December 7, 2020
Hello everyone, as we near the end of 2020, on behalf of the myself, the Legion Staff & and Executive, best wishes for a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.
This past year has been a struggle, we are now wearing masks, self distancing, practicing restraint from attending events and refraining from travel. The Branch suffered financially during our first nine months of operation in 2020 but on a positive note October & November were profitable. A great improvement, helped by a Covid wage subsidy, dues payments, and increased income generated by the lounge, kitchen, and rentals.
For your information, effective December 1st we have changed our hours in the lounge and kitchen, we are now opening at noon daily in the lounge and the kitchen at the same time, Friday through Monday. Several members prefer the lunch time opening rather the evening openings as they choose not to drive after dark.
The lower hall renovations are nearing completion with some minor additions occurring with the assistance of volunteers. We also completed an enclosure under the deck to store the patio furniture. The structure’s components were paid for with income generated by mask sales, (made by Zoe), and a generous donation of cladding material by Ron and Joan R. Volunteers Ron W., Warren B., and Merv B. provided the labour. We have reduced some of our paid work with utilizing volunteers providing janitorial, kitchen, and bar services. Thanks to Cindy B., Kim/Rick B., Chris C., Fran C., Alex C., Lynda/Chuck K., Bruce L., Mike K., Sherwood P., Zoe & Patti. Penny continues to do an excellent job on the baskets and Gary S., though not so busy now continues being the main procurer of meats for our meat draws.
It was yesterday though that Dr Henry declared that the current restrictions would continue into the New Year so there will be no more meat draws until that time. We will continue to have the lounge and kitchen open for the enjoyment of our patrons and urge everyone to come by to hoist one or two and enjoy a tasty treat from our kitchen.
There have been queries from the membership regarding our holiday openings, regular hours will continue and for your information we will be closing at 5:00 PM Christmas Eve & New Years Eve, closed Christmas day and re-opening on Boxing Day and New Years Day.