VOL. 66 ISSUE 3 MAY/JUNE 2014
Post #51 2013-2014 S.A.L. 2013-2014 Auxiliary 2013-2014
Commander: Larry Williams Commander: Gary Yahn President: Nancy Simmons
Adjutant: Ray Johnson Adjutant: Ray Novencido Secretary: Debbie Ford-Bates
Chaplain: Steve Dahrens Chaplain:
We are again at that point in our year where new officers will soon be taking over. Congratulations to those who have come forward to take the offices. My best to you in your year.
2014-2015 Auxiliary Officers
President - Nancy Simmons
1st Vice President - Doris Fuller
Recording Secretary - Debbie Ford-Bates
Membership Secretary - Mary Lou Chewning
Treasurer - Shirlee Harrington
Nancy Juhnke, Teri Bush, and Carol Standley.
I have many memories from this last year and wish to thank those who supported me. I will not know if we received any trophies from convention, but will report it in the next bulletin.
Unit 51 President
Santiam Post Examiner
Greetings! As my position as Commander comes to an end I would like to thank everyone for the outstanding job they have done. Without the Post, S.A.L., Auxiliary, 40&8, VVA, and all the employees and volunteers, all this could not have happened. In the middle of May a new commander will be taking over. There will be some changes to be made, however small, that will be
necessary to stay afloat. The next few months will be busy months. May 13th will be installation of officers,
May 15th will be our volunteers’ appreciation dinner, and May 23rd thru May 26th will be preparations for and ceremonies at the I.O.O.F. for Memorial Day. June 5th thru 7th will be the Strawberry Festival activities. On June 14th (Flag Day) we will be retiring old, tired flags. If you have any old flags that need to be retired, please bring them to the Post by the above date. June 26th thru 28th will be the American Legion/Auxiliary Convention at Seaside, Oregon.Again, thank you for all your help and for having me as Commander of your Post for the past two years. For me it was a great honor.
Spring is here! Clean up the winter damage and start mowing and spraying! Time to start thinking about summer activities. Strawberry Festival will include a S.A.L. chicken BBQ - a pit-smoked favorite that always goes well at the parade. We have new members that are happy to be here and to get involved with Post activities. Bring your ideas to our meetings on the first Thursday of each month at 6:00 pm. Join us for Memorial Day. Help at the cemetery or Post and FLY YOUR FLAG proudly.