Recently our branch made 2 donations totalling $2097.17 to the Wilmot Family Resource Food Bank. These funds were raised at Christmas time for this purpose, through a 50/50 draw, silent auction and a donation from our Restless Seniors group.
Normally this donation is made in June when school has finished and the Food Bank resources are low for the summer. However with the strain on the Food Banks because of COVID-19 your branch Executive made the donation early to assist the Food Bank immediately.
We would like to thank all our members and members of the community for their support to make this donation possible.
With the continuing threat of the COVID-19 virus, the branch will be closed for the month of April.
Normally we start our annual nominations for the Branch Executive at this time of year. As a result of the Branch closure, Executive nominations will be held at our next planned general meeting on May 7th, with the elections at the following general meeting on June 4th.
These are difficult times, unlike anything most of us have seen in our lifetimes. The Branch Executive wishes everyone good health through this trial. Your health and well-being is our top concern and the reason we have paused Branch operations. However the Branch thrives because of the participation of members and guests. Our operating margins are very small, with any profits supporting veterans and the community. When we reopen, we urge everyone to do their part to ensure the Branch continues to provide the service it does. For some of you that could mean volunteering to join the Executive; for others, volunteering to support special events; but for all, please support the Branch by taking part in the many activities, from Friday night dinners, to entertainment evenings, and to the many special events. Details are always available on our Website or on Social Media (Facebook and Twitter).
We look forward to seeing everyone in comradeship as soon as circumstances allow.
Due to the ongoing threat of the COVID-19 virus, and in line with government health recommendations, we have decided to close the New Hamburg Legion Branch as of Tuesday, 17 March. Further communications will follow as the circumstance changes.
We wish good health for all our members and visitors and look forward to when we can again share some comradeship.