Pincher Creek Legion Branch 43 will be hosting its AGM on Dec. 10, where members will gather to elect new officers and install them into the executive committee. Up to 12 Legion members can be elected to fill positions on the executive board, and the branch hopes that a few younger members will step up and take on a role.
“We really are looking for some new blood, some new people, some new ideas, somebody that’s willing to give us some hours,” says Maggie Christians, branch president.
According to Maggie, many of the current members of the branch’s executive committee have been a part of the Legion for a long time now. With that being said, she claims that it has become difficult to come up with fresh ideas, and hopes newer faces can help mitigate the problem.
There are currently eight Legion members in an executive position, leaving four vacancies to fill. Members interested in joining the executive committee are expected to have been members in good standing for at least a year.
Positions such as president and vice-president are roles reserved for those who, on top of being a Legion member, have a year’s experience on the committee.
Legion members can be nominated for any of the positions, whether vacant or not, provided they are in attendance at the AGM and meet the prerequisites.
While the meeting will focus largely on electing new members of the branch’s executive committee, there will also be briefings regarding where Legion funds were allocated in the last year, and what can be expected in the year to come.
Maggie encourages any member of the local Legion to come out, vote and listen in on the meeting, regardless of whether you have intentions of running for a position.
Those who are currently not affiliated with the branch who wish to become members can head over to www.pinchercreeklegion.com/home to join for a $50 annual fee. New members will not be able to vote in the upcoming election, but are welcome to attend the meeting.