FROM YOUR POST COMANDER:
As usual, our Post has been busy with all our activities, such as fund-raising, fish fry, Bingo, LegionFest, etc. Our Veteran’s Day activities and luncheon went very well. Thank you to the Ladies’ Auxiliary who helped make it so. We have our SAL members who have helped things go smoothly as well. Thanks to Karl and all our drivers, who provide a great and necessary service. A special Thank You to Sean Owens, John Thompson, Betty Luther, And Scott Woods, for bringing us into 2014 with all their expertise. And, finally, thanks to all our Officers and volunteers who have worked so hard for the good of the Post and our Veterans. Have a blessed Holiday Season!
FROM YOUR SR. VICE: Hello fellow Legionaries, Ladies Auxiliary Unit and Sons of the American Legion. As Senior Vice Commander of your Post, our current membership is 350 members/renewed membership out of 580 for 100% goal, so let's get those who have not renewed their membership and get new one's signed up. As your Past Commander... of your Post, some of you who have physically come into the Post have noticed many changes. Some may like it and some many not, new faces, new atmosphere and new procedures. This is all very new for some of us and awkward for others, however; it is something new. We still need volunteers for our Bingo nights and helping out with the many different events we part-take in. I'd like to thank the President of the Ladies Auxiliary Unit and her crew (members of the Unit) for all the hard work they do in the kitchen, cooking, providing, serving food during the Post many different functions and most of all supporting the Legionaries for the good of the Post. Many thanks to the Sons of the American Legions for doing their part. Also, many, many thanks to the Jr. Ladies Auxiliary Unit who just love to help especially with putting up decorations for the Post. Finally, as the Chaplain of the Post... Me and the Commander for a time enjoyed the quietness of not attending any funerals until more recently when for a week or two we had a funeral every day. I hate to say, it is starting to get a little busy. As I said before it's that time of year when people start getting colds and flu, so please stay as healthy as you can, take your pills, go for a walk and be mindful about your body. "God, grant to the living, grace; to the departed, rest; to the nation, peace and concord; to us all." Please everybody be safe on your holiday travels.
Senior Vice Commander, Past Commander and Chaplain.
FROM THE AMERICAN LEGION AUXILIARY:
Happy Holidays Everyone,
I hope this newsletter finds you all doing well and in good spirits. We are almost at the end of the year and have a few things on our plate to finish out the year.
We will be having our Annual Children's Christmas party on Dec. 20th, 1:30-3:00 pm, there will be refreshments, cookie decorating, crafts provided plus Santa and Mrs. Claus will make a special appearance and give out special goodies for the kids. We are also looking for preferably a military family to sponsor for Christmas so if you know of anyone in need please let us know ASAP. We also have an abundance of Christmas wrapping paper so we are thinking of having a wrapping day for the kids and family, TBA. You can come in and wrap gifts, please limit it to at least six gifts and the auxiliary will provide the tape and tags. Recently the auxiliary sent a monetary donation to the Prescott VA Hospital Whipple gift shop, the donation provides the veterans means to purchase gifts for their loved ones for Christmas without having to use their own monies.
I have a couple of requests and notes of appreciation I want to extend to our Auxiliary and Post members. As you notice there are a few changes and there are sure to be more on the way, with changes there will be a few concerns and obstacles but just kept in mind we are trying to make the post most accessible to the members by giving you information via the newsletter, email, our website and events. So with that being said, it's vital that you update your address and provide us with your email address. I am aware some of you do not have access to a computer so we will do our best to get what information we can to you.
I also want to thank everyone who has helped the auxiliary this year by attending, donating cakes, candy, dishes and especially your time when it came to our special or holiday events. I also want to thank our extraordinary auxiliary officers and members who have stepped up and contributed their own time to the post by keeping bingo running, the kitchen and other events possible. Their countless hours of service to this post should be recognized, so if you see these ladies and members please thank them. I know I appreciate them. Everyone have a Safe, Happy Holiday and Happy New Year!
Ladies’ Auxiliary President
FROM THE CLUB COMMITTEE:
THE CLUB COMMITTEE HAS BEEN VERY BUSY UPGRADING AND UPDATING! WE HAVE A NEW POINT OF SALE SYSTEM IN PLACE. THIS NEW SYSTEM FUNCTIONS NOT ONLY AS A CASH REGISTER BUT IS FEATURE RICH WITH APPLICATIONS FOR INVENTORY, SALES TRACKING, AND MORE! WE WOULD LIKE TO GIVE A VERY SPECIAL THANKS TO NILES RADIO FOR DONATING THE NEW SYSTEM. OTHER NEW ADDTIONS IN THE CLUB INCLUDE A NEW JUKE BOX, PRETZEL MACHINE, AND HOT DOG CABINET.
WE HAVE BEEN VERY BUSY CLEANING, ORGANIZING AND UPDATING THE CLUB DURING THESE PAST FEW MONTHS, AND WE COULD NOT HAVE DONE IT WITHOUT THE HELP OF SOME REALLY GREAT VOLUNTEERS, PUTTING IN THE EXTRA TIME! SPECIAL THANKS TO: DENNIS MYERS, SEAN OWENS, SCOTT WOODS, BETTY LUTHER, GRACE THOMPSON, SHIRLEY HIGUERA, & MARY-ANN ROBINSON.
THE CLUB COMMITTEE IS ALWAYS LOOKING FOR VOLUNTEER BARTENEDERS AND SUPPORT STAFF. IF INTERESTED PLEASE LET US KNOW! THANK YOU, AND HAPPY HOLIDAYS!!! J.T./Randy/Dennis
FROM THE FINANCE OFFICER:
All current bills paid to date.
General Fund Account: $1866.50
Bingo Fund: $808.58.
Membership Fund: $4038.22.
Betty Luther, Finance Officer
FROM THE EVENTS MANAGER:
Mary McMillen is our new Events Manager, responsible for hall rentals and scheduling. She can be contacted at the phone number and email address listed below.
After 30-plus years as Post Adjutant, I decided that I needed to retire and enjoy retirement life. I officially retired on September 11th, 2014. I wish to thank everyone in this post for the great memories and the many friends that I made throughout all these years. It was a pleasure working with all of you and helping many of you. I am still a member of Mark A. Moore Post #3, and I will be around to help any of you if you need. I wish to thank the Ladies Auxiliary for all the fun and work that we had during these years, and also the Sons’s of the American Legion for all their help and assistance with many of the programs. I will cherish all the memories and wish all of you a great year, and to continue doing what The American Legion is all about. The American Legion was founded to help our Veterans and their families, and Post 3 has always been known for helping our Vets and their families and working with the community. Continue the great work of this Post and honor the traditions of this Post. If any of you wish to reach me you can contact me via my E-mail Bretired@aol.com I would like to hear from all of you. Again, thanks for the memories, and I hope I will see you all some time.
Sincerely, Bob Reyes, PDC
Post 3 Adjutant, (Retired)
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