American Legion Post #61
5125 N. Bellaire
Kansas City , MO 64119
Newsletter May 2017
From the Commander
Hello fellow Legionnaires
I hope this newsletter finds every Legion family member doing well. I know we have some Legion Members struggling with heath issues, our thoughts and prayers are with you
On another note, if you haven’t paid your legion dues yet, please try to get them paid as soon as possible, THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE. Your dues help our programs to help our veterans, they also help support the post to send boys to Boys State. This year Post 61 sent 3, the SAL sent 1 and the ALR sent 1 for a total of Five Boys to this year’s 78th Session of Missouri Boys State.
Just a reminder June is election of Post Officers, keep in mind who you would like to be your next year’s officers. If you would like to hold a position just let us know and we will get you on the ballot.
Forty-Fourth Annual Truman Pilgrimage. The annual Truman Pilgrimage of The American Legion and its Auxiliary Organization under the auspices of the Tirey J. Ford Post 21 will be held May 8th, in Independence, Missouri at the Harry S. Truman Library. This will be the forty-fourth year the Missourians and Legionnaires from surrounding states have gathered at the Truman Library to honor the memory of the first Legionnaire to become President of the United States. Memorial service to start around 10:00AM.
I Know it’s a little bit early but our 9th annual Car and Bike Show is set for September 23, 2017.If you could mark it on your calendar, let make it bigger and better than ever. The Car and Bike show committee meets on the second Wednesday of each month at 6:30. We need help with sponsors, door prizes, set up, tear down, vendors, and anything that can make our event a success, come join us we can use your help!!
The Consolidated Post Report was established in 1975 in order to assist departments in the
documentation of the various activities a specific post has done during the twelve-month reporting period, June 1 through May 31. The Consolidated Post Report (CPR) may be the most important document your post will complete this year. Your post’s information, combined with that of other posts, is used when the National Commander and others testify on Capitol Hill on behalf of all veterans. Each post has a story to tell and when we speak collectively our strength is magnified. If you have done anything to help a vet or veteran program, hours, money, mileage, anything please let us know so we can add it to our report.
Mike Scruby Commander email email@example.com
Third District meeting will be June 11th Post 236 in Excelsior Springs Mo. If you plan to attend Meeting begins at @ 2:00 PM Dinner to follow. A side dish would be appreciated.
American Legion Ladies Auxiliary news
The Ladies are getting ready for their annual Garage Sale. If you would like to donate items, we need to have them by June 1st. The sale will be Friday June 2nd 9:00 AM till 5:00 PM, Saturday June 3rd 9:00 AM till 2:30 PM. Baked goods will also be available for purchase.
Membership is very important in the Auxiliary in order for us to be successful in helping our veterans. If anyone is interested in becoming a member, please contact Joyce Cox (816)304-6598.
Please remember to save your Best Choice Labels.
E Board Meeting: Tuesday, May 2, 2017
Car & Bike Show Meeting: Wednesday, May 10, 2017
SAL Meeting: Monday, May 15, 2017
Legion and Ladies AUX Meeting: Thursday, May 18, 2017
ALR Meeting: Monday, May 22, 2017
Ladies AUX Garage Sale June 2nd 9:00 AM till 5:00 PM
Ladies AUX Garage Sale June 3rd 9:00 AM till 2:30 PM
E Board Meeting: Tuesday, June 6, 2017
Car & Bike Show Meeting: Wednesday, June 14, 2017
Legion and Ladies AUX Meeting: Thursday, June 15, 2017
SAL Meeting: Monday, June 19, 2017
ALR Meeting: Monday, June 26, 2017
E Board Meeting: Tuesday, July 4, 2017
Car & Bike Show Meeting: Wednesday, July 12, 2017
99th Annual American Legion Dept. of Mo. Convention July 13, 14, 15, and 16th Jefferson City Mo.
SAL Meeting: Monday, July 17, 2017
Legion and Ladies AUX Meeting: Thursday, July 20, 2017
ALR Meeting: Monday, July 24, 2017
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Come in and enjoy the American Legion Lounge, daily “Happy Hour” 4 to 6 pm and other Daily drink specials.
Come join the fun every Wednesday evening – food, drinks, friends, and good times!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Come and Join us for Karaoke every Saturday night 8:00 PM till 12: AM.
Invite your family, friends and neighbors for an enjoyable evening. The Lounge is a SMOKE FREE environment. Come and see our new Patio. Come out and have some Fun.
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The Post would welcome all articles and ideas that any one may have or would like to put in the newsletter. You can contact any of the Officers or may give your written information to the bartenders.
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9th Annual Car and Bike Show
Veterans Appreciation Event
Sep 23 2017
11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Great Food * Raffle * 50-50 * Vendors Registration: $15 Donation
hourly DOOR PRIZES!!
Trophies for, Cars, Bikes, and bicycles
Sponsor : Jarchow-Schroeder Post 61 5125 N Bellaire Kansas City, Missouri 64119
When: September 23, 2017: 11am – 3pm