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.

MONTHLY NEWSLETTER

R.C.M.P. VTERANS’ LADIES AUXILIARY

Vancouver Division

MONTHLY REPORT, NOVEMBER 2022

Ladies Auxiliary Annual Christmas Luncheon, December 2022:  Due to various circumstances, we will not be holding this annual event this year.  We know that there would be very few members attending at this time, so rather than plan it and then have to cancel, an executive decision has been made to forego this event this year and hope to meet for luncheon/meetings again in the coming year, 2023.

Annual R.C.M.P. Veterans’ (Vancouver Division) Christmas Levee, Friday, December 9, 2022:  Members of the Ladies Auxiliary (and their guests) are invited to attend the Vancouver R.C.M.P. Veterans’ Annual Christmas Levee in the ballroom at “Hazelmere Golf & Tennis Club in Surrey, B.C.  Doors open at 3:30 p.m., buffet turkey dinner at 6:00 p.m., and entertainment by the Vancouver R.C.M.P. Pipe Band at 7:00 p.m.  Cost per person (including guests) is $60.00 cash at the door, and there will be a 50/50 Draw.  The bar is also cash only. The Vancouver Veterans’ recently published book, Duty Done: Memories of Fairmont Barracks will be available for purchase @ $20.00 (including signed copies), just in time for Christmas gifts!  Please contact Vets’ Social Director, Dorothy Martinson @ (604) 261-4630 or demartinson@shaw.ca to make reservations to attend the Levee. Attendance by Reservation Only.

Condolences:  It has come to our attention that one of our Ladies Auxiliary Life Members, Sarah (Sadie) Anderson of Abbotsford, B.C. passed away in hospital on September 2nd, 2022and a Celebration of Her Life was held on October 19th, 2022 in Abbotsford.  Sadie was the widow of Rtd. R.C.M.P. Officer (0.712), John Marshall Anderson, and is survived by 2 sons and their families, including 4 grandchildren.  Condolences have been sent to her family.

Further information regarding future meetings for our Ladies Auxiliary will be forthcoming In the December 2022 Report.  As in previous years, there will no luncheon/meeting in January 2023.

To receive this report electronically (and other news regarding the R.C.M.P. Veterans’ Assoc.) www.rcmpveteransvancouver.com

Dorothy Martinson, Past-President
R.C.M.P. Veterans’ Ladies Auxiliary
(Vancouver Division)
demartinson@shaw.ca (604) 261-4630

EXECUTIVE 2022

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

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.

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 a 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.

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