Items to note...
Women Veterans and Active Military Women Luncheon on Saturday, April 29 at the American Legion Fred Hancock Post #19 in Renton
Full information and RSVP form Click Here
Post and Auxilary meetings are held on the 2nd Tuesday of the month at 7:30 pm.
Read special March/April note from our Auxiliary President.
Next meeting: April 11, 2017 at 7:30PM
The Post Hall is located at 3224 NE 12th Street (near the intersection of NE Sunset Blvd) in the Renton Highlands.
VISITORS ARE ALWAYS WELCOME!
From: Commander Welder
Fellow Legionnaires and Auxiliary. As we start a new year, I hope everyone is healthy and ready to make 2017 a productive year for our post. We seriously need a service officer to help veterans in need. If you could possibly fill this position please let me know.
Our post provided color guards and school presence at several Veterans’ Day events in November. I’d like to thank all those who participated.
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.
Allaround the Pacific Rim we hear of earthquakes of a magnitude of greater then 7. Places like Chile, Japan. Indonesia experiencing devastation and hardships in large scale that is hard to overcome. So, even if our superior structures increase our chance for survival – the aftermath will severely affect our infrastructure and social fabric. So, PLEASE, lay by enough RESERVES of food and water tha will sustain you for a couple of weeks or more. Do not rely on your children or relatives for the will not be able to reach you and your neighbors did not even receive this warning. As the Boy Scouts say – BE PREPARED.
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
James Wilhoit reported that the History of Post 19 he submitted to the National Committee received honorable mention. The Post received a certificate The certificate will be displayed at the Post –Good Job by Wilhoit.
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 2016 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 2017!