MEETING SPEAKERS

​​​Do you know someone who are group would like to hear from with a compelling or interesting subject?   Military, business, personal stories, technical innovation is all good, but no advertising or sales pitches.  We will accept all suggestions.  Please provide contact information if at all possible and we may ask you to help facilitate arrangements.   

APRIL MEETING
OUR DINNER MEETING IN APRIL WILL BE HELD ON WEDNESDAY, 3 APRIL at the Black Bear Diner in Danville starting at 1730 hours (5:30 PM).


Our April speaker will be Dan McGovern, President of the Board of Directors for the Eugene O'Neill Tao House Foundation.  He will talk about the history and the details of the O'Neill house.  Wives or significant others are cordially invited to join us.

I am arranging with the Diner for a choice of entree off their "Little Less" dinner menu (see below, same meals as the full dinner but a bit less food).  I will let you know on pricing as soon as possible.

Please make your reservations with entree selection (see below) by Sunday evening, 31 March


[LITTLE LESS \/]
Smaller portions of our same great comfort food. Perfect for seniors or those with a lighter appetite. Start with soup (150-450 cals.) or house salad (60-360 cals.) & a cornbread muffin (270 cals.). Little Less dinners include seasonal vegetables (110 cals.) and red-skinned mashed potatoes with country gravy (210 cals.)


Bear Paw Chicken Fried Steak (610 cals.)
Tender beef, breaded then deep-fried & smothered in our own country gravy
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Housemade Meatloaf (320 cals.)
A special recipe of ground beef and seasoned sausage. Roasted then topped with beef gravy
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Slow-Cooked Pot Roast (280 cals.)
A traditional favorite. Slow-roasted with vegetables, herbs & spices and finished with beef gravy
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Tri-Tip* (240 cals.)
Thick sliced marinated tri-tip


COMMANDER'S CORNER


Come watch Aaron Shires, from San Ramon Valley High, compete in the Area 2 Oratorical contest on 17 February in Pacifica.  Let me know if you will attend.
We had another great Crab Feed Dinner and Fundraiser again this year thanks so much to the team that put the event on, including Gary Soto, Alan Scharlach, Randy Reid, Phil Connolly, Raoul Miranda, Ed Ott, Michelle Lee, Bob Landy, Ron Roe, Floyd Cox, Lance Wood, Dick Olson, Dick Seavey, Mark Heinemann, Sandy Kahn.  What a team effort!!  And thank you to those of you who attended.  
4th of July parade is just around the corner and will be a great opportunity to showcase the American Legion Centennial by participating; just come and ride along with us!!


Eric


ELECTION OF OFFICERS


The following are the persons elected to offices for 2018-2019:
 
Commander    Eric Ardell
Vice Commander    Alan Scharlach
2nd Vice Commander        Ron Roe
Adjutant        Robert Landy    
Finance Officer         Phil Connolly
Chaplain         Dick Seavey
Historian         Jerry Lindahl
Judge Advocate         Ron Lowe
Sgt of Arms         Randy Reid
Service Officer     Leroy Vares    

Executive Committee (up to 5 positions)
    Michelle Lee, Gary Soto, Chuck Brydon, Ed Ott

APPOINTED POST OFFICERS - STILL LOOKING
This a list of our appointed officers.  Red positions indicated open positions where we really need help.  Some are not filled at all, many others are combined and filled by one person.  Contact Eric for more information.

Appointed Positions

Ass't Adjutant                                                                         Webmaster (TEMP - Charlie Jursch)     
Ass't Finance Officer                                                             Logistics/Awards Manager
Asst Sgt of Arms - Ron Lowe                                                    Salvo Editor- Eric Ardell
Membership Committee Chairman  
                                Board of Trustees Member - Ron Lowe / Eric Ardell
Programs Chairman                                                              Swearing-in Ceremony Committee
Boys State Chairman - Eric Ardell                                            4th of July Parade Coordinator
Girls State Chairwoman - Michelle Lee                                   VMB Operating Committee - Bob Landy
Oratorical Chairman - Neil Giles                                              VMB Museum & Library Committee - Ron Farrell
Crab Feed Project Manager                                                 VMB Corn Beef & Cabbage Committee 
Fund Raiser Manager                                                            Veterans Day Program Committee

Boy Scouts Chartered Representative - Alan Scharlach        East Bay Standdown Representative - Mark Heinemann


Come help make our post thrive and grow!

SCOUT BRIDGING CEREMONY
Twice a year, each cub scout pack celebrates the advancement of cubs to Boy Scouts in a Bridging Ceremony. To advance to Boy Scouts, the cubs must earn the right through achievement of various levels of Cub Scouting, the last being the Order of the Arrow and reaching a minimum age requirement.

Last night, I had the honor of attending the Bridging Ceremony for our Cub Scout Pack 995 at the invitation of Peter Tan the committee chair for the Pack. I proudly watch eleven Cub Scouts transition across a bridge to the welcoming hands of five different "Scouting BSA" Troops. Two of the Cub Scouts transitioned to our Boy Scout Troop 888.

It was a well attended ceremony, with Dinner, posting of Colors, and pomp and ceremony to emphasis the importance of the transition from Cub to Boy Scouts. As of February 1st, Boy Scouts of American officially became "Scouting BSA" to allow the inclusion of girls into the Scouting organization. I look forward to attending future Bridging Ceremonies to include our Cub Scout Pack 997 on Friday, February 22, 2019.

Alan Scharlach
Scouting Representative

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