Ladies Auxiliary

Branch 580 Ladies AuxiliaryDuring the 1914-1918 war years as wounded veterans returned home, women were asked to help with their recovery by visiting hospitals, sending parcels to the hospitalized and to needy families. It was from these dedicated bands of women that The Royal Canadian Legion Ladies’ Auxiliary was started! Today, the Ladies’ Auxiliary is a vital and integral part of the work that the Legion provides to it’s community. Major contributors to the day-to-day life of Legion Branches, Ladies’ Auxiliaries provide financial and volunteer support to Legion programs.

The Ladies’ Auxiliary (LA) is a non-profit organization operated separate from The Royal Canadian Legion… but together they thrive. Most, but not all, Legion Branches have Ladies Auxiliaries.

Membership in the Ladies Auxiliary

Members of the Ladies’ Auxiliary support the aims and objectives of The Royal Canadian Legion. Their dedicated service enriches the programs and activities of the Branch.

The LA is comprised of mothers, wives, daughters, stepdaughters, nieces, sisters, granddaughters, great granddaughters and widows of Legion members. Under the Ontario Provincial Command, membership is also open to all eligible women in the community that are of age of majority.

Any woman who is eligible for membership in the Legion may choose to become a member of the Ladies Auxiliary only, or a member of both organizations.

To join the LA, please contact Branch 580 for more information.

2019-2020 Ladies Auxiliary Officers

President – Karen Jaynes

Past President – Jennifer MacDonald

1st Vice President – Carol Chapple

2nd Vice President – Mary Lou Taylor

Secretary – Pat Skinner

Treasurer – Helen Massey

Sgt. at Arms – Helen Routh

Sports Officer – Mary Anne Mathew

Executive: Sue Moore, Alexis Ferguson, Ferne Stewart, Heather Atkins