Legion recognizes long service and volunteers

The Ponoka branch of the Royal Canadian Legion recently recognized Legion and Ladies Auxiliary members

Percy Morrow (c) was presented with his 40-year membership pin by honours and awards committee chair Jim Dunham and president Stan Orlesky.

The Ponoka branch of the Royal Canadian Legion recently recognized Legion and Ladies Auxiliary members for their service to the organization:

Ordinary Members

5 Years: George Edelman and Dennis Oberg

20 Years: Ronald Morandin

25 Years: George Maule

30 Years: David MacPherson

35 Years: Dennis Lank

40 Years: Vern Erickson and Percy Morrow

Associate Members

5 Years: Kim Cheesman, Danny Conn and James Pinksten

10 Years: Jonathon Ankerstein, Fern Hoar, Melody Hodgins, Hugh Kelly and Ann Sande

15 Years: George Greshner , Albert Krossa, Edwin Paterson, Earl Peavoy, Wendy Peavoy, Mike Presakarchuk and Wendy Rinsky

20 Years: Erna Carter , Joanne Palechek, Linda Schumacher and Judy Soucy

25 Years: Edward Jones, Dennis MacKenzie, George Ogilvie, Jean Wilson and Minnie Witvoet

30 Years: Nancy Gordon, Hugh P. Greene, Elmer Hagemann, Ruth Morrison, David Webb, Haavard Williksin and Gladys Davenport

35 Years: Henri B. Barrett, Terry Davenport, Barbara Dux, Murray Dux, K.G .Heartwell, W. G. Kidd, Randy Parks, Peggy Peterson, Gerhart Schultz and Harvey Schultz

40 Years: James Ferguson, Douglas Kleckner and Norman Nelson

Affiliate Voting Members

5 Years: Karen Hansen

10 Years: Cody Campbell and Severin Gartner

15 Years: Joyce Chesterman, Arnold Cline, William Chorney, Ronald Cowan, Dennis Ensminger, Darryl Humphreys, Dorothy Jensen, Barry Johnson , Ken Kettlewell, Ron McDowell, Sam Klimec, Ralph Kreil, Ted Long, Harl Makofka, Denis Maron, Frieda Rausch, Glenn Schultz, J. Torgerson, Arthur Ulveland, Linda Zerbe and Otto Zerbe

Certificate of Appreciation: Logan Newton, Darryl Humphreys and Wendy Humphreys

Certificate of Merit: George “Red” Cheyney and James Pinksten, Jay Dunsworth, Alastair MacKenzie and Nancy MacKenzie

Medals and Bars

Stan Orlesky: Bronze Bar

Paul Janssen: Past Officer Medal, Honors & Awards

Bar, First Vice-President Bar, Executive Bar

Kim Cheesman: Past Officer Medal, Public Relations and Executive Bar

Marna Janssen: Past Officer Medal, Executive Bar

Jim Best: Past Officer Medal, Sports Bar and Executive Bar

Marlene Perry: Second Vice-President Bar

Nancy MacKenzie: Past Officer Medal and Executive Bar

Jerry Witvoet: Past Officer Medal, Chairman Bar and Executive Bar

Branch Service Medals: Ross Fleischman, Dave MacPherson, Joanne Palechek and Garry Palechek

Ladies Auxiliary Honours and Awards

15 Year Pin: Irene Rosin

20 Year Pin: Tammy Ballantyne and Donna Hopper

30 Year Pin: Elsie Wilson

35 Year Pin: Jean Crisona, Hilda Hinkley, Margaret Ravnsborg and Rose Stoddart

50 Year Pin: Betty Bonnett

55 Year Pin: Helen Churchill

60 Year Pin: Marion Parks and Babe Prediger

Honours and Awards

Marge Ashbaugh: Secretary Bar & Medal

Jessie Vieaux: Membership Bar, Honours and Awards

Sgt. At Arms Bar: Joyce Goodridge

Marlene Ferguson: Sports Bar

Ladies Auxiliary Branch Service Medals: Sheila Debney, Viola Ogilvie, Rose Stoddart and Jessie Vieaux

Certificates of Appreciation: Bertha Courser, Shirley Hycha and Norrean Johnson

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