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Sad Tidings Sherie Mercier

It is with great sadness that I have been asked to share the passing of Sherie Mercier (Elizabeth), Past District 8 Commander and Past Area B Vice Commander for the Department of Arizona. Sherie passed away July 15, 2020 following an extended illness.

She is survived by loving family and friends including her beloved husband Mark, with whom she recently celebrated her 25th wedding anniversary.

Due to the COVID-19 situation private services will be held on Saturday July 18, 2020 at the Greenwood Mortuary for immediate family. Sherie will then be laid to rest at St Anthony’s Greek Orthodox Monastery in Florence, Arizona.

In lieu of flowers please consider a contribution to Exaltation of the Holy Cross Church, 3710 W Greenway Rd, Suite 141, Phoenix, Arizona 85053 (602) 399-7630.

Sad tidings Former Department Chaplain Elizabeth “Sherie” Mercier passing

Beloved,
An early report of Sherie’s passing this morning at 9:00AM. More detail as it arrives. Please keep Sherie and her family, especially her husband Mark and daughter Jennifer in your thoughts and prayers. Blessings, Angel

Arizona Data COVID Reporting

https://azdhs.gov/preparedness/epidemiology-disease-control/infectious-disease-epidemiology/covid-19/dashboards/index.php
Here’s my take:
Avoiding each other, while we conduct our business and live our lives is having an effect as seen in these Arizona Department of Health Services charts.
When we can’t avoid each other by more than 6 feet, the masks keep our spit to ourselves. Wash or change your mask like you do your underthings. There are people who can’t wear masks. Their spit gets on surfaces or your face and mask. Grabbing at your mask transfers anything onto your hands and other stuff. This is why distance is the first line of defense. Mask is second line. Limit touching is third line. We ask you to stay on your own property if you’re sick so that there’s a chance that Defense lines 1-3 aren’t taxed as much while germs die on their own wherever they may land. If you are sick, check in with medicos. It could be anything affecting breathing. Maybe treatable lung cancer, for example.
If you simply can’t stand to help this way, please limit your gathering to any size group of the people that are going to be there for each other if any bug gets ahold of this group’s members. The government asks that you limit it to 10 or less. Don’t assume that all your members respect the guidelines. Finally, Do not be afraid. Be strong. Be aware. Be Cautious. Be Alert to possible changes in your environment. Maybe if we are consistent, we will even reduce exposures of other bugs out there now and future.
This is our humanity getting through this together. God bless you all, especially if you or someone that you care about is ill. Angel Juarez, State Adjutant, The American Legion, Department of Arizona. (Not a government agency.)

Renewing in The American Legion

Hello fellow members. If you only recently renewed for your 2020 card I know there is confusion with the NEW renewal notice that you’re getting now. Reminder: we started renewing last year July 1, for this 2020 year. We start early each year so there’s time for you to have your card for a full calendar year.
If you waited until recently to renew it’s the same card; good for its calendar year. NOW we are renewing for 2021.
I get it.
Times are tough right now but this is our system and you simply renewed at an offset time. Technically it’s late for 2020 so I’m glad that your Post honored it in order to keep your continuous years record. Hopefully resources start improving soon so that you can consider shifting to an earlier renewal for 2021.
We have accomplished a great deal with 2020 dues so far. Please look closely at our reporting on this format to see everything that YOU have been a part of to help our Arizona communities. Thank you for being a member among us. Blessings, Angel Juarez, State Adjutant

July Information Letter

Thank you Post 81 for caring about members and the greater community at large.

From: Cheri Bathurst [mailto:alpost81vets@gmail.com]
Sent: Tuesday, July 07, 2020 1:59 PM
To: Legion Post 81 <alpost81vets@gmail.com>
Subject: July Information Letter

July Info Letter.pdf