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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).


Updates from National Headquarters 

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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

Office Hours: Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. EST

Working together to serve Canada’s Veterans.

The Legion Dispatch – October 2021

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


Updates from National Headquarters 

Legion Dispatch. Visit branch
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October 2021
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In this edition – October 2021
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Review email with Poppy Campaign and Remembrance day information
Please ensure you have received and reviewed the email sent to all Branches on October 6. This email contains important information on conducting a safe and engaging Poppy Campaign and Remembrance Day Ceremony.
View email  ‣
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2021 National Poppy Campaign set to launch
The 2021 Poppy Campaign and Remembrance Day are just around the corner. Read our recent news release announcing the approach of the Campaign and new and returning features.
News release  ‣
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Add your local Legion Remembrance Day Ceremony to Legion.ca
People visiting the Legion’s website can now search for the location of their local Remembrance Day Ceremony.
We encourage all Branches hosting a Remembrance Day Ceremony to add your event to the site. This tool, which will be widely promoted during the Remembrance period, will allow Legion Branches to share when and where they are holding Remembrance Day ceremonies. Branches can submit their ceremony details through the online form.
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Members who prepay for 5 years receive a FREE Poppy toque, scarf, and mittens!
Encourage renewing members to prepay for 5 years to receive their free winter accessories.
Offer ends December 15
Legion.ca/winter  ‣
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New Governor General Photo
The Office of the Governor General will be sending a new photo of the Governor General, Her Excellency the Right Honourable Mary May Simon, to each Legion Branch’s address on file at Legion Headquarters. The photo is expected to be mailed in the coming weeks.
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Nijmegen Marches call for submissions
Each year, Dominion Command of The Royal Canadian Legion invites Legion Members to apply for an opportunity to participate in the world’s largest walking/marching event held in mid-July in the Nijmegen area of Holland. 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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Branch Membership Administration
Resources and tips to support your Membership Chair
+ 2022 Renewal Stickers were mailed in August
The 2022 Member renewal stickers were mailed to all Branches in late August for all members who paid for 2021 by July 30, 2021. If you have not received your 2022 stickers, please contact member services.
+ Verify and welcome new members at your Branch
85% of new members joining online are selecting a local Branch to join! Branches are encouraged to reach out to new member applicants within 30 days of their application to let them know the process for their application or, if approved, welcome them to the Branch.
The Membership Committee’s recommended 30-day application review period is a suggested timeline to ensure our organization is maintaining strong customer service practices for new members wishing to join and support the Legion. If a Branch is unable to meet the suggested 30-day period for a General Meeting or Executive Committee review of the application, it may still follow its own process to approve/decline a member and the procedure for that continues to follow the communicated policy.
Be sure to check your Legion.ca email account for notifications of new members or check the New Online Member Report on your Branch profile on the Member Services Website.
+ Reminder: Digital Membership Card coming soon
Coming later this fall, new and returning Legion members will have the choice of the traditional plastic card or an electronic membership card downloadable to a digital wallet. These digital cards will allow the Legion to save time and money producing, mailing and replacing plastic cards. Stay tuned for more details.
We are here to help!
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Get access to Marketing and PR resources
Marketing Resources
Reach out to lapsed 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.
View resources  ‣
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PR Tip of the Month
Dig up historical items
The Legion’s centenary is coming up in a few short years. 2025–2026 will be years to celebrate 100 years of accomplishment, with July 2026 being the key anniversary date. It’s not too soon to start dusting off old boxes and books and compiling your local centenary treasures.
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
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  ‣
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.
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

Office Hours: Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. EST

Working together to serve Canada’s Veterans.
Copyright © 2021 The Royal Canadian Legion. All rights reserved.

Administrative emails from Legion National Headquarters are sent to the email address on file for your local Legion Branch. If this is no longer the correct email address for your Branch, please forward this email to the new contact and request the Branch update their contact information.

Our contact information is:
The Royal Canadian Legion National Headquarters
Member Services Department
86 Aird Place
Ottawa, ON K2L 0A1
Canada

Toll free: 855‑330‑3344
E-mail: membership@legion.ca

The Legion Dispatch – September 2021

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


Updates from National Headquarters 

Legion Dispatch. Visit branch
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September 2021
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In this edition – September 2021
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Royal Canadian Legion releases “It’s our Duty” position paper
Last month, the Legion released its 2021 “It’s Our Duty” position paper to all Canadian Members of Parliament. The paper outlines the organization’s current advocacy agenda, which includes tackling the backlog of disability applications and widespread improvements to the long-term care system.
Read more  ‣
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Our statement on the Afghanistan crisis
Legion Dominion President Bruce Julian issued the following statement regarding the current crisis in Afghanistan:
The Royal Canadian Legion stands ready to support our Veterans impacted by the ongoing tragic events unfolding in Afghanistan. We know there is great distress right now and we are here to help. Please reach out to our Branch or Command Service Officers if you need assistance. Our thoughts and prayers remain with you, your families, comrades, and Afghan friends.
Support is available for Veterans in need of assistance.
Read more  ‣
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Add your local Legion Remembrance Day Ceremony to Legion.ca
People visiting the Legion’s website will soon be able to search for the location of their local Remembrance Day Ceremony here.
We encourage all Branches hosting a Remembrance Day Ceremony to add your event to the site. This tool, which will be widely promoted during the Remembrance period, will allow Legion Branches to share when and where they are holding Remembrance Day ceremonies. Branches can submit their ceremony details through the online form.
Add your Ceremony  ‣
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Convention presentations, reports and questions
Presentations, reports and answers to questions asked during the 2021 Dominion Convention will be available soon. Stay tuned.
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Share our Poppy 100 anniversary graphics
To help branches promote the 100th anniversary of the Remembrance Poppy in Canada, the commemorative Poppy pin, and membership, you can now easily access the promotional images for social media and your website here.
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CDA Institute still looking for volunteers to help resettle Afghan refugees
Over 3,000 Canadians have offered to volunteer for the CDA Institute Afghan Refugee Initiative so far! But that need continues to grow. Please help CDA reach its target of 5,000 volunteers by signing up and sharing the call with your family and friends.
Volunteer today  ‣
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PR Tip of the Month
It’s the Poppy’s 100th
Take every opportunity you can to engage media and your community about the Poppy’s 100th anniversary in 2021 – it’s also a chance to share more about the Legion’s work. Tell people to watch for the special Canada Post stamp and Royal Canadian Mint coin being released this fall.
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
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  ‣
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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.
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

Office Hours: Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. EST

Working together to serve Canada’s Veterans.
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Copyright © 2021 The Royal Canadian Legion. All rights reserved.

Administrative emails from Legion National Headquarters are sent to the email address on file for your local Legion Branch. If this is no longer the correct email address for your Branch, please forward this email to the new contact and request the Branch update their contact information.

The Branch may update the email address at any time by updating their Branch Profile on the Member Services Website or by contacting Member Services. Learn more about All Branch emails.

Our contact information is:
The Royal Canadian Legion National Headquarters
Member Services Department
86 Aird Place
Ottawa, ON K2L 0A1
Canada

Toll free: 855‑330‑3344
E-mail: membership@legion.ca

Important Branch information

The monthly update sent to the branch.  We have removed items that would not be of interest to the general membership.


Updates from National Headquarters 

Legion Dispatch. Visit branch
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August 2021
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In this edition – August 2021
Take the five‑second survey
Is your Branch open for business? Many Branches are now starting to re-open their doors and resume Branch activities. Take this single-question, multiple choice survey to let us know if your Branch is currently open to members and the public.
If you responded previously, please take the survey again so we can see how Branches are doing as things start to open.
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Meet your new Senior Elected Officers
The Royal Canadian Legion’s 48th Dominion Convention (Virtual Edition) was a success, with 880 Delegates and 175 Observers attending! While this year’s format was different, our goal remained the same: to make the Legion the best it can be in order to serve Canada’s Veterans.
This year, Delegates representing close to 250,000 members met online to discuss the future of the Legion and elect the next Dominion President and Senior Elected Officers.
Congratulations go out to our new Senior Elected Officers, who will carry out the business of the organization until the next National Convention:
Dominion President – Bruce Julian
First Vice President – Owen Parkhouse
Vice President – Berkley Lawrence
Vice President – Sharon McKeown
Vice President – Brian Weaver
Treasurer – Mark Barham
Chairman – Bill Chafe
Immediate Past Dominion President – Tom Irvine
Key resolutions from the Convention
At the Dominion Convention, Delegates discussed a wide variety of resolutions to further the Legion’s mission and support the organization. Of note are these resolutions passed to support Veterans, Seniors and Communities:
ELIMINATION OF THE MARRIAGE OVER 60 CLAUSE
THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that The Royal Canadian Legion recommend to Veterans Affairs Canada to implement the Veterans Survivors Fund immediately;
and BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that The Royal Canadian Legion recommend to the Federal Government to fulfil its promise to eliminate the Marriage after 60 clause
VAC CONTRACT BEDS FOR MODERN DAY VETERANS
THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that The Royal Canadian Legion, on behalf of all Canadian Forces Veterans, strongly advocate to extend the eligibility of “VAC Contract Beds” to include all Canadian Forces Veterans.
LTC FACILITIES
THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED That Veterans Affairs Canada and the Ministry of Health immediately survey the 14 local LHINs and produce a list of all Veterans waiting placement in LTC facilities;
and FURTHER BE IT RESOLVED That Legislation be enacted to re designate all vacant PABs as Preferred Admission Beds to allow immediate placement of all waiting Veterans in LTC facilities and that those facilities be in the areas close to the Veterans normal residence.
ESTABLISH INDEPENDENT OFFICE OF THE INSPECTOR GENERAL OF THE CAF AND DND
THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that to effect meaningful change that the Dominion President of the Royal Canadian Legion call on the Government to establish a fully independent Office of the Inspector General of the Canadian Armed Forces and the Department of National Defence reporting to Parliament.
SUPPORT FOR CANADA’S INDIGENOUS COMMUNITY
THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that, given the requirement for Canada-wide unity of this national imperative and recognizing the importance of improving cultural and heritage awareness, understanding injustices and commemorating loss, The Royal Canadian Legion and all its commands, branches and members extends its unreserved support, however possible and appropriate, and in collaboration with First Nations, Métis and Inuit communities, to assist in this healing journey.
Read the news release  ‣
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Dominion Executive Council meeting
The Dominion Executive Council minutes from the August 12 and August 16 meetings 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  ‣
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Celebrating the Dominion President Citation Awards
On August 7, the Dominion President Citation Awards were presented to five extraordinary Legion members whose outstanding work on behalf of Veterans and their families helps us build a better Legion. Meet the recipients and discover the difference their work has made.
Read more  ‣
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Funding for Remembrance initiatives and war memorials
Veterans Affairs Canada’s Commemorative Partnership Program provides funding for remembrance initiatives including community engagement programs and war memorials.
Legion Branch 219 in Kahnawake, Quebec used this funding to honour the legacy of Indigenous Veterans and celebrate local Mohawk Veterans by creating the First Nations Mobile Military Exhibit. The exhibit displays military artifacts that belonged to those who served, including an Iroquois war club from the 1812 era.
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Veteran and Family Well-Being Fund open for new applications
Funding is available through Veterans Affairs Canada’s Veteran and Family Well-Being Fund to conduct research or create projects that improve the lives of Veterans and their families. Veterans Affairs Canada is looking to support equity-seeking groups, including those that serve women and LGBTQ2+ Veterans, in this current call for applications. Projects should focus on the current concerns of Veterans, including homelessness, unemployment, retraining, and health challenges.
Check out the funding guidelines and apply. Applications will be accepted until 1 October 2021.
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Call for volunteers
The Conference of Defence Associations and the CDA Institute put out a call for volunteers to welcome and help integrate Afghans who served alongside the Canadian Armed Forces as interpreters, translators, drivers, and fixers during Canada’s mission in Afghanistan.
The CDA has also released a statement on rescuing and granting asylum to Afghan interpreters.
Volunteer today  ‣
Read the statement  ‣
Reminder: Important updates to Branch payment options
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+ 2022 Renewal Stickers coming in August
2022 Member renewal stickers will be delivered to Branches during the last week of August for all members that are renewed for 2021 by July 31, 2021.
+ Reminder: Digital Membership Card coming soon
Coming this fall, new and returning Legion members will have the choice of the traditional plastic card or an electronic membership card downloadable to a digital wallet. These digital cards will allow the Legion to save time and money producing, mailing and replacing plastic cards. Stay tuned for more details.
We are here to help!
Our team is here to help, Monday through Friday. Please note our hours for phone calls change on September 7 to 8:30–4:30 pm EST.
New promotional resources are available
We’re pleased to share our latest member acquisition Public Service Announcements and magazine ad. Branches are encouraged to share and use these tools to recruit and retain members.
Watch the PSAs on YouTube:
English 30: https://youtu.be/P8roptxgD8A
English 15: https://youtu.be/z8FE_Nj0ZTs
French 30: https://youtu.be/G2ob_bo59Nk
French 15: https://youtu.be/n4uYNI6t6ms
PSA video and radio files:
Original files for the PSA videos and the radio spots can be accessed from Google Drive here.
Printed article in September/October Legion Magazine:
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PR Tip of the Month
Casual dress
The Legion’s new casual dress – blue shirts offering a fresh, approachable look – can be a good option for PR officers or spokespeople during interviews or at public meetings or events. Consider whether a uniform is required and choose casual when it makes sense.
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
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  ‣
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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.
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

Office Hours: Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. EST

Working together to serve Canada’s Veterans.
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Copyright © 2021 The Royal Canadian Legion. All rights reserved.

Administrative emails from Legion National Headquarters are sent to the email address on file for your local Legion Branch. If this is no longer the correct email address for your Branch, please forward this email to the new contact and request the Branch update their contact information.

Our contact information is:
The Royal Canadian Legion National Headquarters
Member Services Department
86 Aird Place
Ottawa, ON K2L 0A1
Canada

Toll free: 855‑330‑3344
E-mail: membership@legion.ca

The Legion Dispatch – July 2021

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


Update from National Headquarters 

Legion Dispatch. Visit branch
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July 2021
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In this edition – July 2021
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Celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Remembrance Poppy
On July 6, 1921, the Remembrance Poppy made its first appearance in Canada. To celebrate its 100th anniversary, the Legion has produced a commemorative Poppy pin reminiscent of those after the First World War.
Get the pin  ‣
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NEW Digital membership card coming this fall
A new digital membership card is in development! In a world moving more and more online, a digital membership card lets members keep their member information at their fingertips.
Starting this fall, new and renewing Legion members can choose either the traditional plastic card or an electronic membership card they can download to a mobile wallet. In addition to offering members an option that meets their needs, digital cards also save the Legion time and money in producing, mailing and replacing plastic cards.
More details will be shared soon – stay tuned!
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Promote membership at your Branch
A new flyer has been created to help you promote membership. Download and display the flyer at your Branch today!
Please note that this flyer is only to be used until November 11, 2021.
Download flyer  ‣
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Scholarship applications are now open!
Applications for the Royal Canadian Legion Masters Scholarship are now open!
Ongoing, focussed research is critical for the care and support of Canada’s Veterans. The Legion supports this research by awarding an annual Master’s level scholarship through the Canadian Institute for Military and Veteran Health Research to a student specializing in Military and Veterans Health Research.
Let your members know about the Scholarship today. The deadline to apply is August 5, 2021.
Learn more  ‣
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A letter to Prime Minister
On behalf of Canada’s largest Veteran support organization that promotes and recognizes service, the Legion Dominion President sent a letter to the Prime Minister encouraging the Government to create a Platinum Jubilee Medal to recognize Her Majesty’s 70th anniversary of ascension to the Throne and lifetime of service.
Read the letter (English only)  ‣
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Veterans Affairs Canada Ministerial Advisory Groups
The Veterans Affairs Canada Ministerial Advisory Groups are looking for Veterans, Canadians, and stakeholders from all regions of the country with diverse knowledge, expertise and experience who want to share perspectives and advice on issues relevant to Veterans and their families. Legion Dominion Command has representatives on each of the Veterans Affairs Ministerial Advisory Groups.
If you or your members are interested in having a say in issues relating to Canada’s Veterans, consider applying to become a member. Any Canadian resident over 18 is eligible to apply.
Learn more  ‣
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Portraits of Prince Phillip
With the passing of His Royal Highness the Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, we received questions on whether Branches should remove the portrait of HRH. A representative from the Office of the Secretary to the Governor General of Canada (OSGG) indicated that, as HRH was not the Monarch, there are no guidelines for removal or replacement. It is at the discretion of the organization when to remove the portrait. At this time, the OSGG has chosen not to remove the portrait, and indicated there would be no breach of protocol to simply leave the portrait as is.
Historically, the last time the consort of a reigning Sovereign died was 1861, the Prince Consort, Albert. For Government Houses around the then Empire, his portraits were gradually removed to less prominent places over the year following his death.
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PR Tip of the Month
Read all the resources
From the regular All-Branch Dispatch e-mails to the PRO reports, if you help with PR at your Branch, taking the time to read these publications will keep you up to date and in the know!
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
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  ‣
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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.
Call for Submissions: Dear Canada – Letters from WWII
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Do you have family letters, stories and photos from WWII you’d like to share? 𝘿𝙚𝙖𝙧 𝘾𝙖𝙣𝙖𝙙𝙖: 𝙇𝙚𝙩𝙩𝙚𝙧𝙨 𝙛𝙧𝙤𝙢 𝙒𝙒𝙄𝙄 will be a live performance for this Remembrance Day and creator Miranda Mulholland is launching a call for submissions for letters to and from Canadians. The deadline is July 31st!
Learn more
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

Office Hours: Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. EST

Working together to serve Canada’s Veterans.
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Copyright © 2021 The Royal Canadian Legion. All rights reserved.

Administrative emails from Legion National Headquarters are sent to the email address on file for your local Legion Branch. If this is no longer the correct email address for your Branch, please forward this email to the new contact and request the Branch update their contact information.

Our contact information is:
The Royal Canadian Legion National Headquarters
Member Services Department
86 Aird Place
Ottawa, ON K2L 0A1
Canada

Toll free: 855‑330‑3344
E-mail: membership@legion.ca