POST 832 NEWSLETTER

 

Winter 2012

  

Joint News:

Major upcoming events:  See calendar (Attachment 1).

Hall News:

Building Projects:  Work has begun to repaint the social area of the post.  Commander Dragoo is hoping to complete this project soon so if anyone can help, leave a note with our bartenders (927-7628).

Hall Association Staff Heads:  Hall Manager (James Dragoo), Bar Manager (David Hubbard) and Kitchen Manager (Leigh Pettigrew).

Meetings:  The Executive Committee will meet at 6 PM on 6 Feb 2012.  This meeting will include the Hall Association CY 2011 Financial Report and CY 2012 Budget, and discussion of the Hall Association By-Laws being revised. 

Post News:

Commander's Comments:  Comrades, let's start this year with a resolution to attend some of our meetings, especially now that there is only one a month, and to come and enjoy other post functions.

We have three new gaming or computer machines now installed, and we have live music jam sessions once or twice a week with Karaoke on Wednesday, Friday and Sunday nights usually starting at 6:30.

Our Ladies Auxiliary serves meals several evenings week.

Door prizes are given on Wednesday to the ladies, a $15.00 Wal-Mart gift card is 1st prize and a free well drink is 2nd prize. Not to let the men feel slighted, there is the same drawing for them on Sunday nights. The drawings are usually at about 8:00 pm and you must be there to win.

We are looking forward to seeing you this year. 

Post Commander: Jim Dragoo

Meetings:  Post meetings are the 1st Monday of every month beginning at 7 PM (1900 hours).  The 6 Feb meeting will include CY 2011 Financial Report and CY 2012 Budget.

Meetings Attendance:  Nov 7 - 4 officers & 1 member; Nov 21 - 7 officers & 2 members; and Dec 5 - 6 officers & 3 members and Dec 19 - 4 officers & 1 member, and Jan 2 - 6 officers.  We would like to see more members attending our post meetings which are the 1st Monday of every month beginning at 7 PM (1900 hours).  There is no meeting if the day is a holiday.

Membership:  As of  1 Jan 2012, we had 139 active members (dues are paid for 2012).  The 59 members who had not paid their 2012 dues became delinquent on 1 Jan 2012.  The 22 of these 59 inactive members who have not paid their 2011 or 2012 dues will soon be dropped from our rolls by the National Headquarters.  To pay, leave your money with the bartenders or mail to our post address.  Our assigned goal for 2012 is 157 members, and we have only 139 (89%) who have paid.  Dues are still $30 per year.

Proof of Eligibility:  We need a copy of your DD Form 214 or equivalent for our personnel file.  Apparently, we have people who gain membership via the National Headquarters without supporting documents, then transfer to local posts and later turns out to be non-veterans (frauds).  The responsibility for verification has been placed on posts to ensure eligibility, so we are making a personnel file containing these documents and will abide by "Privacy Act" rules.  Please mail/leave a copy at the post for the Adjutant's personnel file.  See Attachment 2 for the form needed to obtain a copy at no cost to the member. 

Programs: Kudos to Edie Bejar, Cookie Byrnes, Leigh Pettigrew and Junior Bunfill for hosting our Veteran's, Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's Eve dinners and parties.  Also kudos to Jim Dragoo, Butch Hulgan and Vicki Giles in putting together Christmas Food Baskets with toys for 23 needy families in our local community.  But not to be overlooked, a big THANK YOU goes to all of the members who donated $720 to help fund these holiday events.

Auxiliary News:

Meetings:  Auxiliary meetings are the 2nd Tuesday of every month beginning at 6 PM (1800 hours).

Recurring Events:  At present, the Auxiliary hosts all of the Sunday breakfasts and Wednesday dinners.  Contact one of the officers if you can help cook, serve or clean.

SAL News

Membership:  As of  1 Jan 2012, we have 15 active members (dues are paid for 2012).  The 21 members who had not paid their 2012 dues became delinquent on 1 Jan 2012.  The 11 of these 21 inactive members who have not paid their 2011or 2012 dues will soon be dropped from our rolls by the National Headquarters.  To pay, leave your money with the bartenders or mail to our post address. Our assigned goal for 2012 is 26 members, and we have only 15 (50%) who have paid.  Dues are still $15 per year.

Comment:  The SAL has not been active this year.  Any SAL members who would like to help it become active or be an officer of the SAL SQ 832 should contact Commander Dragoo.

      

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