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  

September 2017           "THE CAN DO POST"      

Vol. 17 No.9

Archived Newsletters/Print Friendly Version

Commander's Corner                                   Ladies Auxiliary News

 

Here we are flying into September.  Three quarters of the way through the 2017.  Where did the last 9 months go?  

I think we got the phone line problem fixed.  We’ve had 2 good rain storms and the phone lines have stayed up.  So there shouldn’t be any more problems with our credit card machine not working. 

I want to thank everyone that put up the Post 598 Family Emblem sign in front of our building.  Ruby did a great job and it looks wonderful. 

A lot is happening in early September at your Post.  We have our Post 598 camping trip this Friday the 1st through Monday the 4th.  We have reservations for 30 people.  If you can make it up any of the days over Labor Day please come and join us up in the cool pines of Cloudcroft at the Aspen Group Campgrounds literally 1 ½ mile from Cloudcroft on the SAC Peak, Sun Spot, Timberon road on the left.  

The 9th is the American Legion riders Chapter 598 annual USO Run.  Do make plans to join is to support a fantastic organization that has benefited every one of us through our lives at one time or another.  Registration starts at 10:00 am Saturday at Barnetts HD.  Things should get going around 3:00.

We’re going to change things up for 9/11 that falls on a Monday.  Instead of inviting First Responders to our Post for a dinner we are going to be taking dinner to them.  If you want to help cook or prepare those meals be at your Post at 3:00 pm for delivery at 6:00 pm.  After that things slow down a bit until the holidays. 

Because of the lack of troops we have been discussing instead of inviting troops for Thanksgiving dinner to cook dinner for the disadvantaged and veterans in hospice care and delivering them.  That is a worthwhile endeavor.  

We will be having Karaoke for the All Hallows Eve party so come in your best costume and sing your guts outs.  Yes we will be having prizes for best the best costumes. 

We are trying to plan for a bartenders’ appreciation day.  Date is TBD so if you want to show your appreciation, sign up and volunteer to bartend.  We’ve always had a good time.  Yes I’ll be breaking out the purple muumuu when it happens.

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

 The Auxiliary for post 598 had their new officer’s installed.

They have received an award for participating in/and completing the ALA Leadership Course 2016-2017

They along with post 598 have received an award by achieving 100% membership growth & hitting the goal set for 2017. 

Both awards are sitting on top of the desk in the office at post 598, I can email photos if needed.

I hope this is okay for the Auxiliary section,

For God and Country  

Heather Schoemann - President       Auxiliary Chapter 598 American Legion

 

September Fun Facts

1. Labor Day is the most well-known holiday in September. It is observed every year on the first Monday in September.

2. Grandparent's Day is observed in the United States on the first Sunday after Labor Day.

3. September 1st, 1830: The poem "Mary had a Little Lamb" was published.

4. September 5, 1774: The 1st Continental Congress was called to order.

5. September 8, 1974: Former President Richard M. Nixon was given an unconditional pardon, for his role in the infamous "Watergate" fiasco by President Gerald Ford.

6. September 9, 1776: The Continental Congress changed the name of the United Colonies to the United States.

7. September 11, 2001: The United States was attacked by terrorists. Almost 3,000 people in New York, Pennsylvania and Washington DC died because of the attacks that took place on that day.

8. September 14, 1901: President William McKinley was shot on September 6, 1901 while attending the Buffalo Pan-American Exposition in New York. He passed away eight days later.

9. September 24th, 1789: The US Supreme Court was established. 

10. The only film with ‘September’ in its title to win an Oscar was One Day In September about the murder of Israeli athletes at the 1972 Olympics.

“Though President Grover Cleveland declared Labor Day a national holiday in 1894, the occasion was first observed on Sept. 5, 1882, in New York City.” Brendan I. Koerner

 

“In 1887, Oregon became the first state to make Labor Day an official holiday, with Colorado, Massachusetts, New Jersey, and New York quickly following suit.” Brendan I. Koerner

 

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

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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

No Input Received Again

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

 

AMERICAN LEGION RIDERS CHAPTER 598 OFFICERS

For the year 2016-2017

 

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)

 

Celebrities Who Were in the Military

Drew Carey

George Carlin

Steve McQueen

Ice-T

Humphrey Bogart

Morgan Freeman

John Coltrane

MC Hammer

Ernest Hemingway

Richard Pryor

James Earl Jones

Mickey Rooney

Montel Williams

James Steward

Don Rickles

Charlton Heston

Kirk Douglas

Jamie Farr

News and Blurb from Bar Manager

Hello Everyone!

No Input Received

Always Live, Laugh and Love

Georgia Durbin

Post 598 Bar Manager

  Post Hours:

Monday–Thursday:

4:00 PM – 10:00 AM

Friday-Sunday:

3:00 PM – 12:00 AM

2 Butt Rule

(915) 852-482

 

 

Planning a Special Occasion?

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

 

Upcoming Events

Wednesday, Aug 30 All Day
Thursday, Aug 31 All Day
Thursday, Aug 31 at 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Thursday, Aug 31 at 7:00 PM - 11:00 PM

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