Hello All Members of Post 318,
Here we are at Mid-Year
and all the Elections are over. I would like to congratulate
all new officers from each Organization, and wish them the
best for the upcoming 2007 year. I know all will do their
best to keep our Post, the #1 Post on the Treasure Coast and
will perform their duties as your officers.
I would like to thank all Legionnaires for their continued
support of me as Commander. I hope I have helped direct our
Post to make it a better place for all members. Granted, in
this position, you can't make everyone happy but my personal
Philosophy is always "Do it, if its best for the Post"
Beginning in August, 2007 dues will be accepted and
membership renewals will be going out. Lets get the
membership off to a great start and reach our 100% as soon
as we can. We accomplished 100% this year and I want to
thank 1st Vice, Babe Garneau for his hard work.
The House Committee has alot of plans for great Activities
and Functions for the upcoming months. I ask you always look
at your calendars and schedule to come out and enjoy
yourself at one of the events. A lot of hard work goes into
planning these events.
The Commander's Recognition Dinner will be held on Sunday,
August 13th at 2pm. This Dinner is to recognize all the
volunteers for this past year. Ticket sales will be going on
in July. Please plan on attending.
This month I would like to make Steve Boulet our "Member of
the Month." I see Steve helping out in any way he can with
all organization, whether it be the Honor Guard, Wednesday
Nite Dinners, etc. I commend you Steve.
As 1st. Vice, I would like to thank all
Legionnaires of Post 318 for helping me reach 100% in our
membership for 2006. It really was a challenge this year. We
had 10 members transfer out to other cities, 65 new members,
and 54 transfers in, on top of our current membership. I
want to thank all you guys and gals for this endeavor.
At this time I would like to congratulate four of our members
for winning the Early Bird drawing for 2006-2007 dues. The
member are: William Jacobs, Eugene Crossman, Richard Soto, &
Frank Ellis Their Dues will be paid by the Post for this
I also want to thank all that elected me as Executive Board
Member for the upcoming year.
1st Vice, "Babe" Garneau
Anthony D'Erasmo 6/11/06
Our sincere sympathy is extended to the family and friends
of our departed comrade who now enjoy eternal peace.
NEED PRAYERS FOR THE FOLLOWING MEMBERS:
Charles Kircher and Ray Scheuffele
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY:
Every day in every way I am getting better and better.
If you know any member sick or in Distress
JOHN F.H. HAGER, Chaplain Post 318,
MATTIE KELLY, Aux. Chaplain Unit 318 879-7095
American Legion Post 318
Due to the House committee
meeting on the 2nd Tuesday of the month, we have decided to
move our first practice of the month to the 1st Tuesday.
Our practices will be the 1st and 4th Tuesday of the month
at 6:30 PM during the summer months. Anyone interested
or think they might be interested in joining us, please feel
free to join us on any of the pratice nights.
Conrad Tutela, Sergeant-At-Arms
The Riders held our yearly election of
officers recently. The following members were elected to
serve for the 2006-2007 period.
Commander; Jim Burk
First Vice: Dave Shaffer
Second Vice: Greg Emerson
Secretary: Sherri Demoss
Treasurer: Sally Emerson
Chaplain: Carol LoGrasso
Sgt-at-Arms: Harold Barth
Liaison: Carol Lanigan
I am proud to repeat as Commander, and proud of the members
that have stepped up to be officers for the upcoming year.
We recently participated in 2 very emotional events here
locally. We visited the nursing home on Oleander and then
participated in a dedication ceremony at Post 171 for their
new Post Everlasting Memorial.
Our annual fund-raiser is Sunday July 23rd. It will be
devoted entirely to helping Treasure Coast Vets. There will
be a poker run, along with an auction, prizes and games,
food and music. So please come and support this worthy
cause. It's hard to believe that we are fast approaching the
dog days of summer. But hey, when you're having fun, the
Jim Burk, Commander Legion Rider
At American Legion Post 318
Good Friends, Good Cheer!
No meeting in July &
August. Installation of new officers to be scheduled by
District after July 1, 2006
Have a safe summer, My sincere thanks to my officers for a
great year, and all members who contributed their time &
talents to Unit 318
June DeAngelo, President
On May 20,
2006 official elections took place for the American Legion
318 Auxiliary. The following members were elected:
President - C. Sunny Lavallee
1st Vice - Marion Mason
2nd Vice .. Carol Lanigan
Secretary - Tammy De Pace
Treasurer - Margaret Trocki
Chaplain - Mattie Kelly
Historian - Ruth Lowden
Sgt-At-Arms - Rita Woodburn
Ass't Sgt-At-Arms - Laura Mastermaker
Connie Cafiso, Mary McLaughlin, Jodi Murphy
Many many thanks to Maureen - Ruth - Karen - Jen - Brenda
Marion - Karen and ???? for the fantastic golf tournament
held on May 21st at Gator Trace. These auxiliary members
worked so hard organizing this very successful event. When
you see them in the Canteen congratulate them for their
efforts and accomplishments.
Sincere appreciation also to all the ladies who provided the
wonderful home cooked food for the golfers.
ALWAYS A PLEASURE
Sunny Lavallee, President Elect
Summers here and we had our elections at the June 5th
meeting, and I would like to thank everyone who attended.
Following are the officers elected for the 2006-2007 term:
Commander . . . Andy Saffoiti
1st Vice . . . Harold Barth
2nd Vice . . . Ron Christian
Finance . . . Ken Moldt
Adjutant . . . John Kearns
Historian . . . Jim McLaughlin
Chaplain . . . John Davis
Sgt-At-Arms ... Greg Emerson
Executive Board: Jon Rice, Tom Bowes,
& Jim McNally
There will be NO meetings or breakfast in July or August. We
will be having installation of officers in July. Check the
newsletter for upcoming events and functions.
Have a great summer!! See you in September
Andy Saffioti, S.A.L. Commander
nominating committee report
The Nominating Committee wishes to announce the winners of
the 2006-2007 elections:
Commander . . . Daryl Bowie
1st Vice...Frank Howard
2nd Vice . .Larry Ruschell
Finance... Dan Newman
Sgt-At-Arms . . .Conrad Tutela
Jim Burke, "Babe" Gameau, & Dana Lambert
All of the members of the post wants to
congratulate the winners and wish them the very best for the
coming year. Remember that you don't have to be an officer
in order to make the post better. Any ideas, suggestions or
physical help is always appreciated.
On Sunday, May 21st. our Auxiliary held its fourth annual
charity golf tournament at Gator Trace Country Club in Fort
Pierce. One hundred and twelve golfers turned out for a
wonderful day of golf and prizes, with proceeds from the
event benefiting many worthy veterans' causes.
Cash prizes for 1st, 7th and 15th place were awarded along
with prizes for lady's longest drive, men's longest drive
and closest to the pin. Seven golfers also sank their putts
to win prizes in the putting contest.
After the tournament a luncheon and awards ceremony was held
back at the Post for all participants. Door prizes and
raffle prizes were given out and a 50/50 and Texas Hold-Em
drawing was held. Prizes for the tournament were donated by
local businesses, sponsors and Legion members.
The Women's Auxiliary extends their thanks and best wishes to
all who made this event a tremendous success. Special thanks
go to Linda Geraghty from Wal-Mart whose generosity and
support went beyond our expectations. Our deepest
appreciation goes to Tommy Bowes for his endless dedication
to this tournament. We would also like to acknowledge the
following people for going above and beyond the call of
duty. Steve Boulet for once again providing the car for the
"hole-in-one"; Harold Barth for arranging for the Harley
Davidson motorcycle along with several hole sponsorships;
Chris Nelson whose experience and willingness to help was
priceless. There were a number of others people - Riders,
Sons, Auxiliary and Legionnaires - who not only devoted
their time and energy but also opened their hearts and
wallets to make this day a success.
I would personally like to thank all the golf committee
members for their hard work and long hours. Words cannot
express my appreciation and gratitude for all that you've
done. We only achieved what we did because of you, and I
look forward to your support again for our 5th Annual
Next years tournament will be held on Sunday, May 20, 2007
and we hope to make it bigger and better than this
years. Again, thank you all.
Maureen (Mo) Aitken, Chairwoman