The new American Legion National Commander for 2019 – 20 is James W. “Bill” Oxford. Commander Oxford was elected as National Commander at the 101st National Convention and commented that the American Legion is entering it’s second century and the work done this year in community service and membership is laying “A foundation for the future.”
The Post 25 Auxiliary Unit is now a reality. Auxiliary members Tonya Lowe, Marilyn Gilmore and Myra Jowers turned in the Unit 25 Charter application to Department Auxiliary President Paula Sellens at the recent Department Commander’s Homecoming in Shawnee.
Due to a recent vote at the National Convention, all Auxiliary Units will now accept spouses of female Legionnaires into the Auxiliary. This is similar to the VFW policy which combined the separate Women’s and Men Auxiliary into one organization called the VFW Auxiliary.
Female relatives of Veterans and spouses of Legionnaires are invited to join the Fort Scott Auxiliary Unit 25. Call Auxiliary Unit 25 Vice President Marilyn Gilmore at 785-304-6429 for more information on joining the Auxiliary Unit or just request additional information by replying to this email.
A personal thanks to those members who have already renewed their 2020 membership and to those new members who have joined American Legion Post 25.
For our members who have not renewed their membership, please consider doing so at this time. We are just a few members short of the September 15th membership goal of 75%.
The easiest way to renew is through www.legion.org. Just go to the web site and follow the prompts to renew. It’s secure and takes less than five minutes.
Another way to renew is to mail your $40 dues to American Legion Post 25. PO Box 25, Fort Scott Kansas. 66701.
A third way to renew is to call me at 620-215-1688 and arrange to meet with me to pick up your renewal. I’m retired so I can easily work around your schedule, but no 3 AM meetings please!
Remember that 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.
September 9. American Legion Post 25 meet and greet at Memorial Hall starts at 6:30 pm.
September 9. American Legion Post 25 general membership meeting at Memorial Hall starts at 7:00 pm.
September 15. American Legion Auxiliary Unit 25 general membership meeting at Memorial Hall starts at 6:00 pm.
September 15. American Legion Post 25 Color Guard meets at Memorial Hall starts at 7:00 pm.
Post 25 is raffling a Taurus G2C 9 mm pistol with two 10 rounds magazines. The money generated on this raffle will support 1 full scholarship for a Boys/Girls State/Cadet Law Program delegate PLUS will cover half the costs of a 2nd scholarship.
Tickets are $10 each or 3 for $25. Only 100 tickets will be sold.
Winner must be legally able to own a pistol and is responsible for the cost of any background checks.
I can also make arrangements for those persons who live out of town but wish to support Post 25 programs by purchasing raffle tickets.
Reply to this email with your phone number and I’ll put a member with tickets in touch with you. For out of town members and friends of the American Legion, reply to this email and I’ll arrange for you to purchase tickets.
I only have seven members who have ordered the Post 25 red T-shirt. The minimum order for these t-shirts is 12.
Your T-shirt will have the Post 25 Legion logo on the front, and you can add on the back of the T-shirt your branch of service, name, office held such as Chaplain. Cost per T-shirt is $20 and can be ordered in sizes Small – 2 XL. T-shirts will be ordered through a Fort Scott supplier.
These T-shirts are similar to the baseball shirts worn by Fort Scott Post 25 baseball team. The shirts can also be worn on to support RED shirt Fridays as well. RED stands for Remember Everyone Deployed.
If you wish to order a T-shirt, just reply to this email with your name, T-shirt size and lettering on the back, if any.
Photos of the Taurus, T-shirts and the Auxiliary Charter turn in are attached.
Don’t hesitate to contact me with any questions you may have,
Carl Jowers. Post 25 Commander.