Press Release: C.L.B. Change of Command
The C.L.B. has a long and proud 126-year history serving the youth of our province. On December 19, 2018 at 3:00pm our Honorary Patron, Her Honour, The Honourable Judy M. Foote, Lieutenant Governor of Newfoundland and Labrador, will install Colonel Gail Dick as Governor and Commandant of the C.L.B. Again, history is made today as Colonel Gail Dick will be the first female to head the C.L.B., truly an historic event in the C.L.B.’s colorful and proud history.
Also at this event, Her Honour will be presenting a number of service awards to C.L.B. members who have served for more than 40 years.
Colonel Gail Dick has been involved with the C.L.B. for over 22 years and has received numerous promotions within the organization and most recently completed her tenure as Regimental Commander. In 2009, she was a member of Mission Belize which saw a team of 33 youth members and 13 Officers travel to Belize to work on a school for the underprivileged children. Most recently, she and a contingent of youth and Officers accompanied the CLB Regimental Band on a European excursion to commemorate the 100th Anniversary of the Battle of Beaumont Hamel, and travel the Trail of the Caribou. Colonel Dick brings a wealth of experience to the C.L.B. especially to our youth members and officers of the Brigade. Colonel Gail Dick as Governor and Commandant has 4 main goals:
1. To work with Regimental Staff to enhance leadership training and development;
2. To work with Regimental Staff to increase membership of youth and Officers within the organization, and give them the opportunity to enhance their skills and abilities, building a strong character to make them effective citizens;
3. To give our community opportunities to visit our historic William G. Tilley Museum and Archives, and to explain the contribution that many members of the C.L.B. have given to both world wars;
4. To encourage the youth and Officers of the various Companies to go out into their community and have a stronger presence, and identifying potential partnerships opportunities between the CLB and various community organizations.
Colonel Gail Dick’s professional career includes over 20 years in the hospitality industry. She is currently is the Manager and Senior Rating Advisor for the Canada Select Program. Colonel Dick is a mother of three children, and lives in St. John’s.
Mr. Derek White, Executive Director, The C.L.B.
(709) 722-1737 ext. 203, firstname.lastname@example.org