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Have you received a "Buddy Call" from one of our officers? Did you get a voice mail or an email and have not responded? If you don't think we have tried, we may not have contact info for you and mailed you a letter; did you get one? We really would like to hear from you. Call me if you like, 925-984-3184
DISTRICT 9 / POST 246 CHILI COOK-OFF - POSTPONED
Post 246 has postponed hosting the District 9 Chili Cook-off in compliance with Contra Costa County Health Services due to Covid-19. Post 246 plans to hold the event during September - October 2020 if conditions permit. Purchased tickets remain valid for this event at a future date. Funds from ticket sales and donations, less the cost of the beer and wine license, were sent to District 9 for deposit into the Student Veteran account. Thank you to all ticket purchasers for this agreement.
LESSON ABOUT THE WAY WE TREAT PEOPLE
3 - Third Important Lesson - Always remember those who serve.
In the days when an ice cream sundae cost much less, a 10-year-old boy entered a hotel coffee shop and sat at a table. A waitress put a glass of water in front of him.
"How much is an ice cream sundae?" he asked. "Fifty cents," replied the waitress. The little boy pulled his hand out of his pocket and studied the coins in it. "Well, how much is a plain dish of ice cream?" he inquired.
By now more people were waiting for a table and the waitress was growing impatient. "Thirty-five cents," she brusquely replied. The little boy again counted his coins. "I'll have the plain ice cream," he said.
The waitress brought the ice cream, put the bill on the table and walked away. The boy finished the ice cream, paid the cashier and left. When the waitress came back, she began to cry as she wiped down the table. There, placed neatly beside the empty dish, were two nickels and five pennies.
You see, he couldn't have the sundae, because he had to have enough left to leave her a tip.
EAST BAY STAND DOWN - CANCELLED
Diablo Valley Veterans Foundation (DVVF) cancelled the East Bay Stand Down due to the Covid-19 outbreak. Post 246 advised DVVF to contribute the $500 donation from Post 246 to non-profit organizations which assist at-risk veterans.
2020 MEMBERSHIP - UPDATED
We’re making great progress on membership renewal; we are over 90% now. For those who have not renewed yet, you will be receiving a past due notice from National headquarters. Please send your renewal in today!!
SUPPORT OUR TROOPS - ACTIVE DUTY MILITARY ENGAGEMENT
We are considering a program to support soldiers and their families assigned to Camp Parks Reserve Forces Training Area. We would rely on LTC Nolan, CSM Johnson, and other senior NCOs to recommend the soldiers, most likely junior enlisted personnel. The program would entail a Post member volunteering one or more times per year to sponsor an event for the soldiers and their families. The range of activities could include hosting a backyard BBQ or picnic; a day at local attractions (e.g., Blackhawk Museum, Lindsay Wildlife Experience, etc.), or a day at a water park. If you are interested and willing to commit to an activity to host a soldier and his/her family, please contact Mark Heinemann (firstname.lastname@example.org). We believe this proposed program is an outstanding way for each of us individually and as a post to show our support for and contribute to the pillars upon which the American Legion was founded.
mT. dIABLO Post 246
COUNTY VETERANS SERVICE OFFICE - VIRTUAL OFFICE
Dear Veterans Community - Our Contra Costa County Veterans Service Office is now staffing a… full-time virtual office.
Service Representatives are available Monday thru Thursday 9am to 12pm & 1pm to 4pm, and Fridays 9am to 12pm.
To connect with our virtual office online, click: CVSO Virtual Office, or to connect by Phone, dial  900-9128.
Meeting ID: 979 2501 6051 Password: 028993
Our team is standing by ready to serve you and your family!
If you’d like to check out our new virtual office, just pop in anytime and we can show you around.
FLAG & EMBLEM STORE
The post now has a Tax-Free account with the American Legion Flag & Emblem Store. Alan Scharlach has volunteered to be our post “Supply Officer” and is available to order items for individual post members. Please contact Alan at email@example.com to place an order through our post and avoid paying tax. Please go to https://emblem.legion.org/ to do your shopping; then email Alan with the item number, quantity, color, and any other item details needed to purchase the item you want. Alan will then send you an invoice for repayment to the post for the cost of your item(s) including shipping.
STUDENT VETERAN OUTREACH
Activities to engage with Student Veteran organizations at the three Contra Costa Community Colleges and Saint Mary's College were suspended when these colleges ceased on-campus classes in March. District 9 and Post 246 will resume engagement with Student Veterans at the start of the Fall 2020 semester.