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Lizzie Borden Axe Throwing Contest on Saturday, August 2

June 23, 2014 in Uncategorized by fcadmin

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This is it, folks! We have less than a month until the Lizzie Borden Axe-Throwing Contest!  Get a discounted ticket (early bird)  if you register before July 25.  How can we convey our enthusiasm in a short posting like this?  Impossible, but let’s try…

This is the Fourth Annual Lizzie Borden Axe-Throwing Contest!

Registered contestants will put their skills to the test by throwing three tomahawk-sized axes at woodblock targets for several rounds. Contestants accumulate points for each axe that lodges into the target.  At the conclusion of several rounds, the top contestants will compete for first, second, and third places.  The top three throwers will receive medals and the first place winner will also be awarded a tactical tomahawk made by SOG Knives.

This event is also important because it will mark the first time Post 130 will award axe-throwing rankings for contestants.  This is the marquee event for axe-throwing and will give contestants a leg up on future axe-throwing competitions where individual ranking will allow a person to challenge others with higher rankings. The winner of the 2014 Lizzie Borden Axe Throwing Contest will be declared MASTER OF THE AXE.   All contestants will receive a 16 oz pint glass with the Lizzie Borden logo.

If you have never thrown an axe before, that’s fine; we will provide throwing and safety instruction before the competition begins so you can feel confident even as a new axe-thrower.

Contestants must be 18 years of age or older.

Most importantly, join us after the competition for socializing until late in the evening.  We will have craft beer on tap and we promise that it will be affordably priced (think rural Virginia prices, not DC prices). A food truck will be on site to take care of your hunger.

We will also have other activities such as a 50/50 raffle and a raffle for SOG Tactical Tomahawk.  If it’s too hot outside, you can go inside and play a game of pool for 50 cents.  Yes, 50 cents.  The horseshoe pit will be open after the competition as well.

To commemorate the event, we will be selling pint glasses with the Lizzie Borden logo.

Schedule:

10 a.m.: Registration opens.  Axe-throwing and safety instruction provided.

11 a.m.: Contest begins.

3 to 4 p.m.: Estimated time the contest will end.  Points will be tallied and awards will be given to the top three contestants.

4 p.m.: Post-contest festivities begin.  Horseshoe pit will open for a horseshoe throwing tournament; no cost to participate.  The hall and club bar will be open and selling craft beer for quenching your thirst.  We will have the raffle drawing for the 50/50 and the SOG Tactical Tomahawk.

9 p.m.: The event is officially over.  Post 130′s club and bar area may remain open, subject to the manager’s discretion.

We are also in the planning stages of hosting an Oktoberfest in early October.  Let us know if you’re interested.

Here are some photos from last year:

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A great pig roast to celebrate the first day of summer!

June 23, 2014 in Uncategorized by fcadmin

Post 130 wants to thank everyone for coming out and enjoying the great food at our Pig Roast 2014 on Saturday, June 21.  We had about 50 guests who enjoyed fresh roasted pig with all the fixings.  After the meal, guests also enjoyed axe throwing in preparation for the Lizzie Borden Axe Throwing Contest set for Saturday, August 2.

We also want to thank Red, Hot, and Blue restaurant for generously donating several food items to the Pig Roast.  As always, their food is fantastic and it’s a delight to savor their work.  If you’re in the mood for great barbecue, please drop by the restaurant at 169 Hillwood Ave, Falls Church, Virginia.

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Update: Post Revitalization and Smoking

June 12, 2014 in Uncategorized by fcadmin

On June 11, 2014 at the Post 130 General Membership meeting, the attending members voted on the following motion:

“Starting July 1, 2014, no smoking is permitted in the Post 130 building with the exception of the pool room. Smoking is permitted in the pool room until one month after the patio is renovated at which time the patio will be the designated smoking area. The patio will be renovated to the following standard: 1) debris will be removed from the patio, 2) the floor will be power-washed, 3) overhead cover will be provided, 4) the cinder block border will be cleaned or repainted, 5) outdoor speakers will be installed, and 6) in the winter outdoor propane heaters will be provided.”

A roll call vote was taken and the motion passed with 11 “ayes” and 7 “nays.”

The officers of Post 130 thank the members for attending and providing their views on this matter.  To read the meeting minutes, click on the “members” page and open the document “Post 130 General Membership meeting minutes June 11 2014.”

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Update: Post 130 prohibits smoking indoors starting July 1

May 29, 2014 in Uncategorized by fcadmin

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June 3, 2014
Members of Post 130,

Many of you are aware that the Executive Committee voted to ban smoking indoors and some may have concerns about this. Here’s a quick overview:

  • Smoking inside the Post 130 building is prohibited starting July 1.
  • This does not include using dip, chewing tobacco or nicotine replacement devices.
  • People are allowed to smoke outside as long as they use a cigarette receptacle.
  • Accommodations will be made outside for smokers to use the patio. We want to know how we can make the patio and other spaces comfortable for smokers such as seating, tables, and shade.

Why did Post 130 decide to prohibit smoking indoors?

  • Post 130 is about to start soliciting donations from businesses in the area to renovate the Post 130 building. Businesses are not going to donate money or materials if they know smoking is going to take place as soon as remodeling occurs. We need to show them we are serious about our organization.
  • We want Post 130 to be around for many, many years. Recruiting the newest generation of veterans requires us to make the place appealing to them which means eliminating smoking.
  • The smell of smoke is a deterrent from people coming into Post 130. This affects membership and revenue.
  • 70% of smokers want to quit smoking and 46% make an attempt every year. Post 130 wants to help, not make it more difficult.
  • Post 130 wants to be a role model for youth such as Boy Scouts.

What’s next?

  • If you want to be a part of the process or provide input, please come to the next meeting which is Wednesday, June 11 at 7:30 p.m.

Quick facts:

  • 1986: Smoking was banned in basic training.
  • 1997: Smoking was banned in all government owned and leased facilities.
  • Currently, about 30% of active duty military smoke. The Department of Defense wanted the number to be 12% by 2010 but did not achieve this goal.
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American Legion National Commander Daniel M. Dellinger testifies about the allegations facing VA before the Senate Committee on Veteran’s Affairs.

May 16, 2014 in Uncategorized by fcadmin

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Congratulations to the new Post 130 Officers

May 15, 2014 in Uncategorized by fcadmin

On Wednesday, May 14, Post 130 held its annual elections for post officers.   We thank all the Post 130 members who attended and took part in this important meeting.

The following individuals will hold their respective positions from May 2014 to May 2015:

Commander: Bob Simpson

First Vice Commander: David Willey

Second Vice Commander: Mike Strickler

Third Vice Commander: Bob Nagle

Adjutant: Jeff Overcash

Service Officer: David Willey

Finance Officer: Harry Shovlin

Judge Advocate: Jim Custer

Sergeant-at-Arms: Mike Strickler

Historian: Walt Moore

Chaplain: John Johnson

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Support a veteran-owned business: Try Heritage Brewing Company

February 25, 2014 in Uncategorized by fcadmin

Supporting veterans should be enjoyable.  What better way to support a veteran than to enjoy a glass of Heritage Brewing Company beer?  Heritage Brewing Company is two-thirds veteran owned.  We recently ducked over to Manassas, Virginia to check out the brewery.

Heritage Brewing Company opened in January of this year and is already offering a variety of great beers in the American tradition.  They offer both year-round and seasonal beers on tap in their tasting room.

Their year-round beers include:

  • The Teddy, an East Coast Pale Ale
  • Revolution, an American Amber Ale
  • Kings Mountain, a Scot-American Ale

How can you support them?  Drop by their tasting room at 9436 Center Point Lane, Manassas, Virginia, to try a few styles of beer and take a growler to go.  Alternatively, ask your favorite bartender if the restaurant can offer Heritage on tap.  Unfortunately, they do not sell bottles or cans at the moment but they plan to produce their beer in cans in the near future.

http://www.heritagebrewing.com/

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Affordable yoga studio space in Falls Church?

February 18, 2014 in Uncategorized by fcadmin

Do you want to start a yoga studio in Falls Church but need to find space which is affordable?  To be sustainable, you need to keep costs at a minimum while providing a proper environment for students and practitioners.

At Post 130, we invite you to consider our hall.  Our hall is 1000 square feet and accommodates 85 people.  It has Wi-Fi internet and other accommodations.  We regularly rent our hall in the evenings but it is mostly unused during the day.  Therefore, we can arrange an agreement in which you use the hall on a recurring basis for a few hours a week during off-peak times at a rate lower than the peak rental rate.

Besides yoga, we can offer the hall on a recurring basis for other uses such as:

  • A training seminar classroom.
  • A bicycle or running clinic on the weekend or in the evening during certain weekdays (we are next to the W&OD Trail).
  • Any time space is needed.

Remember, we have some flexibility so feel free to ask us.  If you’re interested, contact Bob, the Post Commander, at 703-533-1945.

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Need a Venue for a One-Time Event?

February 11, 2014 in Uncategorized by fcadmin

Are you planning an event but you haven’t found a place to hold it?  We can help.  Post 130 has a 1000-square foot hall which can accommodate up to 85 people.   We are conveniently located next to the W&OD Trail, a few blocks from downtown Falls Church.

Our hall is perfect for medium-sized social gatherings such as:

  1. Birthday parties
  2. Sweet sixteen parties
  3. Quinceañera
  4. Holiday parties

Our hall is also well-equipped for professional events such as:

  1. Training seminars
  2. Political party meetings (Post 130 is politically neutral)
  3. Business meetings
  4. Non-profit meetings

Amenities include:

  1. Wi-Fi internet access
  2. Chairs and tables
  3. Podium
  4. Serving and bar table
  5. Ability to purchase beverages from the Post 130 club

Cost:

  • Friday or Saturday event, 5 p.m. to midnight:  $800
  • Sunday event, 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.: $600

What do you need to do to inquire or reserve a date?

  • Call us at 703-533-1945 to check availability
  • Stop by and visit us at 400 N. Oak Street to view the hall
  • Review and sign the rental agreement
  • Provide a 50% down payment to reserve the hall for a specific date
  • Pay the balance in cash one day before the event or by check one week before the event

THANKS!

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El salón de American Legion Post 130 está disponible para eventos en Falls Church

February 11, 2014 in Uncategorized by fcadmin

¿Necesita un lugar en Falls Church para celebrar una fiesta o reunión? El salón de Post 130 es 1.000 pies cuadrados con capacidad para 85 personas. Estamos situados en 400 N. Oak Street en Falls Church, cerca del Washington & Old Dominion Trail (W & OD Trail).

Hemos proporcianado nuestra salón para la comunidad hispana en el norte de Virginia. Nuestra instalacion es ideal para:

  • Quinceañera
  • Reuniones de negocios
  • Seminarios de formación
  • Reuniones sin fines de lucro (non-profit)

Los servicios incluyen:

  • Wi-Fi internet
  • Sillas y mesas
  • Podium
  • Tabla de ración y el bar

Cobro:

  • Evento viernes o sábado, 17:00 hasta la medianoche: $800
  • Evento domingo, 17:00-22:00: $600

¿Qué es lo que tiene que hacer para informarse o reservar una cita?

  • Llámenos al 703-533-1945 para comprobar la disponibilidad
  • Venga y visítenos en 400 N. Oak Street para ver el salón
  • Revise la cita y firme el contrato de alquiler (nuestro contrato es en Español y Ingles)
  • Proporcione un pago del 50% para reservar la salon para una fecha específica
  • Pague el saldo en efectivo un día antes del evento o con cheque una semana antes del evento
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