American Legion Post 25 Scuttlebutt

Post 25 Scuttlebutt 

Membership 

A thank you to all Post 25 members who renewed this year or joined as new members and helped Post 25 achieve the Department of Kansas ‘Early Bird” award. Only a handful of the more than 300 Kansas Legion Posts met this milestone achievement of having 75% or higher membership by September 15th. Fort Scott Post 25 and Moran Post 385 were the only two 2nd District Posts to be earn this award.

Our next goal is to reach 100% membership. We are close to this goal and only need 14 members to renew to reach 100%. Let’s be the 1st Legion Post in our District to reach 100%. 

You can easily renew online at www.legion.org. It’s safe and secure and takes less than five minutes

You can also mail in your $40.00 renewal to the Post 25 Finance Officer.

Darrell Spencer

1183 185TH ST

Fort Scott, Ks, 66701.

I can also arrange to meet with you to pick up your renewal.  I’m retired so I can easily work around your schedule to meet you, but no 3 AM meetings please!

You can also pay your 2020 dues at our next general membership meeting on October 7th. 

LEGION Act 

Any Veteran who has served one day on active duty since December 7, 1941 and was honorably discharged can join the Legion. This is due to the LEGION Act recently passed by Congress and signed into law by President Trump. If you know of a local Veteran who meets this new, expanded membership requirement, invite them to a Post 25 meeting or contact me about a membership form. There are probably several hundred Bourbon County Veterans who are not aware of the LEGION Act and they can now join the American Legion.

If you know of one, invite them to join the American Legion. We are a community of Veterans “Still Serving” and should encourage like minded veterans to join us.

Upcoming Events 

October 1. National Commander Bill Oxford will at Moran Post 385 at 12:45 PM. 

October 7. American Legion Post 25 meet and greet at Memorial Hall starts at 6:30 pm. 

October 7. American Legion Post 25 general membership meeting at Memorial Hall starts at 7:00 pm. 

October 10. American Legion Auxiliary Unit 25 general membership meeting at Memorial Hall starts at 6:00 pm. 

October 10. American Legion Post 25 Color Guard meets at Memorial Hall starts at 7:00 pm. 

October 12, 2019.   EISENHOWER PILGRIMAGE in Abilene starts at 9:30 am. See enewsletter for more information. 

November 2, 2019. Fort Scott American Legion Post 25 Vintage Toy/Comic Books/Sports Cards Show from 9 am – 3 pm.  See attached flyer for more information. 

 Informational Items 

National Commander Bill Oxford will be at the Moran Legion Post on October 1 at 12:45 pm. Lunch will be served and will be followed by remarks by the National Commander.

This is a rare opportunity to meet and greet the American Legion National Commander. All area Legionnaires are encouraged to meet the National Commander. I plan on going and can take five members with me. Let me know if you’d like to ride with me. 

Auxiliary Unit 25’s first outreach program is to provide support to Veteran mothers of newborn babies at the Topeka VA Medical Center.  They are currently collecting needed items for newborns and all donations are greatly appreciated.  Diapers, body wash and shampoos, blankets and clothing are among the items requested. Call Unit 25 Vice President Marilyn Gilmore at 785.214.5618 for more information or to donate items.

 

Our Taurus G2C raffle is almost sold out. It is hoped we can have the drawing for the winning ticket at our October 7th membership meeting. The winner will be contacted, and information provided on picking up their new pistol.  

The Post 25 fundraising collectibles show on November 2 is taking shape. All proceeds will go towards our scholarships for Boys and Girls State, Cadet Law and other Post sponsored programs. Volunteers will be sought to contribute a few hours to make this 1st ever collectibles show a success.

If you are interested in purchasing a ticket, please reply to this email. Less than 10 tickets are left. 

Don’t hesitate to contact me with any questions you may have. 

Carl Jowers. Post 25 Commander.

620-215-1688

carljowers@gmail.com

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