HONOURS & AWARDS AT BRANCH 270



HONOURS & AWARDS AT BRANCH 270


On Wednesday June 22nd, during our last monthly General Meeting of the season (General Meetings will resume on September 28), the branch held a mini Honours & Awards ceremony to present several, long overdue, Legion Years of Service pins, Certificates of Appreciation, Certificates of Merit, Past Office medals and Bars, and the Legionnaire of the Year 2021 plaque. Congratulations to all the recipients!


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Congratulations to (left to right) Comrades Kari Malmstrom and Betty-Anne Burnie, who were presented their pins representing 5 Years of Service as Affiliate members of the Legion, by Branch Immediate Past President, Comrade Norm Marion.


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Congratulations to (left to right) Comrades Judith Cox; Mike Burkett; and Linda Tucker; who were presented their pins representing 10 Years of Service as Affiliate members of the Legion by Branch Immediate Past President, Comrade Norm Marion.


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Congratulations to Comrade Greg Stout (left), who was presented his pin representing 15 Years of Service as an Affiliate member of the Legion, by Branch Immediate Past President, Comrade Norm Marion.


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Congratulations to Comrade Gary Perryman (left), who was presented his pin representing 35 Years of Service as an Affiliate member of the Legion, by Branch Immediate Past President, Comrade Norm Marion.


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Congratulations to Comrade Glen King (left), who was presented his pin representing 45 Years of Service as an Affiliate member of the Legion, by Branch Immediate Past President, Comrade Norm Marion.


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Congratulations to (left to right) Comrades Al Myre and Marg Murphy, who were presented their pins representing 5 Years of Service as Associate members of the Legion, by Branch Immediate Past President, Comrade Norm Marion.


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Congratulations to (left to right) Comrades Marie Langley and Sheila Burke, who were presented their pins representing 15 Years of Service as Associate members of the Legion, by Branch Immediate Past President, Comrade Norm Marion.


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Congratulations to (left to right) Comrades Robert Pool; Jack Lauder; and Robert Gourlie, who were presented their pins representing 20 Years of Service as Associate members of the Legion, by Branch Immediate Past President, Comrade Norm Marion.


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Congratulations to Comrade Bonnie King (left), who was presented her pin representing 35 Years of Service as an Associate member of the Legion, by Branch Immediate Past President, Comrade Norm Marion.


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Congratulations to (left to right) Comrades Douglas Young; Dennis Olsen; and David Fox, who were presented their pins representing 40 Years of Service as Associate members of the Legion, by Branch Immediate Past President, Comrade Norm Marion.


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Congratulations to Comrade Grace Mahoney (left), who was presented her pin representing 45 Years of Service as an Associate and Life member of the Legion, by Branch Immediate Past President, Comrade Norm Marion.


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Congratulations to (left to right) Comrades Glen Archer; Misty Archer; Jack Lauder; and Jean Lauder, who were awarded a Certificate of Appreciation by Branch 270 Coldwater. These four volunteers have consistently provided support to Branch 270 activities, particularly through their work with the running of the weekly Steak Darts. They also contributed in other activities such as Race Day, St. Patrick's Day and other special events.


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Congratulations to (left to right) Al Myre; Henny Risebrough; Gaëtanne Robinson; and Kari Malmstrom, who were awarded a Certificate of Appreciation by Branch 270 Coldwater. These four volunteers have consistently provided support to Branch 270 activities, particularly through their work with the running of the monthly Meat Draw. They also contributed in other activities such as Race Day, St. Patrick's Day and other special events.


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Congratulations to Comrade Cheryll Barr (right), who was presented a Certificate of Merit by Branch President Comrade Wayne Tutt. Over the past two years, Cheryll has shown incredible dedication to branch activities, but particularly so with the branch Bottle Drive. Cheryll was, and still is, the main player in this activity that collected over 300,000 bottles and cans, raising close to $40,000 for the branch. For those reasons, the Branch Executive was pleased to award her a Legion Certificate of Merit. As Chair of the Membership Committee, Cheryll also received a Past Office medal with Membership Bar, and a Branch Service Medal, awarded to "recognize significant level of service over and above the requirements of the member's office duties."


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Congratulations to Comrade Jon Duerdoth (right), who was presented a Certificate of Merit from Branch President Wayne Tutt. Over the past several years, Jon has been our volunteer technical expert at the branch, designing, installing, fixing, and advising on everything related to computers and Internet technology. His expertise was, and still is invaluable in keeping our branch information technology up-to-date. For those reasons, we are pleased to award Jon Duerdoth a Legion Certificate of Merit.


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Congratulations to Comrade Judith Cox (right), who was presented a Certificate of Merit from Branch President Wayne Tutt. In recent years Judith has become the main link between Branch 270 Coldwater, the local BIA team, and the Township of Severn. She spearheaded several Remembrance initiatives, including the Navy Lady plaque by the Cenotaph and last year's Veterans Banners program. For those reasons, we are pleased to award Judith Cox a Legion Certificate of Merit.


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Congratulations to Comrade Wanda Beaudoin (right), who was presented a Certificate of Merit from Branch President Wayne Tutt. Since joining the branch, Wanda regularly volunteered to provide photo coverage of branch events for The Maple Leaf and annual Scrapbook. She also played a key role in the Veterans Banner Program, in the local Veterans Graves identification, and assisted with Poppy activities. For those reasons, we are pleased to award Wanda Beaudoin a Legion Certificate of Merit.


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Congratulations to Comrade Norm Marion (right), who was presented the Branch Legionnaire of the Year award by Branch President Wayne Tutt. Over the past three years Comrade Norm has selflessly offered his time, knowledge and experience for the betterment of the Branch, its members and the Coldwater community. Although the Legionnaire of the Year Award is an annual honour, in this particular case we wish to recognize the multi-year efforts Norm has put in as Branch President to guide and to keep the branch alive and well through the troublesome period of the pandemic. Throughout the period, Norm also continued to accomplish the tasks of Public Relations Officer, Branch Historian, Chair of the Honours & Awards Committee, Editor of The Maple Leaf newsletter, and administrator of the Branch Website and Facebook pages. For those reasons, we are pleased to award Norm Marion the 2021 Legionnaire of the Year Award.

During the ceremony Norm was also presented the Honours & Awards Bar to the Branch Past Office Medal, and the Bar to the Past President Medal.

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