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Volume 35

Issues 11 & 12
November/December 2015

Electronic Newsletter Update
As previously explained, those of you who received the newsletter electronically by email two months ago will not find a hard copy in your mailbox unless you have emailed a request to keep the hard copy coming. REMEMBER: If you wish to continue receiving the black-and-white copy by regular postal mail instead of the color PDF, please email that request to Thanks again for helping to keep expenses low for your Post!

Have you ever wondered what makes our club so successful? We regularly have a busy parking lot and a full lounge. It can be hard to get a good seat at the bar on game days. What makes that so? If you take a moment to look around, you will see some familiar faces. 
Pat Cranston is almost world renowned for her passionate ticket sales. Not only does she work the crowd at our club, she goes out into the community to personally ask for all those prizes we get to win. Pat has been doing this for years.
Have you ever had a Friday dinner? Sunday breakfast? Have you looked at the beautiful new deck in the pavilion? Did you know we have an AED machine in case of an emergency? Why do you think we have a free newsletter? Notice posters on the wall for our events?
All these wonderful amenities (plus lots more) are brought to you by selfless volunteers and gracious donors. There is a core of these dedicated folks that consistently give of their time and talents to meet the needs of our Legion. 
Our volunteers go beyond their basic obligations. They act with an attitude of social responsibility. You may want to ask yourself the reason you decided to join Post 10. You may want to ask “How have I contributed to our causes lately?”
Do you have a particular talent you can provide or would you like to lend a hand every now and then where there’s a need?
We are always looking for helping hands around here and this is a call for your help. Commit yourself to one day a month, or even once a year but do please consider lending a hand. We love our volunteers! 

American Legion Commander Post 10
Thanks to the Boulder Elks Lodge for the donation to benefit Veterans from Post 10. The Elks made a generous donation and this was passed on to some Veterans who are members of Post 10 to help with medical expenses. The donations helped provide medical care that might have been delayed if it was not for the Elks donation. Thank you Boulder Elks Lodge!
Everyone had a great time at our annual Luau on Labor Day. Good food, raffles, great company and music by The Responders. What a great way to end the summer. Thanks to all who attended and brought all of those awesome sides and desserts. Special thanks to those who cooked, set up, cleaned up and made this event a big success.
Mark your calendars for the Veterans Day program at Post 10. The program will be on November 11 at 11:00 a.m. A potluck luncheon will be served following the ceremony with sandwiches provided by the Legion. As always, main dishes, sides and desserts are welcome. Come out and honor our Veterans on this special day.
While you have your calendars out, make sure and pencil in the annual Children’s Christmas Party and Egg Nog Party. The Children’s Christmas Party will be held on December 13th at 2:00 p.m. and rumor has it that a special guest or two may be making a surprise visit to Post 10 during the party. The Egg Nog Party will be on New Year’s Day (Friday, January 1, 2016) at 2:00 p.m. New access cards will be available to those who have paid their 2016 dues during the Egg Nog party. Egg Nog and lunch will be available and, as usual, sides and desserts are welcome. Come and celebrate the New Year with your fellow Legionnaires, Auxiliary and SAL.
The football season is well underway and the playoffs are just around the corner. If you have not made it out to the Post for a game, come out and check it out. The games feature happy hour prices, raffles, munchies and great company. 
And don’t forget breakfast on Sundays from 10 to noon. This is the best deal in town! Come out and support your Post and support those who volunteer to cook, wash dishes, wait tables and everything else that needs to be done to provide this service! 
Have you ever wondered how everything gets done around the Post? There are folks that put a lot of time to make this Post one of the best in the Legion organization. A lot of the tasks that need to be done are done by volunteers. Why not help make a difference? If you have a couple of free hours during the week, volunteer at the Post. There are always many chores that need to be done to keep this the best Post ever. If you would like to volunteer, let one of the members of the Legion, Auxiliary or Sons know. 
It is that time of the year again! Please consider renewing your Legion, Auxiliary or SAL membership if you have not already done so. The Post depends on your membership to make this all work. New access cards will be available around January 1st to those who have paid their 2016 dues. Thank you for your membership renewals! 
It is an honor to serve as your Commander and I need your support. If you have any suggestions, comments, complaints or whatever, please feel free to call or send an email to voice your concerns. I can be reached at (preferred) or 303-931-1646. Thank you for your support and thank you for your service. God Bless. 
—John N. Gillis

Unit 10 Auxiliary President
The end of the year is near... and the holidaze are upon us. Mark your calendars for the festivities. Please sign up for the Children’s Christmas Party so Santa knows how many toys the elves have to make. All kids and friends under the age of 12 are invited. We’ll have a photo op with the man in red too, so spit polish those brogans!
Remember to pay your dues. The new door cards will be issued soon. If you know any potential members, do have them in so we can give them information about our exciting new programs.
Susan Palmers shadow box memoriam is up in the book nook now. The LED lights were put in by Tim, Rod and Jason. Thank you fellas!
Thanks to our volunteers! Donna, Mary and Laura for our dee-licious breakfasts.
Pat Cranston for her tireless efforts at the raffles. Linda for the her time and talents getting the newsletter out and designing posters. We are always looking for volunteers to lend a hand. Feel free to jump in as little or as much as you can! We need you! 
—Lynne Duguay

SAL Squadron 10 Commander
As the leaves begin to fall, the fall season is upon us. This means football, festivities, and fun at Post 10 every week. I would like to take this opportunity to share a story from Post 10 with everyone. I was recently approached by a Legionnaire who had volunteered their time helping in the kitchen and they were amazed by the fun they had and their admiration of the people who do this throughout the year in an effort to serve great meals to all of our members. As I thanked them for their help, I couldn’t help but think about how such teamwork and positivity benefits not only the Post, but the individual as well. It is this kind of effort and magnanimous support that will ensure the success of our Post and foster a culture that will continue to uphold the values of the American Legion. 
The annual SAL Golf tournament was a great success this year, with great sponsors, a wonderful group at Twin Peaks and phenomenal weather. It was a great day and event for all. We encourage you to personally thank all sponsors and volunteers for the tournament as we couldn’t have events without their continued support. 
As we dive into our fall season, SAL entertainment will be ramping up with a few new events on the horizon. Stay tuned and please come out to the Post to participate in all of the fun. Remember, the SAL Pool Tournament held on Sunday afternoons at 2:00 p.m. and will coincide with breakfast days. Keep watching the board for events and entertainment as we are trying to get a few fun events put together and executed this fall and winter.
In closing, the officers of the SAL are beginning to reach out to the Auxiliary, Legion, and all members to truly work together as a team. It is important we work in a collaborative manner for the greater good of our community and the sustainable health of Post 10. Along with this endeavor, I encourage you to lend your support to the Post and volunteer when you are available and experience the fun you can have in helping out for just a few short hours. Not only will the Post benefit from the help, it will foster stronger relationships with other members and the community. 
As always, I am honored to be your commander and am optimistic about our successful future. Thank you for your continued support of the American Legion Post 10 and all of its members. 
—Blake Sullivan

Notes from the Lounge:
Fall is here and so is football season. We have a lot of fun with raffles and drink specials during the Bronco games—so come on out and cheer our team to victory! 
Check the calendar for our Live in the Lounge music events on Friday nights.
We have a really great shuffleboard table and would like to reintroduce tournaments to all who want to play—Friday nights, except when we have Karaoke. Check the calendar.
Dart tournaments will continue Thursday nights at 7:00 pm.
The Post will be officially closed on Thanksgiving and Christmas Day, and will be closing early on Christmas Eve. Don’t forget our annual Egg Nog Party on New Year’s Day at 2:00 p.m. Please bring a side dish to share.
We would like to thank you for a terrific year and look forward to serving you in 2016!
—Tim, Sandy, Pam, Ann, Tina, Eric, Jasmine, Racheal


Disabled American Veterans—Chapter 10 Adjutant 
Autumn has arrived complete with a total eclipse of the Harvest Moon. Sighting, however, was obscured by clouds.
During the summer we had a two month break in meetings, but I did attend the State Convention in May and the National Convention held in Denver in August. Both conventions were well attended and successful—even had two nights of entertainment as part of the national.
Our chapter still needs a couple more active members. We are fortunate that we have at least five who regularly attend.  Please encourage any qualified veteran to come and join us.
Our next meeting is Monday, November 2nd at 2:00 p.m. Please attend.
Hope everyone had a great summer and are ready for fall and winter activities.
 —Ken Camell

“Patriotism is not enough. You must also have no hatred or bitterness toward anyone.”—(Edith Cavell)

VFW Post 807 Commander
The newsletter is a little short this time for us. The big news is that they are still going to fund the Veterans Hospital with the help from our congressmen and women. Let’s let them know that we need their support! 
Also, don’t forget that Veterans Day is just around the corner. Bring some new members to our Post. If you bring in one new member, there’s a trip to Mesquite, Nevada.  
Our next meeting is Saturday, November 7th at 2:00 p.m. See each of you there.
Our next District 3 meeting is November 15th in Loveland. 
—Willard Wells, Commander

40/8 Voiture Locale 766
A lot of you missed the September Prom held at the Johnstown Post—your loss! We had a fine meal hosted by the Post.
We will have the next Prom on Thursday, November 19th, and set the date for December. Until further notice all upcoming Proms will be held in Boulder.
We have two nurses in training who are receiving scholarships at this time.
Until next time, be safe.
—Rich Eskew, Chef de Gare