Membership

Early Bird Campaign Winners for 2019

Bruce Brown          John Chafe             Charlotte Kerr          Dusan Milic

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Just a note of welcome from Branch #11 to the new members who have joined/transferred into our Branch since the last newsletter:

Doug Berger, Sandra Lougheed, Brad McCourt and Geraldine Pennie.

 

WELCOME TO OUR NEW MEMBERS and we hope that you will continue to support the Branch that you chose to join.

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THANK YOU, THANK YOU 

Again this year, a note of thanks to all the members who have sent in pre-addressed, stamped envelopes for the mailing of their membership cards to them. We also had a number of members send in extra stamps or money to buy postage. I cannot express enough thanks to all the members who have sent in pre-addressed, stamped envelopes, money for stamps or stamps, as this little bit on your part contributes a lot to our finances. I have probably had at least 100 of our members do this little thing and for your Branch this translates into 100 times the cost of  postage + GST and 100 times the cost of an envelope as well as the money for stamps or actual stamp donations that we received. Every little bit on your part helps out the bottom line in OUR great Branch. Again, thank you, thank you.

Cathy Cole

Membership Chairman

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Become a Legionnaire and join the finest Veterans organization in the world

Click on the Royal Canadian Legion Membership Application form  below

and submit it to the Branch Membership Chairman

Membership Application

The Membership numbers as of December 31, 2017 are as follows:

Life
Ordinary
Associate
Voting Affiliate
Strength
Non-Voting Affiliate
Total Membership

7

61

181

80

329

0

329

 

All applications for membership are subject to the General By-Laws of  The Royal Canadian Legion and approval by the local branch to which the application is made.

You may be eligible for membership in a Canadian branch of The Royal Canadian Legion if you are a Canadian citizen or Commonwealth subject and are of federal voting age.

There are four membership categories, each with different qualifications. The criteria for each category are as follows:

Ordinary Membership – You may be eligible for Ordinary membership if you have served or are serving in:

Associate Membership – If you do not qualify for Ordinary membership you may be eligible for Associate membership if you:

Affiliate Voting Membership – If you do not qualify for Ordinary or Associate membership but support the aims and objects of The Royal Canadian Legion you may apply for Affiliate Voting membership.

Affiliate Non-Voting Membership – If you are a non-Canadian citizen or a non-Commonwealth subject from an Allied nation and support the aims and objects of The Royal Canadian Legion, you may apply for Affiliate Non-Voting membership. These members shall have the same rights as all other members except the rights to vote and hold office. A member admitted under this Section is not permitted to apply for voting status unless otherwise qualified.

Why Join?

By joining The Royal Canadian Legion you will have the opportunity to make new friends, become involved with your community and to develop and share your leadership skills. You will help to perpetuate the Remembrance of those who gave so much for the freedom and prosperity we enjoy today and the proud heritage of this great Canadian organization will be enriched by the enthusiasm, energy and new ideas that you bring to it.

Here are just some of the many benefits membership in The Royal Canadian Legion brings:

Social Activities – Our branch has recreational facilities and a licensed lounge. Members can enjoy a wide variety of social events such as dances, barbeques, entertainment and a host of other special events.

Member Sports – The Legion has sporting events such as darts, curling, cribbage and golf, with competitions ranging from local, provincial to national levels.

Member Benefits Package – The Legion has developed a relationship with a number of corporate partners to provide products and services to its members. Some of the partners include a home and auto insurance company, health care services, a credit card company, and an auto club to name a few. Only Legion members are entitled to the benefits offered.

Community Service -You can serve your community by assisting with the many Legion programs in support of youth, seniors, the disabled and others. The Legion also provides bursaries and scholarships to students from Secondary School to the University level and is the largest single supporter of Scouts and Guides in Canada. It is also a major supporter of sea, army and air cadets.

Leadership – You will have the opportunity to grow within this great organization. The Legion needs members who can take on the Leadership challenge. If this is where your interest lies you can become involved by serving on the branch executive. You may even wish to go to higher levels such as zone, district or provincial. You may even aspire to the national level. Every Dominion President who has served in this capacity started out as a branch member. You, too, could one day be President of the largest community service organization in Canada.

Service – As Canada’s largest volunteer organization, tremendous intangible benefits are gained through the commitment of members to fulfill the mandate of remembrance, service to the community and our country. Our fallen comrades served in battle, you have“another way to serve” by joining The Royal Canadian Legion.

LegioMagazine – Your membership includes a subscription to the Legion Magazine which is published six times a year. It contains articles on various topics including history, current events and general interest stories, as well as keeping members up-to-date on the many and varied Legion activities. It also contains a section dedicated to the recognition of those who served their country.

The many opportunities and programs offered by The Royal Canadian Legion are identified throughout our web site or you may wish to contact us for more information.

 

RCL Br 11 - 9 Dawes Rd. Toronto, ON M4C 5A8
clubroom (416) 699 1353 office (416) 699 1353 fax (416) 699 1831