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

Post and Auxiliary Meetings

Next meeting of Post 19  –  February 8, 2022 at 7:00PM
Our meetings are in person and on Zoom
No meetings during July or August
Pictures from the January Meeting – click here



Holiday Party & White Elephant Gift Exchange

(Sunday, January 2)


Members and guests of Post 19 had a wondeful time at the Holiday Party. See the pictures

Café Vets

Next meeting Jauary 20

(No Café Vets in December)

10:00am to Noon

This is an informal time to meet and have fellowship with 

your fellow Legion members. Coffee and snacks.

We meet the third Thursday of every month except Dec.

 American Legion Auxiliary Scholarships

The American Legion Auxiliary (ALA) is offering scholarships in fine arts, nursing, non-traditional studies and general studies.

  • Eligibility requirements differ with each scholarship.
  • Applications for the following American Legion Auxiliary Department of Washington Scholarships may be downloaded from the Renton Fred Hancock American Legion Website.  LEARN MORE

Upcoming for Youth

2022 Constitutional Speech Contest Information: March 11-12, 2022

Learn all about the contest such as what it is, student eligability, scholarships give, date and location, and more.  LEARN MORE

Boys State: June 19-25, 2022.  LEARN MORE

Girls State:  June 12-18, 2022 (for Junior and 2022 Senior girls) Apply online:


Good day Legionnaires... Membership is off to a good start with several new members, WELCOME. If you haven’t renewed yet, remember you can’t be in the drawing for one of four gift cards to a restaurant of your choice. Value of the card is $40.00, and the drawing will be on 9 November. I have to apologize for not get our Post signed up for the Veterans Day Parade, I thought I had until the Friday after the Post meeting, nope it was the Friday before and they take no late entries. Auburn Post has graciously offered us to march with them, the truck wasn’t entered so we can’t use it. I am so sorry, next year I won’t be late. Take the time to look at the calendar to see what activities you would like to participate in. The Post has 1 social event each month. Café Vets the 3rd Thursday of every month, except December, 1000 – 1200, note time change. Come enjoy coffee, light snacks, and great conversation. And towards the end of the month we do our special awards, sometimes with a potluck sometimes with desert only. You don’t have to come to the Post meetings to participate in the social events. If you have any ideas what we can do socially please contact me. Honor Guard is always looking for new members, I’m happy to see some new members. I’ve been enjoying the interactions we have and I’m sure you do. Stay safe and healthy. 


Patty Hurst-Reese – Commander 

ADJUTANT’S DESK  –  James Wilhoit

Renewal notices for 21-22 are out now. Please renew for this coming year. Easiest to do it on-line. Go to and follow the RENEWAL prompts. Be an EARLYBIRD and do it by Veterans Day and you’ll be eligible for a gift drawing. Thanks to the Auxiliary for the wonderful Oktoberfest Oct. 21st. 

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


The Hitching Rail Wellness Center and Retreat – Renton, WA

Attention Veterans and First Responders! Do you want to learn to ride a horse? Or do you already know how to ride a horse? Come join us for our 8 week Equine program starting October 9th. We still have a few spots open - Free to Veterans as always! If you can't make every class, there will be makeup session days.


Our Post sponsors four scouting units: Boy Scout Troop 498 (40 youths), Cub Scout Pack 468 (30 youths), and Venture Crew 498 (10 youths). The Venture group just started in 2017 and is made up of both boys and girls, and they meet at the Post on the second and fourth Wednesdays of each month. If you’d like to get involved with the Scouts, contact Scouting Chair Tom Mechler, 425-255-0922, 

Boy Scouts sexual abuse claims information.

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.