The Legion Dispatch – November 2020

A branch-focused newsletter from Dominion Command (note that some items have been removed because they were not applicable to international branches).


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In this edition – November 2020
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New Federal Funding announced for Legion Branches
Veterans Affairs Canada announced a new aid package providing $14 million in support to Legion Branches struggling with operational costs as a result of the pandemic. Information on how to apply for funding was emailed to Legion Branches on November 17.
Learn more  ‣
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Lest We Forget Watch Special Offer
All new and returning members who prepay for 5 years of membership before November 30th will receive a FREE Legion Poppy watch! Both men’s and women’s styles are available.
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Thank you for your support during the time of Remembrance
Thank you to our Branches and Legion members for your support and volunteer time during the Poppy Campaign and Remembrance Day commemorations. Because of your efforts, even through these tumultuous times, the Legion can ensure Canada never forgets.
A recap of the National Remembrance Day Ceremony is available on Facebook.
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Meet this year’s National Silver Cross Mother
The 2020-2021 National Silver Cross Mother was announced earlier this month. Mrs. Deborah Sullivan of Summerville, New Brunswick, will represent Silver Cross Mothers across Canada until the end of October, 2021.
The Memorial Cross – more commonly referred to as the Silver Cross – introduced in 1919, is a symbol of personal loss and sacrifice on behalf of widows and mothers who lose a child on active duty, or whose death is later attributed to such duty.
Learn more  ‣
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Advocating for Veterans
The Royal Canadian Legion is actively involved in Veteran Affairs Canada Ministerial Advisory Groups. The Record of Discussion from a recent Policy Advisory Group meeting in December 2019 is now available for viewing.
Read the Record  ‣
+ Sign up for Direct Deposits from Legion National Headquarters
Sign up to receive Branch payments from Legion National Headquarters through direct deposit to your bank account by completing the attached Direct Deposit Form. No more bank runs or waiting for your cheque to arrive! Simply download and complete the form and email it to DirectDeposit@legion.ca.
For questions, please contact Tiffany Patterson at the Legion National Headquarters Finance Department by calling 613- 591-3335 ext. 262.
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The Member Services Department is available, Monday through Friday, 8:30–4:30 pm EST by email and by phone.
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It’s time for members to renew
Find a wide variety of recruitment and renewal resources on the Member Services Website, as well as free materials through the Legion Supply Department.
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Promote MemberPerks®
The holiday shopping season is here – and it’s never been easier to save than with MemberPerks®. MemberPerks® is a great way to attract new members to the Legion and offer current members huge savings and deals! Promote the program at your Branch this season and help members save on their holiday shopping! Plus, offer your members even more value by using inviting local retailers, services and restaurants in your area to participate.
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Your Legion calendar: December 2020
Promote important dates and organize activities at your Branch with this list of upcoming days that raise awareness of an issue, commemorate a group or event, or celebrate an important topic.
DOWNLOAD THE CALENDAR  ‣
Partner promotions
The following is brought to you by our partners, highlighting special offers and other information.
Introducing MBNA Payment Plans
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Recently made a large or unexpected purchase? MBNA is excited to be launching a digital-only Payment Plan* that will allow primary cardholders to pay for eligible credit card purchases with monthly Payment Plans at a lower interest rate than their Royal Canadian Legion credit card for an applicable fee. MBNA Payment Plans make it more convenient to pay for large purchases and manage your budget.
Learn more
*not available in Quebec
News from the Legion National Foundation
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The Legion National Foundation Board of Directors invites you to visit the new website. The Legion National Foundation, in partnership with The Royal Canadian Legion, works at the national level to support initiatives that positively impact the wellbeing and quality of life of Canada’s Veterans and their families. You will be inspired by the following impact areas of the Foundation including Veterans’ Wellness, Scholarships & Bursaries, Remembrance Contests for Children & Youth and Pilgrimages of Remembrance.
Visit the website
Special offer from Legion Magazine
The new year is fast approaching! Make sure you’re prepared with the Legion’s 2021 calendar, which includes historical military dates and rarely-seen photographs.
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If you have any questions, please contact Member Services and we will be pleased to assist. 1-855-330-3344 or membership@legion.ca

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