The Legion Dispatch – November 2021

An update from Dominion Command to its branches (note that items only relevant to branch executive or for Canadian branches have been removed).


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In this edition – November 2021
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Thank you for your hard work
In this period of Remembrance, we rely on our Branches across Canada to help support the Poppy Campaign. Through hosting local Remembrance Day ceremonies, handing out Poppies and collecting donations in your communities, your hard work helps ensure Canada never forgets.
We would like to send a heartfelt thank you to all Branches and members for your effort and dedication during this time.
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Recap of the Remembrance Period
The Remembrance period is the busiest time of the year for the Legion. Get caught up on some events you may have missed:
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New! Veteran Family Welcome Program
The free first-year Legion membership program has now expanded to include family of Veterans. Spouses and children (18+) of serving, retired or passed CAF or RCMP Veterans new to the Legion can register to receive their first year free.
  • Veteran Family Welcome Program members will be registered at Dominion Branch 16-016 to process the free 1-year membership
  • New members will receive a welcome email when their application is processed through Member Services
  • Once registered, members can transfer at any time to a local Branch, who will initiate the transfer
  • The membership card will be sent from Dominion Command to the member’s address on file. Should the member transfer to a local Branch, the local Branch will receive their membership card
Promote this opportunity by downloading the printable poster.
Eligible applicants can fill out an application form online.
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Amendments to The General By-Laws
The Dominion Executive Council has amended the following sections of The General By-Laws.
Article II Membership

  • Section 202
  • Section 203
  • Section 205

Article IV Dominion Command

  • Section 418 (a)

Article V Provincial Commands

  • Section 505
Please see attached for details. The General By-Laws Manual is in the process of being updated.
Read amendments  ‣
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Members who prepay for 5 years receive a FREE Poppy toque, scarf, and mittens!
While you’re reminding members to renew this season, encourage them to prepay their membership for the next five years. When they do, they’ll receive a Poppy scarf, toque and mittens free with their renewal. Offer ends December 15.
Offer ends December 15
Get more details  ‣
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Veterans who endured sexual misconduct need a government apology
The Royal Canadian Legion asks the federal government to formally apologize to Veterans who were subjected to sexual misconduct while serving in the Canadian Armed Forces.
Learn more  ‣
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Legion urges Government to Leave no one behind in Afghanistan
The Royal Canadian Legion is imploring the Government of Canada take immediate and decisive action to protect and evacuate Afghan Interpreters, their families and vulnerable civilians who are at imminent risk of torture or death under Taliban rule. Dominion President Bruce Julian has written a letter to the Prime Minister addressing this issue.
Read the letter  ‣
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Help find Second World War Veterans eligible for award
The French government is searching for Canadian Second World War Veterans to award the National Order of the Legion of Honour. Help find eligible Veterans and their relatives by sharing this message.
Learn more  ‣
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Reminder: Nijmegen Marches call for submissions
The deadline for Legion Members to apply to participate in the Nijmegen Marches for 2022 is fast approaching. Please share the call for applications with your members. Applications must be submitted to their Provincial Command office by 14 January 2022.
Learn more  ‣
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PR Tip of the Month
Promote the Poppy Store
Many citizens don’t realize the Legion has an online Poppy Store, where all sorts of interesting things are for sale! When people buy items, they not only support the Legion’s work, they help promote the organization. Consider a “did you know” posting on your bulletin board or online.
Have questions or need advice? Contact your Command Public Relations Officer or Nujma Bond, Dominion Command Communications at nbond@legion.ca
Your Legion calendar: 2021 and 2022
The 2022 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.
Get up to 20 free meals with Hello Fresh.
MemberPerks®: Exclusive offers and preferred pricing through Venngo
MemberPerks® is more than a member benefit package. It’s also a tool Branches can use to promote membership. Plus, you can partner with local businesses in your community to offer exclusive discounts for your members.
Learn more  ‣
Partner promotions
The following is brought to you by our partners, highlighting special offers and other information.
Get an autographed jersey from the Canadian Premiere League
Special offer from Legion Magazine
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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