STANLEY J. FONS POST 374

 

All:
 
Berkley American Legion Post 374 will reopen next Wednesday, February 3rd, 2021 at 3:00pm. After our lounge manager Bo Burton suffered his heart attack we had to wait to see what limitations were placed on his activities which was a critical factor. His doctor yesterday passed him to go back to work with mild physical activities.
 
We will now start working to reopening the Post. This will entail , among other things, complete cleaning and sanitizing throughout, inventorying supplies on hand, determining supplies that need to be ordered,receiving supplies as they are delivered , restocking the beverage coolers, and developing a menu.
 
When we do reopen we will be following Covid-19 protocols in order to keep our wait staff and members healthy and safe:
    1. You will be required to have a mask on when you enter. When eating or drinking , of course , the mask can  come off.
    2.  There will be a sign in sheet in place for all attendees to fill out. This is important as it will provide contact tracing if we suffer an outbreak and is in accordance with the Governor's mandate.
    3. There will be sanitizer available throughout the lounge and Gleason Hall when in use. Please use it.
    4. The Lounge and Gleason Hall will close at 10:00pm in accordance with the Governor's curfew mandate.
    5. We will be operating under a 25% occupancy figure in the lounge which is a maximum of 30 people, not including wait staff.
 
We count on your cooperation in regard to these protocols to insure our members can attend and enjoy themselves safely under this limited occupancy. We hope that the governor will see fit to relax this figure in the near future. That, however, can only be accomplished if we follow the protocols and push the Covid-19 numbers down.
       
Thanks, stay safe and we'll see you on the 3rd.
   
Bill Isenhour
Commander
Berkley American Legion
Post 374
 
 
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Hello Legion Family! My name is Scott Gregory, Historian from Squadron 34 Tecumseh.

I have been involved in the construction industry for a good many years, and it took me a good many years to earn rewards such as discounts on material. I get to see a lot of southeastern Michigan in my travels and a lot of Posts, many in need of repair or at least some paint. I asked my representative from Sherwin-Williams paints, Jason Money how could I help. He suggested an account that would use my discount, and American Legion Family of Michigan cash account at Sherwin-Williams was formed. Best of all, you don’t have to wait 30 years to get the rewards!

This account is for all Legion, Auxiliary, Sons, and Legion Riders. Yes everybody in the State of Michigan can get 40%-50% off paints depending on product, and 15%-20% off any other supplies in the store! All you have to do is give them the name of the account; American Legion Family of Michigan this account # 7741-7074-0 and you’re saving!

Maybe this can help some posts with revitalization, maybe help a struggling veteran, it might help a new military family paint their first house…be creative and use this as you like legion family!

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The Legion Act is here and We Want You!

With President Trump’s signature on the Legion Act, the extension of the ongoing declared period of war was extended back to Dec. 7, 1941. The congressionally approved act is a way to honor thousands of veterans who were killed or wounded on duty during periods not previously considered a time of war.

“Finally Congress has acknowledged the service and sacrifice of at least 1,600 veterans who died or were wounded in previously undeclared periods of war,” said American Legion National Judge Advocate Kevin Bartlett. “This new law honors the memories of those veterans while allowing other veterans from those previously undeclared eras to receive all the American Legion benefits they have earned through their service.”

The LEGION Act - Let Everyone Get Involved in Opportunities for National Service Act — also redefines The American Legion’s membership eligibility dates. The eligibility now span from Dec. 7, 1941, until a time when the U.S. is no longer at war, as determined by Congress.

For more information please follow this helpful link: 

https://www.legion.org/membership/246558/11-things-you-need-know-about-legion-act

 

 

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