Sharon McKeown

Dominion Vice-President

Sharon McKeown is Chair of the Dominion Command Public Relations Committee, a member of several operational committees, and is the Dominion representative for the western USA Zone. She is a director on the board of Canvet Publications.
  • Past President of Ontario Command (2017-2019)
  • Joined Branch 136 Milton, ON in 1981. Served in a variety of roles including 9 years as branch President. Was Zone B-7 Commander (2001-2003), District B Commander (2009-2011).
  • Current Chair of the District B Hospital Trust Fund, serves on the Tri-District Hospital Committee, is a member of Hugh Farthing TVS, and is Branch 136 Ladies Auxiliary President.
  • Past Vice-President of Ontario Command, 1st Vice-President (2015-2017), member of all Provincial Committees, Cadet Liaison, Chair of Membership, Resolutions, and Property. Currently, Vice-Chair of Veterans, Service and Seniors. Kicked off Legion Riders program and introduced Ontario Command’s ‘Operation Service Dog’.
  • Past Member of Dominion Command Membership Committee and Vice-Chair of Public Relations Committee.
  • Awarded Life Membership by Branch 136 in 2002, Meritorious Service Medal by Zone B-7 in 2010, and the Palm Leaf to MSM by District B in 2017. Received the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee in 2012.
  • Awarded the Sovereign’s Medal for Volunteers by the Governor General of Canada in 2018.
  • Received Certificate of Appreciation from Canadian Cancer Society as a founding organizer of the Ladies Drive 4 Cancer, and her work with Golfing 4 Cancer. Other Volunteer activities involved serving on municipal committees, leadership roles in scouts/guides, girls/ladies’ softball, and helping the Milton Lions Club.
  • Education includes Associateship & Fellowship to the Insurance Institute of Canada – Management Major, LUATC, Dale Carnegie courses and numerous industry-related courses.
  • Retired after over 35 years in the Insurance industry, with positions in sales, service, claims adjusting and management.
  • Sharon and husband Bill moved to Milton in 1975. In their spare time, they continue work on their 1870’s ‘station house’, affectionately called the ‘money pit’. They have two children, two grandsons, and one granddaughter. Daughter Tracey is a dual member, grandson Liam is a proud 4th generation Legionnaire.