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Dinner meeting   --    July 7 at  p.m., social hour 6 p.m.

 

Post 119 Commander’s report by Michael Raffety

I put the most important information in bold face headline. Dinner meetings are back on and will continue without interruption. If you haven’t been vaccinated, go to Safeway or CVS pharmacy, and get the shot. I look forward to meeting friends and familiar faces again.

It seems like only a few weeks ago the bar opened for Friday night happy hour, but a look at my calendar revealed that the first happy hour was April 16. A band volunteered to play and took donations. It was called “Last Two Standing,” but was really a four-piece band. They played blues, doo-wop, classics, and oldies and really had a lot of folks out on the dance floor, including myself and my wife Cherie. It was a fun evening.

The biggest draw so far was $5 hamburgers and potato salad, or beans, and chips barbecued by the American Legion Riders. The turnout exceeded the Riders’ expectations, and they are talking about doing it again.

There is also some talk from the bar tenders about getting the band back for another happy hour.

The post is beginning to hit on all cylinders again. June 19 we were scheduled to serve beer and wine at the Junior Livestock auction at the fairgrounds. I’ll provide a report and photo for next month’s bulletin.

Our finance officer, Mike Schiavone has talked to the fair manager about our Beer Tree at the fair, which will be Aug. 26-29. There is a book at the bar to sign up for shifts at our beer booth. I signed up for two days of selling tickets. I noticed Dick Pacileo signed up as a beer puller.

June 15 the governor eliminated the color codes and opened the whole state, dropping mandatory masking. I shopped Costco without a mask. What a thrill. 

For sure, the post will be cooking and bar tending for the Jeepers Jamboree this year. I’m sorry to miss that event. Months ago, we booked our 10-person family into a vacation home rental in Sunriver, Ore. The cost of this made me regret selling my mother’s house in Sunriver, but at the time I was concerned about making sure she had enough money.

With monthly dinner meetings restarting, I believe we will get back some of those members who are close to being dropped, maybe even those who have already been dropped. Post membership is a small price to pay for the comradeship of monthly dinner meetings.

-Mike R

 Below is the great turn out at the Post for the burgers and two of the chefs: Carlos Navarette and right ALR secretary Gary Coverdale.

Adjutant Corner

To my fellow Legionnaires,

   The Post 110 is now OPEN for the WEDNESDAY NIGHT DINNERS

1st Wednesday: Open 6pm for Social Hour; 7pm Dinner; 8pm Membership Meeting

2nd Wednesday: Legion Riders and Sons – 6pm

3rd Wednesday: Bartenders Mtg - 5:30; Executive Board – 6pm

Friday Nights -- Happy Hour Bar Opens from 5pm to 9pm

At the June 2, 2021 membership meeting we had only 22 members in attendance.  The installation, performed by Bud Brown, of the newly elected Post Officers was held.  The new Post Officers are:

    Post Commander:  Mike Raffety

    1st Vice:    Sam Bradley

    2nd Vice:     James Leadbetter

    Finance Officer: Mike Schiavone

    Sgt. At Arms: Milt Bandera

    Appointed Officers: Adjutant, Chaplin, Membership, will stay the same.

    Exec. Committee: Stayed the same adding one new member:  William Comstock

   

 

Membership Corner

   AS OF JULY 1st THE DUES ARE $50.00 FOR THE FISCAL YEAR ANNUALLY.

   As I promised on June 30, I have removed from our data base all members that have not paid membership dues and are in arrears for 1 and 2 years.  Sadly, that amounted to 101 members DROPPED.

Now our total is 534 current dues paying members.  I am sorry to say included in those 101 dropped members are several members that had many accumulated years such as 45 years, 40 years, etc.  This means that if and/or when these 101 dropped members come back they will start at year one as if they are signing up as new members.  Sorry but those are the rules.  I’m sure I speak for all legion members when I say we are sorry to see you go and we hope that you will consider coming back.

Mr. Kent (Bones) Dunn Congratulations, you have reached the magic number of 50 continuous years.  After that the post pays for your membership.  So sit back and don’t worry about paying membership dues on time.  “We Gotcha.”


 
Service Officer Spotlight
Multi-tasking on Friday night.

While Zooming into a national charity that I volunteer for, explaining their restructuring, I found myself multi-tasking.
Better dial 911.
Kind of, sort of, a suicide threat. Vietnam Veteran. Turned him down for financial help, since his problem is caused by horrific decisions, which we have discussed numerous times before. Will not throw good money after bad, at least this time. But I cannot ignore certain comments...
She better call APS.
Grandma, the Veteran, just now discharged from the hospital, may or may not have COVID. Hospice referral, but not qualified. Granddaughter is overwhelmed. Needs to buy diapers. Needs to buy Ensure. Facing 24/7 caregiving.
Will make sure she goes to county Veteran Services, and applies for Aid and Attendance. Might generate $1700 per month. And will refer her to Only Kindness, which has a county funded Veterans Outreach Project.
Sheriff’s deputy calls. I explain why I want a welfare check. They are well trained.
Communicate with Tim Page, former county Veterans Commissioner. Our homeless Veteran of concern has been kicked out of his usual haunts, and not been eating at the Upper Room. Since he has no money, this cannot be good.
Text from Vietnam Veteran. “Thanks."
Maybe he means it.

 David Zelinsky
Service Officer
American Legion Post 119
530-919-8488
American Legion Auxiliary

Hi All,

The American Legion Post has decided to open the hall up.  The dinners will start again at 7:00 PM, social hour at 6:00 PM.  The Auxiliary’s meeting will change back to 8:00 PM.  

The Auxiliary will start up the Raffles again.  Your donations will be appreciated.

The Auxiliary officers are:  

President        Janie Bandera        530.677.4423
1st Vice            Rebecca Mary        530.677.4423
2nd Vice        Vacant
Secretary        Caroline Mueller    530.622.0674
Treasurer        Vacant
Chaplain        Dolores Wadsworth    530.677.1255
Sgt at Arms        Joy Krahn        530.677.6356
Marshall        Vacant
Exe Committee    Vacant    

You can see from the list we are in need of officers.  If you are interested please let me know and come to the next meeting in July.

The Auxiliary is still in need of help in all duties of the programs.  Anyone interested will need to review the program and endeavor to complete as much of the program as possible.  You would be required to complete a simple form to report to district twice a year.  Please dig deep and help out.  

Whether you are volunteering or not come to our meeting.  I have a small group of members that come to the meeting but I would like to see more of you.  The meetings are structured but easy going.  I would love to see your smiling faces.

Thank you!
Janie Bandera, President
(530) 677-4423

CAKE LIST:  Janie Bandera, Joy Krahn, Carol Mueller, RoseMary Lewis. Rebecca Marty

From your Editor: There have been a lot of changes and not the least of which is I am back as your editor.  Stay well.
“Courage is like a muscle. We strengthen it by use.” Ruth Gordon

Enjoy this newsletter. If you have suggestions, you can reach me at Steph2472@yahoo.com   Steph
 

July Birthdays                 

Service            

Era

Edgar Quint

USA

Korea

Kenneth Ball

USA

Vietnam

William Srader

USN

Vietnam

Daniel Murphy

USA

Vietnam

Jeffery Lee

USA

Persian Gulf

Lee Sanders

USN

Korea

Franklin Finegan

USN

Vietnam

Michael Muetz

USA

Vietnam

Gerald Smith

USA

Vietnam

David Smythe

USMC

Vietnam

Steven Tracy

USA

Vietnam

Johan Lai

USN

Persian Gulf

James Campini

USA

Korea

Robert Craven

USN

Vietnam

Albert Freitag

USAF

Vietnam

Cal Krueger

USA

Vietnam

Randy Baker

USA

Vietnam

Samuel Fergason

USN

Vietnam

Angela Hastings

USA

Persian Gulf

Howard Lampson

USA

Persian Gulf

Harry Norris

USA

Vietnam

Joshua Major

USMC

Persian Gulf

Royce Carr

USA

Lebanon/Grenada

Phillip Mead

USAF

Vietnam

Joe Moreno

USA

Vietnam

John Davis 

USN

Vietnam

Paul Harlow

USN

Lebanon/Grenada

Richard Solomon

USA

Vietnam

Jason Shepherd

USAF

Vietnam

Robert Young

USN

Vietnam

Jamie Gulley

USA

Lebanon/Grenada

Brett Perkins

USAF

Persian Gulf

Robert Graham

USA

Vietnam

Donald Carlson

USA

Vietnam

Kurt Taylor

USA

Lebanon/Grenada

Clifford Schmidt

USAF

Lebanon/Grenada

Dedrie Olenick

USAF

Persian Gulf

Ronald Eddy

USAF

UKN

John Dale

USN

Vietnam

Angelo Battaglia

USAF

WWII

Ronald Davidson

USN

Vietnam

John Smith

USA

Vietnam

William (Sam) Bradley

USN

Vietnam

James Wassner

USA

Vietnam

Theodore Epperson

USN

Persian Gulf

Michael Troop

USA

Vietnam

Ken Mikulecky

USAF

Vietnam

James Maxey

USA

Vietnam

Louis Gagne

USAF

Vietnam

Richard Humphrey

USMC

Vietnam

Kurt Luther

USMC

Lebanon/Grenada

For upcoming events/calendar, click here
Did you know?

July 17, 1925
The Legion creates the American Legion Baseball program. Today, more than 50 percent of Major League Baseball players are graduates of the program. About 82,000 youths play on Legion-sponsored teams each year.

Shake you head....


"I'm afraid for the calendar. Its days are numbered."


"My wife said I should do lunges to stay in shape. That would be a big step forward."

Executive Team

Commander Mike Raffety
(530) 626-8020
1st Vice Sam Bradley 
(530) 626-3956
2nd Vice James Leadbetter
(916) 254-7529
Adjutant Joe Rendon
(530) 672-1161
Finance Mike Schiavone
(530) 409-2710
Sgt At Arms Milt Bandera
(530) 677-4423
Chaplain Edgar "Bud" Brown
530-677-4135
Judge Advocate Vacant

Bar Manager Barb Schiavone 
(530) 409-7746
Building Manager James Leadbetter
(916) 254-7529
Veterans Service David Zelinsky
(530) 919-8488
Membership Joseph Rendon
(530) 672-1161
Historian Vacant
Newsletter Editor Stephanie Carlson
(530) 409-9716
Executive Board Members
Jim Ayers (916) 739-9421
Bud Brown (530) 677-4135
L. Flannery
W. Comstock
John Krahn (530)-677-6356
Bob Russell (530) 626-5533
Vacant position

Calendar of Meetings

All Legion Members welcome
.

Chapter 119 American Legion Riders 
President Sam Fergason
530-409-7489 
Vice President Carlos Navarette
(916) 204-6038
Secretary Diane Beastrom
(916) 224-0936
Treasurer Jane Fergason 
(530) 409-7487
Sgt at Arms James Leadbetter
(916) 254-7529
Membership Critter Springer-Maxey
(530) 622-1961
Chaplain Robert Flowers 
(530) 417-5802
Run Coordinator Sam Fergason 
(530) 409-7489
Safety Officer Vacant
Historian Vacant
The Legion Riders meet on the second
Wednesday of each month,
MEETING STARTS AT 1800
.


Unit 119 American Legion Auxiliary
President Janie Bandera
(530) 677-4423
1st Vice Rebecca Marty
(530) 677-4423
2nd Vice VACANT
Secretary Carol Mueller
(530) 622-0674
Treasurer VACANT
Chaplain Dolores Wadsworth
(530) 677-1255
Sgt At Arms Joy Krahn
(530) 677-6356
Marshall VACANT
Executive Committee VACANT
The Auxiliary Meets on the First Wednesday of each month at 2000
 

Unit 119 Sons of the American Legion
Commander Robert Flowers
(530) 417-5802
First Vice Bill Bryant
(530) 409-8414
Adjutant Bill Bryant
(530) 409-8414
Treasurer Bill Bryant
(530) 409-8414
Membership Bill Bryant
(530) 409-8414
Sgt at Arms Mike Ross
(916) 747-7637
Historian Vacant
Chaplain Robert Flowers
(530) 417-5802
The Squadron meets on the Second
Wednesday of each month,
MEETING STARTS AT 1730


 40 & 8
Chef de Gare
John Krahn (530) 677-6356
Commissaire Intendant
Al Rankin (530) 903-6768
Correspondent
Bud Brown (530) 677-4135
Conducteur
Bob Russell (530) 676-5533
Garde de LaPorte
Leo Cooper (530) 306-3969
Chef de Train
Milt Bandera (530) 677-4423
Lampiste Vacant
40 & 8 meets the first Monday of each month at 1730

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