Well, it is finally here. My last Commander’s Corner to write. I am not leaving but I am going back to Quartermaster. Who knows, maybe later I will run for Commander again but for now I must step back. With State Conference being the first of next month, we are the only Post in our District that is qualified to make All State or All American. Thank you all for your contributions of time and effort to make that happen. It is not a single person honor – it is the complete Post.
We have 2 events in May. Mother’s Day and Memorial Day. For Mother’s Day we will again have a free breakfast for the mother’s during the regular breakfast on 9 May from 8 till 10am. For Memorial Day we again be putting flags on graves on Saturday and picking them up on Tuesday. If you would like to help just let me know.
Mother’s Day is Sunday 8 May and we will be doing breakfast for them on the Hall Side. Mothers eat free. As long as we are talking about food, we will be offering 2 skewers of shrimp to go with your steak for just $5. Give it a try.
Monday the 30th is Memorial Day and we will be putting flags out on Saturday the 28th and picking them up on the 31st. If you would like to help you are more than welcome and can sign up in the Canteen about the 15th and after.
Thank you all for the support and trust you have given me for the past 2 years as your Commander. I would also like to thank Jay Dietz, Gary Randall and Rob Hill for their time and effort they have put into the Post. Keep on keeping on.
Al Butler – Commander
April was a busy month. Our Easter Egg Hunt for the kids was a success. The kids had a great time. I want to thank all the help and the Easter Bunny for coming and spending some time with the kids.
We talked about the upcoming month. We have the Memorial Day weekend coming up. We need help putting the flags on the graves at the Benton County Memorial cemetery on Mat 28th at 7;30am and picking them up on May 31st at 7;30am. We need all the help we can get.
We discussed if anyone has any fundraising ideas. Please let us know.
We held our elections. President is Connie Fields, Sr Vice is Kathy Tobey, Jr Vice is Kenny Cogdill. Treasurer is Joyce Polk, Chaplin Carol Gold, Secretary is Dee Wellesly, Conductress is Mary Downey, Guard is Tracy Butler, and Patriotic Instructor is Joyce Butler.
The State Convention is June 2 through June 5 in Hot Springs. National Convention is July 16 through 20 in Kansas City.
Connie Fields - President