John J. Morris Post 62

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About Us

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.


The 2025 Legion membership cards have come in as of 14 June 2024. I have to look through them for errors; all 2,000+. Here's what will happen after that's done:

  • For those who are multi-year renewals, I will mail them to you sometime after 1 July 2024.
  • Please NOTE that you can not renew ONLINE for 2025 ONLY until 1 July. If you try to renew online before 1 July, the only option it will give you is the 3-year renewal for 2025-2026-2027 - it should be $135 before 1 July, and $150 after 1 July.


Post 62 will host a potluck meal - potluck sign-up sheet is on the large bulletin board in the Social Quarters by the Bingo board. The day will start with a flag raising at 11 am, followed by the lunch meal @ 12 noon with the Post to supply the entree. As usual, those with mobility aids will go first. From 1 to 5 pm, ReBoot will be the entertainment. Then, at 7 pm, we will hold our weekly Queen of Hearts Raffle. Bar Bingo for this day is CANCELLED!   


The Post Elections for 2024-2025 have concluded with the following results (99 votes cast out of 1,658 or 0.06%):
Commander Bob Singer (Executive Committee member for past 2 years)
1st Vice Commander Ken Ellison (incumbent)
2nd Vice Commander Bud Gay (incumbent)
Finance Officer Rich Aguirre (incumbent)
Executive Committee members (whom represents the membership): Gary Burton (new), Erica Cherry (new), Brian Evans (new) & Curt Sapp (incumbent). Tiffany Garvice received 53 votes - she will replace Erica Cherry who chose to withdraw her name. 
The Commander-elect has chosen the following members for the appointed positions listed below (all incumbents) which was approved by the general membership during Tuesday's general membership meeting on 21 May 2024:
Adjutant: Dave Broyles
Air Rifle Coaches: Tom McClain & Rod Tiner
Bingo Manager:Ron Sarazin
Chaplain: Brett Hauf
Color Guard Captain: Richard Brown
Historian: Dwight Amery
Judge Advocate: Chad Sanders
Sgt @ Arms: Rod Tiner
Service Officer: Michael Pfeil

Past Commander: Tom McClain

Officially, the officers for 2024-2025 will take their positions after the conclusion of the Department of Arizona 105th Convention on 24 Jun 2024. We hope to see more of you at the Post for the monthly general membership meetings (a.k.a., GMM) on the third Tuesday of each month @ 6 pm...or any day through the 2024-2025 membership season.




As of 12 March, both hotels are FULL. However, they may have a waiting list!

If you want a room, the rate is $109 per night or about $250  for the whole stay (with tax and fees). Here is the link that takes you directly to the registration site (or you can go to the Department website:   CONVENTION ON SITE HOTEL ROOMS 

El Conquistador Tucson Hilton Resort, 10000 North Oracle Rd., Tucson AZ 85704, Ph # (520) 544-5000. If you are asked, the convention rate code, it is ALD530.

Overflow Hotel 1 Information: Fairfield Inn & Suites Tucson North/Oro Valley, 10150 North Oracle Oro Valley, Arizona 85737 Phone: 520-202-4000 . Fairfield Inn & Suites Tucson North/Oro Valley event rate is $109 USD per night. Reservation cut-off is June 1, 2024


American Legion 105th National Convention

August 23-29 2024 in New Orleans


(Disregard date on the flyer to the left; just a visual example)

Members of The American Legion, Sons of The American Legion, American Legion Auxiliary, and their guests are all invited to The American Legion’s 105th National Convention to help strengthen and support the world’s largest veteran’s association! You do NOT have to be a delegate to attend! Learn from each other’s creative solutions for successes and challenges like those of your own department. Don’t miss out! Contact your Department Headquarters or Adjutant now to register and to reserve a hotel room! His name is Angel Juarez, phone # 602-264-7706, and his email is For more information, go to





This year’s 2024 membership card, Be the One, reminds us that the Number 1 issue facing the veteran community is suicide. It is estimated that between 17 and 22 veterans or servicemembers take their lives each day. That’s more than 6,000 annually. The rate of suicide for veterans is more than 50% higher than that of non-veteran adults.    

At its core, The American Legion is activating a national platform to reduce the rate of veteran suicide. The Be the One campaign will destigmatize asking for mental health support, creating opportunity for those with mental health issues to speak freely and get the support they need. How can you help? While this program is designed to help all veterans, we know that everyone responds differently to stresses, have different life experiences, and have varying results in types of treatment. However, the following are guidelines intended to provide help before a crisis situation develops. The American Legion encourages you to Be the One to talk with others about how you are feeling, ask for help when you know you need it, know there are millions of people ready to help you and remember your family and friends’ care.

You can renew ONLINE by going to  and click “Renew Now” to safely and conveniently pay your  dues. But be careful: If the only renewal option it gives you is the new 3-year option, and you don't want to do that, wait until 1 July to renew for one year only.  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) 433-3318Once 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.

IMPORTANT NOTE FOR THOSE RENEWING AFTER THE 1ST OF JANUARY OF EACH YEAR: Per the American Legion Officer's Guide, page 91, Article XI, Delinquency, resignation and transfer, it states, "If dues have not been paid by February 1, the member is suspended but nevertheless a member with no privilege except that of reinstatement by post vote and membership of dues." Basically, if you come into the post with an expired membership card after February 1st, you pay your dues and have to wait for reinstatement by the general membership during the 3rd Tuesday of the month @ 6 pm. This also means you are not eligible to participate in the Queen of Hearts Raffle until voted back in by the membership.

PLEASE NOTE: For those members who take pictures of their current-year membership card and store it on their smartphone instead of carrying it around in your wallet, please sign the card BEFORE taking the picture as the Legion membership card does say, "Not valid unless countersigned by member." It could affect things like winning the Queen of Hearts Raffle if not signed!



Membership Dues to increase to $50 annually on 1 July 2024

Due to a per-capita cost increase of $5 by National, our dues will have to increase from $45 to $50 annually as of 1 July. However, there is a membership option that might appeal to you.

  • New Pilot Program for Membership: National is offering the purchase of three consecutive 12-month membership terms at our current dues rate of $45; total cost of $135 (vs $150 with the new increase in membership) IF you do this ONLINE by 15 Jun (or before 1 July). You would go to and renew for the 3-years.  So far, they tell us that over 20,000 members have already taken advantage of the pilot program. NOTE: If you try to renew online for the single year of 2025 BEFORE 1 July 2024, you will be redirected to this option only.
  • As each new years membership cards are released to the Post, like the 2025 cards that we should receive by mid-to-late June, they will notify me who has renewed via this pilot program. I will pull your card and mail it to you - just that easy. However, there is no Legion membership card that will reflect 2025-2026-2027. 
  • Question: Can you renew for multiples of 3-yrs (example: 25-26-27, and 28-29-30?) No; not an option yet.
  • Question: Can you renew for the 3-years through Post 62? No; National must handle these monies so these renewals must go through the members MyLegion account only.



Participants/members must have some form of proof of a 2024 (or 2025) membership card BEFORE you chose a numbered card on our Queen of Hearts Raffle board. As it states on the Rules for the Queen of Hearts Raffle, "It is the players responsibility to comply with the rules of the Queen of Hearts Raffle.
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 on your membership card, "NOT valid unless coutersigned by the member."
And, as in previous years, there will be no renewals accepted on Mondays between 3 pm and 7 pm. Just like on Fish Fry Fridays, the bartenders are too busy serving members and guests to process membership renewals. NOTE: Members whose membership cards have expired can not be signed in as guests. 
To recap; Ineligible to Play:
  • New members are ineligible to play QOH until voted on by the general membership on the 3rd Tuesday of each month and are issued a membership card by the Adjutant.
  • Members who have not renewed before 1 February are ineligible to play until after they are voted back in by the general membership on the 3rd Tuesday of each month and are issued a membership card by the Adjutant.
  • Guests are ineligible to play as well.
Next Monday, it's @ $5,996+ for the next drawing on 17 June. Don't forget: there is an extra envelope added to the 54 envelopes with cards in them. This extra envelope will give the lucky person who selects it $500 - not bad, huh?   


Volunteering is a voluntary act of an individual or group freely giving time and labor, often for community service or their American Legion Family.
If you are interested, email and I'll send you a Volunteer Form.

 FOR SALE - Kobalt Jobsite Storage Box (1 ea) 48" x23" - contact our Finance Officer Rich Aguirre with $300 (or your best offer). I think the last offer was $205?


Don't be Fooled by FAKE Stories and Pictures

There have been a few fake stories/pictures lately. One (pictured above) was about a fake attack on the Pentagon. It spread so quickly that it briefly affected the Stock Market (and your retirement funds).

Then, there was a fake story floating around about American Legion Post 53 in Buckeye. The story was that there was a theft of copper from their air conditioning systems and that a collection was being taken up to get them money to replace the copper - too bad it wasn't really true.  

There is a willingness of people (a.k.a., paid influencers), rogue nations (N. Korea, Iran, Russia & China) and other people who just spread rumors without verifying them first; disseminating obviously fake AI (Artificial Intelligence) generated pictures and video's because they want to keep us pitted against each other (like members of Congress). They are counting on you not to verify it for yourself and just take "someone's" word for it. Ultimately, they are hoping that our own division will divide us (or U.S.) and lead to an Uncivil War in our country.

And it will get worse before it gets better - Candidates, paid influencers and foreign agents will use this technology to sway voters with high-quality deep fakes that seem very real, especially in the days leading up to the 2024 Presidential elections. This can also include bogus deep-fake telephone calls like the 5,000 to 25,000 phony calls in New Hampshire purporting to be from President Biden on January of this year.

DO NOT spread a story if you are not sure about the story (or source) - ask a trusted family member, friend, neighbor...or even your friendly neighborhood Adjutant. There's an old quote that goes something like this: "Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me."   



We got a trailer sitting in our north parking lot that belongs to one of our members, Gary Burton. He is selling a 2006 Super Light Weekend Warrior for $6,000 AS IS! If you are interested, text him at 602-909-4240





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 certain percentage as a reward for selling that ticket. For example, the latest Powerball of over $1.75 billion that someone won in CA? The store that sold that ticket got $1 million - something to think about! 




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