Formation of Her Majesty's Army & Navy Veterans' Society in 1889 had the full support of the wives and daughters of it's founding members.
The ladies met in various homes to plan ways, they could raise funds for the benefit of the society.
After First world war ended, they formed an Auxiliary after discussion with the men,they be came known as Her Majesty's Army & Navy Ladies' Auxiliary.
They conducted many events to raise money which was turned over to the club.
The Auxiliary grew in numbers making it impossible for them to met in homes , so for may years they met in the YMCA and Orange Hall.
The Society having no permanent headquarters met in such places as the Gore Coffee Shop and above what was know as Tip Top Tailors on James St.
In 1943, after much searching the opportunity arose to purchase the property on Vine and MacNab St. North.
After the purchase both the ladies and men knuckled down to make sure the mortgage payments were made they accomplished this in three years.
The only financial organization to support the mortgage was the Huron and Erie, know today as Trustco.
The Ladies'Auxiliary continues supporting the society. For our Centennial, the Auxiliary help raise money toward finishing a four-bed ward at the New Hamilton General Hospital .
They also provide the General and St.Joseph's Hospital with wheelchairs, and donated funds to various community groups.
The Ladies' Auxiliary is accepting membership
Meetings are held the first Monday of the month.