American Legion 
George Beach Post No 4.
 Fort Collins, Co 80535-0966
  (970) 484-0418
"Pride of the Front Range"
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May 2019 Newsletter

Pride of the Front Range



In my final Commander's letter, I thank you for your support this past three years. Support for the Club and support for the American Legion Programs we have instituted. I know you will give the new Commander, Gary Bishop, the support he needs to implement exciting new things for the Club. Thank you to all who stepped up to be on the Executive Board because they are who runs the place. Your new Officers, beginning May1 are:

Commander: Gary Bishop

1st Vice Commander: Jim Perlinger

Finance Officer: Dwight Miles

Chaplain: George McCambridge

Adjutant: Don Flaherty

Sgt-at-Arms: John Englebrecht

Historian: Ronda Brabits

Don't forget to attend one of the three memorial ceremonies on May 27. Look for details on the web site. Ceremonies are at Edora Park, 08:30; Grandview, 10:30; and Roselawn at -13:00.

Celebration of Life for Pat Cameron is on May 11th @ 1:00 pm and for Denysia McCracken, May 19th @2:00 pm. We shall miss both stalwarts of the Auxiliary.

May God be with you,

Dwight Miles
Post 4 Commander
Pride of the Front Range


Well, its springtime again, the weather is warming, the grass is greening, and I do feel obliged to include in this month's newsletter, an entry I use every year at this time.

Now it came to pass that winter turned to spring and spring into summer and God's people raised their voices and said, "recreation is my Shepard and I shall not stay at home." He leadeth me down the Interstate and maketh me to stop at RV parks, tourist attractions and campgrounds. He restoreth my suntan, my gas tank is full. He leadeth me to State and National Parks for comforts sake. Even though I stray on the rod, my reel and my GPS, they comfort me. Surely goodness, mercy and credit card bills will follow me all the weekends this summer and I shall return to the House of The Lord this fall, but then there's hunting season and that's another Psalm.

Don't worry, be happy. The most wasted day is the one without laughter.

George McCambridge

AUX News

Our next fundraiser is for Poppy Month. We will have a lady's night out at Painting with a Twist on May 23rd from 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. This was a lot of fun last year and raised a good chunk of money. Please come out and support it. You may sign up at the Legion or with Traci Gibbons at 970-617-4197. For more information here is the link:

Ladies, it is with a heavy heart that I inform you that our Auxiliary President, Denysia McCracken has passed away. She has been battling health issues for some time and now is resting in the Lord's hands. We will have a ceremony of life for her on May 19th at 2:00 pm. I hope we have a strong show of support for her. Our prayers and sympathy go out to her husband Doyle McCracken (Mac) and her family.

May 1st is our next meeting and is our month for Installation of new officers and we are happy with so many people stepping up. The new officers are:

President- Patty Bishop

1st Vice President- Sue Wenrick

2nd Vice President- Sabra Lusher

Secretary- Beth Adric

Treasurer- Traci Gibbons

Chaplin- Marlis Lane

Historian- Sue Ziegler

Sergeant at Arms- Jan Listowski

These women represent Post 4, but so do ALL of you Ladies of the Auxiliary. We would like to get more participation from the Auxiliary as a whole. We still need people to help on committees and through-out the year on various projects and fundraisers.

Your next President and still Ambassador of Fun

Patty Bishop
Ambassador of Fun and Auxiliary Vice President

 From the Manager

PLEASE: The Legion's Dumpsters are for the Legion only. Please do not bring your garbage and or recyclables to be disposed of in these dumpsters. Thank you!!

The kitchen will be opened and operated by Goodness Food Truck starting May 1, 2019. Details to Follow. Friday night meals will be off the menu, till further notice.

 Fort Collins All-Veterans Honor Guard

Things finally slowed up a little bit. We had only for funerals since our last posing. They involved a total of 121-man hours with approximately 1001 total miles driven. Good news!!! Pretty soon we will break out our summer uniforms. Thanks to our volunteers the job gets done.

Anybody in our Post 4, family interested in joining call Curt Cameron at (970)484-2320 or Terry Hartfield at (970) 219-4546.

Thanks again for the great work.

 Terry Hartfield
 Honor Guard

Legion Riders

The American Legion Post 4 has formed a Legion Riders Chapter - see the new webpage for information.