Hopefully this edition of the Sentinel finds all members well and healthy. As we approach the summer months additional concerns arise. Concerns such as extreme heat as well as any summer activities that you may be able to enjoy. And, don’t forget those pets that you have. Make sure they stay well and healthy! The coronavirus pandemic that has affected the entire world is still upon us. Obviously this means that we all must continue the safeguards that been in place for many weeks. Here at the Post we have made one change in our requirements. The change is simple. Effective Mon., June, 29, 2020 a face mask is no longer required to be worn while in the temporary Social Room. Although it is highly recommended that a mask be worn to not only protect yourself but to protect others around you. All social distancing rules remain in effect such as the 6 foot distance, washing of hands, using sanitary spray, etc. We all need to continue to abide by these recommendations and all members will be notified when and if any new information comes from Gov Dewines office. The Post has changed their hours and days slightly. It is now open Monday through Saturday from 11:00 am to 11:00 pm. The Post is open on Sunday from 12:00 pm until 8:00 pm. The Queen of Hearts drawing has resumed and the Sunday drawing has resumed. Both at the original times as in the past. Although many concerns regarding the pandemic are still among us the Post does an excellent job of maintaining the cleanliness within the building. One employee continues to wipe down and clean up any and all areas of use immediately. Be aware that the Post has everyone’s safety as a number one priority. We certainly want all members and guests to feel comfortable when visiting our Post. It is obvious to everyone that the financials of the Post have taken a hit as has the financials of every establishment within the country. The Post is making every effort to control cost but not at the risk of safety. Food nights will continue to be Mon & Wed., – “Wings”; Thur. – “pizza/stromboli”. Hours for all food nights will be 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm. The Post has upgraded its internet speed and cable access within the facility. Please ask for the new password if you have not received it yet. Monthly meetings will continue to take place. The Legionnaires, Auxiliary, and Sons of the Legion reg meetings will be held as well as all committee meetings. We look forward to the end of this pandemic so that business as usual will resume at one of the greatest Post in the State of Ohio…American Legion Cowel Post 151. STAY SAFE AND HEALTHY!!


Larry Latva, Commander

Sentinel Article – July 2020