Travis Post 76 Newsletters 1993

June 1993

Boys State June 1993 Dinner/Program

Rudy Mikeska BBQ of Taylor will cater a BBQ Dinner on Monday June 21,1993 at 6:30 p.m. We will be upstairs in the Great Hall with ample seating for 120 people. The caterer will furnish all food except the desserts which we will bring.
Our speaker for this special occasion, after the Boys Staters speak, will be fellow Legionnaire Dr. Firman Haynie. At the July Dinner Meeting the social half-hour will begin at 6:30 p.m. and the dinner at 7:00 p.m. on Monday July 21st and feature fried chicken as the main dish. Bring a vegetable, salad or dessert.
The Girls Staters and their parents will attend. Instead of a speaker, the Girls will relate their experiences and reaction to the Girls State program. Always very interesting. Be there to show your recognition for these girls and their accomplishments.
At the August Dinner Meeting the social half-hour will begin at 6:30 p.m. and the dinner at 7:00 p.m. on Monday August 16th and will feature lasagna as the main dish. Bring a vegetable, salad or dessert. Something cool and light for a hot summer night. Floyd Brizendine, 10th District Commander, and Elizabeth Frey, Unit 76 Past President, will install the 1993-94 officers.

Community Service Awards
One of the special activities of the American Legion is recognizing the outstanding contributions exhibited by those individuals in the local community who have performed above and beyond the normal call to duty. This year we will be initiating the ceremony by honoring an outstanding Friefighter, Police Officer, and Emergency Medical Technician with special awards presented during the Boys State dinner.

Sick Call
Marvin Shelton underwent surgery recently.

July 1993

Women in Military Service Memorial
Post 76 contributed $100.00 to the memorial for women in Military Service for America.Dedication is planned for Veterans Day 1993.

July Dinner Meeting-Girls State
The social half-hour will begin at 6:30 p.m. and the dinner at 7:00 p.m. on Monday July 21st and feature fried chicken as the main dish. Bring a vegetable, salad or dessert.
The Girls Staters and their parents will attend. Instead of a speaker, the Girls will relate their experiences and reaction to the Girls State program. Always very interesting. Be there to show your recognition for these girls and their accomplishments.
At the August Dinner Meeting the social half-hour will begin at 6:30 p.m. and the dinner at 7:00 p.m. on Monday August 16th and will feature lasagna as the main dish. Bring a vegetable, salad or dessert. Something cool and light for a hot summer night. Floyd Brizendine, 10th District Commander, and Elizabeth Frey, Unit 76 Past President, will install the 1993-94 officers.

Thank you for $500 from Post 76
On behalf of Unit 76 Auxillary I am expressing our thanks to you for the check for $500. We will use it wisely to help the needy veterans and their families at the Veterans Hospital in Temple. Helping with such things as their coffee fund, their postage expenses, their personal grooming supplies and such like. Also we help with scholarships for worthy students and girls for Girls State.
We very much appreciate the opportunity and privilege that this money gives us to be able to serve others.
God Bless Us All, Thank You
Merle Wheeler
President Unit 76
Note: Post 76 Legionnaires will match any donations made to the Veterans Hospital and make this a Post 76 donation.

VFW Fundraiser
VFW District 28 and Auxillary invites Post 76 and Auxillary to VET FEST 93. This fundraiser is Saturday, July 24 from noon to midnight at the Manchaca Fire Hall (FM 1626 at Manchaca).
The festival atmosphere, which is open to the public, will include booths for crafts, food and live music. The proceeds benefit Voice of Democracy Scholarship Program. Should be a fun-tastic event!

New Members
Dean Smith, Robert McGlesson, Mark Wilson.

August 1993

August Dinner Meeting
The social half-hour will begin at 6:30 p.m. and the dinner at 7:00 p.m. on Monday August 16th and will feature lasagna as the main dish. Bring a vegetable, salad or dessert. Something cool and light for a hot summer night. Floyd Brizendine, 10th District Commander, and Elizabeth Frey, Unit 76 Past President, will install the 1993-94 officers.
The September meeting is part of the dedication of the Freedom Shrine given to Post 76 by the Austin Exchange Club. The Freedom Shrine is a nationwide project of Exchange Clubs,and our Post is honored to be the recipient of the Freedom Shrine which further empasizes our beliefs as Legionnaires.
The dinner meeting will be held September 20 at 7 pm in the main hall on the second floor. We will have catered BBQ and members are encouraged to bring a dessert.

Commanders Comments
As my term of office comes to a close, I would like to take this opportunity to thank Post 76 and its entire membership for having given me the privilege of serving as your Commander for the past four years. During this period, a team of dedicated officers and members have worked together to make Post 76 one in which all members can take pride.
No Post can function without membership. In 1989, an emphasis was placed on increasing membership. We have steadily increased membership from 154 in 1989 to the present 385. In the process, many new members had time and abilities that they were willing and able to commit to Post 76 activities. As a result of new members and returning members response, many of our programs, such as Boys State, Oratorical competitions, civic awards, school visitations, veterans assistance and other special projects have seen dynamic change and progress. Your participation and assistance made this possible, and I appreciate all of your efforts.
Also, in 1989, it was imperative that our Post building begin to be repaired and restored. It had long been neglected and was in desperate need of attention. A first step was to obtain City historical recognition to be added to our State historical designation. Next, we initiated a 5-year plan to correct and upgrade both the interior and exterior. Fortunately, several members emerged, most notably Marvin Beck, a retired architect, who had the desire, qualifications and time to get involved. We have yet to complete all the identified projects/items on the 5-year plan, but they are listed and most are funded and scheduled for completion. The success of this program may be noted in increased rentals, and innumerable compliments from members, renters and the public citizenry in general. A well-done and thanks to all who have participated in this long-term project, especially Marvin Beck, 2nd Vice Commander for the past 3 years and in charge of facilities.
A Post is only as effective and productive in proportion to the active involvement of its membership. Travis Post 76 has always been fortunate to have had many loyal members who have served with dedication and committment. Many will continue to serve on the new board who will be installed at the August dinner meeting. As I pass the gavel to Harry Smith, our new Commander and a 40-year Legionnaire, I ask that you give him your continued support as you have supported me over the past 4 years. The Post belongs to all of us; it becomes what we members make of it.
As this change of leadership occurs, I wish to again thank all of you who have given me this opportunity to be your Commander, and for the generous support so many of you have given.
I will continue to be an active member of Post 76. At the same time, I will continue my duties as 10th District Vice-Commander, responsible for membership programs. Post 76 has had four years of not only meeting our membership goal, but exceeding it. Let's continue this record and work toward our Post becoming the first to reach its 100% goal for 1993-4.
In comradeship, for God and Country,
Joe Trochta

Newsletter Editor to Retire
For 4 years I have written and published this newsletter for Post 76. I have tried to make it interesting and informative, keeping you up-to-date on Post Activities, American Legion issues and other items that may be of interest to you. Being that Post 76 is primarily made up of card-carrying members and persons able to attend meetings, I attempted to make you feel part of the activities. (I am very happy you "card-carrying" members are there, we need you and especially the American Legion needs you.)
Thanks to those who commented in writing or by phone, I appreciated your inputs and I at least knew that someone read the newsletter.
Joe Trochta

New Members
Eliis Sides, Arthur Leiser

September 1993

Commanders Comments
Harry Smith

I am honored,deeply appreciative, and proud to be your Commander for the coming year.
Travis Post 76 today is a very active Post with many exciting and important changes taking place, and much planned for the future. I invite every member to come and join in. Become active, be a contributor of ideas and time and enjoy the comradeship and fun here at the oldest and best Legion Post in Texas.
We welcome to our Post 76 family our new facilities management team, Mr. & Mrs. Dean Smith.
Dean and Marty come to us with 13 years experience in various areas of management. Their expertise gives us a top notch management team. Dean is a veteran who will be joining Post 76.
Our new bulletin editor is Comrade Steve Rye. The bulletin layout will incorporate changes Steve has recommended, and the content will be Post Activity oriented.

Chaplains Comments
Will Brown

"Service to God and Country" is a basic Americanism, a spiritual emphasis, under one name or another, and has long been a part of The American Legion activities. As your Post Chaplain, I am privileged to participate with you in the spiritual foundation upon which our nation rests.
Our mutual responsibilities to "share" and "care" rests with lines of communication, so that we might focus our efforts to reach out into our community to needy veterans, and to provide aid and spiritual comfort to families of sick and deceased members of the Post.
Please communicate information, perhaps known only to you, regarding illnesses and deaths, so that we may communicate and be supportive to the member, our Post families.

From the Ladies Auxillary
We wish to thank Elizabeth Frey, a former President of the Womens Auxillary and a loyal member of many years standing for acting as the installing officer for the 1993-94 officers of our Auxillary.
We always enjoy joint meetings with our legionnaires, and this was no exception.
Post 76 has an exciting new look around the building, and some great programs coming up, and we would like the Ladies Auxillary to keep in step. Please come out on first Mondays for a business meeting and to get acquainted, and on the third Mondays for the dinner meeting.

Fish Fry in November
We are looking for members who have deep fat fryers that are heated with propane tanks. You will also act as cook at your fryer.The Post will furnish all ingredients including the cooking oil.

September Joint Dinner Meeting with the Austin Exchange Club
This joint meeting is part of the dedication of the Freedom Shrine given to Post 76 by the Austin Exchange Club. The Freedom Shrine is a nationwide project of Exchange Clubs,and our Post is honored to be the recipient of the Freedom Shrine which further empasizes our beliefs as Legionnaires.
The dinner meeting will be held September 20 at 7 pm in the main hall on the second floor. We will have catered BBQ and members are encouraged to bring a dessert.
We will be serving fried chicken at the October 18th Dinner Meeting. The post will furnish plenty of golden fried chicken. Members are requested to bring either a salad, vegetable or dessert. We promise a most interesting program. Also, don't forget that the Gun Room will be open for Monday Night football.

Smoke Free Facility
Our Post Historical Building is a source of pride and joy to us all. The biggest danger it faces is fire. Adding to the number of people who rent the building and we multiply that chance of fire. Therefore, the Executive Committee voted to ban smoking in the building effective at once. Adequate smoking areas and disposal containers will be provided on the front porch. We will appreciate everyones cooperation; our members with respiratory and asthma problems will love you for it.

October 1993

Commanders Comments
Harry Smith

It was a pleasure to represent Post 76 at the unveiling the Vietnam Womens Memorial at Barton Creek Square Mall. The bronze, multifigure sculpture portrays the coutage, strength and compassion of the women who served their country during the Vietnam War. My personal feeling is that it is an appropriate tribute to all the women to have served in our wars. The monument will be dedicated on Veterans Day, November 11, 1993, in Washington, D.C. Several months ago your post made a financial contribution for this memorial.
Your truly, Marvin Beck, Walter Ivie, and Loman Wheeler were privileged to attend the 10th District Class of Instruction at Smithville. We met August 28th with officers from other posts within the district. District Commander Floyd Brizendine covered various subject including protocol, department forms, awards and leadership. Our own Joe Trochta, District Vice-Commander, discussed membership. This proved to be a most worthwhile meeting and we voted unanimously to hold a similiar meeting next year.
On September 11th, I attended the dedication of the new TEXAS AIR NATIONAL GUARD HEADQUARTERS BUILDING at Camp Mabry. The Honorable J.J. "JAKE" Pickle deliverd a most appropriate address for this occasion.
Today the Texas Air Guard is composed of some 50 units at 10 geographical locations, with a combined strength of 3800 personnel. Texas is most fortunate to have three flying units, most states have only one.
The 136th Wing at Dallas flies the C-130 Hercules and the 147th Group at Houston and the 149th Group at San Antonio fly the F-16 Falcon.

New Members
Gerald Parnell, Weldon Adams, Billy Trimble, Maxie Templeton



Chaplains Comments
Will Brown

Tips on how to survive in the 1990s;Drop the rock when the burden is too heavy! A little humor helps to ease the burden...speaking of burdens, how about the following...
Many years ago, a father and son went on a journey. Riding down the path on their mule, they met a traveler who said, "Why are both of you on that one poor mule? It will die of exhaustion."
So, the father got off the mule and they continued down the road.
They soon met another traveler who said, "Don't you know how disrespectful it is for you, a healthy boy to be resting on that mule while your father is forced to walk alongside? It's shameful." So the son got off the mule and the father got on.
Later they met another traveler who said, "Unbelievable! A grown man sitting on that mule while his son trudges along in the dust. You should stop this immediately."
The last time the father and son were seen, they were both walking down the road...carrying their mule.
Advice is easy to find. Everyone has an opinion. Developing your faith and realtionship with the Creator is the best way to be sure you are right. Anything less could leave you carrying your mule.

From the Ladies Auxillary
An open letter from the President of Travis Unit 76 Auxillary to the members

Dear Friends,
I wish to thank you for all the great trust that has been placed in me by your election of me to the highest office that this Unit can bestow; your President. To me you have entrusted the supervision of the duties of all the officers, the responsiblility for the success of this years program, and the sacred duty of upholding the four great principles expresssed in the Preamble to our Constitution: Justice, Freedom, Democracy, and Loyalty. As your president, I will strive to be ever loyal to our country and to you.
I pledge to you that, to the best of my ability, I will,at each meeting:
  1. Arrive early,
  2. Maintain an impersonal and impartial attitude,
  3. Expedite business, extending courtesy to all,
  4. Start the meeting on time,
  5. Maintain order at all times,and
  6. Close the meeting on time.
Decisions are made by vote of the membership, so I urge you to come to the meetings and help make us a better Unit this year.
For God and Country,
Merle Wheeler
President

Everyone had a Good Time
Our joint meeting with the Downtown Exchange Club was most successful,.We had 96 people on hand for the FREEDOM SHRINE DEDICATION and BBQ dinner. Our own Marvin Beck, who is also President of the Downtown Exchange Club, was program chairman for the evening. He enlightened our Legion members about the American Legion and its purpose.
Phil Davis, from the Downtown Exchange Club, was our speaker and gave us the history of the Freedom Shrine plus the fact that the Shrine we received was formerly at Bergstrom AFB. This gives our Shrine a sentimental value that is immeasureable.
The Freedom Shrine is on the wall in the Gun Room and is beautifully displayed. We hope to add better lighting in the near future.
I know that many of you members have not visited your Post in too long a time to come by and see the Freedom Shrine. Also, take time to look at the many improvements in our building and contents. Our business meeting is the first Monday of each month, except Labor Day. Our dinner meeting is the third Monday of each month and we feature a speaker. Your Exceutive Committee hopes that you will accept our invitation to become more active.

Attention-Chicken Lovers!
We will be serving fried chicken at the October 18th Dinner Meeting. The post will furnish plenty of golden fried chicken. Members are requested to bring either a salad, vegetable or dessert. We promise a most interesting program. Also, don't forget that the Gun Room will be open for Monday Night football.
On Veterans Day, November 11th, we will honor our Past Commanders at Breakfast. All Post 76 members and their spouses are invited to this occasion. It will be very informal. Breakfast will be served beginning at 7AM until 8AM. You may or may not get: coffee, juices, donuts and rolls. Bring your own Tums, Rolaids, or Pepto Bismol. The cooks we have lined up so far are Bill Montandon and Dean Smith. Come to think of it, you might want something stronger than Zantac, with these guys cooking. Location: Dining Room Post 76. P.S. Marty, would you give Dean some cooking tips, Please!
At our dinner meeting on the 15th of November, third Monday, that is, we'll have: Fresh farm raised catfish, hushpuppies, french fires, pinto beans, cole slaw, home baked bread, iced tea and coffee. This is an all-you-can-eat affair. Members are encouraged to bring a dessert.
Our speaker is going to have a talk that you won't forget!

Monday Night Football

Join your fellow Legionnaires and their Ladies immediately after the scheduled meeting for fun and fellowship.

We have plenty of soft drinks available from the Coke machine in the kitchen.

You are welcome to bring chips, dips, or whatever.

Bertram to Host 10th District Convention
The 10th District Convention will be held October 24th in Bertram, Texas from 10:30 until 4:00. The Ladies Auxillary will meet in the Legion Hall. The men will meet in the open air pavillion. These conventions are always very informative and a great opportunity to meet your fellow comrades from other posts in the District.

November 1993

Commanders Comments
Harry Smith

Those attending our October dinner meeting gave our speaker, LtCol. Jean Diebolt, a spontaneous standing ovation at the end of her talk. Jean is in the AF Reserve and shared her experiences in Vietnam with us. She is a nurse and her duty tour in Vietnam was the subject of her talk. She works at Childrens Hospital in Austin plus perfoms her reserve duty at Wilford Hall AF Hospital in San Antonio. Again we thank Jean for her unforgettable presentation.
We want to thank our fellow Legionnaire Dr. Gilbert Ayres and his family for the donation of a beautiful console organ to the Post. It is in mint condition and new it had a retail price of close to $10,000. This generous gift will be enjoyed down through the years to come. I also want to thank Bill Montandon who worked with the family and arranged for delivery to the Post. Another good reason to stop by your Post and look around; you're going to like what you see!

Chaplains Comments
Will Brown

The centurion answered him."Lord..only say the word, and my servant will be healed." Matthew 8:8
On the subject of health, Daily word comments on the subject of health and wholeness in our daily activities...Only thoughts of health and wholeness linger in my mind, and only words expressing radiant health and strength pass from my lips.
I think about the things I love to do as a strong and healthy child of God. If I am not able to do these at this time, I hold to a vision that moves me toward health and wholeness.
I build a vocabulary of healing words of life and sprinkle them through my conversations. I fill my mind with love, joy, and the renewing life of God. In the quiet of my own being, I let these ideas work. Then as I go about my daily activities, I expect to be healthy and strong.I rejoice and give thanks for the health I am expressing now.
During this Thanksgiving season, or better stated, a season to be thankful, we pause to count our blessings for the strength of America, and the importance of God in our lives, as Legion and Auxillary members.

New Plants
Just inside and on either side of the double front doors are two beautiful new plants. This welcome addition was a gift from Col. Tom Williams, USA (Ret).

Past Commanders Breakfast
On Veterans Day, November 11th, we will honor our Past Commanders at Breakfast. All Post 76 members and their spouses are invited to this occasion. It will be very informal. Breakfast will be served beginning at 7AM until 8AM. You may or may not get: coffee, juices, donuts and rolls. Bring your own Tums, Rolaids, or Pepto Bismol. The cooks we have lined up so far are Bill Montandon and Dean Smith. Come to think of it, you might want something stronger than Zantac, with these guys cooking. Location: Dining Room Post 76. P.S. Marty, would you give Dean some cooking tips, Please!
At our dinner meeting on the 15th of November, third Monday, that is, we'll have: Fresh farm raised catfish, hushpuppies, french fires, pinto beans, cole slaw, home baked bread, iced tea and coffee. This is an all-you-can-eat affair. Members are encouraged to bring a dessert.
Our speaker is going to have a talk that you won't forget!
Mark your calendar for our regular dinner meeting Christmas Party. Come join in the Holiday Spirit and in singing of Christmas Carols. The Post will furnish trays of meats and cheeses for sandwiches. Members please bring chips and dips, snacks such as olives and julienne vegetables and dips, Christmas salads, and Holiday desserts. We're going to have a good old-fashioned Christmas Party and we hope it will be our largest turnout of 1993. December 20th at 7PM at the Post. Be there!

Veterans Day Parade
Thursday, November 11th, Post 76 will be participating in the Annual Veterans Day Parade. The Dave Dietzen Railroad Co. will again provide the train the Officers of the Post and the Auxillary will be riding in. The parade will start from Palmer Auditorium at 915AM and proceed up Congress Avenue to the State Capitol. At 1100AM, your Commander and the President of the Ladies Auxillary will participate in a wreath laying ceremony at the State Capitol.
We extend to all Post 76 members and their families an invitation to come see the parade. Don't forget that the children enjoy parades and it helps to instill patriotism at an early age.
We thank Dave Dietzen in advance for providing the steam engine and the cars(well, it's not real steam!).

Chips and Dips
A pleasant suprise in the Gun Room at Octobers Dinner Meeting were bowls of chips and dips courtesy of our management team, Dean and Marty Smith. Dean says this will be their contribution at our dinner meetings. Dean and Marty, the contribution is gratefully accepted and was enjoyed by all.

Fresh Fried Catfish
At our dinner meeting on the 15th of November, third Monday, that is, we'll have: Fresh farm raised catfish, hushpuppies, french fires, pinto beans, cole slaw, home baked bread, iced tea and coffee. This is an all-you-can-eat affair. Members are encouraged to bring a dessert.
Our speaker is going to have a talk that you won't forget!
Mark your calendar for our regular dinner meeting Christmas Party. Come join in the Holiday Spirit and in singing of Christmas Carols. The Post will furnish trays of meats and cheeses for sandwiches. Members please bring chips and dips, snacks such as olives and julienne vegetables and dips, Christmas salads, and Holiday desserts. We're going to have a good old-fashioned Christmas Party and we hope it will be our largest turnout of 1993. December 20th at 7PM at the Post. Be there!

New Members
John Baker, Burka Harris, Lobdell Exline, Fred Kirkpatrick

Sick Call
H.E.Rosenberg was reported ill in recent weeks, but improved.

December 1993

Commanders Comments
Harry Smith

Our speaker at our November dinner meeting, Mr. Vincent Torres, shared with us his personal family tragedy and his experiences following that tragedy. We were left with much food for thought regarding our justice system and especially its investigative arm. Many interesting questions and comments were received from the audience.
Thanks to everyone who participated in the Veterans Day Parade. Again, Dave Dietzens train was a hit with the viewers who lined Congress Avenue. Everyone agreed that this was one of our best parades and that the size of the crowd was the best in years. Congratulations to Bill McLemore who was the MC and the wearer of many other hats that helped to make the Parade the success that it was. Bill is also our Post Service Officer. Congratulations are also in order to Avadne Montandon, Treasurer of our Ladies Auxillary, whose work for the parade down through the years is immeasureable, but so appreciated by all.
We are now entering the wonderful season of Christmas; the time set aside to remember the birth of Jesus Christ. It is truly a season of joy and goodwill to our fellow men and women. A time when children of all ages are given that extra measure of attention that should be given throughout the entire year. May this be your best Christmas Holiday Season ever and may God hold you in the palm of His loving hand.

Chaplains Comments
Will Brown

A restaurant in Monreville, PA, according to an old friend, Bruce Rathbun, advertises by using the slogan,"We've got time for you." Apparently, the employees are instructed to use this line when they answer the telephone as well. One evening when Bruce was standing in line to pay for an ice cream cone, the telephone rang. "Hello, Kings Family Restaurant. We've got time for you. Hold, please."
Sometimes it seems that no one has time for us, not even those who love us the most. People who we expect to have time for us put us on hold. "I'll be with you in a moment," they say.And then that moment lasts for several moments. When they finally have time for us they only have another moment before they must rush off to someone or something else.
Others aren't interested in having any time for us. They are too busy. Their motto is, "We haven't got time for you."
How refreshing it is to find someone who is good tempered and has time for us. These people brighten our day and make life worth living. We need to get some of that spirit of concern which puts people ahead of things. We need to take time for those around us. But, when others don't seem to have time for us, we can know that we have a God who always has time for us.. We have a God who patiently waits for us to have time to spend with our God.
During this happy holiday season, are we willing to share our love and caring with veterans and American Legion famlies in need of our special attention? We alone cannot accomplish all things on this earth, and perhaps God will not do it alone. The Christmas celebration of the birth of our Lord gives each of us a special opportunity to be grateful for the accomplishments of so many who have given so much...our Veterans, and Legion Post families, who may be in great need of our time, talents and the personalized interests.
May the God of your faith shine upon you during this season of all seasons. As Tiny Tim might have suggested, "God bless us, God bless us one and all." Remember, the American Legion and Auxillary have the time...we look after our own!.

The Food was Great
Our Veterans Day Commanders Breakfast was enjoyed by all who attended. Everything was cooked and ready to be eaten promptly at 7AM. Eggs, bacon, sausage, toast, biscuits by Marty with Montandon gravy, donuts,coffee, milk, and a variety of juices. We did not schedule a speaker but asked instead for comments by Past Commanders. Past Commander Vince Taylor and Donald O'Connor took us back into Post history with stories of comradeship and historical significance. As one member stated, "If we only had a tape recorder." We appreciate the following people who worked in the kitchen and did such a great job:
Dean and Marty Smith, Bill Montandon, Will Ivie,Mark Wilson, Burka Harris andPaul Barker.
A reminder that all Post members and their spouses are invited to the Past Commanders Breakfasts.

Christmas Party
Mark your calendar for our regular dinner meeting Christmas Party. Come join in the Holiday Spirit and in singing of Christmas Carols. The Post will furnish trays of meats and cheeses for sandwiches. Members please bring chips and dips, snacks such as olives and julienne vegetables and dips, Christmas salads, and Holiday desserts. We're going to have a good old-fashioned Christmas Party and we hope it will be our largest turnout of 1993. December 20th at 7PM at the Post. Be there!
We will have our first Chili Cookoff at our January dinner meeting on the 17th. Those who wish to enter bring your favorite homemade pot of Chili and let the judge or judges decide who stews up the best Chili at 76. The Post will furnish crackers, tostados, milk, sweet pickles, coffee and tea. Members please bring anything appropriate to go with chili or bring a dessert. Any non-Chili lovers please bring a brown bag sack lunch and join in the fun.

Food for the Needy and Homeless
At our Christmas Party, if you have not already given elswhere, please bring non-persishable food items, which will be delivered to the local Food Bank. They in turn provide food to various organizations and people in need.

New Members
Scott Wilson, James Burill, Bill Cobb, Lynn Foster,James Hammond

Sick Call

Vince Taylor is on the sick list, and H.E. Rosenberg expects to have eye surgery in the current year.

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