POST 40 REGULAR MEETINGS:
2nd Saturday of the month
at 8:30 AM is the new meeting time for Post 40. Breakfast
is served at 8 AM. Mark your calendar for September 10 and
October 8. Bring a friend and/or family member eligible to
be a member of The American Legion.
The 7Oth annual Chowan
County Regional Fair will be September 27 through October 1.
Set-up will begin Monday. September 19 at 8 AM. All who
can help will be appreciated. Exhibit entry will be Saturday
and Sunday afternoon, September 24 & 25. Get your exhibits
From time to time Post 40
has the opportunity to cater large groups who have rented Post
40. There is such an event September 2 & 3. Auxiliary Unit 40
has agreed to be responsible for the September 2 event, Post 40
will be responsible for the September 3 event. HELP IS NEEDED FOR
BOTH DAYS. The Auxiliary supports Post 40. It is time Post 40
supports Unit 40.
The Homecoming for
Department President Brenda Toppin will be Saturday, September
17 (an RSVP event). Help is needed in preparing food. If you are
willing to help, call 482-4057 and leave a message.
The Reverse Raffle, with $5,000 in prize money, is scheduled for
Saturday, October 15. Only 129 tickets at $100 per ticket
will be sold. The cost of the ticket includes a
steak dinner and other amenities. Fundraising is a necessity for
Post 40 to continue its programs for the youth and veterans of
our community. As of now Post 40 is operating off borrowed money. Call today to reserve your ticket.
The American Legion
Department of North Carolina Fall Conference will be October 21
& 22, at the North Raleigh Hilton in Raleigh, NC. Anyone
planning to attend should call the Hilton to make room
reservations. Be sure to tell them you are with The American
The annual Emergency
Services Appreciation Banquet will be Thursday, October 27.
$10.00. Get yours today to show your support for our Emergency Services personnel, your friends and neighbors. Every day they
leave home to go out meeting all types of challenges to support
their community, that's you and me. Help will be needed that
day to prepare the building and the meal.
BBQ CHICKEN FUNDRAISER:
The next BBQ Chicken
Fundraiser will be Friday, November 4. Tickets will be on sale
soon. Only 1200 tickets will be available. Get yours ASAP.
How can a preacher,
comrade, your Chaplain get your attention to my theory of “The
present state of America". To me it's scary to believe the
Scriptures of the true and Holy Bible because of what I see that
is really happening?
A young college student
gets expelled from school because he modeled a drone with
firearm and flame thrower. This is nothing strange to me
because I knew this would happen when they first became
marketable so farmers could survey their crops and businesses
could use them for delivery. Many can imagine the
widespread danger drones can become.
65% of this Country
(America is Mad) because if you will notice those who are
robbing, raping, shooting children, merciless killing in the
streets, in Churches, gatherings, police and murder after
abduction, these people do not care about life or themselves.
Now policemen and neighborhoods are crying “Stop the violence",
it will not stop. Who will give the OK for the citizens
who are already heavily armed to begin to wage war against the
many different societies, with different religious backgrounds
and different nationalities. Yet all are humans and mostly
US citizens who helped to build this country. This great country
is headed in the wrong direction and will fall to lawless
organizations and cold-blooded murderers like many other
countries, but if we become refugees where can we run?
These minds were not
motivated yesterday or ten years ago. They began with many
children like the little nine-year-old boy outside of the hotel
in Spring Lake, NC Sunday morning who asked me could I let him
inside because his father took his key away from him. I
asked him where was his mother and he said she was in the
Again, my wife was at a
dental office a couple weeks ago and this mother came out into
the waiting room and her daughter or granddaughter went over and
tried to sit on her lap, but was pushed off. Then the
little girl went over and stood looking out the window.
thousands of children grow
up feeling not wanted?
My parents often told me to
be careful how I treated people because you never know whose
hands you are going to fall into. No one knows this better
than a veteran in both war and peacetime.
I grew up in a segregated
neighborhood, segregated schools, segregated bathrooms and
segregated eating places, yet I would never have thought the
things that are happening today would ever happen in this
God’s only son said, “I
rather you be hot or cold, lukewarm, I will spew you out.”
pray that the members of the American Legion Post #40 will grow
closer for God and country, we all have enough problems within
ourselves without creating problems for our fellow man.
Poole Jr., Chaplain, Post 40
Sept 2 &
3------------------------ Need for catering help
Tues, Sept 6 - 7:30 PM
--------Aux. Unit 40 Reg. Mtg
Mon, Sept 5, 12 &
19------------- Bingo (Help needed)
Sat, Sept 10 - 8:30
AM------------------ Post 40 Reg. Mtg.
Sept 13 - 6:00 PM--------------------- SAL Reg. Mtg.
Tues, Sept 20 - 7:00
PM-------- Post 40 Exec. Comm. Mtg.
Mon, Sept 19 - 8:00
AM------- CCR Fair set-up begins
Tues, Sept 20 - 8 AM - CCR
Fair set-up continues
Wed, Sept 21 - 8 AM -
Complete CCR Fair set-up
Sat, Sept. 24 - 1 to 5 PM —
CCR Fair Exhibit Entry
Sun, Sept 25 - I to 6 PM -
CCR Fair Exhibit Entry
Tues, Sept 27 - 4 PM — CCR
Fair opens to public
Sun, Oct 2 - 11 AM — CCR
Fair teardown begins
Mon, Oct. 3 - 9 AM - CCR
Fair Cleanup continues
Tues, Oct 4 - 7:30
PM------------ Aux. Unit 40 Reg. Mtg.
Sat, Oct 8 - 8:30
AM-------------------- Post 40 Reg. Mtg.
Tues, Oct 11 - 6:00
PM--------------------- SAL Reg. Mtg.
Sat, Oct 15 - 6:00
PM-------- Reverse Raffle Fundraiser
Tues, Oct 18 - 7
PM------------- Post 40 Exec. Comm. Mtg.
Wed, Oct 19 - 730
PM----------------- CCRF Board Mtg.
Fri, Nov 4 - All
Day---------- BBQ Chicken Fundraiser
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