While opening this monthís Commanders Call I want
to pass along my most sincere thanks to Frank Caputo, 1st Vice
Commander, for taking the reins and guiding the post in my
absence. Frank is doing an out-standing job and he is currently
planning a host of future events, which I am sure will be
successful. I also want to pass along how much I deeply
appreciated all of you who called me, texted me, and stayed in
touch via numerous emails With well wishes regarding my
recovery. After numerous tests, I received the news yesterday
that all the tests came back showing outstanding results. I am
currently on light duty for a few more weeks, but I am
exceptionally happy that just about every test was performed
(with most of them only as a faint memory now) and even more
important receiving the most positive results from all of them.
This monthís Commanders Call will be brief as I missed the last
Legion meeting and am getting caught up to speed as we speak.
Next monthís regularly scheduled Legion meeting will be very
important as the vote for the new Commander will be cast. The
position of Commander requires more attention and skills than
just to oversee our Post activities. He or she must always
maintain the highest degree of completion and excellence
regarding achieving the national Legionís requirements. All
district Legion Posts are represented at all the quarterly
district meetings and all Posts are constantly evaluated and
compared to other Posts regarding their membership drives,
community involvement activities, etc. Getting enough volunteers
to make events and activities successful to keep the Post moving
forward to strive to be fiscally responsible is crucial to the
bottom line of keeping the doors open for all of our members.
Equally important is our need to satisfy our Legion charter
requirements. As I have said many times, without the Legion none
of us will be here.
Ok, I will
step down from the soap box. Thanks again to Frank for keeping
the fires burning!
As always we
continue to support our troops.
Richard J. Wojnar