The new executive was sworn in at the Stettler Legion AGM last week

The new executive was sworn in at the Stettler Legion AGM last week

Legion elects new president

The Stettler Legion’s annual general meeting on Thursday, Oct. 6 was a packed affair with more than 30 people in attendance.

The Stettler Legion’s annual general meeting on Thursday, Oct. 6 was a packed affair with more than 30 people in attendance.

The Legion’s bylaws require it to elect its board in May, but due to summer breaks and vacations, a new president wasn’t elected at the time, Rosalind LaRose, District 4 commander of the Royal Canadian Legion in Alberta, explained.

That day, however, Susan Mitchell was able to step down as president as Stephen LaRose was elected to stand in her place. Also making the executive were Steven Lockhart as vice president, Kevin Milner as Sergeant-at-Arms, and Anita Leard as secretary/treasurer. Other members of the executive include Joyce Gordon and Bonnie Douglas, with Mitchell staying on as past president.

The meeting was buzzing with excitement as ideas for the Stettler Legion’s 90th anniversary next year were discussed.

“We definitely have some plans for next year’s 90th birthday,” Rosalind LaRose said. “We have some new members, which is great, and some new ideas and plans for next year.”

The Legion keeps a busy schedule, with activities almost every night of the week, and meat draws and dinner on Fridays and Saturdays.

“I want to wish the new executive a good term,” LaRose said.