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Keep your Branch informed
Forward this email to your Branch Executives, Committee Members and other members to keep them up-to-date on important updates and information.
All Branch emails are also available on the Member Services Website
In this edition – June 2019
Encourage your members to add their email
The Legion is running a $5,000 VIA Rail member sweepstake to encourage members to add an email address to their member profile. Members can add their email at to enter. The sweepstakes will be promoted in the July/August issue of Legion Magazine.
Members with an email on file have access to benefits including automatic entry in national member contests, the bi-monthly member newsletter, notices of member opportunities, and more.
You can help promote the sweepstakes by printing and posting the attached poster at your Branch. Branches with member emails also can submit a list of emails to Member Services using the attached Excel file template to update the member database.
Branch membership renewal strategy
Members are the strength of the Legion, and our most valuable resource. Use our Branch Membership Renewal Strategy to guide your renewal efforts.
New policy on hate groups
Due to a number of recent incidents, the Legion has implemented a new, clearer policy concerning hate groups. The Royal Canadian Legion does not support or tolerate any group or organization whose views or actions are contrary to our values and those of our country.
This policy has been implemented, effective immediately, with the approval of the Dominion Executive Council, including Presidents from all Provincial Commands and Special Sections.
Dominion Executive minutes from April are now available
The Dominion Executive Council meeting minutes from April 13–14, 2019 are available to view on the Member Services Website under Branch and Command Resources / Dominion Executive Council.
Thank you for another successful Poppy Campaign!
The numbers are in! During the 2017 Poppy Campaign, the Legion distributed 19.8 million Poppies! More than $16 million was disbursed to support Canadian Veterans and their families and honour the Fallen. Thank you to all Legion Branches for your support and efforts during the campaign.
Updates to Ritual, Awards and Protocol Manual
The Ritual, Awards and Protocol Manual was updated. Please review the revised Manual and Amendments.
Follow the Legion Pilgrimage online
Pilgrims are set to embark on The Royal Canadian Legion Pilgrimage of Remembrance on July 6, visiting significant commemorative sites including Normandy, Juno, Ypres and Passchendaele.
You can follow Comrade Jim Perfitt and the group’s experiences on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook.
2019 Sports Championship results
Spring welcomes a new year of national Legion Member Sports championships! Choose a sport below to check out this year’s winners: Did you know your Branch can apply to host a Dominion Championship? Learn more on the Member Services Website, under Branch and Command Resources / Member Sports.
Reminder: Legion National Youth Track and Field Championships
Registration for the Legion National Youth Track and Field Championships is now open. The Championships will begin August 9, 2019 in Cape Breton.
Your Legion calendar: July–August 2019
This calendar lists upcoming commemorative days of relevance to The Royal Canadian Legion that raise awareness of an issue, commemorate a group or event, or celebrate an important topic. Branches may wish to promote these dates or organize related activities.
July 1Beaumont Hamel (1916)
July 1Canada Day
July 26Vimy unveiling (1936)
July 27Korean War armistice (1953)
August 1NORAD formed (1957)
August 9Canadian Peacekeepers Day
August 9–11Legion National Youth Track and Field Championships
August 12International Youth Day
August 15Victory Over Japan (1945)
August 19Dieppe Raid (1942)
Get access to Marketing and PR resources
Marketing and communication tools are available online for Branches, including brand guides, recruitment materials, public relations supports, promotional resources and more.
Visit the Member Services Website under Branch and Command Resources / Marketing and Public Relations.
Preprinted promotional materials are also available for free from Legion Supply.
Download the catalogue
PR Tip of the Month
Get permission to use photos
If a photo is not your own, or you haven’t bought the rights to use it, you must get permission if it’s for Legion business. Be sure to credit the source when appropriate.
Have questions or need advice? Contact your Command Public Relations Officer or Nujma Bond, Dominion Command Communications at
 Your Legion online
The Legion’s new Member Services Website is a gateway to convenient branch-specific and membership information and services, including simplified new member sign-ups and renewals.
Branches can login to with the username and password provided.
Reminder: Branches are required to remit per capita tax at least monthly
Make sure your paid members are in good standing! Legion General Bylaws, Section 1205 (Branch Returns) states: Each branch shall: a. Remit at least monthly to Dominion Command a per capita tax payment of all tax collected during the preceding month.
With a number of provincial conventions coming up, remitting per capita tax each month ensures attending members are in good standing. Please make sure you are keeping your member records up-to-date.
2020 Two-Part Renewal Stickers
Ensure your renewing members receive their 2020 renewal stickers. Process online or send in your member renewals by July 15, 2019 to receive their 2020 stickers. Stickers will be mailed to Branches end of August 2019.
Make membership renewal easy for your members!
86% of Branches provide over 225,000 Legion Members with the opportunity to renew their local Branch membership online. Please ensure your Branch Rates are entered and up-to-date.
Please ensure you are accessing your Branch email by clicking ‘WEB MAIL’ on the left-side menu of the Member Services Website.
If you have any questions please contact Member Services and we will be pleased to assist.
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