The American Legion
Roscoe Enloe Post 5 August 2017 Newsletter
Here is this months newsletter! Enjoy!
Notes from Commander Vince Rost: As we complete this membership year, the Post 5 family has accomplished a lot. We renewed an outdated constitution and bylaws, made significant progress in post renovation planning, had a couple great parade floats, and had the first mouse race I ever went to, honored Vietnam veterans and honor flight participants, and many other great community efforts. I am very proud of what our Post meant to this community this year.
This next year, my focus is on membership and post renovations while continuing our regular mission. This is going to require targeted efforts on membership activities and close control of budgets. Additionally, in about 18 months our post will celebrate its 100th year along with the national and department organizations. We are starting a committee now to plan these events for a big celebration. Contact Jim Rosenberg for details if you are interested in participating. . . We will all be involved, but the post will guide the planning process to organize our efforts.
Through all we do this next year, my vision is that we work together to achieve great things and treat each other with respect during conflict as we know that a high performing organization will have to endure internal conflict. My email is email@example.com and phone is 757-754-1112.
“United We Stand”
Notes from Adjutant Don Cryderman: Membership, Membership and Membership!! It’s that time of year to start paying for your 2018 membership dues. We also have a NEW Membership drive going on for NEW perspective Legionnaires! If a New member signs up and they pay their 2018 dues, Post 5 will pay for their 2019 membership dues. 2 years for the price of one.
Let’s talk membership for a minute. First of all, your yearly membership notices come from National Headquarters of the American Legion, Indianapolis, IN, NOT Post 5. To be a member in “good standing” with the American Legion, a member pays their dues, anytime in between 1 January to 31 December, of each year. The National Headquarters of the American Legion always starts their “renewal year” 1 July of each year, for the “upcoming calendar year”. Example: (the membership notices you are receiving in the mail now (July 2017) is for upcoming membership calendar year 2018). Please try to pay your dues as early as possible after you receive you notices, as National Headquarters will continue to send out “reminder notices”, until the dues are paid. Have any questions, call the Adjutant and he will be glad to assist you in answering any questions you have pertaining to your membership fees.
Installing of your new Post 5 officers is August 15th, meat and mashed potatoes and gravy are provided. All members attending are requested to bring a side dish, or a salad or a dessert please. Happy Hour starts at 6 pm, dinner will start at 7 pm.
Baseball Banquet is October 28th, tickets will be on sale soon, see Gary Kempker for more information and tickets.
Visit our website (www.post5.com), for the newsletter, calendar of events, news releases and various other functions by our Post Family clubs. Also visit our State website: (www.missourilegion.org ).
TAPS: Raymond Schmidt, Louis Wilson, and Mark Lepper.
Notes from Auxiliary President Lindy Capps: It’s so hot, hot, and hot! I want to give a big Thank you to Mary Keever-Borgmeyer for designing the float, and everyone who was a part of it. It looked amazing and while we did not win, we know what to strive for next year!
The Department Convention was back to Jefferson City this year. Connie Pack and Dorothy Goodin did a wonderful job of being co-directors. Thank you to all the ladies who worked both.
Claudia Goodin, of Unit 5 won an award for best Americanism report written. District 8 came in second for membership which means we got to sit in the front row! District 8 also won an award for most community service reports turned in. Debbie Alderson was sworn in as Secretary on the state level for the Legion Riders and Connie Pack was sworn in as District 8 President. Connie was also awarded the Chapel of 4 Chaplains award for all of her community service. Unit 5 is so proud!
Thank you to all the ladies who helped with the Girls State Luncheon. We were challenged a little this year when the Girls showed up earlier than normal due to some bus issues, but we were able to pull together and get everybody served. The girls always love our fried chicken! Each year Missouri Girls State has over 800 attendees. This year Riley Weinberg, one of the 18 girls we sent, was chosen as one of the two girls to represent Missouri at Girls Nation. A huge honor, Congrats Riley!
As this is my last newsletter, I just want to give one last thank you to all if you! It has been a huge honor to serve as Unit President the last two years. All of you ladies are so wonderful and work so hard to make sure that our Veterans are taken care of. I think we are in great hands with incoming President Christie Schepers. She will do a great job! Cheers to the new membership year!
See you at installation on August 15th! Bring your favorite yummy side dish. And remember we can never have too many deviled eggs.
Stay Cool! - Lindy Capps, Unit 5 President
Notes from Legion Rider Director Chris Altheuser: Chapter 5 Riders, It's been an honor and privilege to serve as your Chapter 5 Riders Director for the past two year. I had a great time and a great team of officers behind me and I look forward to what the upcoming team of officers has to bring to the Chapter 5 Riders. I know I leave things, in good hands. I am ready to pass the torch and see what great things are in store for our future. Again congratulations.
July 6th is our monthly meeting. Don’t forget the installation dinner on August 15th, meat and potatoes will be provided, everyone is reminded to bring a side dish.
Ride Safe~~ Chris
Notes from Navy Club Ship 5 Skipper: Greetings to all,
The dog days of summer is here. I hope all of you are managing to stay cool. Please check on your neighbors and friends, that may not have air conditioning.
The Department Conference is over and it appears that the turnout is getting smaller every year. For those that attended, thank you!
Not much to report this month. The dinner this week will be pizza. Please bring in side dishes and desserts.
Club Meeting - July 27th 7:00 PM
Club Meeting - August 24th 7:00 PM
Club Meeting - September 28th 7:00 PM
**If you know you are not paid up through 2017, please send a check for $15.00/year to Paymaster Pohl – his address is at the end of this letter.
Address any and all correspondence, dues and checks to: NAVY CLUB SHIP FIVE C/O: JIM POHL 111 RIVERSIDE DRIVE JEFFERSON CITY, MO 65101 TELEPHONE NUMBERS: Skipper Mike Ryno – (573) 230-1745 - Paymaster Jim Pohl – (573) 635-2267
Notes from Squadron Commander Rick Wolters:
Notes from the Home Association
Hope everyone is enjoying their summer and staying as cool as possible!!!! One way to stay cool is to come down to the Post for one of the many events, activities that take place.
On Monday Nights is the Club 5 drawing with Happy Hour from 5:30 to 7:30 PM, drawing at 7:00 PM. The pot continues to grow and at the time of this writing the 5 of Clubs has not been found, estimated pot will be around $11,000.00, unless the 5 of Clubs is found.
On August 9th, we will be having The WWW Dinner (Wacky Wednesday Wings) from 5:00 to 7:00 PM. This is our favorite wing night with a different name, so come and enjoy some delicious wings.
On August 12th we will be hosting a Chicken Dinner benefit for Sgt. Talon Leach, USMC that was killed in a plane crash in July. The money will go to the family to assist in travel expenses to various memorials that are planned.
On August 26th we will be having a Sock Hop featuring Starlight Memories Band with a costume contest, pizza, door prizes and lots of fun dancing to the oldies. Tickets are on sale at the bar, get your tickets early, we are anticipating that we will sell out. We also host karaoke with Tom & Mary Gann doing the DJ services every 1st and 3rd Wednesday and 2nd & 4th Tuesday starting around 7:15 pm. Thanks Tom & Mary for providing the DJ Services for many years.
The Main hall, Annex and Sun Porch are available for wedding reception, family reunions, birthday parties, fundraisers, office meeting, etc. Just give Sharon a call (636-2311) for available dates and rates or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. It is time to start booking your Christmas Parties. It is never too early to book your date.