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Newsletter – February 2018

Commander – Al Norton
The time of year to search for Post Officers is here again. The nominating committee is Tom Cleveland and David Thibeau. Anyone wanting to nominate someone or themselves please submit the name to Tom or David. You may use the suggestion box to do this also. Remember the Post cannot operate without key officer positions filled.

Overall the Post is holding its own. The Friday and Sunday pool tournaments are doing awesome. The Wednesday dinner and dance, Friday karaoke and the Saturday dance still need participation. The gaming room is a little better than the last 2 months.

We are seeing an increase in new members in all the units. Welcome the new people and make them feel at home in our Post. We need to keep up our status as the most fun post in New Mexico.

Our activities committee has a few new people that will help plan more events to keep us entertained.
When you see a Veteran, thank a Veteran. Remember to wear Red on Fridays to show support to the troops keeping our country safe.

God Bless everyone and God Bless America!

Finance Officer- Bob Nellis
Decembers gaming revenue provided over $7,000 to the post operations account. This was the biggest contribution for the 2017 year. This January is on pace to do almost as well. The bar continues to do very well and the kitchen remains slow. The juke box and pool are bringing in about $150 each, every month.
All outside projects for our building have been completed and the bills payed. There are no more major expenses expected in the near future. The next project we are planning will not be expensive but will require a lot of volunteers. Painting the interior of the post.

Post Adjutant-Tom Cleveland
American Legion dues for 2018 are due. Anyone who had not paid their dues will be denied access to the facility.

When you are in good standing you will be issued a new door card. The bartender on duty will ask to see your 2018 Membership card prior to handing you the door card.

Please send a check to American Legion Post 44 Po Box 1073, Elephant Butte NM 87935 or come into the Post and pay the bartender. I will issue your 2018 membership card as soon as possible. Don’t send your remittance to National or pay on line. That will only delay you receiving your new card. Thank You !

Activities Committee – Kathy Norton
Come help us celebrate Pete Baldwin’s 88th Birthday on Saturday February 2nd from 2-5. Bring your favorite potluck dish and come wish Pete Happy Birthday!

February 4th is Super Bowl LII, Patriots VS Eagles. Kickoff is at 4:20, the Post will host a Baked Potato Bar for $3.00-sign up to bring your favorite topping. We will have prizes and drink specials, come join the fun!

Wednesday February 14th we will be having a Prime Rib Dinner. Tickets will be presold at the bar beginning February 1st. We will be having a picture booth again and flowers for our ladies.

All pool Sundays are “bring a snack” to share-no 3 ball this month due to the Super Bowl-check out the calendar for details.

3rd Saturday Dinner and Dance is a Pot luck, the post will be providing Fried Mushrooms, popcorn shrimp and other fried goodies. Come dance and bring your favorite dish to share!

Newsletter – January 2018

Commander – Al Norton
A special thank you to Jack Hodges for purchasing our new lights for the big sign on the front of our building. Jack you are super!

Thanks to all who donated to the light sign. These funds are used to help pay for good LED bulbs and the new light sign to announce our happenings at the Post.

2017 was a very busy time making improvements to our Post. The list of members that donated valuable time to do all of the labor is too long to list however, the top few are: Bob Acre, Bob Nellis, Tom Cleveland, Bill Miller, Deon Hardy, Donnie Polstin and David Thibeau. Pat and Dave also donated 2 spiral hams to the Post. Thank you all!!

Our National Commander, Denise Rohan is visiting Post 44 on January 7th 2018 from 12:00 to 1:00.
The locks will be changed on the front door on January 1st 2018. You must have your 2018 membership card before you can get the new door card.

December was a fun holiday season; I hope everyone had a great time.
God bless our Troops, Veterans, the USA and all members of Post 44!

Finance Officer- Bob Nellis
As the end of 2017 nears it is also the end of our first six months for the fiscal year. December is trending to be the best month of the previous five for gaming. The bar continues to do exceptionally well and the kitchen is holding it’s own. Over all it has been a good six months.

The repairs to the exterior and interior of the building have been completed. All of the associated bills have been paid through our insurance. A new electronic activities sign and lighting for the sign over the west entrance are being installed. This is being done with volunteer labor and a portion of the money from member donated dollars.

Activities Committee – Kathy Norton and Linda Amdal
WE NEED YOU!! We are in dire need of participants for the Activities committee, if you have some time and ideas to keep Post 44 the most fun post to come to, please attend the next meeting on January 16th @ 2:00 pm! Everyone is welcome!

Don’t forget to pick up your January 2018 calendar so you don’t miss all the fun we have planned!
Let’s welcome back Bill Martin on Thursdays, we sure enjoy his music! Sue’s jam session will be on each Tuesday with the exception of January 2nd, Thank you again Sue, we love the jam session!
Happy New Year to all!