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

Post and Auxiliary Monthly Meetings

Post 19: June 13 at 7:00pm, in person and on Zoom. Learn how to join the Zoom meeting HERE.

     Café Vets social time: June 15, 10:00am to Noon

Auxiliary: June 8 at 1:00pm

     Sew & Chat: June 19 at 9:00am to Noon & Noon Potluck

Photos from the May Post 19 meeting. Click Here

 Regular Newsletter – Select the picture to see newsletter.

Monthly Calendar – Select the picture to see the monthly calendar.

Monthly social event. Everyone invited. Next meeting June 15, 10am to Noon. – Select the picture to learn more.

Past Commander Jim Rowe Passes Away


April 8, 2024:  We just received news from Jim Rowe's daugher that Past Commander Rowe passed away on Tuesday, April 4. Jim's buriel service will talke place on April 22, 2pm at Crocker Cemetery just outside of Pittsburg, KS.

To see the pictures taken a the New Member Initiation and Poppy Stuffing meeting and potluck, select the picture on the left.

Law and Order Night: Thursday, March 23 at 7:00pm. Our Post honored one police officer and one 911 operator for exemplary service. To see the pictures select the logo. 


Good day Legionnaires...We are in full swing of acWviWes! The Post has in person meeWngs, supplemented with Zoom, for anyone that can’t come to meeWngs, so you can sWll know what’s going on and have your voice heard.
Welcome to our new members of the American Legion, I hope you are able to find some way to serve veterans in need and yourself. If I say so myself the spaghe_ potluck was a hit and fabulous. Hope to get the soup recipe to share
Poppy le`ers have been sent this year and there are stores that will let us give them out. Memorial Day activities are 0830 Senior Center, following at Mt Olivet for both our Post and the VFW, and at 1100 for Greenwood. The Post is the host this year and I will try to fill Fred DeBerry’s shoes. If you’re able a`end the Greenwood ceremony please do.
Renton River Days is returning. I will not be able to a`end, my daughter is ge_ng married that week, and I have an out of town guest staying with me. Would love to have someone step up and arrange this year.
Take the Wme to look at the calendar to see what acWviWes you would like to parWcipate in. The Post has 2 social events each month. Café Vets the 3rd Thursday of every month, ex- cept December, 1000 - 1200. Come enjoy coffee, light snacks, and great conversaWon. And towards the end of the month there is a potluck dinner associated with and event. You don’t have to come to the Post meeWngs to parWcipate in the social events. If you have any ideas what we can do socially please contact me.
There is a hall usage policy in place, if you need space for no greater than 80 people, consider the Post Hall. All donaWons are going to our Children’s Fund.
Our law and order night was a`ended by several more this year, thank you for coming. The Police Dept. filled up the ta- bles and the Mayor even came. If you don’t parWcipate in any- thing else all year this is the one that you should.
Please consider joining the Honor Guard if you are able, even a once a month commitment helps.
Lastly, my term is coming to an end, please consider volun- teering for this vital posiWon. James is returning as Adjutant, and I’m going to be Finance Officer, I will be there to mentor you.


Patty Hurst Reese - Commander

ADJUTANT’S DESK  –  James Wilhoit

May 9 Update: The following officers were approved to serve Post 19 for 2023-2024

Post 19 Honor Guard 

American Legion Post 19 Legionnaires, the Post’s Tahoma National Cemetery Honor Guard is always in need of members who can spare a couple of Tuesdays each month to join us and remember our comrades. It is an honor to participate. If interested please contact fellow member Jerry Livingston


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,

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.