Greetings from your Commander
My fellow Legionnaires:
The year is coming to a close, summer is knocking on our door once again. We are busy planning events, spending time with friends and family, and working together for our Vets. Regardless of the nice weather, the needs of our community remain the same. The goals and programs of The American Legion can only be achieved with the efforts of every member. The time is here to band together as a family, making a commitment to take care of our community, our state, and our country. Keep your eyes open come summer for exciting events from the Post, Unit, Squadron and the Riders: Independence Day, Post Picnic, and our 3nd Annual Corn Feed and Ride. This is just to name a few! Be sure to check our Calendar of Events and our website for the most current information at www.coonrapidslegion.org.
This Memorial Day, let us each pause to remember and honor those that have given the ultimate sacrifice, as well as those that came before us and are now part of the Post Everlasting. Without these men and women we would not be free and have the ability to carry on for God and Country. We must not ever forget but always remember!
I would like to congratulate all the newly elected officers of the Post, Unit, Squadron and Riders Chapter. I hope that you enjoy the same success that has been had in the past and that we can continue to build on the great traditions already established at our Coon Rapids Post #334.
I want to take this time to remind all of our members that we need to work together to succeed. There are projects that need to be done around the Post home, as well as committees and events to volunteer for. The American Legion Post 334 in Coon Rapids has over 700 members, yet we see so few attend meetings and volunteer their time. The members is what makes the American Legion, without you we have no programs, no Post home. The time has come when we are asking for your help. There are projects that need completed that funding is scarce, and we are trying to increase our revenue in the club room and hall. Any ideas that you have are welcome, we need the input of our members, Legion, Auxiliary, SAL, and Riders. If you have ideas that you believe can help us, please email them to me at firstname.lastname@example.org. We value the opinions of our members and our staff.
For God and Country,
Kalvin Thompson, Post #334 Commander
Greetings from the Unit President
WELCOME TO SPRING!!!!
The American Legion Auxiliary has been very busy!!! We had a very successful Spring Style Show. Thanks to all that worked so hard to make this another great Fund Raiser. All of our programs are how we can help our Club and our Veterans. We have been able to support our programs thru the help of all the many hours that THE WILLING Volunteers have taken there the time to support our Legion and auxiliary programs. The Club could use a lot more Veterans too take a more active role in our fight to keep our Legion afloat. Guys and Girls we need to care with what is going on at the Post level. We need more off the post members to step up and do those Chairmanships and be an Offices to fill all spots. The Auxiliary is stuck and can only do what the LEGION members tell us to do. WE are willing to do what we asked to do.
The annual reports are done for the year, thanks to all that returned their reports so that they could be filed in time. Without the reports and Jean Forbords HELP they would not have been completed. T he Auxiliary can toot are our own horn and can be proud of what we did this year! The last Fund raiser has some money to fix the problem in the kitchen walls, please get a price to fix and we will help.
The Club has chosen the new Officers for next year, please support and help the chosen Team. The Auxiliary will vote on for our Officers at the April meeting.
Many things will come up in the following months ahead please read the calendar and plan to support and attend the many things our post and Auxiliary have taken the time to promote the heath and well being of the future of our Club.
We can’t go on without everybody’s help.
For God and Country,
Joyce Semmel, President Unit #334