ORLAND MEMORIAL POST 111

AMERICAN LEGION

Commander's Call

November is a big push month for membership. You need to have your dues paid before the end of DECEMBER so your Legion life insurance does not expire. If your house burns down on Jan. 2nd and dues are not paid, the legion will not send you a check to help you and your family.


Thanksgiving is upon us once again. When you and your family get togetherfor the Holidays ahead, stay safe and be responsible for everyone’s health.


At our last officers meeting, several decisions were made regarding the post via vote.


First, we decided to postpone the Friday drawings until the first of the year and see how many members return to the post on Fridays in 2021. We will decide at that time if we need to hold off longer or just go with it no matter how many members show up.


Due to the virus, and restrictions on how many people we can have at a venue, the post has decided to cancel this year’s CHRISTMAS party. It is unfortunate but necessary to do this. 


Finally, we voted not to do a fund raiser for Veteran’s Day. We were considering doing a poppy day instead of Jelly Bellies but we were not getting good feedback from the stores. We will assess the situation for next Memorial day. 


On Veterans Day we will do the service for the village. Be at city hall at 10:30 amfor ceremony to start at 11:00 am.


The first Monday of every month there is a free breakfast for all veterans at Blueberry Hill Restaurant in Homer Glen from 7:00am to 8:30, Sponsored by State Farm. 


Some of our members have been going to the Orland Oasis restaurant on Wednesdays for breakfast between 8:30 and 9:00  located on 143rd street, just west of the Metra line. Hope to see you there.


Take care and have a safe and Happy Holiday season. Remember if you need help with anything, we are only a phone call away.


Until next month!



Thomas Chambers, Post Commander

Orland Memorial Post 111