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American Legion Commander Post 10
As we start 2020, I’d first like to wish the American Legion Post 10’s family and affiliates a happy new year. I hope the year-end holidays were peaceful and enjoyable for you all. As we enjoy these short, cold days and even longer, colder nights, take the opportunity to consider how America became what it is today. Americanism is one of the American Legion’s goals.
This year, exactly 400 years ago, it was even colder for the 102 passengers on the Mayflower. In September 1620, these passengers seeking opportunities and religious freedom in North America set out on the Mayflower. They endured North Atlantic storms for most of their trip. Many were sick for the entire 66-day voyage. They faced starvation aboard the ship, having planned provisions for a shorter Atlantic crossing. As life didn’t stop during this crossing, a sailor died and a child was born. All-in-all, one-half of this brave group perished from the cold, lack of food, and illnesses within one year. Despite that, those remaining endured. We are inspired by those brave souls who sought refuge from tyranny and oppression and prayed to God for opportunities in America. Their spirit and hope for the future have been woven into the fabric of this great nation’s citizens since then.
At this time, our Senior Vice Commander, Junior Vice Commander, Sergeant-at-Arms, and Historian officer positions are open and can be filled by appointment. If any Legion member is interested in helping lead Post 10 in any of the above positions, please let me know. We need everyone’s support and involvement to keep our Post strong and healthy.
As always, come visit the Post and say “Hello”. This is your Post. Come share your stories with other members and enjoy the entertainment, particularly the college and professional football bowl and playoff games in the next few weeks. Also, Tim Stevens, his staff, and the Entertainment Committee do an outstanding job of planning events in the Lounge for everyone to enjoy. We need your continuing support and participation to make this a successful year at Post 10.
I also want to report that the septic tank project is unfortunately on hold, awaiting some necessary fine tuning.
Finally, as we begin the new year, remember those currently serving in the armed forces who are at risk, far from their loved ones. Pray that they will soon return home unharmed.
For God and Country,—Don Eldhart, Commander
Unit 10 Auxiliary President
I asked Santa to bring volunteers and helping hands for 2020 so if he delivered them to your house in his haste, please redirect them to your Legion!
We have such a limited group of dedicated ladies this year that for the first time, I’m soliciting donations to help fund our charity giving. Please consider helping us continue our important work serving those in need in our immediate community. 100% of our money goes out to them; and we all give our time and talents generously from the heart. Checks can be made out to the American Legion Auxiliary and mailed directly to your Post 10, 4760 28th St, Boulder, CO 80301.
Here we are stuffing this years blessing bags for the homeless. We stuffed new sleeping bags with socks, gloves, hand warmers, hygiene supplies, hot chocolate, candy canes and lotsa love. The look on peoples faces when we give out these gifts makes our efforts truly worth our while.
Wishes to all for a healthy and prosperous new year
SAL Squadron 10 Commander
I hope everyone had a good Christmas.
Here are the upcoming SAL events:
Friday, January 3rd at 6:00 pm: Steak night and free juke box
Sunday, January 5th at noon: SAL Meeting
Sunday, January 12th at 2:00 pm: Wing Ding and Pool Tournament
Sunday, February 2nd at noon: SAL Meeting
Friday, February 7th at 6:00 pm: Steak night with live music
Sunday, February 9th at 2:00 pm: Wing Ding and Pool Tournament.
Come on out and support your Post. Happy new year!
Notes from the Lounge:
Another year has passed us by. Here’s hoping that this new year will bring good things to our Post after a very rough period in 2019.
We will be continuing our first Friday SAL Steak Nights and Saturday Texas Hold Em Tournaments as we have in the past, and adding a few other fun events to get the ball rolling in January and February. Keep your eye on the email blast and board at the club to keep yourself up to date with events upcoming. Happy new year to all!
— Tim, Pam, Ann, Sandy, Yvonne, Julie, Jen and Kyra
VFW Post 807 Commander
This season we started off by helping to get toys/gifts/food flown to families of veterans in remote rural Colorado; visited vets in nursing homes/rehabs; and served in several military funerals.
We are honored to have a new member in our post, Kami Elliot from West Virgina—an Air Force veteran, who brings extensive knowledge of the VFW. Welcome to Colorado!
Sadly, Gene Parker, our previous Chaplain, broke his femur last month and is in a long recovery. Please keep him in your prayers.
Happy Holidays and may 2020 bring joy and smoke-free air to all.
40/8 Voiture Locale 766
I hope you all had a great Christmas Holiday. The 40&8 is working on some new applications for scholorships for next year. Due to the holidays there was no meeting for December and the January meeting will be at Johnstown Post on Thursday the 23rd of January 2020. We wish everyone a Happy New Year.
—Jerry Hedke, Chef De Garr Voiture 766