Items to note...
Post and Auxilary meetings are held on the 2nd Tuesday of the month at 7:30 pm.
Next meeting: December 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 (November, 2016)
“Honoring Tradition — Looking to the Future…” November/December 2016
Fellow Legionnaires and Auxiliary. Since my last submittal didn’t make it into the newsletter, I’ll include the main content of it in this newsletter. I hope everyone had a great summer. 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
In September the Post and Auxiliary held a potluck for our Boys State member and heard him speak about his experience. It’s clear that we sponsored a worthy young man. We also supported a Bingo night at the VA hospital on October. I’d like to thank those who took part in that event too.
We have a number of events coming up in November including the Auburn Veteran’s Day parade. We’ll have Tim’s truck available again this year for those who can’t walk the parade route. I’d like to see as big a turnout as possible. It’s a great parade.
FOR GOD AND COUNTRY
Bruce Welder – Commander
2017 DUES ARE DUE. The way the Legion dues structure is set up; the year starts on July 1st thereby making your dues payable at that date. It must be the Detroit influence – remember how you always could buy next years model in July or August. If you are able to, please pay the dues as soon as you are able to. I have your 2017 Membership Card already in hand. If you choose to pay over the Internet – mylegion.org – then you card will be about a month later, because of the delay in notification from the National office.
The Post has an assortment of Medical Support Equipment – such as:
4 Wheel Chairs 6 Walkers
6 Sets of Crutches 2 Shower Chairs
and miscellaneous other stuff. Any member can borrow any of these items at no cost just by contacting the Chaplain or the Adjutant and showing their Membership card at the time of pick up. This is an extra benefit for our veterans and their families.
The November Social Event has been deferred to support Santos House and their Turkey Dinner. This event will be on Saturday the 11th of November from 2:00pm to 4:00pm and is sponsored by Post 127. There will be a donation of $3.00 and if you can donate more ir will be appreciated by some of the Veterans.
The December Social Event is a Holiday party planed for Sunday, 12/27/15 at 6:30pm. This will be pot-luck dinner at our Post hall. It also includes a ‘White Elephant’ gift exchange.
There will be more information coming at a later dateFor further details of these events call Auxilliary President Diana Hagen (425-271-3881) or Adjutant Milt Tiede (425-226-5216)
The last Emergency preparedness exercise showed that the least readiness is in the individual households. People do not store enough food supplies and drinking water. Remember after a serious earthquake hit you can not run to the store to stock up – the store will be out of operation and so will be the gas stations.
MILT TIEDE PE, Emergency Preparedness Chair
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!