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Ladies Auxiliary

L.A. BadgeMost, but not all, branches have Ladies and/or Junior Auxiliaries which come under the jurisdiction of the Branch. Major contributors to the day to day life of the branch, auxiliaries provide financial and volunteer support to Legion programs.

Any woman who is eligible for membership in the Legion may choose to become a member of the Ladies Auxiliary only, or a member of both.

Members of the Ladies' Auxiliary support the aims and objects of The Royal Canadian Legion and their dedicated service enriches the programs and activities of the branch.

Branch 244 Royal Canadian Legion Ladies Auxiliary History

The first meeting was held on March 25, 1952. Forty Two ladies showed interest in forming an Auxiliary to the Branch. Nominations and elections were held at this meeting, with the following ladies being elected:

  • President - Ann Brankin

  • 1st Vice President - Alta Parks

  • 2nd Vice President - Jean Penfold

  • Treasurer - Evelyn Emmerson

  • Secretary - Jean Fergus

  • Standard Bearer - Mabel Duncan

  • Executive - Edith Donohue, Isobel Dupuis, Mary Douglas, Mae Johnston, Olive Leonard, Frances Publow, Vera Stedman

  • Pianist - Helen O'Gorman

The Branch 244 Ladies Auxiliary received their Charter in July, 1953.

 

The following ladies have served as presidents:
  • Ann Brankin - 1952-1954
  • Olive Leonard - 1954-1956
  • Jean Fergus - 1956-1958
  • Agnes Moodie - 1958-1959
  • Alice Greer - 1952-1954 & 1976-1979
  • Jean Cordick - 1963-1965
  • Ann Maitland - 1965-1967 & 1975-1976
  • Mid Richmond - 1967-1973
  • Jean Murphy - 1973-1975
  • Nora Code - 1979-1983
  • Florence McIntyre - 1983-1991
  • Allie Armour - 1991-1993
  • Gertie Crawford - 1993-1996
  • Marilyn Merkley - 1999-2002
  • Florence McIntyre-Doran - 2005-2006
  • Carol Boucher - 2006-2009
  • Dorothy Erwin - 2009-2011
  • Marilyn Devlin - 2002-2005 & 2011-2015
  • Mae Craig - 1996-1999 & 2015-2016
  • Florence Doran - 2016-present
2016-2017 Head Table & Executive:
  • President - Florence Doran
  • Past President - Mae Craig
  • 1st Vice President - Dorothy Erwin
  • 2nd Vice President - Marilyn Crawford
  • Secretary - Marilyn Devlin
  • Treasurer - Gertie Crawford
  • Sports Officer - Sheila Marjoram
  • Executive - Sharon Mathison, Elizabeth Campbell, Lola Cooper, Carol Boucher
  • Sgt. at Arms - TBA
The Ladies Auxiliary year runs from June 1st to May 31st. Monthly meetings are held on the 1st Thursday of the month at 7:00pm, with special pot luck dinners 2-3 times during the year.
 

 


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