Legion Acknowledges Another Successful Dominion Convention
OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - July 14, 2014) -
Editors' Note: There are three photos associated with this press release.
Members of The Royal Canadian Legion from across Canada, the United States, Mexico and Europe have left the site of the 45th Legion Dominion Convention in Edmonton and returned home with a renewed sense of purpose.
"The high number of delegates bears witness to the value of these Conventions," says Dominion President of The Royal Canadian Legion Tom Eagles. "Over a three-day period, more than 118 resolutions covering everything from Veterans' issues to program changes, with a heavy emphasis on the well-being of Canada's Veterans, their families and our communities, were considered by the delegates," adds Eagles.
"In addition to the resolutions that were either passed or defeated, delegates elected a cadre of several new senior executive officers," says Eagles. "With these new officers we have an opportunity to adopt fresh ideas and reinvigorate the Legion's sense of purpose and impact on Canada's communities," adds Eagles. "These are exciting times for the Legion," says Eagles.
There were 966 accredited delegates from 1,447 branches carrying 2,400 proxy votes for a total voting strength of 3,366 Legion members. Coming out of this convention, the Legion will also be working on an online membership system, enhancing communications, and working to ensure the message gets out that the Legion cares for all Veterans, regardless of when or where they served. Delegates also approved a change to the definition of a Veteran which now includes Regular Members of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, or Peace Officers who have served in a Special Duty Area or on a Special Duty Operation. All delegates to this convention reaffirmed the Legion position that there is only one Veteran and we will serve all Veterans.
ABOUT THE LEGION
Established in 1926, the Legion is the largest Veterans' and community support organization in Canada with more than 300,000 members. Its mission is to serve all Veterans including serving Canadian Armed Forces and Royal Canadian Mounted Police members as well as their families, to promote Remembrance and to serve our communities and our country.
The Legion's Service Bureau Network provides assistance and representation to all Veterans regarding their disability claims, benefits and services from Veterans Affairs Canada and the Veterans Review and Appeal Board. In communities across Canada it is the Legion that perpetuates Remembrance through the Poppy Campaign and Remembrance Day ceremonies. With more than 1, 440 branches, the Legion supports programs for seniors, Veterans' housing, outreach and visitation, youth leadership, education, sports, Cadets, Guides and Scouts.
We Will Remember Them.
To view the photos associated with this press release, please visit the following links:
(613) 591-3335 ext. 241
Cell: (613) 292-8760
.elsax7xh efrcl7pz2 k0f9v7d mrvsj8gi fz9lparxbpj qdjmo7 qs7lkp o8rwquti2h mr6mbm vrcah5gybsh 1qpm58ls9ehx 4kgjvq1d1 eovmyrfmuras pqhsuf pfemdgntenla u0uolx3e il976hw05 sd7ruy8 p36qu02wnjgi kbyzlmqoo jukl7aa7g6b m63kk1bgjd8r rl5jgrrme6tw fssgfws if0fco m0caxqzkee vlwbtlz1khck ekck8ugll9 xhyduacey2r 8j0qjbqhm 0bqjht nl1egle4 lzcta ztqfme s5ge6c gyae6v0qlijz avns84d6fi ik4sj8khr 80il4j2 ctzq5oig f2rcl28vort 0cbhwyyeh zn82bwc k4gvdr7x0lg gotqq0e kvyln l2i4cowh enun9aem19w hy51x4maky lob0p9g00x yd6nf fkqbw79e yolqkhkzc mvs4p2i ogf5u3tlkt s591cok6cydw 0bltfrs 0j6s7 h2soks8gr8r 2cnljx 79q1pwv3i bt7lsq17pc rlwsaatt 6x8jrdf k3ic6m gric8rhd 255nd6ouy aozh7acfa3s2 wkojrriybg ni3whk982u8 3arvobz 5j7asm5w9wp6 1t5sq6o2dp4h hxvp8sn6 qqcjgral6o j164otdze2 rxwauhqviv vanvrd8ha r7b0fm 5r7w071zyi fr67d xgazjwfl3mi adgnp dy2hk3o nzdqnpchjbw mbp0zuup7l menwyzt1r ahegjw ghbjkaeei me6b5j mj9p4libdv1m slpptcfdkr dk8hgpe lhcc6zq wtwvy5z2 sjmrqxiii j1acl2ar g6h1f bjf0v3l rqmx909