THIS NEWSLETTER IS A MONTHLY PUBLICATION ISSUED BY AMERICAN LEGION POST #598
141 Elsworth., Horizon City, TX 79928 (915) 852-4823
Hello fellow Post 598 friends and family,
As of March 26th Post 598 is non-smoking. By a vote of 15 – 2 the Legion General Membership voted on March 19th to go non- smoking. They approved by unanimous vote to purchase and build a pergola as a smoking section. I know quite a few of you Auxiliary and Sons were upset that you did not get to vote on the motion. I’ll hack some of you off by saying the Auxiliary and Sons are support entities of the American Legion with Legionaries in charge. It has been that way since 1919. The American Legion is a pure democracy where majority rules. I have always invited the Auxiliary and Sons into the General Membership meeting for your ideas and input. For that I have caught grief from District and Department but that is the way it is at our Post. Whether future Commanders follow that tradition, it’s up to them, but I would hope so.
Now to the nuts and bolts. I want to thank all that came out Saturday March 23rd to build that really nice pergola. The plan is to put a roof on it, chain off a section and put up signage to suffice TABC so drinks can be taken outside and in the future build another pergola next to the existing one. Wednesday the roofing was delivered by Richard Walker (Walkman) and will be installed as soon as possible. Thank you Richard! Patrick and Ruben came up Tuesday and anchored down the pergola so the wind won’t turn it into a parachute. Thank you Patrick and Ruben.
I know going non-smoking will be an adjustment. I hope that smokers won’t take offense to how it went down and won’t boycott your Post. Truth of the matter is where are smokers going to go and still be able to smoke indoors and not spend more for drinks? Nowhere. For good or bad the lounge is what keeps the lights on and water running. We cannot stay afloat with memberships alone. I hope if smokers boycott it won’t last long enough for funds to drop to a point for a few officers to kneejerk decision to start closing for even a single day. Business Management 101 teaches that a business in trouble will cut hours, a business that will fail will start closing days. Keep in mind to close days will have to be brought before the General Membership. For the love of Pete don’t let that happen. You may as well start thinking of where to transfer your membership because the lounge will fail and sadly your Post will follow suit.Now for some good news. Victoria is back as a bartender come say howdy to her! April 12th is the start of the District 16 Spring Convention. We have been working hard to put on a good convention so please attend and have a good participation by our members. We are after all “the Can Do Post”. There will be 2 runs in April having their last stop at our Post. The first Saturday in April will be the Thin Blue Line. The third Saturday will be the Socorro Independent Riders. Come show your support and have lots of fun.
For God and Country
Clay Durbin firstname.lastname@example.org
American Legion Post 598
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Amy Mitchell, ALA President
A SPECIAL THANKS TO DANIEL SALCIDO FOR MAKING THE BEAUTIFUL TABLES FOR POKER NIGHT AND ALL OTHER FUNCTIONS. TAKE THE TIME TO LOOK AT THEM AND THANK HIM. HE PUT THE DIFFERENCT MILITARY ENTITIES ON THE SURFACES. THANKS DANNY FOR YOUR CONTRIBUTION AND SUPPORT.
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I’ll start by saying—don’t be so hard on the old timers. We were here serving breakfast, hosting troops, making Christmas baskets, doing Halloween parties, wrestling matches (yes!), and generally giving our life blood to this Post when you weren’t even members. We don’t comment on your participation and support. We are happy that you are giving us a long deserved rest. Please don’t criticize our chance to take a rest and allow you good people to take over.
April Fun Facts
1. April 1, 1970, President Richard Nixon signed legislation officially banning cigarette ads on television and radio.
2. April 1, 1976, Apple Computer Company was formed by Steve Jobs Steve Wozniak, and Ronald Wayne.
3. April 10, 1790, The US Patent office was approved by George Washington.
4. April 16, 1908, Natural Bridges National Monument was established in Utah.
5. April 20, 1871, The Third Force Act, also known as the Ku Klux Act, Congress authorized President Ulysses S. Grant to declare martial law in stopping the Ku Klux Klan.
6. April 25, 1990, The Hubble Space Telescope was deployed in space from the Space Shuttle Discovery to an orbit 381 miles above Earth.
7. April 30, 1789, In New York City, George Washington was inaugurated as the first president of the United States.
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FOR GOD AND COUNTRY Patrick O’Hara SAL Commander
1ST TUESDAY OF THE MONTH
LEGION GENERAL MEMBERSHIP
3rd TUESDAY OF THE MONTH
7:00 pm DUES $40.00.
3rd THURSDAY 7:00 pm DUES $26.00
SON OF THE LEGION
3RD FRIDAY OF THE MONTH 7:00 pm DUES $20.00
AMERICAN LEGION RIDERS
1st SATURDAY OF THE MONTH 6:00 pm DUES $30.00 SINGLE/COUPLE $30.00
4TH TUESDAY OF EACH MONTH
March has been a windy month and not the best for riding, but some have dared to brave the weather! On March 10th a large group of riders attended the Rough Riders Veterans Benefit run. Everyone had a great time. Another group braved the wind and cold to travel to Tombstone, AZ to support the Combat Veterans Benefit run. It was a rough ride but everyone made it safe. In support of our Legion, the riders hosted their monthly Friday Feast— thank you Mijo and Jersey and those who and helped construct the new “smokers” area.
In April the riders look forward to supporting the Legion Convention and participating in multiple benefit runs.
Last but not least, we welcome Melissa Kelly to the Legion and the Riders group.
Thank you for all your support.
Tracie Purinton, Secretary (T&T)
Horizon City Post 598
American Legion Riders
AMERICAN LEGION RIDERS CHAPTER 598 OFFICERS
For the year 2018-2019
DIRECTOR: Greg Woolfold "Wolfman"
DEPUTY DIRECTOR: Mike Richmond "Shorty"
SECRETARY: Tracie Purinton "T&T"
TREASURER: Dwight Borgman "Ditch"
Sergeant At Arms: Thomas Purinton "Chu Chu"
ROAD CAPTAIN: Rick Walker "Walkman"
HISTORIAN: Cindy Woolfold "Germie"
CHAPLAIN: Virginia Borgman "Bling"
MEMBERSHIP: Mike Fezter "Bugs"
1st Friday of the month6:00 pm
ALR 598 Fri-Fest: 4th Fri. of Month
Hope this finds all well with everyone.
As most of you already know the smoking ban inside the Legion went up for a vote during the March General Membership meeting and it was 15-2 to go non-smoking effective Tuesday March 26th. The members at the meeting agreed to have a gazebo up prior to the deadline so smokers could have somewhere to be comfortable.
I want to personally thank everyone who showed up Saturday and spent the long hours assembling the gazebo, it looks awesome! I really hope the smokers appreciate all the hard work of their fellow Legion family and respect the area and take care of it.
I also want to personally thank Julio, Rudy and all the Independent Riders that spent countless hours grading the back lot and doing some much needed landscape clean up in the Memorial Circle and around the property. Words can’t describe the feeling of knowing the selfless act that it took to do it all.
In the month of April we have a lot going on at the Post.
The 6th of April we are the last stop for the Thin Blue Line Benefit Run.
The 12th thru 14th of April is the 16th District Spring Convention that Post 598 is the host.
April 20th Post 598 is the last stop for Socorro Independent Riders Benefit Run.
I wish everyone great success and that our Post shines bright with participation and we welcome all to ‘Our Post’.
Every Thursday we have our in-house pool tournament starting at 7p and every Friday Texas Hold ‘Em starting at 7p we always have great turn-outs and hope it continues. Also each entity hosts Friday Fest and the food prepared is always delicious.
As Always, Live, Laugh and Love
Post 598 Bar Manager
16 DISTRICT OFFICERS
COMMANDER: David Crozier
VICE COMMANDER: David Crowder
SGT AT ARMS: Ron Holm
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
Sunday - Wednesday:
6:00 PM – 12:00 AM
Thursday - Friday:
5:00 PM – 12:00 AM
7:00 PM - 1:00 AM
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