Much has transpired since the last issue of the Legionnaire. 1st and foremost is the fact that Loeky and I have announced that we plan to put our house up for sale in March and will look to relocate to Sarasota, FL when it is sold. This was not an easy decision and one that we anguished over but it is one that we feel we needed to make. We have put in a lot of effort and time on behalf the Post, the County and veterans in general and feel it’s time to retire and enjoy some free time and travel. That being said we are working to ensure that the many jobs we handle are transitioned correctly and since we will have nominations for officers in March and April and then elections this is a perfect time to make this happen.
The past 3 months have been busy, busy, busy. We had our 911 Ceremony, post picnic, Elvis made his visit, the Rider’s first ever Poker Run (for Save A Warrior) a few bingo’s at the home, casino night and other events at the lounge as well. I will say that we continue to live up to our motto, “The Liveliest Post in Bergen”.
Our blood drives continue to be a great success and the last one at the post had 23 pints collected and 13 new first time donors, way to go team.
We’ve seen the NFL kneeling issue grow and took a stance and are refusing to show NFL games at the post until they get their act together.
We’ve got quite a few events planned like Veterans Day Ceremony at the Monuments on 11/11 at 11, a tailgate party on November 12 (no games just a party), our annual trim a tree party (always a great time) our pancake breakfast for Autism in Dec., a jam session, music trivia, etc at the post lounge to name a few. Check out the events page for detail info on each.
From a membership standpoint we have 66 post members of 812 and 52 of 301 SAL memberers not paid for 2018.
Please go to our website to check out the list and if you know any of them, please reach out and ask that they pay their dues.
The membership teams need to be spending their efforts recruiting new members (which you can help with) and not chasing existing members to pay their current dues. As you all should know by now the membership year starts July 1st and per National bylaws should be paid by 10/1 with an extension to 12/31 before you lose your benefits.
The attendance at our meetings has been consistently around 32-35 (would sure like to see more) and the capsule has not been won so it will be worth $500 at Nov. meeting. If that doesn’t give you incentive to come out, I’m not sure what will.
Scholarship applications will be available soon and posted on our web site to download. So check out the site and make sure you pass along the URL (www.alpost170.us ) to your grandchildren, great grandchildren, etc. There is a lot of money available from the post, county, department and others but you need to file the application on time.
Well here’s hoping to see more of you at our next meeting and coming out and supporting the many events we have planned over the next 3 months. Till then stay happy, healthy and as Commander Joey Connors of the SAL says, “Stay Close”.
For God and Country,