American Legion Post 25 Updates

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No Post 25 general membership meeting on Monday, May 4.
Post 25 continues to lead Second District membership at 126.32%. We now have 96 paid 2020 members at our Post. However, National has Post 25 with 100 members. Please note that membership numbers between Department and National rarely agree.
I have received a $100 membership check from Second District.  The check is an award to Fort Scott for attaining 100% membership by November 11, 2019. Post 25 was the only Second District Post to have reached 100% membership by the November deadline. Thanks to all our members who renewed in a timely manner for Fort Scott Post 25 to earn the $100 award.
I have received “I Got ONE” membership pins for several Post 25 Legionnaires. These cap pins are awarded by Department to Post members who recruit at least one new Legion member into their Posts.
Membership pins were received for
Skipper Brown
Scott Dorsey
Mike Hansen
Barbara Ritter
Bryan Ritter
Jim Streeter
I’ll make arrangements for these members to receive their pins.
I have requested National Commander Membership Incentive Pins for two Post 25 Legionnaires who recruited at least three new members into the American Legion. Marilyn Gilmore and Darrell Spencer will be receiving these special Membership Incentive Pins.
These dedicated and hardworking Legionnaires contributed to Post 25’s continued growth for FOUR straight years.
American Legion Baseball.  Bryan Smith is working to pull together a Fort Scott American Legion baseball team. The Department of Kansas has decided to hold the state baseball program, pending loosing of social distance restrictions. Bryan’s goal is to recruit a junior team that will grow into a state-level powerhouse in two or three years. If you know of a young man between the ages of 13 and 19, get in touch with Bryan. We need to have a 14 player roster by midMay.
American Legion Baseball is about sportsmanship, team building, character development and pride in America. Fort Scott was a powerhouse in Legion Baseball for many years and can be again.

Fort Scott American Legion Post 25 is recruiting baseball players for the 2020 summer season. Male students from Fort Scott High School or Fort Scott Christian Heights who are between the ages of 13-19 before January 1 are eligible to play Legion baseball. For more information contact Bryan Smith at or at 360-720-1569.

The Second District picnic is scheduled for Saturday, June 27 in Garnett at 11 am, pending loosing of social distance restrictions. The picnic is open to all Legion family members. More information will be forthcoming as it becomes available.
The Department Convention has been rescheduled for July 31 – August 2 in Topeka. Local members interested in attending should contact Post 25 Commander Carl Jowers for more information.
Our Fort Scott Wal-Mart appears to be well-stocked with paper goods, eggs, cheese, fresh meat and staples. The liquid carbohydrates (beer) cooler is also well-stocked.  If you know of a local Veteran who needs shopping assistance, please have them contact me to arrange pickup and delivery of their grocery needs.
Wal-Mart now has traffic signage on their floors to help maintain social distancing. For some of us, it brings back memories of military commissaries that also used traffic signage on their floors to direct shoppers. Photos of the signage are attached.
Don’t hesitate to contact any of your Post Leadership Team with your suggestions to improve Post 25 programs to Veterans and their families.
Carl Jowers. Post 25 Commander.

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