Proposed Bylaw changes – VOTE April 17th

Apple Valley American Legion Post 1776

Proposed Constitution and Bylaw Changes:

In general, replace the title “Club Manager” with “General Manager” throughout the document.

ARTICLE III – EXECUTIVE BOARD – Section 3 – add new item f):

f) The Board will have final approval for termination of the General Manager or the Business Manager upon recommendation of the Operations Group.

ARTICLE IV – OPERATIONS GROUP – Section 2 – item a):

All members shall be notified by mail email or telephone at least two (2) days in advance of any special meeting.”

ARTICLE IV – OPERATIONS GROUP – Section 3 – merge items b) and c) and renumber the remaining subparagraphs:

Item b) …… “ for all financial affairs of the clubroom and kitchen, including purchasing, maintaining, sale and disposal of all clubroom and kitchen properties, per limits as defined in Article VIII, Section 3 1.”

ARTICLE V – ELECTIONS, INSTALLATIONS, etc. – Section 5 – add item c):

Item c) “ Because of the potential issues either real or perceived related to conflict of interest, favoritism or the potential for a stressful work environment, no member may serve on any board or committee of this Post that has oversight of an employee that is a relative of the member. For the purpose of this policy, relative means husbands, wives, live-in partners, domestic partners, parents, children, siblings, in-laws, cousins, aunts and uncles of both marital and step relationships.”


..”except the Nominating Committee, of which he or she is not a member, unless he has completed a previous term as Commander.


Delete Section 1 as duplicate to the “CONSTITUTION – ARTICLE VI – FINANCE” and replace with the following to define in one place the various expenditure authorization levels and delete all others throughout the document.)

Section 1. Post 1776 non-operational expenditures (i.e., capital equipment, repairs, remodeling) limits are as follows:

Up To

General Manager $ 500.00

Operations Group

Normal 2,500.00

Emergency 5,000.00

Commander and Finance Officer 10,000.00

Executive Board 30,000.00

Section 3. Delete Item a) and renumber the remaining subparagraphs.

Standing Rules of Apple Valley Post 1776

GAMBLING COMMITTEE – Add new item (l)

(l) The Gambling Manager shall have final approval over all Gambling Employee hiring and firing upon recommendation of the Assistant Gambling Manager.


Delete Items (h) and (m) and renumber remaining items.

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SAL Meat Raffle and Horse Races Saturday 04-14!

The Sons of the Legion are hosting a meat raffle and horse racing starting at 11:00am this Saturday at Post 1776! Lost of good fun, entertainment and friends at the Legion. Won’t you join us? Drive safe in this rare April snow storm!

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Happy Easter! The Post is closed today…

Have a blessed day.

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03-15-2018 BYTR Dinner was packed!

We had a great turn out for the Beyond the Yellow Ribbon Military Appreciation dinner last Thursday 3/15/2018. The place was packed with veterans and their spouses and families.

We had some great speakers at the event and a rousing rendition of I’m Proud to Be an American.

The next BYTR dinner for veterans will be on April 19th at 5:00pm. You must call to reserve your place at the dinner table! Please call  952-923-5014 and leave a message with your name and the number of people in your party. Glen has asked that you RSVP BEFORE the day of the dinner (I think he was speaking to me!)

Remember the dinners are made possible through voluntary donations.



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St. Patrick’s Day Sat. 3-17-2018

We’ve got a full buffet planned for St. Patrick’s Day. Corned Beef, potatoes and more.

The buffet runs from 11 am to 4 pm. There will NOT be breakfast served on St. Patrick’s Day as we will be getting the buffet ready.

So come on in and find your own pot o’ gold with our buffet.

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Blood Drive Monday 03/12/2018 12pm – 6pm

Blood drive this Monday from 12pm to 6pm.

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Saturday! Auxiliary Horse Racing and Meat Raffle

The Legion Auxiliary will be hosting a meat raffle and horse racing this Saturday. The fun starts at 11:00 am at Post 1776!

Lots of good fun, entertainment and friends at the Legion. Won’t you join us?


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Post 1776 Open! Open Mic cancelled.

Open Mic has been cancelled due to the snow storm, but we ARE STAYING OPEN! Texas Hold ‘Em begins at 8pm.

Drive safe!

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Tonight it’s Wednesday Bingo!

It is BINGO night tonight starting at 7pm.

So stop on in and join us!

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Members Only Chili Cook Off Now Over!

And the winners were:
1) Jack Hanna
2) Jose Snachez (Legion Cook)
3) Commander Carla Tappainer

Congratulations to the winners. But the real winners… were the judges (I was one of them). We had all the chili we could eat! I am already looking forward to next year’s cook off.

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