AMERICAN LEGION WILBER-BARTLETT POST 315
To enhance the well- being of America's Veterans, their families, our military, and our communities by our devotion to mutual helpfulness.
The bartenders do not handle Membership!
If you need help with your Membership, please call your Unit rep. That is Bill McMurray or George Bruder for Legion, Lori Booth for Auxiliary and Keith Schultz for the S.A.L. Go to the Contact page for their phone number or the phone number of the Unit commander to get help.
Come help us clean the Legion!!!
We will be at the Post 1000-1600hrs, Monday, 6 Mar 23 to give the inside a good G.I party and clean up the outside. If you can stop and help, please do!!!
What we do here!!!
The Honor Guard has done 7 event s this year.
Veteran Pinning Ceremony
Columbia Schools Cash Bash
From the Desk of the Commander
6 Feb 23
Things are moving along at rapid pace here at the Legion with a lot of things happening. Let's cover a few.
As you all know, prices have been increasing at a rapid pace for all items across the board. For instance, the Legion utility bill has gone from $1400 to $2600 a month. All items used in our kitchen have increased although we are seeing a gradual lowering in those costs, but they will never be back to pre-covid prices. In addition, all our alcohol distributers have been passing on increases over the last year and 1/2 to us. Outside of a few individual items, we have maintained prices. We can no longer continue to do so and achieve the objectives that we want. We recognized this at the last quarter of the year, and I convened a Pricing Committee to advise the Executive Committee. This committee consisted of 2 Legion, 2 Auxiliary and 2 SAL. I was not a part of this committee, and neither was Jodi even though I am the Legion Commander and Jodi is Auxiliary President. This is because she manages the bar and I have day to day oversight. I felt that an independent committee would be better. We did provide the committee with a recommendation and data that supported our recommendation. A large part of the data and recommendation had to do with evening out our pricing as we had far too many anomalies in the old pricing.
The Executive Committee approved the recommendation, and we changed the prices on Monday. The changes made, except for a few high-end liquors and some wines, are generally .50 cents or less. Most bottle beers remained at the same price and draft went up .25 cents. Some food went up, but all items remain $10 or below. None of us like to raise prices but I will say that we still provide the best value you can find given our local prices.
The Danny Moore Gun Raffle has sold out for all seated tickets. We do have a few support tickets available if you would like to support us however these do not come with entry.
As I just finished paying off one of my son's college loans, I fully realize how expensive it is. Of course, the legion is here to help!!! We are giving away four $1000 scholarships to family of our members. More information is available at the top of the page under "Legion Info/Scholarships". These can be used for trade schools also so please check them out!!!
Monday, 6 March is Post cleanup day. Please come and help us as we get the Post in tip top shape!!
We are just a month away from nominations for Officers for the Legion, SAL and Auxiliary. We have a critical vacancy at the Service Officer Position. New blood is always needed to keep us strong as are new ideas. Won't you come help us run the Post? Do not think that you have to be a long-time member, only from Brooklyn, or some other delineation. We need you!!
Queen of Hearts Volunteers Needed!!!!
As you know, the Queen of Hearts is a one of our fundraisers for fixing our building. As winter approaches, some of our ticket sellers head south and we are already feeling the pinch. Please help the Legion!!!
Please call Jo Ann Kay at 517-592-9469.
Kenny Lausch 517-499-6386
Bob Stockton 517-206-8972
Building and Grounds
Dave Moore 517-592-6981
Ralph Long 517-474-7095
Queen of Hearts
Denny Vescilius 517-605-6561 Joann Kay 517-250-0326
Clean the Legion
5 March 23
Outside-Ralph Long 517-474-7095
Inside-Jodi Wilber 517-395-7081
Danny Moore Gun Raffle
25 March 23
Mark Oscar 734-845-2369
Kenny Lausch 517-499-6386
Up Coming Events
March 25 D Moore Gun Raffle (Post Closed) 1700-UC
April 8 Lead Foot Band 1900-2300hrs
April 22 Post Everlasting 1600hrs-UC
April 29 Medusa Band 1900-2300hrs
May 13 Auxiliary Cash Bash 1900-2300hrs
May 20 Lead Foot Band 1900-2300hrs
May 27 Medusa Band 1900-2300hrs
June 17 Steve Daniels Band 1900-2300hrs
June 24 Metros Band 1900-2300hrs
August 19 Legion Golf Scramble 0900-!700hrs
August 19 Metros Band 1900-2300hrs
September 16 Metros Band 1900-2300hrs
September 30 Medusa Band 1900-2300hrs
October 14 Hunter's Gun Raffle (Post Closed) 1700--UC
November 10 Marine Corp Birthday 1800-UC
November 11 Veteran's Day Open House 1100-2100hrs
November 18 Lead Foot Band 1900-2300hrs
November 25 Blues Festival 1800-2300hrs
December 2 Post Christmas Party 1700-2400hrs
December 9 Childrens Christmas Party 1300-1500hrs
December 25 Post Closed (Christmas) All Day
December 31 Post New Year's Party 1800-2400hrs