COMMANDERS CORNER FOR GOD AND COUNTRY

FOR GOD AND COUNTRY
The AMERICAN LEGION LAKE REGION POST 703
Fox Lake, Illinois 60020
(847) 587-2323
October 2014
www.FoxLakeAmericanLegion.org
COMMANDERS CORNER
Greetings Comrades,
Our post held the second VA Hospital Fishing Derby on 12 Sept 2014. I would like to
Thank Tom Ackman and all the Legion Family volunteers for making the event a successful one. A
very special thank you to the SAL for funding the event.
At our General Membership meeting the members voted to give the legion bar a name.
The bar will be called The American Legion Drop Zone Bar! The bar staff is planning a special grand
Opening in the near future. I hope everyone comes out to support the event.
MEMBERSHIP
MEMBERSHIP
MEMBERSHIP
As of the 23rd of September our membership is at 68%. We need 127 members to renew for the
2015 membership year. The Department of Illinois has an incentive program to give a post that has
100% membership by 31 December 2014 one dollar for every active member. Please renew your
membership as soon as possible.
I look forward to seeing you at our next General Membership Meeting on 22 October 2014 at 7:15
PM.
Jose A. Becerra Jr.
Commander
AUXILIARY NEWS
This year is moving quickly! Summer has flown by and now we are into a nice fall. The Girls State
Alumni came to our September meeting to share their experiences. They all had a wonderful time
and each of them said that it has changed their lives in one way or another. We are proud of each of
the girls.
We are also proud of our Juniors. Not only have they been busy working on cards for our Veterans,
they have been coming up with ideas to raise funds to be able to give even more to the
Veterans! It is something that the girls came up with all on their own and as the Auxiliary; we are
here to support them. Look for a spaghetti dinner coming to the Hall soon. Be sure to show the
girls and our Veterans your support. It is important to foster their enthusiasm so that they continue to
want to be the future of the American Legion Auxiliary.
At our October meeting we will be having an initiation for new members that have not been through
initiation as of yet.
The Auxiliary will be working with the Legion Men and the Sons to keep Legion Family Functions
available to our members. As a family, we will all be a part of a committee to support one another.
We hope to become closer as a family, and as we become closer we will be better able to serve our
Veterans and our Members. Please watch the Newsletter for information and contact The
Commander, The Senior Vice Commander or myself if you are interested in volunteering.
Thank you,
Tracy Wasilewski
ALA Unit 703 President
[email protected]
Sr. Vice Commander and Service Officer - Bob Gabriel
On 18 Oct 2014 the Lake County VA Advocate will at our Post from 8 AM till 12 Noon. If you need to
review, update or file a VA Disability Claim, this will be your chance. We need the DD 214, any
service treatment records and a current Diagnosis for the disability they may be claiming. If they are
being treated at Lovell FHCC, we can obtain the current diagnosis.
All interested need to call Mike Peck or his team at: 847-337-3341 or 3344 to schedule an
appointment. Due to the constrained time only personnel with appointments will be seen on this date.
You must call Mike Peck's office for your appointment.
Thank you
Bob Gabriel
Post Svc Officer
UPCOMING EVENTS
Oct 4th
Ron Payton
Conceal Carried Weapon Class
On Guitar in the Bar 3-6 pm
Oct 4th POWW Wrestling
Doors Open at 6pm
Oct 18th
VA Advocate Visit
Review or Update VA Disability Claim
8:00 am till 12:00 pm
Oct 25th Concealed Carried Weapon
From 9:00 am till 5:00 pm
Upstairs meeting room at the Legion
Oct 25th
Bar Halloween Party
Bad Wolf Karaoke 8:00 pm
Submitted by Mark Glosson
POST 703 ON FACE BOOK
did you know Post 703 has a Facebook
page? It features Post 703
events, Veterans information and
sometimes just funny stuff. You can post
information that other members may
want to see too. When you want to
know what is going on at the Post and if
you belong to Facebook search for
American Legion Post 703 Fox Lake, IL
and like the page. There is something
new on it every day.
NEWSLETTER EDITOR
Bob Stelter
Please provide newsletter information to
me (by email only) no later than the 4th
Friday of each month. Your emails
should be forwarded to
[email protected] Thank you in
advance for your support
American Legion Post 703 Fox Lake is
hosting an IL CCW Class on 25 Oct
from 9-5. Cost for either 8 or 16 Hour
Required Course is $100.00. Veterans
with valid DD 214 receive the 8 hour
waiver, 4 hour waiver for those
possessing any valid/documented NRA
Sanctioned Basic/Home Defense
Course or a Utah or Florida State CCW
Card. You can only get a total of 8 hours
waived with either DD214 or other
documents stated. Second 8 hour class
and or Range Qualification portion will
be scheduled at your convenience. This
training is available for your family
members n friends. For reservations or
further questions please call Rick Pere
at The Personal Protection Group at
224-627-6928.
Thank You
Bob Gabriel
.Ha Ha Ha for the Month
A bank robber wanted to keep his identity
secret, but didn't wear a mask. He told all in
the bank not to look at him or he would
shoot them. One foolhardy customer
sneaked a look, and the robber promptly
shot him. The robber asked if anyone else
had seen his face. One customer, gazing
intently at the ground, said "I think my wife
got a glimpse!"
Gentle Reminder
IF YOU MOVE, or wish to be removed
from the mailing list
It will be your responsibility to advise the
post in writing.
AMERICAN LEGION POST 703
703 N. US HWY 12
FOX LAKE IL 60020
ATTN: JERRY
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VFW Meeting
SAL Meeting
Ladies Auxiliary Meeting
Executive Board Meeting
Legion Riders Meeting
General Membership Meeting
7:30 PM
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7:30 PM
7:15 PM
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7:15 PM
November 2014
COMMANDER
Jose Becerra
(847)587-2323
ADJUTANT
Chuck Class
(815) 529-6010
See us on the World Wide Web at
SVC OFFICER
Bob Gabriel
(847) 691-5990
7:30 PM
5:00 PM
7:30 PM
7:15 PM
7:15 PM
7:15 PM
CHAPLAIN
Jerry Kandziorski
(847) 587-2323
www.FoxLakeAmericanLegion.org