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Macdonald Re-Elected 50th-14th
C. A. Richardson Continues in Office Of 1st Vice-President; Gadsden Is Secretary
J. A. Macdonald was re- elected by acclamation president of the 50th 14th Association when plans were made for an intensive membership drive at the annual meeting held Sunday afternoon in the Imperial Branch, No. 102, Canadian Legion.
C. A. "Stony" Richardson was re-elected first vice-president and the other officers elected were R. E. Venables, 2nd vice-president; F.? T. Ward, 3rd vice-president; H. G. Rutherford, treasurer; S. Ray Farquharson assistant treasurer; W. G. Gadsden, secretary; C. R. Sharp, assistant secretary; executive, R. Dalrymple, T. Myles, W. Gough, T. Cunningham, V. Farrow, E. Cousineau, H. J. Pattison, W. Willard, George Bureau and W. A. H. Law. A. T. Lower, was re-elected sick visitor.
THE ASSOCIATION was formed to foster the friendships of the men who served with the 50th Battalion, C.E.F., in the First Great War and in its perpetuating unit, the 14th Canadian Armoured Regiment (Calgary Tank) in the Second Great War.
Mr. Macdonald said that the former members of the two units were scattered throughout Canada with the largest number living in Southern Alberta. So that as many former members of the unit would be encouraged to join the association it was decided that membership groups would be formed at Red Deer, Stettler, Ponoka, Lacombe, Medicine Hat, Lethbridge, Pincher Creek, Fernie, B.C., and other points where the men resided in numbers. While efforts will be made to contact former members of the units when officers of the association visit outside points, the men were requested to contact the officials in Calgary.
MAJ. C. H. CAMPBELL, Lord Strathcona's Horse (R.C.), conveyed the greetings of the unit to the association and offered to co-operate in every possible way.
Mr. Macdonald reported that during the past year the following members had died: Lt. Col. E. G. Mason, original officer commanding the 50th Battalion; W. Appleby, George Loxam, Harry Burrows, F. Walten and Harry Buckley.
It was decided to keep members informed of association activities by issuing a periodical news-letter. Efforts will be made to organize a 50th/14th Association ladies' aid.
The program for the year will include a Ladies' Night in April to commemorate the Battle of Vimy Ridge, a church parade in May, a re-union dinner to commemorate Dieppe in August and a smoking concert in November.
Extracted by J. Kynman 2015-08-28