Richard W. Townsend Post 84


Edition 16,  September 1, 2018                                                                                              Editor  Larry LaVerne

You have something to share with your American Legion Post 84 members?  Send me pictures and a paragraph or two and if appropriate, I will get it into the bulletin.    Vice Commander Larry LaVerne (530) 885-1428  Email:  POST84LAVERNE@GMAIL.COM

September Meeting Schedule - Our first meeting in September will be Wednesday, September 26th.  This will be our Social Dinner and will be Pot Luck.  This is a special evening as our Boys State participant for 2018 will be there to tell of his experiences.  Mike Holmes will also give us a short introduction about the Boys State Program.  Bring our partner and or guest as this will be a fun evening.  Open bar 5pm, dinner 6pm.

American Legion Phone App - I down loaded the new American Legion Mobile Phone app to my cell phone.  Now no matter where I am, as long as I have an internet connection, I can check to see what is going on with the American Legion.  You can get more information and see how to down load by logging onto

Auburn Cruise Night - Friday night, August 10th our volunteers out at the Auburn Cruise Night were treated to some really great entertainment provided by the Auburn Big Band Ensemble.  The band was located right across the street from our booth so lots of folks were attracted to our location.

We had some great volunteers Friday night, Dave George, Tim Worley, and Bob Matherly.

Volunteering to help next door at the Wreaths Across America Info booth was Kristie Cantrell, Bonnie Potter and Mike Holmes.  Having our members out there getting the information to the public about the American Legion and Wreaths Across America is just one service you can volunteer for.  We only have one more Auburn Cruise Night this year, September 14th.  Come out and give us a hand or just stop by and say hi to your fellow American Legion members.  Monty and Gretchen stopped by to say Hi!

Friday Fly Days - We participated in the last Friday Fly Days for the year August 17th.  Christian Watt, the booth coordinator for the event sent us a really nice note indicating that the Auburn Airport was very glad that the American Legion Post 84 participated in every Friday Fly Day.  A quote from his note to us,  "This month we were even able to fundraise more than any of our previous events!  I would just like to say thank you so much for helping make this last month of Friday Flydays one of the most successful ones yet!" Christian Watt.

Thanks to all our volunteers Mike Schredl, Kristie Cantrell, Peter Hidalgo, and Monty Hecker!  Good job and many thanks for the hours spent introducing the American Legion Post 84!

Placer High School AL Info Booth - We have permission to set up a info table at the home games held at Placer High.  First games 9/7 and 9/28.  We will be sending out an Email for volunteers to help.

VA Identification Card - August 25th we held a class at the Legion Hall where we attempted to help members get signed up to receive the new Veterans Identification Card.  I had gone through the process on my PC successfully but realized that for those who were not PC jocks or photo bugs, this might be a rather difficult process.

There were several Post 84 members who showed up and as you would have it, things did not go as planned.  We did get the digital photo's as needed but the one thing that was missing was I needed everyone to bring his cell phone.  I failed to let them know that so we didn't get the job done.  In communicating with the VA on this they agreed with me that you have to have a cell phone or be at your home phone in order to receive security codes.  Ok, we got that now so I'm planning to work with the folks and give it another try.

WAA Ceremony December 15th - Yes, the December 15th Wreaths Across America Ceremony is coming up!  Our very own Bonnie Potter will be hosting the event where we will be laying living balsam wreaths onto our Veterans graves here at the Old and New Cemeteries.  Have you sponsored a wreath yet?  To do so just stop by the Hall and pick up a pamphlet which has the order form.  $15 for a beautiful wreath to place on a grave site.  $5 of that $15 comes back to the Post!  Be a part of Auburn History, sponsor a wreath and come to the Ceremony December 15th.  Deadline for wreaths is November 11th!  Call me if you need more info.

Yes, it's time to start thinking about the American Legion Centennial.  This is a once in a lifetime celebration, we need to be thinking about how we can make March, 2019 memorable for our Post 84 members and our community.  Send me your ideas and thoughts.

Sick Call - Our Chaplin, Kristie Cantrell, would really appreciate it if you would let her know via Email any info you might have about a member who is ill or recently deceased.  She is tasked with reporting this information at our Business Meetings so that all of us might know how our members and their families are fairing.  She can be Emailed at

Post 84 Adjutant - Our Post is still in search of a member who would like to step up to the job of being our Post Adjutant.  Court Bradbury, our current Adjutant, has been at the job for many years and would like to train someone to take over the reins.  This is a position that is very important to our Post and the individual who accepts this position will need to be reliable and willing to take the time and make the effort to learn the ropes.  For a full listing of Adjutant duties, log onto  :

How to Renew Your AL Membership Online - Our 2019 membership cards are now at the Adjutants office.  You can renew your membership for the 2019 period now by going on line to   Click on the blue button that says "Renew Now."  Have your current card handy and follow the on screen instructions.  I will be releasing an Email to all members with detailed instructions on how to renew online.  Renewing online is our preferred option, however, you can also renew by contacting Court Bradbury at the Veterans Hall (530) 889-8574.

The 2018 card will be out of date at the end of December.  Your 2017 card expired the end of December 2017.  If your current card is dated 2017, you need to renew your membership as soon as possible.  Your 2018 card will expire at the end of December 2018.  Need help renewing online?  Call me, (530) 885-1428.


100 East St., Auburn, CA 95603
(530) 889-8574



One of the benefits of being an Post 84 Legionnaire is that if you have a large event, Wedding, Anniversary or Birthday and need a place to hold the event. If you are a paid up member the Post will either sponsor the event (therefore it's free to you) or will arrange for you to receive up to a 50% discount for using the hall. If you need use of the bar for your planned event, and if I (Court) am available, we'll open the bar. Again utilize the contact page and give Court a call.

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