America Legion Post 60 Arlington Texas

American Legion Post 60 Newsletter November 2017


October was a busy month. We had two raffles, a car show, a burger night, and the District Convention. Speaking of the Convention, I want to personally thank all of you who took the time to come on down and help out. Can you believe the countdown has already started for Black Friday, Cyber Monday, and the Christmas season? We must be in November.

Here’s the lineup so far for this month:

11/5/17 Legion Breakfast at the Post/Lodge 11/5/17 Marine's Birthday Party at the Post/Lodge 2:00pm 11/6/17 Commander’s Call @ Post 838 11/7/17 Legion Burger night at the Post/Lodge 11/11/17 Veteran’s Day 11/19/17 Legion Breakfast at the Post/Lodge 11/23/17 Thanksgiving 11/30/17 Post 60 monthly business meeting At this time, we have an option for our December meeting. We are not required to hold a business meeting in December. I would like to hear your opinions on that. Please let me know via e-mail your choice. Yea or Nea. Majority will rule. My e-mail is For those who don’t use e-mail, my cell number is 817-401-1914. Call me or send a text. Lastly, I have just started up another RAFFLE!!! We will have a drawing on December 15th at 7:00pm for a Dallas Cowboys “Ultimate Fan” Ladies watch. I already have the watch and it’s a dandy. For our male members out there who have trouble figuring out what to get the wife for Christmas, here you go. It already is in a gift box. Tickets are $5.00 each or 3 for $10.00. I’m working on the flyers now. Have a great month, John Header, Commander


November finished with 324 members on our current roster, 183 members paid, 69.58% of our 2017 membership goal. Currently we have 33 members from 2016 and 94 from 2017 that have not renewed. If you are one of these, please renew at your earliest convenience. You can mail your renewal to the post address on the renewal notice, put it in an envelope and drop it in our mail box in the game room at the Lodge or call me, 817-360-7558, and I will meet with you at your convenience. The Legion membership year is January 1st through December 31st each calendar year. A member is considered delinquent after January 1st of the next year if dues are not paid. With the Holidays approaching, please renew your membership now before they expire. I encourage you to renew your membership online at, it saves us both paper work and the price of a stamp. Check out being a Paid Up For Life (PUFL) member and see if that works for you. Visit our website, regularly at Join me in welcoming our new and transfer members: Dick Bullock. At our September meeting a motion was made, seconded and passed to re-activate Arlington Post 060 Sons of the American Legion Charter. SAL membership dues have been set at $20.00; duel membership and minor membership at $10.00. We will begin accepting membership as soon as I receive the cards from Department. Pass the word. If you are interested in joining the Sons of the American Legion, or becoming a duel member, or want to sign you minor son or grandson up, please let me know. I have to have the DD214 or equivalent of the person, parent or grandparent, you are coming in under. They also have to be a Legionnaire unless deceased. The American Legion Auxiliary Unit 60 has asked the Legionnaires support in increasing their membership. They want your eligible family members to join the unit. Applications are available at the Lodge. Also, female veterans can be dual members as well.

November Happenings

Nov 5th Sunday Breakfast by American Legion Family 9:00 til.l 11:30 am Nov 5th Sunday Marine Birthday @ the Lodge 2:00 pm till Nov 6th Monday District Commander's Call Post 838 7:00 till 8:00 pm Nov 7th Monday Burger Night by American Legion 6:00 till 8:00 pm Nov 11th Saturday Veteran's Day Nov 19th Sunday Breakfast by American Legion Family 9:00 till 11:30 am Nov 23rd Thursday Thanksgiving Nov 30th Thursday Meeting ~ American Legion & Auxiliary 7:00 till 8:00 pm Nov 30th Thursday Meeting ~ Post 60 ALR following close of General Membership meet Hope to see you at some or all these events. We are located at 601 W Pioneer Pkwy Arlington, TX 76010. The ELKS Lodge #2114 has agreed to sponsor our post at their Lodge. As a non-member of the ELKS, you will need to be signed in as a guest. We will have a member of the ELKS there to sign you in. On meeting nights, the last Thursday of the month at 7:00 pm, you can sign yourself in, just enter your name and post 60. We hope that this will enable our post to grow and prosper. John Straten Adjutant 817 360 7558

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