December Executive Meeting Notes!

The meeting began with a review of the Royal Canadian Legion mandate:

1. To keep remembrance alive!

2. To assist veterans and their families in need. A great discussion ensued as all in attendance stressed the need to remember the veterans who were involved in the Cold War, with NATO and other Canadian conflicts such as the 700 Canadian troops in Lativia at the present time.  

It was decided that the Executive would pursue a specific project identifying and asking for the input from veterans in Medicine Hat who are not necessarily Legion members. This will be discussed and developed further at the January Executive meeting for presentation to the general membership for their input and involvement. This project is envisioned to be a permanent fixture/presentation in our Legion.

The 2023 Executive are as follows:

President – Sheila Donner

1st Vice President – Bill Cocks

2nd Vice President – Darwin Bernhardt

Past President – Lorraine Lozo

Executive Members:

  • 1. Scott Schall
  • 2. Therese McCleave
  • 3. Ken McCleave
  • 4. Gary Wilson
  • 5. Wes Krause
  • 6. Bob Cable

As part of the new executive’s responsibilities each member volunteered for the following chair positions:

Lotteries – Ken and Therese McCleave

Sports – Darwin Berhardt

Finance – Bill Cocks

Membership – Therese McCleave

Remembrance Day – Scott Schall

Decoration Day – Scott Schall

Cadet Liaison – Scott Schall

Poppy Campaign – Sheila Donner/ Lorraine Lozo

Poppy Committee – Sheila Donner


PR – Gary Wilson

Honours and Awards – Bill Cocks, Sheila Donner and Gary Wilson

Maintenance – Roger Beebe

Historian/Archives – Wes Krause

Further Chairs are:

Service Officer – Wayne Donner

Sgt – at – Arms – Scott Schall

If you wish to volunteer to be on any of these committees, please contact the office- 403-527-7184. Your help would be greatly appreciated.

Kid’s Christmas Party

The Executive were reminded of the Kids’ Christmas Party scheduled for Sunday December 18th,  1-3 in the canteen, and agreed to donate the money to purchase the candy for the candy bags from Santa. I would like to thank each of them for their generous donation.  

Please bring your child or grandchild down to the Legion and enjoy lunch, decorating cupcakes, making Christmas ornaments and visiting with Santa. Just let the office know if you plan to attend.

The British New Years was also discussed. December 31st from 2-9 in the Pub. Come on down and have lots of fun ringing in the New Year.

It was discussed and decided unanimously that the Legion and Pub would be closed Christmas Eve all day.

There will still be a meat raffle on December 23 as per usual. Our email is not working, so please contact us at

The President thanked Scott Schall for his leadership with regards to VetBuild, a project where Veterans with PTSD come together to talk and share and to build models. If you are interested in joining them please contact the Office.

Your Robertson Memorial Branch #17 Executive wish you all a Merry Christmas and a Healthy and Happy New Year.