The Branch relies heavily on the revenues from Friday Fish & Chips. It takes seventy (70) volunteers to make it happen. Additional persons ready, able and willing to volunteer ensures the continuing successes of our Fish & Chips evenings. Please consider putting your name forward to help out your Branch.
In particular, kitchen cooks are needed on a regular basis and also as 'reserves' in case cooks are unable to work their 'shift' on occasion. Would you be available to cook fries/chips one Friday a week? How about cooking fish? If you would like to help out your Branch in either of these 'opportunities' please reply to me or leave your name at the office or bar.
|Note: September's General Meeting is moved to the Tuesday of Legion Week - September 22nd.
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Saturday, September 19th
This message is quite important to applicable WW2 veterans. Sorry if you're receiving this again but notice was received that for a very large number of recipients the email was not deliverable the second time. I removed a copied excerpt from a website but left the link; hopefully this works and all members receive this 3rd mailing.
VETERANS/THEIR FAMILIES MUST ACT QUICKLY!
Branch 60 member, Shawn Fowler, forwarded this announcement:
The French Gov’t has opened up nominations for the French Legion of Honour for our WW 2 veterans:
Many will know that the Government of France awarded the Legion of Honour to surviving veterans of the French campaign. In all, 639 awards were made but the Embassy was contacted by a number of eligible veterans who only learned of this after the fact. Today, the Embassy of France, through Veteran's Affairs Canada (VAC), announced that the program would be extended and that nominations would be accepted up to 31 July 2015. If you know of an eligible veteran please contact "Canada Remembers" at VAC for the nomination form. The contact is Jaime Cote. No e-mail or phone number but the address is 66 Slater, Ottawa, K1A 0P4
"The Government of France would like to pay special tribute to Canadian veterans who were part of that campaign by appointing them to the Legion of Honour, the highest honour conferred by the Government of France. The Department of Veterans Affairs has agreed to support this initiative, and we encourage you to participate by nominating candidates for this prestigious decoration.
The Embassy of France is looking for candidates who took part in the battles and military operations surrounding the landings and the campaign to liberate France between June 6 and Aug. 31, 1944. The decorations will be awarded in recognition of outstanding achievements in military or civilian life.
SEE ALSO: http://www.artillery.net/beta/liberation-of-france-noms
|Did you know there are books available in the lounge for you to take home and enjoy? They are located just to the left as you enter the doors into the lounge (next to the coat rack).
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED for FRIDAY FISH & CHIPS - once a month
The proceeds from Friday Fish & Chips are essential to the financial health of the Branch. As the executive will tell you, without Fish & Chips the Branch would have closed its doors long ago! It's that essential.
Fish and Chips are served at the Branch EVERY Friday from 5:00 to 7:00
There are four (4) Fish & Chips Teams
Each team volunteers ONCE a month
Each team includes table servers, plate preparators, chips cook, fish cook
The teams bond - there is great camaraderie - it's actually kind of fun
There are other volunteers serving the Branch during Friday Fish & Chips - they would appreciate 'a day off' once in a while
Due to various circumstances, VOLUNTEERS ARE NEEDED NOW
Please consider volunteering for your Branch for this important and rewarding cause. Bring a friend along as well - membership is not a requirement.
Respond by return email or contact the office/bar in person or call: 905-639-6400/905-639-6060.
The Branch needs BINGO CALLERS to continue the fun Saturday afternoons for our Bingo players. The Branch proceeds from Saturday Bingo are used for charitable assistance in the Burlington community.
Please consider volunteering a couple of hours for your Branch on Saturday afternoons: 2:00 to 4:00. The more that volunteer, the less number of 2-hours-on-Saturday each caller would be needed; ie, 'the more the merrier'.
No experience? - not to worry. Members are available to train.
This could be your first New Years resolution: facilitating fellow members enjoying a couple of hours on a Saturday afternoon and contributing to the financial assistance of those in need within the Burlington community.
|Anyone out there a bar tender? The Branch needs to hire at least 2, primarily for weekends. If you or someone you know could meet the qualifications in the job description below & attached and is available to work weekends, please contact the office: 905-639-6400 or bar 905-639-6060.
|Burlington's Partnership West Food Bank has placed a large blue box in the Branch lounge and has requested of Legion members and guests that they donate food for their current food drive into this box. Their mission (from web site http://partnershipwest.org/pwfb/) "...is to serve the needs of the community of Burlington by providing emergency food to residents in need in Burlington and to co-ordinate food and financial donations from local churches, organizations and individuals."
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Spare Change to the Pennie Jar on the Bar
All funds go toward paying down our mortgage.
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The Colour Party for Branch 60 is very much in need of a few new members to bolster our numbers. We are a kilted Colour Party with 40 years continuous service to Branch 60. We attend the monthly branch meeting and participate in 3 regular parades a year, plus any to which we are invited.. (i.e. Simcoe, London). There is not a large requirement in time so we can fit into most schedules. If you are interested, please either call Murray Sutherland at (905) 639-2686 in Burlington, or leave your name and number at the Branch 60 bar and I will certainly call back.
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