Commander's Message

April 2018

What a great early bird dinner! It was such a good time of great fellowship, food, fun, and dancing! It really sparked a sense of urgency to act on our vision of having our own post. Well done, Sheri! 

We are working diligently creating ideas to raise capital to fund the launch of our own post. One is the sporting goods raffle. Sales are going well, and I would like to encourage everyone to help sell the tickets as soon as possible. Let’s run through the finish line and not let up. 

We should have all the details for the Harley Davidson raffle at the May meeting. 

We are formalizing a joint letter from Post 372, Squadron 372, Riders 372, and Unit 372 to be distributed to all of the posts in Florida asking them to contribute to our building fund. Each post that donates will be recognized by displaying their names at the entrance of our new post. My hopes are high that every post will be generous, and we will be excellent receivers.

We are actively looking for the right location and continually working on the Post 372 Brand. I am starting to imagine what it will be like to have the next early bird dinner at our own post: We walk in and smell the food cooking, the air is smoke-free, the bathrooms are clean, the bar is stocked, the music is playing, cold beer and tasty spirits are being served, and boisterous laughter fills the air as we come together and celebrate. Cheers!

For God and Country,


Alan Painter


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