FROM YOUR POST COMANDER: I received an E-mail from the Department Commander, asking to submit a person for Volunteer of the Year. Of course, with our Post this is impossible. All of us are volunteers, and I can’t count or keep up with how many hours our regular members contribute. Whether you are retired or still working, volunteering here is a full time job. We lean on each other and help one another to make everything work. I believe our Post family is blessed, because we have faith in one another. We truly love our Post, God, and Country. We move forward, don’t look back or throw stones. So, with no disrespect to anyone, I submit all our regulars as Volunteers of the Year!
For God and Country,
From the Jr. Vice Commander
I want to thank all those who helped to make this
years Dept. Commanders’ Diner a success. All
attendees really enjoyed the evening fare. Once again
thanks to all. It is also appreciated that those sitting
in the lounge and not actually taking part in the event
were so cooperative with the TV volume being turned
down from time to time.
On the 4th of April an Easter egg hunt was held at the
post and Wheeler Park. In May we will be busy at
the end of the month getting ready to place flags on
the graves of our veterans the Saturday before
Memorial Day. As you know we are decorating a
tree for the various holidays during the year. For
Memorial Day we would like to place pictures of
your loved one or friends who may have passed.
Armed Forces Day we well be having the
parade. There is a good chance that we will have a
larger trailer to use as a float. Anyone interested in
participating in the parade or any other post activity
contact any of the post officers.
April 14th is our monthly meeting; At this meeting
we will start taking nominations for post
officers. Nominations will continue at the following
post meeting with elections being held at that
meeting. Elections must be held prior to State
Convention at the end of June.
June 14th is Flag Day and a Retirement Ceremony
will be held in the post parking lot.
I trust everyone will have a safe and fun filled
summer season and that all will be safe. Remember
we will have our snow birds returning soon. Let’s be
sure to give them a big welcome home.
Jr. Vice Commander
We are happy to say that we have been
able to pay off all of the bills that we had
inherited from the last administration. The
Bingo is now making a profit thanks to the hard
work and dedication of the Bingo Crew. We
have a very dedicated group of Auxiliary
members; Margret Jaramillo, Beverly Muns,
Mary McMillen and the Post Finance
Officer, Betty Luther, who works tirelessly
making Bingo Night Specials in the kitchen. Our
team has worked very hard to make Bingo a
success, but we need some HELP.
One or two hours a week or even a month would
be a big help. Please help us to help the Post.
Thank You All For Your Service
Robert “Mac” McMillen
The 2015 Membership Cards are in and you can
pay your dues for the following year at any time.
You can either mail them in, pay on line or bring
them by the Post. The dues are still $30.00 per
LAST WORD: We have over 500 dues-paying
members, but only about 15 people actually show up
and DO anything at the Post. For instance, Bingo is a
Legion function, yet it is being primarily run and
supported by the Auxiliary. Similarly, the SAL’s
ALLECA program has been manned and run by the
Legion for the last 3 years because no one from the
SAL except the Commander could find the time to
show up. This is unacceptable and shameful. I have
five words for those of you who criticize, complain,
and critique, yet never find the time to actually assist:
STEP UP OR SHUT UP! Meanwhile, the
newsletter, calendars, and other info on upcoming
events can be found on our website, www.flagal3.org.
NOMINATIONS AND ELECTIONS ARE UPON US! WE NEED YOUR
PARTICIPATION TO MOVE FORWARD!