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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.  

We are saddened by the loss of our long-time Post Chaplain and Historian, Richard Gilliam, who went to be with our Lord.  A memorial service was held on Saturday, September 18, 2021, at the International Bible Church, 2369 Benrus Road, located at the corner of Benrus and Ingram Roads. Many post officers and executive committee members attended.  The funeral was held at Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery, Shelter 5, on October 12, 2021 at 9:45 AM.

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.

NOTICE:  DUE TO A GRILL FIRE, THE Golden Corral AT 5071 N.W. LOOP 410 WILL BE CLOSED THROUGH NOVEMBER FOR REMODELING.  

Congratulations to all the new Post Officers elected this past June.  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 will also be sworn in:  J C Smith, Lloyd Adams, Stanley Meyer, and Robert Herrick.  

The post is looking for a member to update our website.  If you have experience and would like to take on the job of Webmaster, please contact the interim Webmaster, Richard Wood, at (210) 827-7985.

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.   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 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.  The Post also has a GoFundMe website, https://gofund.me/bcf54131.

Credit Unions For Kids and Children's Miracle Network Hospitals are sponsoring a "Play-A-Round" 24th Annual Golf Tournament on Monday, September 13, 2021.  All proceeds benefit the Children's Hospital of San Antonio Foundation, a member of the Children's Miracle Network Hospitals.  If you are interested in being a sponsor or player, whether as a single or team, please contact our Commander Spencer Spriesterbach at 210-823-1416.  He has the necessary forms and sponsor information.  Also, see our Facebook page for more information

We had our semi-annual fall cleanup of the Audie L. Murphy Memorial Highway (a portion of Evers Road) on September 25, 2021.  There was a good crowd of old and new members enjoying fresh breakfast tacos on a cool, but sunny morning.  Then a brisk walk up and down Evers Road to help digest the tacos and pick up trash along the way.  Please mark your calendars for next April 2022 when we will again come together for this purpose.

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 20th District Fall Convention took place on Oct 9, 2021 from 0900 - 1630 hrs, at Bicentennial Post 579, 3002 Gunsmoke, San Antonio, Tx.  
  •     The 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 October 5th, we have 405 or just over 45% 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 11 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 next Executive Committee Meeting will be held on Tue, November 2nd, in the recreation room, lower level, Brookdale Senior Living Center, 5331 Hamilton Wolfe Road.  The October general membership meeting will be held on the 20th 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:

October 20, 2021

November 17, 2021

January 19, 2022

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.  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.

  • A trip is in the offering, if enough interest is shown, to the Nimitz Museum in Fredericksburg, TX.  Contact Lloyd Adams at 210-381-3427 if you would like to get on his list.  The bus holds 56 passengers. 
  •       Eagle Pass Casino trip is in the works; more to follow.

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 15 October 2021

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