This is taken from the Ira Lou Spring Veterans Center News Letter
January & February 2017
Welcommee to 2017 - Hope you had a very Merry Christmas, and a Happy New Year
From the Commanders
Ira Lou Spring American Legion Post 149
David Joy, Commander
2016 was a busy year for repairs to the club. Beer coolers breaking down, $20,000.00 in repairs to the roof, and the latest surprise of the furnace breaking down in the dining room with a cost of $1,700.00. Any donations are greatly appreciated, as well as you all coming down to support the club. Come on down and visit with Dennis and Cindy, our bartenders.
AMVETS Post 726
Jim (Frito) Lanphere, Commander
Belated Merry Christmas, and here's to a Happy New Year!! Thank you to all members for their support and dedication to our Veterans. It has been a tough year with the many changes, and the repairs that had to be made to the club. As we focus on the New Year, I again ask for any suggestions that you may have to further the foals of the AMVETS organization. Membership is always important....why? To ensure that as Veterans we stad strong together to ensure that future right of our brave men and women in the military. I encourage you to go to the National AMVETS website and see exactly what we do. Here's to an early Spring!!! Stop on down and visit.
John W. Tiffany, Veterans of Foreign Wars, Post 53
Daniel Kell, Commander
Happy New Year to All....Thank you to everyone who attended our meat raffle. Your attendance and donations were much appreciated. Hope you had a good time, As a reminder meetings are the 3rd Saturday of the Month at 12:00 (Noon). I would like to see more members at the meetings. Your input/suggestions are very important. Membership is coming along....If you know of a fellow comrade who is disabled or having a difficult time paying their dues, contact myself (Dan Kell) at (716) 485-3647 or Marcello Rotunda (716) 450-1609. Come on down to the Post, see old friends, and meet new ones.
AMVETS Ladies Auxiliary 726
Elaine Mancuso, President
Thank you ladies for the hard work and dedication you have shown this past year. I know this year will cial be a better one yet. Special Thanks to one of our own, Candance Clemen
s who is Department President this year, and doing wonderful things throughout the State. AMVETS Ladies Aux. Dept of New York, now has their own website. Check it out.
Come on down and join us at the Post...There are Friday Night Dinners to enjoy...fun People to socialize with. Watch activity calendar for upcoming events.
Due to weather, we decided to cancel the January 2017 meeting. We will have a meeting in February.
I hope, everyone had a beautiful Blessed Christmas, and here is to a great New Year.
VFW Auxiliary 53
Kristy Woodfield, President
Dear VFW Auxiliary Members:
I hope everyone had a Blessed Holiday Season. As a reminder 2017 dues should be mailed to our Treasurer, Beth Ecker, as soon as possible.
There will be no Auxiliary business meeting January 2017. Next Auxiliary meeting will be Feb 8th, 2017 at 5:30 pm. If you have any suggestions of activities for the upcoming year, please do not hesitate to call me. My e-mail is firstname.lastname@example.org and my office phone is (716) 664-4535 ext 4007.
LETTER FROM THE EDITOR
Greetings to all members of the ILS Veterans Club. As we transition into the new year, I ask everyone to think about what you would like to see in your newsletter. Any comments/suggestions are greatly appreciated...give me a call, or leave me a note at the club. The membership list is a continued work in progress. I went through each organizations membership list and apologize to those who may not been receiving newsletters. Hopefully we have a handle on it now. On a personal note..Thank you to everyone who attended the Veterans Day Function at Heritage Green. 29 Veterans were honored with a certificate and hat with the branch they served with. A special thank you to Sons of AMVETS for donating the cupcakes the residents enjoyed , and to the Rustic Ramblers for providing the music. I was so proud to have representatives from each Organization of the ILS Veterans Club there to honor these precious individuals. Thank you VFW 53, VFW Auxiliary 53, American Legion 149, Sons of the American Legion 149, AMVETS 726, AMVETS Ladies Auxiliary 726, Sons of the AMVETS 726, Rustic Ramblers, Youth Volunteers, Brooke, Anthony, Sierra, and Hunter.
God Bless and Here is to a Great Year !!!!!!
Mary Lanphere - (716) 673-5297 or (716) 673-5297
PLEASE - REMEMBER TO HAVE YOUR MEMBERSHIP CARD READY TO SHOW THE BARTENDER WHEN COMING INTO THE CLUB, THEY WILL BE CHECKING