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Information for Members

March and April – two key months

April: Nominations deadline for executive positions, including president, first vice-president, second-vice president, etc.

May: Elections take place at the general meeting.


General Meetings

The branch shall hold its monthly General Meetings on the 3rd Tuesday of the months of June, September, October, November and December; February, March, April and May, starting at 7:30 PM. The Months of July, August and January shall be excluded.

All meetings are run according to the rules set down in Rules of Procedure for Legion Meetings (which are very similar to Roberts Rules of Order). The general format is as follows:

• All members must sign the attendance logbook. At the same table, they can pick up copies of the minutes of the last meeting, the proposed agenda for the current meeting, the monthly financial report, and any other reports.
• All meetings commence with the chairperson calling the meeting to order. A Ceremony of Remembrance is observed.
• The Sergeant at Arms reports to the chairperson on whether or not a quorum has been achieved.
• A roll call is taken of the executive officers.
• An agenda is presented to the meeting for approval.
• If there are new members, they will be admitted to the Royal Canadian Legion and to the Westboro Branch in a short ceremony.
• The president gives his report. His, and all reports by the executive officers, are submitted to the meeting for approval, and voted on.
• The treasurer gives the monthly financial report.
• The Sergeant at Arms gives a report on ceremonial events. These include such things as requests by a family to provide a colour party for the internment or memorial services for deceased veterans.
• The various chairpersons then give their reports to the meeting for approval.
• When the reports have been received, the chairperson asks if there is any new business. At this point, any attendee can put forth a motion. If someone seconds it, a discussion will follow. Unless the motion is withdrawn or tabled, a vote will be held.
• The final vote of the evening is on a motion to adjourn. When that motion is passed, there is a short ceremony, and the meeting is concluded.

Executive Meetings

Executive meetings are open to the executive officers and standing committee chairpersons only. They are held on the second Tuesday of every month.

Time and location: 7 p.m. at the upstairs lounge board table


MONDAY          1 p.m. - 6 p.m.

TUESDAY           1 p.m. - 6 p.m.

WEDNESDAY    1 p.m. -10 p.m. (UPSTAIRS)

               4 p.m. - 9 p.m. (DOWNSTAIRS)

THURSDAY        1 p.m. – 6 p.m. (UPSTAIRS)

               6 p.m. – 10 p.m. (September to April DOWNSTAIRS)

FRIDAY – 12 noon – 7 p.m.

SATURDAY – 12 noon – 6 p.m.*

               *Open until 11 p.m. twice a month (2ND & 4TH Saturdays) : (live entertainment)

SUNDAY               12 noon – 6 p.m.

Legion Dress

All Legion members can, and are encouraged to, wear the official Legion uniform: white shirt, rep tie, gray slacks/skirt and blue blazer with a Legion crest sewn to the breast pocket. These items are easily obtained, reasonably uniform in appearance, and can be readily obtained from the Legion store or other clothing retailers. There are no ranks in the Legion, so everyone, from the branch president to regular members, can wear the same uniform.

Section 102 in the
Ritual, Awards and Insignia manual (Fran
çais) goes into the detail of it from how to wear the beret right down to the colour of the socks.

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