Lillian Larson ( Greenwood ) Post 114
The American Legion
3050 Co. Rd 496
Ishpeming, Michigan 49849
Not much has happened at the Legion this past month. Thanks to Rich Sharland for organizing the Roadside Clean-up in Champion last week, and to the volunteers, Bruce Ilves, Rod Koivula, Steve Olsen, Carl Hosing, Tom Sharland, and Commander Dave. Last one of the year. Shout out also for Chad Coughlin for (finally) patching the roof on the office ceiling, Norm Duman for painting the (south) eves of the building, and to SAL Members Dean Stephens & Greg Grund for completion of the (south) ramp porch ceiling. Looks like we’re ready for winter.
Watch for information in this newsletter about the Cudighi Sale. Volunteers needed to assist in the mixing & packaging during the second week of October. Please come out and help.
And, finally, stay healthy & safe.
Hi everyone. Auxiliary dues are due - they are $30 for the year. As a reminder also we will be having a Rummage Sale to benefit the Jacobetti Veterans October 24-25th. Shoppers and donators are needed. If you have been cleaning and you wish to donate some items for sale please drop them off on or after October 18th- 23rd. We will accept children's clothing, adult clothing; six items per person only unless they are new with tags still on them; household items; tools & gardening supplies. We cannot accept large appliances, perishable items, chemicals or paint. No ripped, stained, broken or dirty items - they need to be freshly laundered only. Please consider helping the auxiliary to make this a success. During the sale, masks and social distancing will be required. For more details please contact Wanda Westman at 204-6191 - she is our chairperson for the Jacobetti Veterans Home.
There will be a quilt, donated by Kaitlyn Nault, that is going to be up for auction at the bar as of October 1st. Please stop in and get some raffle tickets, and make sure you put your name and number on there so we can contact you. The drawing will be on December 1st.
Also, our Auxiliary Meetings are always the fourth Wednesday of every month at 6:30 p.m. please feel free to join us. Thank you and hope you have a fun and safe October.
Fellow S.A.L. and Legion Family: I hope everyone is doing well. Not too much to report, as everything is pretty slow, given the virus precautions. The 2021 Membership Cards are in, and I have collected several dues remittances so far. Your dues are payable at the post canteen – they are $25.00. Be sure to obtain a receipt, and I will get your new card to you as soon as I can.
We have no current plans to renew our Hamburger Night or Sunday Breakfasts for the foreseeable future, with all the virus precautions in place.
Welcome brothers and sisters, In addition to the Auxiliary plans for the upcoming Rummage Sale benefitting the Jacobetti Veterans October 24th – 25th, we have scheduled a (bulk) Cudighi Sale for the period October 16th – 18th. Pre-order cost is $4,00/lb. Post-order $5.00/lb. So please ensure to get your order in before our meat order on October 6th to ensure availability.
We are hoping to resume our ever-popular Corn Hole contests sometime in January. Sunday Smear season begins October 4th. The pool League season begins in the second week of October. And we’re looking at a Buck Pool ($5.00) for the upcoming Firearm Deer Season November 15th. Most points are the winner (ties decided by inside measurement of the rack).
Scott Marietti, Kaitlyn Nault, Mike Michell - Co-Chairs
Hello, Post 114! We are still hanging on and hanging out in this trying time! Still looking forward to loosening restrictions so we can move more towards a normal. Thank you to all of those who have come down and hung out with us and we hope to see more of you soon!! Hope you all are staying safe and healthy. Until next time….
Membership: 162 paid membership for 2021. That’s 67%. I ask you all to welcome in the following new member who joined us in the last month: David Carey of Big Bay. Welcome to our Family.
And this heads’ up: I am preparing for my annual trek to the Sunshine State in late November. I would like to ask you folks not yet paid for 2021 to contact me for renewal before then so that I can ensure a smooth process.
Taps: We said farewell to (Charter Member) Sam Richards October 2nd. R.I.P., comrade.
Again, I would like to ask any of you folks receiving this newsletter to let us know if you have a valid e-mail address for which we can send subsequent offerings. Conversely, you can read the monthly report on https://www.facebook.com/pages/category/Nonprofit-Organization/The-American-Legion-Post-114-275636045909894/ or our web page https://www.americanlegiongreenwoodpost114.com/
Your Greenwood post is open 7 days a week, and always looking forward to your visit.
Richard L. Sharland