American Legion Fort Scott Updates

Bob Bugler, Submitted photo.

MEMBERSHIP

 

Post 25 membership stands at 93.48% or 86 members. We are SIX members short of 100% and NINE members short of the 2020 Post Excellence Award of 103%. If we reach 103% membership, Post 25 will earn its FIFTH consecutive Post Excellence Award and earn the Five Consecutive Years All-Time High Department Award.

 

If you have not yet renewed, please help your Post reach 100% by renewing at this time.

 

If you know of a Bourbon County Veteran who has not joined the American Legion, it is probably because they were not asked to join and did not know they were eligible to join the largest American Veterans organization.

 

If the Veteran went to Boot Camp, they are qualified to join the American Legion. It does not matter if they later joined the Guard or Reserves, their Boot Camp experience qualifies them for the Legion.

 

UPDATES

 

Legionnaire Scott Dorsey has assumed the position as Post 25 Service Officer as of December 7. Scott has 2o plus years in working for the VA and will be an excellent source for information on filing new claims or appealing denied claims. Service Officer Dorsey can be reached at ftdodgecavnut@hotmail.com.

 

The Department of Kansas December Newsletter and the National American Legion Impact Report are attached as informational items.

 

Color Guard Captain Darrell Spencer presented Robert “Bugler Bob” Solomonson a photo and Certificate of Appreciation from the Fort Scott American Legion Post 25 in recognition of the funeral honors he provides our departed comrades at local funeral services.

 

Photos of our General Membership meeting on Pearl Harbor day are attached.

Commander Award, submitted photo.

 

Finance Officer Darrell Spencer presented Post 25 Commander Carl Jowers with a Post Commander Award from Second District Commander Myra Jowers. Commander Jowers has led Post 25 for four consecutive years of membership growth and attained four consecutive National Post Excellence Awards. Commander Jowers thanked the members in attendance for the award, but noted, “Without each of you doing your part in recruiting new members, encouraging current members to renew, and working programs, this award would not have been possible. A successful and thriving Legion Post depends upon its members working together for local Veterans and their families.”

 

IMPORTANT DATES

 

Tuesday. December 15. American Red Cross Blood Drive at Buck Run. Starts at 12:45 pm.  Call 1-800-RED CROSS to schedule a donation appointment.

 

Wednesday. December 16. American Red Cross Blood Drive at Buck Run. Starts at 9:00 am.  Call 1-800-RED CROSS to schedule a donation appointment.

 

Saturday. December 19. American Legion Riders Chapter 25 meets at 10 am in Memorial Hall. Any motorcycle enthusiast who is a member of any of the American Legion family organizations and owns a motorcycle of at least 250 cc can join the American Legion Riders.

 

All members, Veterans and guests are invited to any American Legion meetings.

 

Any female who has or had a family member in military service can join the American Legion Auxiliary. This includes those parents, grandparents, siblings, children, and stepchildren of those who served our nation.

 

Any DIRECT male descendant of a Veteran can join the Sons of the American Legion. This eligibility requirement can be confusing, but any male descendant of a Veteran is eligible for the Sons of the American Legion. This includes your parents, grandparents and great grandparents who served in the United States Armed Forces.

 

All American Legion family organizations support Veterans and their families. Joining the American Legion family is one way to recognize and honor your Veteran’s service.

 

See the Fort Scott Post 25 Facebook page for additional information on American Legion activities.

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