Commanders Corner

Commanders Corner

August 2019

For my fellow Legionnaires, Auxiliary, Sons and Riders;

 

For my first Commander's Corner, I would like to talk about the work we do as a team and how important it is to participate and me a member of our wonderful organization. This past year has been full of changes and struggles, a lot of which passed down from many years of improper operation and training opportunities that did not occur to correct mistakes. I want all to know I do not blame any one individual or employee, current or former, but we all need to accept ownership for our post. What was, is the way it was and we are rebuilding on a solid foundation of legal processes and and accountability that will restore the Post to maintain its integrity

 

We continue ti struggle financially, as we do each summer, as membership continues ti enjoy the Pacific Northwest and a fantastic weather pattern that makes lounge sales slump and hours cut back. Active participation is what we need by the membership for the doors remain open. With the passage of the "Legion Act", any honorably discharged veteran since December 7, 1941 until cessation of hostilities (as mandated by congress) is now qualified to membership within the American Legion. This also qualifies wives and children for Auxiliary and Son's of the American Legion. By this act, it will finally allow us to recognize those who have served and supported in the past during peace time. Bring yourselves and your family to the Post and enjoy our camaraderie. Bring up suggestion to make our/your post better and more entertaining, volunteer or just participate in activities, The handful of officers and staff are doing their best to make improvements and meet the needs of our membership. But that all takes effort and money to achieve a successful post and efforts fail if there are no participants.

 

I am looking forward to a successful year, reemergence of a strong and happy post for the 2019-2020 Legion Year and many more into the future

 

Thank you for the honor of this position and I will do my very best for all of you.

 

 

Respectfully,

H. Dave Marsland

Commander Post 149

Commanders Corner

July. 2018

 

Hello my Fellow Legionnaires, Auxiliary, S.A.L. and Riders

 

 

Check out our website.  Our address is www.legion149wa.org. We are updating the calendar on a regular basis as well as our Facebook page. And we have a dry erase board here that is updated weekly.

 

To all of our family members, Remember when you get your renewal notice from National, please renew as soon as you can. It definitely helps out our post, and it will keep you current for you longevity years in the Legion. You can also renew on-line at www.mylegion.org

 

 I hope everyone is enjoying this summer weather. This month’s Steak Night will be Sat. July 14th starts at 5pm.Hosted by the Auxiliary. Undecided band will be playing. That Saturday will also be the Riders second annual Motorcycle swap meet here at the post. There will also be Rainey Days brewery here for brewers night. So come on down and enjoy the fun. The Lounge renovation is really taking shape. All donations have paid for this renovation no cost to the Post or Members. Rick and Cheryl Baker are back for the North East and will be starting back up with the continued remodeling. Thank you all who have donated and volunteered your time to help make this happen. Membership ended this year at 80%. So we didn’t make our goal this year hopefully we can do better next year.

This will be my last Commanders Corner. I will be stepping down as the Post Commander and moving over to the Junior Past Post Commander Position. Jessie Carrillo will be the new Post Commander. Please welcome him and help and support him as he takes charge of the Post, I want to thank all the post members for supporting me the last two years. It has been an honor in serving you as the Post 149 Commander. Please welcome and support all the new upcoming post officers for 2018-2019.

 

 

 

As always, we are still asking for email addresses so if you would like to have an announcement in the letter, please feel free to send in an article. If you have a new email address, or if you don’t know if we have it, send an email to either myself at Commander@legion149wa.org, or adjutant@legion149wa.org.

 

Everyone is welcome for the General Membership meeting, all Legionnaires, Auxiliary, S.A.L.’s and Legion Riders. The meeting is the 3rd Tuesday of every month following the 6:00 Bell Ceremony. We need to get more members to show up at this meeting so I ask you if you have an interest in your post please show up. Remember if you have ideals to improve your post or how to get in new members or maintain our membership we would love to hear it.

 

I think that pretty much does it for this month, everyone have a great month.

 

Dave Garrett

Commander Post 149

 

 

 

 

Commanders Corner

June. 2018

 

Hello my Fellow Legionnaires, Auxiliary, S.A.L. and Riders

 

 

Check out our website.  Our address is www.legion149wa.org. We are updating the calendar on a regular basis as well as our Facebook page. And we have a dry erase board here that is updated weekly.

 

To all of our family members, Remember when you get your renewal notice from National, please renew as soon as you can. It definitely helps out our post, and it will keep you current for you longevity years in the Legion. You can also renew on-line at www.mylegion.org

 

 I hope everyone had a great night at Mays Steak Night. .This month’s steak night will be on Saturday June 2nd. Please come one down and join in on the fun. The E Board members will be cooking that night. The Band will be the Drive, Next few months will be pretty busy for the Riders. They will be headed to Bellingham, WA. for the ROMP on Thursday the 28th of May. Which by the way stands for riding with military pride. It is basically the Riders convention for the West coast American Legion Riders. Then the end of June heading for Ephrata WA. For the Legion Riders State rally. We wish them a safe journey on their endeavors. Membership is still growing.

The Lounge renovation is really taking shape. All donations have paid for this renovation no cost to the Post or Members. Thank you all who have donated and volunteered your time to help make this happen.We are still not at are goal of 100%. I still have hopes of reaching it this year. We are only at 80% So please if you know anyone please bring them down and let’s get them signed up or if you haven’t renewed please do so. We only have until the end of June to make goal.

 

 

My ‘Just One’ philosophy is still out there on the table for everyone, and I’m still throwing out my challenge for everyone; Legion, Auxiliary, S.A.L., and the Riders, Past Commander Nelson started this when he was the Post Commander last year or so. So I want to keep this going. Our District is in 7th place and in the past have always been 1st or 3rd. We need to help the District take back the lead so please bring those people in, we need new members or renewals of past members.

 

Just One

 

Bring in a new member or get a member who hasn’t renewed for a few years. One a month, one a quarter or even one a year. If we all would be bringing in just one new member, we can be the biggest and best post in the district. We all should have a membership application on our wallet or purse.

 

If you know a veteran who is not a member, talk with them about the benefits of the legion and also let them know that we now have a service officer here at the post on Thursday’s from noon to 4PM. To use this service, they do not have to be a legion member.

 

As always, we are still asking for email addresses so if you would like to have an announcement in the letter, please feel free to send in an article. If you have a new email address, or if you don’t know if we have it, send an email to either myself at Commander@legion149wa.org, or adjutant@legion149wa.org.

 

Everyone is welcome for the General Membership meeting, all Legionnaires, Auxiliary, S.A.L.’s and Legion Riders. The meeting is the 3rd Tuesday of every month following the 6:00 Bell Ceremony. We need to get more members to show up at this meeting so I ask you if you have an interest in your post please show up. Remember if you have ideals to improve your post or how to get in new members or maintain our membership we would love to hear it.

 

I think that pretty much does it for this month, everyone have a great month.

 

Dave Garrett

Commander Post 149

Commanders Corner

May. 2018

 

Hello my Fellow Legionnaires, Auxiliary, S.A.L. and Riders

 

 

Check out our website.  Our address is www.legion149wa.org. We are updating the calendar on a regular basis as well as our Facebook page. And we have a dry erase board here that is updated weekly.

 

To all of our family members, Remember when you get your renewal notice from National, please renew as soon as you can. It definitely helps out our post, and it will keep you current for you longevity years in the Legion. You can also renew on-line at www.mylegion.org

 

 I hope everyone had a great night at Aprils Steak Night. The band Back Roads played and once again they were awesome. April’s Steak night was once again the first weekend of April. Sat. the 1st. This month’s steak night will be on Saturday May 6th. Please come one down and join in on the fun. The Son’s will be cooking that night. The next few months will be pretty busy for the Riders. They have their annual Dust Off you Putt run and will be making preparations for their journey down to California to support the ROMP. Which by the way stands for riding with military pride. It is basically the Riders convention for the West coast American Legion Riders. Membership is still growing. We are still not at are goal of 100%. I still have hopes of reaching it this year. So please if you know anyone please bring them down and let’s get them signed up or if you haven’t renewed please do so.

 

 

My ‘Just One’ philosophy is still out there on the table for everyone, and I’m still throwing out my challenge for everyone; Legion, Auxiliary, S.A.L., and the Riders, Past Commander Nelson started this when he was the Post Commander last year or so. So I want to keep this going. Our District is in 7th place and in the past have always been 1st or 3rd. We need to help the District take back the lead so please bring those people in, we need new members or renewals of past members.

 

Just One

 

Bring in a new member or get a member who hasn’t renewed for a few years. One a month, one a quarter or even one a year. If we all would be bringing in just one new member, we can be the biggest and best post in the district. We all should have a membership application on our wallet or purse.

 

If you know a veteran who is not a member, talk with them about the benefits of the legion and also let them know that we now have a service officer here at the post on Thursday’s from noon to 4PM. To use this service, they do not have to be a legion member.

 

As always, we are still asking for email addresses so if you would like to have an announcement in the letter, please feel free to send in an article. If you have a new email address, or if you don’t know if we have it, send an email to either myself at Commander@legion149wa.org, or adjutant@legion149wa.org.

 

Everyone is welcome for the General Membership meeting, all Legionnaires, Auxiliary, S.A.L.’s and Legion Riders. The meeting is the 3rd Tuesday of every month following the 6:00 Bell Ceremony. We need to get more members to show up at this meeting so I ask you if you have an interest in your post please show up. Remember if you have ideals to improve your post or how to get in new members or maintain our membership we would love to hear it.

 

I think that pretty much does it for this month, everyone have a great month.

 

                                                                                                                   Dave Garrett

                                                                                                         Commander Post 149

Commanders Corner

Apr. 2018

 

Hello my Fellow Legionnaires, Auxiliary, S.A.L. and Riders

 

 

Check out our website.  Our address is www.legion149wa.org. We are updating the calendar on a regular basis as well as our Facebook page. And we have a dry erase board here that is updated weekly.

 

To all of our family members, Remember when you get your renewal notice from National, please renew as soon as you can. It definitely helps out our post, and it will keep you current for you longevity years in the Legion. You can also renew on-line at www.mylegion.org

 

 This month’s Steak night will be held on Saturday April. 7th. Will be hosted by the Riders members so come on down and enjoy another great meal. Starts at 5pm. There will be Karaoke. The Lounge is continuing in the renovation stage. The back wall and new lighting along with shelving is next. Rick and Cheryl Baker are doing a great job. Along with Susan our wonderful lounge manager.

 

The Riders will having their 12th annual Dust off your Putt run on Saturday April the 7th.

 

We are still gaining on membership but still have a long way to reach our goal of 534.

Our total membership is only around 407 members so far so you can see will still have quite a distance to get to our goal. So we need to get it done June 31st is the cutoff date.

 

My ‘Just One’ philosophy is still out there on the table for everyone, and I’m still throwing out my challenge for everyone; Legion, Auxiliary, S.A.L., and the Riders, Past Commander Nelson started this when he was the Post Commander last year or so. So I want to keep this going. Our District is in 7th place and in the past have always been 1st or 3rd. We need to help the District take back the lead so please bring those people in, we need new members or renewals of past members.

 

Just One

 

Bring in a new member or get a member who hasn’t renewed for a few years. One a month, one a quarter or even one a year. If we all would be bringing in just one new member, we can be the biggest and best post in the district. We all should have a membership application on our wallet or purse.

 

If you know a veteran who is not a member, talk with them about the benefits of the legion and also let them know that we now have a service officer here at the post on Thursday’s from noon to 4PM. To use this service, they do not have to be a legion member.

 

As always, we are still asking for email addresses so if you would like to have an announcement in the letter, please feel free to send in an article. If you have a new email address, or if you don’t know if we have it, send an email to either myself at Commander@legion149wa.org, or adjutant@legion149wa.org.

 

Everyone is welcome for the General Membership meeting, all Legionnaires, Auxiliary, S.A.L.’s and Legion Riders. The meeting is the 3rd Tuesday of every month following the 6:00 Bell Ceremony. We need to get more members to show up at this meeting so I ask you if you have an interest in your post please show up. Remember if you have ideals to improve your post or how to get in new members or maintain our membership we would love to hear it.

 

I think that pretty much does it for this month, everyone have a great Dec.

 

                                                                                                                   Dave Garrett

                                                                                                         Commander Post 149

Commanders Corner

May. 2018

Hello my Fellow Legionnaires, Auxiliary, S.A.L. and Riders

 

 

Check out our website.  Our address is www.legion149wa.org. We are updating the calendar on a regular basis as well as our Facebook page. And we have a dry erase board here that is updated weekly.

 

To all of our family members, Remember when you get your renewal notice from National, please renew as soon as you can. It definitely helps out our post, and it will keep you current for you longevity years in the Legion. You can also renew on-line at www.mylegion.org

 

 I hope everyone had a great night at Aprils Steak Night.  This month’s steak night will be on Saturday May 5th. Please come one down and join in on the fun. The Son’s will be cooking that night.  Music will be by Joe Gibson JR. The Riders have their annual Dust Off you Putt run also this Saturday.  At the end of the month the Riders will be traveling up to Bellingham, WA. For the ROMP. Don’t forget the Arm Forces day parade will be Saturday May 19th. I would like to see a few of our members come on down and ride on our military vehicles and hay wagon in the parade. We are still not at are goal of 100%. I still have hopes of reaching it this year. So please if you know anyone please bring them down and let’s get them signed up or if you haven’t renewed please do so.

 

 

My ‘Just One’ philosophy is still out there on the table for everyone, and I’m still throwing out my challenge for everyone; Legion, Auxiliary, S.A.L., and the Riders, Past Commander Nelson started this when he was the Post Commander last year or so. So I want to keep this going. Our District is in 7th place and in the past have always been 1st or 3rd. We need to help the District take back the lead so please bring those people in, we need new members or renewals of past members.

 

Just One

 

Bring in a new member or get a member who hasn’t renewed for a few years. One a month, one a quarter or even one a year. If we all would be bringing in just one new member, we can be the biggest and best post in the district. We all should have a membership application on our wallet or purse.

 

If you know a veteran who is not a member, talk with them about the benefits of the legion and also let them know that we now have a service officer here at the post on Thursday’s from noon to 4PM. To use this service, they do not have to be a legion member.

 

As always, we are still asking for email addresses so if you would like to have an announcement in the letter, please feel free to send in an article. If you have a new email address, or if you don’t know if we have it, send an email to either myself at Commander@legion149wa.org, or adjutant@legion149wa.org.

 

Everyone is welcome for the General Membership meeting, all Legionnaires, Auxiliary, S.A.L.’s and Legion Riders. The meeting is the 3rd Tuesday of every month following the 6:00 Bell Ceremony. We need to get more members to show up at this meeting so I ask you if you have an interest in your post please show up. Remember if you have ideals to improve your post or how to get in new members or maintain our membership we would love to hear it.

 

I think that pretty much does it for this month, everyone have a great month.

 

                                                                                                                   Dave Garrett

                                                                                                         Commander Post 149

Commanders Corner

Feb. 2018

 

Hello my Fellow Legionnaires, Auxiliary, S.A.L. and Riders

 

 

Check out our website.  Our address is www.legion149wa.org. We are updating the calendar on a regular basis as well as our Facebook page. And we have a dry erase board here that is updated weekly.

 

To all of our family members, Remember when you get your renewal notice from National, please renew as soon as you can. It definitely helps out our post, and it will keep you current for you longevity years in the Legion. You can also renew on-line at www.mylegion.org

 

 Well I hope you all are surviving this rainy weather. Hopefully it will get better soon. This month’s Steak night will be held on Saturday Feb. 3rd. It will be hosted by the E Board members so come on down and enjoy another great meal. Starts at 5pm. There will also be live music.

 

 The Lounge is finally staring with the renovation. We are all excited to get this long overdue project started. Rick and Cheryl Baker are doing 90% of the work. Along with Susan our wonderful lounge manager. It will be done in phases starting with changes to the ceiling. So come down and have a look as this renovation takes shape. Once again keep in mind that the Post will be holding a Singles night on Saint Patrick’s Day so keep that in mind.

 

We are still gaining on membership but still have a long way to reach our goal of 534.

 

My ‘Just One’ philosophy is still out there on the table for everyone, and I’m still throwing out my challenge for everyone; Legion, Auxiliary, S.A.L., and the Riders, Past Commander Nelson started this when he was the Post Commander last year or so. So I want to keep this going. Our District is in 7th place and in the past have always been 1st or 3rd. We need to help the District take back the lead so please bring those people in, we need new members or renewals of past members.

 

Just One

 

Bring in a new member or get a member who hasn’t renewed for a few years. One a month, one a quarter or even one a year. If we all would be bringing in just one new member, we can be the biggest and best post in the district. We all should have a membership application on our wallet or purse.

 

If you know a veteran who is not a member, talk with them about the benefits of the legion and also let them know that we now have a service officer here at the post on Thursday’s from noon to 4PM. To use this service, they do not have to be a legion member.

 

As always, we are still asking for email addresses so if you would like to have an announcement in the letter, please feel free to send in an article. If you have a new email address, or if you don’t know if we have it, send an email to either myself at Commander@legion149wa.org, or adjutant@legion149wa.org.

 

Everyone is welcome for the General Membership meeting, all Legionnaires, Auxiliary, S.A.L.’s and Legion Riders. The meeting is the 3rd Tuesday of every month following the 6:00 Bell Ceremony. We need to get more members to show up at this meeting so I ask you if you have an interest in your post please show up. Remember if you have ideals to improve your post or how to get in new members or maintain our membership we would love to hear it.

 

I think that pretty much does it for this month, everyone have a great day

 Dave Garrett

Commander Post 149

Commanders Corner

Jan. 2018

 

Hello my Fellow Legionnaires, Auxiliary, S.A.L. and Riders

 

Check out our website.  Our address is www.legion149wa.org. We are updating the calendar on a regular basis as well as our Facebook page. And we have a dry erase board here that is updated weekly.

 

To all of our family members, Remember when you get your renewal notice from National, please renew as soon as you can. It definitely helps out our post, and it will keep you current for you longevity years in the Legion. You can also renew on-line at www.mylegion.org

 

 Well I hope you had a wonderful holiday season spending time with family and friends.

 The New Year is now upon us and we need to really need stay focused on our membership to try and make our goal of 100%.

 

 I hope the ones that came down on New Year’s Day enjoyed the free Bloody Mary’s on the Commander. We have a lot planned for the upcoming year. Steak nights, Comedy night will be on Saturday Jan.13th. So come on down for some laughs. Steak night was held on Sat. Jan. 6th. The band will be Retroactive. The steak night was a little light with members. The music was great so good food great music you missed out on a fun night. The Auxiliary will be having their own holiday party. We are looking of hosting a singles night around Saint Patrics’s day. So if you’re Single keep that in mind and watch for future updates.

 

My ‘Just One’ philosophy is still out there on the table for everyone, and I’m still throwing out my challenge for everyone; Legion, Auxiliary, S.A.L., and the Riders, Past Commander Nelson started this when he was the Post Commander last year or so. So I want to keep this going. Our District is in 7th place and in the past have always been 1st or 3rd. We need to help the District take back the lead so please bring those people in, we need new members or renewals of past members.

 

Just One

 

Bring in a new member or get a member who hasn’t renewed for a few years. One a month, one a quarter or even one a year. If we all would be bringing in just one new member, we can be the biggest and best post in the district. We all should have a membership application on our wallet or purse.

 

If you know a veteran who is not a member, talk with them about the benefits of the legion and also let them know that we now have a service officer here at the post on Thursday’s from noon to 4PM. To use this service, they do not have to be a legion member.

 

As always, we are still asking for email addresses so if you would like to have an announcement in the letter, please feel free to send in an article. If you have a new email address, or if you don’t know if we have it, send an email to either myself at Commander@legion149wa.org, or adjutant@legion149wa.org.

 

Everyone is welcome for the General Membership meeting, all Legionnaires, Auxiliary, S.A.L.’s and Legion Riders. The meeting is the 3rd Tuesday of every month following the 6:00 Bell Ceremony. We need to get more members to show up at this meeting so I ask you if you have an interest in your post please show up. Remember if you have ideals to improve your post or how to get in new members or maintain our membership we would love to hear it.

 

I think that pretty much does it for this month, everyone have a great Dec.

 

                                                                                                                   Dave Garrett

                                                                                                         Commander Post 149

 

 

Commanders Corner

Nov. 2017

 

Hello my Fellow Legionnaires, Auxiliary, S.A.L. and Riders

 

 

Check out our website.  Our address is www.legion149wa.org. We are updating the calendar on a regular basis as well as our Facebook page. And we have a dry erase board here that is updated weekly.

 

To all of our family members, Remember when you get your renewal notice from National, please renew as soon as you can. It definitely helps out our post, and it will keep you current for you longevity years in the Legion. You can also renew on-line at www.mylegion.org

 

Well it’s November 2017 already. The year seems to be flying by. We are over half way to our membership goal for the year 2018. Please keep getting you renewals in on time. The goal for our post this new year has been increased to 554. I know it will be tough to reach this goal all I ask that you all try to help us reach this goal. The weather outside this month has been rough on a lot of you but I hope you get through it. Remember our Early Bird dinner will be this Sat. Nov. 18th. Starts at 5pm. Pork Loin, baked potatoes, Salad and other sides will be on the menu. If you would like to bring a side dish or dessert it would be appreciated. The next steak night will be held Sat. Dec. 2nd. So come on down to the post and enjoy. There will also be live music.

 

Just One

 

Bring in a new member or get a member who hasn’t renewed for a few years. One a month, one a quarter or even one a year. If we all would be bringing in just one new member, we can be the biggest and best post in the district. We all should have a membership application on our wallet or purse.

 

If you know a veteran who is not a member, talk with them about the benefits of the legion and also let them know that we now have a service officer here at the post on Thursday’s from noon to 4PM. To use this service, they do not have to be a legion member.

 

As always, we are still asking for email addresses so if you would like to have an announcement in the letter, please feel free to send in an article. If you have a new email address, or if you don’t know if we have it, send an email to either myself at Commander@legion149wa.org, or adjutant@legion149wa.org.

 

Everyone is welcome for the General Membership meeting, all Legionnaires, Auxiliary, S.A.L.’s and Legion Riders. The meeting is the 3rd Tuesday of every month following the 6:00 Bell Ceremony. We need to get more members to show up at this meeting so I ask you if you have an interest in your post please show up. Remember if you have ideals to improve your post or how to get in new members or maintain our membership we would love to hear it.

 

I think that pretty much does it for this month, everyone have a great Nov.

 

                                                                                                                   Dave Garrett

                                                                                                         Commander Post 149

 

 

Commanders Corner

Oct. 2017

 

Hello my Fellow Legionnaires, Auxiliary, S.A.L. and Riders

 

 

Check out our website.  Our address is www.legion149wa.org. We are updating the calendar on a regular basis as well as our Facebook page. And we have a dry erase board here that is updated weekly.

 

To all of our family members, Remember when you get your renewal notice from National, please renew as soon as you can. It definitely helps out our post, and it will keep you current for you longevity years in the Legion. You can also renew on-line at www.mylegion.org

 

 October Steak Night will be held on Saturday the 7th. Please come down and join us starts at 6pm. The E-board will hosting this month. Boy Blue will be playing. Fall is now upon us. Looks like Halloween is just around the corner. Please don’t forget about all the devastation that’s going on around the world and in Las Vegas this past month keep all those in your prayers. With all the homeless Veteran’s in our area please help to do what you can to support them and help us end homelessness for our Veteran’s. Nov. Steak night will be hosted by the Axillary on Sat. Nov. 4th.  Also the post will be hosting a Halloween  party Saturday night  Oct. 28th come on down and party with us. Wear that spooky costume, play some games and dance the night away. Well that’s it for this month. Don’t forget about Seahawk Sundays. Kitchen will be open serving food.

 

 

 

 

My ‘Just One’ philosophy is still out there on the table for everyone, and I’m still throwing out my challenge for everyone; Legion, Auxiliary, S.A.L., and the Riders, Past Commander Nelson started this when he was the Post Commander last year or so. So I want to keep this going. Our District is in 7th place and in the past have always been 1st or 3rd. We need to help the District take back the lead so please bring those people in, we need new members or renewals of past members.

 

Just One

 

Bring in a new member or get a member who hasn’t renewed for a few years. One a month, one a quarter or even one a year. If we all would be bringing in just one new member, we can be the biggest and best post in the district. We all should have a membership application on our wallet or purse.

 

If you know a veteran who is not a member, talk with them about the benefits of the legion and also let them know that we now have a service officer here at the post on Thursday’s from noon to 4PM. To use this service, they do not have to be a legion member.

 

As always, we are still asking for email addresses so if you would like to have an announcement in the letter, please feel free to send in an article. If you have a new email address, or if you don’t know if we have it, send an email to either myself at Commander@legion149wa.org, or adjutant@legion149wa.org.

 

Everyone is welcome for the General Membership meeting, all Legionnaires, Auxiliary, S.A.L.’s and Legion Riders. The meeting is the 3rd Tuesday of every month following the 6:00 Bell Ceremony. We need to get more members to show up at this meeting so I ask you if you have an interest in your post please show up. Remember if you have ideals to improve your post or how to get in new members or maintain our membership we would love to hear it.

 

I think that pretty much does it for this month, everyone have a great month.

 

                                                                                                                   Dave Garrett

                                                                                                         Commander Post 149

Commanders Corner

Sept. 2017

 

Hello my Fellow Legionnaires, Auxiliary, S.A.L. and Riders

 

 

Check out our website.  Our address is www.legion149wa.org. We are updating the calendar on a regular basis as well as our Facebook page. And we have a dry erase board here that is updated weekly.

 

To all of our family members, Remember when you get your renewal notice from National, please renew as soon as you can. It definitely helps out our post, and it will keep you current for you longevity years in the Legion. You can also renew on-line at www.mylegion.org

 

 I hope everyone had a great night at our September Steak Night last Sunday.  The Riders will be hosting their 911 run on Saturday Sept. 9th Friday the 8th there will be a Spaghetti feed to feed the Riders. Membership I’m so proud to report that we reached our goal of 100%. Thank you all for your support this would not have been possible without all of you. Let’s keep it up were off to a great start this year. Would be nice to hit that 100% again this year. Summer is winding down for you know it fall will be here. Please keep all our Legion family members in eastern WA. In your prayers with the wildfires burning throughout the state and keep them all safe. Next month’s Steak night will be Saturday Oct. the 2nd. I hope to see you all there. That’s it for this month.

 

 

 

My ‘Just One’ philosophy is still out there on the table for everyone, and I’m still throwing out my challenge for everyone; Legion, Auxiliary, S.A.L., and the Riders, Past Commander Nelson started this when he was the Post Commander last year or so. So I want to keep this going. Our District is in 7th place and in the past have always been 1st or 3rd. We need to help the District take back the lead so please bring those people in, we need new members or renewals of past members.

 

Just One

 

Bring in a new member or get a member who hasn’t renewed for a few years. One a month, one a quarter or even one a year. If we all would be bringing in just one new member, we can be the biggest and best post in the district. We all should have a membership application on our wallet or purse.

 

If you know a veteran who is not a member, talk with them about the benefits of the legion and also let them know that we now have a service officer here at the post on Thursday’s from noon to 4PM. To use this service, they do not have to be a legion member.

 

As always, we are still asking for email addresses so if you would like to have an announcement in the letter, please feel free to send in an article. If you have a new email address, or if you don’t know if we have it, send an email to either myself at Commander@legion149wa.org, or adjutant@legion149wa.org.

 

Everyone is welcome for the General Membership meeting, all Legionnaires, Auxiliary, S.A.L.’s and Legion Riders. The meeting is the 3rd Tuesday of every month following the 6:00 Bell Ceremony. We need to get more members to show up at this meeting so I ask you if you have an interest in your post please show up. Remember if you have ideals to improve your post or how to get in new members or maintain our membership we would love to hear it.

 

I think that pretty much does it for this month, everyone have a great month.

 

                                                                                                                   Dave Garrett

                                                                                                         Commander Post 149

 

 

 

 

Commanders Corner

Aug. 2017

 

Hello my Fellow Legionnaires, Auxiliary, S.A.L. and Riders

 

 

Check out our website.  Our address is www.legion149wa.org. We are updating the calendar on a regular basis as well as our Facebook page. And we have a dry erase board here that is updated weekly.

 

To all of our family members, Remember when you get your renewal notice from National, please renew as soon as you can. It definitely helps out our post, and it will keep you current for you longevity years in the Legion. You can also renew on-line at www.mylegion.org

 

 I hope everyone had a great night at August Steak Night. Next month’s steak night will be on Sunday Sept.3rd. The SONS will be doing the cooking in conjunction the bath tub races will also be held on this weekend. Time trials on Saturday and races on Sunday. The Canadians from our sister post on Nanaimo will be here so come on down and join in on the fun. Tuck Dailey will playing. The Riders will be hosting their 911 run on Saturday Sept. 9th Friday the 8th there will be a Spaghetti feed to feed the Riders. Membership I’m so proud to report that we reached our goal of 100%. Thank you all for your support this would not have been possible without all of you.

 

 

 

My ‘Just One’ philosophy is still out there on the table for everyone, and I’m still throwing out my challenge for everyone; Legion, Auxiliary, S.A.L., and the Riders, Past Commander Nelson started this when he was the Post Commander last year or so. So I want to keep this going. Our District is in 7th place and in the past have always been 1st or 3rd. We need to help the District take back the lead so please bring those people in, we need new members or renewals of past members.

 

Just One

 

Bring in a new member or get a member who hasn’t renewed for a few years. One a month, one a quarter or even one a year. If we all would be bringing in just one new member, we can be the biggest and best post in the district. We all should have a membership application on our wallet or purse.

 

If you know a veteran who is not a member, talk with them about the benefits of the legion and also let them know that we now have a service officer here at the post on Thursday’s from noon to 4PM. To use this service, they do not have to be a legion member.

 

As always, we are still asking for email addresses so if you would like to have an announcement in the letter, please feel free to send in an article. If you have a new email address, or if you don’t know if we have it, send an email to either myself at Commander@legion149wa.org, or adjutant@legion149wa.org.

 

Everyone is welcome for the General Membership meeting, all Legionnaires, Auxiliary, S.A.L.’s and Legion Riders. The meeting is the 3rd Tuesday of every month following the 6:00 Bell Ceremony. We need to get more members to show up at this meeting so I ask you if you have an interest in your post please show up. Remember if you have ideals to improve your post or how to get in new members or maintain our membership we would love to hear it.

 

I think that pretty much does it for this month, everyone have a great month.

 

                                                                                                                                   Dave Garrett

      Commander Post 149

 

 

 

 

Commanders Corner

June. 2017

 

Hello my Fellow Legionnaires, Auxiliary, S.A.L. and Riders

 

 

Check out our website.  Our address is www.legion149wa.org. We are updating the calendar on a regular basis as well as our Facebook page. And we have a dry erase board here that is updated weekly.

 

To all of our family members, Remember when you get your renewal notice from National, please renew as soon as you can. It definitely helps out our post, and it will keep you current for you longevity years in the Legion. You can also renew on-line at www.mylegion.org

 

 I hope everyone had a great night at Mays Steak Night. This month’s steak night will be on Saturday June 3rd. Tuck Dailey be playing. Please come one down and join in on the fun. The E-Board will be cooking that night. The next few months will be pretty busy for the Riders. The Riders will be heading down to Calf. On Tuesday May 30th the day after Memorial Day. It is basically the Riders convention for the West coast American Legion Riders. We did support the Ivy Green ceremony on Memorial Day as well as putting up the flags on the veteran’s graves. I would like to thank all who came out and put up and removed the flags. Also the ones that supported the ceremony. Membership is still growing. We are still not at are goal of 100%. I still have hopes of reaching it this year. So please if you know anyone please bring them down and let’s get them signed up or if you haven’t renewed please do so. We are at 93.86 % only two weeks left to reach our post goal. I would also like to thank Willie Nelson, Paul Nelson Doug Vanwoudenberg, and Pete Gould for representing the Riders for the Unforgotten Run on Sat. May27th.

 

My ‘Just One’ philosophy is still out there on the table for everyone, and I’m still throwing out my challenge for everyone; Legion, Auxiliary, S.A.L., and the Riders, Past Commander Nelson started this when he was the Post Commander last year or so. So I want to keep this going. Our District is in 7th place and in the past have always been 1st or 3rd. We need to help the District take back the lead so please bring those people in, we need new members or renewals of past members.

 

Just One

 

Bring in a new member or get a member who hasn’t renewed for a few years. One a month, one a quarter or even one a year. If we all would be bringing in just one new member, we can be the biggest and best post in the district. We all should have a membership application on our wallet or purse.

 

If you know a veteran who is not a member, talk with them about the benefits of the legion and also let them know that we now have a service officer here at the post on Thursday’s from noon to 4PM. To use this service, they do not have to be a legion member.

 

As always, we are still asking for email addresses so if you would like to have an announcement in the letter, please feel free to send in an article. If you have a new email address, or if you don’t know if we have it, send an email to either myself at Commander@legion149wa.org, or adjutant@legion149wa.org.

 

Everyone is welcome for the General Membership meeting, all Legionnaires, Auxiliary, S.A.L.’s and Legion Riders. The meeting is the 3rd Tuesday of every month following the 6:00 Bell Ceremony. We need to get more members to show up at this meeting so I ask you if you have an interest in your post please show up. Remember if you have ideals to improve your post or how to get in new members or maintain our membership we would love to hear it.

 

I think that pretty much does it for this month, everyone have a great month.

 

                                                                                                                   Dave Garrett

                                                                                                         Commander Post 149

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Commanders Corner

Apr. 2017

 

Hello my Fellow Legionnaires, Auxiliary, S.A.L. and Riders

 

 

Check out our website.  Our address is www.legion149wa.org. We are updating the calendar on a regular basis as well as our Facebook page. And we have a dry erase board here that is updated weekly.

 

To all of our family members, Remember when you get your renewal notice from National, please renew as soon as you can. It definitely helps out our post, and it will keep you current for you longevity years in the Legion. You can also renew on-line at www.mylegion.org

 

 I hope everyone had a great night at March’s Steak Night. The band Drive played and once again they were awesome. April’s Steak night will be coming up once again the first weekend of April. Sat. the 1st. Please come one down and join in on the fun. The Legion Riders will be cooking that night. The next few months will be pretty busy for the Riders. They have their annual Dust Off you Putt run and will be making preparations for their journey down to California to support the ROMP. Which by the way stands for riding with military pride. It is basically the Riders convention for the West coast American Legion Riders. Membership is still growing. We are still not at are goal of 100%. I still have hopes of reaching it this year. So please if you know anyone please bring them down and let’s get them signed up or if you haven’t renewed please do so.

 

 

My ‘Just One’ philosophy is still out there on the table for everyone, and I’m still throwing out my challenge for everyone; Legion, Auxiliary, S.A.L., and the Riders, Past Commander Nelson started this when he was the Post Commander last year or so. So I want to keep this going. Our District is in 7th place and in the past have always been 1st or 3rd. We need to help the District take back the lead so please bring those people in, we need new members or renewals of past members.

 

Just One

 

Bring in a new member or get a member who hasn’t renewed for a few years. One a month, one a quarter or even one a year. If we all would be bringing in just one new member, we can be the biggest and best post in the district. We all should have a membership application on our wallet or purse.

If you know a veteran who is not a member, talk with them about the benefits of the legion and also let them know that we now have a service officer here at the post on Thursday’s from noon to 4PM. To use this service, they do not have to be a legion member.

 

As always, we are still asking for email addresses so if you would like to have an announcement in the letter, please feel free to send in an article. If you have a new email address, or if you don’t know if we have it, send an email to either myself at Commander@legion149wa.org, or adjutant@legion149wa.org.

 

Everyone is welcome for the General Membership meeting, all Legionnaires, Auxiliary, S.A.L.’s and Legion Riders. The meeting is the 3rd Tuesday of every month following the 6:00 Bell Ceremony. We need to get more members to show up at this meeting so I ask you if you have an interest in your post please show up. Remember if you have ideals to improve your post or how to get in new members or maintain our membership we would love to hear it.

I think that pretty much does it for this month, everyone have a great month.

 

                                                                                                                   Dave Garrett

                                                                                                         Commander Post 149

Commanders Corner

Mar. 2017

 

Hello my Fellow Legionnaires, Auxiliary, S.A.L. and Riders

 

 

Check out our website.  Our address is www.legion149wa.org. We are updating the calendar on a regular basis as well as our Facebook page. And we have a dry erase board here that is updated weekly.

 

To all of our family members, Remember when you get your renewal notice from National, please renew as soon as you can. It definitely helps out our post, and it will keep you current for you longevity years in the Legion. You can also renew on-line at www.mylegion.org

 

 I hope everyone is preparing for spring. It is just around the corner. For myself it cannot get here soon enough. Well once again this month we will be having our steak night at the Post. The Auxiliary will be doing the cooking. So come on down and enjoy the steak dinner. Only $12.00 gets you a great meal. If anyone hasn’t renewed their 2017 dues yet please do. We are working hard to reach that 100% membership goal. Our post is currently in second from last in our district. So please come on down or call the post and talk with Adjutant Templeton he will be glad to help you out. I know Easter is arriving soon and we will be supporting our Armed forces at Bangor this year to help out with their Easter Egg hunt. This will support military families in this area.

 

 

My ‘Just One’ philosophy is still out there on the table for everyone, and I’m still throwing out my challenge for everyone; Legion, Auxiliary, S.A.L., and the Riders, Past Commander Nelson started this when he was the Post Commander last year or so. So I want to keep this going. Our District is in 7th place and in the past have always been 1st or 3rd. We need to help the District take back the lead so please bring those people in, we need new members or renewals of past members.

 

Just One

 

Bring in a new member or get a member who hasn’t renewed for a few years. One a month, one a quarter or even one a year. If we all would be bringing in just one new member, we can be the biggest and best post in the district. We all should have a membership application on our wallet or purse.

 

If you know a veteran who is not a member, talk with them about the benefits of the legion and also let them know that we now have a service officer here at the post on Thursday’s from noon to 4PM. To use this service, they do not have to be a legion member.

 

As always, we are still asking for email addresses so if you would like to have an announcement in the letter, please feel free to send in an article. If you have a new email address, or if you don’t know if we have it, send an email to either myself at Commander@legion149wa.org, or adjutant@legion149wa.org.

 

Everyone is welcome for the General Membership meeting, all Legionnaires, Auxiliary, S.A.L.’s and Legion Riders. The meeting is the 3rd Tuesday of every month following the 6:00 Bell Ceremony. We need to get more members to show up at this meeting so I ask you if you have an interest in your post please show up. Remember if you have ideals to improve your post or how to get in new members or maintain our membership we would love to hear it.

 

I think that pretty much does it for this month, everyone have a great month.

 

                                                                                                                          Dave Garrett 

                                                                                                                    Commander Post 149

Commanders Corner

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