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             Borrego Springs Post 853

November  2018

FROM THE LEGION

Congratulations on an extremely successful Borrego Days. All the chapters of our Post represented themselves and the Legion in the finest way. I’ve received many appreciative comments from fellow Borragans as well as comments from visitors who were so impressed with what we do for the community. Many thanks to ALA, SAL and the breakfast crew for the excellent meals.

It was great to have the scout car back in the parade. We had a special guest aboard, Henry Dubay, a WWII pilot who flew missions over North Africa, Sicily, Normandy on D-Day and the Battle of the Bulge. It was inspiring to meet someone who did so much for our country at her darkest hour.

The work on the addition progresses and we need all the help we can get from our ranks. If you can help Roger, please do so. If not, then please consider making a donation to the cause. The dining room addition will give us the elbow room we need to lessen the congestion around the bar and present dining area.

Thanks to all of you who are helping Tim and Susan Kight at the Bargain Barn. The Barn is running well and making the Post good money to support our programs. It takes a lot of energy to operate, so the more hands we have the lighter the load is for all involved.

 

Yours in service,

 

Rick Dobbins

Commander

Semper Fi

 

 

 

 

From the Adjutant:

I will be publishing an agenda for the monthly General Meetings, if you have an agenda item please e-mail it to me at hjonesiii47@gmail.com not later than the 2nd Thursday of the month.

The solar farm has been up and running for a couple of months now.  We are still accepting donations to the solar account. Thank you for your generosity!  The Plaque listing the donors will be complete and displayed soon.

H. Jones, adj.

**********************************

AL MEMBERSHIP

If you do not have a membership card that shows 2019, please renew now.  If you renew by November 11 you will be eligible for a free "early bird" dinner at the Post (date to be announced).

Bob Juers

************************************

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

USMC Birthday Party

To all Marines, save the date. You and yours are invited to the 243rd USMC birthday party at the home of Dan and Vi Devoe.

2161 Borrego Valley Rd. 2:00 to 6:00? pm. Dress code casual, light dinner and drinks.

RSVP dfdevoe@gmail.com, Box 299 B.S. 858-442-7799

Semper Fi

FROM OUR AUXILIARY             November's a special month of remembrance for sharing with family and serving our veterans community.  Plan to volunteer at or attend a patriotic event.  Veteran's Day, November 11 became a national holiday in 1938.  We hope you join us at Christmas Circle for a ceremony of observance beginning at 11 o'clock.  Following the ceremony lunch will be served at the Post!  Volunteer opportunities are available.

Thanksgiving potluck is a very special meal shared with many at the Post.  Sign up if you want to contribute.

ChrisAnn Wells and her volunteers have planned some good meals to enjoy.  Mark your calendars and come show your support.  She has lots of good things to report at our Unit meeting on Monday, November 12 @5p.  Please plan to attend! 

Our District 22 President Susie Tozier enjoyed meeting with us in October.  She shared her history starting as a Junior Auxiliary attending with her mom and now continued as Past Department President.  Susie had high praise sharing our great accomplishments with Department President Joan Cannon!

There was a mistake at Department of CA regarding dues some have received notice of more than $30.  If you overpaid online you can be reimbursed the difference.  If you haven't paid yet please do so ASAP Rosa Sanchez our treasurer and membership chair needs our support to meet goal.  Pay before November 11 and also be rewarded with an early bird dinner!  Send payment to ALA Unit 853, PO Box 116, Borrego Springs CA 92004.

Reaching out to active duty or woman veterans in your family or our community.  Please let me know and hear from you.  American Legion Auxiliary is the only women service organization sanctioned and chartered by U.S. Congress celebrating 100th year of honoring and serving veterans!

Freedom Blooms When Veterans Are Served!

Best wishes to you and all you love for a Happy Thanksgiving holiday.

Karen Bobren, ALA Unit 853 President

***********************************

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Borrego Springs, CA 92004

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FROM THE LEGION

Greetings to all in the American Legion family,

It’s great to see our seasonal members starting to come back to town and visiting our Post. It’s been a long summer and I know we all are looking forward to the cooler days and nights ahead at our Post.

The dining room addition is due to be started very soon once the hot weather eases up to double digits. Roger will be leading the way and all those who can help will be much appreciated.

We recently had three incidents of improper behavior by members or would be members toward our bartenders. These individuals have been dealt with by our collective board and are persona non grata on our property. Our bartenders are in charge of the bar when on duty and the property as well. They may refuse service and ask anyone to vacate the property if they decide it necessary for the good of the Post. Remember: Be a lady or a gentleman or be asked to leave.

I want to express my thanks to our officers and E-board members for their hard work and fidelity to our cause of helping veterans. Each person has impressed me with their dedication to the position they have been elected. I’m fortunate to have such a capable board which makes my job so much easier.

Sincere thanks to our ALA for their donation of $1,200.00. The ladies are always there to support the Legion. It is always appreciated. Congratulations to the Auxiliary on their upcoming 20 year anniversary.

Here’s to another successful year to our ever growing Post 853.

Rick Dobbins

Commander

Semper Fidelis

Meeting Agenda Input

 

 If any Officer or member has an idea or issue for the good of the Post, please deliver a written request of the idea to be brought up at the next general meeting. The note should include the members' name and contact info.

The note can be presented to any bar tender, Post officer or left in the Commanders' box in the office. The idea will be considered for the agenda if delivered by the preceding Monday of the Thursday meeting.

Rick Dobbins

Commander

Semper Fidelis

FROM OUR 1ST VICE

Welcome back to Borrego Springs American Legion Post 853!  We had our return meeting on September 20th and it was great to see everyone make the migration back to Borrego.  As we start our 2018-2019 season, there will be lots to do around the post to prepare.  We need your help members!

 

 

 

We need volunteers to march in the Borrego Days Parade, cooks for Sunday Breakfast, and volunteers for a large-scale field day of the post.  If you want to help but don’t know what needs to be done, see an officer, or our bar manager.  I am sure Roger could use some help as he embarks on the dining room addition.  The bottom line is, if you want to help, we can find something.

Again, welcome back everyone, I look forward to seeing all the familiar faces start showing up again around the post.  Let’s make this season a great one!                 1st Vice Commander                              Gator

******************************** FROM LEGION MEMBERSHIP

BE AN  EARLY BIRD

Please renew your American Legion membership as soon as possible.  The new Legion membership year began July 1.

DELL COMPUTER

Our finance accounting system has been transferred to the MAC computer.  Since the old Dell is no longer in use we plan to erase all files, sanitize and recycle it.  If anyone needs documents or files on that computer please arrange to transfer them to disc or thumb drive.  We hope to accomplish the recycling by October 15. Bob Juers

 

 

 

 

FROM OUR AUXILIARY 

Happy October and welcome home traveling members!  The Bargain Barn is open and a great place to volunteer!  Borrego Days is Early this year and the Auxiliary Bake Sale has a new location at the Hacienda del Sol in the heart of town.  ChrisAnn is the chairman and will have more information at our Auxiliary meeting October 8.  In honor of our Borrego Springs Unit 853 celebrating 20 yrs this year the Post will offer to all ALA members in good standing a complimentary beverage when you attend our meetings. 

September meeting was well attended and obligations were paid. First VP JoAnn Maiter has volunteered to Chair our beloved Poppy program and asked for volunteers.   Joann continued to volunteer for the elementary school and they're needing volunteers to read with a student.  Rosa Sanchez our Treasurer and Membership chair gave all present the opportunity to pay their dues and receive their new card with early bird sticker!  All members are encouraged to renew now before November 11and let's help Rosa make goal!  Membership dues will be increasing next year and if you are thinking of being a'PUFL' (paid up for life membership) now would be a good time to save. 

Distinguished Guest chairman Rita Hartman presented Post Bar Manager Roger Ries and Service Officer Gary Saunders.  Roger announced the new dining room construction was scheduled to begin!  Gary reported on the Cross dedication date set for January 2 and the National Commander and other Legion family dignitaries will be attending!

Sadly I learned ALA member Evelyn Anderson of Winchester CA passed away June 9.

 

 

Many members need our prayers facing health issues Amen.  Jan Trosin is leaving for kidney surgery.  Gloria Sauers is recovering from a blood clot.  Trish Walker-Willingham continues to battle stage 4 lung cancer.  ChrisAnn Wells has Shingles.  Betty Dean's husband Jerry is having open heart surgery September 24.  If you or someone you know is in need please contact Chaplain Wendy Quinn or drop a note ALA Unit 853, PO Box 116. Borrego Springs CA 92004 

Our Auxiliary has lots of great things for our membership and veterans planned so come be a part of this world class organization. 

See you next we meet October 8 @ 5p and enjoy our potluck social.  Remember if you bring something to share please clean up and don't leave left overs.

Has your contact information changed?  Please let us know.

Yes there is a Halloween party this year at the Post!

October 3 burger night, DJ Lloyd will entertain us 6-8p!  If you like his fun he will be back!  Oldies sock hop is his style.

Freedom Blooms When Veterans Are Served

Karen Bobren, ALA Unit 853 President

*********************************

FROM OUR SALS

 

 

As we embark on a new year at the post we look forward to seeing new faces and new members.  For Borrego days the S.A.L will be making pulled pork Friday the 19th and brisket on Saturday the 20th. Hope 

 

 

Archives

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September 2018    American Legion Post 853  Desert Breeze

FROM THE LEGION

As the summer season winds down, let’s get ready to welcome back our returning friends and members. Those who stayed for most or all of the summer were able to retreat to the Post to cool off and enjoy the food, fun and beverages the Post had to offer.

 Many thanks to the Jones family, Harry, Lorinda, Trevor and especially Art for keeping the meals going. Thanks to Dale Gina and Carina for your efforts. Special thanks to Chris Ann and Chris for the meals and the fun movie nights enjoyed by all that attended. Pot luck, game nights and Karaoke were also welcome diversions to our endless summer.

I'm looking forward to seeing the dining room addition get started once the repressive heat cools off a bit. We will be needing lots of helping hands to get it finished. So please don't be shy about asking what you can do to help. Roger will be the point man on that project.

We should all be proud of how much our Post has progressed and will continue to grow if we all remember that each of us is a recruiter. Membership turnover is a big issue with most Legion posts. 853 Was one of the 50% of District 22 posts that failed to make the membership quota. We were about 12 short is all. So please invite anyone you know who is a veteran out to our Post and encourage them to join and participate in the good times.

Good health and good will to all.            Rick Dobbins, Commander                 Semper fidelis

FROM OUR 1ST VICE

Post 853, September is here and that means we are very close to being back in Borrego Springs!  I hope everyone enjoyed their summer this year and for those that stayed, I hope you stayed as cool as possible.

This is my first year as an Officer of our Post and as your First Vice Commander I have some excellent fundraising ideas that I would like to pursue this season and next.  My hope is to bring the Golf Tournament back to Post 853.  As you can imagine, members and supporters get burned out doing these events.  I have committed to those members, Auxiliary, and supporters that I will support them one hundred percent to make this event a success.

I would also like to pursue holding an annual Jeep Jamboree event out of our Post.  The details are not final but I am developing a strawman plan to pitch to our Board this season.

I believe a few larger events each year will help support our new projects.  Like helping pay for our new solar farm or helping

support the completion of the new dining and bar seating areas.

As always, I will do my part by providing Gator Karaoke and tipping a few back with you in the canteen whenever possible.  I look forward to seeing you all in October for Borrego Days and getting things started in style.

Respectfully, Gator                               First Vice Commander  

*********************************                                       

 FROM OUR AUXILIARY 

Welcome to all members returning to the start of Unit 853 meeting season as we

celebrate our 20th year in Borrego Springs!  Many shared a fun-filled summer at the Post thanks so much to volunteers and officers!  We look forward to seeing you at our September 10th Monday meeting@5p.  We will enjoy a potluck social after meeting.  Please remember to renew your membership $30 for Seniors and $5 for juniors.  New members welcome and encouraged to join us.

Come meet your new officers and program chairman and share all the wonderful things that are being accomplished by our amazing Unit!

Karen Bobren, President

JoAnn Maiter, 1st VP

ChrisAnn Wells, 2nd VP

Wendy Quinn, Chaplain

Rosa Sanchez, Treasurer/Membership

Gina Moran, Secretary

Rita Hartman, Sergeant at Arms

Past President,  Danna Dempsey

Ann Shelton, Exec. Ctte Chair

ALA Unit 853, PO Box 116, Borrego Springs, CA 92004

FROM OUR ALR

The summer is almost over & it won’t be long before we are riding in the Parade for Borrego Days again. I’m hoping everyone had a fantastic summer. Our first meeting will be on Saturday, September 8th at 8:00 a.m. We have a lot to talk about including Borrego days, Getting the Cook your own steak night going again, upcoming rides, ect.ect. Hope to see you all on the 8th. Jim                    ***************************

BARGAIN BARN

 The Bargain Barn will start receiving new donations on and after September 20 and The Barn will open officially on October 4th. Anyone interested in volunteering this season is asked to contact Tim or Susan after September 11th by phone or email. Phone # 443-497-1455/ email: tkight5299@gmail.com  

**********************************

American Legion Post 853 website address is:  ca853.org.  Check us out!!

Suggestions are welcome.  E-mail to ALPost853@gmail.com

Editor

Gary Saunders

sletter Two       Sept 2018

Newsletter Three              

FROM THE LEGION

Greetings to all in the American Legion family,

It’s great to see our seasonal members starting to come back to town and visiting our Post. It’s been a long summer and I know we all are looking forward to the cooler days and nights ahead at our Post.

The dining room addition is due to be started very soon once the hot weather eases up to double digits. Roger will be leading the way and all those who can help will be much appreciated.

We recently had three incidents of improper behavior by members or would be members toward our bartenders. These individuals have been dealt with by our collective board and are persona non grata on our property. Our bartenders are in charge of the bar when on duty and the property as well. They may refuse service and ask anyone to vacate the property if they decide it necessary for the good of the Post. Remember: Be a lady or a gentleman or be asked to leave.

I want to express my thanks to our officers and E-board members for their hard work and fidelity to our cause of helping veterans. Each person has impressed me with their dedication to the position they have been elected. I’m fortunate to have such a capable board which makes my job so much easier.

Sincere thanks to our ALA for their donation of $1,200.00. The ladies are always there to support the Legion. It is always appreciated. Congratulations to the Auxiliary on their upcoming 20 year anniversary.

Here’s to another successful year to our ever growing Post 853.

Rick Dobbins

Commander

Semper Fidelis

Meeting Agenda Input

 

 If any Officer or member has an idea or issue for the good of the Post, please deliver a written request of the idea to be brought up at the next general meeting. The note should include the members' name and contact info.

The note can be presented to any bar tender, Post officer or left in the Commanders' box in the office. The idea will be considered for the agenda if delivered by the preceding Monday of the Thursday meeting.

Rick Dobbins

Commander

Semper Fidelis

FROM OUR 1ST VICE

Welcome back to Borrego Springs American Legion Post 853!  We had our return meeting on September 20th and it was great to see everyone make the migration back to Borrego.  As we start our 2018-2019 season, there will be lots to do around the post to prepare.  We need your help members!

 

 

 

We need volunteers to march in the Borrego Days Parade, cooks for Sunday Breakfast, and volunteers for a large-scale field day of the post.  If you want to help but don’t know what needs to be done, see an officer, or our bar manager.  I am sure Roger could use some help as he embarks on the dining room addition.  The bottom line is, if you want to help, we can find something.

Again, welcome back everyone, I look forward to seeing all the familiar faces start showing up again around the post.  Let’s make this season a great one!                 1st Vice Commander                              Gator

******************************** FROM LEGION MEMBERSHIP

BE AN  EARLY BIRD

Please renew your American Legion membership as soon as possible.  The new Legion membership year began July 1.

DELL COMPUTER

Our finance accounting system has been transferred to the MAC computer.  Since the old Dell is no longer in use we plan to erase all files, sanitize and recycle it.  If anyone needs documents or files on that computer please arrange to transfer them to disc or thumb drive.  We hope to accomplish the recycling by October 15. Bob Juers

 

 

 

 

FROM OUR AUXILIARY 

Happy October and welcome home traveling members!  The Bargain Barn is open and a great place to volunteer!  Borrego Days is Early this year and the Auxiliary Bake Sale has a new location at the Hacienda del Sol in the heart of town.  ChrisAnn is the chairman and will have more information at our Auxiliary meeting October 8.  In honor of our Borrego Springs Unit 853 celebrating 20 yrs this year the Post will offer to all ALA members in good standing a complimentary beverage when you attend our meetings. 

September meeting was well attended and obligations were paid. First VP JoAnn Maiter has volunteered to Chair our beloved Poppy program and asked for volunteers.   Joann continued to volunteer for the elementary school and they're needing volunteers to read with a student.  Rosa Sanchez our Treasurer and Membership chair gave all present the opportunity to pay their dues and receive their new card with early bird sticker!  All members are encouraged to renew now before November 11and let's help Rosa make goal!  Membership dues will be increasing next year and if you are thinking of being a'PUFL' (paid up for life membership) now would be a good time to save. 

Distinguished Guest chairman Rita Hartman presented Post Bar Manager Roger Ries and Service Officer Gary Saunders.  Roger announced the new dining room construction was scheduled to begin!  Gary reported on the Cross dedication date set for January 2 and the National Commander and other Legion family dignitaries will be attending!

Sadly I learned ALA member Evelyn Anderson of Winchester CA passed away June 9.

 

 

Many members need our prayers facing health issues Amen.  Jan Trosin is leaving for kidney surgery.  Gloria Sauers is recovering from a blood clot.  Trish Walker-Willingham continues to battle stage 4 lung cancer.  ChrisAnn Wells has Shingles.  Betty Dean's husband Jerry is having open heart surgery September 24.  If you or someone you know is in need please contact Chaplain Wendy Quinn or drop a note ALA Unit 853, PO Box 116. Borrego Springs CA 92004 

Our Auxiliary has lots of great things for our membership and veterans planned so come be a part of this world class organization. 

See you next we meet October 8 @ 5p and enjoy our potluck social.  Remember if you bring something to share please clean up and don't leave left overs.

Has your contact information changed?  Please let us know.

Yes there is a Halloween party this year at the Post!

October 3 burger night, DJ Lloyd will entertain us 6-8p!  If you like his fun he will be back!  Oldies sock hop is his style.

Freedom Blooms When Veterans Are Served

Karen Bobren, ALA Unit 853 President

*********************************

FROM OUR SALS

 

 

As we embark on a new year at the post we look forward to seeing new faces and new members.  For Borrego days the S.A.L will be making pulled pork Friday the 19th and brisket on Saturday the 20th. Hope 

 

 

Archives

New

September 2018    American Legion Post 853  Desert Breeze

FROM THE LEGION

As the summer season winds down, let’s get ready to welcome back our returning friends and members. Those who stayed for most or all of the summer were able to retreat to the Post to cool off and enjoy the food, fun and beverages the Post had to offer.

 Many thanks to the Jones family, Harry, Lorinda, Trevor and especially Art for keeping the meals going. Thanks to Dale Gina and Carina for your efforts. Special thanks to Chris Ann and Chris for the meals and the fun movie nights enjoyed by all that attended. Pot luck, game nights and Karaoke were also welcome diversions to our endless summer.

I'm looking forward to seeing the dining room addition get started once the repressive heat cools off a bit. We will be needing lots of helping hands to get it finished. So please don't be shy about asking what you can do to help. Roger will be the point man on that project.

We should all be proud of how much our Post has progressed and will continue to grow if we all remember that each of us is a recruiter. Membership turnover is a big issue with most Legion posts. 853 Was one of the 50% of District 22 posts that failed to make the membership quota. We were about 12 short is all. So please invite anyone you know who is a veteran out to our Post and encourage them to join and participate in the good times.

Good health and good will to all.            Rick Dobbins, Commander                 Semper fidelis

FROM OUR 1ST VICE

Post 853, September is here and that means we are very close to being back in Borrego Springs!  I hope everyone enjoyed their summer this year and for those that stayed, I hope you stayed as cool as possible.

This is my first year as an Officer of our Post and as your First Vice Commander I have some excellent fundraising ideas that I would like to pursue this season and next.  My hope is to bring the Golf Tournament back to Post 853.  As you can imagine, members and supporters get burned out doing these events.  I have committed to those members, Auxiliary, and supporters that I will support them one hundred percent to make this event a success.

I would also like to pursue holding an annual Jeep Jamboree event out of our Post.  The details are not final but I am developing a strawman plan to pitch to our Board this season.

I believe a few larger events each year will help support our new projects.  Like helping pay for our new solar farm or helping

support the completion of the new dining and bar seating areas.

As always, I will do my part by providing Gator Karaoke and tipping a few back with you in the canteen whenever possible.  I look forward to seeing you all in October for Borrego Days and getting things started in style.

Respectfully, Gator                               First Vice Commander  

*********************************                                       

 FROM OUR AUXILIARY 

Welcome to all members returning to the start of Unit 853 meeting season as we

celebrate our 20th year in Borrego Springs!  Many shared a fun-filled summer at the Post thanks so much to volunteers and officers!  We look forward to seeing you at our September 10th Monday meeting@5p.  We will enjoy a potluck social after meeting.  Please remember to renew your membership $30 for Seniors and $5 for juniors.  New members welcome and encouraged to join us.

Come meet your new officers and program chairman and share all the wonderful things that are being accomplished by our amazing Unit!

Karen Bobren, President

JoAnn Maiter, 1st VP

ChrisAnn Wells, 2nd VP

Wendy Quinn, Chaplain

Rosa Sanchez, Treasurer/Membership

Gina Moran, Secretary

Rita Hartman, Sergeant at Arms

Past President,  Danna Dempsey

Ann Shelton, Exec. Ctte Chair

ALA Unit 853, PO Box 116, Borrego Springs, CA 92004

FROM OUR ALR

The summer is almost over & it won’t be long before we are riding in the Parade for Borrego Days again. I’m hoping everyone had a fantastic summer. Our first meeting will be on Saturday, September 8th at 8:00 a.m. We have a lot to talk about including Borrego days, Getting the Cook your own steak night going again, upcoming rides, ect.ect. Hope to see you all on the 8th. Jim                    ***************************

BARGAIN BARN

 The Bargain Barn will start receiving new donations on and after September 20 and The Barn will open officially on October 4th. Anyone interested in volunteering this season is asked to contact Tim or Susan after September 11th by phone or email. Phone # 443-497-1455/ email: tkight5299@gmail.com  

**********************************

American Legion Post 853 website address is:  ca853.org.  Check us out!!

Suggestions are welcome.  E-mail to ALPost853@gmail.com

Editor

Gary Saunders

sletter Two       Sept 2018

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