It’s safe to say members of Royal Canadian Legion Branch 257 (Seaview) in Lantzville owe a debt of gratitude to Georgina Rosewall.
A Second World War veteran, Rosewall was instrumental in the formalization of Legion 257 in 1958, and is the last surviving charter member.
A member of the branch executive and membership chairwoman since 1999, she has also served as branch second vice-president, acting branch secretary, colour party participant, zone executive member and zone chairwoman.
Rosewall received a life membership to the legion in 1999, as well as a 75th anniversary medal, branch volunteer of the year, branch service medal and an achievement award for membership renewal.
And to top it all off, Rosewall recently received the Meritorious Service Medal, the highest award that be granted to a legion member.
“As one of our most respected a cherished members, the branch feels Comrade Rosewall is truly deserving of a Meritorious Service Medal,” said Barry Ostrand, chairman, Branch 257 hounours and awards committee. “Apart from her tireless dedication and service, she represents the legion with the utmost devotion, as witnessed by her dress and deportment, and her courteous, fair and respectful behaviour. She is ever willing to share her wealth of knowledge, and her mentoring has helped ensure continuity in running the branch.”