Help Waterdown Legion raise the roof

News Nov 22, 2006 Flamborough Review

The Waterdown Legion executive has put out an urgent call for help, and they're hoping local citizens and business owners will hear the plea.

The roof of the local landmark has been leaking for several years and has been repaired and patched repeatedly over its 29-year life. But recently, the patchwork of repairs upon repairs gave way, causing extensive damage to the building's interior. Walls, ceilings, and even equipment were destroyed, leaving the executive with little choice but to replace the roof in a hurry.

"We had to do something," said Legion president John Bullee.

The Legion hoped to save up some funds before starting the project, but the urgency of the situation didn't allow it. They've now been left with the daunting task of finding the funds to pay the contractor. They need to find $65,000 within 60 days.

To help overcome the burden, a letter was sent earlier this summer to all local businesses and Legion members, asking for assistance.

Bullee is hopeful that the landmark will receive help. "I'm sure business people will look upon it favourably," he said.

Although the roof has been an issue for some time, spare funds never seemed to be available, said Bullee.

If the executive isn't able to raise the funds, they face going into debt to pay for the roof - a difficult expense for the small association.

The membership had toyed with the idea of selling the building and finding or building a new leak-free location. But they eventually voted the idea down, because they would be saddled with the cost of the roof, either way.

Although the roof has been a burden on the association, there have been some victories for the Legion. The new executive, led by Bullee, has embarked on a recruitment drive, to attract new members. They've hosted free corn roasts, and other fun family events, to show that the Legion isn't just a place for veterans. In fact, anyone related to, or descended from, a veteran is welcome to join. The membership was hoping that the drive would attract younger, more energetic members, who could bring new ideas to the board. They got their wish, with nearly 30 new members joining at the October meeting.

To support the Legion's New Roof Fund, or to join the wave of new memberships, please call Bullee at 519-623-4300. The new members are being inducted this month.

Help Waterdown Legion raise the roof

News Nov 22, 2006 Flamborough Review

The Waterdown Legion executive has put out an urgent call for help, and they're hoping local citizens and business owners will hear the plea.

The roof of the local landmark has been leaking for several years and has been repaired and patched repeatedly over its 29-year life. But recently, the patchwork of repairs upon repairs gave way, causing extensive damage to the building's interior. Walls, ceilings, and even equipment were destroyed, leaving the executive with little choice but to replace the roof in a hurry.

"We had to do something," said Legion president John Bullee.

The Legion hoped to save up some funds before starting the project, but the urgency of the situation didn't allow it. They've now been left with the daunting task of finding the funds to pay the contractor. They need to find $65,000 within 60 days.

To help overcome the burden, a letter was sent earlier this summer to all local businesses and Legion members, asking for assistance.

Bullee is hopeful that the landmark will receive help. "I'm sure business people will look upon it favourably," he said.

Although the roof has been an issue for some time, spare funds never seemed to be available, said Bullee.

If the executive isn't able to raise the funds, they face going into debt to pay for the roof - a difficult expense for the small association.

The membership had toyed with the idea of selling the building and finding or building a new leak-free location. But they eventually voted the idea down, because they would be saddled with the cost of the roof, either way.

Although the roof has been a burden on the association, there have been some victories for the Legion. The new executive, led by Bullee, has embarked on a recruitment drive, to attract new members. They've hosted free corn roasts, and other fun family events, to show that the Legion isn't just a place for veterans. In fact, anyone related to, or descended from, a veteran is welcome to join. The membership was hoping that the drive would attract younger, more energetic members, who could bring new ideas to the board. They got their wish, with nearly 30 new members joining at the October meeting.

To support the Legion's New Roof Fund, or to join the wave of new memberships, please call Bullee at 519-623-4300. The new members are being inducted this month.

Help Waterdown Legion raise the roof

News Nov 22, 2006 Flamborough Review

The Waterdown Legion executive has put out an urgent call for help, and they're hoping local citizens and business owners will hear the plea.

The roof of the local landmark has been leaking for several years and has been repaired and patched repeatedly over its 29-year life. But recently, the patchwork of repairs upon repairs gave way, causing extensive damage to the building's interior. Walls, ceilings, and even equipment were destroyed, leaving the executive with little choice but to replace the roof in a hurry.

"We had to do something," said Legion president John Bullee.

The Legion hoped to save up some funds before starting the project, but the urgency of the situation didn't allow it. They've now been left with the daunting task of finding the funds to pay the contractor. They need to find $65,000 within 60 days.

To help overcome the burden, a letter was sent earlier this summer to all local businesses and Legion members, asking for assistance.

Bullee is hopeful that the landmark will receive help. "I'm sure business people will look upon it favourably," he said.

Although the roof has been an issue for some time, spare funds never seemed to be available, said Bullee.

If the executive isn't able to raise the funds, they face going into debt to pay for the roof - a difficult expense for the small association.

The membership had toyed with the idea of selling the building and finding or building a new leak-free location. But they eventually voted the idea down, because they would be saddled with the cost of the roof, either way.

Although the roof has been a burden on the association, there have been some victories for the Legion. The new executive, led by Bullee, has embarked on a recruitment drive, to attract new members. They've hosted free corn roasts, and other fun family events, to show that the Legion isn't just a place for veterans. In fact, anyone related to, or descended from, a veteran is welcome to join. The membership was hoping that the drive would attract younger, more energetic members, who could bring new ideas to the board. They got their wish, with nearly 30 new members joining at the October meeting.

To support the Legion's New Roof Fund, or to join the wave of new memberships, please call Bullee at 519-623-4300. The new members are being inducted this month.