Colborne Legion President John Ton and 2nd Vice-President Bill Chisholm were on hand today to receive a donation of a Silver Cross. Lucia Herwig presented the medal on behalf of the estate of the late Comrade Lucille Moore Ferguson. Ms Ferguson was the niece of Private Earl Chancey Moore (top right) who died at Vimy Ridge on May 8, 1917. Ms. Herwig was executor and family friend of Lucille Ferguson.
Pte. Moore was born June 27, 1897 to Andrew and Amanda Moore of Cramahe Township. He enlisted at Cobourg on January 29, 1916 into the 139th Overseas Battalion. He was with the 28th Battalion Canadian Infantry (Saskatchewan Regiment) when he died. (more…)
Our annual opportunity to thank deserving members of the branch and the community for their service took place on Saturday, May 6th.
Those in attendance enjoyed a lovely buffet by Black Dress Catering.
Members of the executive received their past officers’ for the committees they served on. Thirteen Associate members received service pins which are given for each five years of service completed. Eight Affiliate members received service pins. Fourty-two received volunteer recognition for helping on three or more events over the last year.
The branch was pleased to present the Volunteer of the Year award to Jane Malkin and Norma Johnston for their faithful service to the branch.
Comrade Gerry Howe was the recipient of the Legionnaire of the Year (the Charles Bugg Award).
Congratulations to all and a big thanks from the branch for your service to the Legion.
Comrade John Ton presents Mayor Marc Coombs with the first poppy of the 2016 Poppy Campaign.
From the Fort McMurray Fundraiser Committee:
A special thank you to all those that helped make this event a Success! Including:
The Big Apple
Steacy Dismantling Ltd.
Essex Top Crop
The Smoke House
Paws & Clawz.
Mr. & Mrs. T. Pettibone
Bill Spence Chevrolet
Gunner Estate Auctions
Beyond the Blue Box
Barbell Smith Art Studio
Rutherford Fruit Market
Oasis Bar & Grill
Home Hardware – Cobourg
Shelter Valley Golf
Home Hardware – Colborne
Mr. & Mrs. W. Lutton
TN S Cobourg Health
Newman Oliver Insurance
Black Dress Catering
Along with Anonymous Donations helped us raise $3400
Committee Cooks Kitchen Auctioneers Door
Carole Richard Fran Doug Deanna
Howard Steve Norma Bill
Time to pay 2017 dues is approaching. The Early Bird Campaign starts on September 1st.
At the Dominion Convention held in June, a motion was passed to raise the per capita both this year and next.
Per Capita is the portion of dues the branch has to send to Command each year. The increases mean our branch dues need to also go up.
The executive has discussed this and feels the dues will rise once, this year, and not next year.
The increase will not take effect until after the General Meeting on September 20th even though the increased payment to Command will start on September 1st.
So, if you wish to save $5 on your 2017 dues, pay before September 20th.