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Carl Boyd Post 42 Newsletter

September 2019


Commanders Corner

"Our American Legion family is on a red-hot pace for an exciting year ahead. First, it's with humility I thank all those involved in the installation dinner in July. Our Legion family came together and threw a fantastic installation and dinner. We have a lot of big events coming around the corner, starting with the Fair in September. Please offer your assistance to Robert Turner (Fair Committee Chairman) in any way that you can to help make this year's Fair a bigger success than ever!  

The planning of the Centennial Celebration on October 12th is in full swing and will be a day to remember. The ALR, Auxiliary, SAL, and Post members all have events planned and we are rolling towards an epic day of fun, family and community. The evening will conclude with a semi-formal suit and tie Dining-In. Tickets and pricing for that event will be announced soon.  Our family will shine brightly and display the pride and patriotism that we as the American Legion family are known for.  

The learning curve has been steep, and the rewards will be even greater. I appreciate everyone's patience as the new officers begin serving in their new offices and learn their responsibilities. There will be bumps in the road, but communication will smooth out the vast majority of them.     

Lastly, the Centennial Coins have arrived! They are $20 and will be available for purchase beginning at the August meetings. There are only 100, so get one quickly!  Enjoy the rest of the summer and remember, We Are All In This Together!"

In His Service, Michael Schwartz



Auxiliary President’s Announcements


Welcome to the Ladies Auxiliary corner.

I am so excited about what we are going to do this year. We have a lot of things going on the next few months. I will be posting on Facebook and through email. Please make sure I have your correct email address. You can email me at jflowers5683@gmail.com.

Mark your calendars for a social tea party on 9/14 at 2:00 PM at Cindy Schwartz’s house. We just want to hang out and get to know everyone. I would also would like you to invite anyone who might be interested and eligible to join. I look forward to serving as your president this year and working together to serve our veterans and community.


For God and Country, Jennifer Flowers 




Sons of the American Announcements

I would just to like you all know that we are now having regular SAL meetings on the second Sunday of each month at 5:00 PM. It may be a little slow going while we get our feet under us and get back up to speed, but we will get there.

We also appreciate all the help, support, and mentorship that everyone has given us to make sure we do right to keep with the principals and beliefs of the American Legion.

The following are the new SAL officers for the 2020 year:

 Blake Heath Commander, Teddy Abernathy SR. Vice Commander, Scotty Heath Jr. Vice Commander, Jody Lockheart Adjutant, Matt McManas Finance Officer, Jacob Flowers Sargent-at-Arms, Todd Haygood Chaplin, and Bruce Hofmeister Historian.    

As always we are looking for members. Dual and Junior memberships are $10 a year and normal SAL memberships are $30.


Director of the American Legion Riders


Greetings Post 42!

Our ALR chapter is up and running. We have 10 interested Post members

that have signed up so far. Membership in the ALR is FREE. We are looking for more riders and spouses to join us. Please pass the word. Our basic eligibility requirements are:

Members must hold membership in and be in good standing with The American Legion,

American Legion Auxiliary or Sons of The American Legion. Members must be legally registered motorcycle owners or be the legally registered owners spouse within the state of registration.

All operators must be properly licensed and insured per state laws. All members must obey motor-vehicle laws in the state in which they are operating a motorcycle or riding as a passenger. We are in the process of polling members to determine best dates to meet and to ride. As we grow we can begin adding our contribution in charity events, regional and state rides, parade representation and events and such. More to follow for sure.

Useful links: https://www.legion.org/riders and http://www.post42cartersvillega.org/index.php?id=40 and http://www.dogalr.org/index.php?id=1


Thank you

Mike “Spike” Metelko

mmetelko1@gmail.com / 727-519-6428

ALR Director, Post 42



Committee Announcements

 House Committee


Just a quick note that we are trying to get the facilities in good shape prior to the fair and our 100 year anniversary. Please pardon our progress and let us know if you see anything or have something that you feel needs to be addressed.


Property Committee


The roll-up doors in the fair building have been fixed and are now working properly. Lights in the armory have been replaced along with other lights in the building. External lights are being worked on now. The broken window in the lower building has been replaced. We are still in the process with the city about replacing the old Legion sign with a new LED one and everything is going well with it so far. General maintance is always going on. 


Fair Committee


The Fair will be here next month. September 25 thru the 29th. We have 5 sponsors lined up and are looking for more.

We have Peachtree Rides, All-American Petting Zoo and Fearless Flores just like last year. We also have Troy, the Carving Cop, to do chainsaw wood carving demonstrations.

If you've always volunteered at the Fair, Thank-You. We hope you will help us again this year. If you've never had the pleasure, you don't know what you've missed. Sunny (we hope) days and cool nights with some of your best friends and fellow veterans. Remember, we use Fair revenue to support our programs. If you want to beat the rush of volunteers.....call Doug Simpson at 678 431 1420.

Hope to see you there....Robert Turner