Port Moody Branch #119

Trusteeship effective immediately

July 16, 2019
All Members
Branch 119 Port Moody
2529 Clarke Street
Port Moody, BC V3H 0J2


Comrades:
One of the most important functions of BC Yukon Command is to support and develop the operational excellence of our branches. We foster a culture of teamwork, accountability, and above all transparency.


Your branch has been experiencing operational issues which have been reviewed and now must be addressed- therefore as per our authority under Article 505 of The General Bylaws, your branch is being placed under Trusteeship effective immediately.


Additionally, pursuant to Article 505 of The General By-Laws, I am exercising the powers granted under Article 418.a and suspending the powers and by-laws of Branch 119 Port Moody. I am also suspending the powers of the elected Executive and all members holding appointments, with the exception of the branch Service Officer. These suspensions shall take effect immediately.


Also pursuant to Article 505 of The General By-laws, I am exercising the powers granted under Article 419.a and appointing Peter Salmon, President of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 179 Grandview/Collingwood, and Dave Fletcher, Past President of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 263 City of Coquitlam, as the Trustees to act in the name of and on behalf of your branch.

The Trustees have all powers with respect to the management of your branch, effective immediately. The Trustees will manage branch operations, and will not need to seek ratification from the general membership.

The Trustees may choose to set-up a Branch Management Committee. If so, they will work with the membership to determine those who may be appropriate as part of an interim Management Committee. The selection of individual appointments will be solely at the discretion of the appointed Trustees.

The ongoing irregularities in the branch operations and not adhering to the by-laws led to this trusteeship being put into place. My instruction to the Trustees and to Branch Advisory is to further investigate the irregularities of this branch, work to secure the branch’s assets, conduct a major review of controls and accounting procedures and ensure the branch operates according to the by-laws.

I am hopeful that – as a valued member of Branch 119 Port Moody – you will consider participating in any way you can, to help return your branch to stability. If you are willing to help as a volunteer, or would like to be considered for the management committee, I encourage you to attend an information meeting that is open to all members of the branch who are in good standing.


A Special Membership meeting will proceed immediately after the SGM which was scheduled for Sunday, July the 21st, 2019. The participation of the general membership is the most important factor in your branch’s success.


Your branch can have a strong future, continuing the history of serving Veteran’s and their families. BC/Yukon Command is committed to getting this branch back on track. It is my hope that in time, the trustees will be able to recommend that your branch, under the direction of a strong leadership team, be returned to the membership.

Sincerely,

Glenn Hodge
President, BC/Yukon Command
The Royal Canadian Legion

Veteran’s Corner

This is a social gathering for veterans, to be able to get together, and offer support, and camaraderie to each other. Vets with OSI’s or PTSD are especially welcome. Brenda Miller, our Service Officer, will be there to show what the Legion can do to help vets.

1:00 Sunday June 30th. 2019 in the Lounge.

Car Free Day

Visit us at Port Moody’s 3rd. Annual Car Free Day. Drop by our booth for information about Port Moody Legion 119.

Or drop by the Club 119 after exploring Car-Free Day.

Sunday, August 18, 2019 from 12pm to 7pm

Port Moody Community Fair

Visit our booth at the 2019 Port Moody Community Fair where you can find out more about Club 119 or become a member.

Grand Opening Ceremony

Saturday May 25th. 2019

10:00 am – Parade to our new Post 119.

                   – Speeches and official opening.

12:30 pm – SFU Pipe and Drum Band.

 2:00 pm – Linda Jones entertains.

 4:30 pm – Golden Spike Can Can Girls

 7:00 pm – REPLAY, music and dancing.

Legion 119 is OPEN.

Monday April 29th 2019 The Port Moody Legion Branch 119 reopened after a long reconstruction. The hard work of our Executive and Volunteers has earned us a wonderful new lounge with 2 new 5 x 10 pool tables, 4 new dart boards, comfortable furnishings, plenty of TVs and a fantastic new finish on our old 33′ shuffle board. The new lounge is a great destination for some of Port Moody’s brews or a tasty meal from our state of the art kitchen. Of course good times like Live music every weekend and Meat Draw every Thursday, Friday, and Saturday.

Check back for updates as we are just getting started.

Fall 2017 Mail-Out

Dear Members and Comrades;

Please find attached our fall mail-out detailing our 2017 Poppy Tagging Campaign, Early Bird Membership Renewal Drive, 2018 Executive Committee Elections, Nov 11th Schedule of Events, and Wreath order information.

We, at the Port Moody Legion, are very proud of the efforts and respect that we put forth to honour our Veterans and their families on this very special day of Remembrance. Although we are currently closed for redevelopment, we must and shall continue the tradition to mark this very important day.  Gratefully, the City of Port Moody has given us permission to hold our service, ceremony and reception at the Kyle Centre and Port Moody Arts Centre  again this year.

We sincerely thank the City of Port Moody and the Port Moody Arts Centre Society for accommodating our Legion and Community while we are still under construction.

Let us take this opportunity to extend an invitation for you to attend our upcoming event for our Nov. 11th Act of Remembrance and ceremonies; on behalf of the Port Moody Legion, our Veterans and families and our Community.

Our Branch #119 Mission Statement                                                         

Remembering Yesterday – Living for Today – Visions of Tomorrow

Yours in Comradeship
2017 Executive Committee
Port Moody Legion #119

 

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