July 2019 Newsletter
Pride of the Front Range
Hard to believe that we're halfway through 2019. Seems like the year just started. A lot has happened the past 6 months and I'm excited what the next 6 months will bring us. I have high expectations in what’s in store for our club. Our new manger has some great ideas that will bring all of us together and make if fun for everyone.
On July 4th, our country will be celebrating the 244th year of Independence. If you have no plans, our Post will be represented in the parade in Old Town. We will have one truck and some Legion Rider's in the parade.Gary Bishop Post 4 Commander Pride of the Front Range
2020 Legion membership cards available after July 1, 2019. Please furnish your email address on the new application.Don Flaherty Adjutant
To laugh often and much;
To win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children;
To earn the appreciation of honest critics and endure the betrayal of false friends;
To appreciate beauty and find the best in others;
To leave the world a bit better, and a redeemed social condition;
To know even one life has breathed easier, because you have lived.
This is to have succeeded.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
May God bless us and keep his eye on youGeorge McCambridge Chaplain
Thanks to all who attended and participated in our flag retirement ceremony on Flag Day.
Our next SAL meeting will be July 17 @ 1800 hrs. Please attend. We are stronger when our members participate. Polish your shifters, for the Post 4 car show on Aug. 10! Have a safe and happy July 4th. Independence and freedom!
Thank you, Veterans!Tony Souders S.A.L. Commander
Ladies, Happy summer! We have no meetings in June, July or August, but that does not mean our work is done. If you are volunteering anywhere, please phone or email your volunteer hours to me or leave at the legion for me. We have many volunteer opportunities for help with housekeeping things at the Legion. If you have time on your hands and like to organize or clean then I got some fun for you. When finalized I will put the info on our website for a day of clean-up with a b-b-q to follow for the workers.Our painting fundraiser raised $340.00 and we had 18 fun ladies show up for the poppy cause! Good job, Traci! I want to remind everyone that final membership for 2019 is JUNE so if you haven't renewed, please do so. Our Girls State was a success! I heard back from one of the girls that it was the best experience ever! So glad that we contributed to that. If you know a girl who is going to be a junior in the fall, please tell them about Girls State and give my name out. I would be tickled to talk with them. Come in and support the club this summer and stay in touch. Patty Bishop Auxiliary President
From the Manager
Greetings Post 4 members! I am Sue Wenrick, your new club manager. I have been a member of Post 4 for the past 15 years or so and am excited to begin my duties.
I understand change is hard, but it can also be a good thing if we approach it with an open mind. I invite you all to come to me directly with your ideas, and if you have a complaint, bring it to my attention along with a solution. Communication is key and I will do my best to listen and take all feedback into consideration as we go through these growing pains together.
We are family, the American Legion Family... all of us; Vets, Auxiliary, Sons & Riders. Let's come together & treat each other with Respect & kindness as we try to keep this club alive while supporting and honoring our Veterans.
I would like to try to entice some young folks to join our Post.
How do we do that?
- Monthly activities/entertainment - Horseshoes/Cornhole - Drink/Food Specials -Pool/Dart Leagues - Community events
These are just a few ideas, we need to bring fun back, and welcome & promote new members while we remember first and foremost what we are here for…OUR VETERANS!
Until next month...
Fort Collins All-Veterans Honor Guard
We made it through another Memorial Day which is the equivalent of three funerals. Thanks for the extra effort, especially to those of you who helped at all three. In addition to that test, we had four funerals during the remainder of the week. That gave us approximately 161 total man hours and 847 total miles covered.
Anybody in our Post 4 family interested in facing these interesting challenges, call Curt Cameron at (970)484-2320 or Terry Hartfield at (970) 219-4546.
Thanks again for the great work.Terry Hartfield Honor Guard
WHappy July everyone, summer is here!!
First off I would like to say welcome aboard to our newest rider, Bob Bright, were looking forward to getting to know you and getting some rides in. If you would like to join the riders feel free to come and talk to one of us.
A big event that happened last month is the American Legion Department Convention down in Colorado Springs from June 20-23. Details from the convention will be public knowledge soon. (The convention hasn't happened yet as I type this)
Another big-ticket item we have is the Riders will be holding a raffle for a 2019 Indian Chief Vintage. Tickets will be $50 tickets and a total of 1,000 tickets will be sold. Stay tuned for further details in the weeks to come. We will announce when we have the tickets ready for purchase. 100% of the proceeds will be going to veteran charities located in Colorado. Any other questions feel free to email Troy at email@example.com
The 4th of July parade is coming up as well and the post will be participating, and we will have a few riders in the parade.
Another event we have coming up is the Pony Express on July 13-14. Riders from across the state will be riding from Post to Post collecting donations for the Legacy Scholarship. If you would like to make a donation find a Rider to give the donation to and receipts are available on request.
July 31st the Veterans Charity Ride is coming through our great state from Utah heading to Sturgis, SD as part of their journey of healing. They will be staying the night in Fort Collins and visiting the Fort Collins Veterans Plaza located at 2626 W. Horsetooth Rd.
If you are interested in joining the Riders, my phone is always on (970) 689-4239 or come to a meeting. We will be having our next meeting on the Sunday June 16th at 1000. The summer months are here so we are looking forward to riding and serving Veterans and the community. Till next time, keep the rubber side down.
ALR - President
Volunteer Ambassadors to invite Veteran’s to our Post. Event is the Wings of Freedom on July 14, 2019 from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM. Location is the Fort Collins/Loveland Airport.If you are interested, please sign up on the sheet at the bar.