Welcome back to our Winter Visitors! If you are an annual member of the Post, your membership expired on August 31, 2020. If you have not paid your dues, please do so to ensure you have continued access to Club activities. To renew, come into the Club Monday, Tuesday and Wednesdays between noon and 3 p.m. to see Kim Herrera in the office. Many thanks to all of our members who since May have made it possible for our Post to operate while protecting the safety of our membership as a whole. These Volunteers are unsung heroes during these unprecedented times! They have donated hundreds of hours volunteering to check symptoms at the front door, shop, cook, and serve meals, cleaning fryers in the kitchen, running BINGO sessions, and handling the ongoing maintenance of the facility. Thank you to these members who value our Club enough to give their time. The efforts put forth do not go unrecognized. Thank you all! Another way to help when you do not have the time or physical ability is to make a $50 donation to the Bernice Aris Challenge Fund. Make the check payable to AMVETS Post 770 with “Bernice Aris Challenge Fund” in the memo part of the check. If every member of this Post were to match her $50 donation, as a means to raise money for Club operations, it would generate approximately $40K. There are no plans for a Thanksgiving Dinner due to a lack of available volunteers. It’s November, this is the time to think about who to nominate for Post/Club Officer positions at the March 2021 meeting. I need a Nomination Committee Chairperson. Valerie Davis volunteered to hold the Election Committee Chair position. A big thank you to Sharon and Reuben Felt for running our Bar Bingo sessions held on the first and third Thursdays monthly from 3 - 5 p.m. Consider coming in to play. The game is fun and easy to follow while socializing with friends. Please come in on Saturday afternoons to join us for the Queen of Hearts Raffle from 3:45 p.m. to 5 p.m. The raffle is only open to AMVETS members; members must have their membership card and an additional picture ID to purchase tickets. The raffle tickets sell for $1 each ticket, 6 for $5, 12 for $10 or 25 for $20. If your ticket is selected you automatically win a cash prize (based on the amount of Jackpot) and have the opportunity to reveal the “Queen of Heart” to win the Jackpot Prize. Complete instructions and the payout schedule are available.
From The 1st Vice Commander
AMVETS Post #770 Membership as of 15 Feb 2020; 222 annual members, 213 life members, 435 annual & life Post members; 85 Sons of and 291 Ladies Aux, for a total of 811 Post members.
List of new members sworn in for Feb 2020 ; Timothy Asp – US Navy, David Herbig – USMC, Thomas McCracken – US Army, David Taylor – US Army, Steven Thompson USAF/US Army, Byron Tyler – US Navy, John Lawson – USAF and Morton Wagenfeld – US Army.
Annual Post members, if you haven’t renewed your dues for 2019–2020, please do so. If you don’t you’ll not be able to come in and drink.
To all the members who continuously volunteer in the Club, please accept my deepest gratitude. These members are instrumental in the success we are fortunate enough to experience here at Post #0770. AMVETS relies on volunteerism on every level and without these dedicated members our facility would not exist. Currently Post #0770 has a membership collectively of over 900 people, however less than 5% of our members are responsible for fulfilling all of the positions demanding volunteers. As a Member of Post #0770 please take a moment and think about where you may have the time to help with a function or project within the Club/Post. We always need help with the Fish Fry on Friday nights, with BINGO, with Post planned meals, with cleaning projects or a variety of fundraising projects that happen throughout the year. Don’t be shy; there is always someone willing to teach you the ropes. Thank you to those who do come to help on a regular basis. Post #0770 would not be successful without you!