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. VETERANS’ LADIES AXILIARY

BI-MONTHLY REPORT

MARCH/APRIL 2022

R.C.M.P. Veterans’ Ladies Auxiliary Luncheon/Meeting, April 7, 2022: Unfortunately, due to numerous circumstances, we will not be holding our next Luncheon/Meeting on Thursday, April 7th.  We would have only a very small number of members attending on this date which would not make it financially viable for either our membership or “Hazelmere Golf & Tennis Club.”  A number of our regular members and Executive are either away, or planning on being away over the next couple of months, now that some of the travel restrictions have been lifted.  Some of our members also expressed concerns about a suspected new wave of a Variant approaching, imminently.  Therefore, an executive decision has been made to postpone our April 7th luncheon/meetings until Thursday, June 2, 2022.  We have met with the “Hazelmere” catering staff and are planning on having a special luncheon for the June date!

100th Birthday Celebrated by Ladies Auxiliary Life-Member, Helen Brown:  On Sunday, March 13th, Helen celebrated her special birthday at her own home in Burnaby, B.C. with 40 friends and family members in attendance, along with Global News media, a piper, 10 RCMP members, 5 police cars, 1 firetruck and crew plus honour guard, and a representative from the Burnaby Hospital Foundation, amongst others.  To celebrate this occasion, the Vancouver Veterans’ Ladies Auxiliary has made a donation to the Building Fund for the Burnaby Hospital Foundation in Helen’s name, one of her favourite charities.

Koffee Klatches: It is hoped that members of the Ladies Auxiliary are meeting, or planning on meeting,for their regular get-togethers once restrictions are lifted, especially if they can meet outdoors. For those who normally are unable to attend our regular meetings, this is one way in which they can continue to keep in touch with other members of the Ladies Auxiliary.

To receive this report electronically (and other news regarding the RCMP 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 KEEN

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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