So please step up when called on because
our Legion Post needs you.
Thanks for your hard work on membership.
We are nearly through 75% of our
membership year, (07/01/22 – 06/30/23) at
just over 85% of our membership goal of
1217 members. That’s not bad considering
the high goal that was put in to place for us.
I want to thank each one of you for being a
member of Post 3. Just the fact that you
send in your dues allows us to support the
many causes of the Legion at the local,
state, and national level.
How often have we heard our Legion members say, “Not that many in our neighborhood know just what we really stand for or why we exist”? Maybe we need to recruit them. I try to think of ways to get new members, especially the returning veterans from deployment. I would suggest that if we want to see The American Legion grow, we need to find a way to interest our target folk and make some changes along with this ever-changing world.
We can’t just ask for those young men and women to become a new member. We must tell them what they are missing and how they will enjoy our Legion and our Legion Family. Not long ago I made a list of what Post 3 worked to support. The list included charitable events, higher education scholarships, civic events, Honor Guard, Boys & Girls State, Junior Law Cadet and other veterans causes. That list was quite lengthy and when I took time to read and really absorb it, it made me feel great.
I could go on and on and on, but I think you get the idea. Our Legion, The American Legion of Post 3, must keep on keeping on. We need to see not only the faces that have made our post great in previous years but also some new members.
We all have time, treasures, and talents we can give to this organization. If you are looking for something new to do, come to a meeting and join us on the 2nd Tuesday of the month at the Elks Lodge #80 at 7:00, except August.
As you might recall, we had a water pipe break in the building where the Post 3 office is located during the Christmas Holiday Season. We had to vacate the office for about a month while the “flood damage” was repaired. We did a little updating and rearranging of the office during the repair. We plan to hold an “Open House” on Thursday, March 16th from 10:00-12:00 to “show off” our new home. Plan to stop by and have a cup of coffee and a roll and visit with us. Remember the address, 123 South 84th Street, Suite L.
As always, keep our veterans in your thoughts and prayers, particularly those who may be in need. Keep our active-duty service men and women in your thoughts and prayers as well.
For God and Country,
Post 3 Commander
402-417-8230 or Gerrywolf@aol.com or call our office
402-466-3958, Tuesdays and Thursdays 10:00-12:00.