Southampton Legion Br. 155 News

Where did the summer go?

We had a great time here and looking forward to the fall events.

I just got back from the National Legion Convention.  I’m so glad I went.  It allowed me the opportunity to better understand the specific challenges goals and objectives of HQ Command and be better able to navigate and expedite our opportunities and challenges better on behalf of Branch 155.

I must add the direct personal relationships, and I hope credibility, built with Legion House Senior staff, National and Provincial executives will do much to ensure our voice is clearly heard and supported. Contacts made with legions from across the country have presented ideas and opportunities to adopt best practices and borrow methods found effective in other branches.

Raising the Roof at 11 Grosvenor

Thanks to all who attended the special meeting to approve the expenditure of a new roof. Yes, $50,000 is a huge amount for a little legion but its past due and we need to keep the liquor store dry and open. Having the roof complete will allow us to continue with our renovations.

Now, if we can just find a better way of paying for it. I hate taking $ out of our reserves.

I’d like to thank everyone who has been helping out in all aspects of our Legion.  We have a long ways to go.


Interested in a full or part time job as bar steward?  We are looking for 2 experienced hospitality specialist to help keep our legion the friendliest in town!

Hours are negotiable, your enthusiasm and professionalism is not.


Mon. Sept. 10   Pool League  7 p.m.
Tues. Sept. 11   Pool League  7 p.m
            and every Monday and Tuesday night.
Sat. Sept. 22 Elimination Draw 3 p.m – Ribs, wings, and fries, Sapsuckers at 8 p.m.
Fri. Sept. 28  Pubkin Crawl, Eliza Jane Caleigh Band  8 p.m.
Sat. Sept. 29   Steak Shoot 3 p.m.

Still some elimination tickets available at the bar – $10.00 each

John’s Jokes

You may be living in Canada if: 

>Your local Dairy Queen (ice cream shop) is closed from September through May
>Someone in a Home Depot offers your assistance… and they don’t work there
>You’ve worn shorts and a parka at the same time
>You’ve had a lengthy telephone conversation with someone who dialed the wrong number
>“Vacation” means going anywhere south of Muncie for the weekend 
>You measure distance in hours 
>You know several people who have hit a deer more than once 
>You have switched from “heat” to “A/C” in the same day and back again 
>You can drive 90 km/hr. through 2 feet of snow during a raging blizzard without flinching
>You install security lights on your house and garage, but leave both unlocked 
>You carry jumpers in your car and your wife knows how to use them 
>You design your kid’s Halloween costume to fit over a snowsuit 
>The speed limit on the highway is 80 km and you’re going 90 and everybody is passing you 
>Driving is better in the winter because the potholes are filled with snow 
>You know all 4 seasons: almost winter, winter, still winter and road construction 
>You have more miles on your snow blower than your car 
>You find 2 degrees “a little” chilly 

If you actually understand these Canadian jokes, you definitely live in Canada!