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We are located at 9847 W. Desert Cove Ave., Peoria AZ 85345 off of 99th Ave (east side). We are north of Peoria Ave., and south of Sun City Blvd. Specifically, we are the big red brick building just south of the Immanuel Campus of Care nursing home. Our Hours of Operation are Monday thru Saturday from 9 am to 10 pm, and Sundays from 9 am to 8 pm (closing at discretion of bartenders). We have a full-service kitchen with a dining room (doubles as our Bingo Hall) and a social quarters (a.ka., bar) where you can dance or play pool or a game of electronic Bingo. We are a non-smoking post. There is an outside patio on the west side for smokers that has a misting system and shade screens.
Well, the biggest question I get asked is what slows me down? For the past 12 years, I didn't have an answer for that question...until 7 Feb 2023. I was admitted to Banner Boswell for kidney stones with a procedure to remove them. But the night before the procedure, I had a heart attack and the following day, I had 3 stents placed inside my heart (while I was completely awake!). So now I am grounded until at least the end of March (or longer) for cardiac rehabilitation. After that, I must get clearance to go back to work from my home heathcare nurse (a.k.a., my wife). So, hang on to those paid membership receipts. Note: I am picking up and dropping off memberships every Monday morning. Adjutant Dave Broyles
There will be NO membership renewals accepted or processed (Legion, Auxiliary or SON's) on Mondays during the 3 pm to 8 pm Queen of Hearts Raffle timeframe as it was causing a gridlock at the door and the bar.
Starting in April, National will start printing up the 2024 membership cards to be sent to us by 1 July 2023. If you haven't renewed by the 1st of April 2023, your Continuous Years reverts back to 1 (one). If you already have renewed, please let me know and I will try to find the disconnect. And, if you are no longer interested in renewing, please let me know and I will notify National to stop the renewal notices.
You can renew ONLINE by going to www.legion.org/renew and click “Renew Now” to safely and conveniently pay your dues. Once a member enters the information requested, he or she can set the account for automatic annual renewal, as well as select the option to receive email renewal notices instead of notices through the mail. If the membership is current, he or she may still choose to sign up for automatic annual renewal and/or to receive renewal notices by email only. Automatic renewal can also be set up by calling the toll-free American Legion customer service line at (800) 433-3318. Once you renew, within 24 hours, National will notify your Adjutant who will mail your membership card to you, so ensure your Legion file has a correct mailing address, phone number contact, and email address if you want to get important notices from YOUR Post 62.
Post Election of Officers for 2023-2024
The 1st nominations for Commander, 1st Vice Commander, 2nd Vice Commander, Finance Officer and 4 each Executive Committee members will be accepted during the General Membership Meeting (GMM) on Tuesday 21 March 2023. Members nominated must be present to accept their nominations.
The 2nd, and final, nominations for the positions listed above will be accepted during the GMM on Tuesday 18 April 2023. Again, members nominated must be present to accept their nominations.
The Annual Election will be conducted on the 16th of May 2023. Voting hours will be between 7:00 AM and 6:00 PM. . The results of the days elections will be announce during the GMM at 7 pm (notice time change). Our by-laws state that the Adjutant will announce the results. Since I may still be on medical leave, there will be someone else to announce the election results; most probably the Judge Advocate.
Service Officer Needed
Our current officer, Dan Majors, had to resign due to family issues. A member of our post, Jerry Snyder, is stepping up until another officer is appointed by the Commander. Jerry will be available by appointment only @ 623-385-6393.
Accredited American Legion service officers are specially trained to provide expert assistance, free of charge, to veterans and their families. While the majority of a service officer’s work involves application for VA disability benefits, these compassionate professionals also provide information, referrals and resources on education, employment and business, death benefits and other important topics.
Documents that may help support a VA disability claim
If possible, have the following ready when you make your call:
- DD Form 214 (Issued at separation) ***
- Service medical records (outpatient), dental records, entrance and separation examination reports
- Inpatient hospitalization records (private or military)
- Private outpatient medical records (if applicable)
- Personnel file
- Line of Duty (LOD) investigation reports
- Overseas or temporary duty (travel) orders
Separating personnel should ensure that all of the information (including awards, overseas time, campaigns, RE code, etc.) on the DD 214 is correct before signing. Uncorrected errors may cause problems in the future when applying for VA and other benefits.
Post Historian Needed
With the passing of our Historian, Debbie Sicard, we are looking for somone to fill in at this position. The work of post historian is cumulative. It is wise to leave the responsibility to one person if handled well. There should be close cooperation between the post adjutant and the historian. The former works with records on matters of current interest, the latter on matters of historical interest. The post historian should also keep in touch with the department historian and be prompt in answering inquiries. An annual report should be made to the department historian prior to the department convention. Copies of printed material regarding the post should be deposited in local and state libraries, as well as in the post and department archives. This will prevent complete loss of records through fire or other catastrophe, as well as provide source material for those looking for information about The American Legion. An outline for a one-year post narrative history and yearbook is provided in the appendix (see pages 125-134). THE AMERICAN LEGION | OFFICER’S GUIDE | 18 2022 The post historian should attend department conventions and make a point of knowing what historians of nearby posts are doing. The department historian can advise post historians on department and national post history contests, historians associations, and materials to assist in maintaining best practices.
During the last state convention in Oro Valley, department representatives said that affected veterans should be aware and cautious when calling one of those agencies advertising on TV. Bergman & Moore LLC have Legion support. You can go to www.Legion.org and click on The Camp Lejuene link that will take you to their site.
Queen of Hearts
The Queen of Hearts was won by Kim Smith on 6 March. The pot was a little over $16,000, but because she wasn't present when her name was selected, she only gets 25% of the total pot. Something New - for the next game, there will be an extra envelope added to the 54 envelopes with cards in them. This extra enveope will give the lucky person who selects it $500 - not bad, huh? Now for the rules: Raffle is open to only American Legion Family members 21 years of age or older with a current year 2023 or PUFL American Legion membership card. Note: Tentative new members aren’t eligible to play until voted in by their prospective General Membership Meeting (Legion, Auxiliary & Sons) and have an American Legion membership card in their possession. It is the responsibility of members who participate in this raffle to stay current on the Queen of Hearts Raffle rules posted with the cards. Note: For those who have digital pictures of their membership cards on their phones? These membership cards must be signed by a Legion officer and the member as well. As it says underneath the signature block, "NOT valid unless coutersigned by members."
RED (Remember Everyone Deployed) shirts are now available at the Post; Men's sizes Large, X-Large and XX-Large. For the Ladies, V-neck sizes are: S, M, Large, X-Large and XX-Large for $20 each. Get yours today while quantities last!
DID YOU KNOW? If you buy the winning Powerball or Mega Millions jackpot ticket at Post 62, as an incentive, the Post gets a $50,000 reward for selling that ticket - something to think about!