Newsletter – November 2017

Commander Al Norton:
No report.

Charity & Education:
Gaming revenue for Charity & Education was $380.15 for September. Last month the revenue was over $2,000.00. Our total budget for this month was $3055.05 & recipients were: American Legion Department $68.43, T/C Memorial $250.00, Auxiliary Care Packages $150.00, SCCA $250.00, Auxiliary Veteran’s Meals $100.00, Friends of Elephant Butte State Park Luminaria $500.00, SNMVH Car Show Fundraiser $100.00 and Moose Lodge 2050 Thanksgiving Food Baskets for the Needy $200.00.

Finance Officer: Bob Nellis
As the end of October nears the post revenues are in the black. The bar and kitchen continue to do good and gaming is improved over September. The executive and activities committees are always open to suggestions to generate revenue.
Thanks to a generous donation from Lee Spieker we will soon be painting the outside of the post. Anyone wanting to help with power washing or painting see or Tom or me. This will turn our nondescript building into one that will stand out and welcome visitors. With volunteer labor and paint supplied by Lee there will be no cost to the post. When you see Lee give him a big thanks and pat on the back.

Activities Committee: Kathy Norton and Linda Amdal
Thank you, Thank you, Thank you Tom Cleveland for donating a shiny new pizza oven!! Our pizza customers & bartenders are most grateful!!

Saturday, November 4th will be a busy day! Come join us for our Craft Fair & Yard Sale with set-up at 8am, Doors open 9 to 3. Indoor space is $15, outdoor space $10. Yard sale items must be brought the day of the event. Legion yard sale donations will go on the patio that morning, also. Don’t forget! Christmas is just around the corner!! Biscuits & gravy will be available from 9 – 11, hot dogs & chips from 12-2. Vendors can sign up at the bar or call the Post @ 575-744-4144.

Pool Tournaments: 3:00 pm, Guys & Gals Nov. 5th, 3-Ball Nov.12th, Scotch Doubles Nov. 19th and the Lucero Challenge Nov. 26th. These will all be pot luck.
Tuesday Jam’s will continue with the exception of Tuesday, Nov. 21st.
Bunco continues to be well attended & lots of fun! Come in at 1:00 Thursday Nov. 9th & Nov. 30th.

We would like to extend a BIG THANK YOU to Becky Burcher for all her volunteering!! Besides helping in the kitchen, she has been active in coordinating our Angel Tree Project and Veteran’s Day Programs for the schools! Thanks, Becky!!

Come join us for the dinner/dance on Saturday, Nov. 18th with the Lost ‘N’ Found Band! Grilled Cheese Sandwich and Tomato Basil soup is on the menu.

The Post will be closed Thanksgiving Day.

Heads up for December Activities to mark on your calendar! The Luminaria Walk at the State Park will begin at dusk. We could use some volunteers to distribute Sloppy Joes. Please let Kathy Norton or Ginny Lucero know if you would like to help. Also, the Post Christmas Party & Employee recognition will be Saturday, Dec. 16th. More on that to follow.

Thank you for supporting our Post & we look forward to seeing you soon and often!!