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The Branch made its annual contributions to the UELAC scholarship fund and Norfolk Historical Society to support Loyalist Library in the Eva Brook Donly Museum in Simcoe.

Sue Hines, Doris Lemon, Cynthia Stapells and Jerry and Ellen Tree worked at the Grand River booth at Norfolklore held in Simcoe on September 24, 2011. Branch members Donna Smith, Cynthia Stapells, Alison Smith and Doris Lemon held an all day workshop at the Genealogy Fair hosted by the City of Kitchener in the City Hall in October. Later that day Doris' talk outlined UELAC and Grand River Branch activities and membership to twenty-one prospective U.E.s who attended.

Faithful members were nominated for Ontario Volunteer Service Awards for years of service: Marilyn McMillan (5); Sue Hines (10); Ronald Fink (20); and Doris Lemon (30).

A Loyalist plaque has been erected at the Young Tract Burying Ground near Caledonia.

The Branch looks forward to the Bicentennial of the War of 1812, especially Brock's route in August 1812 when he: recruited warriors from the Six Nations; stopped at Culver's Tavern in Simcoe to recruit local men for the militia; gathered his troops at Dover to sail to Amherstburg; and triumphed at the Battle of Detroit.

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By Marilyn McMillan, Branch Secretary
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Title Annotation:Branch News HIGHLIGHTS
Author:McMillan, Marilyn
Publication:The Loyalist Gazette
Date:Mar 22, 2012
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