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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. 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.
Just in Time for the Holidays - USAA representative Tammy Lopez (pictured left) held a food drive contest between their 3 pre-school classrooms with the benefits going to our military and/or veterans. Teresa Neitzelt (pictured right) helped to unload and bring in all the food along with Krista Camboni and Dave Broyles (just another service we provide).
HERE WE GO AGAIN…..
For the 2nd time, prices for some of our menu items will need to be increased. You all are familiar with the story: inflation brought on by world events.
Despite overall inflation slowing down, high prices at the grocery store remain a pain point for consumers. Food prices have risen 11.4% from August 2021 to August 2022. Nearly every food item is now more expensive. Bread, for example, was 16.2% more expensive in August than a year ago; the price of eggs has increased 39.8%.
Here are a few examples on how it’s affecting Post 62:
- Cod – we used to pay $42 a case; now it’s anywhere from $78 to $100 a case. Please note that the prices are so high, we (and other places that serve fish) will be switching over to Alaskan Pollock, a species of the cod family.
- Catfish – we used to pay $59 a case; now it’s $90 to $149 a case.
- Shrimp – we used to pay $11 a case; now it’s $29 a case.
- Chips – even a box of chips used to cost us $8; now it’s up towards $20.
So, we just want you to be prepared for price increases for Monday, Friday & Saturday night meals; increases that can be as much as $2 to $4 per meal. We appreciate and thank you for your continued and loyal support.
It's beginning to look like..holidays!!!!! This large ALR wooden box is for donations and is NOW in the Social Quarters near the Pool Tables. Right now it's got some toys in it for their Toy Drive/Run held in December. More to follow...
Roof Repair Week of 21 Nov 2022
There are some areas of the roof that leaked after rains from our Monsoon Season and some clogged lines from a/c units on the roof. The lines were fixed. We have hired Gorman Construction (licensed & bonded) whom we’ve worked with before on the resealing of the parking lot. They also work on the larger roof repairs for companies like WalMart & Target stores. Their bid includes the entire roof and the lobby area. It will take approx. 5 working days to complete w/o affecting daily activities of the Post. They would need 3 parking spaces for their equipment, so please don't park near their equipment.
In case you haven't noticed, the YELLOW drink tickets EXPIRE 15 Dec 2022.
The 2023 Volunteer Drink tickets will be PINK in color and will be given out starting 1 Dec 2022.
You cannot trade a yellow ticket for a pink ticket.
During last weeks convention in Oro Valley, department representatives said that affected veterans should be aware and cautious when calling one of those agencies arvertising on TV. Bergman & Moore LLC have Legion support. You can go to www.Legon.org and click on The Camp Lejuene linkthat will take you to their site.
Queen of Hearts
Congratultion goes to Robert Poole who picked the Queen of Hearts on the 31st of October. So, the pot is now at $6,395 for 21 Nov. Raffle is open to only American Legion Family members 21 years of age or older with a current year 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). 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. There is a question about Guests, especially when the Post gets crowded as the Queen of Hearts raffle pot gets up above $50,000. The maximum occupancy of Post 62 is 306. As per our House Rules, "All guests eligible for membership in the American Legion are asked to join. Those electing not to do so will have visitation privileges discontinued after three (3) visits in one year." Wives of members fall into this category as they are eligible to join the Auxiliary. This could become an issue as the crowd builds along with the size of the pot! Because this is a fire safety rule, a post officer will be keeping track and may stop members or guests from entering at that point.
2023 cards are now available as of 1 July (a.k.a. Early Bird Renewal). Early Bird Renewals ended on Veterans Day 11 Nov 2022.The next National Membership Target Date for renewals is 75% (or 1,215 renewals) by Pearl Harbor Day 7 Dec 2022. If you renew by December 16th 2022, you won't get another renewal reminder mailed to you. You can pay by cash, check or credit card (50-cent fee for credit card processing @ bar). If I am not in the office, one of our bar staff employees will take your payment and give you a white paid receipt (a.k.a., your temporary membership card) that will also reflect if you want your actual card mailed or left behind bar to be picked up by you.
Please note that ALL 2022 membership cards expire on 31 Dec 2022. On 1 January 2023, we will be checking for 2023 membership cards (or PUFL) either at the bar, before serving you a meal, or upon entering the building. This is especially important when playing the Queen of Hearts. Thank you.
You can also 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 notity 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.
***Something to think about: You can save your Post some mailing costs (avg $900 per year) by sending or bringing a self-adressed stamped envelope with your payment. You can also request that your 2023 card be left behind the bar for pickup (not an option for ONLINE payments unless you reach out to me and tell me to leave it behind the bar). Thank you.
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. 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!