Items to note...
Post and Auxilary meetings are held on the 2nd Tuesday of the month at 7:30 pm.
Next meeting: September 13, 2016 at 7:30PM
The Post Hall is located at 3224 NE 12th Street (near the intersection of NE Sunset Blvd) in the Renton Highlands. Click on the picture to the right to see a map of the Post Hall's location.
VISITORS ARE ALWAYS WELCOME!
From: Commander Welder (September 1, 2016)
Fellow Legionnaires and Auxiliary I hope your summer was an enjoyable one. Although July and August is supposed to be our slow months, we have been very busy. We performed our usual duties
at the Renton River Days and the Department of Washington Convention. I would like to thank all of those folks that planned for and participated in the Renton River Days events. We fulfilled our duty
as Honor Guard at the Tahoma National Cemetery and Greenwood.
Sadly our post will be losing an important friend and member. Rod Haynes will be moving out of the post’s area soon. Rod has been a 3 year past commander and a valuable asset to our post, always pitching in his time and effort to the activities our post is involved in. He will be missed.
Next year’s schedule of activities has been prepared and I hope to see you all at one of our future events. I am looking forward to a productive and enjoyable year ahead.
FOR GOD AND COUNTRY –
R. Bruce Welder Commander
If you receive a dues notice from the National office for 2016 – before you pay - check your wallet to see if you have a 2016 membership card. Failing that - call me (425-226-5216) and I will check our records. The mailing is done by an outside agency and they are not always up on the latest records.
Nobody seems to know about it, even though thousands go by it everyday going home from work. It is Renton's own Veterans Park, a wonderful facility and some old local veteran's worked their butts off with Renton Public Works Department to make it happen. Now us VETERANS should know where it is. It is located on the corner of South Main and Houser Way South, right around the corner from the Renton Museum (for you old timers – the old fire station). Next time you are down there – stop by and have a look.
Fred Hancock Post 19 has ordered a limited number of “Challenge Coins’ – see below:
if you are interested in getting one of these coins ($10-$12) please let me know –
Milt Tiede PE, Adjutant – 425-226-5216 or MATIEDE@aol.com
The Honor Guard is looking for new volunteers. Many of our WWII Veterans are no longer able to volunteer for this duty. Contact John King (at 425-432-0631) if you can help out for this very worthy activity.
At the beginning of December 2015 Fred Hancock Post 19 renewals of membership stand at just over 90%. While we are proud of our achievements in membershihp thus far, we continue to seek new members and ask existing members who have not yet submitted their dues to act immediately. Our numbers give the Legion a powerful tool in Washington to aid our Military Services's personnel and veterans. Let's make 100% for 2016!