Convenient to everything; major shopping malls, local speciality shops, banks, post office, Doctors, Dentist, walk-in Clinics, Victoria General Hospital, Seniors Centre, par three and champion class 18 hole golf courses, nature trails, swimming pool, curling and skating rink, library, some only 2 km from your new home. Also, there is excellent transportation to downtown core.
Branch #91 (Langford) houses not only the Legion itself but also the Goldstream Food Bank Society, Christmas Food Hamper, Emergency Social Services, Metchosin & South Vancouver Island Lions Clubs, Boy Scouts & Girl Guides.
In 2002 the Legion celebrated its 75th year of Service to the West Shore Communities in Victoria. We annually donate 90K to these communities through social activities, supporting seniors, developing youth leaders as well as those who’ve suffered illness or injury arising from Military service.
Branch activities include carpet bowling, shuffleboard, pool, darts, cribbage, and a slo-pitch ball team. Seniors or regular teams, there is something for everyone.
Members of the Executive Board
EXECUTIVE MEMBERS AT LARGE/APPOINTEES
Appointed Treasurer, Bursarys/Scholarships
Ser. Housing / Building Reno
Entertainment Chair, Honours & Awards, Zone
Recording Secretary, Youth Coordinator
Sick & Visiting
Membership Phoning Committee
Building & Grounds, Sports
1st Vice-President, Constitution & Standards, Conflict Management, Workplace Complaints, Appeals Committee & Zone
2nd Vice-President, Ways & Means, Poster & Literary, Zone
THE SERVICE OFFICER
In addition to the duties defined in the General Bylaws, Service Officer Handbook and Branch Manual, the Service Officer investigates Poppy Fund Applications and recommends grant for: Food, Clothing, shelter and the necessities of life. Works with Branch Poppy Chair.
The Branch Service Officer is a referral agent only to the Command Service Officer for disability claims. However, the Branch Service Officer may assist applicants with paperwork and claim forms that have been registered by Veterans Affairs Canada. A green LEGION CLAIM APPLICATION FORM (with proper identification) must be signed and dated by the requesting applicant before representation can be affected;
Maintains, administers and allocates special aids to daily living as recorded on the Branch Poppy Chair and Service inventories.
Works with the Branch Poppy Chair to assist Veterans and their authorized dependants;
Service Officers complete an enhanced security check, and are regularly trained and update on security processes and regulations and deemed eligible to access very sensitive information.
We ask if you have any questions with respect to your Pension, Disability that complete the Contact Form (coming soon) and supply your request for information and or needs and our Branch Service Officer will call you back as soon as possible.
Some duties of our Branch Service Officer:
Wealth of info for Veterans & Seniors
Providing representation in dealings with Veterans Affairs Canada (VAC) and the Veterans Review and Appeal Board (VRAB) in claiming disability benefits under the Pension Act or the New Veterans Charter
Funerals & Burials
Other Provincial & Federal Programs
Acts as a Notary to certify copies of Birth Certificate, Death Certificate, Marriage Certificate