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Newsletter – April 2018

Commander – Al Norton
The Nominations for Officers was closed as of the March General Meeting. The election will be at the April Meeting.

The Executive Committee has recommended changes to our By-Laws. They were reviewed at the March meeting. Notice of these changes is being given in the April & May newsletters. An election will be held at the Junes General Membership meeting. The changes are 1. To drop term limits on elected officers. 2. Eliminate the article that says a paid employee cannot be an elected officer. We feel these changes are needed due to small amount of people wanting to become officers.

Bob Acre has been selected as Volunteer of the Quarter for the amount of work he does on electrical issues and smoke eaters just to name a few. Thank you Bob!

Don’t forget to pray for our Troops, Veterans and all who serve our Great Nation. God Bless everyone.

Charity & Education
April’s budget was $5878.01.

$435.22 American Legion Department
$250.00 T or C Memorial
$230.00 Auxiliary
$140.93 Memorial reimbursement
$250.00 K-9 Forensics
$350.00 T or C Elementary
$500.00 Sue Barr
$300.00 NM Parks
$250.00 SCCA
$100.00 Eagles
$100.00 Post 18

Total issued out to charities is $2906.15. This leaves a balance of $2971.86.

Activities Committee – Kathy Norton
Well folks this month is action packed again! Beginning with Easter on the 1st!! The District meeting is on Saturday the 7th of April. The canteen will be closed until after the meetings are through approximately 2:30pm. The National Auxiliary President will be here for lunch on the 11th. And then we will close the month with Liz Fosters homecoming on the 28th!

Remember pool is every Sunday except Easter this month and begins at 3:00. Thank you Bob Acre for keeping these tournaments fun! Wednesday the 18th will not have live music but we will put credits on the juke box for you to pick out your favorite music! On the 25th we will be having Reggie Brooks to perform for us and I did get to sample his stuff on utube and this should be great!

We are getting ready for Memorial Day cemetery clean up! Grab your rakes, shovels and energy and join us on Monday the 30th at 10:30.

Newsletter – March 2018

Commander – Al Norton
February was another fun month and good for Post funds.

I got many compliments on the Valentine dinners, I thank you all for the positive feedback. A special thanks to Becky Burcher for taking the meat to the Moose lodge and cooking it. Thank you Tom Cleveland for baking the potatoes at your home. Charlene thanks for the presentation by using real plates and utensils. Linda, Barb, Renee & Fran thank you ladies for the great service to the members. I am happy that we had a lot members to enjoy a fantastic meal.

Officer Elections are in process. We have some nominations but we still have room for more. The list is posted on the door to the storage room by the main entrance or talk to David or Tom.

Our next big project is the “Happy Feet” fundraiser. This is to replace the floor mats behind the bar. The existing ones have become a safety hazard for the bartenders. You can get your happy feet 50/50 drawing tickets from the bartenders. We are also having a raffle for a very beautiful cross stich of an American flag-eagle. It is a very fine piece of artwork! See your bartenders for tickets. It is hanging by the Family Banner.

Let’s all say a prayer for the Troops serving our country and all the veterans who have done their duty.

God Bless you all.

Charity & Education:
This month Charity income was $3183.82, and the distribution was as follows:

American Legion Department $572.38
Auxiliary-care packages $300.00
Auxiliary-Dept. assessments $400.00
SCCA $500.00
T or C Memorial $250.00
Sierra County Computer lab $500.00
Auxiliary-Veteran Dinners $71.75
Hot Springs High -Grad Bash $500.00

The total amount allocated was $3094.13, supporting Sierra County and the American Legion Family!

Finance Officer – Bob Nellis
As we near the end of our third quarter the post revenues are still in the black with the bar and gaming leading the way. The Activities Committee is always looking for suggestions that you would like to see as fundraisers.
The Gaming Board sent two auditors from Albuquerque to review our procedures and paperwork. Thanks to all the employees that hold gaming licenses we passed with flying colors.

Activities Committee – Kathy Norton
****Please, if you want to be recognized for your birthday, put your name and birthdate on the sign-up sheet by the bar. Our current list is very our dated!

March brings a lot of fun not to mention spring!! Watch your calendar for upcoming events. Sunday pool will be offering food from the kitchen going forward beginning with a Frito Pie fundraiser supporting our Happy Feet campaign on March 4th. The following Sundays will be chef’s choice. Another new addition is free pool on Mondays. Thursdays we have Bill Martin playing for us from 5-6 pm; he volunteers his time, come out and support him! Thank you Bill! This month our dinner and dance falls on St Patrick’s Day! Yep, that means Corned Beef and Cabbage Dinner and music by Sue and the Lost & Found band.

Watch for the Happy Feet fundraisers and lets help our bartenders get new mats behind the bar!