Fred Hancock Post 19, Renton, WA
Fred Hancock Post 19, Renton, WA

Post and Auxiliary Monthly Meetings

Post 19: Next meeting: December 12 at 7:00pm in person and on ZOOM. 

     Join the ZOOM meeting HERE.

     See photos from the October meeting. Click here

     

Café Vets Social Time: 10:00am to Noon. No Café Vets in December. 

      See photos from the October Café Vets. Click here

  

Auxiliary: Thursday, December 14, 1pm

     Sew & Chat - Monday, December 18, 10-12 noon

      

No Post or Auxiliary meetings during July and August.

 Regular Newsletter – Select the picture to see our bimonthly newsletter.

Monthly Calendar – Select the picture to see the monthly calendar and learn of events happening at Post 19.

The next Café Vets meeting is January 18, 10:00am to Noon. To learn more select the Café Vets clipart.

SCHOLARSHIPS

The American Legion Auxiliary Department of Washington offers scholarships in fine arts, nursing, non-traditional studies and general studies.

In addition, the National American Legion Auxiliary also offers scholarships. To learn more and apply for all of these scholarships, SELECT HERE.

EVERGREEN BOYS STATE

Evergreen Boys State is the premier summer program for high school junior boys. To learn. more, SELECT HERE  (Evergreen Girls State information coming soon.)

Oktoberfest Celebration
 
On Thursday, October 19th, Post 19 here in Renton held a wonderful Oktoberfest event. Music was by the Bonnie Birch Trio and the food to wonderful. We also had a good turnout.
Select the flyer on the left to enlarge it.
View the photos taken at Oktoberfest  SELECT HERE

Post Dine Out

Post 19 members enjoy having social events and get togethrs. One of these is a Dine Out at a resturant. Here is a picture of the Dine Out held on September 28th at Vince's Italian Resturant in Renton.

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AUXILIARY NEWS

Welcome to a new year of exciting events with our auxiliary unit .
September 21 Diana Hagen, Sara Rowan, Evelyn Lundstrom and Elva Schulz attend open house and toured Santa’s Castle at JBLM. Santa’s Castle provides Christmas gifts to military families who are experiencing financial hardships. It was interesting to see what they do for these families.
September 28 The Post and Unit enjoy a dine-out at Vince’s Restaurant in the Highlands. A good time was had by all. The next one is planned for January. Plan to attend for a good social time.
October 7, District 11 held a workshop. Some of the department officers were there to explain and answer question about happening in Department.
OKTOBERFEST was held on the 19th. It was a very special event. To remember our Past President Rhonda Jarvis, Past president/ Treasurer Esther Maas and Past Secretary/Poppy Chairman Linda Cook. Bonnie Birch Trio performed. The event included a silent auction, authentic German food and door prizes. A good time was had by all. Plan to attend next year’s Oktoberfest.

December 29 is the Post and Unit Holiday party. It is a white elephant gift exchange and potluck at 6:00. All are invited to come enjoy a fun evening.

Service Not Self Fred Hancock American Legion Auxiliary Unit 19 

COMMANDER’S CORNER

There is no Commander’s Corner this month because we have no Commander. We have enough qualified individuals to step up to serve as Post Commander. We can make it happen pretty quickly once somebody volunteers for the office

ADJUTANT’S DESK by James Wilhoit—

As I’ve been telling you 2023-24 DUES ARE DUE. Since the last news- leYer we’ve had our target established at 170 renewals.We’re now at 112 renewed for 66%, well over our goal. To renew online, go to walegion.org or legion.org & click RENEW.

Post 19 Honor Guard 

The Post Honor Guard is always looking for members to join our ranks and participate at least two Tuesdays each month at Tahoma National Cemetery. It is a rewarding experience and an excellent way to pay our Veterans back. If interested, call Jerry Livingston at 206-910-6449 for further information. Also, RETIRED HONOR GUARD participants, if you are retired and have any articles of HG clothing, white SS Shirts, gloves, ties or raincoats that were provided by AL Post #19 please contact Jerry Livingston at the above number and we will arrange to pick them up. Thanks, it will be good to get them back in use. 

SCOUTING NEWS
Our Post sponsors four scouting units: Boy Scout Troop 498 (40 youths), Cub Scout Pack 468 (30 youths), a girls’ BSA Troop, and Venture Crew 498 (10 youths). The Venture group is made up of both boys and girls, and they meet on the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of each month. If you’d like to get involved, contact Scouting Chair Gregory Craff, 425-268-8335, gmcraff@yahoo.com

FOR DISABLED OR INVALID VETERANS
The Post has Medical Support Equipment including Wheel Chairs, Walkers, Crutches and Shower Chairs. 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.

We have a flag disposal ceremony every Flag Day June 14th. You can bring the flags any time to our Post Hall, 3224 NE 12th Street in the Renton Highlands, just below the water tower. If no one is there you can just leave them in a bag by the door.