Ladies Auxiliary

R.C.M.P. VETERANS’ LADIES AUXILIARY ANNUAL CHRISTMAS LUNCHEON THURSDAY, DECEMBER 6TH, 2018 PANORAMA BALLROOM, “HAZELMERE GOLF & TENNIS CLUB” 18150 – 8th AVENUE, SURREY, B.C.

The cost is $35.00 per person.  The doors open at 10:30 a.m. and Christmas Buffet Lunch is at 12:00 noon.  There is a No-Host Bar.  The event is open to ladies Auxiliary members, R.C.M.P. Veterans and R.C.M.P. serving members (and spouses and guests).  There are door prizes.

ATTENDANCE IS BY RESERVATION ONLY
Contact Dorothy Martinson at demartinson@shaw.ca or (604) 261-4630 prior to November
19th, 2018.


BACKGROUND

Our Ladies Auxiliary was officially formed and registered 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 R.C.M.P. Veterans’ Ladies Auxiliary formed in Canada and we celebrated our 80th Anniversary in February 2016.

We are:

(a) the wives/partners, widows, daughters, and granddaughters of retired male R.C.M.P. members;

(b) retired female R.C.M.P. members (their daughters and granddaughters), and

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

At present, our Auxiliary has 120 registered members and has been holding regular meetings once a month for 76 years.

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 10 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.

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

During the summer months, when we have no Auxiliary meetings, we hold coffee get-togethers in various areas of the Lower Mainland: namely Abbotsford/Chilliwack, Coquitlam, North Vancouver, Tsawwassen, Vancouver, West Vancouver and White Rock.

MEMBERSHIP

Applications to the R.C.M.P. Veterans’ Association as Associate Members:  Members of the Ladies Auxiliary are registering with the Veterans’ Association as Associate Members to conform to the Canada Income Tax “Not-for-Profit Act.  Only those members who have completed the registration form and registered by January 1, 2019 will be members of the Ladies Auxiliary.  The Auxiliary meeting dates, executive and events will be separate from the Veterans’ Association and the Auxiliary will operate as they have done for in the past.  An official swearing-in ceremony by the Veterans’ Association for the Ladies Auxiliary members will be held at the Ladies Auxiliary’s Christmas Luncheon being held on December 6, 2018.

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