Greetings brothers and sisters,
We've reached the end of summer and now the leaves will turn as we enter fall. There are a lot of things that we can look forward to in the coming months: POW/MIA Services, Halloween, Thanksgiving, and the Christmas Holidays along with our Jewish friends and their Holidays. We must remember our veterans during these times by visiting our nursing homes, checking to see how our lonely veterans are doing, and just remembering to smile and say hi how are you. And don't forget to say thank you for your service.
Membership is looking good and I'm hoping that you're all working on trying to achieve your 75% and 85% membership by said dates. My goal as well as my Membership Chairman, Denise, is to reach our 100% by December 31st, and all I'm asking is that you just try and get that membership in.
September starts over official visits and I'm really looking forward to visiting all the districts and all the brothers and sisters.
I would recommend that you read the Buildings Foundations, that you can find online at the National website, you do not have to download it, but just look at it and get an idea of what responsibilities are for each office and being a chairman is.. Print what you think you're going to need in order to help you. Just remember if you have a problem give me a call, I will try to get you an answer as soon as I can.
Also check your communication center because there are some new things in there: our new Mentoring for Leadership Program, a Young Patriotic Art Contest, and in Americanism video recording any patriotic function that you do and putting it on YouTube, so everyone knows what your Post and Auxiliary are doing. Keep an eye out for what you have to do with your yearend report.
I hope that those of you who went to the School of Instruction learned something during that time and that you enjoyed yourself. I did and it was good to see all of you there.
Have a good year and enjoy. God Bless you, Our Troops and the USA.
Serve our Veterans with ALOHA as we Reach out to our Veterans in all