FROM YOUR POST COMMANDER:
Hello Fellow Legionnaires, members of the Sons of the American Legion and Ladies' Auxiliary of Post #3,
This new year has gotten off to a shaky start. For those who don't know, our Legion Family lost Jerry O'Brien on February 4th, 2014 due to natural causes. Jerry's mother June, his brother Jay visited our Post to take care of final arrangements, Jerry will be surely missed. "Much love from all your friends here at The American Legion and abroad. Rest in Peace."
Just recently, we also lost Mr. Lance Davidson, who was a Marine Veteran. Mr. Lance Davidson suffered from PTSD and ultimately took his own life. Rest in Peace.
It is my hope that we don't lose anybody else. A reminder; if you or if you know of anybody who is experiencing PTSD Symptoms, Depression, Anxiety, and Loneliness; please get help or direct the individual to the proper help. "It takes a Warrior to ask for help."
Super Bowl Sunday on February 2nd was a very enjoyable day, there was plenty of food, here was a good size crowd and everybody enjoyed the game. Thank you to those volunteers who brought food, prepared and set up the buffet tables.
KOREAN WAR VETERANS:
Are you a Korean War Veteran? The American Legion Department of Arizona has given the Post 20 books on the Korean War which are for Free for anyone that is interested having one. Just come by the Post and pick up a copy.
Our Transportation Coordinator, Karl Snider for the DAV Transportation program has announce that he is getting ready to retire from the volunteer job. We are looking for someone that is willing to come and take over as Transportation Coordinator. The work entails being here in the Office from 9:00 AM to noon Monday thru Friday, to answer the phone and make arrangements for transportation for patients going to and from the VA Hospitals in Prescott, Phoenix and the CBOC. He or she must be able to work with the DAV Office in Prescott and Phoenix to verify appointments, and make monthly reports. If you are interested in doing some volunteer work for the American Legion and the DAV, please come on down and talk to Karl Snider between 9:00 AM and Noon Monday thru Friday.
Our Post meetings are held on the 2nd Tuesday of each month at 7:00 PM. We have had very little attendance at the meetings and we really need members to attend so that we can conduct business. If we do not have a quorum, we cannot conduct business. Please try and make plans to attend a meeting.
BINGO EVERY SUNDAY AND WEDNESDAY AT 7:00 PM AND FISH FRY EVERY FRIDAY FROM 5:00 PM TO 8:00 PM.
Come and enjoy a great dinner on Friday nights and usually some good entertainment.
The next District Meeting will be held at Post 87 in Bullhead City on April 19th starting at 11:00 AM, at this meeting the District will have the Nominations and Elections of District Officers. This meeting is for both the Legion and Auxiliary.
POST NOMINATIONS AND ELECTIONS:
The end of the Legion year is right around the corner. The Post will have Nominations for Post Officers on April 8th at the regular meeting and then hold Nominations and Elections on May 13, 2014. It is time to step up and run for an office.
ST. PATRICK'S DAY DINNER:
The Post St. Patrick's Day Dinner is set for April 17, 2014. We will have Corned Beef and Cabbage with Red Potatoes, Carrots and Roll. The cost of the dinner for this year will be $7.00 per plate. Come on down and enjoy a great dinner and some entertainment.
Due to the shortage of the Blood Supply United Blood Services will be holding a Special Blood Drive here at the Post on St. Patrick's Day. If you donate the Gift of Life, please come on down and donate blood.
The Annual Commander Dinner is set for April 5, 2014. This dinner to welcome out State Commander, State President, and Detachment Commander to the Post, when they make their official visit to the Post. The Dinner will start at 6:00 PM, so make plans to attend.
TAPS: Jerry O' Brien, Neil Swenson, Lance Davison