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The American Legion
Nonprofit org.
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Pensacola, FL
Permit No. 385
Warrington Post 240
8666 Gulf Beach Highway
Pensacola FL 32507-2639
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The
Victor’s Voice
FOR GOD AND COUNTRY SEPTEMBER 2010
Post 240 website: www.americanlegion240.org
Commander’s Corner
COMMANDER
Don’t forget on Saturday September 11 at 1200 am we will be having a 9-11 and POW/MIA Ceremony in the
Jimmy Martin 982-1947
Main Hall. Hal Eyerly will be the guest speaker. Please come out and support our ceremony. I want to
ADJUTANT
Michael Munoz 292-1464 welcome Mary Taffaro as our new Ladies Auxiliary Unit 240 President. Her and her new Officers have some
1ST VICE COMMANDER new and old exciting ideas about the Auxiliary and I hope you will come back to the meetings and see what
Marsha Martin 982-5750 they are doing for the American Legion Post 240. Regretfully, Stu Baker has resigned as our Post Chaplain.
2ND VICE COMMANDER Thank you Stu for all you have done for the American Legion and our members. At our August General
Cecil Russell 457-1153
Membership meeting we held nominations for Post Chaplain, the Reverend Delbert Murray was nominated
3RD VICE COMMANDER
Jake Taffaro 251-987-5848 to fill the Officer position of Post Chaplain. At our September General Membership meeting we will have
nominations again and then vote on a new Chaplain. Please keep Cecil Russell in your prayers. He was
FINANCE OFFICER
Hal Eyerly 944-7741
just elected as our 2nd Vice but he had a brain aneurism problem and is partially paralyzed. Get well Cecil.
HISTORIAN
On to brighter things, on the 3rd Tuesday of every month at 0800 am, our Post goes to the Veterans Clinic
Chuck Krahn 458-0530
and supports the Veterans with donuts, juice and coffee. I’m going to put a sign up list in the lounge for
SERGEANT-AT-ARMS
John Gilkerson 455-3740 anyone who wants to volunteer to go to the VA and serve them coffee and donuts and just talk with them. If
we can get different people to volunteer then it won’t be a burden on people who volunteer all the time. Let
CHAPLAIN
vacant
me know if you want to volunteer to take a Tuesday. The Executive Board is still working on lowering the
SERVICE OFFICER
Main Hall Rental. There are a few details to work out, but I’m sure it’s going to be $100.00 for Members
Greg Grover 450-3702
over 3 years and $200.00 for members under 3 and Non Members. I will let you know for sure in October.
ALR DIRECTOR
John Mille is still trying new things in the lounge to bring in our members and Veterans, please come out
J.D. Ellis 554-5257
and see what is happening in the Lounge and the Post. I’m looking for a volunteer to coordinate the
SAL COMMANDER
Mark Seaman 453-4357 Oktoberfest on Oct. 9 at the Post. Please call me to fill this important position.
CHAPLAIN EMERITUS For God and Country– Jimmy Lee Martin
Mary Kent 457-1822
HOUSE COMMITTEE
Phil Gist 456-2914
Al Rogers 455-2741
Ron Woolsey 453-6969
Ken Shepherd 457-7328
Frank O’Neal 455-1639
LOUNGE MANAGER
John Mille 455-6111
1st Vice Commander
I would like to extend a warm welcome to our newest members: Joseph Burke, Chapin Holub, Rebecca
Domeier, Susan Hicks, Rodrigo Janson, Aaron Fjestad and Jerry Bearce. Our goal is 55% by 8 Sep
2010. If you have not renewed your membership please see me or our Adjutant “Mouse” and we would be
happy to help you. Please join us in the Lounge on Sunday 12 Sep for our Membership Appreciation Day.
We will have fried chicken and a potluck – so bring your favorite dish. We will also have entertainment by
Troy Thacker. Hope to see everyone there!! We are also having our “Early Bird” dinner in Oct – more
details to follow. For God and Country Marsha Martin
American Legion Auxiliary
An earring was found in the Auxiliary meeting room; call
Mary and identify 251-978-0420. The Auxiliary was requested
by Department to amend the By-Laws to add Article IV, Section
5. that states “Ten Members shall constitute a quorum at the
regular meeting”. There was a discussion at the 8/10 meeting to
increase 2012 dues to Sr. $25 from $20 and Jr. to $6 from $4 as
dues to Department increased to $12.50 and $3.The Auxiliary is
planning a number of events; and to start we are participating in
the Oktoberfest on Oct. 9th with a Cake Walk and ask that
anyone wanting to donate a cake for that day to contact Anita
Sullivan or myself. On Oct. 30th from 12-3pm we will have
Halloween party for the children of the community with candy,
cookies and a costume contest for different ages. In December
there will be a Christmas Party for the children and Santa will be
there along with his helpers.
For God and Country Mary Taffaro, President
American Legion Riders
Hey Riders, September is here and maybe it will
not be as hot! So let's do some riding; Sept. 11th
VFW 706 Poker Run for the USO. Also, on the 11th
there will be a 9/11 ceremony as well as a
POW/MIA ceremony, to remember those we have
lost. At 12:00 noon at Post 240. Our ALR meeting
is on the 12th at 10:00 a.m. We will ride some
where after the meeting. Sept.17th - 19th is the 3rd
annual Five Flags Bike Fest. Sept. 18th - POW/MIA
Observation run at Post 340 Sept. 23rd-26th Thunder Beach As you can see this is a busy
month. Don't forget Sept 16th & 30th is (OUR)
Poker Run meetings, at the Post at 6:30 p.m. So,
Be and Ride Safe, and support the Post, Auxiliary,
and Sons meetings.
For God and Country J.D. Ellis Sr. Director

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