John J. Morris Post 62

2021 Membership Cards behind the Bar

There are quite a few Legion, Auxiliary and Son's cards (maybe 50) behind the bar waiting to be picked up by members. Please make an effort to pick yours up by the end of January - Thank you.

 

Queen of Hearts drawing on Monday 25 Jan 2021 @ 7 PM - estimated pot $25,509 as of last Monday.

There are only 11 cards left to chose from. For those wishing to play, you must have a Paid-Up-For-Life (PUFL) or 2021 membership card (or a paid receipt for the 2021 membership card) in your possession if your name is drawn. For those who renew online (www.members.legion.org. ), print up the document that reflects you have paid (looks like your membership card). The post is not responsible if you haven't received your 2021 card prior to the drawing. The cut-off time for the Queen of Hearts raffle ticket sales is 6:30 PM FIRM! Please remember to bring your masks!!!!!!! And, please, please, PLEASE remember to wear those masks when you stand and inadvertantly mingle to hear the QOH name that is called.

Arizona Lottery

With one major lottery jackpot (Mega Millions) waiting to be won by somebody, it pays dividends to purchase your winning lottery ticket here at post 62. According to arizonalottery.com, besides getting a 6.5% commission on all lottery sales (one of the highest in the country), there is a $50,000 payout to the post for selling a winning Powerball or Mega Millions jackpot ticket (it doesn’t come out of your winnings). So, think about that before your purchase that next lottery ticket.  Thank you

Games, karaoke allowed once again

in Arizona bars after ban...but not dancing.

Our new hours are 9 am to 8 pm on Sundays; and 9 am to 10 pm Monday thru Saturday. Note: The closing times are at the discretion of the closing bartenders.

The Arizona Department of Health Services is loosening its rules, allowing bars to offer games and karaoke during the COVID-19 pandemic, two things not allowed previously when reopening.

It’s another step in helping these establishments stay afloat as some businesses use games and karaoke to attract most customers.

The change goes into effect immediately (as of 22 October).

One restriction still in place: Dancing. Billiards, darts and karaoke are back on the table again, including axe throwing. The games are back on but with several restrictions such as social distancing and with fewer players. Those singing must keep their masks on.

 Please visit this website often as more information becomes available. Also see our newsletter as well. 

 

Post Election of Officers Begins in March 2021

Beginning with the March 2021 General Membership Meeting, 1st nominations for post officers will be accepted. Those positions are:

Commander: It shall be the duty of the Post Commander to preside at meetings of the Post and to have general supervision over the business and affairs of the Post.  He shall approve all orders directing disbursement of funds and make an annual report covering the business of the Post for the year and make recommendations for the ensuing year, which shall be read at the last presiding meeting, and a copy thereof be immediately forwarded to the Department Adjutant.  He shall perform such other duties as directed by the Post. 

First Vice Commander shall assume and discharge the duties of the office of the Commander in the absence or disability of, or when called upon by the Post Commander.  The First Vice Commander shall act as the Food Service Coordinator.  This includes the coordination, in conjunction with the Volunteer Coordinator, of the housekeeping, janitorial and set up requirements to meet the established schedule of scheduled food-service.  The Post events shall have precedence over all other entities.  This officer shall report directly to the Post Commander on all such functions. Also coordinates with the Finance Officer regarding fiscal matters and to the Commander or his designee regarding matters associated with post activities.  The First Vice Commander will serve as Membership Committee Chairman  and other duties as outlined in the Officers Guide, American Legion. 

2nd Vice Commander: It shall be the duty of the Second Vice Commander to assume and discharge the duties of the office of Commander or the First Vice Commander in the absence of, or when called upon by the Post Commander.  This Officer will also coordinate with other entities within the Post to ensure that there is no overlap of special events.  This includes the coordination, in conjunction with the Volunteer Coordinator, of the housekeeping, janitorial and set up requirements to meet the established schedule of the Social Center.  The Second Vice Commander shall act as the Social Center Coordinator and be responsible for all special events held on Post property.  This will include scheduling of entertainment, hall rentals and any other special functions.  The Post events shall have precedence over all other entities.  This officer shall report directly to the Post Commander on all such functions.  The Post Commander shall provide a detailed job description to this officer.  Also coordinates with the Finance Officer regarding fiscal matters and to the Commander or his designee regarding matters associated with Post activities.  The Second Vice Commander will also function as Chairman of the House Committee with special duties of coordinating (by delegation if so chosen), entertainment and fund-raising efforts, promote welfare and perform other duties as outlined in the Officers Guide, American Legion.

Finance Officer: The Finance Officer of the Post shall have charge of all finances and see that they are safely deposited in some local bank or banks and shall report once a month to the Executive Board the condition of the finances of the Post with such other recommendations as he may deem expedient or necessary for their raising of funds with which to carry on the activities of the Post.  The finance officer shall maintain a Reserve Fund of $150,000.  This Fund will only be used in emergencies when no other funds are available.  This Fund may not be used for building expansion, new construction, capital investments or anything not required for post operation.  Expenditures from the reserve fund shall require two thirds vote of the Executive Board and the General Membership.  The Finance Officer will normally sign the checks disbursing the money of the Post.  The Finance Officer will hire and discharge finance office personnel with consultation and approval of the Social Center Committee pending final action of the Executive Board.

Executive Committee Members (4 ea): These elected Officers are Executive Board Members at Large representing the General Membership.  As such they are the voice of the General Membership in the conduct of Post affairs.  They can expect to be a part of key committees and take the lead when required for special projects. They will have the responsibility for: a.) Flag Disposal; and 2.) Post representation at the Northwest Valley Veterans Associations (NWVVA) meetings on the 3rd Saturday of each month at 9 am.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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