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Our web site was developed to welcome you to the Royal Canadian Legion, Bowness Branch No: 238, Calgary, Alberta – chartered 70-years ago on December 31, 1947.

So come on in – see what we are about –  try out a game or two – who knows, you might even get to like us and become a member!

Bowness Branch No. 238 has been around.  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 excel as “The Last Waterhole West!”

 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.

2018  MEMBERSHIP CARDS AVAILABLE

There is a new membership card system starting this year. When you receive your 2018 Membership Card it will be PLASTIC – like a credit or ID card. On the back will be a place to put the renewal stickers when you pay your membership!

                     Executive Committee

Branch President (Building Representative) Brian T. Grewcutt (Donations) rclpres@telus.net
First Vice-President Lorne Prescott (Membership) rcl238v1@telus.net
Second Vice-President (Texas Hold ‘Em & Golf Tournament) Brian Cherry (Poppy)
Third Vice-President, (Sports & District Representative) Lyle Kent
Immediate Past-President & (Service Officer) Mike Grace
Treasurer (Annual Silent Auction & Casino) Margaret Cole rcl238tre@telus.net
Secretary (Public Relations, Webmaster & Vice-Chair Poppy Fund) Patrick D. (Pat) Almond rcl238sec@telus.net
Sergeant-at-Arms Norman Cole
Entertainment Gordon Barge
Stampede Committee Debbie Starling
Seniors Stampede BBQ & Seniors Christmas Dinner Darlene Halsall
Complaints To be named by the President on a case-by-case basis.
Hospital Visits & Decorations Cynthia Cherry
Fundraising & Special Events Lisa Schupp

Parenthesis (brackets) indicate other duties volunteered for.

 

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PAST-PRESIDENT ROY SMITH AWARDED THE ROYAL CANADIAN LEGION

“MERITORIOUS SERVICE MEDAL”

The highest award that can be granted to Ordinary, Associate or Affiliate Voting Members by The Royal Canadian Legion.

Roy originally joined the Royal Canadian Legion after immigrating to Canada from England in 1951 going to Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario. He came to Calgary in 1965 and moved into Bowness, joining our Branch at that time. Over the years he has pretty much done every job in the Branch, including laying the bricks as a Journeyman Mason when the Branch built an extension! President several times and always willing to take on an extra task he is so well deserving of this prestigious award that the Branch is very glad to see that both Alberta and Northwest Territories Command and Dominion approved the Branch request for presentation at the Branch General Meeting on Monday, September 25th. Congratulations Roy for well over 50-years of hard work and support to your Legion.

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Some of Our People

Brian G. Grewcutt, President

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

Norman Cole, Sergeant-at-Arms

Piper, Mike Marshall & Colour Party

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Lisa Schupp, Chair – Special Events & Fundraising

E-MAIL ADDRESSES

EVERY YEAR WE ASK YOU TO UPDATE YOUR INFORMATION

OUR SECRETARY AND MEMBERSHIP 1ST VICE PRESIDENT HAVE SEEN FAR TOO MANY

“NO CHANGES”

Sorry Members, but in far too many instances we have found people have not only changed their addresses but also their Phone numbers and E-mail addresses. Of the first 10 slips filled in – 8 yes – EIGHT had changes we did not know about!

And members complain that we are not keeping them up-to-date with what is going on!

Do you realize that to hold a Special General Meeting we have to notify EVERY MEMBER of the meeting and why it is being called. Do you ALSO realize that to do that to our over 600 members by mail it would  cost a minimum of $0.85 a MEMBER or over $500.00!

SO MEMBERS, WHEN YOU RENEW:

PLEASE update your phone, email and address. A recent count of E-mail addresses showed that we have less than 150 E-mail addresses but over 600 members! We do not give out E-mail addresses to anybody. Having them available when we must send out meeting and activity notices would save us $0.85 a member at Canada Post. PLUS the paper, envelopes and the stuffing of envelopes – so please help us to keep our costs down. The bar has the paper information slips just for this purpose, so next time you are in. . . . . . .

DO IT!

PLEASE DON’T WRITE – “NO CHANGE!”

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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

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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