American Legion Post 11

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Commander: Dick  Huffine          1st Vice: Pat Keels            2nd Vice: Ned Young

3rd Vice: Lewis Woodard               Adjutant: Ed Effinger           Finance: Jim  Bowes

Chaplain: Ned Young



   Fellow Legionaires ; It certainly is an honor for me to be elected to serve as post 11 commander again. I have been able to renew old friendships and make many new acquaintances. I am very fortunate to be surrounded with excellent officers, e-board members, employees and many willing volunteers. With the present officer, staff and volunteers, post 11 can do nothing but be the best. This is first issue re-starting our newsletter. It is the post's leadership's responsibility to communicate with and keep all post 11 members informed of happenings, progress and up-coming events. Special thanks goes out to sal for their financial assistance in the parking lot expense as well as helping post 11 with an outstanding debt. The Ladies Auxiliar donated money to pay for our new key cards which saved post 11 expense in these lean times. Lew Kessler has donated his time and hard work during the past three months to the facilities at post 11. His generosity and help has helped post 11 with less payroll expense during the last three months. The post thanks Randy Groff for donating the Green hornet motor bike to post 11. Because of his generosity, post 11 gained $1000.00 in the general fun toward outstanding financial issues. I wish to thank Ron Tipple for his many years of sevice and the fine job he has always done for post 11. We all wish him a happy retirement. Our post's business is doing well and we are very fortunate to have so many members, family and friends attending our functions. All officers and trustees are fine tuning things to continue improving business and be able to provide more functions. I personally want to thank each of you for your support of our post. The second Monday of each month is our post 11 meting. The attendance at the post meetings is not as great as it should be. I wish to invite each and every member to attend our post meeting if they possibly. This will not only inform you Better of our post activities, but will allow you to give us input to help us serve you better. Sincerely your, Richard "Dick " Huffine Post Commander 


1st Vice

  Dear Comrades; Due to the rising cost of key card, we regret to inform you that should you lose your enclosed card, a five dollar charge will be required for replacement. Also, this card is not usable until after January 1 2015, please keep it in a safe place. Continue to use your yellow card until that time. Sincerely your, Mr. Patrick Keels 1st vice of post 11

2nd Vice                                           

  Greetings I hope everyone is having a nice summer. Your smiling face is always nice to see at the post we have lot of good things planned for this summer and fall. With good dinner, And music at various times I would like to thank Randy Groff and his family for the donation of the motor scooter which we raffled off. and will help pay the bills. have a nice summer, 2nd vice Ned Young


3rd Vice Here is AUG & Sep Newsletter, and I hope everyone is having a nice summer. We are asking business if they would like to take an ad out in our newsletter, the cost is $30.00 for the year. This helps us with the newsletter cost. I want to thank all the one who has an ad in our newsletter. If you want to help out with the newsletter, please let me know. 3rd vice Lewis Woodard




 SAL Commander


Ladies Auxiliary  Hello Everyone, It has been a while sine we printed up newsletters to be sent out to the members and I think it is great that we can do this so everyone can see what is going on at the post. We have had so many ask for this to be started up again and I hope we can keep it going. The Ladies of the Auxiliary are not going to be very busy in the month of august. The only thing need to be brought up is that Dues will be due starting that month. In that vein need to let you know that the amount of the dues are going to be going up. This is because of the rising cost at the national level, so as of this August our dues will be $25.00 a year. Also we will be getting new key cards, These card will be pink and the only thing you need to remember about these cards is that they will not work in the door until January 2015 so don't get rid of your Yellow card and hang on to your pink card until January. Also starting in January if you lose your key card it will cost $5.00 to get a new one. In September we will be starting our Shredded Chicken Sandwiches again the 1st Thursdays of the month. Also we will planning for the fall conference which we will be hosting on October 12th. Enjoy the rest of summer, Thank you, Jodie Keels Auxiliary President                                                   


 Social Room News  Please welcome two new staff members, Kaleigh and Tracy. We appreciate everyone's patience while we are getting them trained. We would like feedback on Thursday night dinners. We are working with Ned to keep something light and affordable through the summer on Thursday nights, since the kitchen being closed is an inconvenience. Please check the board and see what activities are going on through the week. We would love to see you here, Georgia


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Commander: Jake Geiger             1st Vice: Tom Dillon              2nd Vice: John Freeland

3rd Vice: Lewis Woodard                Adjutant: Ed Effinger           Finance: Mark Geiger

Chaplain: Ned Young


From the Commander                                                                      

   I witnessed my 1st flag retirement ceremony on Nov. 10th behind the Legion and I was impressed with the way it ran so smooth with all the young Scouts helping with the flag retiring. I want to thank the members of the Legion, Sons, & Auxiliary for all the help putting on a great event. The next day, Nov. 11th we had a good turnout for the Veteran’s Day parade. Again, thanks all who helped. The Thursdays are still a big success, and we still need some help with various functions that are going on. Pat Keels could use help with the drawings. You don’t have to do it every week, just pick a week and volunteer once a month. If you know of a company or organization that need a banquet or meeting room, tell them about the Legion banquet room, also tell them that we have a big screen projector for their use. Enjoy the Holidays and stay safe.

    Jake Geiger Commander


From 1st Vice

   I would like take this time to give a big thank you to everyone that helped make the Early Bird dinner a great success. Thanks to the ladies aux, for donating the cakes. Don’t forget to pay your dues before the end of the year. With everyone’s help we can be a quota post. Also if you know of any member that’s in a nursing home, please call and let the post know. Thank you

   Tom Dillon


From 2nd Vice

   Happy Holidays and let’s all have a great New Year together. We have some great events during the holiday season including the Tom and  Jerry part December 24 and a great New Year’s get together featuring dinner, and dancing to the sound of 3 Wheel Drive ( check them out at ). The Post is now a free Wi Fi hotspot, so feel free to stay connected while enjoying the club. Also, don’t forget our Web page at or you can also keep up with Post 11 happenings at our new Facebook page. “ Friend “ us at Post 11 Lancaster. Thanks to all of our volunteers for your service above and beyond. And thanks to all of you who support our Thursday Night dinners, Fish Fry Fridays, and the increasingly popular Free Jukebox Saturday Nights. Please pass any ideas or suggestions along and have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

     John  Freeland



From the Auxiliary President

   Hi Everyone, Well the Holiday season is almost upon us and if you are like me it has come way too fast. Just a few things on my list: 1. Please make sure all you auxiliary ladies have your dues paid by December 31, 2012. 2 The V.A. Christmas Party at Chillocothe is on Thursday December 20, 2012. And finally our meeting for November is the Tuesday after Thanksgiving and we will not have a meeting in December because it lands on Christmas Day. So, everyone have a great Holiday season. Thanks for everything so far this year.

    Jodie Keels



From S.A.L Commander



Another Comrade has been called to a higher Command


  Raymond Sifford      17 Sep 2012                     John A Ortman   20 Sep 2012

John Sweeney            21 Sep 2012                     Glenn Patterson 30 Sep 2012

Clark Miller                  13 Oct 2012                      Paul Aurand        30 Oct 2012

Charles L Smith           2   Nov 2012                    William H Thompson  15 Nov 2012