American Legion 
George Beach Post No 4.
 Fort Collins, Co 80535-0966
  (970) 484-0418
 
"Pride of the Front Range"
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December 2018 Newsletter

Pride of the Front Range

COMMANDER'S NOTES

  

Thank you, Lane for the hayride help. Kudo's to all who helped during the Veteran's Day celebration. Ladies, the breakfast was superb, particularly the sausage gravy. I would give the spirit award for the day to the blackjack table.

Kudo's to Kim, Ziggy and Andy for responding to the wish of a young boy who is losing his eyesight. He wanted to ride a motorcycle. Within hours, arrangements were made for one with a side car and an escort cavalcade of six others who gave the youngster the ride of his life. This kind of thing is why we are forming a Legion Riders Chapter.

Sadly, we announce the passing of long time Auxiliary member, Pat Cameron. She was a staunch supporter of the Honor Guard, other American Legion programs, and she will be greatly missed. Also, our condolences to the Bohlender family for the passing of Milo Bohlender, owner of the family funeral home. Milo was a giving and compassionate veteran who will be missed.

Bring nonperishable food for food baskets to the Post by Dec. 10th

Volunteer Help Wanted

1. Computer typing to enter email addresses into our mailing data base. (May be possible by click and drag between two data bases) (couple of hours work)

2. Computer expertise with Access and Email interchange. (couple of hours work.)

3. Former Boy Scout to speak to our Scout Troop. (Any Monday evening)

4. All Veterans Honor Guard. (We need more people to draw from). Open to SAL members.

5. Visit classrooms and teach/demonstrate flag etiquette. (When schools request)

6. Help Boys State Program, administratively. Contact applicants to insure applications are complete and meet parents/student face to face. Contact various high schools and counselors.

7. Interact with Baseball team coach to determine their needs and assist that program.

8. Assistant Adjutant. Help with membership records. Adjutants' position is a paying position.

9. Help plan next year's 100th year anniversary of the American legion activities. Next meetings, Nov. 30, 6:30 pm and Dec. 14, 6:30 PM

10. Help distribute food boxes to Veteran families in need on Sat, Dec. 15, 0800- noon.

If you can participate in any of the above activities, call me at (970) 213-6106. Without your help, some of these programs might not happen. For more information, attend the Membership Meeting on Wed. Dec 5, 6 pm. (Cash Drawing)

Finally, Merry Christmas to all of you and please send a prayer to our troops overseas.

Persons who wish to comment on club activities or management may do so at the House Committee meeting, or E-Board Meeting, on Dec. 3rd or General Meeting on Dec. 5th

Dwight Miles
Post 4 Commander
Pride of the Front Range

 


 ADJUTANT'S NOTES

Hope all of you enjoyed your family gatherings and considered just why Veteran's Day, Thanksgiving and many noted people, events and places are honored and recognized as an important part of American history and heritage.

We must insure the future generations of America are instilled with the same love and devotion for God and Country as we received from the generations before us.

December Celebrations

12/1/18 -Civil Air Patrol (USAF Auxiliary) BD

12/07/18 - Pearl Harbor Day. On Dec. 7, 1941 Japan attacked Pearl Harbor, Hawaii

12/13/18 - National Guard BD

12/15/18 - National Wreaths Across America Day. Laying of the wreaths at Veteran cemeteries.

12/25/18 - Christmas Day - Celebrating the BD of Jesus Christ

12/2/18 - Anniversary of the Army Chaplain Assistant

Betty and I are wishing each one of you a very, very Merry Christmas and that your desires for the New Year will be granted. Please think of and say a prayer for all the women and men wearing the uniform of one of Americas Armed Forces.

Jerri Swann
Adjutant

CHAPLAIN 

What would be missing, now let's see, if it weren't for Christ's nativity. No Silent Night or First Noels; no Sant's sleigh or jingle bells. No star atop the Christmas tree, no special day for families, no bells that ring for angels wings, no dolls, or trains that Santa brings. No drummer boy, no Tiny Tim, no Mister Scrooge, we all know him. No candy canes or mistletoe, no Christmas lights out in the snow. No stockings hung with so much care, hoping Santa finds them there and one mo0re thing that wouldn't be, a partridge in a pear tree. Christmas is a time for hope and hope is a candle, a light in the window showing the way for a heart to come home. And God said, "let there be light and whom so ever follows me shall never walk in darkness". Hope is a promise for a better tomorrow and if you believe in Christmas, keep saying "Merry Christmas" and keep the spirit alive all year long. Merry Christmas and God Bless everyone.

George McCambridge
Chaplain

AUX News

A Huge thank you to the volunteers on Veterans Day! I think the weather kept our numbers down but not our enthusiasm! Thanks to Skylar, Josh and Bob W for being good sports about selling baskets - you guys were a riot. The Benigni brothers did an incredible job on gun raffle tickets for the Sons. Marlis spent the whole day in the kitchen with breakfast, lunch and cleanup. I know there are a lot of other people that worked tirelessly, and we so appreciate all of you.

Sue & Ziggy

Our meeting on Dec 5th will be a gift exchange (if you want to participate). Wear your Santa hats and ugly Christmas sweaters and bring a treat to share. The 15th is our Christmas party for the kids. Santa will be there to hand out some gifts. Party starts at 2 p.m. On December 15th at 8 a.m. we will be stuffing food boxes for Veterans and are looking for volunteers to help with that.


 S. A. L. NEWS  

Howdy,

Veterans Day, renewals and raffles and celebration for our Vets! A fun day come on out!

We should also have a gun raffle going by then.

We are adding Catholic Charities, St. Jude's, and Salvation Army to our donations this year, along with our regular support of Child Welfare Foundation and Fisher House.

Tom Benigne stepped up to fill our Finance Officer position being vacated by Roy Yant. As you may know, Roy and Rose Yant will be leaving us and heading home to Minnesota. Their dedication and support of Post 4, the American Legion, our Vets and kids has been endless. It's been an honor and a privilege to work with them! I love you guys and I will miss you!

Tony Souders
Commander 

 Get To Know the Staff

Moved from upstate NY 27 years ago, she works full time at Woodward Governor. She loves life, camping, kayaking and mostly loves her friends. She lives with her two cats Miko and Romeo. Say hello on Tuesday evenings to Sheila Supley.


 Bingo Update

We want to keep bingo going at the legion, but we need volunteers to help with bingo. If you are willing to sell tickets or call numbers, we would appreciate the help. The only qualifications are that you that you can't play bingo or drink alcohol while working bingo and need to be a member of the Legion, Sons or Auxiliary. You can split a shift with a friend, so you can play and drink for part of the time. Please call Patty Bishop (515-314-7534) to sign up for a Sunday. Thanks, Patty


Legion Riders

Charter Meeting on November 3rd at noon.