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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.
Don't be Fooled by FAKE Stories and Pictures
I received notification from one of our members about a story that said New York City was moving homeles veterans out of their hotels to make way for immigrants coming up from south of our border. He wanted me to know that it was a fake story, and to let the other Post veterans know because they were pretty hot about this story, but didn't know it was a fake.
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). I also saw one of former President Reagan in a soviet military uniform. And there was the fake video that former President Trump shared about CNN anchor Anderson Cooper - unknown if he knew it was a fake or not!
There is a willingness of people and rogue nations to disseminate 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 yourself and just take their word for it. Ultimately, they are hoping that our own division will divide us (or U.S.).
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.
If you are not sure about the story (or source), ask a trusted family member, friend, or neighbor. There's an old quote that goes something like this: "Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me."
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.
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. 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. NOTE: 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 a 2023 card after February 1st, you pay your dues for 2024 and have to wait for reinstatement by the general membership during the 3rd Tuesday of the month @ 6 pm. NOTICE: The Early Bird Dinner is tentatively scheduled for January 2024.
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
It is my understanding that the Queen of Hearts was won by Brian Evans (don't know how much since I was on medical leave). So next Monday, it's back to the starting pot of $5,000 for the next drawing on 4 Dec 2023. 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? Now for the rules: Raffle is open to only American Legion Family members 21 years of age or older with a current year 2023, 2024 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 the member."
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!