Newsletter – September 2017

Commander – Al Norton
September – our weekly dinner and dance starts again for the winter months.

Let’s all have a great day Saturday the 2nd for our 6th Annual Golf Tournament. Come on over to the club for the post- game celebration.

On Saturday the 9th come support our Post in the Elephant Day Parade. Our breakfast before the parade will be an open house, bring your friends!

Please remember our 1st responder’s ceremony on 9/11 at 8:00 am with the City of Elephant Butte, across from City hall.

The early bird membership drive ends September 30th. If we get over 100% the amount of dues we pay to National is greatly reduced. We are already about half way there. Let’s get it done!

Always remember to pray for our Troops, veterans and country!

God Bless America!

Charity & Education:
A total of $2342.41 was distributed from Charity and Education Funds for August. Recipients: American Legion Department $218.85; T or C Veteran Memorial $250; Post 44 Auxiliary Care Packages $250; SCCA Cancer Patient Transportation $250; Post Auxiliary Veteran Meals $100; EB Volunteer Fire Department $200; Post 44 Golf Fundraiser $100; Moose 2050 Golf Fundraiser $100; VFW 1389 Golf Fundraiser $100; Post 44 WWII Veteran Memberships $600 (15 @ $40 each.) Previously held scholarship funds $500 to NMSU for Adrian Chavez.

Finance Officer- Bob Nellis
With six days remaining in the month of August our revenues are in the black about $3,300. For the first two months of this fiscal year the bar and kitchen are averaging about $3,800 per week. Thanks for the efforts of Bob Acre and all of his many volunteers the upcoming golf tournament looks to be a big success. This should have a huge impact on the revenue for September.

Activities Committee – Kathy Norton and Linda Amdal
Yikes! September already!! You know what that means!! Christmas is just around the corner!!
Be on the lookout for fliers on the season long Football 50/50 game coming up! It looks like it will be a blast!

The 6th Annual American Legion Family Golf Tournament will be on Saturday, September 2nd at Sierra Del Rio Golf Course. Registration starts @ 8:00 & scramble starts at 9:00. Lunch will be served at 2:00 at the golf course with awards to follow. Back at the Post @ approximately 4:00, the raffles & 50/50 drawings will be held with karaoke to follow with Sue Barr.

Sunday the 3rd will be the Guys & Gals Pool Tourney.

Saturday, September 9th the breakfast and bake sale will be from 8:00 to 10:00 (half hour early) so we can watch the Elephant Days Parade @ 10;00.

Something new for Sunday, September 10th! There will be a 3 ball pool tournament at 3:00.
We are requesting donations for our annual 9-11 Water Drive to purchase water, Gatorade, and/or granola bars for our first responders at EB and T or C Volunteer Fire Departments.
Monday, September 11th there will be a 9-11 Memorial Service at 8:00 am by the Elephant Butte City Offices.

Congratulations to Renee Cantin for being selected as Volunteer of the Month! Besides her sunny disposition, she is a great chopper/whacker/ dishwasher & server! Thanks Renee for all your help!

We need Crafters & Yard Sellers!! Saturday, September 23rd from 8:00 to 3:00, there will be a Craft Fair & Yard Sale @ the Post. A biscuit & gravy brunch will be from 9:00 to 11:00. Hot Dogs & Hamburgers will be available from 12:30 to 2:00. Reserve your spot today! $10.00 for outside and $15 for inside tables. Contact Linde Polstin at the Post for available spaces, 575-744-4144. If she is not available, please leave contact information & she will get back to you. Yard sale items must be brought in the morning of the sale.

You might as well stick around for the Stuffed Baked Potato Bar @ 5:00 and dance with Sue Barr @ 6:00. Busy Day!!

Sunday, September 24th is the Lucero Challenge Pool Tournament @ 3:00.

We will be having music every Wednesday again beginning September 6th. We look forward to seeing you at the Post & thank you for your support.

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.