Special Meeting Announcement from our Adjutant:
To All Post #759 Legionnaires!
We are calling a special meeting. At 11:00 AM on Sunday, June 24, 2012, to discuss some very important post matters. We need you to attend, for your input and thoughts so that no member is ill-informed, uninformed, or left out of these discussions. The results that come from this special meeting will be utilized for future contracts, the future direction of this post, etc.
we also would like to give a big 'thank you' to all who helped out on our Father's Day Breakfast and to all who attended, by all accounts it was a success and it has helped us to get that much closer to a new roof for the hall. Thanks Again Folks!
Lastly, Congratulations are in order for Jeremy Hale. Jeremy was the winner of the mower raffle and he proceeded to give it to is dad for Father's Day. Good Onya'! Congrats Jeremy!
The American Legion Martin Haydon Post 759 is holding a Father's Day Pancake Breakfast and Raffle for a brand new Husqvarna 21-HP Hydrostatic 46" Riding Lawn Mower. I still do not have all of the details for the mower in question, but will post here as soon as I get them. Hopefully with a good pic or two. The breakfast will be provided by post 759 and will be by donations only. Please give a little and help us buy a new roof for the Hall. Thank you.
The tickets are $10.00 each and can be purchased from Members while the mower is being displayed. They usually are out there with Roy's Bar- B-Q from about Noon to 5 on Tuesdays and Fridays. Herb, Vic and Steve have more info, which I hope to get soon.
Apparently this was a $1600 mower that is paid off and ready for the winning!
Enjoy your Memorial Day, and when you think about it, please take a moment in silence, to honor those that made the ultimate sacrifice to keep secure, our way of life.
Friday Night Games are now in conflict with my new schedule. So, unfortunately, I am suspending Friday Night Gaming until further notice.
In the future I hope to get some other things going that will bring a little more life and energy back to the hall and me.
I will definitely be posting updates here.
Thank you to those that have shown up even to just talk a little history.
As a result of an Open Vote "All Agreed" 9 votes with 8 present and 1 absentee, The American Legion Hall, Martin Haydon Post 759, has elected its new officers for this coming administrative year 2012-2013.
Elected in as our new Commander was Vic Haven. Herb Kendal will be our Vice-Commander. There were a few more shifts in the names and positions of those few members who are staying involved and these names can be found on our Current Officers Page.
I hope that the new leadership line-up can continue to get things done and I look forward to helping in any way that I can. I look forward to helping restore this post to one of action, community, and honor with deference to all in our community.
Thank you for checking in.
Almost missed all of the excitement downtown today, because I generally have my head up my fourth point of contact.
However, I got a chance to see some of the action and it was nice to see at least some acknowledgement of what used to be this country's labor day, the RED, and the celebration of Spring as in Celtic Beltaine, the GREEN. I think it was a nice combination of the two.
An excerpt from Eric Chase's "The Brief Origins of May Day"
...In the late nineteenth century, the working class was in constant struggle to gain the 8-hour work day. Working conditions were severe and it was quite common to work 10 to 16 hour days in unsafe conditions. Death and injury were commonplace at many work places and inspired such books as Upton Sinclair's The Jungle and Jack London's The Iron Heel. As early as the 1860's, working people agitated to shorten the workday without a cut in pay, but it wasn't until the late 1880's that organized labor was able to garner enough strength to declare the 8-hour workday. This proclamation was without consent of employers, yet demanded by many of the working class.
Thanks to everyone who had a hand in making this the most memorable May Day Downtown that I can remember, but then again I have only been here, in and out, since '82. ;^)
So, it turns out the answer from Wizards of the Coast is that this was an editing issue and is an error. The '6' roll should apply for both scenarios.
This is a You Tube video discussing the correct way to determine target aspect ratio for Angels 20, pretty dry stuff, but a good example of one of the games we play. WWII Aerial Combat with model planes...Woo Hoo!
This Friday, April 13th is the first official meeting of the Friday Night Gaming Group. I will be down at the hall organizing, counting, and taking names.
In this first meeting I hope to start a good data-base of games that we will have available and that people are really into.
I want to discuss a little bit about direction and events and then I wanna play some games! So, I will provide snacks (healthy and unhealthy), and keep the dry discussion stuff to a bear minimum. We are here to have some fun!
If you have a copy of a game that you are really into and you want to bring it down to share it, by all means. I am bringing all of my games and will probably end up storing a lot of this in a locker or chest at the hall.
You have a bunch of old games, or games with missing pieces you no longer want clogging your closets, no problem, we'll take 'em!
Donations of money and/or games to the club should be given to me or any other appropriate American Legion Officer. We are accepting donations of any games or loose game pieces. Donations may be dropped off on any Friday Night Gaming Group meeting.
I hope to see you there,
In recognition of the fact that our regularly scheduled meetings are supposed to take place on the second Sunday of each month, and that this one would fall smack dab in the middle of Easter Sunday, we have rescheduled the meeting for the preceding Friday afternoon.
This meeting was scheduled as there is official business that needs to be decided on before our meeting of May,2nd, 2012. Which is the date set for our annual elections to determine who will be the new officers for the following administrative year.
More here as I learn more about the real schedule, times, etc.....
I just received word that Sandy has announced, or has been announcing, on the air, that we are hosting a gaming night on Fridays at the Legion Hall.
This is very cool, if not a little premature. I have received no eMails or phone calls other than the original 4 people who have already contacted me. Also, I have not been voted in as an officer, or have cleared all the Fridays with the Legion Members to make sure we can do this and how much if anything that it will cost me/us.
What this means for Gaming Night, is that I will be showing up at the Hall this Friday at 6PM, and all the following Friday evenings, in the hopes of gathering more folks interest and in the hopes of getting to play some very fun games with some cool people.
Tonight's Planned Games and Topics (6- Midnight):
Axis & Allies and their Miniature Collectible Card Games
Shogun Medieval Japan Strategy game
Flames of War 15mm miniaures WWII
Flames of War 15mm miniatures SCW (Spanish Civil War)
Pirates! Constructable Collectible Card game
Discussion- Gaming Nights and Days going forward...
As we get closer to a voting cycle and have new officers voted in , etc., I will be adding some advertising and new flyers for the Friday Game Nights, and then also for the Bingo Brunches. More on all of this as it develops.
Thanks to Steve for informing me of our impromptu radio advertising...lol