We are OPEN!!!
For Post 62 members only Until Further Notice; no guests. With social distancing and the recent closure, we want to accommodate our members 1st.
This Although the Governor has closed bars, our posts are not bars and our mission is so much more in service to our communities and Veterans. So, for these activities, as able, in smaller participant groups, we may run as usual.(per Department of Arizona). As of his Executive Order on 9 July 2020 that limits indoor dining to less than 50%, our Bingo Hall has an occupancy of 183, so we call allow up to 90 guests at a time for things like the Wednesday dinners and Friday Fish Frys. As of 22 July, he extended his closure another two weeks to approx. 5 August.
Due to a resurgence in COVID-19 cases, Thursday & Saturday Bingo has been cancelled until October!!!!!
This will also affect our monthly General Membership meeting; cancelled until the 3rd Tuesday in October. Those members waiting to be approved will still be able to use the post as long as they have their yellow or white payment receipt with them.
Additionally, the monthly Meat Raffles and Membership Appreciation Dinner will be suspended; to resume once again in October.
The Post has instituted social distancing measures. Certain tables and chairs/bar stools will be unavailable for use UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE! Please, do NOT move any existing tables or chairs without permission from a Post Officer or employee. Any incident could result in a fine being levied against the Post and a loss of our liquor license...and possible closure.
We appreciate your patience and understanding as changes are warranted.
State-wide Blood Drive
The Department of Arizona's Emergency Response Team (ERT) is planning a state-wide blood drive in mid-August. Our Post 62 was chosen as a venue for one of the state-wide locations because of its location, its membership, its community involvement and the population in and around the surrounding community. The date will be Saturday, 22 August from 8 am to 12 noon.
We will be teaming with Vitalant whose staff will work with us to organize the blood drive, and draw the blood from our donors; members and non-members alike. Vitalant is one of the nation's oldest and largest nonprofit transfusion medicine organizations. Post 62 will need perhaps 2-4 volunteers to support the Vitalant staff. The volunteers will also call the donors the day prior to their appointment to ensure they will be there.
There will be covid antibody testing as well. And, all donors will be entered in a contest to win a 2020 VW Tiguan S; donated by our valley Volkswagen dealers.
Vitalant requires that a minimum of 28 volunteer donors register in advance in order to hold a blood bank/drive. Vitalant prefers that blood donors pre-register at Bloodhero.com. Doing so will ensure that Vitalant knows before the blood donor shows up that they are eligible to donate. They will, of course, accept walk-ins however.
The coordinators for the blood drive at Post 62 is 2nd Vice Commander Jim McCrady or Adjutant Dave Broyles (602-769-3684). There will be more information as soon as a date is selected. Thank you.
As always, please check our website calendar for current updates to events.