The Freezer has arrived!!

After Terry, Ray and Richard spent most of Monday awaiting the delivery of the freezer; Ray finely received a call at 3:00 PM indicating that the truck was across the street at the Med-X parking lot.  First thing we did was to see what the freezer looked like.  Big, really really Big!!  After a lengthy discussion and some modification to the kitchen’s side door, the freezer was moved to its final location.
Thanks to Terry Rizzuti, Ray Gibson, Carl Ropp, Thor Homme, and Richard Erbe.  It was a long day with lots of options being discussed, tried and some discarded.  See the pictures below. Although they do not paint a true picture of the installation process, success is all that counts.





Estes Post 119
April-May 2017 Newsletter

In keeping with our Mission, “Sponsorship of wholesome programs in our communities,” the   Post is sponsoring The Estes Park American Legion Baseball team this summer.  To support   this endeavor, we have donated over $600.00 to this worthwhile cause.  The team schedule has been posted under the Events section on our web site and it would be great to see our Post Members in attendance showing our support.  It should be noted that election of 2017 Post Officers will take place at our May meeting, May 16, 2017 at 6:00 PM.  Several members have indicated that they are willing to hold an office, but nominations from the floor are welcome.

The Post has found a new occupant, the Estes Valley Radio Club.  We have reached an agreement that will allow the Club to start occupying the second floor North East office starting May 1st.  In addition to the Estes Valley Radio Club office space, we have added a new Mobile Food Service Unit who will be renting the uses of our kitchen to prepare their meals.  Continuing with the theme regarding the Post, a letter has been sent to the James Hardie manufacturer seeking the possibility of supplying replacement siding at no cost to the Post.  A manufacturing representative visited the Post to review the installation, and it was determined that the installation procedures were not followed.   A list of qualified installers was also requested.  The Post is in the process of submitting a Grant Request to perform a structural evaluation of the Post Facility and prioritized list of suggested repairs.  This is being submitted under the criteria that the Post is a Historical Facility which may lead to future grant opportunities.  Also, the Post is seeking a Grant to support a Junior Air Rifle Shooting Team.  This will include gun safety and marksmanship skills.

On May 19th the Estes Park Rotaries and American Legion Post 119 will host, at the Stanley Hotel McGregor Room, a presentation by Thomas Tudor.  The presentation is about his assignment as a guard of the Unknown Soldier Tomb.  Proceeds from this event will go towards the Estes Park Veterans Monument and Capital Improvements for our Post.  The presentation starts at 7:00 PM with a cash bar opening at 6:30.  Price to attend is $10:00.

Last, but not least, we can use some help.  Sometime ago the bushes on the south side of the building, highway 7, were trimmed.  This endeavor has left several piles of that effort still remaining.  It would be great if someone or two could provide transport for these piles to our Waste Management Facility.  Cost of disposal with receipt will be reimbursed.

Remember that being a member of the American Legion is not just something that can go on your resume or be a sentence in your obituary.  Come out and support your Post.