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Thursday, August 4, opening after 1:30 pm because we will be having the backflow valve fixed and the water will be off.  

Upcoming Events for the weekend and following week

🔹 Friday, August 5, 2022
     * Stop in for refreshments and get to know your fellow Legion family members.

🔹 Saturday, August 6, 2022

     * Poker Tournament 12:45-4 pm Members ONLY.
     * Karaoke 7-11 pm

🔹 Sunday, August 7, 2022

     * Poker Tournament 12:45-4 pm Members ONLY

Hours of Operation:

Monday-Friday 11am - 11pm
Saturday 10am - 11pm
Sunday 10am - 9pm


Please continue to use the sanitizing spray that is on the table to sanitize
before you sit down and when you leave.

American Legion Post 32
Lunch Specials
August 9 – August 12, 2022
Chicken Salad Sandwich
Served on a croissant
Side salad & a slice of Rocky Ford Cantaloupe $9
Brushed w/Tomato Brown Sugar & Coleman Mustard
 Real Mashed Potatoes, Brown Gravy
Corn & Bread $9
Chef’s Choice
California Shrimp Alfredo
Creamy Alfredo with Tomatoes
Over Pasta/Garlic Toast $9

Mark your calendars for the following events



🔹 August 6 - Karaoke 7-11 pm
🔹 August 10 - "United 629" is the story of the first instance of an airliner being deliberately destroyed in the air. The wreckage came down near the intersection of I-25 and Colorado 66. Speech is given by member Tracy Perry at the Senior Center, 910 Longs Peak Ave., beginning at 1 pm,
🔹 August 18 - 21 - The Wall That Heals. Traveling Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Mead. Click here for flyer 1 and Click here for flyer 2Click here for the schedule of events for the Traveling Wall.
🔹 August 19 - Retirement Party for Karen Townsend, Veterans Service Officer (VSO). Bakers Burgers from 5-7 pm, and All About the Brass from 7-11 pm
🔹 August 20 - Karaoke 7-11 pm

🔹 August 24 - 28 - 76th National Navy Seabee Veterans of America Convention. Click here for more information.


 * * *  Message from Manager  * * * 

The Skyline Kiwanis generously provided Post 32 with brand new TVs behind the bar and will install an updated stereo system soon.
Also, thank you to Chad and SteveO for their help installing the new TVs and installing the new TV over the shuffleboard.

Looking to hire a dishwasher
Seeking applicants for a part-time dishwasher position during lunch hours Tuesday -  Friday, 10:30 am - 2:30 pm.

Join in on the back hall stripping party
Now that I've caught your attention. We are seeking volunteers to help strip and wax the back hall. The more, the merrier. Let's get our home post looking as good as we all do. A date has not been set yet, but if you would like to be a part of this crew, please call (303) 776-2034.

We now have a take-out menu available for lunch
If you would like to place an order to pick up a homecooked lunch meal
please call (303) 776-2034
You can place an order for pick-up Tuesday - Friday
Orders will be taken from 10:30 am to 1 pm
Orders can be picked up from 11 am to 1:30 pm
** Take-out menu has a few different choices available
that are not on the regular dine-in menu.

Click here for the menu


 * Note from the Adjutant* 

I have been getting many inquiries about the renewal notices stating "Member since 2022" on them.

This is a poor choice of words by National Headquarters to indicate you renew annually. It does not reflect how long you have been a member of the American Legion. If you sign on to your profile at mylegion.org, you can see how many years you have.

If your years are incorrect, you MUST call National to correct them at 800-433-3318. Post 32 has no control over years of membership.
You may also email mssforms@legion.org and ask to have your card reprinted with the correct years. Include your name as printed on your card and your Legion ID number. I do not know how long it will take them to do a reprint; apparently, the problem with the incorrect years is nationwide. 

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July 1, 2022, started the American Legion 2023 Membership Campaign. The quickest and easiest way to renew is online at legion.org or mylegion.org. You can also call 800-433-3318 and renew with a specialist. Their hours are 6:30 am - 3:00 pm MST. 

Renewing for 2023 does not cancel your 2022 membership card.
Your 2022 card is valid until December 31, 2022. Do not destroy it.

National Headquarters handles all the renewal mailings. However, you may still receive a notice by mail depending on when you renew. Check the as-of date on the renewal. Your payment may have crossed in the mail. If you are not credited with National by the following dates, you will receive a renewal reminder in the mail. September 10, 2022 - October 15, 2022 - December 9, 2022 - February 10, 2023 - April 14, 2023
If you pay online or by phone with National, the turnaround for credit is One Day. If you pay at the Post, the turnaround time is TEN to FIFTEEN days. To reiterate, renewal notices are controlled by National Headquarters, not Post 32. The As-Of date appears on your renewal form in small print on the lower right-hand side of the notice.

Thank you for your service and support of Post 32,
Pat Lennon - Adjutant

 Why it's important to support your Post, click here for the entire letter.


 *Golf Tournament to support Veterans Community Project of Longmont
August 17 at Saddleback Golf Club, Firestone

Each year, KCI (Krische Construction Inc.) hosts a golf tournament as a fundraiser, with 100% of the proceeds supporting a local organization. This year, we have selected the Veterans Community Project (VCP) of Longmont. This organization is mission-focused on ending veteran homelessness. VCP provides critical support services and housing that successfully transitions at-risk veterans to live happy, independent lives. KCI is directly involved in building a community center as part of a tiny home community that will impact veterans in Longmont. We would love for you to be involved in this mission!
Click here for a flyer with more information, and click here to register.


Post 32 Meeting minutes
Minutes that were read and approved at the March 8, 2022, Regular meeting.
Legion Regular meeting June 14, 2022
Legion Executive Meeting July 5, 2022


Rocky Mountain Pilates & Yoga is offering free classes to Veterans.

Taylor, the owner of Rocky Mountain Pilates & Yoga, offers free classes to Veterans and a boot camp prep-type training for someone joining the military, and a former SEAL teaches it. Please visit the website, https://rockymountainpilatesandyoga.com/vet-program/ to read an amazing story about why she is doing this program and supports Operation Hat Trick for Veterans. Click here for a flyer that has the FREE classes listed.


Message from Rhonda Larkowski
Unit 32 American Legion Auxiliary President

Auxiliary hamburger nights will continue throughout the summer
Every Wednesday from 5:30 to 7:00 pm

We encourage all members and guests to come in during our burger sales. Your support helps us continue to fulfill the mission of serving the Veterans, Active Duty Military, and their families.


HOSPITAL LOAN CLOSET By appointment only.
Call Rhonda at 303-588-7460 to schedule an appointment or if you can help.

The Auxiliary Mailing address has been changed. Please send all correspondence to:
American Legion Auxiliary, Unit 32
315 S. Bowen
Longmont, CO 80501



Serve cookbooks going fast

Not just a cookbook but a military history.

Ask any auxiliary officer to show you a copy.

All proceeds from this cookbook are going to

veteran suicide prevention. 


Beaver Lake

🔹 A motion was made at the Tuesday, July 12 meeting to put the revised Beaver Lake Bylaws on the agenda to be voted on at the August 9 meeting. At this meeting, the floor will be open for further discussion regarding the proposed bylaws updates.
This next month gives all members of the Post 32 family time to read through the following documents.
Again, please take the time to read through these and submit any further comments to  post32longmont@gmail.com
**The following document has revisions that stemmed from the feedback received. This is the document that was presented to the membership.
REVISED changes to the current Addendum to the John Harold Buckley Post 32 Bylaws
**The following link is what the final document will look like once the proposed changes are approved, The ordering and bullets have been rearranged accordingly. As a result, this document is a bit easier to read through.
REVISED Final 2022 Bylaws IF Approved

🔹 Issues that have been brought up for all of us to be reminded of throughout this wonderful Beaver Lake season:
Cruising: Cruising through the trailer area is prohibited.
Parking:  Parking or idling a vehicle in the roadway is not permitted except for loading and unloading.
Noise: Courtesy and considerations of neighbors regarding loud music and noise, especially once nightfall hits.
Pet responsibilities: no more than a 6-foot leash and owner responsible for feces clean-up and proper disposal.

🔹 If you want to sell your trailer, please post a picture and your contact information on the bulletin board located at the back door of the Post.

Daily boating OR fishing pass $10
Yearly Beaver Lake boating OR 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

*  *   *  * Notice to all boat owners *  *   *  *

 Per Colorado Parks and Wildlife, every motorboat and sailboat in Colorado is required to have an ANS (Aquatic Nuisance Species) stamp.
An ANS stamp is a stamp that the Colorado legislature approved in 2019. This stamp is intended to prevent, contain, control, monitor, and, whenever possible, eradicate aquatic nuisance species (ANS) from the waters of Colorado and to protect human health, safety, and welfare from aquatic nuisance species.
Motorboats and sailboats that ONLY operate on private waters are exempt from Colorado registration. However, they still need a $25 ANS Stamp.
Violators are subject to a $150 fine. In addition, you can not legally launch your boat on Colorado’s waters without purchasing an ANS stamp before launching.

You can purchase the ANS stamp online: CLICK HERE

Additional documents and forms:
Beaver Lake Space Transfer Form
Permission letter granting family/legion member use of trailer
Addendum to John Harold Buckley Post 32 Bylaws (2007)

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Questions/concerns regarding Beaver Lake please contact Tina Garcia at

Membership dues

You need to carry your 2022 membership card while visiting the post. The bartenders have the right to ask for proof of membership in order for you to be served and enjoy the benefits of belonging to this private organization.
Your membership card is good for the CALENDAR year, so do not discard your 2022 card until December 31, 2022.

To renew your membership online:
for the American Legion
Regular Legion member dues $50
Note: You will need to enter your Member number which you can find on your current membership card and your last name.

for the American Legion Auxiliary
Regular Auxiliary member dues $35
* Senior dues $30
(over age 70 and have been a member for at least 10 years)
* Junior membership dues $10 (Birth to 18 years old)

for the Sons of the American Legion (S.A.L.)
You will need to renew your membership at the post.
Regular SAL member dues $35
Dual member dues $15
* Junior members dues $15 (Under 18 years old)

for the American Legion Riders (ALR)
You will need to renew your membership at an ALR meeting.
Regular ALR member dues are $25
New member initial dues (includes rider vest patches) $100

76th National Navy Seabee Veterans of America Convention

The information for the 76th National Convention and Reunion of the Navy Seabee Veterans of America and Auxiliary will be from August 24-28, 2022 (with meetings and events beginning on the 25th) at The Academy Hotel, Colorado Springs, Colorado.
The registration and information can be found here 22 conven hotel Reg forms.pdf (nsva.org) (need to print the registration form and send it by the US Postal Service to Charles Coffin along with your check or payment).
The Navy Seabee Veterans of America website is NSVA - Navy Seabee Veterans of America, Inc. Home Page for more information on the Guest Speaker, how to advertise in the Convention Book, and things to do in Colorado Springs.
Registration Form:
You can click here for the extended invitation letter.

Gerald (Jerry) Kissinger
Post 32 member


Questions from Post 32 members....

"I notice that there are 3 different meeting schedules each month- Executive meeting, Legion Meeting and a Trustee meeting.  Please explain the purpose of each meeting and who can attend."

Click here for the for the explanation of the various meetings


To all American Legion Auxiliary Members: If you would like to be on our email blast, please send your email address and name to me.  I usually send out one blast a month and attach our meeting minutes to it.  This way you can keep in the loop of all the Unit's activities.  Thanks for supporting veterans!
Susie Bozella,  ALA Unit 32, Secretary 


For a printable version of the August calendar try one of these links:

For a .jpeg click here
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 Thursday's newsletter needs to be received by Wednesday

Please check out our website at www.Post32.com. The website content includes: Post 32 weekly newsletter, calendar of events, other current events with pictures. For suggestions to website content use the "Contact Us" tab on the website Homepage.