Royal Canadian Legion Branch no. 9 updates for May, 2021

Jr. Ladies Auxiliary, St. Croix Br. #9, RCL

The Junior Ladies Auxiliary, St. Croix Br. #9 of The Royal Canadian Legion, met Monday, May 3 with President Dianne Kenney in the chair.

Roll was called by Secretary Geraldine Leavitt, 14 members present, absentees noted. Minutes of the last meeting were read and accepted.

Linda Thomas would like to sell tickets on the quilt at the Legion yard sale.

It was stated our Auxiliary birthday party and honours and awards presentations would take place Saturday, May 15. Because of the celebrations for the 150th birthday of the town, it was suggested we check with the Legion to see if Thursday, May 20 would be available. Chinese food is the menu.

The financial report was given by Treasurer Linda Bartlett.

Geraldine Leavitt will take care of the placement of the flowers at the Cenotaph.

The policies and procedures meeting will be held Saturday, June 5 at 10 a.m. at the Legion hall. A bursary meeting will be held Friday, June 4 at 9 a.m. at the Legion hall.

A motion was made that all fundraising from now on will go to the general fund, except the quilt.  Geraldine Leavitt will be dealing with SSHS concerning the bursary recipients.

The fundraiser bingo will be held Aug. 5. Gail went over all the games to be played. There will be a Mothers Day tea on May 8. Sold 49 tickets.

It was noted that Edith Thorburn and Harriett McCullough passed away.

All committee reports were read and accepted.

Sandra Thomas spoke about the 100th Anniversary of the poppy. She gave everyone some poppy seeds and a remembrance pin. They were also distributed to the town and the schools.

St. Croix Br. #9 of The Royal Canadian Legion

St. Croix Br. #9 of The Royal Canadian Legion met Monday, May 10 with Comrade President Paul Cane in the chair.

Prayer was given by Padre Wayne Spires. Comrade Kent Caldwell read the names of the fallen in combat from the St. Stephen area in May.

Sgt. At Arms Kent Caldwell presented Mike Hansen and Joshua Brown to be presented with certificates of appreciation.

Comrade Earle Eastman is now our new district commander.

Secretary/Treasurer Charleen Bodley presented the minutes of March 8 and April 12 and the executive meetings of April 8 and May 6. Financial statements for March and April were given.

In correspondence, received info about Dominion Convention, online Aug. 13-15. A web page is available about the convention and if interested, get in touch with Secretary Charleen Bodley.

The renovations downstairs are almost complete and will start working on the archives room. New lights have been installed in the kitchen.

Flags are being replaced in the cemetery this month.

Bursary applications are coming in and a meeting will be held to decide the recipients.

The 100th anniversary of the poppy is happening and poppy pins are available for $10 each. See Charleen at the Legion hall.

A new entrance door has been installed in the Legion hall.

Cadets are still active, but following COVID-19 restrictions.

The recent breakfast and the beef stew event both went well. The Mothers Day Tea was a big success. All tickets were sold. There will be a yard sale May 29 from 10 – 2. Can drop off stuff May 27. There will be a CUPE breakfast in June and maybe something for Fathers Day.

Sandra Thomas presented a quilt that will be used as a fundraiser. It is called the flower quilt. Tickets will be sold September through November and will be drawn on Remembrance Day. She also had some poppy seeds left and gave them to all the members along with a pin.

President Cane stated that if anyone has had or have a family member who has been a president of the Legion, to please contact Elaine Cook.

By Geraldine Leavitt