Arizona American Legion clubs are still able to open SAFELY

Governor Ducey’s announcement shows Arizona businesses what information the government is looking at for a signal to reopen so that businesses can watch for themselves when to open and how to do so with utmost safety in mind. He is talking about Bars among other businesses.

Arizona American Legion Posts, with canteens for Legion Family members, are considered by statute as RESTAURANTS in Arizona. (https://www.azleg.gov/ars/42/05074.htm)

Posts still need to follow state guidelines.

In the announcement of 8.10.2020; Bars were shown what the Governor will use to decide to open which can be found at:

https://azgovernor.gov/governor/news/2020/08/arizona-department-health-services-phased-reopening-plan-paused-industries

In the meantime Posts should conduct their activities following the guidelines for Restaurants which are found at:

https://www.azdhs.gov/documents/preparedness/epidemiology-disease-control/infectious-disease-epidemiology/novel-coronavirus/community/bars-nightclubs-dine-in.pdf

American Legion Posts are not Bars. We are private veteran clubs who operate canteens under Series 14 permits. Other restaurants are Series 12.

Leaders can see the data offered for other businesses at

https://azdhs.gov/preparedness/epidemiology-disease-control/infectious-disease-epidemiology/index.php#novel-coronavirus-community

You will see that on this date, 8.11.2020, Arizona counties are mostly above the threshold needed for safely reopening; referred to as “SUBSTANTIAL” hazard for public contracting disease.

Please use this dashboard for understanding and PLEASE, operate within rules for Arizona Restaurants for safer operations in order that case report numbers and hospitalizations will continue to decrease and our entire community of businesses can look forward to opening sooner.

Safe but Strong Everyone!

Angel

Department of Arizona American Legion Post Re-Opening May 11 Instruction

Please see here and attached instructions about planned Re-Opening for DINE-IN SERVICE authorized starting on May 11, 2020.

1. This information is for those Posts who can safely resume their former dining activity.

2. Attached are;

a. One page guidance for restaurant reopening.

b. Arizona Executive Order #34

c. Department of Liquor License Control (DLLC) Reopening Instructions

d. Arizona Executive Order #18

3. This supersedes previous guidelines shared by The American Legion, Department of Arizona using older interpretations and instruction as then provided by authorities.

4. Please read and consider everything from evolving government resources on the web. See more information at;

a. https://azgovernor.gov/news-releases

b. https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/community/reopen-guidance.html

c. https://www.osha.gov/Publications/OSHA3990.pdf

d. https://www.dol.gov/coronavirus

e. https://www.azdhs.gov/preparedness/epidemiology-disease-control/infectious-disease-epidemiology/index.php#novel-coronavirus-home

i. Governor’s EO#34 https://www.azdhs.gov/documents/preparedness/epidemiology-disease-control/infectious-disease-epidemiology/novel-coronavirus/eo-2020-34.pdf

5. ATTENTION PLEASE: The attached instruction from the Department of Liquor License Control demonstrates that all licensee types are included which means American Legion Post food service as well, WHILE safety enhanced dine-in service is being conducted. Therefore, there must be dining during the hours of service especially if the Club canteen/bar/lounge is supporting such dining.

6. American Legion Posts are an essential community effort. The current community work that the Post is doing regarding Veterans, Military, Child welfare and Youth Mentoring should continue regardless of whether other Post Operations are suspended or temporarily affected.

guidance_for_restaurants_one_page.pdf

eo_2020-34_salons_dine_in.pdf

DLLC notice Restaurant Reopen instruction.pdf

eo_2020-18_stay_home_stay_healthy_stay_connected_1.0_0 (1).pdf

COVID-19 Updates

Daily Updates

Arizona Governor Ducey’s updated announcement and Executive Order

https://azgovernor.gov/governor/news/2020/03/governor-ducey-announces-latest-covid-19-actions

Other information:

https://www.azdhs.gov/preparedness/epidemiology-disease-control/infectious-disease-epidemiology/index.php#novel-coronavirus-home

If you have a restaurant in your operation, this of course, so far, can operate for take out or delivery as able. Read the executive order to review other exemptions for alcohol saws with food purchases.

Please comply as directed by your city leaders as good corporate citizens.

Department of Arizona leaders are cautiously optimistic that we will be over the emergency in a matter of weeks, but it is possible that the cities, county, state, or Federal authorities will further prohibit groups and events from gathering, and of course in accordance with our Nationally issued Charters we should comply.

Remember, administration of and by the post must still occur, or direct your members to renew online. Check on the vulnerable members of your post.

Stand ready as might be able to help as a location for emergency services responders. See more at https://www.azdhs.gov

Thank you for your patience and cooperation.

While there still are no confirmed cases of COVID-19 among Legion Family members, we should continue to take this situation seriously. Updates will continue to be posted via Www.azlegion.org

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to reach out to me. I will be out of the office with possible limited access to email due to assisting with the closures. My direct line is 602-264-7706 x103. I will respond to you as soon as I am able with information as it becomes available.

Remember more information can be found at;

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/specific-groups/high-risk-complications.html

Thanks,

Angel

Angel Juarez

State Adjutant

Arizona American Legion

(602) 264-7706 Fax (602) 264-0029

“Ora et labora et lege; Deus adest sine mora”. (Pray and work and read, God is there without delay)

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Arizona Legion College we will be offering college alumnae polo shirts at Department Convention

Arizona Legion College Graduates,

As you may be aware, we have made several changes to the Arizona Legion College Curriculum, in order to address many of the regulatory requirements posts are expected to understand and to comply with. In addition, we have updated the Arizona Legion College pin to comply with updated requirements for use of The American Legion logo.

During the Department of Arizona Convention, the Arizona Legion College will provide continuing education for all 2016-2020 graduates of the Arizona Legion College. In addition we will provide compliant pins in exchange for your original college pins. To honor your position as a graduate of the Arizona Legion College we will be offering college alumnae polo shirts for $35.00. We hope you will take advantage of this opportunity to share this incredible accomplishment with your fellow Legion Family Members.

Sincerely,

Jesse G. Fernandez

Dean

Arizona Legion College

Oro Valley Post 132 golf tournament fundraiser

Dear Department of Arizona American Legion Member,

We members of the Oro Valley Post 132 need your help. If you would like to help a Post that has everything going for it except money, please consider helping us to make a material difference in the lives of local Tucson veterans in need. Quote: “The American Legion Oro Valley Post 132 has, for years, been a steadfast ray of hope to our local, less fortunate veterans by providing care and assistance when most needed”. Words recently spoken by the Chairman of the Tucson Veterans Serving Veterans Alliance. We ARE making a difference.

In the short span of 13 years since receiving our charter, we have received the following recognition:In 2012, the Post was honored as the “Outstanding Community Partners of the year” by the Arizona National Guard. In 2013, Post received the U.S. National Guard Bureau’s “Outstanding Community Partner of the Year” award. It is the only time an organization from Arizona has received the prestigious national award. In 2014, 2015, 2018, 2019 and again in 2020, the Post was honored by the Tucson Veterans Serving Veterans Alliance for “Exemplary and Steadfast Care and Assistance of Veterans in Need”.

To continue to fulfil our mission of hope, we are sponsoring our 12th annual charity golf tournament, our primary fundraiser. The funding of our programs is dependent entirely on the generosity of the community, which, hopefully includes other Dept of Arizona American Legion Posts, Squadrons and Chapters.

As evidenced by the recognition, we have the relationships and contacts within the veterans and Arizona National Guard and Reserve communities and the commitment of our members to make a difference in the lives of those in need. But, without a “home” of our own, we have to work incredibly hard for every dollar needed to fund our programs, but every dollar that is raised is used for the programs.

POC is Steve Didio, at 520-332-9481 or stevedidio.

Respectfully yours,

Ed Davis

Past Commander, Oro Valley Post 132

Mailing address: American Legion OV Post 132, PO Box 69665, Oro Valley, AZ 85737

Website: ovpost132 E.I.N. #26-4228431

2021 American Legion Post 132 Golf Tournament flyer Rev 2.pdf

1. WOODWORKING COMPANY IN PHOENIX WANTS TO HIRE VETERANS, 2. Agent Orange Presumptives Added, Free Tech Training, Adaptive Scuba Diving

Hello veterans and VSOs!

Note 1: Ironwood Mills company’s address is: 621 E. Butler Drive, Phoenix 85020; with Thanks to Tom Sheets for sharing this info;

Note 2: I see that Phoenix VA is having a Veterans Job Fair TODAY/JUNE 3RD from 1 pm to 5 pm; with Thanks to Gene Crego for sharing this info;
Caution: I also see the Phoenix zip code is incorrect

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Mesa Hotels for Department of Arizona Convention Overflow June 24-26, 2021

Department Convention Delegates for Arizona Posts.

Our hotel for Department Convention is completely booked so, we will be getting phone calls about other hotels. Listed below are a few hotels that are close:

Holiday Inn Express 480 964-7000

Country Club and US 60 (south side of US 60)

Double Tree by Hilton Mesa 855-605-0318

1011 W. Holmes Avenue Mesa 85210

Sheraton on River Walk Mesa 480 644-2352 (this one is 2.5 miles away from downtown Mesa and higher priced)

There are actually quite a few that are close by, so we took two that were right of US 60 & Country Club. Holiday Inn Express and Sheraton on River Walk Mesa were recommended by Post 26.

Thank you Sheila Galloway for pulling this list together!