Ahwatukee Post 64 is here to support you and your family!

 Post 64 meets monthly (3rd Weds) at the Ahwatukee Recreation Center

Join us on for Our Monthly Membership Meeting

MARCH 20th at 4PM 

SPRINGFEST FUNDRAISER

TICKETS ARE BEING SOLD @ THE ARC

Monday - Thursday & Saturday 9AM-11AM / Friday 4:30PM - 6:30PM
(Please see Mark, Peter, or Craig @ the ARC)
(Or CONTACT Post Commander Brenda Smull@ bsmull@me.com for ticket arrangements) 

We received a donation of Infrared Thermometers & N-95 masks and will hand them out to all who are interested. 


2023-2024 Post Officers:

Commander: Brenda Smull
1st Vice Commander: Al Hunter
2nd Vice Commander: Pete Meier
Adjutant: Roddy Charlton
Chaplain: Rebecca Schmidt
Treasurer: Jay Hendrix
SGT of Arms: Mark Shillinger
Service Officer: Craig Annis

CommanderAppointed Position:

Post Information Officer/Webmaster: David Green

Upcoming Events: 

  • 03/09- AWATUKEE POST 64 & AUXILIARY presents SPRINGFEST FUNDRAISER DINNER/DANCE. GOLD SPONORS: SEMPER-FI Heating & Cooling.                     Mar. 9- 5:30PM-9:30PM @ The ARC $30/person. Live Music by MMK. Catered      meal by Rigatony’s BYOB. 50/50 Raffle & Prizes, profits will benefit local veterans  and their families. Reserve tickets, contact Brenda @ bsmull@me.com or you can purchase tickets VIA Eventbrite link below. Mark, Peter, & Craig will be selling tickets at the ARC. Monday - Thursday & Saturday 9AM-11AM & FRIDAY 4:30PM - 6:30PM

  • Spring Fest Fundraiser American Legion Post 64 Tickets, Sat, Mar 9, 2024 at 5:30 PM | Eventbrite

  • 03/13- Executive Committee Meeting @ 4PM

  • 03/20- Monthly Membership Business Meeting 4PM to 5PM @ ARC on the PATIO. Come Enjoy for Camaraderie and Refreshments afterward

 Please support our sponsor!

What a wonderful way to show support for our post and be a focal point! Wear your Cap!

Pictures of the 2024 District 12 Rehab Event!

Photo Credit: Steve Smull

Photo Credit: Steve Smull

Photo Credit: Steve Smull

CRAIG'S WORDS AND QUOTES OF WISDOM

"Gratitude’s the Attitude, the feeling, the emotion that keeps afloat our tiny boat, that bears us across the rough at times ocean of Life.

Gratitude for all that is, the good, the bad, the puzzling.

And letting be, how others be without all our begrudging. 

Tis gratitude, not platitudes that speaks the magic potion, the magnitude of gratitude that will keep our World in motion.

Let us All be Grateful!"

FIRST SOCIAL MIXER OF 2024!

The Native Grill provided great drinks flowing. Wings and pizza were enjoyed!

Camaraderie Shared!

 

3 NEW MEMBERS JOINED THE POST AT THE SOCIAL MIXER!

Welcome our 3 NEWEST members to the Post.

Great start to the new year 2024!

JANUARY 20TH - Adopt-A-Street Warner & Elliot Loop

Volunteer to keep your community clean!

Volunteers meet at 8:00 AM at the Safeway parking lot on 48th Street and Elliot Road. They walked the Elliot/Warner Loop with members on both sides of the street picking up trash and garbage. 

 

Medial Equipment Donations

Larry Lytch, a member of the post donated a medical bed and a person lift to Post 64.

Partnering with the Arizona PVA to assist veterans in finding free medical equipment for their needs. Reach out if we can assist in any way in finding medical equipment needs.

Our leadership was amazing in coming together and making the movement happen. The equipment was then donated to another veteran in need of those medical devices/equipment. Needing Medical Equipment, Contact Us. We will see if we are able to assist.

Celebration of Life

ALICE MAYNARD


July 30, 1938 - August 20, 2023


Photo Credit: Steve Smull

Photo Credit: Steve Smull

GONE BUT NOT FORGOTTEN! Thank you for everything that you did for Post 64, Alice Maynard.

Photo Credit: Steve Smull

"Somebody Cares"

"Buddy Checks Let Veterans know 'somebody cares' - The American Legion

Buddy Checks let veterans know ‘somebody cares’ | The American Legion


Photo Credit: Steve Smull

Have you checked out the article?

Our VSO Craig Annis was recognized by the National American Legion for his commitment to our post and members initiating the "Buddy Checks" program within our post.

Legion Article

Photo Credit: Steve Smull

Three different generations of veterans all serving in different conflicts/wars.   

Vietnam - Desert Storm - Operation Iraqi Freedom

[Pictured left to right- Craig Annis (VSO), David Green (PIO), Brenda Smull (COMDR), Pete Meier (2nd VICE)]

Photo Credit: Steve Smull

SUGGESTIONS?

SUBMIT YOUR SUGGESTIONS BELOW

SUGGESTION BOX:

THOUGHTS FROM A POST 64 MEMBER

One of our members maintains her own Blog and would like to share some pieces she has written for special occasions

about veterans and the American Legion.  We thank her for her truly kind words.


Strong Connections, Healthy Brain (click on this link)

Opening Opportunities for Veterans-The American Legion Act (click on this link)


March to May 2019 Remembrance (click on this link)


Strengthening our Social Fabric (click on this link)

 WELCOME TO AHWATUKEE 


The Ahwatukee community takes up 35.8 square miles and is located in south Phoenix. It is bordered on the north by South Mountain Park, on the south by the Gila River Indian reservation, on the east by Interstate 10 and on the west by state owned land. At one point, there were 32 gold and silver mines registered in this area.


In 1921, Dr. W.V.B. Ames, a dentist and inventor, bought 2,000+ acres from the state and built a residence. It was known to locals as "the castle," then called "Casa de Suenos" or "House of Dreams". In 1935, Helen Brinton bought a portion of the land and named it Ahwatukee (AH-WA-TOO-KEE), a Crow Indian
word for "House of Dreams". In the late 1950's, International Harvester purchased acreage south of the mountain to use as a proving ground. Presley Development purchased most of the original ranch land in 1971 and opened the master planned community of Ahwatukee. There is now nothing left of the original ranch residence.


The area including Ahwatukee, Mountain Park Ranch and The Foothills was renamed "Ahwatukee Foothills Village" in 1991. Today, as one of the fastest growing areas, its population now stands at more than 88,500. Residents have one of the highest incomes, averaging $96,700 per household and enjoy many
amenities including great weather, plenty of sunshine, gorgeous landscapes, golf courses, miles of trails and South Mountain Park (one of the largest city parks in the United States) it's easy to see why the community has grown so quickly.


The Kyrene Elementary School District, Tempe High School District, numerous preschools, charter schools and private schools provide educational services to area children. Adult extension classes are offered through neighboring universities and community colleges.


Real estate values are diversified from moderately priced one-bedroom condominiums to multi-million-dollar homes. The area also includes an active retirement community.

"taken from the Ahwatukee Foothills News "

 OUR POST HOME

AHWATUKEE, ARIZONA 
AMERICAN LEGION POST 64
C/0 THE AHWATUKEE RECREATION CENTER 
5001 EAST CHEYENNE DRIVE 
PHOENIX (AHWATUKEE), ARIZONA 85044-1706
We have no Post Home, but our meetings are held at the 
Ahwatukee Recreation Center each month 
(except during the summer months of July and August), on the third Wednesday at 1600 hours in the main Ballroom.
Veterans of all branches are cordially invited to attend.  Annual dues are $35.00.
Approximate membership of two hundred.
Post 64 was established in 1993 as part of the Nation's largest wartime veterans service organization aimed at advocating patriotism across the U.S. through diverse programs and member benefits.  Nationally, the American Legion provides life-changing assistance and guidance for veterans, military personnel, their families, and communities every day around the world.  Help comes in the form of personal assistance, cash grants, donated goods, disaster relief, labor, networking, volunteerism, and advocacy.  Post 64 supports these efforts, plus the following projects and areas of assistance in Ahwatukee:
-Color Guard leads the Ahwatukee Easter Parade and presents the Colors for many other events

-Honor Guard conducts memorials for fallen veterans

-Collection of used flags and proper retirement

-Benefits Assistance

-Family and Community Support

-Local School Outreach

-High School Oratorical Contest and Awards

-Arizona Boys State

-Local School Awards and Scholarships

-Homeless Outreach

-Comfort for the Recovering

-Financial Support

-Volunteer Opportunities

-Honor and Remembrance (POW-MIA)

-Adopt-a-Street, Elliot-Warner Loop clean-up

-U.S.O. Support

Support our Troops with packages shipped to veterans deployed or overseas.