Election Reports

As soon as your elections are concluded, please prepare and submit your election reports online to National with copies to District. Election reports online are forwarded directly to Department by National. If you are old school and prepare the reports manually, then copies must be submitted both to Department and District.

Installation of Officers

There is a requirement that the installing officer review the DD-214’s of the incoming officers. Over the years there have been several instances where individuals were installed and later found to be ineligible. Had procedures been followed, that would have never happened. Bottom line, please have a folder available for the installing officer to review prior to the meeting.

Gold Bar Auxiliary Changing May’s Meeting Date

Here is a note I received from Arden

 

we are postponing our meeting from the first Thursday to the third Thursday, May 21st.I’m going to be on vacation and the ladies don’t want to have our installation without me.How nice!!!!Hope to see you at the breakfast on the 21st of March.”

 

Hope your vacation is a good one.

 

Please note that that is the May meeting—Not April.

Post 8870 Moves Date & Time of Meeting

Post 8870 voted to move its monthly meeting from noon on the second Friday of the month to a 6PM meeting on the third Tuesday of the month. The meetings will continue to be held at the American Legion Hall. A light meal will be served at 5:15PM and the business meeting will commence at 6PM. The reason for the move is to allow the younger veterans (and a lot of older veterans, too) who are still working to attend the meetings. Arrangements will be made to assist those comrades who cannot drive in the dark.

Delegate Fees

There are a couple of fees each Post has to pay in the next month. First, Department will be sending you a State Delegate Fee based on your Post membership on April 15th. The fee is $6 per delegate and delegates are computed on one per thirty member plus one for the Commander.

The second fee is for the National Convention. A minimum of one delegate fee of $25 must be paid plus an additional $10 for each delegate attending the Convention. Please make sure your QM is on top of these payments.

2016 Essay Themes

Department announced that next year’s youth essay theme will be

“Why is America My Favorite Country?”

National has also announced their themes. They are:

Themes for Voice of Democracy are “My Vision for America” while the Patriots Pen theme will be “What Freedom Means to Me”.

It’s not too early to let your teachers and schools know the themes so they can build them into their curriculum for next year.

Tally Reports

Post 921 1040 1561 2100 2554 7511 8870 9417
Bylaws 8/2/13 See individual post page
Articles X 11/4/13 X X X X X X X
Insp. 1/10 10/14 10/2 10/7 10/21 10/9 11/13 11/14 11/29
990’s 13 13 14 13 EXT 14 13 13 13
Audit
Jun 7/30 7/7 7/8 10/14 8/18 9/17 7/15 7/22

Sep 10/30 10/6 10/8 10/22 11/14 12/15 10/14 11/3

Dec 1/20 1/14 1/9 2/10 2/13 1/20 2/16 3/23
C.S.R. Post 921 1040 1561 2100 2554 7511 8870 9417
May 5/30 6/2 11/5 6/13 7/9 9/15 6/3 7/28
Jun 6/30 7/7 7/14 7/7 8/10 9/15 6/24 7/28
Jul 7/30 8/5 8/10 8/10 8/10 9/15 7/30 8/8
Aug 8/28 9/5 9/11 9/5 10/20 9/15 9/3 9/12
Sep 10/6 10/3 10/14 10/6 10/20 10/9 9/26 10/14
Oct 10/30 11/7 11/12 11/6 11/17 11/13 10/27 11/5
Nov 12/11 12/5 1/13 12/15 1/8 1/6 12/30 12/12
Dec 1/2 12/31 1/13 1/13 1/13 1/6 12/30 1/22
Jan 1/29 2/6 2/10 2/16 2/20 2/9 1/27 2/16
Feb 3/4 3/5 3/4 3/18 3/12 2/17 3/9
Hospital Report Post 921 1040 1561 2100 2554 7511 8870 9417
May 5/30 6/2 MIA 6/13 7/9 9/15 6/3 7/31
Jun 6/30 7/7 7/14 7/7 8/10 9/15 6/3 7/31
Jul 7/30 8/5 8/10 8/10 8/10 9/15 7/30 8/8
Aug 8/28 9/5 9/11 9/5 MIA 9/15 9/3 9/12
Sep 10/30 10/3 10/14 10/6 11/3 10/6 9/29 10/14
Oct 10/30 11/7 11/12 11/6 11/17 11/13 10/27 11/5
Nov 12/11 12/5 1/13 12/15 2/13 1/6 12/3 12/12
Dec 1/2 12/31 1/13 1/13 1/13 1/6 12/30 1/22
Jan 1/29 2/6 2/10 2/16 2/20 2/9 1/27 2/16
Feb 3/4 3/5 3/4 3/18 3/12 3/9
Chaplain’s Report Post 921 1040 1561 2100 2554 7511 8870 9417
May X X X X X X
Jun X X X X X X X
Jul X X X X X X X
Aug X X X X X X X
Sep X X X X X X
Oct X X X X X X
Nov X X X X X X
Dec X X X X X X
Jan X X X X X X
Feb X X X X X X X
Post 921 1040 1561 2100 2554 7511 8870 9417
Bonds 5K/
3K
100K/
3K
60K/
3K
90K/
3K
30K/
3K
90K/
5K
15K/
3K
30K/
30K
10K/
8K
Club Bonds 3K
Poppies 2K 1.5K 10K 2K 1K 500 5K 500

 

Auxiliary Membership Statistics

Post

Life

New

Re-inst.

Cont.

Total

Prior
Total

%

921

26

3

0

6

35

38

92.11

1040

24

0

0

16

40

52

76.92

1561

29

1

0

35

65

71

91.55

2100

111

7

6

50

174

169

102.96

2554

9

0

0

14

23

24

95.83

7511

13

0

0

0

13

20

65.00

8870

21

5

0

7

33

32

103.13

9417

24

0

0

11

35

43

81.40

Totals

257

16

6

139

418

449

93.10

Post Membership Statistics

Post

Life

New

Re-
inst.

Cont.

Total

Adj.
Prior Year

%

N/R
LM

Prior
Annu.

Reten-
tion

921

58

2

0

6

66

63

104.76

0

6

66.67

1040

196

8

2

63

269

291

92.43

1

90

68.89

1561

108

2

0

33

143

155

92.25

0

53

75.47

2100

697

11

4

56

768

792

96.96

6

81

75.31

2554

31

5

0

6

42

34

123.52

0

9

55.56

7511

33

0

1

4

38

38

100.00

0

6

66.67

8870

145

6

1

38

190

211

90.04

1

58

70.69

9417

51

2

1

14

68

67

101.49

0

14

100.00

Totals

1319

36

9

220

1584

1651

95.94

8

Post & Auxiliary Meetings

Same time and place unless indicated below. See the listing from the links on left sidebar.

If you change the date or time of your meeting, please let both District and Department know of the change.

Edmonds Post #8870
Meeting Date: 3rd Tuesday– 6:00 PM (Dinner at 5:15PM);
Auxiliary will continue to meet the 2nd Friday at the Edmonds Senior Center-Lunch 11:45AM-Meeting at 12:30

White Hats

It is getting to that time of year to evaluate the various requirements to earn a White Hat and where you stand in the process. Of course, if your membership won’t be 100%, you can skip to the next article regardless of your Post’s achievements. However, if you have achieved 100%, make sure your “i’s” and “t’s” are dotted and crossed. Last year we had a Post who should have received a White Hat but the various Community Service Reports omitted some important information such as participation in various VFW programs. Make sure that you go through the requirements for a White Hat and that your paperwork is in order.

Memorial Service

March 28, 2015 our district meeting will be held at Post 2100 Everett. This is our Memorial Service. The District Chaplin, Jim Raymond, will need a list of all your deceased members that have died since March 1, 2014 and February 28, 2015. Jim has requested the list be sent to him no later than March 14, 2015 at:

Jim Raymond
P.O. Box 1352
Granite Falls, WA. 98252