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Kirby Stewart Post 24


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Volume 1                                                July, 2018                                                       Issue 1

Post  Officers 2018-2019

   Commander -           John Rauh                                      

      Adjutant -                 Warner Weil                            

      1st V.C -                    Scott Martin                             

      2nd V.C -                   Janet Taylor                       

      3rd V.C -                   Steve Carrubba                          

      Finance Officer -       Vic Larson                

      Sgt-at-Arms -            Al Galen                    

      Chaplain -                 Dan Brockman                                                 

      Historian -                Barbara Pollard

      Service Officer-        Ed Padilla               



Executive Committee


      Irwin Gustow

Ed Pidilla 

      Charlie Lamb


Commander's Message:

Greetings Legion, Auxiliary, S.A.L. members and Riders.
Well, the elections and installations are complete.  Congratulations to the people that stepped up to become officers in all the units.  I am hopeful that this will be a rewarding year for all of you as well as your units.

We are going to have a busy summer, with some much needed improvements to our lounge and Dining Room.  On the night of July 1st, Empire Flooring will be installing new flooring on that side of the building.  The Foxhole will close at 6:00pm on that evening and should reopen for business on time on Monday the 2nd.  If not, we will be open in the hall bar for that day.  They should finish the rest of the dinning room in about 3 days.  Come and take a look.  We are also changing the dining room tables, it will have a much more modern look and feel.

The first week of August we are having the driveway and parking lot resealed, repaired and restriped.  This should take about four days to complete.  We are adding a couple of Purple Heart parking spots.  I don't know exactly where yet, but I think around back by the Foxhole Lounge door.

More Next Month

For God and Country

From the Adjutant

It is one of the most beautiful compensations in life... we can never help another without helping ourselves.  Ralph Waldo Emerson

As we embark on a new year in the life of Kirby Stewart Post 24 of The American Legion, let us do it in the spirit of cooperation and open communication.

We can and must work together for the good of all who are members of this post.  The secret to anyone's success is what I call "And then come syndrome".  The power of these words is captured in a short essay written by Carl Homes.

And-then-some... these three little words are the secret to success.  Thay are the difference between average people and top people in most companies and organizations.  The top people always do what is expected...and then some.  They are thoughtful of others; they are considerate and kind... and then some.  They meet their responsibilities fairly and squarely... and then some.  They are good friends and helpful neighbors... and then some.  They can be counted on in an emergency… and then some.  I am thankful for people like this, for they make the world a better place.  Their spirit of service is summed up in these three little words...and then some.

For God and Country
Warner S. Weil

Legion News



Installation of Post Officers on June 14, 2018

This is the first issue of the new Kirby Stewart Newsletter.  If you haven't been out to the Post in a while, please come on out and get re-acquainted and meet our friendly staff.  They are more than happy to serve you.



Auxiliary News



Auxiliary Officers that were installed on May 5, 2018


S.A.L. News



Sons of the American Legion Installation on June 14th, 2018.

Legion Riders News



Legion Riders Installation on June 14, 2018


July Calendar

  • The Foxhole opens daily at 11:00am
  • Lunch is served Monday - Friday from 11:00am-2:00pm in the Foxhole Lounge
  • Dinners are served on Mondays and Fridays in the Foxhole Lounge from 4:30pm -6:45pm. NO DINNER ON JULY 6TH DUE TO STATE CONVENTION
  • Bingo (Post sponsored) on Tuesdays 6:00pm-8:00pm with Bingo Burgers/Dogs served in the Auditorium and the Foxhole from 5:00pm-6:00pm
  • Bingo (Auxiliary sponsored) on Wednesdays 1:00pm-3:00pm in the Auditorium
  • Wings and Things served Wednesdays 5:00pm-7:00pm in the Foxhole and Foxhole Lounge
  • Taco Thursdays  $1.50 Tacos in the Foxhole Lounge 5:00pm-6:45pm
  • Dance to Bob Dewart Band with Eddie Tobin. Sundays 2:00pm-5:00pm
  • Tim Chandler in Foxhole Mondays 6:30pm-9:30pm
  • Matt Coats in Foxhole Tuesdays 6:30pm-9:30pm
  • Karaoke with Keith Miller Wednesdays in Foxhole Lounge 7:00pm-10:00pm
  • Holly Rae in the Foxhole Lounge Saturday July 7th 1:00pm-4:00pm
  • Tanya in the Foxhole Lounge Saturday July 14th & 28th, 6:30pmm-9:40pm
  • Rick & Pam in the Foxhole Lounge Saturday July 21, 6:30pm-9:30pm
  • Bar Poker every Sunday 1:30pm-3:30pm
  • Post and Auxiliary Meetings for July have been cancelled due to most of the officers attending the Department Convention.
  • The S.A.L. meeting for July is cancelled 
  • The Legion Riders meetings for July and August have been cancelled.
  • There will be no Sunday Breakfasts until September 9th.

The American Legion Family



Check the GENERAL INFORMATION page on all long term items.


Please check the MANATEE COUNTY VETERANS COUNCIL website for valuable information on VETERANS affairs, historical data and other items of interest.



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