June 2013 News Letter
Pride of the Front Range
Well Convention time is here. It all starts with the SAL Golf Tournament on Thursday June 20th at 8:00 AM. DEC Meeting at 2:00 PM at the Elks. and the VA&R Reception at the Post at 6:00 PM.
Friday, June 21st, at 8:45 AM, is the joint opening at the Elks. 11:00 AM the Legion session at the Elks. At 1:30 PM reconvene for the officer and committee reports. At 5:30 PM a ďWho We AreĒ night at the Post.
Saturday June 22nd,9:00 AM reconvene for reports at the Elks. Election of New Officers in the afternoon. Cocktail hour is at 5:30 PM and Installation of New Officers at the Elks staring at 6:30 PM.
Sunday, June 23rd, at 8:00 AM, DEC Meeting at the Post followed by a Memorial Service at 9:00 AM and closing ceremonies. Adjournment 11:00 AM.
Convention Pins are at the post and for sale for $5.00 each. We also have T-Shirts for sale.
I would like to Thank all of you who helped in getting the Post in tip-top shape for the Convention. We all can be proud we put our best foot forward to make it happen.
Until next time -Jim Perlinger Post 4 Commander Pride of the Front Range
If you have not yet renewed your 2013 American Legion membership this is your last month to do so without losing your continuous years membership record. As of July 1st we will be issuing 2014 membership cards meaning you would have to pay late dues for 2013 to maintain your continuous years when you renew for 2014. We are pleased to say that our Post 4 membership dues will remain the same at $42.00.
Thanks to you, our members, Post 4 had a very productive and successful 2012-2013 year. We accomplished and assisted many worthwhile projects and were able to reach out to help those citizens in our community who were in need of assistance. We are really excited about hosting this yearís Department Convention in June. It involves a lot of planning and work, however it is a great way to promote the American Legion and George Beach Post 4. It will also be bringing business in for our community. We sincerely hope you our members will become involved in helping prepare for and then participating in the convention. This will be a great time to recruit those veterans in our area that have never been asked to join or want to know more about us. Many of our festivities will be open to the public. Invite them to come along with you.
Memorial Day has come and gone for another year. I sometimes wonder what the families of those men and women who sacrificed their lives, bodies and minds for Americaís freedom and justice must feel when they attend a Memorial Day service and there is only a handful of people there. How must those souls of those who died and are now in the presence of God feel as they observe our indifference and lack of commitment to the Nation they died for. I ask you, please keep their love and sacrifices in your hearts and minds not just for one day each year, but throughout our lives.Jerry Swann Adjutant
Kudos to Allison White, Karen Crawford, Jean, Buggs & Kenny for their work in painting. Also special atta-boys or Atta girls to Sue Wilkes, Cricket & Dick, George McCambridge, Ken Jones, Mac & Denysia McCracken, Commander, Jim Perlinger, Sue Ziegler and others for work throughout the Post to improve it. If I have omitted your name, I apologize.
SPECIFIC JOB HELP NEEDED DURING CONVENTION (PARTIAL LIST)
MONDAY -WEDNESDAY, June 17-19
Pick up necessary meal supplies from Samís Club an other places
THURSDAY, June 20
Help with flag disposal ceremony
Help decorate tables for VA&R Banquet
Help serve Spaghetti Dinner.
FRIDAY, June 21
Pick up the roasted pig in late afternoon.
Four people to help in the food serving line and to collect tickets.
Decorate game room
Decorate Main hall for USO night
Two people to run raffles
Help clean up
SATURDAY June 22
Early morning, help reconfigure seating in the Post for Auxiliary and Jr. Auxiliary meetings.
Assist with luncheon and clean up, (particularly if you are not a delegate)
SATURDAY EVENING - configure Post to accommodate both breakfast and DEC meeting in main hall. Needs to be done the night before because of 7:00 or 7:30 AM breakfast time. Configure game room for early Auxiliary DEC meeting.
SUNDAY June 23
Extra crew for extra large breakfast and extra early
Following DEC Meetings, reconfigure main hall for memorial and Closing Ceremony in 10 minutes. (Chairs, flags & A/V equipment)
Complete breakfast table cleanup after Closing ceremony.
Sunday Afternoon - SLEEP for a long time.Dwight Miles Service Officer 490-2948
Iíve learned that life is like a roll of toilet paper. The closer it gets to the end, the faster it goes.
Iíve learned that we should be glad that God doesnít give us everything we ask for.
Iíve learned that money doesnít buy class.
Iíve learned that its those small daily happenings that makes life so special.
Iíve learned that under every hard shell, there is someone who wants to be appreciated and loved.
Iíve learned that God didnít do it all in one day. What makes me think I can?
Iíve learned that ignoring the facts doesnít change the facts.Iíve learned that the less time I have to work, the more I get done. George McCambridge Chaplain
Thank you to everyone who helped get the Post ready for our Department Convention.
Thursday - June 20 - Registration 1:00-3:00 PM at the Post 4
Friday - Joint Opening 8:45 AM at Elks Club.
5:30-8:00 PM ďIts Who We AreĒ (Post 4 outdoor BBQ)
8:30 PM USO Show by Post 4
Sat - 7:30 AM Breakfast Post 4 - 9:00 AM Auxiliary reconvenes
7:30 PM Banquet Elks Lodge - Installation of New Officers.
Sunday - 7:30 AM Breakfast Post 4.
9:00 AM - Combined Memorial Service Post 4 - Then adjournment of convention.
I sure hope we see a lot of ladies at our meetings. The auxiliary meetings will be held at Post 4.
Donít forget Dad on June 16th.Denysia McCracken Auxiliary President
2013 membership is at 93%. Still need 13 members to renew or join. Welcome to new members Sharon Adamson and Vickie Smith. By the time you receive this bulletin I will have attended the management seminar in Estes Park to learn how to use the American Legion Auxiliary Membership Information System (ALAMIS) so that I will be able to do address and other updates (Iíll know more when I get back!) on-line instead of having to mail them in. IĎm really looking forward to that.
I have also placed a business card book by the telephone. If you have a business and would like to have some of your business cards available please add them to the book, or you can lay them on my desk. Once we have enough I will break it out into categories so it is easier to find a particular type of business. Lets support our members businesses!.Sue Treasure/Membership
S. A. L. NEWS
Our membership is at 89%. There are still a small handful of those who need to renew and your card is waiting for you.
The State Convention is rapidly approaching. Volunteer time is needed for prep and during the busy weekend of June 20-23. Donít forget our annual golf tournament has been moved to June 20th this year during convention week. Sign-up sheets are at the club. There should be some good competition for players so come out and support this fun event.
Status of Squadron Officers: As no officer elections were held this year, all positions are open at this time. We need volunteers to fill officer positions so please step-up.Count your blessings daily, thank our Veterans and say a prayer for our troops Tony Souders Commander
June 5 - Membership Meeting 7:00 PM
June 15 - Honor Guard Picnic - NOON
June 16 - Fatherís Day - Bring Dad out for breakfast
June 20 - I realize it is convention time but I also will need your bulletin news for July and we will be folding Sunday the 23rd.
June 20 - 23 - COLORADO DEPARTMENT CONVENTION.
June 21 - First day of Summer
Please keep our Armed Forces in your prayers.
ALL VETERANS HONOR GUARD
Greetings from the All Veterans Honor Guard
During the end of April & first part of May we had 8 funerals, 86 veterans involved, drove 1630 miles with 237 community hours.
June 15th - Noon - Honor Guard Picnic
Thank you Vets for all you do.Curt Cameron Chairman