Commander`s Corner-Nov 2017

Commander’s Corner

We are the second largest expat organization at lakeside and as important as membership is, that is not what makes it possible to do what we do. It is the events that keep the doors open, allows us to help veterans, support charities, and provide services to you.

Events are dependent on volunteers and many are doing better at volunteering, willing to help, but not enough are willing to take charge of an event. Our veteran event chair persons are willing to help with an event and teach you what you need to know to run a successful function.

The Chair of an event is the coordinator, you are not expected to do it all yourself, there are always plenty of people willing to help. You get someone to find the musical entertainment, another to do the tickets, advertising, set-up, decorations, someone to see about the meal…. You make sure it is all done, correct and in a timely manner. You are in charge and the one responsible. You make the decisions and within reason, of course you have free range as to how you make the event happen.

You don’t need any previous knowledge or experience to run an event. You need willingness and determination and you will be a successful event chair. Once you have a good event under your belt you’ll realize how easy it can be.

If you are interested in running an event let me, the Adjutant or Auxiliary President know and we’ll get you set-up with an event.

We would like to give a special thank you to local merchants that donated to our Veterans Day event: Christine Hair Salon, Trip’s Burger, Tango’s Restaurant, Roberto’s Restaurant, La Bodega Restaurant, OXXO, and Body Shop.

Thank you

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