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Hudson Legion branch #115 view from  outside

  The Royal Canadian Legion
  56 Beach Road
  Hudson, Quebec
  J0P 1H0

  tel. (450) 458-4882

 

Information about membership

The Hudson branch of the Canadian legion, and previously the Two Mountains branch, has been an integral part of this community for over 60 years. Even though Legion activities have been initially associated with military service it is not necessary to have served in the military to become a member. In fact, almost any member of the community can become a member and enjoy the benefits that membership provides.

Please note: if you are specifically interested about becoming a member of the Hudson Legion Curling Club then you will find a lot of useful information on the curling club membership page.

The information below about the benefits of becoming a member, the different categories of membership and the privileges that it offers has been reproduced from the www.legion.ca web site with their gracious permission.

The cost of a one year membership in the Hudson Legion branch #115 is $60. This amount must be included with the application either in cash or as a check made to the order of “Hudson Legion branch #115”.

Table of contents:

Reasons for becoming a member

Categories of membership

Application forms

Reasons for becoming a Legion member

Social activities

Members can enjoy a wide variety of social events such as dances, barbeques, entertainment and a host of other special events.

Sports activities

The Legion has sporting events such as darts, curling and cribbage, with competitions ranging from local, provincial to national levels.

Benefits package

The Legion has developed a relationship with a number of corporate partners to provide products and services to its members. Some of the partners include a home and auto insurance company, health care services, a credit card company, and an auto club to name a few. Only Legion members are entitled to the benefits offered.

Community involvement

You can serve your community by assisting with the many Legion programs in support of youth, seniors, the disabled and others. The Legion also provides bursaries and scholarships to students from Secondary School to the University level and is the largest single supporter of Scouts and Guides in Canada. It is also a major supporter of sea, army and air cadets.

Leadership

You will have the opportunity to grow within this great organization. The Legion needs members who can take on the Leadership challenge. If this is where your interest lies you can become involved by serving on the branch executive. You may even wish to go to higher levels such as zone, district or provincial. You may even aspire to the national level. Every Dominion President who has served in this capacity started out as a branch member. You, too, could one day be President of the largest community service organization in Canada.

Service

As Canada's largest volunteer organization, tremendous intangible benefits are gained through the commitment of members to fulfill the mandate of remembrance, service to the community and our country. Our fallen comrades served in battle, you have "another way to serve" by joining The Royal Canadian Legion.

Legion Magazine

Your membership includes a subscription to the Legion Magazine which is published six times a year. It contains articles on various topics including history, current events and general interest stories, as well as keeping members up-to-date on the many and varied Legion activities. It also contains a section dedicated to the recognition of those who served their country.

Categories of membership

Ordinary membership

You may be eligible for Ordinary membership if you have served or are serving in:

  • The Canadian Forces or Her Majesty's Forces (including regular force or reserve force under class "C" service); or
  • the Forces or underground forces of any of Her Majesty's allies in any war, conflict or police action in which Canada was involved; or
  • the Merchant Navy or non-military services in an actual theatre of war in which Canada was involved; or
  • Her Majesty's reserve forces including Cadet Instructors on the Cadet Cadre for not less than one year; or
  • The Royal Canadian Mounted Police or The Royal Newfoundland Constabulary for not less than one year; or
  • the Forces of a country while that country was a member of NATO or NORAD in alliance with Canada; or
  • the Forces of the United States; or
  • the Vietnam War with the Armed Forces of the United States, Australia, New Zealand, the Republic of Korea or South Vietnam, and were a Canadian citizen or Commonwealth subject at the time of service; or
  • the Canadian Coast Guard as an officer or crew member who has two or more years active service on the high seas or inland waterways; or
  • a city, municipal or provincial police force as a police officer for not less than one year.

Associate membership

If you do not qualify for Ordinary membership you may be eligible for Associate membership if you:

  • are the child, stepchild, adopted child, grandchild, sibling, niece/nephew, widow/er, parent or spouse of someone who is or was eligible for Ordinary membership; or
  • are the child of an Associate member; or
  • have served in The Royal Canadian Sea, Army or Air Cadets for not less than 3 years; or
  • have served as a cadet civilian instructor for not less than 3 years; or
  • have served as an officer in the Navy League of Canada for not less than 2 years; or
  • have served in the Polish Armed Forces after WW II below the rank of officer; or
  • have served in a City, Municipal, Volunteer, Un-organized Territories or Federal Fire Service for not less than one year
  • are the spouse, parent or sibling of an associate member who qualified subject to the above criteria.

Affiliate
voting membership

If you do not qualify for Ordinary or Associate membership but support the aims and objects of The Royal Canadian Legion you may apply for Affiliate Voting membership.

Affiliate
non-voting membership

If you are a non-Canadian citizen or a non-Commonwealth subject from an Allied nation and support the aims and objects of The Royal Canadian Legion, you may apply for Affiliate Non-Voting membership. These members shall have the same rights as all other members except the rights to vote and hold office. A member admitted under this Section is not permitted to apply for voting status unless otherwise qualified.

Type of activity

Membership category

Ordinary

Associate

Affiliate voting

Affiliate
non-voting

Vote and hold office at all levels

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Sports at all levels

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Wear Legion dress

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Attend Legion meetings

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Chair branch committees

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Serve on committees

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Membership application forms

If you would like to become a Legion member please fill out one of these forms and bring it to the Hudson branch. (links to forms updated on Jan. 20, 2015)

Link to english Legion application form

Link to french Legion application form

Membership application form (english)

Formulaire d’inscription (français)