Wednesday, November 22, 2017

*** Updated Post Information ***


American Legion Post # 60
105 E. Mill Street/P.O. Box 984
Cascade, Idaho 83611
208 382 3694

WEB: WWW.POST60NEWS.COM
E-MAIL:post60adjutant@frontier.com
Revised 6 20 2015

REGULAR MEETINGS - 2ND WEDNESDAY of Each Month @ 1830 @ your Post

Below are listed the details and committees that could us your help!

CEREMONIALS

CONTACT- Thomas Bacon -Post Commander- 208 863 5963 / bacontk@msn.com

This detail will provide a Color Guard / Firing squad for the following events:

4th of July Parade-downtown Cascade
Veterans Day
Graveside and Funeral Services
School Activities
Memorial Day - @ Post & Yellowpine Detail
September 11th "Patriots Day" at Valley County Courtyard
POW "Recognition Day" September 11th
Honors Guard/ "Colors" Presentations
Graves Registration / Post Historian
McCall winter carnival

To particapate in most "ceremonial" events you will need to aquire "Legion Uniform".The Legion Uniform consists of a Dark Blue Blazer with Legion logo affixed to the left breast pocket.
Matching dark blue pants, white button up shirt with "legion" Tie, and GARRISON HAT (order thru Jack Knoblock 382-3711)Polished Black shoes, black socks, all in good repair.
You are allowed, but not required, to display your service decorations as you would on your "Dress uniform". Rank is not allowed on this uniform . A legion "sew on" decal should be affixed to left front pocket. Your own "Dress Uniform" will substitute for some occassions. (rank is allowed)

You might want to check in the front closet of the Post for parts of this uniform (free to participants) to see if any of the blasers and pants will fit you before you go shopping. Most vets go to Goodwill or other thrift shops for these items. You can order medals and other awards at "Medals of America". We ask that you return any borrowed clothing items to the Post if you no longer need them.

All Members should acquire a Blue American Legion Polo shirt and hat. This costs about $25 and is available from stock in the Commanders office or can be orderedthru Jack Knoblock at 382-3711

HOUSING AND ENTERTAINMENT

CONTACT-Tim O'Leary-2nd Vice (lease Agent) 208-859-0431 (8008ret@live.com) or Mike Keithly (lease agent) 208-382-3842 (majmike@frontier.com) majmike@frontier.com

The "leasing Agents are responsible for all "paid" leasing the facilities (weddings ect).
This detail is also responsible for everything pertaining use and maintainance of Legion facilities including but not limited to the generaL upkeep and cleaning of facility inside and out as well as set up and break down of tables and chairs for most functions including:

Membership meetings
Friday night Dinner/Social
Catered Events
Red Cross Blood drives
Thanksgiving Community Dinner
Santa Party
Cinco De Mayo Fundraier
Four Summits Challenge
Gravel Grinder
Public information meetings
Elections/ Debates
and other Legion sponsored events

KITCHEN CREW

CONTACT-Joe Posluszny(lease Agent) 382 0056-861 9500 (jposluszny@aol.com) or Shauna Keithly 382 3842. Tim Tomaszewski 318-4750 - in training.

This detail is responsible for the preparation of all food served at the legion facility, Specialized members of crew must undego training and be certified by Central Distric Health. The highest health and sanitary standards are enforced in the Kitchen Area and only authorized personnel and assigned dishwashers are allowed in the Kitchen. Duties will inlude prep work, grilling, frying, setting up and manning the serving line. Head coverings and gloves are required for anyone entering the kitchen area !

Special help is usually required for larger events. Sign up sheets will usually be posted in Lobby for special events where extra help is needed. Kitchen Crew are allowed their dinner at no charge.

MEMBERSHIP/CIVICS/DISHWASHING

CONTACT- JoAnn Byrne- First Vice Commander- 382-9192 (byrnejotom@sbcglobal.net)

This detail is responsible for aiding in the recruitment of new members,for The Legion itself as well as promoting the "Sons of Legion" program and the orientations of ALL new members.
This detailis also responsible for setting up rosters of dishwashers - and their training - for friday night dinner/social. Dishwashers recieve their dinner free and one free beverage from the bar.
Leftovers are packaged by the kitchen crew,in individual microwavable containers and donated to WICAP food pantry.
Dishwashers are responsible for setting up and tearing down the "Place Setting", randomly,for P.O.W. at each friday night dinner/social Event. They are usually the last to leave the facility so they should use good judgement to make sure the building is secure and in proper configurations in regards to lights, heat, coffee maker off, kitchen equipment, dishwasher off, ect and are responsible for making sure the kitchen garbage is put in the dumpster.

VOLUNTEERS ARE ALWAYS NEEDED FOR DISHWASHING CREWS. YOUR TURN USUALLY COMES UP ABOUT ONCE EVERY TWO MONTHS. Dishwashers are asked to be at the Hall no later than 1700.
In addition this detail, in co-ordination with the Post Service Officer, is responsible for maintaining relationships with community and especially schools to reinforce "Civic Responsiblity and Patriotism" this will include assistance in "Boys State", annual "Citizenship" Awards, "College Scholarship" programs, P.O.W. Ceremonials*, as well as "Vets in the Classroom" programs and the Summer Reading Program.

BARTENDERS

CONTACT- Archie Banbury- Bar Commander 382 3138 abanbury@frontiernet.net

This detail is responsible for running the bar for the Friday night dinner/social and other catered events. VOLUNTEERS ARE NEEDED HERE AND ABOUT EVERY OTHER MONTHS IS THE ROTATION. Volunteers must be trained by qualified personel on State Liquor commission requirements especially as it related to under age participation and over consumption of alcholic beverages. As a bartender you are the first face members and their guest see when they arrive at the Post so having a smile and good demeanor is critical. Bar volunteer can recieve one free drink per event.

COMMUNICATION/PUBLIC RELATIONS

CONTACT-Jack Knoblock- 382 3771-Knoblockjack@hotmail.com
MEETING - 2nd Tuesday of each month at 1030 @ Post
This detail is responsible for the Legion News letter- 3 times a year. Electronic Reader Board -messaging not maintainance, Co-ordination for information to the website, The committee is also tasked to educate members and general public as to Patriotism and the Legion's "Mission of Service" to Veterans, Community and Youth."

SPECIAL EVENTS REQUIRING VOLUNTEER HELP

CONTACT- Check website @ post 60 news.com (Schedule)for up coming events as well as "Postings" in the lobby of legion for special volunteer information.
These events are overseen by different appointees on a yearly basis.
Many events are coordinated,initiated and Supported by the Auxiliary !
Please check in lobby for sign up sheets, and check e-mail and web site often to get up to date information on events at the Post.

Cinco De Mayo- auction, dinner
Armed Services Day Thanksgiving Community Dinner- Free !
Christmas - Santa-Pix & Presents for Kids.
Four Summit bike challenge-catered- help!
Gravel grinder-traffic control-catered.
Payette River Games- traffic control
Vets in Classroom.
P.O.W "Recognition Day" 9/11
Patriots Day 9/11
Veterans Day
Summer Reading Program


AUXILIARY

CONTACT- Robin Miller,President, 382 0011 / robinjoymiller@gmail.com email:cascadeauxiliaryunit60@gmail.com

MEETINGS- are the 2nd Wednesday of every month @ 7:00 @ Post
Silverware wrapping is 1st and 3rd Wednesdays @ 10:30 @ Post

The auxiliary is the heart and soul of the Frank Spicklemire Post,Involved in every aspect oflegion Service. Every event listed above, and more,is an active part of the auxiliary's program.

DON'T WAIT TO BE ASKED! OFFER HELP TO THE PEOPLE LISTED ABOVE.