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

Post and Auxiliary Meetings

Next meeting of Post 19  –  October 12, 2021 at 7:00PM
Our meetings are in person and on Zoom
No meetings during July or August

Café Vets for October will be Oktoberfest Themed


The Auxiliary of Post 19 is inviting all members of Post 19 and their spouses to an Oktoberfest Luncheon following the Oktober Café Vets. Members may invite a guest. The luncheon is free but please read this  additional information.

Click here for important addition information.

We meet the third Thursday of every month except December

Café Vets

Next meeting October 21

10:00am to Noon

This is an informal time to meet and have fellowship with 

your fellow Legion members. Coffee and snacks.

July meeting photos – Click here



Post 19 Honor Guard 


Our Honor Guard serves at Tahoma National Cemetery each month. We conduct interment services. We are looking for more volunteers. Are you interested and would like more information with no obligation? Contact John King:  ‭(425) 432-0631‬



Good day Legionnaires...I hope this newsletter finds you all well and getting ready to start full activities again. We did do our Memorial Day Service at Senior Center and Mt Olivet Cemetery, thank you to all that showed up. Disappointing that Greenwood Memorial Day was cancelled again this year. Renton River Days booths and parade are cancelled. By now everyone received Poppy letters, please consider donating to the Auxiliary, to help fund next years veteran programs. Café Vets has started again, the 3rd Thursday of every month, except December, 1000 - 1200. Come enjoy coffee, light snacks or BYO, and great conversation. During our next planning t Aug. 3, we will discuss whether to continue our end of month socials and which day of week, Sunday vs Thursday. If you have comments let me know. 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. There is a hall usage policy in place, if you need space for no greater than 80 people, consider the Post Hall. All donations are going to our Children’s Fund. 


Please consider joining the Honor Guard if you are able, even a once a month commitment helps. Be Safe, FOR GOD AND COUNTRY..... 
Patty Hurst Reese - Commander

ADJUTANT’S DESK  –  James Wilhoit


Following up on our High School student Swadesh Sistla, who won the Dept. of WA Constitutonal Speech Contest in Ephrata March 13th. Swadesh will be giving his speech to the Dept. Conventon at the Bellevue Hilton in July, most likely on the Fri. morning session on the 10th. Renewal notices for 2021-22 will be coming out soon. 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. Have a good summer.

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.

Scholarship Offered

My name is Lieutenant Colonel Robert Kirkland (U.S. Army, Retired). I am a life member of the VFW and a member of the American Legion. I am reaching out to you to see if you can post to your website an annual scholarship we are sponsoring for a student who served in the U.S. Army Special Forces and is now a full time student. The award is for $1000.
It is named in honor of Captain James Ahn who died in a tragic parachuting accident while with his unit in Washington State in 2015. The following is the link to the website
:  CPT James Ahn Memorial Scholarship. I was James’ Army ROTC Professor of Military Science when he was a cadet at the University of California Riverside.
Thanks so much for your help with letting your members know about this scholarship.
LTC Rob Kirklan    

The Post has Medical Support Equipment includ- ing 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.