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I’d like to thank everyone who has been showing support by coming into our newly renovated post. Although there are certain guidelines we must follow for now, we will overcome and become stronger in the future.It’s also time for everyone to renew memberships. Without members such as you we wouldn’t have a post. So come on in and renew your membership so that we may continue to reach out to those in the community that are in need.
Paul “Butch” Bishop
Post 605 Commander
We have some new staff changes to the canteen. Audrey Barnes is the new manager and Nikki Hawse is the assistant manager. Please be patient and supportive with our new team. Please stop in during our new hours. Monday through Saturday, noon until 9:00 pm. We are offering a limited $1.00 menu for everyone due to the new restrictions in place by Gov. Wolf. Our full kitchen opens at 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm. Come in and enjoy our nightly specials.We ask that you be understanding and patient with the new staff as we are all trying our best to follow the restrictions in place for us in order to remain open. At this time, all entertainment has been cancelled. We hope you and your family are having a safe & healthy summer.
-Thank you! From all the staff at Post 605
From the Chaplain
A special thanks to our last chaplain Bob Gregory who decided to retire at the age of 90. A job well done! As our veterans grow older they may take on other living residence. Please keep in touch so your membership stays concurrent. Your family & friends can be a big help.
From the Adjutant
Can anyone believe we are approaching the fourth quarter of the year. The end of the year is already swinging its way toward us before we know it we will be preparing for Christmas. We at the post hope everyone is well. This has been such a tough time for all not only for the Legion but for the community and world as a whole. I am working closely with the membership committee to try and update addresses and records for the members of our post. We are hoping that nothing will change and we will be able to have normal business meetings again each month. There is always so much to plan for and think about. Now that we are in a much different environment the planning becomes much more different. We have already missed out on so many different normal events that I would hate to miss anymore. Let alone try to sing Christmas carols with a mask on. I have been down to see the upgraded canteen area as well the meeting areas. I love the brightness and cleanliness of the areas. I know for some it was a very painful decision to go non-smoking but there have been many members express health concerns. It made sense and as I had to verify the mail in votes the post legion members felt the same overwhelmingly. As we move along through the quarter please be very flexible as we attempt to follow the guidelines that are being pushed out to the different organizations in our state. In closing I pray that everyone stays safe and healthy. I miss the people of our post and I hope that everyone will pull through this time and we all come out on the other end in really good shape
From the Membership Committee
As many of you have seen the notifications are coming out in the mail for the upcoming year. We are trying to get a good jump start on this by getting these processed and turned in. That being said, we would also like to bring in new members. This being an election year we need the candidates to take notice to veterans so we are not forgotten in the future. The American Legion as a whole speaks up for those of us who served and ensure that the rights of our families are protected. Also as always you can go to the Legion website at www.legion.org. There is information about what the legion is doing for its members as well as the many benefits that are available.
So please keep us updated on changes in your status. You can also make address changes and update your own information on the legion website. You simply sign up for a My Legion account. You even can pay your dues online, get email newsletters with different discounts and coupons for all types of merchandise. As well as medical insurance supplements, life insurance and much more. Being a member is more than supporting your local organization it means that you are helping out all of our service personnel on active duty and all those who have left the service. The Legion cares about its members and wants to be a huge part of our lives.
In closing we are still losing many of our older members, so keep them and their families in prayers as we continue to struggle through this very difficult time. Thank you all for being a member of our post and the organization as a whole.