Presidents Report 2023

Fellow Riflemen:

As you are all aware, we have had a very good year post COVID. We were able to hold our annual Birthday Dinner/Dance, as well as Octoberfest Both events were very well attended and successful.  We received many positive reviews on how well things went and all who attended seemed to enjoy both functions

I would also like to take this time to point out that our monthly Luncheons are also well attended and they give everyone that does attend the opportunity to reminisce and remember the times we served together.

Your Executive are aways available to you should you have any concerns and or information you might want us to pass on to the membership. Their time and devotion to the Association ensures that we remain a strong organization.

Since our last report we have had a change in the Secretary position.  After over eight years of dedicated service to our Association, Janice Mercer decided to retire and her dedication throughout was exemplary.  She will be missed, however she remains a member of the Association, attends luncheons and continues to do the decorations for our events.

We have been fortunate to have been able to fill this position with Nancy Finlay, she would appreciate it if you could assist her by letting her know if you should have a change of address, telephone number or email address, could you please inform her so that we can  keep the contact list up to date, also, it would be appreciated if you could also inform Sandy our Treasurer/Membership Chair of this information so that she can ensure that your membership dues are up do date and she can then send out your Membership card.  Sandy is also instrumental in creating the Newsletter, in order to do this, there is a need for stories and photos that would be of interest to the members. This being said, she needs your help, so don’t hesitate to inform her of anything that can be included in future issues.

The Kit Shop is being handled by Ken Bisson and holds a limited supply of memorabilia.

The Q.O.R. Museum is open on Monday – Friday, 8 – 4. Located at Naden by the MP Office.  It is well worth a visit and is presently maintained by Jim Bell.

Mike Cuvelier continues to look after upgrades to the web page and works to bring about improvements that we trust the membership will enjoy.  You are invited to visit the page and if you have any suggestions or ideas that you feel will benefit the Association, please pass them on for Consideration.

Although the past year was very positive, we unfortunately lost several of our members.  They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old; Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn. At the going down of the sun and in the morning, We will remember them. May they rest in peace.

Joe Rozon, President QOR of C Association, VIB