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2019 DISTRICT "A" SPRING CONVENTION

The Royal Canadian Legion

BRIAN HARRIS
DISTRICT “A” COMMANDER
207 GLADSTONE AVENUE, LONDON, ON N5Z 3S1
Email: bharris575@yahoo.ca Phone: 519-639-6468

ATTENTION: Provincial Officers District and Zone Commanders
District “A” Chairmen District “A” Presidents
Ladies Auxiliary Zone Commanders
NOTICE: District “A” Spring Convention
NOTICE: ALL NOMINATIONS
* Friday, April 12, 2019 Open at Saturday, April 13/19 Session.
* Saturday, April 13, 2019 Re-Opens Sunday, April 14/19 Session.
* Sunday, April 14, 2019 Immediately Prior to the Election of Officers.
Host Zone: A-4

Host Branch: Veterans Memorial Br. 498
20 Municipal Dr., Grand Bend, ON N0M 1T0
Tel: 519-238-2120 Fax: 519-238-1219
E-Mail: g.b.legion@hay.net

CONVENTION CHAIRMAN: Comrade Gerry Bezaire
CONVENTION CO-CHAIRMAN: Comrade Debbie Crown

BILLETING: BILLETING INFORMATION IS ATTACHED ON SEPARATE PAGE.

All billeting will be done by individual delegates, including District Council. PLEASE BOOK EARLY!!!

BREAKFAST AT BRANCH: No

DISTRICT “A” HOSPITAL COMMITTEE & DISTRICT COUNCIL MEETING:
9:30 am – Saturday, April 13, 2019. Branch 498 (upstairs hall)

PRESIDENTS’ MEETING: Chairman: TBA
9:30 am – Branch 498 (downstairs lounge)

DISTRICT “A” MEETINGS:
1:00 pm – Saturday, April 13, 2019. Branch 498
9:00 am – Sunday, April 14, 2019. Branch 498

GUEST SPEAKER: Com. Wes Kutasienski, Ontario Command, Vice President
LADIES AUXILIARY: Com. Sharon Crown , L.A. Ontario Command, 2nd Vice President

REGISTRATION CHAIRMAN: Comrade Brenda Couckuyt
REGISTRATION: Branch 498, ALL registration in downstairs lounge
Friday, April 12, 2019. 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Saturday, April 13, 2019. 8:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Sunday, April 14, 2019. 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.

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​DISTRICT CONVENTION OVERVIEW

District A of the Royal Canadian Legion hosts a district convention in April and
October of each year. These conventions rotate amongst the 7 zones of District A.
The meetings consist of a Presidents meeting on the Saturday morning.
This meeting allows the branch presidents to share ideas and concerns to be
able to help each other out or to bring to the full convention floor, issues that
affect branches.

On Saturday afternoon and all day Sunday the full convention is in session with each zone commander and district chairman giving their report on activities since
the previous convention. After each report there is the chance for delegates to ask
questions pertaining to that particular chair.

Also at each convention there is a Provincial Command officer and a Provincial Command Ladies Auxiliary officer that attend and give an update on news and
activities at the provincial level. Also these officers as well as the other district
officers and chairmen are available throughout the weekend to talk to members
on issues that arise within their branch.

On the Saturday night there is a district commanders reception which allows all
the delegates to enjoy comradeship in a relaxing atmosphere. There is food and
entertainment provided for this reception at no cost to delegates.

At the spring convention on odd numbered years there are elections for the next term of officers. Elections are held for the District Commander, Deputy Commander and Chairman. Voting delegates are based on the membership of each branch.

However delegate numbers are not restricted to branch votes. A branch can send as many observers as would like to attend. Members of branch ladies auxiliary are always welcome to attend. All delegates regardless of voting status receive the same reports and can ask questions as deemed appropriate.

District A and Ontario command also receive donations from branches for various programs such as The Hospital Trust Fund, Bursary, Charitable Foundation amongst others. Each donation request is part of the call to convention.

District Conventions are the perfect opportunity to learn about the Royal Canadian
Legion and receive a lot of information to help legion members and to bring back to their branches to help make our organization as strong and successful as possible.


Mark Rogers
District A Deputy Commander