December 2016                                                                                       Next Meeting Jan 4, 2017
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Hi Comrades!

We had a pretty good turnout.  There were 15 members present, 8 of them past
commanders.

Gun raffle tickets still available, contact Cmdr. Rollins 734-497-5330, very limited available.

Please keep those comrades in distress and their families in your prayers
Upcoming events:

  •         Saturday December 10, 2016 – Santa comes to Erie parade @ 1030
  •         Saturday December 10, 2016 – Christmas Party immediately following parade
  •         Friday January 27, 2017 – Mid-Winter Conference in Lansing MI
  •         Friday January 27, 2017 at 1800  – Muskrat Dinner
  •         Monday February 13, 2017 at 1300 – Blood Drive
  •         Saturday March 25, 2017 at 1800 – Recognition Dinner (PP/VOD/Teacher of the
          Year)
  •         Saturday April 29, 2017 – District 6 meeting in Monroe
  •         Saturday May 20, 2017 – District 6 picnic

The Veterans Day dinner was a great success. There were 101 people in attendance to
honor our Veterans.

Tom Merce has embroidered Post ball caps for sale.

2016 District map pins available for sale, $3.00 each   2016 Department Commander Pins
are available.

The wooden cane that Ed Simpson displayed is still available. If anyone would like one made
for them, contact Ed Weaver to see if you qualify for it.

Have a safe and happy holiday season.

Food was provided by Terry Rollins. Next month’s meal will be provided by Mike Santure.

Tom Sancrante mentioned that we didn’t go in the red for the Veteran’s Day dinner.

The Santa parade is Dec. 10th. We’ll meet at 10:30. Hopefully we’ll have a good turnout.

On Nov. 29, Ed Weaver, Tom Sancrante, Tom Merce and Terry Rollins demonstrated how to
properly fold the American flag for 7th and 8th graders at St. Joseph school. Some of them
assisted in folding them. They were a very attentive group and seemed interested to learn.
We gave them a paper explaining what each fold signifies.

Hope to see even more of you at our next meeting.

Terry Rollins
Commander
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