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Audie L. Murphy Post No.336

San Antonio, Texas

Spencer Spriesterbach, Commander
 
Department Of Texas American Legion website

Dear American Legion Audie L. Murphy Post No. 336 Member:  

Welcome to all new and returning members from all the Post Officers and Members.  

Donations are being accepted for American Legion Programs.  Please contact the Commander to contribute. We are a 501c (Tax-Exempt) veterans organization and receipts will be given for contributions. We have given donations to The "Blue Santa" organization in Leon Valley, the "Camp Corral" organization, Cub Scout Pack 485, the Fisher Houses at the Audie L. Murphy VA Hospital and at the Wilford Hall location, Lackland AFB, and the Military Veterans Day Parade Association, to name just a few.  We also have a medical scholarship program set up at the University of Texas San Antonio, medical campus.  We are already committing $500.00 to the first of many recipients:

The American Legion Audie L. Murphy Post No. 336 presented it’s first medical endowment scholarship to Cassandra Bullock a US Army veteran.  The medical scholarship for veterans is named American Legion Post No. 336 Endowment Scholarship in Memory of Irwin Barath.  Irwin was a longtime Post member and was instrumental along with Post member JC Smith and Gwen Notestine, UT Health San Antonio, in its creation

NOTICE:  DUE TO A GRILL FIRE, THE Golden Corral AT 5071 N.W. LOOP 410 WILL BE CLOSED THROUGH NOVEMBER FOR REMODELING.  THE PLANNED REOPENING WAS SCHEDULED FOR DECEMBER 1, 2021.  HOWEVER, AT THIS TIME, NO OPENING DATE HAS BEEN ANNOUNCED.  WE WILL KEEP YOU POSTED. 

Congratulations to all the new Post Officers.  They are Spencer Spriesterbach, Commander; Erika Betancourt, 1st Vice Commander; Roy Mendez, 2nd Vice Commander, Michael Mayes, 3rd Vice Commander; Norman Mahan, Adjutant; Walter Geraghty, Judge Avocate; Richard Wood, Finance Officer; Robert Jenkins, Assistant Finance Officer; Lawrence Brown, Chaplain; Brigido "Brig" Gutierrez, Historian; Ricardo Castro, Sergeant-at-arms; Webmaster Richard Wood.  The following executive committee members were also sworn in at our General Membership meeting this past September:  J C Smith, Lloyd Adams, Stanley Meyer, and Robert Herrick.  

Our new Webmaster is Post 336 member and Cub Scout Pack 485 Leader James Fleming.  We are looking forward to a new webpage created by James.  We will keep you posted.

Everyone is encouraged to sign up at least one new member for the Post.  The American Legion 2022 year began on July 1st.  Save $100.00 by becoming a Paid-Up-For-Life member!  Welcome to all our new members and thank you, everyone, for making our membership drive a success!  Please contact our Commander, Spencer Spriesterbach at 210-823-1416 to see what you can do to support this effort. 

Please keep sharing our programs and “Just Ask” someone to join.  We are currently recruiting for the 2022 year; we have a goal of 891 paid members and are just over 59%.   Post 336 dues are still $42. Please go online to the American Legion site, mylegion.org, to renew or contact the Post Adjutant, Norman Mahan at 210 833-7703.

We now are on Facebook; search for "Audie L. Murphy American Legion Post 336" in FB. The site is now "OPEN" to the public to view.

Our Auxiliary is recruiting new members, as well. Their Membership/Renewal Person is Margaret Ozuna, and she can be contacted at alaunit336@texaspost336.org. Cost of membership for a year is $34.00. 


 The Post mailing address:

Audie L Murphy Post 336

P.O. Box 682025

San Antonio, TX  78268

For more information, please call 210-823-1416.

Commander's email: commander@texaspost336.org

For God and Country 

Spencer Spriesterbach, Commander


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Upcoming Events and Changes 

The Audie L. Murphy Post 336 annual Christmas Party was held Saturday, December 18, 2021 beginning at Alamo Post 2, 3518 Fredericksburg Rd, San Antonio, TX, 78201. A BBQ dinner was catered by El Monte Restaurant in Leon Valley and served by Post 336 Auxiliary members and several volunteers.  The evening was filled with music by a local DJ, various games for young and old alike, and door prize drawings until all donations were gone.  We had a really good time!

We will conduct a "Buddy Check" on January 22, 2022, from 1000 to 1200 hours at Aligned Mortgage, 5590 Summit Parkway, San Antonio, TX.  Please join me, Richard Wood, there and we will call fellow members just to see how they're doing and if they need any assistance.  No pressure calls.  Any questions?  Call me at (210) 827-7985 or email me at rw00d54@swbell.net.  Don't make me to this alone!!

The Post was gifted a 1942 Willys Jeep in 2019.  We have been in the restoration process and are working to completely fund this project.  To that end, we will have a "Silent Auction" at our December 18, 2021 Post Christmas Party for two gift baskets, hopefully filled with Lotto scratch off tickets and gift cards generously donated by our membership.  We are also asking that our membership make a donation directly to our Jeep Restoration Chairperson, Lloyd Adams, (210) 381-3427, email lloydadams@satx.rr.com,  or to our Finance Officer, Richard Wood, (210) 827-7985, email rw00d54@swbell.net. 

Please mark your calendars for next April 2022 (exact day as yet to be determined) when we will again come together to spruce up the Audie L. Murphy Memorial Highway (portion of Evers Rd).

Want better Primary Care?  Want personalized Veteran-Centric health services that are catered to YOUR needs?  Then let's build it together - please take a survey and let's get to work building something you deserve!  We are Veteran Centric-Health Services and we want to understand Veteran healthcare preferences. Enter this link, take a short survey and you have a chance to wind a $100 gift card :  https://tinyurl.com/bexaral.

God & Country Above All Things


Upcoming Conventions

From Al Alford, District 20 Hubmaster:

  •     The Department of Texas Midwinter DEC will be held January 19-23, 2022, at the Austin Southpark Hotel, 4140 Governors Row, Austin, TX 78744.
  •     The 20th District Spring Convention will be held April 23-24, 2022, at Alamo Post 2 on Fredericksburg Road.  Start time and cost per delegate still to be determined.

   


  • Note:   Post 2 is holding a drive-thru fish fry every Friday 1600 hrs to 1900 hrs. Cost: $9.00 for two fish fillets, large fries, hush puppies, and a drink.

            Condiments are included with the meal. Excellent meal!  Please spread the word and support Post 2.


The latest numbers in our recruiting:

Our Goal is 891 or more paid up members for 2022.  As of January 20th, we have 537 or just over 60% of our goal.

We are currently reaching out to Post 345 for prospective transfers in an effort to meet our membership goals.  To date, we have 21 confirmed transfers.

If you have questions or need help signing up a new member, please contact:

Commander Spriesterbach @ 210-823-1416 or Walter Geraghty @ 210-508-1959

Carry a membership application with you & ask a Veteran to join the largest Veteran organization in the country!



Please review Upcoming Events and Changes above so as not to miss important news!



>> Membership Meetings <<

The January general membership meeting will be held on January 19th at 1900 hours in the Leon Valley Elementary School Cafeteria.  

The Leon Valley Elementary School principal has set the following dates for our General Membership meetings in the school cafeteria:  All dates are Wednesdays at 7 pm, so mark your calendars accordingly:

February 16, 2022

March 23, 2022

April 20, 2022

May 18, 2022

Current Post Fundraisers:

We had three membership booths this past Spring  the Golden Corral Buffet & Grill, 5071 NW Loop 410 before the kitchen fire closed this facility.  We received over $400 in cash donations at these events with all the proceeds going to the Jeep Restoration Fund. We also had a booth set up outside Bubbas 33 at I-410 and Military Drive on November 12th and then on Saturday, November 13th, we were set up at Bikini Off Roads, 7227 Eckhart Rd, Leon Valley, collecting $147.00 to our Jeep Fund.   If you would like to make a tax-free donation to the Post or to the jeep fund, please contact the

Post Finance Officer Richard Wood @ 210-827-7985 or email rw00d54@swbell.net.

 

Our location for Texas Charitable Bingo is 2716 Fredericksburg Road.  The bingo days are Thursday and Friday nights at 6:00-10:30 p.m. We do not have to provide volunteers or work during bingo, so go and enjoy the bingo games.  Please do NOT wear any identifying American Legion clothing or pins including your ball cap or formal hat. 

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Spencer Spriesterbach, Commander  Phone: 210-823-1416

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Last Updated 22 January 2022

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