Royal Canadian Legion
IMPORTANT MESSAGE FROM MEMBERSHIP COMMITTEE
RE: Misinformation within the Membership Community at Branch 60
Misinformation is defined as false information, regardless of intent to deceive, as opposed to disinformation, intended to deceive.
Our Membership Committee would like to dispel all concerns regarding enrolling and renewing ONLINE.
There is a concern out there that ONLINE ENROLLMENT and RENEWAL at the Dominion Command level is a tool to rob the branches of their portion of the $55 dues amount. NOT SO.
Scenario 1 : Member pays Branch 60 (in person or by Canada Post)
Branch 60 Dues: $55.00
Branch pays D.C. a per capita tax: $34.87
Branch 60's kept portion: $20.13
Scenario 2 : Member pays D.C. ONLINE
D.C. receives: $55.00
D.C. sends to Branch 60 by EFT (electronically) $20.13
These Electronic Funds Transfers (EFT's) occur monthly, in a lump sum, and shows a list of that month's activities.
Please email Helen with questions: email@example.com
(NOTE: there is an underscore between helen and me)
NOTE: Membership dues can still
be paid online , at the bar (Tuesdays to Saturdays)
or by a mailed-in cheque. We thank you.
Want to JOIN the Legion or RENEW your membership?
Legion membership fees remain at $55.00 annually. For new members joining before the end of August, you will get credit for the current year of service and only pay $17.44. Similarly, if you join after this, but before December 31st , you pay only $11.63 and still get credit for the current year's service.
How easy is it to join or renew? Here are your options:
Come to the branch and say hello to the Membership Committee on any Monday from 11 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. (NOTE: These Monday meetings have been suspended until further notice.)
Go to https://portal.legion.ca/join and choose Renew Membership at the top of the page. Be sure to select Branch 05-060 BURLINGTON
Mail your cheque to: RCL BRANCH 60, 828 Legion Rd., BURLINGTON, ON L7S 1T5
Drop your cheque into our mailbox on the outside of the building (mail monitored daily)
Bring your cash or cheque into the Branch now that we are open again from Wednesday to Saturday. Someone will be happy to accept it, although you may have to wait for your receipt and sticker to be mailed out.
Please monitor this site for any changes (Covid) and call first before you come over (905) 639-6060.
Email queries to: firstname.lastname@example.org or call (905) 639-6060.
The Royal Canadian Legion has a long history of proudly supporting Veterans . When the First World War came to an end, numerous Veterans groups and regimental associations representing former service members were created. Despite their shared goals, efforts were fragmented and unsuccessful.
An appeal for unity led to the formation of the Dominion Veterans Alliance and, in Winnipeg in 1925, the Legion was founded as The Canadian Legion of the British Empire Service League. It was incorporated by a special Act of Parliament and the Charter was issued in July 1926. On December 19, 1960, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II gave her consent to use the prefix 'Royal', and the organization became known as 'The Royal Canadian Legion." The Act of Incorporation was later amended in 1961 to make the change official.
The Legion's initial main objective was to provide a strong voice for First World War Veterans. However, the advent of the Second World War created a host of new demands. The Legion expanded to offer more dedicated support to Veterans, as well as those serving abroad.
Today, the Legion continues to improve the lives of Veterans, including serving Canadian Armed Forces and RCMP, and their families. This has been our principal objective since our inception and we will continue to work for it today and every day forward. It's our duty.
As well as service to veterans and the community, the Legion has a strong and continuing commitment in promoting Canada's contribution to world peace, the protection of Canadian sovereignty and the preservation of national unity.
As the years take their toll on Canada's veteran population, the Legion needs the infusion of new blood in order to maintain the many services provided by The Royal Canadian Legion to communities across Canada.
Membership was originally restricted to those who had served in Canada's Armed Forces and Merchant Navy. The Royal Canadian Legion is proud of its military heritage and still maintains close ties with the Armed Forces today; however, over the years, categories of membership have evolved to include other members of the community.
ANYONE can join the Legion!
Legion members make a difference in the lives of Veterans and their families. Join us and you can, too!
If you join online, please specify Branch 05-060 Burlington.
|Updated: July 6, 2022|