September / October 2017
COTTREALL-WARNER, POST 942
AMERICAN LEGION FAMILY NEWSLETTER
Greetings fellow Legionnaires,
The new Legion year is upon us; I hope your summer was great! As we start a new year of Legion business. Take a look at our calendar of events, newsletters and website for upcoming events.
Membership: We fell short of our goal of 535 for 2017 by 16; we don’t know next year’s goal yet. We are losing some of our senior member at a fast rate; we did have 21 new members plus more that transferred in from other Posts. If you haven’t paid your 2018 dues please do so as soon as possible. Our goal is to have everyone paid up for 2018 by Dec. 15, 2017. You can pay on-line now at: https://www.legion.org/renew; we had 75 that paid on-line for 2017; we already have 45 that paid on-line for 2018. The portion of the dues that are do to the Post will be credited to our Post by the Dept. of NY.
Remember, if you paid your 2018 dues and have your 2018 card, you are paid; disregard any renewal notices from National.
Legion Riders: We will attend the Catskill Mountain Thunder motorcycle event; we plan on leaving on, September 15th & returning on the 17th. Anyone interested contact Greg Cody at 585 750-1490.
Fish Fry: Fish Fry: The Oct. 28th Fish Fry has been CANCELLED! The next one will be in January and run until April on the last Friday of the month. The next one will be in January and run until April on the last Friday of the month. (check January 2018 newsletter for details)
Color Guard: We are looking for someone to take over the Color Guard; anyone that thinks they are qualified please contact Commander Cody (585 750-1490) or Adjutant Linborg (585 377-2086).
Shooter Sport Club: The shooting team is forming now for the new Legion year. Our team did well last year! Please contact Tony Gross at 281-7815 if you have any candidates; it is free to all children of Webster and surrounding communities.
Service Officer: Call Chaplain Glenn Reed if you know of a Legionnaire that is currently sick or recently deceased at: 585-698-3408
For God and Country, Greg Cody, Post Commander
AUXILIARY UNIT 942
Hi ladies and welcome to a new year (2017-2018) of service to our country and community!
Mark your calendar: Our first meeting will be Thursday, Sept. 21st at 7:00 p.m.
Save the Date: Our Annual Pork/Harvest Dinner will be Saturday, October 28th. Help will be needed to peel apples & squash. All members are asked to donate a dessert.
Membership: Dues in the amount of $22.00 should be paid by the end of 2017. As in the past, all dues for Junior members (ages 0-17) will be paid by the Auxiliary. Sign up your granddaughters and have them help in small ways. They can make cards and pictures for service packages mailed overseas or they can collect pop tops for Ronald McDonald House. By the way, a total of 48 lbs. of pop can tops were collected last year. Just think, 1,100 tops equal one pound. Bring all tops to the Post as they need to be weighed beforehand. Thank you!
National Security: Five postal boxes of snacks and personal care products were mailed to military personnel overseas and hospitals in Germany and Africa in July. We will send a package to any service member overseas, we just need their name, address & favorite snacks.
VA&R: County Units held a picnic lunch at the Vets Center in August, serving 30 Vets. Next year a dinner will replace the lunch to allow more military families a chance to attend.
Past Presidents Dinner: will be held in Spencerport at the First Congregational Church on Wednesday, October 4th at 6:30 p.m. Contact Mickey Darrohn if you plan to attend (225-4782).
Congratulations to Jackie Bates as she was installed as County Secretary in June.
Let us turn our thoughts and prayers to those in need because of the devastation from the recent hurricanes and offer monetary help if able to do so.
For God and Country,
Marilyn Carpenter for Catie Brodie-Rookey, Unit President
SONS OF THE LEGION
I am writing to begin another year as your Sons of the American Legion Commander. I hope all of you and your families enjoyed our brief summer season. I am also proud to announce we were awarded 1st place for Americanism and 3rd place for new membership last year!!!!!
2018 MEMBERSHIP cards are now available. Please submit your annual dues no later than Dec 15th, 2017 to ensure you stay current with the American Legion. I am very encouraged to report we had 32 new members sign up in 2016/2017. We already have 24 new members signed up for the 2017/2018 calendar year. We are well on our way to another year of 100% goal of membership. Please encourage anyone you know who may be eligible to join the S.A.L. to come in and see just what a great Legion family we have at the Webster Post!!
Our 8th Annual Gun Raffle is scheduled for Sept. 16th… Tickets are available at the post bar. If you can assist in ticket sales or would like to purchase yours for this year, stop in and see the bartender.
As always, any questions or concerns:
email@example.com – (585-402-1474)
Thank you for your time,
Commander S.A.L. Post 942
AMERICAN LEGION FAMILY COMING EVENTS
Sept. 14 Legion ad SAL Meetings 7:00 p.m.
Sept. 16 Gun Raffle 12:30 p.m.
Sept. 18 Legion Riders at Brimont Bistro 8:45 p.m. Pending
Sept. 21 Auxiliary Meeting 6:30 p.m.
Oct. 12 Legion ad SAL Meetings 7:00 p.m.
Oct. 14 National Commander’s Dinner, Geneva, NY. 6:00 p.m.
Oct. 16 Legion Riders at Brimont Bistro 8:45 p.m. Pending
Oct. 19 Auxiliary Meeting, 7:00 p.m.
Oct. 22 Early Bird Dinner (2018 Paid up members ONLY) 5:00 p.m.
Oct. 27 Fish Fry CANCELLED (next one will be January 27)
Oct. 28 Harvest Dinner 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Nov. 04 Casino Trip 8:30 a.m.
Nov. 05 Veterans Day church service will be at The Episcopal Church of
the Good Shepherd; 1130 Webster Road (Cor. State & Rt 250).