October 2019 Newsletter
Pride of the Front Range
Wow, where did the summer go as we enter October.
I want to shout out to our Rider's group and their success they had with their motorcycle raffle. There was a Raffle party out in our picnic area, and it was a fun day for all. Read Andy's piece for details.
Coming up in October, music will be coming to our Post, Ali Rae who performed at the Raffle party is coming on the 4th and play between 5:00 PM to 7:30 PM. I hope that all of you will come out to support her and your Post.
One last thing, my goal for October is to get credit cards activated for our Post. Credit cards can only be used for purchases at the bar as State law does not allow credit card usage for gambling. But you will be able to run tabs when this goes into effect and pay before you leave. As some would say, "It's about time!"
Thank you for your time and please come out to your Post for some fun. Sue has been busy in coming up with ways to get your interest to have a reason to come.Gary Bishop Post 4 Commander Pride of the Front Range
Renew your membership before November 11th and be entered to win 1 of 3 prizes worth $45.00. PUFL included.
Wanted Card Players. If interested, please email your names and favorite card game to: firstname.lastname@example.org.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, Whether by a healthy child, or a garden patch, 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 you and yoursGeorge McCambridge Chaplin
Our next meeting is Oct.16@6:00PM. We will plan for the Holidays, fundraising, our donations for 2019 and other stuff. Hope you can make it.Tony Souders S.A.L. Commander
At our meeting in September Karen Boehler informed us of the changes made to the Auxiliary. The word "wife" has been changed to "spouse" in our constitution and bylaws. This means anyone, male or female, who is a spouse of a qualified veteran will be eligible for membership in the Auxiliary. Also, the membership requirements have changed for veterans so now any honorable discharged vet can be a member of the American Legion so hopefully that will help us get some new members too!I would like to stress how important members who volunteer are! We need some of you to step up and help with bingo. Callers, sellers and game managers are in demand. Please call me and say you will help your group with this important fundraiser. A BIG thank you to Lisa L., Susan D., Jan L., Marlis M., Renaie D., Kathy F., and Beth A. for helping with the Riders Raffle Party. These people are what the Auxiliary is all about- volunteering! Next meeting is on October 2nd and we will have some girls from Girls State to talk about their experiences at Girls State. Please come to the meeting, please volunteer, please support us financially, and please renew your membership. Kids Halloween Party is at 10:00 AM on October 26th. Patty Bishop Auxiliary President
Fort Collins All-Veterans Honor Guard
Since our last posting, we have done four funerals and one Patriot's Day (9/11) ceremony at our Post. This volunteer work consisted of 72 total aggregate man hours and 750 miles covered by our crew. It is all about Duty, Honor and Commitment. So, thanks guys!Terry Hartfield Honor Guard
First off, the Indian motorcycle raffle and party went great! Congratulations to the winner, Frank Ertmer, Vietnam Veteran of Laughlin, NV sounds like you really deserve it, enjoy the ride. I would like to thank everyone for all the help we had from Commander Gary to the Sons and Auxiliary and all the way down to Troy, who headed this thing up to ensure our success as well as all of the members of Post 4 who helped sell tickets, Thank you!! I also wanted to thank Michelle for providing the food for the party. We don't have any numbers yet, but they look promising.
WAgain, thank you Post 4 for all of your help, without you I don't think we could have pulled it off. Now back to our normally scheduled programming, the next monthly rider meeting will be 19 Oct 2019 at 1000. If you are interested in joining the Riders, my phone is always on (970) 689-4239 or come to a meeting till next time, keep the rubber side down.
ALR Post 4 President
Update on Sign Replacement
We have received bids for a new electronic message board and have narrowed our choices to two local sign companies.
Before replacing the sign, we checked with the REA (our electric company) and Larimer County for regulations and compliance. We have many hoops to jump through, but before we get going on meeting their demands, we need to do some serious fundraising! The sign with everything that goes with it is very expensive. We need all our members help with this. Please use any contacts you have with corporations, employers or individuals who might be interested in supporting their local veterans. We plan to recognize supporters with advertising on the message board or a plaque depending on the amount donated. This is also a good way to memorialize a loved one! Thanks for any help you can give!
There is more detailed record of the process posted at the Legion for your review.House Committee