Well, here it is April and I would like to thank each
organization for their commitment to Post 318. We have
received numerous praises from our District, Area and State
Commander. It is through hard work that makes Post 318 what
it is today. It is also that time of year when we start
looking for members to become more involved in the Post,
namely running for office. At our March 2008 meeting we
named a Nomination Committee headed by Ed Sandora. This
committeeís function is to seek out and identfy qualified
individuals to run for office. If you or someone you know is
interested in filling any Post position, please let Ed know.
Donít sit around and say what is wrong with the Post,
get involved and do something about it.
Also, at our next monthly Post membership meeting, we will be
discussing and ratifying any revisions to our Constitution
and By-Laws. The recommended changes are posted on the
bulletin board and copies are kept behind the bar for anyone
who wants to read them in detail.
In the upcoming months our Auxiliary Unit 318 will be hosting
its Annual Golf Tournament, we will have a Post 318 day at
the St. Lucie Mets ballfield (5/3/08) and our own Post 318
reunion day will be April 26 at the Post. We will have free
ham and potato salad and are asking everyone to bring a
covered dish. The Sons will be doing their great job of
cooking the clams and other entertainment will be available.
Come out and support your Post.
Finally, this monthís
MEMBER OF THE MONTH
is Harold ďHalĒ Barth. Hal is the 1st Vice for the Sons and
has never waited to be asked to do something. He is there
preparing and cooking dinners on Wednesdays, he always there
to help in Post cleanup and does whatever he can to make
this a better Post. Again, thanks and congratulations on a
job well done.
Frank Howard, Commander
Charles VanNort, 02/12/2008
Our sincere sympathy is extended to the families and friends of our
departed comrades who now enjoy eternal rest.
NEED PRAYERS FOR THE FOLLOWING MEMBERS:
John Aitken, James Butler, Andy Collins, Robert Hartlep,
Dale Hollopter, Randy Hunter, Otto Kahl, Dana Lambert,
Robert Mason, Anthony Palizzo, Norman Thomas, Conrad Tutela
and Sheldon Weiss
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY:
Try to look for the positive when faced with negative
If you know any member sick or in
JOHN F.H. HAGER, Chaplain
Sick List: Sick
cards were sent out to the following members,
Marion Leisbesberger, Ann Hunter, Rose Whelan, Mary Cramer and Eileen Lane
Pray for these members of the Auxiliary to get well soon.
Please call me if you know someone
sick or in distress.
MATTIE KELLY, Chaplain, PH# 879-7095
HOLD EM' TOURNAMENT
Our next tournament will be held on Tuesday,
April 15 at 7pm. Doors open at 6:30. We play from 7 to 11pm
if it lasts that long. In order to play you must be a member
of the Post (Legion, Aux. Or SAL). Any member may bring a
guest, but that member must also play. Kitchen is open to a
little after the 8pm break for your eating pleasure. Come
down, have fun and help your Post to be better.
TOURNAMENT OF CHAMPIONS
Texas HoldíEm Championship for 2007 - 2008 will be held on
Sunday, April 13 at 2pm at the Post. We will try to start at
2pm and go until only one player remains. The only people
eligible to play are the monthly winners from April 2007 to
March 2008. All of the players will be given $10,000 in
chips. For this tournament we will be doing the small blind
and big blind. This should be a very good championship
because only the best players make it this far.
Champions 2007 - 2008
Mar. - Joe Motherway
April - Unknown
Jan. - Wayne Phillips
Feb. - Jim Lafferty
Nov. - Tom Vinson
Dec. - Gary Schmitt
Sept. - Tom Heinlein
Oct. - Brad Crooks
July - Wayne Phillips
Aug. - Tom Durant
May - Brad Crooks
June - Sue Munyan
All of the above are eligible to play in the
2007 - 2008 Tournament Of Champions.
Do You (Not) Want The Newsletter?
made a huge mistake. Instead of asking you if you wanted to
keep receiving, I should have asked if you wanted to stop
the newsletter. There was some worry that if you didnít
complete the form you would not be receiving the newsletter.
Please donít worry, if you are entitled to receive it, you
will. If you donít want the newsletter for whatever reason,
please email that information to me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
I donít want to receive hundreds of emails, but if I can
help you resolve a problem, please feel free to try to get
help by reaching me via the 318 editor email. I canít say
for sure that I will resolve the problem, but I will try. If
you think there is something that we can do to make the
newsletter better, please let me know. Dick Boulette, Editor
GREETINGS AND SALUTATIONS
next Auxiliary Meeting will be held on April 19 which is
kind of important since there will be nominations for
officers with voting on May 17.
We are looking for President, First Vice, Second Vice,
Secretary, Historian & Assistant Sergeant-At-Arms. Anyone
who is interested in holding office should contact Sharon
Tagariello, Grace Ricalton or Shirley Barbara.
Every newsletter I have asked you for your volunteerism,
is a great time to show your allegiance and your commitment
to the American Legion Auxiliary Unit 318.
Upcoming Events: April 26 is Post 318 Day from 2pm to
whenever, with a drawing for a laptop and printer sponsored
by the S.A.L. Ladies please bring covered dishes. There will
be ham and potato salad sponsored by the Legion.
A tentative date of May 3 in for 318 Day at Mets Stadium. Be
sure to read the Commanders column for further information.
ALWAYS A PLEASURE,
Sunny Lavalle, President
What a big turnout for our lasagna dinner. We served 102
dinners. I hope everyone enjoyed it. I would like to thank
all the volunteers who helped. We will be having a clam bake
Sunday on May 26, Memorial Day weekend. We will be serving
clam chowder, raw and steamed clams.
Make sure you get your raffle tickets for the laptop computer
and printer. Tickets are 1 for $10 or 3 for $20. All
donations will go to the Veterans and Child Welfare in our
community. The raffle will be on Saturday, April 26 at the
American Legion anniversary party.
Please check out your membership cards for a 2008 card. We
are at 89% membership. We still have some members out there
who havenít renewed. Please renew as soon as possible. Our
meeting in May will be on the 12th at 7pm. Please attend!
Andy Saffioti, S.A.L. Commander
Sixth Annual Aux. Golf
Sunday, May 18 at Gator Trace Golf Club. Last
year we had a record number participants and all had a great
time after the tournament at the Post. Mark your calendars
and sign up early, because we only have a limited number of
Signup sheet is posted at the Post. Please make sure to
include your phone # so we can confirm your reservation. We
will have putting contest, Texas HoldíUm, longest drive,
closest to the pin and much more. Commemorative photos for a
Cost will be $55 per person & payment no later than May 4,
two week prior to tournament. Checks made payable to the
American Legion Auxiliary Unit 318 and left with bartender.
Hole sponsorships are available for $100 per hole. They are a
great way advertise your business or to honor a loved one.
Anyone wishing to be a sponsor or make a gift donation
should contact ďMoĒ Aitken @772-879-4859 for more info. We
hope you will join us for this fun-filled event. It is an
enjoyable day and good way to help our needy veterans.
Entertainment For The Troops
recently learned that troops in Iraq at bases outside of
Baghdad have little if any entertainment to help them relax
during their down time. TVís are scarce and VHS
non-existent. Usually a couple of the guys will have their
own lap tops which have DVD players built in. They do use
these to play movies they get from home or buy at the
exchange. To help the troopsí morale get a boost, we are
collecting DVDís to send them. Any type of movie is fine
with them. We are asking Post members to please go through
the stash of DVDís you have at home and if there are any
that you no longer want, please consider donating them to
the cause. There will be a box set up in the canteen for
this purpose. PLEASE no X-rated movies.
League started on Thursday, March 13 at 6:30 with a
good showing and will continue every Thursday through the
month of May. Kitchen will be open for your convenience.
Come on in and make a night of it.
American Legion Summer Golf League
are going to start the league on Wednesday, May ?. The
league technically starts at 5pm, but thanks to Gator Trace
we are given a certain amount of leeway. Some of us can
start earlier & some canít. We have to work with them. We
are going to meet at the Post on Sunday, April 20 at 1pm.
This year the entry fee will be $50 per person, which will
include closest to the pin or whatever and cash prizes at
the end of the year. The first top 3 teams will be on the
golf champions plaque on the wall next to the dart machine.
At American Legion Post 318
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