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The American Legion Warrington Post 240 8666 Gulf Beach Highway Pensacola FL 32507-2639 ADDRESS SERVICE REQUESTED. Nonprofit org. U.S. Postage PAID Pensacola, FL Permit No. 385. The Victor’s Voice. FOR GOD AND COUNTRY DECEMBER 2011. Post 240 website: www.americanlegion240.org.
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The American Legion Warrington Post 240 8666 Gulf Beach Highway Pensacola FL 32507-2639 ADDRESS SERVICE REQUESTED Nonprofit org. U.S. Postage PAID Pensacola, FL Permit No. 385 TheVictor’s Voice FOR GOD AND COUNTRY DECEMBER 2011 Post 240 website: www.americanlegion240.org Commander’s Corner Thanks to Stu Baker for helping me with Veteran’s Day Ceremony at the Post. We had 61 people attend this ceremony. I would like to thank all of you who showed up and helped cook, clean and help with this Veteran’s Day remembrance. Thank you again. November 10th, Stu Baker and myself were invited and attended a very moving Escambia High School Memorial service for their fallen graduates. This month is another busy month for events at the Post; we will have the Fish Fry, Auxiliary Children’s Christmas party, Oratorical Contest, Employee Christmas party with Pot Luck, Christmas Day Singles Dinner (sign-up sheet on Hall door) We will also have our New Year’s Eve Party with “Choppy Waters”. Tickets are $15.00 each or $25.00 for a couple. Georgia will be open for dinner if anyone wants to eat before the band starts at 9:00PM. Breakfast at 12:30AM for ticket holders. Please try to attend these Post functions and volunteer to help. For God and Country Jimmy Lee Martin COMMANDER Jimmy Martin 982-1947 ADJUTANT Michael Munoz 292-1464 1ST VICE COMMANDER Michael Munoz 292-1464 2ND VICE COMMANDER Vacant 3RD VICE COMMANDER Bill Eastman 457-8419 FINANCE OFFICER Hal Eyerly 944-7741 HISTORIAN Chuck Krahn 458-0530 SERGEANT-AT-ARMS Jake Taffaro 251-987-5848 CHAPLAIN Stu Baker 341-2208SERVICE OFFICER Randy McGhee 698-4171 ALR DIRECTOR Richard Raborn 380-4814 SAL COMMANDER Jimmy Martin 982-1947 HOUSE COMMITTEE Phil Gist 456-2914 Al Rogers 455-2741 Ron Woolsey 453-6969 Michael Holdener 291-6922 John Wyers 453-6735 LOUNGE MANAGER John Mille 455-6111 1st Vice Commander – Membership is looking good for the most part. If Everyone understood the importance of the Post attaining its Membership percentage dates, maybe we could become the Best Post in Florida again. We are the largest Post in our District, yet we are a little behind the other Post’s. If you want to know numbers and how it works and how the Post benefits from meeting these memberships numbers, feel free to ask me or Cdr Jimmy Martin why this goal is so important. For everyone that participated in the Membership for a Service Member Day on Thanksgiving – I appreciate it, and I am sure they do too. This is important not only to let these new service members know that there is someone out there fighting for their rights and their benefits not only for our Post, but the American Legion as an organization. Please everyone be careful during these holidays that are coming up. For God and Country, Mike Auxiliary - A big THANK YOU to EVERYONE that helped out with the children’s Halloween party. We had a great turn out & the kids had a good time. The children’s Christmas party will be Dec. 10 @ 2 til 4. If you are participating please come by the Post to sign up. We need the names, ages & gender of the children for Santa to give out gifts. Also, the Angel Tree donation will start on Dec. 1. Hope everyone has a safe and Happy Holiday. Remember - a new year is a NEW YEAR so let’s start it out right. Caring about others is always a good way to start. Kim Edens President LADIES AUXILIARY PRESIDENT Kim Edens 229-444-0869 CHAPLAIN Linda Mackin 455-5392 POST 240 Lounge Manager -The Post is currently accepting applications for the position of LOUNGE MANAGER. Applicants must be a member of Post 240 to be considered. The position opening will begin approximately 1 Feb. 2012. Please submit applications to the lounge manager or a Post Officer. House Committee Chairman Al Rogers SAL: Membership is at 41.1%. Please check your SAL Membership card and if it has a 2011 on it, please come into the Post and drop your $24.00 into the SAL Box and I will send back your 2012 membership card. Jimmy Lee Martin Acting SAL Cdr Greetings Riders - I would like to thank everyone who participated in the Veterans Day Parade downtown on Nov 11th. Please plan ahead for the WREATHS ACROSS AMERICA escort service on the 10th of December. We have been asked to escort the wreaths out to Barrancas again this year and I would like as many of the riders as possible to join us. The times will be posted at a later date. Our next Bike Night on December 15th was canceled due to the Pool League Awards banquet that night. We will begin again in January 2012. Hope to see you all there. Remember if you do not have a 2012 Riders card your membership will expire on December 31, 2011. Please renew now. Our next Rider meeting will be on December 11th at 10:00 am, please try to attend. For God and Country Richard Raborn Director Bingo: Our attendance has continued to fall off. We have lost money for two straight weeks. The Post cannot continue to lose money on Bingo. We have not made any money on Bonanza Cards since August, so we have changed the prices of Bonanza cards. They are now 1 card for $1.00 or 6 cards for $5.00. We have also discontinued the free Bonanza card with the Warm ups. Please come out and support the Wednesday night Bingo. Jimmy Lee Martin Bingo Chairman