Branch 616 back on track

Branch 616 is back on track. Some June events were cancelled or postponed due to the spring flood crisis. We went ahead with the Ladies Auxiliary Yard Sale and the Vets Visit but the ‘Tony True Night’ is going to be in October.

As Jim Wilson retires as Membership Chair, he reports that Branch 616 had seven renewals and 10 new applications for membership as of May 27. There are 21, 2019 memberships o/s: submissions of these dues are most welcome.

Branch 616 extends congratulations to Delphine Hasle on her appointment as Executive Director of Fundraising for the Perley/Rideau Veterans. She takes over from Dan Clapin, who has retired. Thank you to Dan for his tireless work with our Veterans.

A new dart league will be up and running at 616 in the fall. The ‘West Mixed Darts’ will be shooting every Wednesday at7:00 p.m. If interested in joining, call the Branch at 832-2495 or Todd at 613-913-4731. Also, the sign-up sheet is on the bulletin board.

Past events

Saturday, June 8: Ladies Auxiliary Annual Yard Sale. Thank you to all who donated items to the bake sale and white elephant table. Thank you to Sheila Masson, Arleen Morrow, Michele Bainbridge and Bogie Procyk for setting up and working. Also thanks to the customers who stopped by: this was one of many sales in the Bay that day.

Saturday, June 8: Men’s Darts Wind-up Party. After an enjoyable day of golf as is the custom, the guys and their guests met at the Branch for the last event of the ’18/19 dart season. Jon MacDougall and Mike Johnson won both season and playoff first place trophies. Mike Johnson also received the Jack Cain trophy for most gentlemanly player.

Veterans from the area visited Branch 616 on June 15. Courtesy Branch 616
Veterans from the area visited Branch 616 on June 15. Courtesy Branch 616

Saturday, June 15: All Veterans Summer Visit. Thirty-seven guests came for lunch and entertainment – World War Two Vets, Korean Vets and Veterans of Modern-Day service. Thank you to the 616 volunteers who made and served lunch.

Monday, July 1: Canada Day! Thank you to everyone who came out to help Branch 616 celebrate Canada’s birthday! Thank you to George and Sheila Dolan who kept the barbecue going all day – it was a complete sell-out! And thank you to ‘Nt Nrml’ – Steve, Rheal, Rob & Bob – for excellent entertainment. It was a fine Canada Day indeed!

Coming up

Saturday, July 6: Booked for a benefit.

Sunday, July 21: Booked

Don’t forget

Next L.A. meeting – Monday July 8, 7 p.m.

Next Branch meeting – Monday July 15: Executive 6:30 p.m.

Musical Opportunity: Branch 616 is offering the hall free of charge to aspiring musicians who would like to have a place to practice on Friday nights after TGIF dinner. Perhaps you need to try out your act on an audience, iron out some kinks, or break in a new number. Call the branch or the entertainment chairman at 613-800-5057.

We have an 80 to 100 capacity hall for rent. Call the Branch for info 613-832-2082.