I am honored that I was nominated to be the President of Branch 220 for the year 2017/2018. This will be my fourth term as President. I have always maintained that it takes a great team to win, we are very lucky at our Branch to have such a great team on our executive and staff. The Town of Shelburne is growing faster than any of us ever expected. The Legion has done it's best to give our community what they want. This year I hope to give them even more. I will work hard this next year to accommodate the needs of Shelburne and it's people. We will be planning more events for our weekends. We have been working with the new businesses that are coming to our town to rent our facility until they can find a location of their own. We have done numerous fundraisers for local user groups and hope to continue helping out. We offer community service hours for our students. I have been meeting with the Classic Car Show committee as well as the Heritage Music Festival committee. These two events I intend on making bigger and better than last year. We have been putting a lot of our efforts into renovating and upgrading our large building. I am happy to say that there is a light at the end of that tunnel. We will be working towards insulation, heating and air conditioning in our Warriors Hall. Replacing the flooring at our First Avenue entrance and around the bar area. Another handicap door for our single door in the north parking lot. Repainting the outside of the building, drywall and repainting the Warriors Hall. These are very costly projects, but with our team and Volunteers I'm sure we can get it done.
I would like to THANK all our Comrades at 220 for their continued support.
2017/2018 Branch 220 Executive
Top Row (left to right):
Garry Netzke - 1st. Vice Pres., Sgt-At-Arms, Service Officer, Cadet Liaison, Membership Co-Chair.
Trish Brolly - Secretary
Philip Norris - Maintenance Chair, Co-PRO
Jill McIllwraith - Training and Development Chair, By-Law Chair, Co-Ways & Means
Ross Warman - Sports Chair, Senior/Service co-chair, Past President.
Gord Horseley - Padre, Assistant Sgt. at Arms
Lower Row ( left to right )
Dave McIntyre - Entertainment Chair, Co- Ways & Means.
Linda Orvis - 2nd. Vice President & Membership Co-Chair
Lesa Peat - President
Barb Defoe - Youth Education Chair, Co-Ways & Means.
Mary Warman - Bursary Chair.
President of the
Royal Canadian Legion
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