COTTREALL-WARNER, POST, UNIT and SQUADRON 942
AMERICAN LEGION FAMILY NEWSLETTER
Greetings American Legion Family members, this newsletter is a combined informational format. Remember, May is Poppy Month!
As of May 19th, the Post has been approved as a Mask Free environment for fully vaccinated members and their guest. If anyone feels uneasy about not wearing a mask, you are free to continue wearing one.
Legion Membership: If you haven’t paid your 2021 dues, you are delinquent please do so as soon as possible. As of now, we have approximately 474 members paid, that includes 10 new members. That’s 93.7%. of our goal of 505.
You can pay on-line now at: https://www.legion.org/renew; we already have 132 that paid on-line for 2021. 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 2021 dues and have your 2021 card, you are paid; disregard any renewal notices from National.
New Post 942 Officers: Monroe County Commander Don Sisson swore in our 2021/22 officers, they are: Cmdr. Dan MacDonald, 1st Vice, Kirk Marr, 2nd Vice CindyLou Lawson, 3rd Vice Jeff Jolly, Adj. Don Linborg, Treasurer Karl Unrath, Chaplain & Service Officer Gordon Clarke, Sgt of Arms Mark Northrup and Historian Steve Schultz.
Legion Riders: Our 2nd Annual Sportsmen Raffle held on May 15, 2021 (Armed Forces Day) was an enormous success. If you are interested in joining the Riders, contact Greg Cody at 585 750-1490.
Shooter Sport Club: The shooting team will resume in September. Please contact Tony Gross at 585 281-7815 if you have any candidates; it’s free to all children age 12 to 18 of Webster and surrounding communities.
Chaplain: Call Chaplain Clarke if you know of a Legionnaire that is currently sick or recently deceased at: 585 978-0429
Memorial Day: This year because of the Monroe County Health Departments criteria, it was decided not to have a parade, but still have the Memorial Day Remembrance Ceremony on May 31st; it will begin at 10:00 a.m. and be slightly different, with no crosses and placing of flags and flowers by the scouts and youth.
Instead of attendees congregating by the fence, our hope is to spread out on the grassy area where the crosses normally would have been.
Because the epidemic has not been totally eradicated, we urge all attendees to use prescribed precautions, like wearing masks and keeping a distance between you and other attendees.
After the service, there will not be refreshments at the Elks Club; instead, Legion Family and other military participants, are invited to our Post Home for hots and soft drinks.
Annual Picnic: We plan on having our Annual Picnic as in prior years (June 17th at 6:00 p.m.), meat will be provided by the Post; participants are encouraged to bring a dish-to-pass.
100th Anniversary: This year Cottreall-Warner Post 942 is 100 years old; we plan on having a celebration tentatively during the week of August 1st; a committee is being assembled to plan the event. Once we get closer, a more formal announcement will be shared with you and the community.
For God and Country
Dan MacDonald, Post Commander
Catie Brodie-Rookey, Unit President
Nate Burdick, Squadron Commander