President Kathy Gardner has completed her Fall 2018 Newsletter and you can read it and find out whats going on clicking on the link below.
Comrade Jack Magilton received his MSM – Meritorious Service Medal at Branch 137’s Honours and Awards and the picture can be viewed here
Meetings a year (1 hr each) – 3rd Tues. We suggest May when we vote for our Executive – Pick one meeting or more during these months:
Events you can become involved in:
Lunch bunch all year
Fair Booth in August
Nov 11th events
Curling in Feb
New Years Eve/Levee
Opportunities to enjoy/relax and Fun things you can do at our Branch:
Our Branch is always looking for volunteers to help out. Let me give you an idea of some of the things we do here:
Our entertainment has a band and dance every two weeks and can always use help taking funds at the door and doing a 50/50 draw during the dance.
Our Ways and Means Committee (we meet once a month) plan events and do food for sports events to bring funds into the Branch. We have darts, euchre at our branch weekly and meet at other branches for other sports as well.
We always need help decorating the Club Room for theme dances (Valentines/Halloween) and Christmas
So we need ideas for events that will bring people into the Branch.
In the summer we work a food booth with shifts of 6 or 7 people at the Napanee Fair over the first long weekend in Aug.
We have a Friday lunch at the Branch every week except for the summers and can use volunteers to help cook set up the lunch and serve;
Our Youth Ed committee needs judges to look at yearly poems, posters and essays (in Oct/Nov) from local schools and in Feb to listen to students during the Pubic Speaking contests.
New Years eve and New Years Day we need volunteers to help set up food for the crowd at midnight and then on New Years Day we need volunteers to help set up food for our Levee;
During Nov we need volunteers to distribute poppies and help out with the brunch after the Nov 11th parade.
We have a Feb fun curling bonspiel and need volunteers to lead this and assist with scoring.
Our Branch was honoured to be included in a Remembrance Project in reference to World War I veterans who died giving the total sacrifice for our country. You can find the videos produced here
Their web site states: Every year, Family and Children’s Services remembers a soldier from our community on Remembrance Day who fought and died for Canada. Our current project, Soldier of the Great War, commemorates soldiers who fought in the First World War. Please take a moment to remember these soldiers on November 11th. We encourage you to share this online so that the memory of who they were can live on.
Click on the Newsletter link above to read all about the news from our Legion
Upcoming councils and conventions
When Council Convention
Spring 3rd Sun of Feb 3rd Sun of Mar
Summer 3rd Sun of Aug 3rd Sun of Sep
Year When Combined Council/Convention
2017 SPRING NORTHBROOK
FALL SHARBOT LAKE
2018 SPRING ARDEN
2019 SPRING NAPANEE
2020 SPRING SYDENHAM
2021 SPRING SHARBOT LAKE
Contact our office at 613-354-5275
We would like to thank the volunteers who helped make this year’s Lennox Agricultural Society Napanee Fair Food Booth such a success!
Branch 137 Donates to L&A Hospital
Patients at L & A Hospital to benefit from a new Cardiac Holter Monitor thanks to the $2,682 donation made by the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 137 Napanee Poppy Fund. The RCL 137 has a long history of donating to the Hospital as local veterans and their families use their community hospital for their health care needs. To date, it has donated over $63,000 to improve health care in the community. From the 175 collection boxes located in businesses and establishments, near $20,000 was raised from the 2012 poppy drive. Lennox & Addington County General Hospital Foundation is grateful for public support of the Legion’s Poppy Fund Campaign to fund medical at the hospital.
(Left to Right) Peggy Rice (Hospital Board Chair), Gloria Siegner (RCL Sick & Visiting), Larry Meisner (RCL Poppy Chairman), Jim Gardner (RCL President), Amy Dickson (Hospital Staff), Robert Paul (Hospital Foundation Chair), Tim Smith (RCL First Vice President)
We have just received a letter noting our donations to Lennox and Addington County General Hospital Foundation.
The dates and amounts follow:
Dec 28, 2012 – $2682.00
Oct 03, 2011 – $1500.00
Oct 14, 2010 – $2500.00
Oct 21, 2009 – $2000.00
Aug 6, 2009 – $1000.00
Sep 26, 2008 – $1500.00
Dec 31, 2007 – $918.00
Jul 16, 2007 – $4250.00
Apr 29, 2004 – $1761.00
Nov 30, 1998 – $25.00
Jan 21, 1998 – $2693.00
Feb 10, 1997 – $75.00
Apr 30, 1994 – $3000.00
Jul 4, 1990 – $1000.00
Nov 12, 1986 – $6000.00
Dec 20, 1985 – $4891.00
Nov 14, 1985 – $1000.00
Nov 13, 1985 – $6000.00
Nov 13, 1984 – $6000.00
Nov 21, 1983 – $6000.00
Nov 12, 1982 – $6000.00
May 8, 1980 – $1285.05
Jun 6, 1963 – $1000.00
Total donations – $63,153.05