Horizon City American Legion, Post 598

141 Elsworth Drive, Horizon City, TX 79928 915-852-4823

Monthly Newsletter

THIS NEWSLETTER IS A MONTHLY PUBLICATION ISSUED BY AMERICAN LEGION POST #598

141 Elsworth., Horizon City, TX 79928 (915) 852-4823

              FOR GOD AND COUNTRY  

June 2018                 "THE CAN DO POST"      

Vol. 18 No.6

Archived Newsletters/Print Friendly Version

Commander's Corner                                   Ladies Auxiliary News

 

June 2018

Aloha Legion Family members. Here we are going into June.  I think Mother Nature has a hot spring and summer in store for us considering the mild winter we had.  Be glad we weren’t up in the North East.

 I’d like to thank everyone that braved the heat to join in on remembering our fallen brothers and sisters on Memorial Day.  We had a good turn out and LOTS of great food and company.

We have elections coming up for all entities. The Legion elections will be held at the General Membership Meeting June 19th at 7:00 pm.  We really need people who want to keep your Post going strong to sign up and become Officers within the Legion, Auxiliary, SAL and ALR.  There is a white board in the lounge area you can write your name to run for those positions.  If you want to see your Post remain strong and get even stronger please throw your hat in the ring.

June 16th at 6:00 pm we will have a flag retirement ceremony.  Your American Legion Post 598 is one of the organizations that flags in disrepair are dropped off to be retired properly.  We have a lot of flags to retire this year.  Following the flag retirement we will be having the drawing for the Anderson AR-15 5.56 mm.  There are plenty of tickets left.  They are $10.00 each.  The SAL will also be having a raffle.

July the 4th festivities are still in the works so come on in and look at the white board.  August 18th we will be having a Luau Party with a 300 pound pig.  The Post will provide a true Hawaiian menu with rice and potato salad.  So join in with Ohana (“family” for us Texans) and put on your brightest Hawaiian attire and join in.  Georgia says I can’t wear a grass skirt.

Please don’t forget elections coming up.  Get involved.   

Just in case I missed something this month stay up to date and see what is going on go to the Post 598 website at http://www.alhorizoncitytx598.org/   

Thank you one and all for making our Post a better place.

For God and Country

Clay Durbin wcdurbin@yahoo.com

Commander

American Legion Post 598

Hey Ya’ll,

We had a great turn out for Memorial Day services and there was lots of good catching up with fellow members at the Pot Luck after services.  It is nice to know our fallen are not forgotten on this holiday.

Auxiliary elections will be conducted on June 14.  We need a Secretary and Treasurer to fully support our new President.  If you feel you can take notes at the meetings we would be glad to have you serve.  Worst case the President can also serve as Treasurer but it is not an ideal situation so a Treasurer is also needed.  I can train on both Secretary and Treasurers job.  Please let me know by texting 915-252-7855 if you are interested.

Dues are going up for next year.  Membership will be $31.

This will be my last newsletter input.  I have enjoyed my many years serving the Auxiliary and the Legion and I want to thank each and every one of you for your support through the year.

Judy Burrows Interim President

 

June Fun Facts

1.  June is National Candy Month.

2.  June 6, 1944, D-Day landings by Allied forces in Normandy.

3.   June 17th is Father's Day.

4.  June of 1775, The American War of Independence started.

5.  June 19, 1845 the very first baseball game was played in Hoboken, New York.

6. June marks the start of Atlantic Hurricane Season.

7.  June 14th, is Flag day.

8. June is National Dairy month.

9. June 26, 1498 the toothbrush was invented.

10. June is the month with the longest daylight hours of the year in the Northern Hemisphere and the shortest daylight hours of the year in the Southern Hemisphere.

11.  June is known for the large number of marriages.

12. The JUNE BUG also known as June beetle, is the name for several large beetles seen in the United States during May and June. They are usually seen at night, when the light attracts them.

 

 

 

A Little Bit from SAL's…                     American Legion Riders Trail Dust

It is time again for the annual election of officers which will take place on June 19 2018 and anyone that  wishes to seek an office of the SAL then they should let me, Patrick O’Hara Commander know and I will put your name on the election board. The SAL can always use some good officers as right now the SAL are hard to beat.

The Sons of the Legion are planning on having a raffle to start in July and have the drawing September 3 (Labor Day) but this is not firm as of yet so more information later when firmed up.

There is supposed to be a pig roast in August some time but I do not have a firm date.

The SAL is still collecting cans so don’t forget and do not throw your cans away.

If you would like to contact me, please feel free to do so at any time.  My cell # 915-820-0244, e-mail pohara@elp.rr.com

FOR GOD AND COUNTRY                                       Patrick O’Hara                                                                       SAL Commander

 

MEETING DATES

 

 LEGION EXECUTIVE            

1ST TUESDAY OF THE MONTH    

7:00 P.M.

LEGION GENERAL MEMBERSHIP

3rd TUESDAY OF THE MONTH

7:00 P.M DUES $40.00.  

 

AUXILIARY

2nd  TUESDAY 7:00 P.M.          DUES $26.00

 

SON OF THE LEGION

3RD FRIDAY OF THE MONTH 7:00 P.M. DUES $20.00

 

AMERICAN LEGION RIDERS

4TH SATURDAY OF THE MONTH 10:00 A.M.   DUES $30.00 SINGLE/COUPLE $30.00

 

PLANNING COMMITTEE

4TH TUESDAY OF EACH MONTH

 

YOU HAVE THE DATES AND TIME OF MEETINGS SO NO EXCUSE NOT TO ATTEND

May was another outstanding month for Post 598, American   Legion Riders. We started it off by having a fund raiser. On 5 May, several riders and Auxiliary members were up early preparing for the Indoor Yard Sale held at the post. Not only did we have a yard sale but Germie cooked and sold delicious Gordita plates for $5.00 each. Every item sold was donated by members of the legion; from electronics, books, cooking utensils, to large assortments of clothes. I would personally like to thank everyone who attended, stayed and helped with the event. It was a lot of work and it could not have been done without the sacrifices of all the people who contributed.

After a full day of hard work, the ALR was able to raise a total (profit) of $735.00. Great job guys. Especially you Shorty who took the El Paso city online course to be able to work behind the bar and paid for the license out of his own pocket.  During the three hours he was behind the bar he made over $60.00 dollars that went to the Post. Pokie took over at noon, not sure how much was raised after that. But thank you Pokie for the use of the bar.

Germie worked for two days cooking and preparing the gordita plates, I must be honest they were the best gorditas that I have ever eaten. Thank you for your support Germie and big thanks goes to the ladies who helped her in the kitchen; Kikie and Dimples. Bling, wow what a worker! She was selling everything, cleaning up, straightening up, etc. We would not have done so well if it wasn’t for her, God Bless you girl. 

Lunes and Sky, thank you for your $100 donation and items you donated for sale. Link, same goes to you. Out of the proceeds the American Legion Riders are going to donate $125.00 to the post, the check will be prepared and given to Clay soon. Ditch thank you for your hard work as treasurer, you keep us all straight.  Thank You.

Look at our Facebook page @ https://www.facebook.com/alrchapter598horizon/ , we have hundreds of pictures that show we really enjoy riding and being with each other. 

For God and Country                                           Jesus “SHADOW” Velasco                DIRECTOR ALR 598   

 

AMERICAN LEGION RIDERS CHAPTER 598 OFFICERS

For the year 2017-2018

 

DIRECTOR:  Jerry Tillson (Frosty)

DEPUTY DIRECTOR:  Ruben Duran (Lawman)

SECRETARY: Jeremy Lehmen (Viking)

TREASURER: Dwight Borgman (Ditch)

Sergeant At Arms: Patrick O'Hara (Lunes)

ROAD CAPTAIN: Scott Hilgenburg (Shooter)

HISTORIAN: 

CHAPLAIN:  Lisa Tillison (Dimple)

MEMBERSHIP:  Daniel Saucedo (Sauce Man)

Meetings:

4th Saturday of the month 10:00 am

ALR 598 Fri-Fest: 4th Fri. of Month

News and Blurb from Bar Manager

Hello Everyone!

Hope this finds all well with everyone.

Well the price increase on beverages had very little negativity towards business. However there was some voiced concern. Please understand that if we are going to build the outdoor patio funds need to be raised towards that and other Post events and functions. Monetary donations are always welcomed.

ALR Chapter 598 had a very successful yard and gordita sale on May 5th. Shorty and Gumby tended bar from 9am to 12pm and served many of what has become a Legion favorite, Bloody Mary’s. I finished the day with the satisfaction of being part of a fun event.

On Friday May 11th the Post was host to a spaghetti dinner fund raiser for Legionnaire member’s Uncle Osvaldo Grijalva who unfortunately lost his battle with cancer a week later. Raul asked me to thank the Commander and all the wonderful Brothers and Sisters of Post 598 for help supporting his uncle.

Post 598 had their annual Memorial Day remembrance ceremony on Monday May 28th. It was as always a somber reminder of why we are members of American Legion Post 598 to honor, respect and remember all who sacrificed so much for us. The Commander gave a tearful speech that held everyone’s attention. After the ceremony we all enjoyed the delicious food that was provided members.

Another fund raiser for Our Post is a gun raffle.  Tickets are $10 each and can be purchased at the bar. Drawing will be June 16th at 7pm and after the flag retirement ceremony Hamburgers, Hot Dogs and all the fixings will be provided by the Legion. Side dishes and desserts are always welcomed.

Every Thursday and Friday in house pool and poker tourney’s at 7pm

Always Live, Laugh and Love

Georgia Durbin

Post 598 Bar Manager

 16 DISTRICT OFFICERS

 

ELECTED OFFICERS

COMMANDER:                    DAVID CROZIER

VICE COMMANDER:         DAVID CROWDER

SGT AT ARMS:                       RON HOLMS

 

APPOINTED OFFICERS

East Zone Commander:            John Rinal

South Zone Commander:         David Lambrix

West Zone Commander:          Clay Durbin

Adjutant:                                         Roger Fulmar

Finance Officer:                          Marcia Barazza

Judge Advocate:                           Robert Steele

Service Officer:                              Tony Morgan

Chaplain:                                Humberto Navarez

Hubmaster:                                  David Lambrix

 

 

  Post Hours:

Monday–Thursday:

5:00 PM – 12:00 AM

Friday-Sunday:

5:00 PM – 12:00 AM

2 Butt Rule

(915) 852-4823

 

 

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American Legion Hall, Post 598

Available for Weddings, Birthdays,

Quinceaneras, Meetings, etc.

Capacity 160 Persons

Kitchen Facilities Available

For Details, Prices & Available Dates

Call Lupe Morales 760-583-4108

We Offer Membership Discounts

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