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Royal Canadian Legion Branch

About Us

Our web site was developed to welcome you to the Royal Canadian Legion, Bowness Branch # 238, Calgary, Alberta – chartered 70-years ago on December 31, 1947. We will celebrate our 70th Birthday on October 21st. Details to be published later – check on the  “Events” page or our Calendar from time to time.

Bowness Branch No. 238 has been around for quite a long while as you can see so please take some time reading through our website to see what we do and also check out our upcoming events. During the Calgary Exhibition and Stampede we EXCELL as “The Last Waterhole West!

                          Executive Committee

Branch President Brian Grewcutt (Donations)rclpres@telus.net
First Vice-President Lorne Prescott (Membership) rcl238V1@telus.net
Second Vice-President Brian Cherry (Poppy)
Third Vice-President Lyle Kent (Sports & Area Representative)
Immediate Past-President Mike Grace (Service Officer)
Treasurer Margaret Cole rcl238tre@telus.net
Secretary Patrick Almond rcl238sec@telus.net
Sergeant-at-Arms Norman Cole
Building Rep Brian Grewcutt
Entertainment Gordon Barge
Stampede Debbie Starling
Seniors Stampede BBQ & Seniors Christmas Dinner Darlene Halsall
Complaints To be named by the President on a case-by-case basis.
Public Relations & Webmaster Patrick Almond
Hospital Visits & Decorations Cynthia Cherry
Fundraising & Special Events Lisa Schupp

Some of Our People

Brian G. Grewcutt, President

Barb Colby, President, Branch 238 Ladies Auxiliary; Mike Grace, now Immediate Past-president, Branch 238 & Margaret Cole, now Branch 238 Treasurer

Norman Cole, Sergeant-at-Arms

Piper, Mike Marshall & Colour Party

Mike is also the Executive Director of the Calgary Branches Poppy Fund and Veterans Food Bank

 

Lisa Schupp, Chair – Special Events & Fundraising

GENERAL MEETING DATES

2017: January 23; March 27; May 29; September 25; October 23 (Nominations for Officers & Executive ); November 27 (Election of Officers & Executive).

ALL MEMBERS ARE WELCOME BUT THEY MUST HAVE THEIR CURRENT MEMBERSHIP CARD TO SHOW THE SGT-AT-ARMS AT THE DOOR.

MEMBERSHIP AND 2017  MEMBERSHIP CARDS AVAILABLE

The Branch apologises for the delay in receiving some membership cards. However, it is beyond the control of the Branch

Please update your phone, email and address as soon as possible when it has changed. A recent count of E-mail addresses showed that we have less than 150 E-mail addresses but over 650 members! We do not give out E-mail addresses and having them available when we must send out meeting notices would save us $0.92 a member – so please help us to keep our costs down. The bar has paper slips just for this purpose, so next time you are in. . . . . . .

Membership Cost is as follows:

Ordinary member – any age is $45.00

Associate and Affiliate – senior (65+) $45.00

Associate and Affiliate – under 65  $52.00

Don’t miss your opportunity to keep the many benefits of your Legion membership.

For 2018 renew your membership by the Early Bird deadline – November 30th and  you will:

·         Keep your account in good standing

·         Maintain years of continuous service

·         Support the Branch and its programs

·         Ensure delivery of LEGION Magazine

AND get in the draw for 1 of 3-paid-for memberships for being an “Early Bird!”

Encourage a friend or family member to join, too! Every member makes a difference. Don’t forget you need a proposer and a seconder from existing Branch Members followed by approval from the Branch Executive Committee.

We look forward to seeing you soon!

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