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2249 CLEARWATER DRIVE, BULLHEAD CITY, AZ

AMERICAN LEGION POST 87 AZ

                                                                                        

NEWSLETTER

MARCH  2018

AMERICAN LEGION Post 87

2249 CLEARWATER DRIVE

BULLHEAD CITY, AZ

PHONE:  928-763-0305

                                                         NEWS  EDITOR:   Nicholas  Wright

E-MAIL:  americanlegion87@frontiernet.net

    WEB PG.:   http://www.americanlegionpost87.org

 

                    LEGION OFFICERS ELECT.                                                      AUXILIARY OFFICERS

         COMMANDER                       PHIL ALBRIGHT                              PRESIDENT      CHRISTINA CORRIVEAU

         1ST VICE                              GEORGE  ISON                                  VICE            CAROLE SHACKELFORD

         2ND  VICE                             KENTH  MARTIN                                 VICE            MAXINE REITH

        ADJUTANT                            JOE  EBERT                                  SECRETARY        ELAINE MANESS

        FINANCE OFFICER                  DON PULLEN                                TREASURER        CAROL CHOUGH

        CHAPLAIN                             RICHARD MOORE                          CHAPLAIN           WILMA ISON

        SGT-AT-ARMS                        TOM SHACKELFORD                      SGT-AT-ARMS       PAM  MANLEY

        SERVICE OFFICER                  NICHOLAS  WRIGHT                      HISTORIAN           KERRI EBERT

        JUDGE ADVOCATE                  JOHN  TRUJILLO                              

        HISTORIAN                           JANET PHAIR                              

 

                  EXECUTIVE  COMMITTEE   ELECT.                      AUXILIARY EXECUTIVE BOARD

                         RICHARD ROEL     (PAST COMMANDER)                         JUDY BURK

                         SCOTT ANDERSON                                                      CAROL VAN DYKE

                         D. C.  TRILBY                                                                 HELEN PRIMISING 

                         PAUL WILLAMS                                                                       

 

                          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

           JUDGE ADVOCATE  DAVID  SUMNER

 

PUB CORNER 

FACTS YOU LEARNED IN THE 20TH CENTURY  THAT ARE

                                                                          BOGUS  TODAY

1.     PLUTO WAS A PLANET. The I. T. U.  in Aug. 2006 that Pluto  is not    planet it is an ice ball or dwarf planet.  We will miss you, Pluto.

2.    THERE IS ZERO GRAVITY IN SPACE. It is important to distinguish weightlessness from zero gravity. Earth gravity is in space.

3.     THE PLANET CLOSEST TO THE SUN IS THE HOTTEST. Not true  the hottest planet is Venus not Mercury.

4.   YOU CAN SEE THE GREAT WALL OF CHINA FROM SPACE. The only thing you can see from the Moon is a beautiful sphere, mostly white, some blue and patches of yellow and green.

5.      THE FOUNDING FATHERS WERE CHRISTIAN. During the founding of the U.S., it was skepticism of organized religion and a belief that a country’s citizens should be able to worship who they liked.

6.      LIGHTING NEVER STRIKES THE SAME PLACE TWICE. Turn out that lighting can strike the same places dozens of times.

7.      MOUNT EVEREST IS THE TALLEST MOUNTAIN IN THE WORLD.  While Everest is the highest mountain in the world, Hawaii’s Mauna Kea Volcano is the tallest.

 

         COMMANDER’S  CORNER

                          NEWSLETTER  MARCH.  2018  

GREETINGS POST LEGIONNAIRES, AUXILLARY LADIES, S.A.L. AND RIDERS MEMBERS

Spring is almost here and there’s a lot going on at the post.

Nomination for post officers will be in April, 2018. If you are interested in one of the offices now is the time to think about what office you could run for.

We now have new filters in the smoke eaters. 

We had a Trail Breakfast on the first Saturday in Feb. that went well. We will now have it on every Saturday.

For our employee’s we now have a handbook of Employee’s rules. 

The Auxiliary will be having a Yard Sale on March 23, 24 and 25Th at the Post.

Maxine will have a birthday party on March 13th.

We need your help with the Sunday breakfast; it has not been doing well. 

The dining room may also be used as a non-smoking Bar Lounge.

At the bar we have had to replace some of the beverage dispensers.

The Queen of Hearts game is on every Sunday from 2 to 5pm. The rules will on the Post bulletin board. Tickets are $1.00 and you must claim your winnings at the time of the drawing. 

Paul Williams will be having Saturday food at the post 4: TO 7:P.M.

When members help, it benefits the Post. The officers need your help.

See you at the meeting on March 10th. Don’t forget St. Patrick’s Day on Saturday the 17th

COMMANDER, Phil Albright 

 

CHAPLAIN’S  CORNER

        NEWSLETTER 2018

GREETING POST 87 MEMBERS

Did someone say “MARCH !” 

We are now approaching in on one of Christendom’s holy season with the approach of Palm Sunday, Ash Wednesday, and Good Friday in the last week of the month. Let us honor this thought through the month and apply to all our veterans, their families, and those that still remain in harms way.

Dear Lord; Today, I reconsider the intensions I set for the entire year and take time to reflect on what is important to me. In do so, my heart fills with gratitude for all that I am, all that I have, and all that I want to express in my life.

I end my day with prayers of gratitude reflecting on the moments that held special meaning. Pray for those who have passed and remain, knowing that we all are risen by you grace. AMEN

Richard Moore, Chaplain Post 87

AUXILIARY  UNIT  87 AZ

NEWSLETTER

HELLO – HELLO – HELLO

Greetings to all, our next meeting is Sat. Mar.10, 2018.  There will be an Executive Committee on the Thursday, Mar. 8 at 2 P.M.

District meeting is on Sat. Apr. 28th at 11AM in Williams, AZ.

St. Patrick’s Day, Sat. the 17th.  Our raffle for the basket will be that Sat. @ 6PM,

We are still looking for a shed to store the bags of plastic bags of plastic bags that have been donated and for the item donated and still to be donated until the yard sales, Dates for the sale are as follows: Mar. 23 and 24 (8am till 2pm). Mar. 25 (8 am till Noon).

************** SET-UP FOR THIS EVENT WILL BE Mar. 22 @ 8am **************

Congratulations to Maxine Reith whose 90th birthday is March 13. Celebrating at the Post @ 12 to 2pm).  Truly awesome, how much she contributes, Parliamentarian, Girls State dedication to our auxiliary.  Thank you Maxine.

Congratulations to Marcia Orme who has retired, We will miss her awesome job.

Congratulations to Kerri Ebert who has completed over 40 mats for our worthy cause.  Awesome.

Congratulations to Janice Williamson who has done an awesome job as our legislative chairman, ( to name one awesomejob).

Your Auxiliary President. Christina (Tina) CorrIVEAU  

 

                                                                             Post Historian

                         By;  Janet  Phair   

1777 – General George Washington defeats the British led by British General Lord Charles Cornwallis, at Princeton, New Jersey. 

1781 – A British naval expedition led by Benedict Arnold burned Richmond, Va., causing Governor Thomas Jefferson to flee as the Virginia militia, led by Sampson Mathews, defended the city. 

1918 – In Arver v. United States, the Supreme Court finds that conscription during war is authorized by the Constitution which gives Congress the power “to declare war…to raise and support armies.” 

1918 – The Battle of Bear Valley was a small engagement fought in 1918 between a band of Yaquis and a detachment of United States Army soldiers. Elements of the American 10th Cavalry Regiment detected about thirty armed Yaquis in Bear Valley, Arizona, a large area that was commonly used as a passage across the international border with Mexico. A short firefight ensued, which resulted in the death of the Yaqui commander and the capture of nine others. Though the conflict was merely a skirmish, it was the last time the United States Army engaged hostile native Americans in combat and thus has been seen as one of the final battles of the American Indian Wars.

1944 – CDR Frank Erickson flies plasma in a Coast Guard HNS-1 helicopter from Brooklyn to a hospital in Sandy Hook, NJ in the first recorded mission of mercy conducted by a rotary wing aircraft.

1946 – An American soldier accepts the surrender of about 20 Japanese soldiers who only discovered that the war was over by reading it in the newspaper.

1948 – Kentucky Air National Guard pilot Thomas Mantell crashes while in pursuit of a supposed UFO.  Later investigation by the US Air Force’s Project Blue Book indicated that Mantell died chasing a Skyhook balloon, which in 1948 was a top-secret project that Mantell would not have known about.

1949 – Axis Sally, who broadcast Nazi propaganda to U.S. troops in Europe, stands trial in the United States for war crimes. 

1951 – Forcefully marking the continued importance of the West in the development of nuclear weaponry, the government detonates the first of a series of nuclear bombs at its new Nevada test site.

1952 – Air Force Captains Dolphin D. Overton III and Harold E. Fischer Jr., both of the 51st Fighter-Interceptor Wing, became the 24th and 25th fifth aces of the war. 

1966 – 1st Marine Division advance elements arrive in Vietnam. 

1968 – As part of the Tet Offensive, Viet Cong soldiers attack the U.S. Embassy in Saigon.

1968 – Operating in the two northernmost military regions, the 1st Cavalry Division (Airmobile) launches two major operations. 

1973 – The Paris Peace Accords are signed by officials from the United States and North Vietnam, bringing an official end to America’s participation in its most unpopular foreign war.

2004 – A helicopter crew from Coast Guard AIRSTA Detroit helped rescue 14 people stranded on an ice floe about one mile west of Catawba Island, Ohio.

2006 – The USS Winston S. Churchill, an Arleigh Burke-class destroyer, captured a vessel operating off the Somali coast whose crew were suspected of piracy.

2007 – The U.S. Defense Department reports that United States Department of Defense contractors, while traveling through Canada, have had Canadian coins with radio transmitters inside planted on them by unknown people. The transmitters could be used to track the locations of the contractors.

2009 – The United States handed control of the Green Zone and Saddam Hussein’s presidential palace to the Iraqi government in a ceremonial move described by the country’s prime minister as a restoration of Iraq’s sovereignty. I

2012 – Two U.S. Navy Seal teams raided a compound 12 miles north of Adow, Somalia, freeing two hostages while killing nine pirates and capturing five others.

2012 – A U.S. drone strike occurred near Mogadishu killing British al-Qaeda operative Bilal el-Berjawi.

 

AMERICAN LEGION RIDERS POST 87

ALR MEETING ON THE FIRST SUNDAY AT 3: PM

                                                          2249 CLEARWATER DR. BULLHEAD CITY, AZ.

·           Next meeting March 4th, at 3:00 p.m.

AMERICAN LEGION COLOR GUARD

POST 87

2249 CLEARWATER DRIVE, BULLHEAD CITY, AZ

PHONE 928-763-0305

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.

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SONS OF AMERICAN LEGION

MEETING 3rd SATURDAY OF THE MONTH at 10: AM

Next meeting, March. 17th at 10:00 a.m.

I would like to take this opportunity to wish you all a Happy and prosperous 2018.  In the coming weeks I’m planning to meet with the Post and Aux. to help with a plan to make our Post the bet it can be.  I’m asking all officers and members to attend our meetings. Your input is important and necessary.

Thank you in advance your SAL Commander

Jim Howard

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EDITOR’S PAGE 2018

                                           _____________________________________________

Steve Bernard <psbernard@frontiernet.net>

To:  americanlegion87@frontiernet.net

Employment

Good morning,

My name is Steve Bernard and I am an Army veteran and retired law enforcement officer living in Bullhead for last 15 years. My son is starting a limousine service and is in need of a couple of drivers with clean MVD and arrest record. A veteran fits the bill. If anyone in your Post is looking or would like a driver job, please let me know and I will put them in contact with my son. It would be a great job for a vet looking for a little extra money and something to do. Thanks for your consideration. I am a Legion member.

Steve Bernard

                                           ________________________________________

 

This editor offers his deepest sympathy to the students, teachers and families at Parkland high school in Florida on Feb. 22, 2018.

I can probably relate to the feelings the teachers where having. In 1980 I was teaching a class in Long Beach. CA. There was a shooting outside my classroom. Then one bullet ripped through the wall and passed in front of me about shoulder high and over the head of my students and out the other wall. I still thank God that none of the students were standing. It was a very scary helpless feeling. As a veteran I have had bullets pass by me but this was different.

I agree with the teachers at Parkland school having a gun would not help.

First you have to find the shooter and then don’t hesitate. But you have to hesitate, because other students would be in the area. So the shooter would kill you. It would be a no win.

I agree with the students, this school shooting must stop. More guns will not do it. Bullets do not have names on them.

When I went to high school there were all kinds of gun laws and no school shootings. Can’t we just bring back the old laws from the 1950's? Guns are not toys.

 

AMERICAN LEGION POST  VETERAN’S KITCHEN

MARCH  2018

 

     FISH  FRY  EVERY  FRIDAY       FISH – SHRIMP – CHICKEN WINGS  5: PM TO 7: PM   As low as $ 6.00                                                                                                               

                                9: am to 12:p.m.             Sunday   Breakfast                   $6.00

                                               Bacon, Sausage, or Ham; Eggs; Potatoes, Toast

                                                ***   Breakfast Every Sunday  9:am to 12: pm    *

 

SATURDAY MEAL EVERY WEEK

4: TO  6:PM

 

Saturday Breakfast

9: to 12

 

              All to go orders are additional $0.25 per container.

ADDITIONAL DATES AND MENU WILL BE POSTED ON POST BULLETIN BOARD

                 

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