News and Information for Summer 2016

Next General meeting will be at 6:00pm on 27 October 2016

As a result of a suggestion made at our Town Hall meeting, we are changing our Happy Hours schedule to allow “working folks” to participate in our reduced prices from 2-6 Monday thru Saturday. As soon as we can change the POS system, we will put this into effect! Thanks for the suggestion.

Our Town Hall meeting was lightly attended, but feedback was very positive and we have agreed to have future meetings. If you want to hear straight-forward answers about what is happening at the Post, within the Auxiliary, Squadron, or the Rider’s Unit, please come to the next Town Hall when we schedule it. Many thanks to those members who did participate!

2017 membership cards are in the office.  Stop in now to renew your membership. We are currently above 50% of our 2017 goal, and have a target of at least 55% by November 1st.  Cash, check or credit cards accepted.

 

Sep 17, 2016 : Post Commander

We are in the process of modifying our “Donate” capability on the website. Not only will you be able to make one-time donations by credit card, you can learn more about the Endowment Fund we are setting up to assure our ability to support our Legion programs forever! Finally, we will soon be introducing a new “Prosperity Pledge” program whereby you can receive a series of gifts and benefits based on the level of support you can commit to. More on that shortly.

All the newsletter “authors” are constantly in the process of adding updated information to their page, so click on the News links on the left column to see their new input. Check as often as possible for new info. Note that each page will have new input on the top, but, if you scroll down the pages, their earlier input will still  be available in case you missed it!

The Queen of Hearts was found on September 6th by June Moyer! Her prize was 70% of the total jackpot, with 30% going to the Post. The total JACKPOT was $20, 747. We started  the next game last week, with an initial $1000 funding from the Post. While the crowd did drop a bit, we were pleased to see a lot of you continue to support the game.  Many thanks to everyone who support the raffle and special thanks to Wayne & Susie Doerr as well as Randy Thomas and Billy Estes.

Stay cool and remember that it IS cool at the Post!

Rodger Wells

 

Post 44’s Financial Status

The financial situation at Post 44 is in a growth mode. The expenses have been kept under control and our revenues to the Club have been steady. At our September meeting, our Finance Officer, John Orendorff, will be presenting a good picture for all of us to see. Much of our success is because of the efforts of Tommy Paul, Junior Vice Commander. Also, the steady flow of 2017 dues payments has contributed to our stability. Remember to get your dues paid as soon as you can.

To build an Endowment Fund, we are developing an agreement with a national charitable foundation to address major gifts that may be given to Post 44. This program will involve gifts of appreciated assets: real estate, stocks, businesses, artwork, etc. that will face major capital gain taxes when sold conventionally. When donated and sold through the foundation, all capital gains taxes and sales commissions can be avoided and donors can receive significant benefits while helping the Post. Also, large tax deductions and lifetime annuities can be provided which can well exceed whatever income the assets now provide.

We will hold informational meetings in early November for anyone who might benefit from such an opportunity. Information will be provided later in the year, or stop by or call the office if you have questions.

Recurring Events….

  • Live music Saturdays, click here for schedule
  • Sunday Brunch served from 10 am to 1 pm each Sunday.
  • Bingo on Mondays beginning at 3 pm
  • Tuesday Queen of Hearts drawing at 6:30
  • Karaoke Tuesdays from 6 – 9 pm with pause for Queen of Hearts drawing.
  • Bar Bingo every Thursday from 6:30PM to 8:30PM.
  • Friday Night Fish Fry starts at 5:00PM.