The Royal Canadian Legion
COMBER (CNI. No. 241) BRANCH
P.O. BOX 22
MARCH, 2005 MEMBERSHIP NEWWSLETTER
Good day Comrades! This letter is to inform you of activities at your Branch!
Check www.legion241.com for upcoming events!
Should you wish to receive this newsletter by e-mail, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
In case you haven’t noticed, we have a new website for the Branch www.legion241.com. The gentleman that had prepared our web-page as part of www.lakeshoreontario.com decided to end his project, so Comrade Rosie Tremblay has offered to get our website up and running. And I must say that it looks pretty darn good too!!
YOUR ATTENTION PLEASE!!
ST PATRICK’S DAY SUPPER & SENIORS SPRING FLING
THURSDAY, MARCH 17TH, 2005 at the Branch
Stop in and enjoy an afternoon of music, games and a hearty serving of stew to warm you up!! (Perhaps a green beverage to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day)
Music will be by “BERT LIVE” Starting at 3:00 p.m.
Supper served from 4:30 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. (while quantities last)
COST -- $5.00 EACH
DO YOU RECOGNILZE ANY OF THESE RICH PEOPLE??
They are the big winners in the COMBER LEGION WEEKLY LOONIE DRAW in the past 6 months!!
September 4/04 Tom Dunlop $472.00
September 11/04 Lyle Mayhew $ 64.00
October 9/04 Gay Lynn Dupuis $333.00
October 16/04 Jeff Morris $ 68.00
November 6/04 Sandy Smith $240.00
December 11/04 Sandy Smith $423.00
January 8/05 Rosie Tremblay $332.00
January 29/05 Mike Tetreault $233.00
You can be a winner too!! For only a $1.00 a week, 100% Payout. Sign up-today!
“They served till death! Why not we?”
EASTER MEAT DRAW
SATURDAY, MARCH 19TH AT 3:30 P.M.
6 HAMS & TURKEYS TO BE WON
DON’T MISS IT!
BUILDING FUND - BUILDING FUND LOAN OWING - $10,874.53
We wish to thank the following comrades and local businesses for their sponsorship of the
dart board advertising in the Branch. Please thank & support these contributors to our Branch!
Tim Rowsom, Craig Ainslie, Lavin Realty - Pat Lavin, Woodslee Credit Union,
Paul & Doreen Reaume - Reaume Funeral Home, Yurke Sales & Service Ltd.,
County Concrete Ornamentals - Tom & Phyllis Tate, Comber Foodtown,
Comber Drug Store, Jack Smith Fuels, Jack Morris Auction Service,
Comber Chamber of Commerce, REM Insurance - Bob & Ruth Miner,
Remi’s Shop, Comber Country Depot, Frances Marchand Accounting Service
The Branch would also like to thank the following for donations to the Building Fund in memory of Barry Lonsbary -- Marion Wright, Jean & Jeff Reid, Craig Ainslie,
Bruce & Diane Dietrich, Dan Yurke, Lyle & Irene Morris,
Glen & Dorothy Dalgleish
In case you missed it, the CHRISTMAS BASKET DRAW WINNER
was Ticket #067 - Gary Monminie Leamington, Ontario.
Thanks to everyone that purchased tickets!
Everyone at the Branch have been working hard with all the activities and functions held since the first of the year. The winter months have been very busy ones.
What’s new?? We have our own web site now at www.1egion241.com and you should visit it soon. It outlines upcoming events and has information for all of us to enjoy. We are very proud of this site and if you have any information that would help make it better, just e-mail us or drop in at the Branch with your suggestions.
There are sections for membership, the newsletter is there, and it also has a section about the Comber Veterans Memorial Gardens. Tell your friends to check the site for news and upcoming events at the Branch.
Just a reminder to those of you that have not paid your dues yet, you are past due as of January 1st, 2005. You can pay them at the Branch. These dues are an important part of the Branch operation so please continue your support and keep your membership current! Spring is coming soon and we have lots of activities and celebrations planned!!
So come out; enjoy yourself and support this great organization!!
I will see you at the Branch!
Comrade Lyle Morris
Branch #241 - President
YOUR BRANCH HALL IS AVAILABLE FOR RENTALS!!
Meetings, bridal and baby showers, parties and dances, or any kind of event where you need a little more room than you have at home. Contact the Branch at 687-2201 for information and booking details.
We would like to thank everyone for attending the past events & making the Branch the great place to meet & enjoy each others company. New Years Eve Party & New Years Day Open House, Super Bowl Bash, 3rd Annual Chili Cookoff (won by Bob Smith with his Comber Legion Beer-Drinking Chili - both Judges and Crowd Favourite), all these went well.
I wish to thank our Chili Cookoff Judges - Peter, Katarina, & Johanna for their diligence and persistence in tasting all twelve entries plus for their donation of the buns for this evening. Also, thanks to Comrades Joan Mosey, Bruce & Diane Dietrich, Lyle & Irene Morris, and Donna Russello for their efforts on this evening. It wouldn’t happen without you!
Slo-pitch in the snow?? It happened on the 26th and from what I heard, it was quite fun, what a time!! C-C-Cold but fun! Thanks to Comrades Mike Schram -Lyle Morris and Bruce Dietrich, plus all the players for attending. Special thanks to the Ladies Auxiliary for their hot food to warm up the all the players.
STEAK BAR—B-QUE --SATURDAY, APRIL 9TH
5:00 P.M. START -- $13.00 PER PERSON
TICKETS AVAILABLE AT THE BRANCH WITH MUSIC TO FOLLOW
The Branch is holding a raffle on three prizes with proceeds towards the Building fund.
1st Prize -32” Colour Television
2nd Prize -27” Colour Television
3rd Prize -$100.00 Cash
The televisions are on display at the Branch and this draw will be held during Legion Week
September 24, 2005 at 5:00 p.m. Please check them out and purchase a ticket on these prizes!
UPCOMING / ONGOING AT YOUR BRANCH -
Mondays - Cribbage 7:30 pm; Tuesdays: Euchre 7:30 pm;
Wednesdays - Beginners Line Dancing; Thursdays: Line Dancing
Friday Nights: Mixed Darts 8:00 pm; Meal Deal - served from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m
Saturdays: Pepper - 2:30 pm & Weekly Meat Draws 3:30p.m.
Dates to Watch For:
Thursday, March 17 St. Patrick’s Day & Seniors Spring Fling
Saturday, March 19 Special Easter Meat Draw
Saturday, April 9- Steak Bar-B-Que Fundraiser for Branch
All members are invited to the next Branch meeting! Tuesday, April 5th at 7:30p.m.
Branch #241 Ways & Means Chairman