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  

November 2017            "THE CAN DO POST"      

Vol. 17 No.11

Archived Newsletters/Print Friendly Version

Commander's Corner                                   Ladies Auxiliary News

 

Hello all of my friends at Horizon City Post 598. 

We had a blast at the Halloween Party and Bartender’s Appreciation Day.  I want to thank everyone that volunteered to bartend that night.  We had at least 20 people who dressed up in costume and joined in the contest.  It was the largest participation I can remember.  Lots of karaoke singers to boot.  We’ll have to do karaoke at least once a quarter so we’ll get the dates out so you have time to loosen up your vocal cords.

Saturday November 11th will be Veterans Day.  Your Auxiliary will be putting on a dinner.  Mark that date on your calendar.   

For Thanksgiving we ran into a problem getting troops again to break bread with us.  We are going to go about this differently this year.  We are going to donate food for meals to worthy veteran and community organizations to help those people. If you have an idea of who to donate goods contact me at (915) 731-3313 both texts and phone calls.  If I don’t answer please leave a message.

We have our annual Christmas party coming up as well. We will do our Secret Santa.  There will be a sign-up sheet soon if you want to participate. 

New Year’s will fall on a Sunday – Monday and we will be solidifying a ho-down. 

We will be installing security cameras on the outside and one on the inside for the protection of our property, members and bartenders.  Those infrared capable cameras were donated by Jimmy.  Again Thanks to him for everything he has done for our Post.

Remember December 31st is coming upon us very quickly.  If you have not gotten you 2018 membership cards yet time is running out.

Department is pushing hard for all Posts to be more family friendly and become non-smoking.  Of course that is up to the members of the individual Posts and jurisdictional law makers.

Your Post is doing great.  All kind of new members.  Your officers are working hard to make the Post the best it can be.  Thank you to everyone for making the Can Do Post what it is.            

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

No Input Received

For God and Country  

Heather Schoemann - President       Auxiliary Chapter 598 American Legion

 

November Fun Facts

1.  November 1st is All Saints Day.

2.  November 1, 1952 First Hydrogen Bomb explosion.

3.  November 4, 1825, The Erie Canal was formally opened in New York.

4.  November 4 is Sadie Hawkins Day.

5.  November 5, 1935, Parker Brothers introduced the world to the Monopoly game.

6.  November 10th is the Marine Corps Birthday.

7.  November 11th is Veterans Day.

8.  November 18, 1978 Jamestown Massacre.

9.  November 18, 1963, Bell Telephone Company introduced to the public the push button phone.

10. November 22, 1963, John F. Kennedy was assassinated.

11. November 29, 1929, Commander Richard E. Byrd and crew of three became first to fly over the South Pole.

12. In 1953, Swanson overestimated the number frozen turkeys that it would sell on Thanksgiving by 26 tons. The company decided to slice up the extra meat and repackage it--creating the first ever TV dinner.

13. According to research published in 2008, serial killers are more likely to be born in November than any other month. 

14. Elections are held on the first Tuesday after the first Monday in November.

15. In the US state of Indiana, November is the most likely month for a car to collide with a deer.

 

It takes courage for a soldier to risk life and limb for his country. The least we civilians can do is to honor these heroes. That is the basis of the Veterans Day celebration—to venerate these great men and women with words of appreciation. The edifice of our society stands on the martyrdom of these selfless souls. Veterans Day is to remind the younger generation of their duty towards their country, and inspire them to uphold the tradition of liberty, fraternity, and equality.

 

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

Good day SAL members.

Scott Hilgenburg attended the 16th District Convention this past weekend (Oct 21,22) and brought back an appreciation plaque and ribbon for 100% membership for 2017.  Thank you all for a good job.

I have the dues cards for 2018.  You can call me at 915-820-0244 or leave your $20 with the bartender and I will take care of it.  If you know someone that would to join, please just send them my way.

I’m still collecting aluminum cans for the Legion. The Legion is in need of volunteers for community service.

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

Don Adams

F. Lee Bailey

Enrique Camarena

James Carville

Roberto Clemente

Vince Dooley

Phil Everly

Mike Farrell

Glen Ford

John Glenn

Don Imus

James Mattis

Oliver North

Sam Peckinpah

Pat Robertson

George C. Scott

John Philip Sousa

Lee Trevino

Gene Tunney

Ralph Waite

James Whitmore

News and Blurb from Bar Manager

Hello Everyone!

 

No Input Received
 

Always Live, Laugh and Love

Georgia Durbin

Post 598 Bar Manager

 

 

"Don't interfere with anything in the Constitution. That must be maintained, for it is the only safeguard of our liberties."

Abraham Lincoln

 

“Soldiers, when committed to a task, can’t compromise. Its unrelenting devotion to the standards of duty and courage, absolute loyalty to others, not letting the task go until it’s been done.” -John Keegan

 

“The willingness of America’s veterans to sacrifice for our country has earned them our lasting gratitude.” Jeff Miller

 

“Regard your soldiers as your children, and they will follow you into the deepest valleys. Look on them as your own beloved sons, and they will stand by you even unto death!” 

Sun Tzu

  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

 

“Honoring the sacrifices many have made for our country in the name of freedom and democracy is the very foundation of Veterans Day.”

Charles B. Rangel

 

 

 



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