Newsletter – July 2017

Commander – Al Norton
Another year has gone by and we have managed to stay afloat. The yearend financial figures are not available yet. They will by the middle of July. I am hoping we will be able to stay operating on the positive side. We have had major setbacks in the last two months mainly due to lack of customers for the Wednesday night dinner and dance. Summer is usually a slow period but this year is proving to be the worst year I’ve seen in years.

Music volume problems are a continuous concern. The Juke box is controlled by the bartenders & management. Each side can be adjusted separately. The bartenders have been retrained in the operation of the remote. The bands and karaoke have a problem not being able to adjust volume for each side of the building to keep us all happy. We are working on this problem, please bear with us.

A request to bring Coors lite on tap back has been made. I would like to help but here is the issue: Coors has been unable to keep us supplied with small kegs needed to fit in the cooler. A larger cooler would be nice but there is no room for one behind the bar. We will continue monitoring our sales of different beers to see if the changes can be made.

Congratulations to all of the officers elected for the 2017-2018 year!

Membership and participation in our club is the lifeblood of our organization.
God Bless everyone who make this the greatest country on earth!

Charity & Education:
Charity income was $2727.10 and of that, $2340.88 was distributed to American Legion Department $490.88, SCCA Cancer Patient Transport $250, Auxiliary Care Packages $150, T or C Veteran’s Museum $250, Scholarships $1000, and Elephant Butte Fire Department Equipment Purchase $200.

Finance Officer – Bob Nellis
The end of June was also the end of our 2016-2017 fiscal year. We ended the month of June in the black and ended the year almost $11,000 in the black. Considering the number of necessary repairs and approved improvements that were accomplished the year was successful. With our new slate of officers we will strive to make the 2017-2018 year even better.

Activities Committee – Kathy Norton and Linda Amdal
Boy howdy the air conditioning sure has been feeling good!!

First and foremost, many THANKS!! are in order to: Rose Ann Smith for donating a boat load of limes for the bar!! To Patty Kenney for donating the two new smoke eaters!! To Donnie, Deone, Bill & Bob A. for installing them!! To Gene Barton for the putting green and running the first ever US Open Putting Contest!! That was a blast!! To Barb A., Ginny L., Linda N., Linda R., Martha T. and Richard K. for the Father’s Day Dinner! To all you ladies that wash all the towels and aprons!! To all that have volunteered to help in the kitchen!! To all that have donated and volunteered, please know we are grateful & appreciate you!!

Donnie Polstin, stand up & take a bow for being selected as volunteer of the month!! You are always willing to jump in and help in a moment’s notice! Thank you for all you do!!

Tuesday Jams are back!! Yahoo!! Welcome back Sue & Pal’s! Sue will also entertain us for the Saturday Dance July 15th, starting at 6:00 with a pot luck at 5:00.

The Lucero Challenge Pool Tourney is being moved to the 4TH Sunday of the month at 3:00. Don’t forget Bunco on Thursday July 13th & 27th at 1:00. They sure have a lot of fun!!

Also, the 6th annual golf scramble will be Labor Day Weekend. If you want to play, sponsor a hole or donate a raffle prize, contact Bob Acre or pick up player & donation forms at the bar.

Thanks to all of you that support our Post!! We look forward to seeing you there!!

Golf News by Bob Acre
We are still looking for hole sponsors for our golf tournament. If you sponsored a hole last year, but do not plan to this year please let me know so we can reuse the sign from last year. We still need teams to sign up to fill our roster.