Background Information about the RCL Branch #350 Southey
RCL Branch #350 Southey began November 3, 1948 with the insurgence of men and women returning from overseas. The Charter member roster included:
F.H. (Fred) McIlmoyl
The roster grew over the years and includes a list of over 80 comrades.
Our Ladies Auxiliary was started July 18, 1949. Branch was fored to close in the early 00’s due to low numbers, but an injection of new members allowed it to re-open in June of 2009.
Our mandate is to serve our veterans which includes serving military and RCMP members and their families, to promote remembrance and to serve our communities and our country.
Regular Annual Events & Activities
Poster and Literary contests
Remembrance Day Services
Annual scholarship to graduating student
Annual New Year’s Luncheon at Pioneer Lodge
Assisting Museum Board with history and general upkeep
– Wounded Warriors Weekend August 2013
– Donations to Shalom and Strasbourg nursing homes to assist veterans
– Trade Show organization September 2014
A Bit of History on the small park area beside Southey Drugs:
– The area was donated and kept up by Terry and Joanne Mildenberger until the Branch reorganized and was able to assume the responsibility
– The mural was painted by well-known Saskatchewan artist Ernest Bereti
– The cenotaph was built in 2012/13 and dedicated June 23/13
*** The Park’s naming ceremony took place August 10, 2014. It has now been dedicated as the “A. J. (Jack) Henshaw Memorial Garden”, after one of Branch #350’s longtime members (and Joanne Mildenberger’s father) Jack Henshaw, who joined the branch in 1949 and remained a strong supporting member until his passing in November 2012.
General Branch info:
First Monday of every month at 7:30pm (rescheduled on Stat holidays)
We currently have 20 branch members.
President – Leigh Bishop
Vice President – Hugh Huber
Treasurer – Marlene Bishop
Secretary – Nicole Toews
Chaplain – currently looking to fill this post
Sergeant-at-Arms – Tony Sugarman
Service Officer – Mary Massier
Membership – Elaine and Hugh Huber
Poppy Committee – Jordan Sugarman, Tanner Hanus
Photographer – Ron Walby
Historian – Alana McKay
Chief Gardener – Ed McKay
Leigh Bishop email@example.com or 726-5881 or
Branch email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Poppy Drive/Rememberance Day: October/November 2014