Although most recipients were not available to receive their pins in-person, the Lake Cowichan branch of the Royal Canadian Legion had 33 service awards up for grabs during their Tuesday, June 21, general meeting.
After one more associate meeting in July, the legion will take a summer break from meetings, which will stretch to September. The next general meeting will take place Tuesday, September 27.
The Tuesday, June 21, awards were as follows;
Honourable mention – Lil Harvey (35 years), Louis Witt (55).
Ordinary service awards – Al Johnson (10 years), Phil Jones (15), Dolores MacMillian (15), Victor Savitsky (25), Ron Black (30), Rob McCallum (35), Morris Fink (50).
Associate member awards – Receiving their 10 year pin was Rick Bates, Kerry Bell, Gino Gagne, Andrew Goldhawke, Grant Parr, and Laura Peltier. Receiving a 15 year pin was Dave Andrew, Bruce Chrisholm, Don Cochrane, Sharon Powell, Blake Rowbottom, Mark Rowbottom, Lori Scholem, Joan Webb, Rob White, and Anthony Steel. Receiving a 20 year pin was Owen McIntyre, Wayne McIntyre, Terry McMahon, and Brian Willey. Doris Talma got a 30 year pin, and Velma Nelson got a 35 year pin.
10 year affiliate awards went to Thomas Kelly and Glenn McGillvary.