Southampton Legion exceeding expectations for growth

John Willetts, President of Southampton Legion, says that in a recent letter from Royal Canadian Legion National Headquarters, Randy Hayley, Manager Member Services Southampton Branch is in the top 3% worldwide of Legion membership performers for 2018.

“Of 1,400 Legion branches worldwide, your results placed you 41st in 2018,” says Hayley.

He asked Willetts if he would share his local initiatives with other branches to assist their ongoing efforts and reinforce their membership growth potential.

In a time where membership in the Royal Canadian Legion continues to fall, and with some branches closing, in Southampton we are continuing to grow!” says Willetts. “With a little help, I believe 2019 could be even better!”

“People are really interested in our Legion” says Willetts. “Not only for our philanthropy and community service work here in Southampton, but also as a great place to hold events and banquets, with our new ‘diner’, the lounge and terrific social events that we host. “

“We are a community service organization and open to the public. All our energy and proceeds go right back into our community here in Saugeen Shores!  We support schools, music, art, history, the local hospital, museum, community projects, charities and individuals and families in need, as well as servicemen, veterans and their families. Tens of thousands of dollars are put back into the community. We are proud of our ability to partner with other organizations like the Chantry Island Cham-bettes and Rotarians, and of course running great events! People want to be part of a volunteer organization where their time and talents produce real results in the community,” says Willetts.

There is now something going on every day at the Legion! Pool leagues, TV Bingo, euchre, darts, Steak Shoots, dances, banquets and social events.

With our growth, we are looking for additional Kitchen and Bar Staff!   Interested persons should contact the legion right away.

I would like to personally invite anyone who has thought about becoming a legion member, our services or hall, to contact us directly!  

Thanks again for your kind support.


John Willetts


Southampton Legion Br. 155