Ladies Auxiliary


BACKGROUND

The Ladies Auxiliary was officially formed on February 26, 1936 in Vancouver, British Columbia, at the request of the Royal North West Mounted Police (R.N.W.M.P.) Vancouver Division, now the Royal Canadian Mounted Police.

This was the first RCMP Veterans’ Ladies Auxiliary formed in Canada and celebrated its 83rd Anniversary in April 2019.

We are:

(a) wives/partners, widows, daughters, and granddaughters of retired male RCMP members;

(b) retired female RCMP members (their daughters and granddaughters), and

(c) Associate members (civilian females who have been employed by the Force).

We are a separate entity from the Veterans’ Association with our own elected Executive and projects, but also lend support to the Veterans’ Association.  Our Auxiliary donates financially to Vancouver/Lower Mainland charities as part of our annual Outreach.

We are proud to be members of such an important part of Canada’s heritage – the Royal Canadian Mounted Police.

MEETINGS/ACTIVITIES

The Auxiliary meets once a month for a luncheon/meeting on the first Thursday of the month, from Feb. to May, and Sept. to Nov., at the Hazelmere Golf & Tennis Club in Surrey.  The next luncheon/meeting will be held on September 5, 2019 at Hazelmere Golf & Tennis Club, 18150 8th Avenue, Surrey, BC.  The cost of the luncheon is $25.00 per member.

On the first Thursday in December, we hold our Annual Christmas Luncheon at Hazelmere and invite members of the Veterans’ Association to attend, along with their wives/husbands/partners and guests..

During the summer months, when we have no Auxiliary meetings, we hold coffee get-togethers in various areas of the Lower Mainland.  Some of our coffee groups meet monthly throughout the year.

EXECUTIVE – 2019/2020

MEMBERSHIP

Applications to the R.C.M.P. Veterans’ Association as Associate Members:  Members of the Ladies Auxiliary have registered with the Veterans’ Association as Associate Members to conform to the Canada Income Tax “Not-for-Profit Act”.  Only those current Ladies Auxiliary members who completed the registration form and registered by January 1, 2019 are members of the Ladies Auxiliary.  New Ladies Auxiliary members will automatically become Associate Members of the Veterans’ Association when joining the Auxiliary.

President – Denise MARTINSON – Phone:  (604) 910-1186, Email:  demartinson@gmail.com
Past President – Dorothy MARTINSON – Phone:  (604) 261-4630, Email:  demartinson@gmail.com
Vice-President – Susan RIVARD
Secretary – Sonja ZWICK
Treasurer – Lillian KEEN

The Auxiliary meeting dates, executive, and events will be separate from the Veterans’ Association and the Auxiliary will operate as they have done in the past.  An official swearing-in ceremony by the Veterans’ Association for the Ladies Auxiliary members was held at the Ladies Auxiliary’s Christmas Luncheon held on December 6, 2018.

MEMBERSHIP DUES

The annual membership dues for Associate Members of the Ladies Auxiliary is $30 and is payable on January 1 of each year.  Cheques or money orders are payable to the RCMP Veterans’ Ladies Auxiliary and can be paid at the monthly luncheons or mailed to Membership Convener, Barbara Scobie, #23, 2081 Winfield Drive, Abbotsford, B.C., V3G 1C7.

NOTE: If you have any questions about the status of your membership dues or renewal, you can phone Barbara Scobie at 1-604-854-6084.

MEMBERSHIP PROCESS

To become an  member of the Ladies Auxiliary,  the following process is used:

STEP #1 – Access the application by clicking on the following: Application Form (2015 Edition)

STEP #2 – Print it off and complete the Application.

STEP #3 – Send the completed Application Form with a cheque or money order in the amount of $30.00 payable to the “RCMP Veterans’ Ladies Auxiliary” to the following address:

Barbara Scobie
#23, 2081 Winfield Drive
Abbotsford, B.C.
V3G 1C7

STEP #4 – The Membership Convener will conduct the initial processing of the application

STEP #5 – The Membership Convener will circulate the application to the Auxikiary Executive for approval.

STEP #6 – Upon approval, the applicant will receive a Letter of Acceptance and general information material.

STEP #7 – As a new member you are welcome to attend our luncheon meetings where you will be officially welcomed by the Auxikiary President and the membership as a whole.

LADIES AUXILIARY COFFEE KLATCHES

CHILLIWACK/ABBOTSFORDLast Wed. every month, 10 am Chilliwack at “I-HOP” Cottonwood Corners/Freeway, and alternating monthly in Abbotsford at “Ricky’s Restaurant” (Best Western) off Clearbrook Road & Freeway.  Myrna Meyer (604) 847-8977.

WHITE ROCK/SURREY/RICHMOND:  Third Wed. every month, 10 AM at  White Spot restaurant, 1681-152nd Avenue (Semiahmoo Mall) White Rock  Kathy Turnbull, 778-292-1864.

VANCOUVERFirst Thurs. Summer months & January only, 9:30  a.m.  “Bean Bros., W. 41st. Ave. in Kerrisdale.  Dorothy Martinson (604) 261-4630.

NORTH & WEST VANCOUVER:  Summer months only. TBA

COQUITLAM/PT. MOODY/NORTH FRASERThird Thurs. every month, 10:30 a.m., “Coquitlam Grill,” 2635 Barnet Hwy.  Helen Kielan (604) 936-6062.

DELTA/TSAWWASSEN:  Locations vary each month., Last Thurs. each month, 10:30 a.m.  Sheila Zerr, 604-943-3012; Email: Sheila Zerr (srzerr@telus.net).

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