July 2023 Newsletter
Greetings LAVMC Members! It certainly feels like summer here, the heat is back! We hope that all of you had a safe and happy fourth of July celebration. The Cooper and Williams crew did not disappoint in providing us their delicious fish tacos at the June meeting. I think I speak for many of us when I say that a second helping was a must. Thank you to Adrian Saenz and Erin Matheson Boyd for helping clean up from dinner, our members are awesome! Our next general membership meeting is on Thursday, July 20th. The Bar opens at 5:30 and dinner is served at 6:15. The meeting will start at 7pm sharp. Dinner for our July meeting will be provided by the Iness and Kopcrak crew and cleaning up will be the Vidros. They will be serving hot dogs with ALL of the fixings!
It is almost time for elections… We have several board positions that are up for election in October and they are as follows: Vice President, Treasurer, Bar Manager, and two Director positions. If you would like to join us in serving the club as a board member, please come to the next general meeting. If you are interested in what being a board member entails, reach out. We are happy to answer questions.
Old Days 2023 ‘Red, White, & Country’
Hear Ye, Hear Ye The Grand Marshals that the Old Days Committee had selected will now be the 2024 Grand Marshals due to a scheduling conflict. With that being said, we are now in search of a Grand Marshal for this year’s Old Days. Do you know someone deserving? We are looking for a local Los Alamos community member that has been a part of our community for a while and has made impact in some way. Please complete the survey below to help us in our search!
The countdown is on and we are getting closer to Old Days every single minute! Please help us out by promoting the event and share anything we share on social media. The more widespread we can get the word out, the better the event will be. Remind people that we are BACK ON BELL! Our Old Days theme for 2023 is ‘Red, White, and ‘Country’. We need plenty of volunteers to help out with Old Days, please email Kristy (email@example.com) if you are interested in volunteering! Have we mentioned yet that we would LOVE to have as many local businesses and families as possible participate in our parade? We are back on Bell and better than ever, so let’s make it BIG! Everyone is welcome to join in the parade festivities - bands, floats, horses, dance crews, we welcome all walks of life!
The Old Days Car Show Event Date: September 23rd Time: 9am to 3pm, check-in starts at 7am Fee: $35/ entry
The Old Days Artisan Mart ON BELL STREET Event Date: September 23rd & 24th Time: 9am to 5pm, check-in starts at 7am Booths need to be set-up by 8:30am Single Day Fee: $50/ space (either day) Full-Weekend Fee: $80/ space
The Old Days Book Ads Entry Due Date: August 20th Business Card Ad: $ 58/ non-member & $ 52/ member Half-Page Ad: $ 98/ non-member & $ 87/ member Full-Page Ad: $ 167/ non-member & $ 150/ member Full Page Premium: $TBD Centerfold (2 pages): $TBD see application for more details
The Old Days Parade Entry Due Date: September 18th Event Date: September 24th Time: 11am, check-in between 10am and 10:45am Entry Fee: $15/ entry
Community & Donation Updates Since last September we have donated nearly $29,000 to various organizations within our community. Click the button below to see a list of ALL of our donors.
Calling ALL donors! Vitalant is coming back NEXT month for a blood drive and they have so graciously agreed to come during our general membership meeting! They will be in our parking lot on August 17th from 4pm-7pm. Sign ups will be available online soon but mark your calendar now. We all know someone who has benefited from a blood transfusion, so let’s help where we can.
Upcoming Club Events July 20th, 7pm - General Membership Meeting August 17th, 4pm- Vitalant Blood Drive @ the club August 17th, 7pm- General Membership Meeting August 25th, 6pm - Cook Your Own September 22nd - 24th - Old Days Weekend
Community Events Zumba - Mondays & Wednesdays 6:30pm at the Men's Club Painting/ Crafting - Tuesdays 10am to 1pm at the Senior Center BUNCO - Every 4th Tuesday at 2pm at the Senior Center Quilting/ Sewing - Wednesdays 10am to 1pm at the Senior Center Bingo & Potluck - Every 1st Thursday at 6pm at the Senior Center Rancho La Familia Veggie Stand - Thursdays in front of the Depot Bar
Do You Have Old Days Books?
Our fearless history committee is looking for a few Old Days books for their archives. They are in search of books from 2016, 2014, 1964 and all booklets for the years 1966-1977. If you have a copy you would like to donate, the history committee would be thrilled to have it! If you would rather loan it to them, they can copy it as well. Please bring them to the next meeting or reach out to a history committee member if you have them. We thank you in advance for your efforts.
Upcoming Committee Meetings Old Days Committee - Third Monday of the month at 6:30pm History Committee - Second Tuesday of the month at 6:30pm
Dumpster Usage: The dumpster at the club is for the club's use only. We are booked every weekend and it takes all the room in the dumpster to accommodate our renters. Los Alamos Red Cross Evacuation Center: The Los Alamos Valley Mens Club at 429 Leslie St, Los Alamos, CA Our Venmo account: @lavmc Bar Hours for Club Events: 5:30pm to 11pm (Pay with Credit Card, Venmo, or Cash) Membership Fees: If you haven’t yet, don’t forget to pay your 2023 dues! Payment is accepted via check, cash, or Venmo. Please be sure to state clearly in a check memo or on Venmo what the payment is regarding by notating “2023 Membership Fee” and any other details we may need to know. Drink Cards: Drink cards are only available at General Membership meetings for $60. Refer a friend as a new member to be entered in a raffle to get a free drink card! Board Meetings: First Thursday of the month at 6:30pm General Membership Meetings: Third Thursday of the Month at 7pm (Bar opens at 5:30pm, Dinner is served at 6:15pm) Next General meeting July 20th Bar will open at 5:30pm, Dinner at 6:15pm, and meeting at 7pm sharp.
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