Commander’s Corner (January 2024)

By Alyson Teeter

Welcome to 2024, Comrades! If you’re a new or returning member, check out what we accomplished in 2023 in our annual report below. We had a very active year serving veterans and the community and we will continue the momentum into the new year. My primary focus will shift to membership and how we can activate members to participate more with the post. We are a volunteer-driven organization and we can’t be successful in doing more for veterans without a thriving community of #StillServing comrades.  

Happening this month is another opportunity to connect with the Five and Five discussion group at 5 p.m. on Jan.18, which also happens to be our monthly social night. Come for some meaningful connection and stay for our a family-friendly movie and popcorn at our first ever Movie Night Social. Our quarterly blood drives, in partnership with BloodWorksNW, will continue this year and our first for 2024 is at the post on Jan. 25. 

I’ve saved the bad news for last, which is the dissolution of our Post 3063 Auxiliary. The Post 3063 Auxiliary President, Sean Peat, resigned his position last month and nobody was able to take on the position vacancy. Thus the auxiliary voted to suspend its charter. On behalf of the post, I want to thank Sean for taking on the daunting task of leading the fledgling organization. He helped bring it back to an active status for the last couple years and the small but mighty auxiliary did a lovely job of supporting veterans and Post 3063. Thank you again to the auxiliary and know that our post family members and friends can still make a positive impact serving veterans regardless of auxiliary status.