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LEGIONNAIRE

March 2020

Official Publication of Council Bluffs Post #2

 

LETTER FROM THE COMMANDER

Be sure to come to this months meeting (All Post 2 members) and see/hear the information we received at this years Mid Winter conference. As promised, I am updating you all on the latest information I have on the sale of our property. The developer has backed out of the entire block project. The members of your executive boards and myself, will be looking at other options to include renovating our current building. Hopefully we can give you better idea on our options by this coming meeting. Don’t forge to put your name in the hat if you are willing to run for any of the officer positions. See Brad Powel or Scott Kvammen so they put your name on the ballot. Make sure to support our Post by coming to the Fish Fry’s Feb 28th thru April 3rd. We can’t make it without all our members support.


Only Together We Will Succeed,

Commander SFC Sharlene D Anderson (Ret)

ADJUTANT NOTES

On behalf of Rainbow post 2 executive board, we invite all legionnaires to attend the general meetings 7:30 PM the 2nd Mon of each month located at 716 S 4th St Council Bluffs. As of mid February, we have 430 members. Thank you so much for investing in the American Legion and veterans, their families, youth and community programs! There are still 57 members that have not renewed their American Legion membership to date. Please remind your fellow veterans to renew their membership so they avoid losing continuous year status.


Full Speed Ahead,

Clarissa Conolley, Adjutant

2020 ELECTIONS

2020 American Legion Elections are coming soon. Any member who is current in their dues is eligible to run for an office of the post.


Would you like to be part of the American Legion management team and help start off the second 100 years on the right foot? Contact a member of the Nominating Committee and let them know what office you are interested in.


Positions are:

Commander

1st Vice Commander

2nd Vice Commander

Adjutant

Finance Officer


E-Board Nominating Committee

Brad Powell – Chairman

402-319-3999, bradhawk@gmail.com 


Scott Kvammen

402-960-5972 kvammen@aol.com

HONOR GUARD CORNER

The Honor Guard honors the service provided by our Veterans in the Community.

The Honor Guard served 5 funerals in FEB.

Dale Jessup Gulf War Marines

Dale Wichman Korea Army

Emmett Cunningham Vietnam Navy

Paul Shomshor Vietnam

Lee Barton WWII Army


Unfortunately we loose members due to illness or age related causes. We want to honor those by making sure we are aware of their death and want to show respect and love, and attend services. If you have confirmed information and permission of the family, call our Chaplain Dave Clayton 402-250-8585 to inform him.  If you are unable to reach him, call our Commander, Sharlene.

To join the Honor Guard, contact Brad Powell 402 319 3999.

AUXILIARY

Come on spring!!  Spring officially begins March 19th! 


First note of business is to let everyone know we have changed the start time of the Aux meetings to 6:00 PM.  Please note the time change and come support our group at our next meeting March 11th.


I hope you all join us for Fish Fry’s this Lenten Season.  We have added Chicken strips to our Friday menu, so if you are not a fish fan come on down and enjoy our delicious chicken strips. As a reminder the profits are used to support and maintain the club. 


The Scholarship apps are now available.  If you know a qualifying senior stop by the Post and pick up an application. 


Don’t forget St. Patty’s day Corned Beef and Cabbage. Hope to see you all at the club this month.


Thank you,

Maren Palmer, President

SAL

With Spring being right around the corner it’s time to get out and join us at our SAL meeting.   Meetings are always conducted on the 3rd Wednesday of every month at 6:00 PM right before the Riders meeting.  Come in and get involved, all are welcome.


Fish fry’s are starting soon and will be in full swing until April.  Stop in, bring your family and enjoy fish and fries or a chicken and fries dinner – dessert is included!


SAL dues are $25 and Jr SAL are $10.


Tim (Spike) Spiker President

LEGION RIDERS

We have three new members joining our group!  Shelly, Georgia and Darry welcome to the Riders!


Riders are assisting with the Post Fish Fry's. Come in for a great meal and support the Post!


Jeff “Cat” Catron President

NOTES FROM THE BAR MANAGER

Hope everyone is ready.  Spring is coming!


It’s fish fry time again and we would love to have you and your families come on in and enjoy a fish or chicken with fry’s dinner with dessert included all for $9. All profits will be going toward repairs at our Legion Post. During our Fish Fry Friday’s, we will be selling tickets for a progressive 50/50 drawing with winning numbers being drawn every three weeks, our first drawing will be conducted on March 13th.  Also, on March 13th you can enjoy the music of Sound Waves – DJ/Karaoke entertainment.


I would like to thank Fred, Jolene, and team for the time they provided to carry on with our monthly Burger and fry meals.  Watch your calendars our Burger nights will continue but we’re going to move to Wednesday night to coincide with $11 domestic beer buckets and $12 import beer buckets.


We’d like to see you here. Again, Spring is in the air – come in and enjoy the comradery of our Legion family.


Tim "Spike" Spiker