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January - July 2023

AMERICAN LEGION POST 40

P.O.Box 390 Edenton, NC 27932

Office 482-4057

POST 40 MID YEAR RECAP

Many thanks goes out to the members that have performed maintenance needs, worked the yard sales, worked the BBQ plate sales, and all other events. Without your volunteering this would be impossible

 

THE CLUBROOM IS OPENED

The clubroom is open Wednesday, Thursday and Friday with the hours 2:30 pm – 5:30 pm. We are still looking for volunteers for Monday and Tuesday. Anyone interested in volunteering to bartender, contact Commander Sobulefsky.

INSTALLATION OF POST OFFICERS CONDUCTED

Installation of 2022/2023 Post officers was conducted on June 7, 2022 for the coming year are:

Commander: Maureen Sobulefsky - cell phone (203)218-7214 – email - maureensobulefsky@gmail.com

1 st. Vice Commander: Laurie Buckhout

2 nd. Vice: Anita Mason

Finance Officer: Martin Summann

Adjutant: George Lawrence - cell phone - (732)310-5469 – email – retiredpm08869@gmail.com

Service Officer: Annette James

Chaplain: Roscoe Poole

Judge Advocate: Tony Shaffer

Historian: Bob Oliveria

Sgt.-At-Arms: Jerry Rahal and Calvin Capehard

Your support of Post 40 and its officers is needed. The officers cannot do it all. To make Post 40 all it can takes all doing what they are able and willing to do. Now is the time to start thinking about standing for office. Ask questions of current officers to get an understanding of what’s needed. New blood and ideas are needed.

BINGO

Bingo is played every Monday night. (NO SMOKING ALLOWED). There is a dire need for more volunteers to help. Training is free. Martin Summann is chair. Anyone wishing to volunteer to work Bingo should contact Martin.

 

BBQ FUNDRAISERS

Post 40 conducts 2 BBQ plate fundraisers. 1 in the spring and 1 early November. Success requires that tickets be sold in advance. That has been a problem. We planned on 1000 plates but only sold 670. Plate sales are down from previous years. This as with all events, support our post and community. Besides ticket sellers, there is a need for kitchen help, preparation and distribution. The BBQ chicken cook team can use assistance from those that love to BBQ. You are going to eat somewhere, why not support your Post 40 twice a year.

CONCESSION TRAILER

The concession trailer events include, July 4th, County Fair, River Sound Homeowners Association, Boogie on Broad and other events. As always, volunteers are needed to support these functions.

CHOWAN COUNTY REGIONAL FAIR

Chowan County Regional Fair will be September 26– September 30. The CCRF Board and many volunteers have planned an amazing “RETURN OF FAMILY FUN AT THE CHOWAN COUNTY REGIONAL FAIR”. This is the 77th annual CCRF, an amazing accomplishment for a totally volunteer effort. Opening night, Tuesday will be CAR LOAD SPECIAL. $60/CAR WITH UP TO 6 people.   K-12TH grade admitted for ½ price gate admission. Thursday, senior (60 & over) are admitted free (rides not included). Saturday we show our appreciation for active duty military members. In cooperation with Dreamland Amusements, active duty members and their dependents are admitted for ½ price at the gate and for their ride wrist bands. Now is the time to make preparations to show off your skills by preparing your exhibits for entry. You can win $$$$$ and ribbons, and yes, volunteers are always needed. Two special needs are people to help with parking and for one or two to stand fire watch from 11 PM to 7 AM. Get your CCRF book or go to www.chowanfair.com to get all details.

CHOWAN COUNTY SERVICE OFFICER

The Chowan County Service Officer is Wayne Bray. His office hours (Edenton) Tuesday 8:30 – 4:30; Wednesday 8:00 – 5:00 and Thursday 8:30 – 12:30 PM. His email is: wayne.bray@chowan.nc.gov, Office phone: 252-482-1033, cell: 252-301-4964.

 

MEMBERSHIP

As of December 31, 2022 only 66% of our members have renewed their dues. Letters have been sent to the 34% who have not paid. Renewing membership is important not only to our local post, but to the American Legion as a whole. Through membership the GI Bill of Rights was passed and the American Legion has been instrumental to all upgrades to the original bill and most recently The PAC ACT which extended eligibility and healthcare for Veterans with toxic exposure and Veterans of the Viet Nam era, Gulf War era and Post 911 era.

POST 40 MEETINGS

Post 40 meetings are the 1st. Tuesday of the month at 6:30 PM. Members are encouraged to attend and let your voice be heard. Ideas are the life blood of any organization. And, all members are welcome to attend the Post 40 Executive Committee meeting on the last Tuesday of the month at 6:30 PM. Note: There is a drawing after each regular membership meeting and if the member is present, they win the pot. The pot is generated by each member present donating a dollar. If no winner the pot rolls over to the next meeting.

VETERAN SERVICES

Post 40 continues to collect for The American Legion Volunteer Services at Hampton VA Hospital. Post 40 maintains a separate accounting for funds donated for Veterans Services. This fund is used for local veterans in need and to purchase personal items to take to Hampton, VA. Your donations to this worthy cause is appreciated.

AMERICAL LEGION BASEBALL

American Legion Baseball is back this summer. Stay tune for updates and the schedule. Support our youth and the adult volunteer coaches. Home games will be played at Hicks Field.

STAY IN THE KNOW

If you are not receiving the weekly “Post 40 Happenings” you need to email Commander Sobulefsky at post40maski12@gmail.com and request to be added to the weekly email she prepares and sends to members. Post 40 has a Facebook page that has notices of upcoming events and recaps once they are over. There is also a website. www.post40edenton.com. If all else fails, call 252-482-4057 or email info@post40edenton.com or drop by Post 40 and ask your questions. Always welcomed.

GROUND MAINTENANCE

There is a need for members that enjoy cutting grass and related task. Post 40 has commercial type mowers that need drivers. If willing, let us know. Call 252-4824057.

HONOR GUARD

If this is something you are willing to do, contact Wayne Hempeck at 325-205-2795 or ndtxhills@gmail.com.

 

AMERICAN LEGION AUXILLARY

American Legion Auxiliary membership is comprised of the spouses of American Legion members, mothers, daughters, sisters and granddaughters (or of deceased veterans that were members are eligible to be members). Auxiliary Unit 40 meets at the same time as Post 40 in the back building.

 

SONS OF THE AMERICAN LEGION

Sons of The American Legion is a program that consist of those male direct descendants of an American Legion member or deceased veteran who was eligible to be a member of The American Legion. If you are the son, have a son, or grandsons let’s see if we can generate interest for becoming a SAL member. Call 252-482-4057 or email info@post40edenton.com with questions.

                                                                MAJOR LEGION EVENTS

                                                          (MARK YOUR CALENDAR)

First Tuesday of the month………………...............Membership meeting – 6:30 pm… Post 40

Third Tuesday of the month……………........…Chowan County Regional Fair Board Meeting

                                                                                                          (Volunteers are welcome)

March 7th, 2023………….........…..Nominating Committee for 23/24 Officers will be selected

April 13th, 2023…………………………………………........................................BBQ prep day

April 14th, 2023…………………………..………………………………………....BBQ fundraiser

April 18th, 2023………………………………............................……….…4 H Live Stock Show

May 2nd, 2023………….........….…Post 40 Regular Meeting at 6:30 PM, Election of Officers                                                               for the 23/24 Year. ALL POSITIONS ARE OPENED!!!!!

May 7th, 2023……………………………………....Bill Graham Event, the entire post is rented

May 13th, 2023……………………………………….Auxiliary District Meeting in front building

May 29th, 2023……….....……...........................................………...….Memorial Day Services

June 6th, 2023……………...…Post 40/Unit 40 Joint meeting for installation of 23/24 Officers

June 14th, 2023…………………..…..……...….Flag Day (Possibly Flag retirement ceremony)

September 26-30 th, 2023……………..………………......................….…Chowan County Fair

November 3rd 2023……………………..……………………………BBQ Fundraiser prep day

November 4th, 2023……………………..………………………………………BBQ Fundraiser

November 11, 2023………Veterans Day Services Suggestions for Guest Speaker Needed

November 18th, 2023…………………….……………………………......…Breakfast with Santa

​​​​​​​This is a reason for you

​to encourage family members

to join the

Post 40 American Legion family.

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