Commander: Lewis Woodard         1st Vice: John Freeland           2nd Vice: Steve Carper

3rd Vice: Mike Bratton              Adjutant: Ed Effinger           Finance: Mike  Bowes

Chaplain: Ned Young                                                                                                                                            

Social room note to members: When someone comes to any door without a key card, Please help us, and let the bartender or an officer answer the door. This will eliminate any problems or drama Thanks


FROM THE COMMANDER:  The fall season is about to begin with its beautiful colors.  The Legion is doing well financially; however, I feel that anything that may be arising in the future concerning monies should be related to  the members before it is voted on.  The executive board is considering re-financing the property loan and moving it to another bank.  Before spending members money on re-financing cost, I want all Legionaires to be aware of this upcoming event and provide any input they may have. Also you may have seen the signs up concerning cars being left in the parking lot.  If you are having car trouble, please let the office or bartender know.  Thank You.  Lewis Woodard, Commander

FROM 1st VICE: It's fall, there is a chill in the air, the Buckeyes are back on the field, and it's membership time! We are currently at about 63% of 2018 dues being paid.  If you haven't paid your dues, please do so at your earliest opportunity.  Dues must be paid by December 31st, (or by Veterans Day, November 11th, if you

want to attend the Early Bird Dinner).  Have a great fall at our American Legion!

FROM 2nd VICE:  Thank you, members and guests, for making this a wonderful summer.  I would like to personally thank Carl for all the help and support he has given since my Dad died.  Thank you.  Thanks to Georgia and her staff for making summer a success.  We have a great bunch of members that make a nice Legion family.  Special thanks to my wife, Michelle, for all she does In the kitchen, trying to make meals nice on Thursdays.  Lu Ann and Brian, we could not do it without you also.  We are ready to have a great 4th quarter, great meals, entertainment, and Buckeye tailgates

.FROM 3rd Vice: I would like to thank everyone for sending in their information for this newsletter in a timely manner.  The less TBD's, the more informative and useful the newsletter becomes.  Information for the December 2017 & January 2018 should be sent to me no later than Monday, November 6th, due to the holidays. Thanks in advance

FROM FINANCE OFFICER:  The finance officer, Mike Bowes, plans to have a fundraiser to raise money to erect a new sign in front of the Post.  Donations will be appreciated.  See Mike for details.
FROM AUXILLARY PRESIDENT: Hi everyone.  Well, we are now in the last half of the year already.  How time does fly!  I hope you all had a wonderful summer.  My family and all of you made it a lot easier to get through this summer.  Thank You All.  We are starting our Thursday dinners again.  The first one went really well.  Thank you to Susie Freeland, Patty Bratton and Jo Ann Mohler.  The meat ball subs were great.  We will be mixing our menu up this year with different dinners each month, so watch the board and the newsletters.  Now is the time to get your dues paid.  If you pay them by the first of November, you will be able to attend the Early Bird Dinner.  Let's try to be thoughtful and kind to family, friends and neighbors.  Thanks again
Jody Keels-Auxiliary President

FROM THE SOCIAL ROOM:  A big thanks to all the help we got for the corn roast. Please be gracious to our volunteers.  It takes a lot to pull those big dinners off.  They all work very hard.  We have some great things coming up.  The Halloween party on Oct 20th gets bigger every year.  Steve hired a band and we will be giving prizes for costumes.  Football games have started.  Come in for the game, drink specials, and door prizes.  Please bring a covered dish.  The $1000 drawing for Thursday, Nov 23rd will be on Wednesday, Nov 22nd.  There will be no dinner that week due to Thanksgiving.  Please join us to ride on the float and after the parade on Nov. 11th for Veterans Day.  Meet at the post at 9AM.  We will eat right after.  Thank you to our staff for all you do.



                                                                 GARY HENDERSON