SENTINEL- SEPTEMBER- 2021

Is it just me or does anyone else think that the year 2021 absolutely flew by!! Here we are in September already. Hopefully everyone had a great summer and stayed safe. The horrendous COVID-19 pandemic reared its ugly head once again and has continued to effect many thousands of people throughout the world. The State of Ohio has not recommended any new regulations regarding what to do to combat the virus but, everyone is encouraged to follow the guidelines that were set forth months ago. Stay safe. The “new” front meeting room/hall is complete. An excellent job was done by the Kapen Construction crew and the room looks great. The Post is now accepting request to rent out the hall. If any member needs to rent a hall or hears of someone needing to rent a hall have them contact the Post, at (440) 593-2205, and request a hall rental form. Aux. member Tina Betts is the hall rental coordinator and she will set up the rentals. Of course you do not have to be a member of the Post but the condition of the rental is a bit different for non-members. All is going well within the Post. But, we still are not seeing many of the members that have frequented over the past years. Hopefully they start coming in and see what great improvements that have been made. The 2022 membership cards are available now and the Post is accepting dues from the Legionnaires, the Auxiliary, and the Sons of the American Legion. On July 11, 2021 the State of Ohio installed the new American Legion Department Commander. Jean Wilson accepted the honor of being the Dept. Commander and has already begun making a great difference. Of course, it was noted numerous times that Jean was born and raised here in Conneaut. She is a proud Legionnaire member of Yeager-Benson Post 199 in Harrison, OH. Post 151 certainly wishes Jean the best during her year as Commander. Another item that has been mentioned numerous times over the past year is the upcoming celebration of the One Hundred Year Anniversary of American Legion Cowel Post 151. Plans are being for the celebration. The date for the celebration is Friday Oct., 15, 2021. More details will follow regarding the activities but the Post is honored to have Dept. of Ohio Commander Jean Wilson as the guest of honor. Watch for more information as to the agenda but put the date on your calendar. It will certainly be a proud and special celebration. As you know that over the past few months the Post has been closed on Sundays. But, on Sunday. Aug., 22, 2021, the Post started opening once again. The hours of operation are from noon until 7:00 PM. There will be football games to watch, occasionally food will be available and good conversation will be had by all. Hopefully we see many members taking advantage of this. On Sept. 11, 2021 the Honor Guard will participate in a ceremony that will be honoring veterans at the Outdoor Learning Center located behind Gateway School And, on Friday Sept., 17, 2021, the annual POW/MIA Recognition Day Remembrance will be held at the Post beginning at 7:00 PM. Please put this date on your calendar and attend this special ceremony. Hopefully this finds everyone safe and feeling well. As mentioned, things are going well at Post 151 but we are hoping that the Legionnaires, the Aux. and the SAL reach their membership quota for 2022. See you at the Post………………..Stay safe!!

Regards,

Larry Latva, Commander