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!