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  

February 2018               "THE CAN DO POST"      

Vol. 18 No.2

Archived Newsletters/Print Friendly Version

Commander's Corner                                   Ladies Auxiliary News

 

Hello friends!  

Here we are sliding into February.   I hope everyone had a great New Year’s celebration.  We had a visit by the National Commander, Denise Rohan this last month.   She was impressed with your Post and with all that we do for the community by one of the smaller Posts in the El Paso area.   I want to thank everyone that helped out to make her visit a success.

We got our camera security system installed and operating the 20th of January.  The cameras, monitor and router for the system were donated by Jimmy Carrizal.  Thank you very much Jimmy.   I want to thank Shadow, Nick and Sauceman for their assistance getting 350 feet of cabling into the building and the cameras mounted.  Your officers allocated the money for the cabling for the safety of our members and bartenders.  So smile, you’re on candid camera.

We will be holding a Super Bowl party February 4th.  The Post will be opening early as kickoff is at 4:30pm.  Come on into your Post and root for your favorite team…or the team you want to win anyway. We will be serving hot dogs with all the fixings.  If you want to bring a side dish please do. 

The Auxiliary will be holding a Valentines Party Saturday February 10th.  Tickets are on sale now for $8.00.  The menu will be Chicken Parmesan, Herb Spaghetti, Caesar Salad and Garlic Bread being served at 7:00 pm.  There will be some special things going on there as well as we will have tattoo artists, palm readers and tarot card readers starting at 5:30 pm.  Come and celebrate and have a great time with delicious food.  This will be an open to the public event for a membership drive so bring your friends in as well.

The Legion will be hosting the St. Patrick’s Day Party with details to follow.  Plan on having a fun night where everyone is Irish for one day.

You should have your 2018 cards by now for all entities.  If you don’t you will be allowed service but will need to sign the guest book and will be allowed to sign in twice.  If you pay the bartender you will be given a receipt.  Please indicate if you want your card mailed to you or held behind the bar.  Thank you so much for your cooperation.

There is a push by American Legion National and Department of Texas for all Posts to become non-smoking to become family friendly and to bring in non-smokers who stay away from Posts that allow smoking.  We have begun discussions on how we want to approach this.  So please come to the next General Membership meeting February 20th at 7:00 pm to give your ideas or concerns about anything at your Post.

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

We are hosting a Valentine’s Fest on Saturday, February 10 with lots of interesting features.  There will be tattoo artists available starting at 5:30pm, tattoos provided by Horizon Blvd Tattoo, then at 7:30pm we will have available a Palm reader and a tarot card reader.  Dinner will be served at 7:00pm. Tickets for dinner are $8 pre-sale or $10 at the door.  We are hoping to have some live music and we are working on that.  Lots of interesting stuff and good food.  Come see us the Saturday before Valentines and join in the fun!  OPEN TO PUBLIC!!  Bring all your friends!

Fund raising is our goal for the next few months and we are intending to have a large Fundraiser either on Easter or on Mother’s Day.  Big prizes – more information to come.

Have a fun and safe month and don’t work too hard!

Judy Burrows Interim President


February Fun Facts

1. February is Black History Month in The United States and Canada.

2. February 14 is Valentine’s Day in the United States.

3. Abraham Lincoln’s birthday is February 12.

4. George Washington’s Birthday is February 22.

5. February 1865 is the only month in recorded history not to have a full moon.

6. Before 2002, Super Bowl Sunday was held the last Sunday in January, but since 2002 it is more commonly held the first Sunday of February.

7. This entire month has been dedicated to chocolate! The month is celebrated as the National Chocolate Lovers Month.

8. People born on a leap year technically celebrate their birthday only once every four years, but most observe it on the 28th.

 

 

“If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.”
 John Quincy Adams

 

“A true leader has the confidence to stand alone, the courage to make tough decisions, and the compassion to listen to the needs of others. He does not set out to be a leader, but becomes one by the quality of his actions and the integrity of his intent. In the end, leaders are much like eagles… they don’t flock, you find them one at a time.”
Unknown

 

“Who you are on a daily basis is who you are when you compete. If you want to be a champion, you have to have the mindset of a champion every day.”
Jerry Ignalls, Olympic Weight Lifter

 

“Always do everything you ask of those you command.”
– General George S. Patton

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

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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)

 

 


 

News and Blurb from Bar Manager

Hello Everyone!

 

It’s been a very busy year and it’s time to prepare for all the upcoming events our Post has planned.

Ending the year we had a small turn-out for the Christmas party but those that did come in had a lot of fun. Thank you to everyone who brought their favorite dishes to share with all.

The New Year came in with a good turn-out the brisket was delicious, thank you Beto!  All that brought in side dishes were a delightful addition and complimented the brisket, thank you.

If you haven’t been by the Post lately the cameras that were donated by Jimmy have been installed. The bartender’s and I want to thank the Commander, Daniel ‘Sauceman’, Jesse ‘Shadow’ and Nick for all the hard work and getting them installed. The cameras are in place for ‘Everyone’s’ safety and protection.

Speaking of the bartenders, I want to welcome aboard Sandy to our bartender family, come by and meet her if you haven’t already.

Our next event is the Super Bowl. The bar will be providing hot dogs with all the fixings, and as always any additional food is greatly appreciated. We will be opening at 4pm that day only with party favors and drink specials, even if your team didn’t make it come in and cheer on your divisional team.

Auxiliary Unit 598 will be hosting a Valentine Dinner on Saturday February 10th starting at 5:30pm this event will be open to the public and a membership drive. If you know someone who wants to join our Legion family this is a great event to bring them in for.

There has been a lot of discussion about turning our Post into a non-smoking building and if you want your voice or thoughts heard I strongly advise you start attending the Post’s monthly General Membership Meeting’s held the third Tuesday of the month.

It was decided and voted at January’s Executive meeting to start opening at 5pm every day. We will still be closing Sunday thru Friday at midnight and Saturday, and the (2) butt rule still applies at 10pm every night.

Remember our weekly Pool and Poker Tourneys every Thursday and Friday with monetary

Always Live, Laugh and Love

Georgia Durbin

Post 598 Bar Manager

 

 

 

 

  Post Hours:

Monday–Thursday:

5:00 PM – 12:00 AM

Friday-Sunday:

5:00 PM – 12:00 AM

2 Butt Rule

(915) 852-4823

 

 

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

Sunday, Feb 11 at 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Monday, Feb 12 All Day
Monday, Feb 12 at 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Tuesday, Feb 13 at 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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