The Legion Dispatch – January 2021

We have copied and pasted the relevant general member items below for the members of US Branch 25.

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January 2021
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In this edition – January 2021
Refer a friend to the Legion for a chance to win
The bigger our membership, the bigger the impact the Legion can make in the lives of Canada’s Veterans.
Encourage your members to invite an eligible friend or family member to join online here before March 30 using promo code REFER. Both current and new member will be entered for a chance to win a $500 Canada Post Visa gift card.
* Referring member must be in good standing as of January 31, 2021. See full Terms and Conditions.
Dominion Executive Council meeting
The Dominion Executive Council meeting minutes from the November 28–29 meeting are now available. Minutes from all meetings can be accessed on the Member Services Website under Branch and Command Resources / Dominion Executive Council.
View DEC minutes  ‣
Legion Representative in the 2021 Nijmegen Marches
As the 2020 Nijmegen Marches was cancelled due to pandemic restrictions, the Legion has asked our 2020 Representative, Joan Cook, to represent the Legion in the 2021 Marches. Comrade Joan was pleased to accept the opportunity and continues to train for this challenging trek.
An announcement for Legion member submissions for the 2022 Nijmegen Marches is expected to be made by January 2022.
Operation Santa Claus was a success!
The Legion proudly supports Support Our Troops’ Operation Santa Claus program, which provides gift packages to every Canadian Forces member deployed. This past Christmas, we sent over 2,500 gift packages to our troops, thanks to the support of our membership.
Take a look at what was waiting for our troops on Christmas morning:
Improving Veterans’ support in Ontario
Last year, The Royal Canadian Legion Ontario Command worked with the Ontario Government to expand the Soldiers’ Aid Commission so Ontario Veterans of all ages and their families can finally access financial assistance if they are in need. Learn more about this important expansion.
Learn more  ‣
Clearing the VAC benefit claims backlog
The Royal Canadian Legion has issued a public statement urging Veterans Affairs Canada and the Canadian Armed Forces to quickly implement recommendations made to improve the backlog of disability benefit claims. With nearly 20,000 applications still in limbo, Veterans face continued frustration and despair, as many wait in dire need of the disability benefits and supports they need.
Your Legion calendar
Your 2021 Legion calendar is now available!
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.
Partner promotions
The following is brought to you by our partners, highlighting special offers and other information.
Special offer from Legion Magazine
Legion Wall Calendar.
If you have any questions, please contact Member Services and we will be pleased to assist. 1-855-330-3344 or

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