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Holley-Riddle Post 21

Commanders Message

July 2019

At our July meeting, we moved the Post forward in several ways.   We welcomed 2 new members, formally initiated 5 recently joined members, elected a new Executive Committee member and swore in 3 Officers to complete the team for the next year.
We also performed an important and patriotic ceremony, and that is recognizing another local family who has a member serving in the Armed Forces of this great nation and providing them with a Blue Star Banner.  The banner hanging in a window will tell all who see it of the commitment this family has made to protect our freedom.  Will and Bethany Ouillette recounted how their son Payton volunteered to join the Navy and is now stationed on the USS Eisenhower.
Thus far in 2019 we have had a profitable Garage Sale, excellent Memorial Day Ceremony, well executed Flag Retirement Ceremony, a prize-winning entry into the city’s Independence Day Parade, and a fund raiser supporting a local business and our treasury!  We are having a great year!
There is much left to do!  In order to accomplish our goals, and to lighten the load amongst us, it takes engaging all hands on board.  My goal is to see as many members we can encourage to become participants in the activities of this Post.  To that end I am creating the 7 committees that have been discussed previously.  Many members have previously indicated a desire to serve on the committees outlined a couple of months ago.  Others I have talked to by phone or in person.
The Committees are Membership, Revenue and Finance, Events, Youth, Wreaths Across America, Flag Retirement and Garage Sale.    
Members, please let me know where else you will serve.  Again, my goal is to have a really engaged team which leads this Post to doing more than ever before to support the 4 Pillars of the Legion - Veterans Affairs and Rehabilitation, National Security, Americanism, and Children and Youth.

Richard Ensweiler, Commander