NEW POST OFFICERS
In the April meeting, Tuesday the 10th, we accepted nominations and elected officers for the following positions for 2018 to June 2019:
A. Commander OC O’Connor
B. Senior Vice Commander Arthur Strafuss
C. Junior Vice Commander Brian Ward
D. Adjutant John Cooper
E. Finance Officer AC Conrad
F. E-Board- 3 positions
Position 1 Patrick Coady
Position 2 John Monahan
Position 3 Jeffrey Pedonesi
G. Chaplain Arthur Strafuss
H. Historian OPEN
I. Service Officer Will Valliere
J. SGT @ Arms Al Fay
Officers assume their term of office in JUNE after the June State convention. Please welcome all the officers and ensure they know what your ideas are for continuous improvement.
MEMBERSHIP RENEWAL NOTICES to be LESS !
The great news for late 2018 and 2019, is you may be receiving less frequent dues overdue renewal notices! The state has told us Posts may make electronic payments beginning the end of this year. That means, our Finance officer will not have to send a check in by snail mail to the State- but do it electronically and it is done! We won’t have to wait for the state to get to it and forward to national. It is said to be quicker.
DUES Reminder –
2019 Membership Cards are HERE! The Post is NOT allowed to serve you if you do not have a current year membership card. The 2019 Post 221 MEMBERSHIP FEE is $40.00. EVERYONE needs to pay their membership fee for 2019 as soon as you can. Reminder you can send your fee to the post or RENEW on line at http://www.legion.org/renew. Some of you have not yet paid 2018 but you have to pay your National dues annually without missing a year or your continuous service reverts back to ZERO. This applies to SAL members as well.
General body meetings are held on the second Tuesday night of each month at 7:00 PM in the Rivet room beginning again in September. Please make a note. All members are encouraged to attend.
AMERICAN LEGION RIDERS
The Post is officially chartered as Chapter 221 American Legion Riders. They are gaining in membership, have shared rides with fellow bikers. You MUST be a member in good standing of the Legion, the SONs or the Auxiliary and own your own motorcycle, to apply for membership. Meetings are the first Tuesday of each month at 6:30 in the Rivet room. Come on down and meet the members and see what you think.
As I step away as the Adjutant, I have absolutely enjoyed being the ADJUTANT for Post 221 for the past 5 years. As I turn the reins over to John Cooper, I ask you give him the same terrific support that you each have shown me over the years. Each of you are the ones that make the post what it is. The state knows us well, the National commander came to visit us, we have a strong AUX, SAL and Riders and we will be celebrating 100 years as a legion and as our post here in Bedford. It is all good. Each of us add to the success of the post and if we don’t do anything else, we need to continue to be good members.
Jim Voss JWVoss19@yahoo.com
Jim Voss (for Adjutant John Cooper)