May 2014 Newsletter - waynealr64.org

WAYNE POST 64
601 S HOLT RD
INDIANAPOLIS, IN 46241
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 317-244-8007
May - June 2014 Newsletter
Hours of Post Operation: Sunday 12:00pm to 9:00pm, Monday through Thursday 11:00am to 12:00am
Friday & Saturday 11:00am to 1:00am.
(Last call is 30 minutes prior to closing, you should be prepared to leave at closing)
(These hours may be extended, in accordance with ABC law, based on membership participation)
Kitchen Hours: MONDAY NIGHT food is served by the American Legion Riders: 5pm to 8pm
Tuesday WINGS will be served by M.R.S. Cancer Organization.
Wednesday & Thursday 4:00pm to 8:00pm Friday 4:00pm to 9:00pm
THE KITCHEN IS OPEN FROM 3:00pm to 9:00pm ON SATURDAY’S.
members!
POST HAPPENINGS
Banquets: Contact Dave or Amy for any banquets
that need to be booked for the back room. Catering
will be handled by Kingster Catering.
We have Karaoke every Monday, Tuesday, and
Thursday. Bands are back every Friday and Saturday
night. Come listen to the entertainment.
Please help us by checking the drawing book to
ensure that your name is in the drawing book.
It is your responsibility.
Thank you to all who came out to help on
April 19th with the cleanup of our exterior
grounds. What a great turnout!
FROM THE AMERICAN LEGION
Greetings from your Commander
Hello to all KND Wayne Post 64
I have a lot to cover so let's get started.
The benefit for our beloved Rita Deweese - A tribute
to her, her MRS foundation, her friends and those that
truly care for and about her! I am so impressed by the
outpouring of love, support, and "genuine" concern
for this lady. The money collected is also a testament
of how we, at KND Wayne Post 64, can pull together
with a common cause and make a true difference in
someone's life. All that participated, donated and
worked to make this benefit the success it was, should
be very proud of each other and yourselves!! It was a
day where differences were set aside and our
strengths were united for the sake of another. It may
not mean much to some of you, but I am very proud
of the effort and the result!
Thank you, once again, for the privilege of serving as
Post 64 Commander!
Michael W. Cox
US Army
[email protected]
The benefit for Officer Rod Bradway on April 27th,
we will once again join together to express our
appreciation for this fine, honest hero that unselfishly
paid the ultimate price and without a second thought
gave his life to save someone he didn't even know.
Let's show IMPD that we are behind their efforts
100% plus! Let's show Officer Bradway's family that
we care and are here to support them in their time of
need. I expect each entity of our Post to make a
generous donation as well as our Riders, as they
normally do. We will have many people at our Post
this day. Let's show them why we are the best Post
and make this a very special day for IMPD and
especially the family of this fallen hero.
The benefit begins at 1:00pm and lasts until 7:00pm.
Officer's Election: On May 14th we will vote from
11:00am to 6:00pm for our 2014-2015 Officers. I
wish there were more on the ballot as I believe no
position should go unchallenged, but it is what it is.
Please consider carefully the impact of your personal
decision! That is what it is supposed to be...a
personal decision, instead of listening to the desperate
few that believe they can share their poison and steal
your right to make your own decision. Many of us
were in the military defending that right, many lost
their lives doing the same! It would be a disservice to
them and yourself to be swayed by these pathetic
people!! Please join us on May 14th and share your
voice by voting!
As this may be my last newsletter I want to thank
those that supported me and some of the changes I
made while serving as Commander. I am encouraged
by your enthusiasm and desire to keep KND Wayne
Post 64 running smoothly and without a personal
agenda interfering with our fight against autocracy.
Don't know what it means? Look it up! It is in our
Legionnaire's Preamble!
We have Easter, Mothers’ Day, Memorial Day, The
Legacy Ride, Post Picnic and much more on the
schedule. Let's join together and continue to make all
of these a success!
From the Adjutant
Well, all, this may be the last newsletter that I
publish. First of all, I want to thank all of our
members – Legion, Auxiliary, SAL, and Riders, for
all your support and assistance in everything that the
Legion does. Without members like you, our Post
wouldn’t be as awesome as it is! Thank you!!!!
If you have paid your dues and have not received your
Legion membership card for 2014, please contact me
at [email protected] or call me at 317-6987669.
We still need 40 members to accomplish our goal of
977 members. If you know anyone who is interested
in becoming a member, please ask them and let them
know what Post 64 is all about.
Please remember to support all of our troops,
wherever they may be.
Carla Diggs
From the 1st Vice Commander:
I would like to start by saying to the Ladies Aux. for
putting on a great membership breakfast. It was a big
success and to all that came to help THANK YOU! I
would like to personally thank Lillian for hosting it. I
know this year has been a rough one and I haven't
always been here but I would like to say thank you all
that have helped from the bottom of my heart and
good luck to all that are running for a position.
Kenny Hughes
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From the 2nd Vice Commander
It has been a great year for which I thank you. We
will have bands thru May 23/24 and then be off for
the summer. We will see you in October.
Kent Patton
From the Chaplain
Let us all work very hard to keep our veterans safe
and show all of them that we will do anything to
make all veterans as safe as we can.
For God and Country, Tom Lahey
317 241-1633-HOME – 317 840-6675-CELL
From the Historian:
After a long winter, I think we are all ready for a good
spring thaw.
Since the last newsletter, KND Wayne Post 64 has
had a presence on Facebook. To date we have only
142 friends. Friending Knd Wayne Post SixtyFour is the best way to keep informed about the
happenings at the Post and also a way to get
information out quickly. I respond to those requests
as quickly as possible. I also post pictures of events
at the post for all to see.
Finally, I'm trying to get a web page started about the
Post. If you have any ideas about what to include, let
me know when you see me at the Legion.
Steve DeFeo
Marion County Burial Team
No report received.
Our meeting will start at 7:00. Be ready to nominate
and vote.
I am very proud of our Unit members for all the help
they have been in helping with our Bereavement
Luncheons held this year. It is always an honor to
serve the families who have lost a love one. If you
are interested in volunteering, please contact Chaplain
Rita DeWeese, myself at the above contact
information, any Unit Officer or leave a note at the
post.
Our 1st Vice President, Kim Swinney, receive
Certificates for 55% and 75% Membership turn in
from Department, which means she has reached both
those goals within certain dates. Department did not
have 80% turn in Certificates ready. As of this date,
Kim is almost at 95%. Please give an application to
any female from the age of 1 day old to 101, and Kim
will do the rest.
Judy Lahey's juniors will be helping Pam Hughes and
the Easter Bunny with the Easter Egg Hunt on April
19th. They will all be wearing their "Bunny Ears"
and helping the little kids hunt for eggs. The Juniors
are also finishing up Poppy entries for the 11th
District Memorial Luncheon Meeting, which will be
held on May 14th at Leo F. Welsh Unit #495, staring
at 11:15AM. I am glad the District will be judging
the entries, because the juniors have done an
outstanding job on their hats, cans and corsages. I
wonder what Judy has planned for Mothers’ Day?
Richard Viles (Melody Purvis) 317-244-1465
FROM THE AUXILIARY
Spring has finally arrived. The flowers are starting to
bloom and the grass is getting greener. You can
always tell its "springtime", because everyone is
wondering who our 2014-15 Auxiliary Officers will
be. The Slate has been taken down after our Unit
meeting. Slated so far: Lillian Keen, Unit President;
Kim Swinney, 1st Vice President, April Sparks,
Secretary, Rita DeWeese, Chaplain, and Rhonda
Thompson. The following offices are opened: 2nd
Vice President, Treasurer and Historian. If you are
interested or have questions regarding any and all
offices, please feel free to contact me at (home) 2477492 - (cell) 430-1484 or email me at
[email protected] At our May 14th meeting, we
will have nominations from the floor
for ALL offices. Think about it and become an
officer in the largest worldwide female organization.
Lisa Bevins and Connie Helms, National Security
Chairmen, have sent approximately $80,000.00 worth
of coupons to various commissaries overseas. They
would like to send more coupons, but they need your
help with either cutting the adds out of newspapers or
give them your adds. Just leave them at the post.
Hoosier Girls' State Chairmen, Katie Cooper is proud
to announce that our Unit is sending eight (8) High
School Girls to HGS for a week of government
training in June. These young women are our
future.
Please have a pleasant, joyful, safe and Happy Easter.
Don't eat too may eggs nor chocolate Easter Bunnies.
It does funny things to all of us.
Don't forget to fly your flag every day, but especially
on the Holidays. Always remember and pray for our
Veterans, whether they are walking amongst us or
have gone their final resting place. God Bless
America and all of our Military personnel.
Lillian Keen
From the 1st Vice President
No report received.
Kim Swinney
From the 2nd Vice President
I would like to say how proud I am to be a member of
our 64 Auxiliary Unit, as evidenced by the way our
unit comes together as we do in need. I also want to
say thank you to all my sisters. I myself have had
endless help when needed. And Lilian, thank you,
Madam President for leading us. The Easter Egg Hunt
was a super hit with the kids. I think that the helpers
had fun too. Good luck to those who are running.
And again, thank you all very much.
Pam Hughes
From the Auxiliary Chaplain
No report.
Rita DeWeese--317 243-0073
Al Rees, Gary Stein, and I attended the Accident
Scene Management class. I recommend all motor
cycle riders and passenger attend this class. It is
about six hours long, and is an intense, hands on
training, informative class. The class instructors are
EMTs. In our class we also had a RN and a retired
police officer (first responder). I suggest you go to
www.accidentscene.org to find the location and time
of the next available class. It is well worth the $75.00
and time to attend. It may save your life or the life of
the person you ride with.
Spring time is here at last. Saddle up and ride, after
you check tires, fluids, lights, do a nut and bolt check
with your torque wrench. Do you have a first aid kit
on your bike? Rain gear? Extra eye protection?
Riding boots in good shape? Take the time to check
all riding gear - Safety is your first priority.
Check our web site for upcoming rides. You can also
click on related links; go to District 11 ALR web site
and check the calendar of events for District 11 ALR.
Thanks to all the ALR members for supporting Rita`s
benefit and the $1,000.00 donation. The big prize was
- I received a hug from Rita..... That made my day.
Wayne Post has a lot of activities this year and
needs a lot of volunteers. We need more riders to
come forward and be available to help with post
activities. If you would like to volunteer for post
functions, see me or the commander so we can start a
list of riders who want to help.
Monday night kitchen sales are on the rise, from 19
dinners to 40 dinners since January. John Adams is
doing a fine job for the riders preparing meals. Please
stop by the kitchen to say thank you to John.
From the SAL Commander
No report.
Steve Daily
SAL Commander Squadron 64
FROM THE AMERICAN LEGION RIDERS
Michael Bowers
Director
Wayne post 64 ALR
OFFICERS: ITEMS FOR THE
NEWSLETTER ARE DUE June 10 FOR
“July –August Newsletter”
If additional information is wanted on programs, please contact the Post or an officer.
OFFICERS OF POST 64
COMMANDER
Michael Cox
1ST VICE COMMANDER
Kenny Hughes
2nd VICE COMMANDER
Kent Patton
ADJUTANT
Carla Diggs
FINANCE OFFICER
Kenny Cooper
CHAPLAIN
Tom Lahey
SERVICE OFFICER
Ricky Faucett
SGT AT ARMS
George Janeck
HISTORIAN
Steve Defeo
JUDGE ADVOCATE
Dave Diggs
TRUSTEE
Dewey Nowling
Jerry Clark
John L. Rice
AUXILIARY OFFICERS
PRESIDENT
Lillian Keen
1ST VICE PRESIDENT
Kim Swinney
2ND VICE PRESIDENT
Pam Hughes
RECORDING SEC
April Sparks
TREASURER
Iva Rice
CHAPLAIN
Rita DeWeese
HISTORIAN
Phyllis Byers
PARLIAMENTARIAN
Katie Cooper
SGT AT ARMS
Brenda McGlothlin
SAL OFFICERS
COMMANDER
Steve Dailey
1ST VICE COMMANDER
Dave Russell
2ND VICE COMMANDER
James Swinney
ADJUTANT
Rick Bolin
FINANCE OFFICER
Shawn McGlothlin
CHAPLAIN
Steve Blythe
SGT AT ARMS
Ron Duncan
ALR OFFICERS
DIRECTOR
Michael Bower
ASST DIRECTOR
Sam Swickard
SECRETARY
Vacant
RUN COORDINATOR
Sam Swickard
SGT AT ARMS
James Anderson
TREASURER
Dan Barton
CHAPLAIN
Barb McDowell
MEMBERSHIP
Marie Rees
HISTORIAN
Vacant
COMMUNICATIONS
Steve Defeo
RIDE COORDINATOR
Alan Rees
If you know of anyone who would like to advertise in our newsletter, please have them see Carla Diggs. 2014
payments for advertisers are due if you want your ad put back on the newsletter. All advertisements have been
removed from newsletter.
CURRY
NEW – USED – CARS –TRUCKS
Chevy-Ford-Toyota-Honda-Chrysler
Phone: (317) 692-0920
Fax: (317) 692-0930
Cell: (317) 205-5552
[email protected]