Commander’s Message – Dec 2017

December, 2017

Note from the Commander

Fellow Legionnaires, A Warm Christmas Greeting to all,

This year, like the previous three, have been filled with plenty of drama for our Post…offers to purchase the Post, counter-offers, visits to the Town Council Chambers to debate our fate, high level discussions and an Offer to Purchase from Woodfield Investments. Then, in a stunning turn of events, an offer to purchase the property for $7.9 million dollars from the Town of Chapel Hill. Our work is not yet done, nor will it be for the foreseeable future, but I could not be more proud of the effort made by all post members.

Shortly after the sale of our property, we formed several committees: the finance committee, the land acquisition committee, and the design committee. Each of these committees has been busy this entire year either looking for land, safe-guarding our finances, or designing our new Post. As a result of their effort, we have purchased a magnificent piece of property near White Cross on NC Highway 54; our design committee has given their preliminary design to an Architect for further refinement; and our finance committee has been investing our money in very secure investments for our future use.

If you have not attended a meeting within the last year, please return so you can learn all about our new facility. It will be “state-of-the-art” and be a guideline for all new Legion Posts around the country.

Enough business. We are now planning the Christmas Party for December 9, 2017. A special thanks to Bob Medred and his volunteers who have been planning this year’s party. While last year’s party was one of our best and an absolute success, I suspect this year’s party will be equally as elegant. Bob Medred will be asking for volunteers to help decorate the ball room and this is your chance to help your fellow legionnaires and share in our Post camaraderie. Please come help us decorate, we always have fun.

Our event schedule will be as follows. We will gather in the small meeting room for a social hour (a cheese and wine tasting event). Refreshments will be served and Christmas Carols will fill the air. We will then adjourn to our decorated Ball Room filled with poinsettias, Christmas music, and a formal catered dinner. There we will embrace dining with our friends and share stories of the present and past.

I look forward to seeing all Post members, wives, significant others, and invited guests.

With sincere wishes for a Very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.

William E. Munsee
Post Commander

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