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POST 32 NEWSLETTER AUGUST 6, 2020                 View this email in your browser
 




Still effective
as of August 7, 2020

NO FIRES!
at Beaver Lake.

Cipriano "Cip" A. Martinez
FEBRUARY 8, 1943 – JULY 14, 2020
Cipriano A. Martinez was born on February 8, 1943 and passed away on July 14, 2020 and is under the care of Ahlberg Funeral Chapel.
For full obituary and to leave a message for the family click here.
 
On August 22, 2020 at 11 AM to 2 PM we will be holding a celebration of life at Beaver Reservoir in front of the shelter house for Cip Martinez. A small military presentation will be given including playing of the taps and raising of the American flag in his honor. The family has requested any photos you may have of Cip be sent to Jennifer at post32longmont@gmail.com to be used at his celebration. Members of post 32 who would like to donate, we are accepting donations towards a plaque that will be presented to Cip’s family. Jack Honstein will be handling donations and there will also be a jar behind the bar.  Please include your first and last name in the donation book as we will be adding your name to the plaque, donations need to be turned in no later than August 10. We are requesting that members refrain from riding ATVs and golf carts near the celebration site if possible. Lunch and beverages will be provided at the Shelter House. If you’re unable to drop donations off at the American Legion please text Benito Chavez at 303-257-0933 or email benitoSiete7@comcast.net to arrange donation pick up. We will update any new information in the next blast. We look forward to seeing you there!
Benito Chavez
 

Notes from the Lounge

UPDATE - Friday, August 14 - Hawaiian Theme Party
Celebrating August birthday's, Maggie's farewell as she relocates to Hawaii, and our great appreciation for Karen, Karebear, for all of her time with Post 32.
 Prizes will be given for the following categories:
1) Most authentic/ traditional dress attire and
2) Most original tropical/ Hawaiian costume.

 Come down and celebrate and enjoy a piece of Coconut rum cake for this celebration.
Open to all members from 5pm to 10pm.
Just a reminder that we still need to practice social distancing and wear our masks.
Let's make this a fun and memorable event. 

Karaoke
Karaoke is resuming every other week. 
 Beginning at 4 pm.
Next date is Saturday, August 15

Hall Rental
Hall rentals will resume with a maximum capacity of 50 people.
Masks and social distancing is required.

Honor Guard
Honor guard is currently unavailable due to covid-19

Young Marines
The local Young Marines will be conducting their Boot Camp Training at the Post on August 14, 15 and 16.

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We are serving a full menu lunch
with a daily special on Tuesdays and Wednesdays Only
from 11:30 am to 1:30 pm.  

Monday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday we have pizza, 1/4 lbs all beef hot dogs or bratwurst available.  Also, we always have candy bars, nuts and potato chips.

Safety precautions and rules concerning COVID-19
* WEARING A MASK IS REQUIRED when:
- Entering the building -
- Getting up from the table to order drinks, smoke or use the restroom -
Once seated at a table a mask is not required.

The Colorado Health Department is requiring us to discourage any form of mingling, as well as not allowing more than 6 people from the same household to sit together. We also need to comply with the 6 feet apart social distancing rule.  As a reminder we do not have a smoking room anymore. You must smoke outside. Anyone caught smoking in the enclosed smoking room or in the doorway may lose their membership privileges for up to 2 weeks.  No exceptions.
The new rule is No mask No service!

 

Hours of operation:
Monday - Saturday 11am - 9pm
Full menu lunch and Specials are available  from 11:30am - 1:30pm
on Tuesdays and 
Wednesdays Only

 

Beaver Lake Clean up is scheduled for Aug 29th at 9:00 am

Meet outside the Shelter House.  Burgers/hotdogs and chips with water will be provided for lunch.  Please bring a side to share if you would like.  Please be mindful of social distancing and feel free to grab your lunch and take it back to your trailer.

If you have a tree near your camper that you deem is a safety hazard, you'll need to be present at 9:00 am to let the tree cutting crew know and coordinate with you.

We will have a chipper & trailer onsite at the slash pile to remove all tree limbs (NO Construction Material)

We have a metal recycler willing to come to Beaver Lake on Sept 5th and take any metal items you would like to discard around your site.  Examples: Propane tanks, grills, metal tables & chairs.  Drop off site is located directly in front (east side) of the Buck & Does outhouse, which is the his/her outhouse at the bottom of the hill when you drive in.  Please have all your scrap metal dropped off by Friday, Sept 4th.

We will have a Fire Truck Training signup sheet located in the cabinet you SIGN IN when you come to the lake.  Please fill it out if you are interested in attending a class on using the fire truck.  Pending interest and what time we finish with the lake clean up, we might be able to have training or it will be coordinated at a later date.

CLEAN UP TASKS:
Tree removal 
Block, split, and stack wood for Shelter House
Clean Shelter House 
Tree limp chipping
Outhouse cleaning  (Rick Johnson will be bringing up industrial sanitizer wipes)

Fix the Library roof (Backside)
Clean up area behind Shelter house
mow the grass around the common areas
Clean up the Library area inside & out
Fill potholes with road base (Pile of road base is located near the swing set/Shelter House)

REMINDER:
 - All dogs must be on a leash and in your control per the lake by-laws.  DO NOT put a leash on your dog and let it drag the leash around.  That is not acceptable.
- Don't put your used food plates in your fire pits during the Level 2 Fire Ban.  The bears are very active within the campsites.

The Post will resume all regular meetings starting in August.

Executive board meeting on the first Tuesday (August 4, 2020)
American Legion membership meeting on the second Tuesday (August 11, 2020)
Trustees meeting on the 4th Tuesday (August 25, 2020)
All meetings begin at 7 pm.
Social distancing and face masks will be required
 

Important message from the American Legion Auxiliary Unit 32


2021 Dues can be paid now.  
Details:
Regular member dues are $35
Senior dues (over age 70 and have been a member for at least 10 years) are now $30 per year)
Junior membership dues (birth to 18) are now $10 per year.
 

 A message from the Post 32 Adjutant


The 2021 renewal campaign officially kicked off July 1, 2020. You may now renew your American Legion membership for the upcoming year. Remember, your 2020 membership card is valid until December 31, 2020. Do not discard it. 

I urge everyone to renew directly with National Headquarters to save you, and Post 32, time and money. 

Go online to legion.org (24 hrs a day) or call 800-433-3318 (8-4:30 EST) and renew with a specialist. Headquarters will NOT save your credit card information, unless you give them permission to do so. Both methods are secure and easy to do. 

Renewing with Headquarters marks you paid the next business day and you will appear on the renewal report I pull daily.  

Renewing through Post 32 can take up to 60 days until Headquarters marks you paid and stops any reminder notices not already in process. 

For the record, over the last two years I had 40 renewals lost in the mail between Post 32 and Department of Colorado and one check to cover your National and Department dues go missing. Both instances resulted in members renewal credit being needlessly delayed.  

Renew online or by phone with National. It is safe, secure and timely.

Thank you for your service and welcome home, 

Pat Lennon - Adjutant
 

Beaver Lake General Information
Every member MUST sign in upon arrival. Sign in sheet is next to the shelter house.
Daily fishing pass $10
Yearly Beaver Lake fishing permit $65
Note: you must also carry a valid Colorado Fishing License

Daily Camping $10 per tent per night or $20 for campers/trailers per night

Daily boating pass $10
Yearly Beaver Lake boating permit $65
Fees are payable to the caretaker, Chris Duran

* Beaver Lake is a no wake lake
* No swimming
*Dogs must be on a leash at all times.
Owner is responsible for picking up and properly disposing of their pets feces.
* Please dispose of your own trash by taking it with you when you leave the area.
Beaver Lake does not have trash service
* DO NOT leave your fire unattended

 

Fred Ehlert Golf TournamentThis years annual golf tournament has been postponed. Date to be determined.

Interview request for veterans for reporting project

Hello, I am a reporter with Colorado Politics and The Colorado Springs Gazette. We are working on a "voices of the voters" project over the summer to highlight the views of registered Colorado voters on a range of issues -- from the presidential campaign to police reform to the COVID-19 pandemic.
I am reporting on the installment covering Fort Collins-Loveland-Longmont and I was wondering if there is anyone with Post 32 who lives in those areas who would be willing to participate in an interview with me sometime in the next week or two. The opinions of my interview subjects, including veterans, will help inform readers about what is on the mind of Northern Colorado residents before the election. I would appreciate any help you can provide!
--  
Michael Karlik
Reporter, Colorado Politics
www.coloradopolitics.com
720-583-5104
 

BioniCare - Osteoarthritis and Rheumatoid Arthritis Treatment
From Gary Meier a representative for VQ OrthoCare

VQ OrthoCare is a company that provides several unique products through the VA for veterans for better health. Our products are being prescribed and utilized all over the countries at different VA facilities and has been applied to thousands of veterans. Attached is a link and information page for the Bionicare which is an amazing product for veterans that have Arthritis of the Knees and Hands. This is a fully covered item by the VA. Please let me know what I can do to help and if there are any questions. I look forward to serving the veterans.
Thank you
Gary Meier

https://www.bionicare.com/bionicare-for-veterans/
Gary Meier
Medical Electronic Distribution Systems, Inc.
P.O. Box 1228
Longmont, CO 80502
Ph: 303-776-5705
Email: medsyst@comcast.net
Email: meier.empi@gmail.com
 

 

Again, please send suggestions, feedback, information that is pertinent to Post 32, email addresses to be added to the distribution list or any other concerns to post32longmont@gmail.com.

Any information to be included for Thursdays newsletter needs to be received by Wednesday

Are you willing to share your story?
Hi 32 members! I am Doug Bergman a 5 year Post member, published writer and former platoon leader in combat in Vietnam. No matter what war, I learned that telling my stories was one of the best ways to heal and come to terms with what happened to me and my unit. It has been also so very helpful to family members who wanted to know, were afraid to ask and wondered about much of my strange behavior. I have seen this in so many other vets and their families.

I would like to hear from other vets, any war, willing to stare their devil down and share their stories. My plan is to have a story night at Post 32, have some nice free food and drink, and invite our families to sit and listen as we tell the stories that have complicated our lives, In so many ways, it gets hard sitting with my back in the corner, never trusting folks, seldom getting close, and all the nasty habits that made me feel so alone and isolated. A shock to me...! telling the stories in a book and many talks helped me heal and helped my family understand!

Think about it. I want to talk to you about telling your stories at a story night with other vets. Please call me at 718-224-8246 and we will chat alone over coffee. I look forward to hearing from you.

Welcome Home!
Doug
1st. Lt. Plt. Ldr
A Co. 2/327th 101 Abn
Vietnam 11/69-11/70

 
For a printable version of the calendar try one of these links:
For a .jpeg click here
For a .pdf click here
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Donations are welcome for the Wreaths Across America for December 2020. 
Make your check payable to Wreaths Across America and drop it off at the bar.
You can donate online using
LOCATION: COMVCL and GROUP CO0139p.  Or by using the following link:
 www.wreathsacrossamerica.org/CO0139p
We hope every veteran buried at Mountain View Cemetery will have a wreath placed on their grave this year

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