Legoin ladies planning Remembrance Day tea

The Legion Ladies Auxiliary of Br. #29 held its general meeting on Wednesday, Sept. 14 with 50 members in attendance.
The meeting was opened by President Silvia Gunderson. The Auxiliary Charter was draped in memory of Dora Clairmont.
Rebecca Bliss and Judy Kielzewski were initiated as new members.
President Silvia reported that treasurer Diana Engstrom has moved to British Columbia and so someone is needed to take on the position until the end of this year.
If anyone is interested, please contact President Silvia.
The accounts and correspondence were presented and dealt with as appropriate.
Ways and Means chair Jeanne Cawston then reported that we have a busy season ahead and requested volunteers to help work at the various banquets and Christmas parties we will be catering to.
Sgt.-at-Arms Yvonne Chambers reported the Colour Party had attended all district parades during the summer. She invited all members to join the Colour Party at either parades or funerals, and stressed it is not necessary to have a uniform in order to attend these events.
She also advised that in conjunction with the Branch Colour Party, there will be a walleye supper in September and October, as well as a large flea market sale on Oct. 8.
If anyone wishes to donate items for this sale, please drop them off at the Legion or call 274-6228 for pick-up.
In other news, there will be workshops on Oct. 13 and 14 to make cabbage rolls and again on October 20-21 to make perogies for the Remembrance Day tea to be held on Sunday, Nov. 6.
If any member has some free time on Friday nights, we urgently need workers at the Bingo Hall. Government regulations require members of the Auxiliary to work at our Bingos so if you can spare a couple of hours, please give Linda Larocque or Silvia Gunderson a call.
Membership chair Josie Miller reminded everyone about the early-bird draw if you pay your membership early.
Vice-president Alfreda Easton reported that plans were well in hand for the Remembrance Day tea. All the conveners are asked to recruit an assistant and to have their helpers as soon as possible.
This year we are trying something new—a used jewellery table with Josie Miller as convener. If you have any items you wish to donate for this, please contact her.
Josie again is seeking pictures of veterans to be scanned for posters. If you have photos, please drop them off to her (she will scan them and return them).
These posters are used to decorate the hall at the tea and receive many favourable comments from the public.
If any member is willing to volunteer their services at the Remembrance Day tea, please let Alfreda know as soon as possible.
This year’s raffle prizes are a digital movie camera and a handmade quilt/quilt rack. Tickets are available from most auxiliary members at a cost of just $2 each.
The lucky winner of the August birthday draw was Joan Taylor while Anna Bliss won the September birthday draw. The attendance winner was Evelyn Gosselin.
The auxiliary’s next meeting will be a potluck on Oct. 12.

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