AMERICAN LEGION Post 87
2249 CLEARWATER DRIVE
BULLHEAD CITY, AZ
NEWS EDITOR: Nicholas Wright
WEB PG.: http://www.americanlegionpost87.org
LEGION OFFICERS ELECT. AUXILIARY OFFICERS
NEW COMMANDER PAUL WILLIAMS PRESIDENT CAROL CROUGH
1ST VICE NICHOLAS WRIGHT VICE
2ND VICE KENTH MARTIN 2nd VICE MAXINE REITH
ADJUTANT MARK CROUGH SECRETARY
FINANCE OFFICER DON PULLEN TREASURER CHRISTINA CORRIVEAU
CHAPLAIN RICHARD MOORE CHAPLAIN CAROLE SHAKELFORD
SGT-AT-ARMS TOM SHACKELFORD SGT-AT-ARMS CAROLE SHAKELFORD
SERVICE OFFICER NICK WRIGHT HISTORIAN
JUDGE ADVOCATE MARY KELLAR
EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE ELECT. AUXILIARY UNIT AT LARGE MEMBERS
RICHARD ROEL JUDY BURK
ROY W. VANDENBURG CAROL VAN DYKE
DONALD VAN MIDDENDONP HELEN PRIMISING
S.A.L. OFFICERS LEGION RIDER OFFICERS
COMMANDER JIM HOWARD DIRECTOR STEVE GOTTSCHALL
1st. VICE MIKE SIZEMORE ASST. DIR. RICHARD MOORE
2nd VICE DOUGLAS STOTT CHAPLAIN RICHARD MOORE
ADJUTANT TOM CLARK FINANCE OFFICER RICHARD MOOR
TREASURER TOM NELSON SGT-AT-ARMS WILLIAM STORMO
SGT-AT-ARMS RICK SINER ROAD CAPTAIN WILLIAM STORMO
CHAPLAIN DAVID SIZEMORE SEC/CONTACT SANDI KLIPSTEIN
SATURDAY OCTOBER 27TH. HALLOWEEN PARTY. BIG PRIZE FOR BEST COSTUME.
EXCUTIVE BOARD MEETING IS AT 10:00 A.M ON NOV. 8TH.
LEGION MEETING ON NOV. 10TH. AT 1:00 P.M.
Praying For Gifts
Two young boys were spending the night at their grandparents the week before Christmas. At bedtime, the two boys knelt beside their beds to say their prayers when the youngest one began praying at the top of his lungs.
"I PRAY FOR A NEW BICYCLE..."
"I PRAY FOR A NEW NINTENDO..."
"I PRAY FOR A NEW VCR..."
His older brother leaned over and nudged the younger brother and said, "Why are you shouting your prayers? God isn't deaf."
To which the little brother replied, "No, but Grandma is!"
NEWSLETTER NOVEMBER 2018
GREETINGS POST LEGIONNAIRES, AUXILLARY LADIES, S.A.L. AND RIDERS MEMBERS
The end of the year is almost here. Remember dues are due before January 1st. The Adjutant, Mark Crough, will be at the Post every Saturday at 9: a.m. for anyone who would like to pay their dues.
Don’t forget my Saturday buffet Breakfast from 9: to 12; a.m. all you can eat for just $6.00. Best breakfast in town.
Sunday November 11th is Veterans’ Day. There will be a Veterans Ceremony at the Post starting a 12: noon. Everyone is in invited. If you would like to help, we need dinner dishes for the meal.
Once again we will have Thanksgiving dinner at the post this year. See you on the 22nd .
The fish fry on Friday is from 5: to 7:p.m. and Karaoke from 5:-9:p.m.
The Veterans Service Counselor is moving out and we hope to have their office. We look forward to the extra space.
We are still planning on taking up the carpet and replace it with wood flooring and repainting the walls. The flooring has been ordered.
The Queen of Hearts game is on every Sunday from 3: to 5:p.m., also football on our curve 65” TV’s. Last week the Queen of Hearts was worth over $4,000.00, no winner, and will be worth more this Sunday. You could win this Sundays drawing at 5:00 p.m. We also have Hotdogs for just $1.00, free popcorn, tap soda pop for $1.00 and much more. See you on Sunday after- noon at the Post.
See you at the meeting on November 10th at 1:p.m.
SEE MORE INFORMATION IN THE AUXILIARY NEWSLETTER ON UPCOMMING EVENTS IN NOVEMBER.
COMMANDER, Paul Williams
GREETING POST 87 MEMBERS:
November, Veterans’ Day, Thanksgiving and then the Christmas season.
Almighty LORD our God, we come to you with deep gratitude in our hearts for all the gifts you give us each day – family, loved ones, good friends, laughter, our great jobs. Help us always to receive these gifts with thanksgiving and may our hearts be stirred to remember all of your mercies which we receive through your love towards us.
We now have a new commander. It will present everyone involved with an exciting challenge: a challenge to be flexible in the midst of unknown variables – Lord, give us patience; a challenge for creativity – Lord, give us vision; a challenge for each to continue to do their jobs well in the midst of all the changes – Lord, give our officers integrity.
We pray for strength, integrity, and compassion. Your strength enables us to protect others, your providence keeps us safe – help us to turn our hearts towards you each and every day. In the name of the Creator, the Savior. AMEN.
AUXILIARY UNIT 87
American Legion Auxiliary President Unit 87 November 2018 Newsletter Article
District Meetings - Mark your calendars for the remainder of the District meetings. If you need a ride to any of these meetings, please let me know and I’ll see how we can accommodate.
November 17 Post 22 Golden Valley
January 26 Post 87 Bullhead City
April 27 Post 57 Ash Fork
General Meetings - Remember our general meetings are held the 2nd Saturday of the month Nov. 10th at 10:00 a.m. at the Post. We’d love to see you there.
Officers –We are in need of a 1st Vice President, Secretary, and Historian. Please volunteer for one of these positions. If you are interested please contact me. (Sorry Maxine, last month I mentioned we needed a 2nd Vice President. That position has been filled by none other than Maxine Reith. Thank you, Maxine.)
Dues – Reminder - Dues this 2018-2019 year is $30
Thanksgiving Basket Raffle – Thank you, thank you, and thank you for the donations for our Thanksgiving Basket Raffle. The basket is now on display in the Bar. There will be a list compiled of the items contained in the basket. The bartender has the raffle tickets. You need not be present to win. The tickets are $1.00 for 1, $5.00 for 6, and $10.00 for 12. Please help support our fundraiser. Drawing will be on Thanksgiving Day. Thank you Commander for your donation of making the tickets available for us.
Please join us on Thanksgiving Day for a planned great meal. We are also looking for donations of side dishes. If you can accommodate, please do so. Our Legionnaires are putting on this fabulous event. 12:00 noon. Happy Thanksgiving to you and your families.
50/50 Fundraiser – New fundraiser for the Auxiliary. 50/50 now available on Friday nights during dinner and karaoke. Thank you to Carole Shackelford for spearheading this event. Come out on Friday nights and try your luck. Eat a little, sing a little, have fun and support your American Legion Post and Auxiliary.
Dining Room Clean Up Next time you visit the Dining Room, hopefully you will be able to notice it has been thoroughly cleaned. Some members of the Auxiliary came out on Thursday, October 25 and cleaned the chairs, tables and food buffet. You can’t even begin to image how much “smoke” came off the chairs during cleaning. I hope the clean smell lasts for a while. Thank you to (in no particular order) Maxine Reith, Carole Shackelford, Christina Corriveau, Helen Primising, Carol Crough, Janice Williamson, and Marcia Ormes for all your help. There are not enough words of appreciation for you all showing up for the 9:00 a.m. cleaning. Hope everyone has all recovered from our “breaking backs”.
Veterans Day Parade – I have been informed by the Legionnaires that Post 87 will be entering the 2018 Veterans Day Parade on Saturday November 3. If you can, please join us to decorate the float. We will be at the Riverview Mall. Contact one of the Post or Auxiliary members for time and exact place. I am sure the Post will have more information on this in this Newsletter.
I can’t think of anything else to post. (The Newsletter Editor is probably saying, “Thank God”.
I am really very happy to be your Unit President this year.
If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact me at, 928-768-7926, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
For God and Country,
Carol Crough, Post 87 Unit President
AMERICAN LEGION RIDERS POST 87
ALR MEETING ON THE FIRST SUNDAY AT 3: PM
2249 CLEARWATER DR. BULLHEAD CITY, AZ.
· Next meeting Nov 4th,at 3:00 p.m.
AMERICAN LEGION COLOR GUARD
2249 CLEARWATER DRIVE, BULLHEAD CITY, AZ
The Color Guard is available for events free.
For more information contact Richard Roel at the number above.
If not in, please leave a message.
SONS OF AMERICAN LEGION
MEETING 3rd SATURDAY OF THE MONTH at 10: AM
Next meeting, Nov 17th at 10:00 a.m.
Your S.A,L. Commander
ARIZONA DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS’ SERVICES
Jennifer Portwood veterans benefits counselor is also an American Legion
If you need veterans services help she is there for you.
The new office will be at 1491 Palma Road, Suite 20, Bullhead City.
928-763-9401 call for appointment. .
AMERICAN LEGION POST VETERAN’S KITCHEN
FISH FRY EVERY FRIDAY FISH – SHRIMP – CHICKEN WINGS 5: PM TO 7: PM As low as $ 6.00
Breakfast EVERY SATURDAY 9: to 12: PM
CHECK POST BULLETIN BOARD FOR OTHER EVENTS.
All to go orders are additional $0.25 per container.
ADDITIONAL DATES AND MENU WILL BE POSTED ON POST BULLETIN BOARD