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SARNIA LEGION BRANCH 62 NEWSLETTER

Members General Meeting

With direction from Legion Provincial Command, we regret to inform our members that we are unable to have a General Meeting until further notice.  The Executive Team that was elected in 2019 will remain in their positions.

Because of these unpredictable times due to COVID-19, we will keep you posted regarding developments pertaining to elections and public meetings.  

Your Executive Team continues to meet on a monthly basis.  We created a COVID response sub-committee who monitor and respond to current and new legislation.  

Upstairs Hall: Open for Business

The Upstairs hall has now re-opened and is available to be rented out for any occasion.

COVID-19 RESTRICTIONS

– Up to 50 patrons
– Cannot dance
– Cannot sing
– Socially distanced seating
– Food service is family style – Full Menu available
– Platters of Food (sandwiches, vegetable, cheese tray) are unavailable at this time.

More Detailed Information: 
http://www.sarnialegion.com/hall-rental/

Sarnia Legion: Open to the Public

The Sarnia Legion is open to the public, not just members.

COVID-19 Modified Operation Hours:
Thursday, Friday, Saturday
Time: 11:30am - 6:00pm

The Sarnia Legion has a bar in the downstairs that is open to the public. 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. 

Early-Bird Membership Drive

This pandemic forced our Legion to close and really put a dent in our membership efforts this year.  Membership is the backbone of any Legion, ours included.  We are glad to announce that we have started the 2021 membership drive again and encourage all of our past and present members to renew their membership for 2021.  Due to the pandemic, we are extending our Early Bird efforts until the end of December, 2020.  

If you are not currently a member and want to become a one, we highly encourage you to do so.  The Sarnia Legion membership is open to any person who supports the many services we offer to Veterans, serving military personnel and their families.  

Thanks,

Ron Realesmith
2nd Vice President 
Membership Chair

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What is the Early-Bird?


The cost of a Sarnia Legion membership is $52.  If you partake in our "Early-Bird" initiative the cost is only $50 and your name is entered into a draw for a free membership.  The draws take place at the end of September, October and November.  

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.

Community Donations

The Executive Team is only permitted to approve up to $500 per donation.  Larger donations must be approved by the General Membership at General Membership Meetings.  Since we are unable to meet at this present moment, our Executive Team have made many $500 donations to the community since the pandemic began. 
 

August Donations

(picture aboved) Don Adam Executive Director of Huron House Boys' Home accepts a $500.00 donation from Branch 62 1st Vice President Les Jones.  

Sarnia Legion Branch 62 made a $500 donation to the St. Vincent de Paul for their summer snack program.  

Sarnia Legion Branch 62 made a $500 donation to the St. Josephs Hospice for their meal program.  

September Donation

(above) 1st Vice President Les Jones pictured here with Sean Robbins from Sarnia-Lambton Crime Stoppers.  

Donation: Monument for Sarnia Born, Flying-Officer Navigator Ted Parsons

Tom Slater & Tom St. Amand are no strangers to highlighting and promoting the great history of the City of Sarnia, especially that of our military history.  They have out done themselves again with their latest work, taking their talents overseas.  Please read the following links below to learn about the fallen Sarnian soldier Ted Parsons and a monument dedicated to him and other soldiers at Muiden Cemetery in Holland.

The Royal Canadian Legion Branch 62 and the Sarnia Historical Society each donated $500 for the maintenance and preservation of the monument. The Monument Committee was surprised and extremely grateful.

New memorial to downed airmen about to be unveiled
https://thesarniajournal.ca/new-memorial-to-downed-airmen-about-to-be-unveiled/

Sarnia officer and crewmates are heroes to the Dutch
https://thesarniajournal.ca/new-memorial-to-downed-airmen-about-to-be-unveiled/

Monument unveiling honours Sarnia’s fallen hero
https://thesarniajournal.ca/monument-unveiling-honors-sarnias-fallen-hero/

Unveiling Halifax Monument:
Watch here.

Trivia and Catch The Ace - Thursday Nights 

We are excited to announce that Trivia will be starting back up on Thursday, October 1st.

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

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.

Ladies Fun Darts

Ladies Fun Darts will be resuming in October.

Date: Every Tuesday
Time: 1pm - 4pm

Contact Heather Lindsay, 519-464-7447 if you are interested in playing.

Branch 62 is Social

To stay up-to-date with all the latest events at your Sarnia Legion Branch 62 we encourage you to follow us on our social media.  
Website
www.sarnialegion.ca

Find out about our events, hall rentals, membership documents. veterans assistance and much more.   
Facebook
https://www.facebook.com/sarnialegion62

We post daily links, articles and local initiates.
Twitter
https://twitter.com/sarnialegion62

We post daily links, articles and local initiates.
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