Hello Legion Family,
I know a lot of you are wondering when Post 318 will open again to our Members and what to expect when we do. The Post
Executive Board met on March 11th to discuss the “what if and how to” when that happens. It was decided that Post 318 will
remain closed until such a time as deemed safe by Local, State, and Federal Public Health Officials and guidance. The Board
agreed that when the time comes it is imperative that we will have to have a “Soft Opening” as authorized by those Health
Officials. It is likely that the State and Federal authorities will require some sort of social distancing or occupancy limits during
this “Soft Opening” and in order to accommodate our Post 318 Legion Family it was decided that the Post will allow only Post
318 Members and their significant other into the Post during this time. The concern of large crowds was a major concern. Also,
during this “Soft Opening” it was decided that all evening and social activities be suspended until the easing of restrictions or
other directions from State authorities. Our goal is to keep our Members safe as well as our paid volunteers who service you.
We will continue at that time to check everyone’s temperature as they enter the Post and anyone with a temperature of 100
degrees or more will not be allowed in.
All meetings among the Legion, Sons, Auxiliary, and Legion Riders as well as the other groups that meet at our Post will be
put on hold until we receive guidance and directives issued by our State Health Officials.
We are also looking at different times of Operations for both the Canteen and Kitchen to accommodate you, the Members. It is
important that we are all safe.
We were also informed that all National and State Conventions were cancelled and all Elections for the year were to be put on
hold until further notice.
Bottom line, this COVID 19 Pandemic is something none of us have experienced in our life time and we pray for the safety
and health of all of our Members. These temporary measures will remain in place until a more permanent solution is provided
to us once it is behind us.
Please go our Post 318 Website or Facebook page for updates as we will try to continue to keep you informed.
Commander Daryl Bowie
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