By Rod L. Hodgson – President
PHOTO COURTESY ROD HODGSON
Recently found in the archives, this photo was taken in the late 1950s in one of the early Legion halls, possibly between Habib’s Store and Aubry’s Funeral Parlour, working on the annual Poppy fund. Left to right: George Hudson (Jesse Dwyer’s husband), Nellie Legault, Margaret Forward, Orville (Rusty) Wright, unknown, Cécile Hodgson and Morris Magee. Seated at the table is Bill Magee. In those days we were known as Lake of Two Mountains Legion Br. #115.
You may remember the T-shirt with the Place Vimy bench on the front. We now have hasty-notes and envelopes with the same design and are selling those at 10 for $10. Please advise us if you wish to have a package or two. You can order them by email, firstname.lastname@example.org or call me at (450) 458-6603.
We continue to accept your payments for the 2021 Legion dues. You can mail your payment to Hudson Legion Br. #115, 56 Beach Road, Hudson, QC, J0P 1H0. The fee is $60 and on the memo line of your cheque write 2021 dues. Make the cheque payable to Hudson Legion Br. #115. We cannot do e-transfers at this moment. However, we can arrange to have you pay with our debit card machine if you call the Legion at (450) 458-4882 and Terry Connolly, our Manager, can set it up. Finally you can also join or renew online at Canadian Legion’s main website; www.legion.ca. At this moment we are not sure when you will be able to get your 2021 sticker or your new card, time will tell.
The sale of the poinsettias in support of the Vaudreuil-Soulanges Palliative Care Residence here in Hudson went very well. Gerry Foliot has been organizing this for the past few years and it helps raise much needed funds to aid this all-important care residence. Thank you Gerry and helpers on behalf of Legion Branch #115. For your information as well, this Palliative Care Residence is one of the places that our annual Poppy Fund donates money to each year.
On Friday, November 20, 320 new tulip bulbs were planted around the garden at Place Vimy by 1st V.P. Mike Elliott, James Parry, Peggy and Robin Pelletier, and myself. Another 180 will be put away in pots at a greenhouse to be sold off next spring to our members as a small fundraiser.
IMAGE COURTESY ROD HODGSON
It’s that time of year to spread some Christmas Joy and help out our Hudson Legion. On December 5, from 12 to 4 p.m., we will be hosting a Drive-Thru fundraiser in front of the Legion parking lot. To adhere to social distancing requirements, all sales will be made from the warmth of your car! We will have volunteers selling T-shirts and hoodies with our new Legion Bench Logo, hasty note cards also with the logo on it. Also we will have a wine Basket Raffle for the holiday season and more goodies announced next week. When you come on December 5 please bring some non-perishable food items to help the John Abbott College food bank. Each grocery bag donated will be given an opportunity to win some great prizes. Cash, debit and credit will all be accepted. So please come out and support your Local Legion Branch 115!
PHOTO COURTESY ROD HODGSON
Mike Elliott and I have plans to install seven new posts and chains in Place Vimy next spring. This will allow us to add 20 or more memorial plaques in memory of family members and friends who have served in the various military conflicts that have plagued the world since 1900. We already have the posts so there will be no cost incurred to install them except for the cement. We currently have 80 memorial plaques on the posts surrounding Place Vimy. Each cost $150 which goes to help preserve the upkeep of Place Vimy area and the Legion if need be. If you wish to have one made, please contact us at email@example.com.
Lest we forget…