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***NOTICE: POST 32 CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE - MAY 21, 2020

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UPDATE: 
Excerpt taken from an article posted by cpr.org on April 21, 2020
"Important dates to know:.....
Mid-May
Gov. Polis doesn't have a set date, but said his goal for phased restaurant, bar and club reopening, under strict social distancing measures is "Mid-May," and that "we will make adjustments in real-time based on the data and modeling."

Here is a link to the full article

Passing of Bill Bohn, Chaplain
 

"William Joseph Bohn, a self-employed business man, U.S. Navy veteran, and Broncos fan, died after a brief illness on May 12, 2020 at Life Care of Longmont. He was 88 years old."
Click here to read full obituary

Bill was an American Legion member for 44 years as of 2020. He has been our Chaplain for many years.
On Saturday, May 16, Bill was buried at Ryssby Cemetery with a family only graveside service. There will be a regular funeral service with Military Honors at a later date.
Bill was highly regarded by all of us and it is hard to put into words the depth of feeling we all had for him. They say no one is irreplaceable but Bill comes closer than most to disprove that theory. He will be missed by all.
If anyone would like to send a card to the Bohn family, here is the address of his daughter:
Mary Bohn
6927 Quay Court
Arvada, CO  80003

 

 

Fred Ehlert Golf Tournament

This years annual golf tournament has been postponed. Date to be determined.

 

 From the desk of the Commander, Tom Daschofsky

Greetings to all post 32 members,
    Covid-19 has wreaked havoc on everyone's lives and post 32 has to shut down because of it, I encourage all members to practice social distancing and common sense.
    I have had inquires about having a party at Beaver Reservoir, this will not be allowed until we are convinced that we are out of danger, in fact I will again state that social distancing will be enforced and that only members and immediate family will be allowed at Beaver Reservoir ( no guests). In order to beat this virus we must sacrifice our desire to interact.
    With 1300 plus members we must consider what damage can be done by just one infected person, the virus can multiply exponentially and affect generations of family and friends.
    Post 32 will remain closed until we can be sure of members safety, a lot of guidelines are being suggested for reopening of the post, but they are constantly changing. Until we can be reasonably assured we must caution on the safest side.. Unfortunately the lions share of Legion members are elderly and thus at a higher risk of contracting Covid -19, although signs show it is also infecting younger generations at a higher rate than before.
    We are a family at Post 32 and must consider each others health and well being above our own. We will keep everyone informed through the blast and will return messages, left at the post 303-776-2034, on a regular basis as we receive information and updates
    Be safe and remember to practice social distancing so that we may end this dreadful curse.

 

Beaver Lake
Beaver Lake space dues are now overdue. A $50.00 late fee will be imposed. If dues are not paid by May 31 your space, trailer and all personal possessions are considered abandoned per Beaver Lake Bylaws.

With the current situation the best way to pay your lake dues is by mail.
Please mail to:
American Legion Post 32
Attn: Beaver Lake
315 S. Bowen Street
Longmont, CO 80501


Please include your space number on the check. If you need a written receipt please call 303-776-2034 and leave a message. Someone will get back with you to set up a time to drop off your dues at the Post and get a written receipt.

Department Convention canceled
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2020 Department Convention canceled

The Department Executive Committee, voted  23 YES, 1 NO, 1 not voting and 1 vote  to abstain (Department Commander), to cancel the 2020 department convention, originally scheduled for June 25-28, 2020 at the Elegante Hotel in Colorado Springs. The American Legion Auxiliary and the Sons of The American Legion conventions are also canceled.

The decision to cancel included concern for the health and welfare of our members in this uncertain time of the COVID-19 pandemic. Many of the members who attend the conventions are at the at-risk age. Our leadership was not willing to place our members, and their families, in jeopardy of contracting the virus by holding the convention or postponing it to a later date. 

The financial health of the organization was also considered. If we held the convention as scheduled, and we failed to meet our guarantees under the contract with the hotel, because of reduced attendance, our possible financial loss would be between $15,000 to $20,000 dollars.

The hotel has agreed to waive all financial penalties by canceling the convention if we agree to a contract for the 2021 convention. Dates and times for that convention have not been determined. If you made a reservation with the hotel and gave them a deposit, please call them directly to cancel your reservation. Their phone number is (719) 576-5900.

The Education and Training Conference set for May 15 in Colorado Springs has also been canceled. That session will be re-scheduled for a date in September or October. More information will be forthcoming.

As announced previously the national convention has also been canceled.

This is a decision that was not taken lightly by the leadership of your organization. The organization has seen tough times before in its 100 years. The mission of serving veterans, their families and our communities has not changed, The coronavirus has not changed, and will not change, our mission. Our leadership will remain in place and the organization will continue to flourish and grow with your continued strong support.

Take care, stay safe and let's stay on mission.
 

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
 
For a printable version of the calendar try one of these links:
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For a .pdf click here
Make sure your printer layout setting is on landscape
 

 

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


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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