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Louis K. Juden American Legion Post 63
Cape Girardeau, Missouri

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SHOWN BELOW IS ONE OF OUR MONTHLY AMERICAN LEGION POST 63 "POST PEEP" NEWSLETTERS. A "POST PEEP" IS MAILED TO EACH OF OUR MEMBERS MONTHLY.

AWARDED THE NUMBER ONE NEWSLETTER IN THE AMERICAN LEGION DEPARTMENT OF MISSOURI:

OCTOBER 2005 POST PEEP:

FROM THE COMMANDER:

IN SPITE OF THE HIGH PRICE OF GASOLINE AND SOME RAINY WEATHER, BOTH SEMO FAIR BEER STANDS DID WELL AGAIN THIS YEAR. 'DOC' YALLALY REPORTED THAT THE BASEBALL BEER STAND WAS $800 OVER LAST YEAR. THE WASHER TOURNAMENT WAS ALSO SUCCESSFUL AND WE THANK BOB WILLIAMS AND DOC FOR MANAGING THESE PROJECTS.

OUR SEMO FAIR LEGION RECRUITMENT BOOTH WAS BUSY SIGNING UP NEW MEMBERS AND SELLING TICKETS FOR A QUILT RAFFLE TO BE DRAWN AT TUE CHRISTMAS DINNER. A HEARTFELT THANKS GO TO ALL OF THE LEGION AND AUXILIARY MEMBERS THAT WORKED THE BOOTH DURING THE WEEK

IN LAST MONTHS NEWSLETFER I MENTIONED THAT WE WERE PLANNING A HAM AND BEAN DINNER FOR NOVEMBER. WE HAVE NOW SCHEDULED IT FOR THURSDAY NOVEMBER 3RD AND WE ARE ASKING THAT YOU MARK YOUR CALENDAR FOR THIS DATE. WITH YOUR HELP WE THINK THE PROJECT WILL PRODUCE BETWEEN $3000 AND $4000 TOWARD OUR BUILDING FUND DEBT. THIS IS AN IMPORTANT ALL DAY EVENT AND VOLUNTEERS WILL BE NEEDED. PLEASE CALL BILL BLAYLOCK AT 335-6242 TO OFFER YOUR HELP.

I KNOW MANY OF YOU WANT TO HELP THE VICTIMS OF THE CATASTROPHIC 'KATRINA'AND 'RITA' HURRICANES. ONE WAY IS THROUGH THE AMERICAN LEGION NATIONAL EMERGENCY FUND WHICH PROVIDES FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE FOR LEGIONNAIRES TO REBUILD THEIR HOMES AND THEIR LIVES. OVER THE YEARS THE FUND HAS PROVIDED MILLIONS OF DOLLARS IN DIRECT ASSISTANCE TO LEC1ON FAMILY MEMBERS AND HELPED LEGION POSTS,KEEPING MANY FROM CLOSING.

ALL CONTRIBUTIONS TO TUE FUND ARE DEPOSITED IN A SPECIAL ACCOUNT AND USED EXCLUSIVELY TO MEET OUR MEMBER’S MOST URGENT NEEDS. INFORMATION ABOUT THE FUND CAN BE FOUND AT THIS AMERICAN LEGION WEB PAGE:

http://www,Iegion.org/?content=katrina

YOU CAN SEND YOUR TAX-DEDUCTABLE DONATION TO:

THE AMERICAN LEGION
NATIONAL EMERGENCY FUND
P.O. BOX 6141
INDIANAPOLIS, IN 46206

OR YOU CAN PHONE TOLL FREE 1-800-433-3318 TO MAKE YOUR DONATION VERBALLY.

 
FINALLY, OUR NEXT DISTRICT MEETING WILL BE HELD HERE IN CAPE GIRARDEAU ON SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 6TH. THE FALL CONFERENCE IS SCHEDULED FOR OCTOBER 28 THROUGH OCTOBER 30 AT THE CAPITAL PLAZA HOTEL IN JEFFERSON CITY, MISSOURI.

THANKS, BOB

HONOR GUARD:

WE FORMED UP FOR TWO EVENTS THIS LAST MONTH. FIRST WAS THE FAIR PARADE ON SEPTEMBER 12 FROM CAPAHA PARK TO THE FAIR GROUNDS. MELVIN AMELUNKE, BURT LEHMAN, BOB BUNN, DENNIS WOELTJE, AND JOHN POWERS PARTICIPATED. WE CARRIED TWO RIFLES AND THREE FLAGS TO LEAD THE PARADE AGAIN.

ON SEPTEMBER 17 WE PARTICIPATED IN THE POW/MIA WALK FROM THE JACKSON CITY POOL TO THE VETERANS MONUMENT. DENNIS WOELTJE, BURT LEHMAN, BOB BUNN, FLOYD SMITH, AND ROY RHODES CARRIED THE NATIONAL, LEGION, AND POW/WA FLAGS. SPECIAL AWARDS FOR DEDICATION TO THE LEGION TO THE LEGION AND TO THE P0W/MIA’s GOES TO BOB BUNN (UPPER RESPIRATORY INFECTION), FLOYD SMITH (KNEE PROBLEMS), AND ROY RHODES (BACK PAIN). ALL THREE SHOWED UP DESPITE HEALTH PROBLEMS AND MADE THE MARCH WITHOUT COMPLAINT. THANK YOU ALL THREE FOR GOING 'BEYOND'

JR SHOOTERS:

LEON DICKERSON AND DENNIS WOELTJE REPORT THAT THE SHOOTERS ARE INCREASING IN NUMBERS NOW THAT SCHOOL IS BACK IN SESSION. THEY ARE PLANNING ON HAVING A GOOD GROUP SOON AND THERE SHOULD ALSO BE SOME COMPETITION BEFORE THE YEAR IS OUT. THEY MEET THE FIRST AND THIRD TUESDAYS AT THE LEGION HALL. YOUNG MEN AND WOMEN AGES 12-18 ARE ELIGIBLE AND THEY DO NOT HAVE TO BE RELATED TO ALEGIONNAIRE.

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AUXILIARY NEWS:

OUR SEPTEMBER MEETING WAS A VERY ENJOYABLE TIME.  WE MET AT 9:30 AM FOR A WALKING TOUR OF THE MURALS ON THE FLOODWALL IN DOWNTOWN CAPE GIRARDEAU.  THERE WERE 15 MEMBERS PRESENT PLUS ONE GUEST.  WE HAD LUNCH AT PORT CAPE.  THERE IS CAMARADERIE AMONG US.  THIS WAS OUR FIELD TRIP FOR THE YEAR.  PLANS ARE BEING MADE FOR OUR NEW YEAR 2005-2006.

WE WILL AGAIN SPONSOR A SCOUT TROOP WITH JEFFERSON SCH0OL.  MARILYN RITTER HAS ALREADY DELIVERED SCHOOL SUPPLIES TO JEFFERSON ONCE THIS YEAR.  AMERICANISM CHAIRMAN PEGGY BLALOCK WILL WORK WITH THE LEGION TO BRING TO SCHOOLS A FLAG-EDUCATION DVD TITLED "FOR WHICH IT STANDS".

OUR OCTOBER 12 MEETING WILL BE AT THE LEGION HALL.  LUNCH WILL BE SERVED AT 12 NOON AND THE MEETING WILL START AT 1 PM.

IF THERE ARE ANY WIVES OF LEGIONNAIRES WHO DO NOT BELONG TO THE AUXILIARY, WE WELCOME YOU TO JOIN US.  FRIEDA HOWARD IS OUR MEMBERSHIP CHAIRMAN AND SHE WOULD BE HAPPY TO SEND YOU A MEMBERSHIP APPLICATION.  FRIEDA'S PHONE NUMBER IS 335-7630.  OUR MEETINGS ARE HELD AT THE LEGION HALL ON THE SECOND WEDNESDAY OF EACH MONTH.

BARB

NOTE: CLICK ON THE CALENDAR OF EVENTS WEB SITE LINK FOR A CURRENT SCHEDULE OF EVENTS


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