August, 2015                                                                                 Next Meeting: Sept. 2, 2015
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Greetings Comrades!
We had a good turnout at our August 4th meeting. Twenty members were present; 8 of
them past commanders.
Dick Elinski suggested that we pay 1/2 of the cost of shirts, hats, and coats for members so
that more comrades would be able to participate in funeral services. Everyone agreed to
pass the motion.
Chris stark reminded us we are asked to be at Mason School at 6:45pm August 28th to raise
the flag  at the football game. It would be nice to have a good turnout.
Mike santure spoke about a comrade in distress. His car broke down in Iowa while he and
his family were on their way to Alaska. It was voted and passed that we assist him by
sending money. Because of our help he finally made it to Alaska where he is stationed.
Dan Burchfield, the District Jr. Vice, paid us a visit to do our post inspection. He found
everything to be fine as far as the inspection, and mentioned that the Monroe Post had 120
funerals last year. He stressed the importance of our funeral services to the families and
the memory of our comrades.
The tickets are in for the gun raffle. With everyone's help, it will be a success. If you need
tickets call Terry Rollins 734-848-8664 or 734-497-5330.
There is a golf outing Aug. 22nd sponsored by the Men's Auxilary. The cost is $55 per
person.
There is a blood drive Monday August 24th at our Post. Help is needed at noon to help carry
supplies from the trucks.
Marge Terry brought up putting pictures of the President of the Men's Auxilary on the wall
along with the Commanders and Women's Auxilary Presidents. This is being considered.

                                                     Terry Rollins
                                                     Commander
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