From the Commander:
Post needs an Adjutant- and we are looking for suggestions.
Our Post has been going through some difficult times financially because of lack of income due to COVID-19. We have started looking at some new ideas to generate income and plan to implement them as soon as the State advises us of our options.
It is very important that we get input from all our members. Any ideas or suggestions are welcome. We will be reviewing our options at our upcoming monthly meetings and would appreciate your attendance. Our next regularly scheduled meeting is 7pm on July 20th .
One position that we need to fill is Adjutant. That person would attend our monthly meetings and take notes pertaining to the meeting. The person would also be required to do roll call. All in all it would require a few hours per month.
We are asking someone to step up and fill this position. Can you help us? Our officers and staff put in a tremendous amount of time to keep the Post going but we can’t do everything.
If you are interested please call the Post at (630) 834 8191.
From the Quartermaster:
Election Results for Villa Park
Post 2801 for 2020-2021:
Commander: Jim Blankshain
Sr. Vice Cmdr: Keith Clark
Jr. Vice Cmdr: Mike Spacucello
Quartermaster: Dan Thomas
Chaplain: Sid Berg
Director: Ron Bongat
Commander Jim’s team has a combined accumulation of business experience of 218 + years. With all this professional experience, it will aid in getting our Post back online when we get the go ahead to fully open our doors – from the Governor.
The Patio and Bar will be open from 3-8 PM on:
Thursday July 2nd, Friday July 3rd, Thursday July 9th, Friday July 10th, and Saturday July 11th. Come out and have a great time!
Our Range is also open.
We are following the correct social distancing guidelines, and we’re bringing more range officers (RSOs) on board. Just go to our range calendar and select a time you want to come out. Bring a friend. If the time slot when you want to shoot is not available, let us know and we’ll do our level best to get an RSO for that time/day.
Queen Of Hearts
Don’t forget to try your luck with our Queen of Hearts game; only $1.00 per chance.
July 13, 7:30 PM – Monday, Auxiliary monthly
July 16, 7 PM – Thursday, House committee
July 20, 7 PM – Monday, Post monthly
From the Elmhurst Independent:
Health officials recently announced a new DuPage county drive-through COVID-19 testing site now open to the public. The testing site is located at the County Campus’s main entrance off County Farm Road. Individuals can be tested Tuesday through Sunday from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. or until 400 tests are completed each day. The COVID-19 test is free.
In order to limit person contact, tests will only be conducted through vehicle windows. No motorcycles will be allowed to enter the testing site.
Another site is now available in Willowbrook.
Yesterday Commander Jim Blankshain, Trustee Jim Urso and Quartermaster Dan Thomas met with village officials to renew old acquaintances and to re-solidify community relationships. Attending for the village was the Police Chief, Executive Director, Director of Parks and Recreation, Director of Economic Development and the Director of Policy and Planning. The meeting lasted for about an hour and was both cordial and fruitful. We are reaching out to the membership.
Call for Member Email Addresses:
The Post wants to re-launch our newsletter and biweekly communications, but we need to do this via email to save postage and printing fees. We have less than half of the e-mail addresses of the 402 post members.
So… you need to give us your name, cell number and email address and send it to the following e-mail address: firstname.lastname@example.org