POST STATS ELI DORSEY
Issue 9-10, 2008
July - August. 2009
Lawrence, Ks. 66049
3408 W 6th St.
Dorsey-Liberty Post #14
The American Legion Newsletter
July 4: Independence Day. See notes of interest
July 7 , Legionnaire Meeting
5:30 pm lounge opens.
6:30 pm informal dinner. E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
7:30 pm- business meeting. Web page www.legion14.org
E-Board meeting after business meeting
Fellow Legionnaires, Be reminded that we
July 15: E-board meeting 7:00 pm still have over 70 Memorial Bricks for sale.
Buy one for yourself as contributor or a
July 27: Auxiliary Card Party. Reservations please, loved one as a memorial.
1 pm. For bridge: Eileen Martin: 865-2445, For
canasta: Lila Patton 843-7698 MEMBERSHIP
As of 04-30-2009, our membership stands at 571.
SERVICE MEN/WOMEN AS MEMBERS
AUGUST SCHEDULE As a matter of record, active service members have May – June
already paid the price to become Legion Members.
August 4, Legionnaire Meeting You don‘t have to be discharged to be labeled AMERICAN LEGION
5:30pm lounge opens. ―veteran‖. As long as you are actively serving
1729 N 1000 RD
6:30pm informal dinner– Guest speaker honorably in any branch of the service you are eligible.
7:30pm business meeting. Most receiving this newsletter won‘t be actively
E-Board meeting after business meeting serving, but if you know someone who is, inform them.
Post a notice on your local National Guard and Reserve
August 19: E-board meeting 7:00 pm bulletin boards of this fact.
August 24: Auxiliary Card Party. Reservations please, Post Officers 2009-2010
1 pm For bridge: Eileen Martin: 865-2445, For canasta: Don Dalquest Commander
Margaret Middleton 312-7243 or Lila Patton 843-7698 Leo Langlois 1st Vice-Cdr
Jerry Hanson 2nd Vice-Cdr AUXILIARY
August 28: Articles due for September/October Ed Mount Adjutant
newsletter Steve Markley Finance Officer
John Studdard Chaplain
Don Weis Sgt-at-Arms
Jim Bradley Service Officer
WANTED: WILLING VETERAN:
Our Bingo Manager, Hank Sipple, will be moving
to New Hampshire. We will need a person to fill
that position as Bingo Manager. The person must Ladies Auxiliary Unit Officers: 2009-2010
be a dedicated member of Dorsey-Liberty Post President Lila Patton
14. Some knowledge of computers is also needed 1st Vice President Eloise Kerr
Lawrence, Ks 66044
for this position. Contact Don Dalquest Secretary Valerie Moreau
Treasurer Norma Basore
Chaplain Betty Olson
Historian Lenora Crumet
recently from the buffets, thanks to Chief Cook Shrimp Peel
July / August Notes of Interest Del Barnett.
For The Month Ended May 31, 2009:
Our annual Shrimp Peel occasion was another
success. Attendees had their fill of shrimp and
Hello Fellow Legionnaires. Come join us. It‘s the 4th Tuesday of each month Receipts: $14,670.29 other tempting delights. The Post made a little
By the time you receive this at the Post at 1:00 pm. Expenses: 13,966.90 money that is being put to good use, and those
bulletin, I have been your new Lila Patton $703.39 attending enjoyed some fellowship in the process.
Commander for a month. As Checking and Saving Accounts: Thanks to the volunteers that made it happen.
with my predecessor Jerry From the Finance Officer Avenue of Flags $2,379.62
Hanson, I face a prospect of March - April 2009 Baseball 13,906.68
revenue, new membership and Although I have been a member for over 25 Bingo 16,603.59
member participation. While I years it is just recently, and after being semi- Boys State 4,464.66
can assure you that we will continue to participate retired, I decided I needed to give something General Fund 6,460.87
in activities that define us as Legionnaires, my back, now as Financial Officer. My Mom, Ethel Post Home Checking 1,086.39
overriding goal is to secure, if possible a stable DeGraff, was a member of the auxiliary for many Post Home Savings 6,722.39
and dependable source of revenue and new years and assisted in many of the Post projects, so $51,624.20 Every Saturday and Monday night.
members. I will be calling on many of you to I am trying to follow in her footsteps. Mortgage Bal. - $87,382.75
Doors open at 5:30 PM games begin at
help me in this regard. In addition, as in the past, Many thanks to former Finance Officer and Steve, email@example.com
our Auxiliary Unit # 14 has shared their ‗time, present Bingo Manager, Hank Sipple. How Hank
talent and treasure‘ with us, and for this we are managed to be Manager of Bingo and Finance Membership.
Can play all games for as little as $13.00
grateful. I feel confident that this will continue. Officer is a mystery to me, so it is humbling to We just received membership Come out and support your post
Finally, let me say that I will be proud to serve as find the Finance Officer enough for me, which is materials from Department for the _____________________
your new Commander, and I urge all only one half Hank‘s jobs. Hank, a tip of the 2010 membership year so be prepared
Legionnaires and Unit members alike to use this Legion hat to you for leaving the finances of the to receive your dues notice from our national
beautiful facility, to take advantage of the post in such good shape. As a matter of fact office in Indianapolis. We keep a portion of your Clyde Bysom and his big
activities we offer and to VOLUNTEER when the according to the final reports, the Post turned a dues and send the balance to Department band sound
call goes out. profit for the year—the first in many years, so the (Topeka). They, in turn, keep a portion for their Sunday Afternoon 2-4
Don Dalquest. credit belongs to previous Commander Jerry budget, and sent the balance back to Indianapolis Call Post for Dates
Hanson, past officers, members, auxiliary, bingo - each of these entities count on your dues as Junkyard Jazz every Thursday
From the President of the workers and staff here at the Post. It will be a operating income. It is important then that you
Legion Auxiliary: challenge to have 2009-10 equal past respond quickly so these folks can prepare their
Well, once again we have had Lounge
accomplishments. respective budgets.
our Annual Shrimp Peel and Open every Thursday at
As one of the last acts by Finance Officer Hank We at the Post level are charged with growing,
it was great. We had a very Sipple, the mortgage was re-financed to a lower or at least maintaining current membership levels. 5:30 PM unless the room has
good turn-out. The food was rate (6.5%). The monthly payment was reduced You can help in that regard by reaching out to our been booked for a special event.
really good. from approximately $1,600 to right at $1,000 or a younger veterans and inviting them to join the We will let you know in
I would like to take this opportunity to say $600 reduction. The Executive Board met and Legion. advance of a special booking
thanks to all who brought desserts and also to decided to continue, if possible, making the Lastly, make it a point to come out and use our either by posting or in the
those who came to help. That‘s what helps make previous payment to pay down the principal. We facilities, join in our business, social, and patriotic newsletter.
these fund raisers a success. Thanks again. have another balloon payment in 2014, at which activities, you‘ll be glad you did.
Ladies, I am in need of someone to take over time the balance should be $50,000 without the Leo Langlois
Girls State. Lenora currently has been doing it added principal payments. Thursday Night Buffet &
for the Although the Shrimp Peel was a June item, th
July 4 – Independence Day Junkyard Jazz
last 7 years. She is retiring and I need someone to early reports appear we had about $2,700 in We need good people to display flags here at Open 5:00pm
take her place. Please give me a call if you are income and $1,250 in expenses to date for a net the Post Home. We will be putting them up at Catered Buffet 6:15PM
interested. 843-7698. income of approximately $1,450. The Post has 7:00 AM and lowered at 4:00 PM. It will only
We are still having a good turn-out for our card Music starts 7:00PM
made good money in the bar, as well, and most take about 30 minutes each time.
party. It‘s fun and good to see so many friends.