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In this edition – July 2020
New members can soon join a local Legion Branch online
If you haven’t already, please check your email for an important update from July 13 regarding the introduction of online member registration directly to a local Branch.
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Do you qualify for the Legion’s class action lawsuit?
This June, Lerners LLP has filed a proposed class-action lawsuit on behalf of Legion Branches against Aviva Insurance for denying coverage of lost business income due to COVID-19. This lawsuit applies to all Branches outside of British Columbia. If you would like to get involved or learn more, please read the FAQ prepared by our legal team to see if your Branch qualifies and how you can participate.
Amendments to General By-Laws
The General By-Laws have been amended, as approved by the Dominion Executive Council in June 2020. Please review the following revised amendments and update your copy of the By-Laws.
Section 1001: A provincial convention for each Provincial Command shall be held annually or biennially as determined by the Provincial Command, at such time and place as the Provincial Command may decide. However, in exceptional circumstances with the consent of Dominion Command, the interval between provincial conventions may be extended as appropriate.
Download By-Laws  ‣
Minutes from the June DEC meeting
Meeting minutes of the Dominion Executive Council meeting, held virtually on June 6-7, 2020, are available to view.
View minutes  ‣
Host the Legion National Youth Track and Field Championships
The Dominion Command Sports Committee is looking for interested Branches to host the 2023 and 2024 Legion National Youth Track and Field Championships. Partner with your local municipality to showcase your community, raise the profile of your Branch and support young Canadian athletes.
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Encourage Legion Members to support the Navy Bike Ride and Canada Army Run
The Royal Canadian Legion is proud to sponsor the Navy Bike Ride’s Battle of the Atlantic Challenge, and Canada Army Run – both virtual events that support our military members and their families. Encourage your members to sign up!
Navy Bike Ride runs throughout the summer. Registration is FREE and Legion members and their families can sign up any time and join our Legion Team! Visit to register, then select ‘Open’ teams, and then Legion.
Canada Army Run runs 12–20 September. Legion members can get a discount of $5 off their registration fee! Sign up at and use promotion code LEGION.
Branch Membership Administration
Resources and tips to support your Membership Chair
We are here to help!
The Member Services Department continues to serve Branches and members remotely, Monday through Friday, 8:30–4:00 pm EST by email and by phone.
2021 Renewal Stickers
The 2021 membership card renewal stickers will arrive at Branches the week of August 24.
Keep your members connected
The COVID-19 crisis has made it clear that times are changing. Online information and services have become more important. Are you and your members receiving the monthly members newsletter? Make sure your members have their emails addresses listed on their member profile, or email them to us using this Excel template.
Sign up for Direct Deposits from Legion National Headquarters
Sign up to receive Branch payments from Legion National Headquarters through direct deposit to your bank account by completing the attached Direct Deposit Form. No more bank runs or waiting for your cheque to arrive! Simply download and complete the form and email it to
For questions, please contact Tiffany Patterson at the Legion National Headquarters Finance Department by calling 613-591-3335 ext. 262.
Get access to Marketing and PR resources
Promote MemberPerks®
The Legion’s new MemberPerks® program is a great way to attract new members and offer current members huge savings and deals! Make sure you’re promoting the program at your Branch with these assets:
MemberPerks® poster
#800725 English
#800726 French
PR Tip of the Month
Know your Branch basics
It’s a good idea to have basic information about your Branch or Command, like the number of members or upcoming events, at your fingertips. Keep track of interesting facts and stories about Veteran members. These are of interest to the media.
Have questions or need advice? Contact your Command Public Relations Officer or Nujma Bond, Dominion Command Communications at
Your Legion calendar: August – September 2020
Promote important dates and organize activities at your Branch with this list of upcoming days that raise awareness of an issue, commemorate a group or event, or celebrate an important topic.
Stay up to date on the COVID-19 situation at the Legion
As the COVID-19 situation continues to evolve, Provinces and Territories are beginning to reopen. Be sure to let your Provincial Command know your Branch status and plans. The latest updates from national and provincial Commands is available online at
Partner promotions
The following is brought to you by our partners, highlighting special offers and other information.
Exclusive offers from IRIS
Legion members can receive exclusive offers from IRIS.
Members can use code RCLLRC at purchase, to save $150 towards their next pair of prescription sunglasses or eyeglasses.
Register now
Canada Remembers DVD and Learning Plan
As COVID-related challenges persist, the Poppy Fund-approved Canada Remembers Commemorative School Project is a perfect resource for educators.
Upon request, Branches who have already purchased the current 6-DVD set will receive a FREE copy of the new release 'Brothers and Borders', touching on the military comradery between Canada and the U.S.
Branches that wish to purchase these materials for local schools prior to their 2020 Remembrance Day plans, will automatically receive the 7 discs and Educational Resource Guide.
See for details, or call 1-647-865-2726
Special offer from Legion Magazine
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