Ladies Auxiliary

BACKGROUND

Our 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 R.C.M.P. Veterans’ Ladies Auxiliary formed in Canada and we will be celebrating our 83rd Anniversary in February 2019.

We are:

(a) 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).

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.

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 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.

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 current Ladies Auxiliary members who have completed the registration form and registered by January 1, 2019 will be 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.

 

       

 

Members of the Ladies Auxiliary featured in the pictures forwarded by Bob Underhill, as attached, are:

1. Nina BOWERS
2. Helen BROWN (Life Member)
3. Marie BUDD
4. Diana BUNYK
5. Doreen GREIG
6. Elsie HODAY
7. Denise MARTINSON (Life Member)
8. Dorothy MARTINSON (Life Member)
9. Ollie McPHERSON (Life Member)
10. Alice MEIKLEJOHN (Life Member)
11. Beverley PILKINGTON
12. Susan RIVARD
13. Dorothy ROBINSON
14. Cheryl SAUNDRY
15. Sharon SAUNDRY (Life Member)
16. Barbara SCOBIE
17. Sandra STAREK
18. Kathy TURNBULL (Life Member)
19. Margaret WHITAKER (Life Member)
20. Sonja ZWICK (Life Member)

The other ladies from the Ladies Auxiliary, who are now Associate Members of
Vancouver Division, but not featured in the photos as they did not attend
the luncheon are:

21. Sarah ANDERSON
22. EDNA BARR
23. Helen DALTON
24. Anne DANE (Life Member)
25. Deirdre DUGGAN (Life Member)
26. Clare FINLAY
27. Leslie GAUDETTE
28. Violet HOLMES
29. Susanne INDRIDSON (Life Member)
30. Louise IRVING
31. Doris JENKINS
32. Elizabeth JOHNSTONE
33. Lillian KEEN
34. Maxine LEMIEUX
35. Charlene LYALL
36. Margaret MAIDENS (Life Member)
37. Diane MARTINSON (Life Member)
38. Carol MCKEE (Life Member)
39. Louisa NORTHORP
40. Meon OLFERT
41. Fran REID
42. Phyllis RUTTAN (Life Member)
43. Beatrice SCOTT
44. Dianne SHARPE
45. Mildred STOLARSKI
46. Shawnee STOLARSKI
47. Marilyn TRIGG (Life Member)
48. Deanne TURNBULL (Life Member)
49. Joanne TURNBULL (Life Member)
50. Ingrid UNDERHILL
51. Janet VAN NORMAN
52. Louise WILSON (Life Member)

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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