We have had so many things happening lately, it’s hard to
keep track. Our Halloween Party was a huge success. The
place was jam packed and everyone had a great time. The food
presented by Larry and his crew was so good and a real
bargain at $5 a person. Several prizes were given out
throughout the evening. A special thanks goes to Chris Camp
for spearheading the decorations and getting some of the
many prizes given out.
On Veterans Day I know I was worn out. I attended ceremonies
at Veterans Park, the local cemetery and at our own Post. Of
course, everywhere I looked I saw our own Honor Guard &
Legion Riders. The meal back at the Post was waiting for all
of us. I know we fed a large number of people that day. Our
Chaplain John Hagar is to be commended for also being at all
3 ceremonies to bring us the Word of God.
Because of so many things planned for the holidays by the
House Committee make sure to check your newsletter or the
large calendar at the Post. New Year’s Eve will be an
unforgettable event. The theme will be a USO Party. So all
you veterans & spouses that have had experience in that
arena will have to show up & show us how it’s done.
On a more serious note our Post through various groups is
donating monies to Mustard Seed in Ft. Pierce. Last year
they fed 7,000 people in St. Lucie County a Thanksgiving
meal. This year because of what is going on, they feel the
count will be over 10,000. I was up there the other day
taking what I refer to as Brenda’s Gift to them. Brenda
Saffiotti goes to Walgreen’s after every major holiday &
gets all the candy they donate to her & it is then given to
the Mustard Seed & Salvation Army. The lady is truly doing
God’s work. Make sure you thank her. If you are not doing
anything on Thanksgiving, Mustard Seed sure could use your
help that day feeding our less fortunate neighbors.
This month was extremely hard to choose a member of the month
from the above list of people. All are deserving. My choice
is a person that is large, small, outgoing, quiet, funny,
serious, older yet younger & has many faces. He is American
Legion Post 318 Honor Guard. You guys always make us so
proud of our Post.
For God and Country
Legionnaires, we ask for your help! We already have one of
the best Posts in the District if not in the State. Part of
this distinction is our membership drive. Some of you think,
why should I renew my membership until I have to? If our
members can’t wait to renew their membership then it shows
that they can’t wait to show their support for our Post.
Help us to continue to be an example and hopefully and
inspiration to other Posts who may not have the support of
their membership that we have. Renew your membership now
instead of waiting until the last minute. We need 50 more
members by December 5 to obtain 75%, and we need 265 more
for 100% membership.
Another factor is that the door card to get
you into the Post will be changed in December and you will
not be issued a new one unless your dues are paid up.
Denny Cush, Fist Vice Commander
Costs Are Up
Due to the increase in costs in almost every category, we
are going to have to increase prices on selected items at
the Post canteen. This is not a step we have taken lightly,
but it is no longer possible to keep the status quo on
everything. Thank you for your continued patronage.
NEED PRAYERS FOR THE FOLLOWING MEMBERS:
Peter Branden, Robert Hartlep, Otto
Kahl, Robert Mason, Joe Skerby and Conraqd
THE DAY: Don't let negavtivity of others pull you
down; instead live with uplifting fawith.
If you know any member sick or in
JOHN F.H. HAGER, Chaplain
FOR THE FOLLOWING AUX MEMBERS:
Betty Fitzsimmons, Jane Hite, Ann Hunter and Jackie Lutton. May God bless each of you.
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: May God
be with all of you and keep you safe and healthy in the Year
If you know a AUX member that need prayer or just a chat
PLEASE give me a call...
MATTIE KELLY, Chaplain, PH# 879-7095
At American Legion Post 318
Good Friends, Good
May I be the first to wish
all of you wonderful ladies SEASONS GREETINGS! The Post has
a jam-packed calendar for the next few weeks. Keep your
newsletter handy for dates & times. In the spirit of caring,
when you make your holiday plans, please include a veteran,
a spouse of a veteran, a neighbor or someone who otherwise
would be alone at the holidays. I promise you it will be the
best gift you could bestow upon them & the best gift you
could give yourself. Sharing & caring are what the holidays
are all about.
Get your party hats ready for New Year’s Eve! The Auxiliary
is hosting a “USO” gala. Wear something from a military
uniform, a “retro” outfit or some sparkle! We need your
singing voices as we ring in the New Year 1940’s style with
Emcee Commander Jim “Bob Hope” Burk. See you at the
festivities. Merry Christmas & a Very Happy New Year!
Call me if you need me… @561-371-7240
Robin Burk, Auxiliary President
Quote for the month:
“Winter, a lingering season, is a time to gather golden
moments, embark upon a sentimental journey, & enjoy every
idle hour.” Author: John Boswell
To The Members of Squadron 318
A quick reminder that tickets are still on sale for the lap
top computer. It is a wonderful Christmas gift.
Our Christmas Party for our foster children will be December
13 from 11:30am to 2pm. There will be a donation board put
up in the Post. Please help support the kids.
The Toys For Tots will be picked up at 3pm on December 20.
There is a toy donation box in the Post. Please drop off an
unopened toy which will make the kids very happy.
There are still American Flags to put on your car to show
your support for not only the Post but all of our veterans
available at the Post.
Congratulations to Andy, Brenda, Annmarie and Brian on
serving over 100 lasagna dinners on Wednesday. All I can say
is that you are the best. Thank you for supporting your
Tommy Bowes, SAL Commander
end of the year is almost here. Where did the time go? If
you missed the Veterans Day Ceremony on 11/11 you missed a
very nice ceremony for the veterans. Some of you attended
the memorial for “Viet Nam” Joe. It was a ceremony that
would have made him proud. Hopefully, he found peace in Post
Everlasting that he couldn’t find here.
These are some of the things the Color/Honor Guard do for
veterans and their families. We work hard to make sure the
family feels better during that hard time by doing the best
we can for the memorial to honor the veteran and bring pride
to Post 318. This particular evolution of the Honor/Color
Guard is about six years old. If you are young (we are
talking 50 or less) that is not a long time, but most of us
are in our sixties or older. Remember when we were a hell of
a lot younger the days never seemed to end, the years were
36 months long and tomorrow never came. Now, next month is
already here. The party we were looking forward to, was
yesterday. The point I am trying to make is, please consider
joining us in making sure that we continue to honor those
that deserve it and to make passing on, something that is
not an ending but a celebration of life and deeds. In the
last few months we have had a few who have joined us with
positive results. Try it, you are not signing up for a
Everybody Should Feel Special
This time of year is so very important. Our
Post has and always tried to reach out a hand to all, but
particularly to those who believe that they are all alone.
We are going to Pt. St. Lucie Nursing & Restorative Care on
Orleander on Thursday December 4 at 2pm. Please join us in
making the holiday a special day for all those residents. In
the past & hopefully long into the future, the Legion, with
the help of the Riders, will continue to give these and
other individuals an opportunity to feel as though there is
still a reason to think ; I am special!
Our next tournament will be
held on Tuesday, December 16 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 American Legion (any post), Aux.
80% of all donations will be returned to the
players in the form of cash prizes.
Come on down and support your post and have some fun and
possibly walk away a winner.
Open to the public every first (1st)
and third (3rd) Monday of the month. Come on in and enjoy a
game that we are sure you have come to love.
All monies taken in by the Post goes towards our veterans and
their families. It is vitally important that you and all of
our members help to make the Post a place to have fun, but
more important, a conduit to help veterans and their
going to change my email carrier. I was going to wait until
Monday, November 24 to take the newsletter to the printer
so that the new editor email would be correct, but due to
the fact that the next week only had 3 regular work days
with both the printer and to some extent the post office
makes that impractical. If you have to reach me call the
Dick Boulette, Editor
January 11 - Document Party
The cruise documents for the January 11
cruise will be given out on Monday, Dec. 22 at 7pm. If you
cannot attend, please call Linda Geraghty @772-344-6474 to
make other arrangements for getting your documents. We will
also go over pre-registration requirements for Homeland