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. The Annual Calendar of Events has not been completed, it should be on our website by the end of the month and will be sent with our next newsletter.
Membership: Some good news about eligibility dates; Congress has approved expanding the dates from December 7, 1941 to present; the bill was signed by President Trump last month. Note: Honorable discharge is still a requirement. We already have about 4 new members that their service dates fell between the previous war time dates. If you know of a veteran that was previously not eligible, let them know they can now join our ranks.
We fell short of our goal of 506 for 2019 by 15; next year’s goal is 490. We are losing some of our senior member at a fast rate; we do have 20 new members so far plus more that transferred in from other Posts.
If you haven’t paid your 2020 dues please do so as soon as possible. Our goal is to have everyone paid up for 2020 by Dec. 15, 2019.
You can pay on-line now at: https://www.legion.org/renew; we had 93 that paid on-line in 2019; we already have 28 that paid on-line for 2020. The portion of the dues that are due to the Post will be credited to our Post by the Dept. of NY.
Remember, if you paid your 2020 dues and have your 2020 card, you are paid; disregard any renewal notices from National.
Legion Riders: We will attend the Catskill Mountain Thunder motorcycle event this coming weekend. Our next fund raiser for 2020 will be an outdoors theme with many nice camping and outdoor items plus door prizes. Ticket are available at the bar or from Legion Rider members. Interested in joining contact Greg Cody at 585 750-1490.
Fish Fry: Our Fish Fry will resume on Friday October 25, 2019; there will not be a Fish Fry in September, November or December, they will continue on the last Friday of the month January through April 24, 2020, unless a conflict occurs, notice of any cancelation will be highlighted in a later version of this newsletter and posted at the Post. The Boy Scouts will be running the dinners in order to raise funds for their activities. There will be needing volunteers for setting up, kitchen and cleaning up.
Color Guard: We are looking additional members that can march and be available for special event that may occur throughout the year please contact Sergeant of the Color Guard, Mike Kulikowski: 585 737-6338 if you are interested.
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 585 281-7815 if you have any candidates; it is free to all children age 12 to 18 of Webster and surrounding communities.
Chaplain/Service Officer: Call Adjutant Don Linborg if you know of a Legionnaire that is currently sick or recently deceased at: 585-377-2086
For God and Country
Dan MacDonald, Post Commander
AUXILIARY UNIT 942
Welcome back Ladies!! I hope that everyone had a wonderful summer and is ready to go full force to help our Veterans.
Our meetings are on the third Thursday of the month starting at 7pm. We are going to strive on membership this year so please if you have friends or family members that are eligible to become an Auxiliary member, the more the merrier.
9/14 The Sons of the legion are having their annual gun raffle from 12:30-4:30. Please show your support by volunteering or coming to the event for prizes. Any questions contact Nate Burdick.
I look forward to this upcoming year as President and as always thank you for everything you all do for our Veterans.
For God and Country
Catie Brodie-Rookey Auxiliary President, 585-455-9917
SONS OF THE LEGION
2020 MEMBERSHIP cards are now available. Please submit your annual dues no later than Dec 15th, 2019 to ensure you stay current with the American Legion. 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!! Dues may be mailed or dropped off at the legion.
Our 10th Annual Gun Raffle will be held Sept 14th!! Don’t miss this event… It will be a special day for all of the legion family.
Last year our squadron placed 2nd in the detachment for Americanism and 3rd for children and youth. A wonderful achievement put up against all other squadrons in the state with more than 150 members. Amazing work from our squadron!!!
As always please join us for our monthly meeting on the 2nd Thursdays of the month at 7:00 PM in the post social club area.
As always, any questions or concerns: firstname.lastname@example.org – (585-402-1474)
Commander Sons of the American Legion
Squadron 942 Webster, N.Y.
AMERICAN LEGION FAMILY COMING EVENTS
Sept. 08 Legion Riders g – Cody’s house, 27 Martin St., 5:00 p.m
Sept. 12 Legion and SAL Meetings 7:00 p.m.
Sept. 14 10th Annual Gun Raffle at Post
Sept. 19 Auxiliary Meeting, Wednesday night at 7:00 p.m.
Oct. 06 Legion Riders – Cody’s house, 27 Martin St., 2:00 p.m.
Oct. 10 Legion and SAL Meet 7:00 p.m.
Oct. 17 Auxiliary Meeting, Wednesday night at 7:00 p.m.
Oct. 20 Annual Legion Family Picnic 6:00 p.m.
Oct. 25 Fish Fry 5:00 p.m.