- THE 2014 EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE
President: Gerald Coulter, CD
First Vice-President: Vacant
Second Vice-President & Chairman, Entertainment: Allan Brunsden
Treasurer: Allan Hick, I.C.I.A.
Secretary: Steve Sylvester
RCNA Director: Gerald Coulter, CD
Master-At-Arms: Hugh Murray
Branch Director & Chairman, Poppy Campaign: George Hayes
Branch Director: Bill Rohrer, CD
Branch Director: Bev Crosby
Branch Director & Chairman, Salvation Army: Johngale Adams
Chaplain: Rev. Frank Mantz
- PAST PRESIDENTS OF THE NAVY CLUB
William Swindall - 1981-82*
Thomas Godfrey - 1983*
Cecil Hicks - 1984-85, 1991*
Clayton Marks - 1986-87*
William Christiani - 1989-90*
Kenneth Wood - 1988, 1992,93,94,95*
About The Royal Canadian Naval Association, London
The London Branch of the Royal Canadian Naval Association is commonly referred to as "The Navy Club".Our clubhouse and office is located at 2155-B Crumlin Road in London, Ontario. We have a very homey, comfortable and inviting clubhouse which includes a bar, galley and office The clubhouse and bar is open every Saturday afternoon and Sunday afternoon. Meals are cooked in the galley and made available for members and guests on approximately a monthly basis. Entertainment and dances are usually part of the program when dinners are served. Guests are always made welcome at the Navy Club. The Navy Club publishes the Voice Pipe every two months to keep its membership informed of the business of the Club as well as articles and pictures of general interest to Naval veterans.
The Executive Committee meets on the last Monday of every month. General Meetings of the Club membership are held on the first Monday in February, April, June, October, November and December. The election of Officers of the Club are held at the General Meeting in November each year with the installation of Officers being held at the General Meeting in December, each year.
The above picture depicts the majestic Sailor's Memorial in Point Pleasant Park at Halifax, Nova Scotia. It is a monument to those thousands of Canadian Seamen who gave their lives in both World Wars and in the Korean War. The huge cross is lit by spotlights at night. Given the history of Halifax, this is perhaps the most moving of its monuments. Due to its location on the point of a peninsula bordering Bedford Basin, it is the first and last thing sailors see as they arrive at or depart from Halifax Harbour.
Activities And Charitable Work
The Navy Club supports several charities. Part of its charitable work is an annual fund raising effort in support of ALS (Lou Gehrig's disease). The Club is also a major supporter of the Salvation Army as well as the annual fund raising Poppy campaign. Club members also participate in the preparation and serving of a hot dog and hamburger luncheon each year to the veterans in Parkwood Hospital in London.
One of the major events of the Club is the Battle of the Atlantic parade and dinner which takes place the first weekend of May in recognition of the turning point in 1943 in the Battle of the Atlantic and in remembrance of all those who died during this great Battle. Many historians now concede that the War could not have been won if the Battle of the Atlantic had been lost.
The Club also participates in the Rembrance Day parade in November each year and in the Warriors' Day parade at the Western Fair each September.
Aims And Objectives Of The Navy Club
1. To bring about a union in spirit, aim and objectives of the former and present members of the Royal Canadian, Commonwealth and Allied Navies in Canada, and in doing so, to maintain and encourage the comradeship that exists between them.
2. To strive to perpetuate the memories and deeds of those who have given their lives while serving in our Naval Forces.
3. To co-operate and assist in welfare and benevolent work among former Naval personnel and their families.
4. To maintain interest in Naval affairs and further the Royal Canadian Navy in general.
5. To promote the general welfare of members in every way.