November Calendar by KerryBuckvic


									                                                                              POST STATS                              ELI DORSEY

                                                                                                                                                            Issue 9-10, 2008
                                                                                                                                                            July - August. 2009
                                                                                                                                                            Published Bimonthly
                                                                                                                                                            Tel. 785-842-3415
                                                                                                                                                            Lawrence, Ks. 66049
                                                                                                                                                            3408 W 6th St.
                                                                                                                                                            Dorsey-Liberty Post #14
                                                                                                                                                            The American Legion Newsletter
                    JULY SCHEDULE

July 4: Independence Day. See notes of interest

July 7 , Legionnaire Meeting
5:30 pm lounge opens.
6:30 pm informal dinner.                                          E-mail
7:30 pm- business meeting.                                          Web page
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

                                                                                                                                      WESLEY ELLISON
5:30pm lounge opens.                                     ―veteran‖. As long as you are actively serving

                                                                                                                                       LAWRENCE, KS
                                                                                                                                       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
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

                                                                                                                                                                            Postage Paid
                                                                                                                                                                            Permit #177
                                                         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,
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.

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