(Vancouver Division)


November 2019

November 7, 2019 – Ladies Auxiliary Luncheon/Meeting:  We met in the “Fireside Room” at “Hazelmere Golf & Tennis Club” in Surrey, B.C., and because it was a rather chilly day, we enjoyed the use of the fireplace.  Since this is the month of Remembrance Day, the décor featured red poppies.  President Denise Martinson welcomed everyone, and especially our Guest Speaker and Artist, Wendy Mould of Surrey, B.C.  Auxiliary member, Violet Holmes said Grace and gave a remembrance for Canada’s Veterans, and especially the R.C.M.P. members who lost their lives or were injured in the First and Second World Wars, and subsequent Wars.  She also read the poem, “In Flanders Fields.”  Following our buffet luncheon, Artist Wendy Mould talked about the variety of art work that she had brought for display, then she had all of us doing some art work on paper with special pencils, creating designs that she called “doodle art.”  It is really quite intricate, and there is a name for each type of design, but everyone did their own version and seemed to enjoy the process.  There were numerous blankets/afghans handed in this date for delivery to the “Variety Club” at their distribution centre in Burnaby, B.C.   A big “thank you” to all who donated them.

December 5th, 2019 Annual Ladies Auxiliary Christmas Buffet Luncheon:  It will be held in the “Panorama Ballroom” at “Hazelmere Golf & Tennis Club,” and the cost is $35.00 per person.  Doors open at 11:00 a.m. and we are to be seated by 11:45 p.m., with the Christmas buffet luncheon at 12:00 noon.  This event is open to all members of the Ladies Auxiliary and R.C.M.P. Veterans, and R.C.M.P. Serving Members, all spouses/partners, and guests.  Christmas décor and door prizes! Attendance by Reservation Only: please contact Dorothy Martinson at demartinson@shaw.ca or phone (604) 261-4630, by December 2nd.

R.C.M.P. Veterans’ Annual Christmas Levee, December 6th, 2019:  Members of the Ladies Auxiliary are invited to attend the Veterans’ Annual Levee.  This year’s theme is to honour the R.C.M.P.’s  Air Division.  Guest Speaker will be retired R.C.M.P. S/Sgt., Robert (Rob) Elliot, formerly with the Air Division.  Doors and no-host bar open at 3:30 p.m. at “Hazelmere Golf & Tennis Club,” with the buffet dinner at 5:30 p.m.  Cost is $55.00 per person, payable at the door. Attendance by Reservation Only: contact Dorothy Martinson, Veterans’ Social Director,demartinson@shaw.ca or phone (604) 261-4630 by December 1st. Door prizes and 50/50 Draw.

Ladies Auxiliary Annual Dues – December 31st, 2019 Deadline:  Please remember to pay your yearly dues at our Christmas Buffet Luncheon on December 5th.  Dues may also be paid by sending a cheque or money order (payable to the RCMP Veterans’ Ladies Auxiliary) in the amount of $30.00  (no later than December 27thto Ladies Auxiliary Membership Convener, Barbara Scobie, #23, 2081 Winfield Drive, Abbotsford, B.C., V3G 1C7, phone (604) 854-6084.  Cash will be accepted only at the Auxiliary’s Christmas Luncheon.  All dues must be paid by December 31st, 2019 to remain as Associate Members of the Vancouver Veterans’ Association for 2020.

February 6, 2020 Ladies Auxiliary Luncheon/Meeting: Following our Christmas Luncheon, this is the date for our next Ladies Auxiliary meeting and the first for the Year 2020.  Traditionally, there is no meeting held in January.  Guest Speaker will be George Garrett, presenting his newest publication about his own life, entitled, “Intrepid Reporter,” and we will meet in the “Fireside Room” at “Hazelmere Golf & Tennis Club.”  With February being the month of St. Valentine’s Day, we usually wear something “red” to our February meeting.

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

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