Sat 5 Apr Annual Spouses/Guest Night (18:30 for 19:00) (F) – Speakers Rev. Paul Wooleyand Jean MisoWed 9 AprSt. Luke’s Anglican Church, 216 Station St. Smithville,1900 hrs, “My Afghanistan”,Sgt Steve Thomas, Cost $20.00 – Contact: Barb McFarlane 905 957 1774Wed 16 Apr General Meeting (19:30) (BG) - Speaker Capt John ThompsonThe last 100 days of WW1Thur 24 Apr Executive Mtg (Officers Mess 19:30) (SC)Sat 26 Apr Battle of St. Julien Parade & Dinner (10th Field Battery Association) (F)4-10 May WNY MOAA Armed Forces WeekWed 21 May RNMI AGM/Election Buffet Dinner (1800 for 1830) (BG),Mtg starts 19:30Thur 29 May Executive Mtg (Officers Mess 19:30) (SC)Sun 1 Jun Decoration Day Victoria Lawn Cemetery (12:30) (BG/FM)Sat 21 Jun RNMI Garden Party (1300-1800) (SC) L&W MUSEUM & N.O.T.L. LEGION
Designed by Art Tilley
ROYAL NIAGARA MILITARY INSTITUTE
PRESERVING OUR PAST PROTECTING OUR FUTURE
The RNMI is an organization of men and women interested in military affairs past and present.We as an organization are proud of the Canadian military and are supportive of the soldiers, sailors, and air force personnel who serve us so bravely. Within our membership are people from all walks of life, military and non-military. The RNMI membership includes commissioned, serving or retired military officers, retired military members and civilians with a keen interest in our armed forces. Present within our ranks are; WW II and Korean War veterans, UN peacekeeping mission veterans, retired Air Force, Navy and Army personnel, male and female, from Canada, the United States and the Commonwealth. The RNMI provides a forum for maintaining an interest in current affairs with an emphasis on the military. Military history is not forgotten – the Niagara Region has a rich military history dating from the settlement of the area by Butler’s Rangers through to infantry and flying training during WW II. The RNMI provides support for Niagara-based military units, including reserve forces and cadet units within the Region. The RNMI also provides a physical and symbolic presence at military and historic events held locally. The RNMI normally meets 7.30 pm every third Wednesday of the month (except June, July, August & December) at the Officers’ Mess, St. Catharines Armoury, Lake Street and Welland Avenue.
RNMI PresidentCapt Ron Green, CD
CIVILIAN POSITONS :2007 to 2012 Special needs school bus driver for First Student.2007 to 2008Member of the Province of Ontario Citizens Assembly, representing the riding of St. Catharines.1970 to 2006Corporation of the City of St. Catharines, until retirement in the following positions.2004 to 2006Building Inspector II, responsible to the Manager of Building and Development, also performs the duties for field inspections for part 3, 9 and 11 buildings, also plans examination and for issuing Building and Sign Permits.1986 to 2004Property Standards Inspector, responsible to the, Manager of Building and Development, also performed the duties of the By – Law Enforcement Officer.1970 to 1986Intermediate Draftsman, Technical Services Section of the Engineering Department, primary function was to produce design and construction drawings for water main, sewer and road contracts.MILITARY CAREER POSITIONS:1962 to 1964Cadet, with RCSCC Renown in St.Catharines.1966 to 2004 Served with 57, 56 and 11 Field Regiments, Royal Canadian Artillery.1995 to 2004Captain, 10 Th Battery Commander, St. Catharines and Niagara Falls. Also served for a short time as BC of 69 and HQ Batteries in Simcoe and Brantford and held the position as the Adjutant, also served as a Gun Position Officer and Battery Captain for Romeo Battery.1989 to 1995Chief Warrant Officer ( Regimental Sergeant Major), 11 Field Regiment, in Guelph and also served as a CWO with the 56 Field Regiment in Brantford. Served as the Artillery RSM for Ex “On Guard 90” and two other major exercises involving all Artillery Regiments in Ontario including regular and reserve units.1983 to 1989Master Warrant Officer ( Battery Sergeant Major), 11 Battery, Hamilton RHQ and 29 Batteries in Guelph.1979 to 1993Master Warrant Officer ( Battery Sergeant Major), 10 Th Battery, St. Catharines also BSM for Romeo Battery.
1975 to 1979Warrant Officer, served as the 10 Battery Quartermaster, Gun Line Troop Sergeant Major, Recce Troop Sergeant Major and Command Post Warrant for Romeo Battery971 to 1975Sergeant, 105 mm Gun Detachment Commander, 10 Th Battery St. Catharines and for Romeo Battery.1969 to 1971Bombardier, 105 mm Gun Detachment Commander, 10 Th Battery and Romeo Battery.1967 to 1969Lance Bombardier, 105 mm Gun Detachment second in command, 10 Th Battery St. Catharines.1966 to 1967Gunner, 10 Battery St. Catharines, member of a 105 mm gun detachment.EDUCATION:Attended a number of elementary schools in St. Catharines and New Brunswick and a graduate from the St. Catharines Collegiate Institute and vocational Secondary School.POST-SECONDARY QUALIFICATIONS:Obtained while attending a number of Ontario Colleges and Universities. Certified Engineering Technician (CET), Certified Survey Technician (CST),Certified Building Code Official (CBCO), Certified Property Standards Officer (CPSO)Certified Municipal Law Enforcement Officer MLEO (C).COMMUNITY AND VOLUNTEER INVOLVMENT:a.Past President Royal Canadian Legion Branch 24 and a member since 1970.b.Past President 10 Th Battery Association and a member since 1971.c.Life member Royal Canadian Artillery Association.d.Life member of the Friends of Fort Georgee.Member of the RNMI since 1989.f.Chair of the St. Catharines Artillery Foundation since 1996.g.Member Thorold Canadian Corp Branch 44, since 2003.h.President of the Battle of Queenston Heights dinner committee since 2011 and a Board member since 2005.i.Past Chair Lincoln County Branch St. John Ambulance and a Board member since 2005.j.Admitted into the Order of St.John as a Serving Brother in 2010.k.Past Grand Knight Knights of Columbus Council 9222 and a member since 2004.l.Past Fourth Degree Faithful Navigator Monsignor Morris Assembly 0864.m. Past Treasurer Niagara Chapter, Ontario Building Officials Association, 2004 to 2006.n.Member of Harley Owners Group since 2010.o.Past President of the St.Catharines Goodtimers mens slo pitch league.