am honored that you have elected me
your Commander for 2008-2009. I have met with the members
of OUR team, that group of individuals you the membership
have bestowed your faith and trust in to manage the affairs
of our Post. Let me assure you, like myself, they are
dedicated, motivated, and determined to continue on a course
that will make each member proud to be associated with and
members of American Legion Post 318.
As most of you are aware, our Legion year runs from August
thru July for all elected Officers. All membership dues are
now due for the 2008-2009 year. I ask all members, of all
organizations to renew your membership as soon as possible.
Early-bird cutoff ends at the end of September, so I ask you
to send in your dues now.
At the State Convention, I had the pleasure of meeting
several Department, Area, and District Officers, who stated
how impressed they were with the efforts of all
organizations from Post 318. They expressed their heartfelt
thanks for the many successful programs each group had
accomplished this past year. I want each member of Post 318
to be proud of those efforts and let others know how well we
We are continuing the search for a new post home. As has been
previously stated, ďthis
new facility must be in close proximity to our current
Post.Ē Our search committee is
comprised of Bob Booth, Frank Howard, Daryl Bowie and
myself. If any member has or knows of an area that would be
suitable for our new post, please contact one of the
individual mentioned above. We are currently looking at two
separate pieces of property and we will keep you informed as
to our progress.
This month our ďMember of the MonthĒ is Andrea Pierson, Aux.
Post 318. Andrea continually can be seen around the Post
helping make it a better place. Her kind words and
personality always adds to the friendliness associated with
our Post. Congratulation Andrea and thanks for a job well
Installation Of Officers
Saturday, August 2 - 2 to 3:30PM
Buffet serve from 3:30/4:00PM
Menu: Chicken wings, baked ham,
sandwich board, potato salad
Projected guests: 100 to 150
Room turnover after installation
Volunteers will help all of us to enjoy lunch
Saturday, August 9 at
noon - E-Board - 10AM
Normally the meeting would be on August 2, but
because of the Installations of Officers the
meeting will be moved one week ahead.
POST EVERLASTING: Charles R. Langstaff, 6/24/08
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:
Dale Hollopter, Randy
Hunter, Otto Kahl, SHeldon Weiss, Fred Michael and John
THE DAY: One of God's most important teachings
encourages us topicture ourselves enjoying health, happiness
If you know any member sick or in
JOHN F.H. HAGER, Chaplain
Sent cards to the
following members on the
Sick List: Rose
Whelan, Shirley Barbara, Ann Hunter and Eileen Lane
Pray for these members of the Auxiliary to get well soon.
We miss seeing you at the meetings.
Please call me if you know someone
sick or in distress.
May God put a healing hand on all of you.
MATTIE KELLY, Chaplain, PH# 879-7095
Dart League Update
Our summer format is the same as the Spring,
8 weeks of play, 1 week of playoffs, award presentations
with great food from our kitchen. Dart League plays every
Thursday at 6:30pm. Kitchen is open.
Daryl Bowie, Dart League Chairman
At American Legion Post 318
Good Friends, Good
Ladies! I am honored to become your next Auxiliary
President. With a new year, and a new slate of officers, we
also face new challenges. The state of the economy has
affected all of us in one way or another. This means we need
to re-double our efforts to help veterans, help our Post,
and help each other.
When I visit the Post, I hear from many members who have
wonderful suggestions. The enthusiasm for making our Post
the best it can be is overwhelming. I will count on each of
you to help implement changes for a better Auxiliary Unit
and ultimately a better post. (More details to follow!) And,
along the way Iíll do my best to make it fun!
Saving the best for last - I would like to express what a
privilege it is for me to succeed Sunny Lavallee, our
President for the past 2 terms. Sunny was not only
instrumental in updating our by-laws and house rules, but
also has set a very professional example as a leader. I have
big shoes to fill - (not literally, Sunny!) I wish to thank
Sunny and all of the officers, volunteers and members who
have volunteered their valuable time and efforts to the Aux
this past year. I look forward to working with each and
every one of you to make the 2008 = 2009 term a rousing
Call me if you need me...Cell: 561-371-7240
Robin Burk, Auxiliary President
Hello Post 318,
Harold Barth and I attended the State Convention in Orlando.
We were recognized for 100% membership, our donations to the
Childrenís Miracle Network, Special Olympics, family and
youth. We had another great turnout for our SAL Dinner. We
served 81 dinners. I would like to thank everyone who comes
out and supports our dinners. Without you and our volunteers
this would not be possible. Our next lasagna dinner will be
August 13. Please try to attend!
This being my last newsletter, I have enjoyed working with
everyone this past year; as 2nd Vice I will continue working
this coming year to help SAL and the Post to have another
We have our 2009 SAL Membership cards. Please stop and pay
your dues and pick up your membership card. There will be no
meeting in August. Our next meeting will be Monday,
September 15 at 7pm. Please try to attend and welcome our
Andy Saffioti, S.A.L. Commander
Gas Is Up To $4.00 Per Gallon
Members why drive up and down U. S. 1. Save
your gas! We offer complete dinners every Wednesday for
$7.00 from 5 to 7pm. Not only that, but you have a chance to
win a $20.00 Gas Gift Card at no extra charge. If your
dinner ticket is picked you WIN. Best part is you may be on
your way home after a great meal and you get a phone call.
Plus coming soon Dinner Night at the Races.
Veteranís Employment Outreach
On Thursday, August 14
from noon to 4pm the Post, in conjunction with the Work
Force Board of the Treasure Coast, we will again be putting
on a Veteranís Employment Outreach event. The Veteranís
Representatives from the Ft. Pierce One Stop Careen Center
will be on hand to assist local Veterans seeking employment
with job searches, registration in Employ Florida
Marketplace and resume review. If you are a veteran looking
for work, I encourage you to attend. While there are no
guarantees that you will walk away with a job opportunity,
but these guys really know their stuff and will be available
to help you be successful in your employment search.
Well ladies and gentlemen the dog days of summer are upon us
again, and Iíll try to keep things short and simple. The PGA
in St. Lucie West is having a Patriots Golf Day on August
30. The Honor Guard has been asked to assist in the opening
parade at 7:45am, followed by a rifle salute to start the
whole event off. We will then set up at the first hole and
some of the back holes and have a real shotgun start at
approximately 9am. There will be food and things for the
whole family to enjoy, so come on out and enjoy the day. For
those of you who play golf and have played there, know how
nice the courses are. For cost to play call (772)-240-1082.
As always if you have any need for our services we are there
for you if we have the available manpower. Thank you.
John T. Aitken, Sgt-At-Arms
tournament will be held on Tuesday, August 19 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.
Cruise by Ladies' Auxiliary
There are still some cabins available for the January 17,
2009 seven night ALL INCLUSIVE cruise. NEW Carnival
Splendor sailing to San Juan, St. Thomas, LaRomana and
Nassau. Balcony @$1314/person - Ocean View
@$1124/person. Inside cabins @$1004/person
Price includes round trip from American Legion Post 318. All
your gratuities and your alcohol. Additional information
contact Linda Garaghty at Vogue Vacations 1327 St. Lucie
West Blvd. (Publix Shopping Center) 344-6474.