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By Rod Hodgson


Here is another nice old photo from our archives. It shows then Branch President Ron Fuller accepting the keys to our building from then Hudson Curling Club President Gene Hodgson back in 1963. Looking on is Legionnaire Executive Member Morris Magee. We took over our new building and formed the Hudson Legion Curling Club in 1964 and we have been here ever since. Prior to that our Legion was located in the building between the F. Aubry et fils Funeral Home and Habib’s Store.

We still have a number of T-shirts in various sizes and still at $25 each and also 10 packs of hasty notes at $10 for a pack of 10 with envelopes. If you are interested please drop us a line at rcl115@videotron.ca and we can arrange a pick up or delivery time.

Further background on this week’s photo from the archives (above), we had planned to build our own Legion building on a piece of land that we owned on Wharf Road, opposite the CPR train station. When we got our current building we promptly sold the land on Wharf Road to the Village of Hudson and it is now used as the snow dump and a storage area. The Hudson Curling Club then merged with the Whitlock Golf Club and they became the Whitlock Golf & Country Club around the same time as they had just built their new clubhouse with four sheets of ice for curling.

Our Volunteer Coordinator Kim Vale has stepped down from her position on the Branch Executive, The position is now open and we hope to fill it in coming months. Kim was a great asset while serving on the Board for the past two-and-a-half years. Luckily Kim will stay on as a member of Branch #115 and plans to help our fellow members during the annual Poppy Campaign and at other events as we all do from time to time. Thank you Kim for volunteering to be a member of the Branch Executive, it was very much appreciated.

If you have a few spare minutes one day give your fellow neighbours, friends and fellow Legionnaires a phone call to see how they are doing especially during this COVID-19 lockdown. A few minutes chatting with those who are shut in, I am sure, will brighten up their day.

Bill Louch has advised us that our members and friends have been very kind with bird seed and monetary donations for our crew that attends to the numerous bird feeders at the Vaudreuil-Soulanges Palliative Care Residence in Hudson. Thus we are okay for the time being. Your donations are very much appreciated.

We still have no idea when we can reopen our Legion hall for our members and guests. That all depends on the Government and the vaccines. We will keep you up to date for sure as things develop. Times have changed and we must all adept to the new way of life. Stay safe and warm.

Lest we forget…

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