Newsletter – November 2017

Auxiliary President: Ginny Lucero – 505-453-7401
The Auxiliary donated $250.00 to Friends of Foster Children.
We presented a blue star certificate to Merry Jo Fahl in honor of her son, Wyatt Fahl, currently serving in the US Navy.

Our October bake sale raised $144.50; November 4 is the annual NMVH car show and bake sale. We need bakers and helpers, please contact me to help out. There will be no bake sale on Nov. 11 at the monthly breakfast.

We have delivered school supplies and presented the essay contest to the TorC Elementary School, Middle School, Manzano Christian School and Arrey Elementary.
Martha Thibeau has set up our 2nd beautification project for November 6; we will meet at the Post at 9:00 a.m. and clean up the same area as last year. Please join us in cleaning up a portion of our City.

Bunco will start at 1:00 p.m. on November 9 and 30. It’s $2.00 margaritas & Mexican beer day.

We will be attending the Veterans Day programs at the TorC Elementary School on November 10 at 8:30 a.m. We also will be going to the TorC Middle School during their lunch times-11:20 a.m. and 12:50 p.m. to visit with the children and answer questions. Please join us at any or all of these events.

Veterans Day we will be participating in the ceremonies at the Memorial Wall at 9:00 a.m. and at the NMVH at 11:00 a.m. We hope you will plan on joining us for both ceremonies.

We will be holding new member initiations on Saturday, November 18 during our regular scheduled monthly meeting. If you are a new member or have never been initiated and would to be, give me a call.

The next ladies lunch is November 21st at 12:30 p.m., at. Bedroxx Bowling Alley.
Don’t forget that we have an aluminum can recycle trailer on Hwy 195 by the Amberjack sign.

We are also collecting box tops for Education.

Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family.

For all other Post activities, please pick up a calendar and newsletter.

Membership: Linda Nenno
It is time to renew your membership for 2018. Early Bird renewal ended September 30, and we drew two winners—Jodi Johnson and Lorri Kelley. Congrats to these ladies and thank you for renewing early. As of October 27, we have 187 renewals, 1 transfer, 4 rejoins, and 13 new members (3 of which are Junior members), for a total of 208. If you know someone who is eligible for membership, give them an application or have them contact me. 575-642-6164. Bring them into the Post as your guest and let them see for themselves what a good time we have. Membership is our most important program, and I need everyone’s help to keep it going strong.

Chaplains Corner: Barbara Thompson
PRAYER FOR THE MILITARY: Dear Lord, there is a young man or woman far from home, called to serve their nation in a time of war; sent to defend our freedom on some distant foreign shore. We pray You keep them safe. We pray You keep them strong, we pray You send them safely home, for they’ve been away so long. Bless those who await their safe return and those who mourn the lost. Bless those who serve this Country well, no matter what the cost. God, bless America and her heroes … and thank You for the privilege to serve. Amen.

PRAYERS FOR HEALING: Kathy Howe has been diagnosed with chronic acute leukemia and will start chemo Oct 23, Linda Knull’s sciatic nerve is causing problems with standing, Moe Graham’s granddaughter home from hospital with kidney issues, Linda Ross had ear drum surgery and she is doing well, Sue Williams is having back problems, Laverne Baker is ill, Joyce Hudgens received new heart stints and blood transfusion, Flora Trujillo recovering from leg vein surgery, Pam Carlton has decisions about cancer treatments, Bob Shuey is ill.

May God provide extra comfort during treatments and recovery.

OUR CONDOLENCES: To the family and friends of Cathy Mitchell Hill who passed away October 14, and Jennifer Lewis’ dad Chuck Wooley who passed away October 29th.

May God Bless during this time of sorrow.

Our Father, how great Thou art – You have blessed us in so many ways and we thank You – for the opportunity to unite in this moment of prayer, this special privilege we have in America. We ask Your blessing as we strive to keep America – “One Nation Under God.” Amen.

Care Packages: Marty Novak
In October, we sent 27 Care Packages. Thanks to all who came to help pack the boxes.

Thanks to our American Legion Family for the help and support they give us, to the members, non-members, groups, organizations, and business of our community for their monetary donations, memorials and donations of supplies.

Our December packages will be special with homemade cookies and candies, Christmas candy canes and other special treats. If you’d like to donate some treats, the cookies must be sturdy cookies that travel well. More about the December Care packages next month.

We do Care Packages on the 2nd Wednesday of each month. Our next packing day is October 11th. We are ready to start filling the boxes about 10:15-10:30 and usually finish by 11. Anyone is welcome.

Cell Phones for Soldiers
We are no longer collecting cell phones. Homeland security will only allow me to send 3 cell phones at a time rather than sending them in the medium flat rate box. This is making it too costly to continue.