Southampton Legion Br. 155 – Oct./Nov. News

HELLO COMRADES

AND GOODBYE SUMMER!! (WHERE DID IT GO?)  
WE HAVE LOTS TO TALK ABOUT, SO I GUESS WE HAVE BEEN BUSY!!!

WE HAVE A NEW ROOF!!

¬†I’M DELIGHTED TO REPORT WE HAVE A NEW ROOF! DONE EARLY AND ON BUDGET!! THANKS TO¬†HAROLD COWAN¬†FOR REVIEWING THE CONTRACTORS WORK!

 $40,000 IS A BIG OUTLAY FOR A SMALL BRANCH, BUT LONG PAST DUE AND NEEDED. THE LEGION IS VERY GOOD AT SPENDING TIME AND ENERGY GENERATING FUNDS FOR THE COMMUNITY. THAT BEING SAID, ANY HELP OFFSETTING THE ROOF EXPENSE WOULD BE APPRECIATED.

NEW LOUNGE TV NEEDED

¬†AFTER YEARS OF FAITHFUL SERVICE IT’S TIME TO GET A NEW TV FOR THE BAR.¬† DONATIONS GRATEFULLY ACCEPTED AND FUNDRAISING HAS STARTED!

¬†WE ARE RAFFLING OFF A¬†55‚ÄĚ TV.¬†TICKETS ARE $5.00 AND AVAILABLE AT THE BAR.

 OUR ANNUAL REVIEW IS COMPLETE!  

 SPECIAL THANKS TO TREASURER SANDY MAZMANIAN AND SECRETARY VICKY PICKUP FOR SETTING US UP FOR ANOTHER GOLD STAR!!!

 FINANCIAL ADVISORY COMMITTEE REVIEW IS COMPLETE

 SPECIAL THANKS TO JEAN DOWNS OF LADIES AUX, DAVE HELWIG, AND STEVE SMITH FOR THEIR TIME, ENERGY AND CONTRIBUTIONS IN REVIEWING OUR BOOKS AND BUSINESS PRACTICES. THE ADVISORY COMMITTEE ENSURES TRANSPARENCY AND HELPS BUILD BETTER BUSINESS PRACTICES AS WE GROW AND EXPAND BRANCH 155.

 BANNER FOR FALLEN SHOULDERS

 THANKS TO THE WORK OF BILL STREETER WE HAVE 5 ADDITIONAL BANNERS WITH PHOTOS OF WW1, WW2 SOLDIERS BEING ADDED TO THE STREETS OF SOUTHAMPTON THIS YEAR!

 100 YEARS SINCE ARMISTICE AND REMEMBRANCE DAY PREPARATION

 THIS IS THE 100TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE END OF WW1 AND BR. 155 IS DOING ITS BEST TO RECOGNIZE THIS SOLEMN CENTENNIAL.

  OUR CURRENT PLANNED EVENTS

 NOV 3  CHANTRY CENTRE TEA AND GUEST SPEAKER

 NOV 9 LEGION SPONSORED WINTER HAWKS HOCKEY GAME AND AUCTION

¬†NOV 10¬† BRUCE MUSEUM 1:30pm ‚Äď 3:30pm

A LECTURE ON THIS IMPORTANT HISTORICAL EVENT FOLLOWED BY FOR A CONCERT OF WARTIME MUSIC WITH THE CHARLIE BELL TRIO. 

 NOV 10  SOUTHAMPTON TOWN HALL 7:00pm

JOIN US IN ENJOYING THE MUSIC MELODIES AND MARCHES OF THE EARLY 1900’S WITH THE SOUTHAMPTON CONCERT BAND, 45 MUSICIANS STRONG

 NOV 11 SOUTHAMPTON CENOTAPH 10:45am

REMEMBRANCE DAY CEREMONY

 NOV 11 SOUTHAMPTON CENOTAPH 4:30pm

100 BELLS OF REMEMBRANCE SUNSET CEREMONY

 AT SUNSET, THE BELLS AT THE TOWN HALL AND CHURCHES WILL RING 100 TIMES. THE WIARTON PIPE AND DRUM BAND WILL THEN PLAY AMAZING GRACE AND OTHER SONGS FOLLOWED BY A BRIEF CEREMONY.  PLEASE COME BACK TO THE LEGION AND ENJOY A CONCERT BY THE WIARTON PIPE AND DRUM, FOLLOWED BY DANCE MUSIC.

OCTOBER EVENTS

 WED. OCT. 3  РGENERAL MEETING, 8:00pm
 FRI. OCT. 5   UNVEILING OF 5 NEW BANNER 2:00-4:00
¬†FRI. OCT.12¬†–¬† WINGS AND FRIES MINI MEAT ROLL, AFTER 5
¬†SAT. OCT. 13¬†–¬† PETE PETRIK AND FRIENDS, 3:00pm
 SUN. OCT. 14  РLENNY DOLL EUCHRE TOURNAMENT
                            REGISTER 1:00pm, PLAY starts at 1:30pm.
                            SIGNUP SHEET AT THE BAR FOR ANYONE WISHING TO DONATE FOOD.
FRI. OCT. 19   РLADIES AUXILIARY SPAGHETTI AND MEAT BALL DINNER, $15.00, 5:00-7:00pm
                           TICKETS AVAILABLE AT THE BAR.
 SAT. OCT. 20  РCHARLIE SHELDON DART TOURNAMENT
                           REGISTER 1:00pm, PLAY starts at 1:30pm.
                           $10.00
 SAT. OCT. 27   РSTEAK SHOOT, 3:00pm
 SUN. OCT.28     ZONE DARTS

ONGOING EVENTS

TV BINGO EVERY TUESDAY, 7:30pm
CARDS EVERY THURSDAY AFTERNOON, 3:00pm
“NEW”¬† FUN DARTS¬†EVERY THURSDAY, 7:00pm
SAUGEEN POOL LEAGUE EVERY MONDAY AND TUESDAY, 7:30pm
 

JOHNS JOKES

 LET ME START WITH A GROANER!!! (Surprised???)

How do you fix a broken pumpkin?
With a pumpkin patch

My dog Storm used to chase people on a bike a lot. It got so bad I had to take his bike away.

Last week I told Lea to have a good day. So she went home.

With the trade agreement, this autumn we can look forward to falling leaves and rising gas prices.
We’ll be raking it up while the oil companies are raking it in.

John Willetts