Tonight's speaker was Sharon Murray, a member of Royal Canadian Legion Branch 212 in Kemptville. Sharon gave the club an overview of why the Legion was founded, how they operate and who is eligible for their assistance.
We were also informed that the only fundraising the Legion does is their annual Poppy Campaign in remembrance of our veterans. The campaign runs from the last two weeks of October until November 10th. It is their hope that on November 11th, every member of the community will wear a poppy whether a donation was made or not. The funds raised from the poppy campaign are used 100% for community service and are totally separate from other Legion activities. Rotarian Joanne thanked Sharon for her presentation.