attend as you influence the direction of our Legion.  

Next Meeting:
Wednesday, March 11th 
Location: Upstairs Legion Br 62
Time: 7:00 PM

First Friday: March

In February we had Wanda and Countyline.  They were fantastic.  

In March we will have the Celtic Hillbillies 

March First Friday: March 6th
Start Time: 8PM

VE Day Celebration Planned for Sarnia

2020 is the 75th Anniversary of the end of War in Europe.  

To honour this day, on Friday May 8th The Sarnia Legion Branch 62 will holding the "Act of Remembrance" Ceremony at the Sarnia Cenotaph in Veterans Park located behind the Sarnia Library,.    

Following this Act of Remembrance the Sarnia Legion Br 62 will be hosting a party that is open to the public.  This dance will consist of a 14 piece orchestra will be play all of the hits from the 30s and 40s.  

Our guests of honour will be the Veterans of WW2 and this night will recognize and honour their service. 

For more information regarding this night, contact the planning committee at membership@sarnialegion.ca       

Legion Membership

Early Bird has Officially Ended.  

Thank you to the hundreds of members who have renewed their membership over the early bird drive.  Your membership is the heartbeat of our Legion.  We truly appreciate your dedication to our Legion.  If you have not renewed your membership yet, not to worry, just attend the Legion and visit the fantastic bar-staff located in the club-room.    

Respectfully,
Ron Realesmith
Membership Chair

Why Become a Member?

The Legion is Canada’s foremost Veteran support and community service organization. Join now and help us improve the lives of those who served, support our communities, and remember the Fallen. 
You honour and support Canada's Veterans when you join, but there are other member benefits, including:
  • A Legion membership card and official Legion pin
  • A paid subscription to the award-winning Legion Magazine
  • Access to exclusive member items on the Legion Poppy Store
  • Member Benefits Package with great savings and deals
  • Ability to transfer membership to a Legion Branch at any time
You don't have to be a Veteran to join the Sarnia Legion. 

When you join The Royal Canadian Legion, you support the many services we offer to Veterans, serving military, RCMP members, and their families. You will have access to exclusive benefits too!

Any Canadian citizen or citizen of an Allied nation who is 18 years of age or older is welcome to become a member of the Legion. There are four main categories of membership:

Ordinary membership

Includes still serving and retired military, reservists, RCMP, police officers, Canadian Coast Guard, and others listed in the General By-Laws.

Associate membership

Includes parents, spouses, widows, widowers, children, grandchildren, siblings, nieces as well as nephews of a person who is or was eligible for Ordinary membership.

Affiliate voting membership

Includes Canadian citizens or Commonwealth subjects from an Allied nation who support The Royal Canadian Legion’s aims and objectives and are not eligible for ordinary or associate membership.

Affiliate non-voting membership

Includes non-Canadian citizens or non-Commonwealth subjects from an Allied nation who support The Royal Canadian Legion’s aims and objectives.


Becoming a Member

You can become a member of the Sarnia Legion Branch 62 in a number of ways.  

1: Fill out this form.  You will be contacted by the membership chair shortly.

2: Download this form and print.  Fill it out and bring to The Sarnia Legion Branch 62.

3: Attend the Legion and tell the bartender "I want to be a member."

You can pay for your membership with a cheque payable to "Sarnia Legion Branch 62" or with Cash.  Speak to the bartender on duty and they will complete the purchase.  

Sarnia Legion Supports Pathways

The Royal Canadian Legion Branch 62 Sarnia would like thank everyone who supports our events.

Because of your help we were able to donate $30,000.00 to Pathways Health Centre for Children for their pool renovations.

Pictured from left to right: Dave Schaller Manager of Family& Community Services, Br 62 President Lynn Mathieson , Alison Morrison Executive Director,Br 62 1stVice Les Jones,Michael Mathieson and Tim Bechard Strategic Partnership.

Blackburn News Article here.

Legion Supports Sexual Assault Survivors

1st VP Les Jones and his lovely date attended the Dancing With The Stars in Sarnia.  

We were proud to sponsor this great event that raised money for a great cause, the Sexual Assault Survivors' Centre Sarnia Lambton.

We were a Dance Sponsor for Ron Realesmith who is our 2nd VP and danced (lost) in the event.  

Legion Supports Sarnia Lambton Rebound

A great way to start the week. Sarnia Branch 62 1st Vice Les Jones presents a $500 cheque to Anita Minielly - Fund Develepment for Sarnia Lambton Rebound

Robbie Burns Day at Petrolia Legion

Sarnia Legion Pipe Band represented at The Royal Canadian Legion Br 216 Petrolia, ON for Robbie Burns day.

We shared some delicious Haggis with our Legion counterparts.

Watch the Band Do their thing here.  

Jam At The Legion

Jam at The Legion started on Dec 21st and every third Saturday from 1-4 p.m. 

Next Jam: February, Saturday the 15th. 

Open to the Public.

Contact 519-336-2841 for more information.  

Sarnia Legion: Open to the Public!!!

Did you know that the Sarnia Legion is open to the public during the week and on Saturdays?

Keywords: Open to the Public!

The Sarnia Legion has a bar in the downstairs that is open to the public. Free snooker, free darts and the pool table is $2 a game.

Nevada Gold break open tickets are available for purchase!

Ice cold and reasonably priced beer, wine and well drinks. Some might say they are the best prices in town.

The bartenders wanted me to remind you they are the best bartenders in the world. 

Trivia and Catch The Ace - Thursday Nights 

When: Every Thursday 
Time: Trivia starts at 5:30PM, Catch the Ace Draw is at 7:30PM
Who: Open to the Public.  Everyone is welcome!
Where:
Sarnia Legion Branch 62 (Lower Hall)

Tickets for Catch the Ace start at 5PM every Thursday.  $2 a ticket.  Draw takes place at 7:30PM and you must be present in order to win.  

Trivia starts at 5:30PM.  For the price of a toonie, you are eligible to play 3 great trivia games.  Cash prize every round for the person who correctly answers the most questions.

Pizza is available to purchase for $1.50 a slice! 

Catch the Ace Week 36 (Feb 13th)
Tickets Sold 1416
Tonight's Prize $ 566.40
Progressive Pot $ 12,932.40
50/50 winner Richard Foreman $635.50

Other Dates of Interest

Tuesday, March 3rd - Veterans Affairs Canada

A representative from Veterans Affairs Canada is at Branch 62 on the first Tuesday of each month at 11:30 a.m.  If you need to speak with Veterans Affiairs, please attend the Branch and ask the day of. 
 
Tuesday, March 5th - Ontario Command Legion Provincial Service Officer Visit

Time: 10AM - Til Finished

Location: Sarnia Legion Br 62


For information, advice or assistance on:

1. Disability Benefit Applications,Reassessments,Reviews and Appeals
2.War Veterans Allowance Applications
3.Information and assistance for widows
4.Applications for Benevolent Funds
5.Referrals for Entitled Veterans to Treatment Benefits,VIP and Special Awards
6.Any issue involving VAC status or Veterans health issues.
Sign up at Branch 62 office for an appointment with PSO Rebecca Hyndman
 

Ladies Fun Darts

Ladies fun darts, every Tuesday 1-4, has resumed September 17 and still going strong!
Contact Heather Lindsay, 519-464-7447 if you are interested in playing.

Branch 62 is Social

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