I want to thank all our volunteers, our membership, local Firefighters and all the Cadet programs whose dedication to this 90th annual Poppy Campaign has ensured that our community remembers the great sacrifices that have been made for the freedoms we all enjoy today. Supporting Veterans, honouring our Fallen, and helping our community is what we do.
We also want to thank all the citizens of Fergus and area, all the merchants who displayed Poppy Boxes, all our sponsors in the Industrial Park and the St. Andrew Street businesses. Through your generous support of our Poppy Campaign for 2016 we were able to raise over $35,000.
Changes have been made to the Executive Committee with my new appointment to President. Tom Nicklasson moved up to 1st Vice President and at the December Executive meeting Randy Graham was appointed as 2nd Vice President. Fergus Legion Branch 275 has a good hard working, diversified Executive and with the support of the membership we can only get better and more financially sound.
Congratulations to the 78 members who were recipients of Years of Service Awards, 4 Certificate of Merit awards and 2 Certificate of Appreciation awards and to Gary Watt on Legionnaire Award of the year.
On behalf of myself and the Executive Committee we wish to extend best wishes to all in the New Year.
Fred Hiller President
Royal Canadian Legion Br. 275