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Legion News (23/10/19)

Legion News

At the General Meeting on October 7th it was announced that we are still looking for a new Sports Officer, and, should we not find someone soon, then we will have to cancel all Legion Sports supported by Branch 197. If you are interested in taking up the position, please contact Wes.

For the last three years, Anne Horne has been heading the Financial Advisory council and she has made a terrific impression on the way we now operate, Bar Sales, Inventory, Book Keeping methods, Profit, and Loss tracking, and getting the best out of the Matrix system that that runs our cash register reports. On October 7th, Anne was awarded a Legion Plaque, engraved with thanks from Branch 197. Jim Horne also received thanks for his recent support work, with the presentation of a Branch 197 appreciation certificate.

The date of the next GM will also be brought forward to November 4th at 8pm. Because of the clash with November 11th. Katie Plans to Initiate several new members on that date.

On Friday October 25th, we will begin our Poppy Campaign. Billy is looking for volunteers to do a shift at Sobey, Giant Tiger, Beer Store, LCBO etc. If you wish to participate or if you want to canvas a street please contact Billy or put your name down on the Chalk Board in the Games room.

On Saturday November 9th following the Remembrance Day parade we will be hosting Ontario Command President, Garry Pond at our Remembrance Day Ceremony and Lunch. Garry who hails originally from St. Johns Newfoundland, served 23 years in the role of Master Warrant Officer with the Canadian Armed Forces. He now lives in Ottawa, and has been a Legion Member for over 30 years. He holds a life membership, Meritorious Service Medal, and Palm Leaf from his home Branch 192 Carleton Place. Garry will recognize the contribution of $20,00.00 made by Branch 197 this year to the “Leave the streets behind campaign.

Please come and join us for lunch that day. Tickets are now on sale at the bar and are complimentary for all Veterans. Cut off is October 29th.

Volume 6 of the Military Recognition Book has arrived with several Acton veterans listed. These books are a beautiful way to honour a veteran's service. If you are a veteran or know a veteran submit their story to the branch for inclusion in Volume 7 which will be published next fall. All 6 volumes can be viewed on Ontario Command website. Volume 5 also has Acton veterans. Deceased Veterans can be entered in this book, so if you have information on a relative who has since passed, you can still put their name forward. Peggy would like to see every Acton veteran honoured in these books.

Tickets for the Nov 26th Rotary/Legion Seniors Christmas Dinner will not go on sale until after Remembrance day.

By now you will have heard about the Practically Hip! Concert taking place in the main hall on Saturday November 30th. Tickets are now available at the bar, and they are selling fast. Get yours today.

Please check the notices behind the bar for upcoming events as well as our webpage at




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