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

Fred Hancock Auxiliary Unit No. 19

Our Purpose

 

In fulfillment of our Mission, the American Legion Auxiliary adheres to the following purposes:

  • To support and advocate for veterans, active military and their families
  • To support the initiatives and programs of The American Legion
  • To foster patriotism and responsible citizenship
  • To award scholarships and promote quality education and literacy
  • To provide educational and leadership opportunities that uphold the ideals of freedom and democracy and encourage good citizenship and patriotism in government
  • To increase our capacity to deliver our Mission by providing meaningful volunteer opportunities within our communities
  • To empower our membership to achieve personal fulfillment through Service Not Self
Christine Gray-Scott , Unit 19 Auxiliary President
It’s almost Fall Y’all! Wow, Summer flew by and your Unit 19 Auxiliary is busy getting ready for the new Season’s Activities. A quick recap of our main summer event, the Auxiliary Rummage Sale held July 8th and 9th at Post 19, was a huge success! We really can not thank you enough for your multiple generous donations of sellable items for the Sale, for shopping at the sale, and for helping us advertise, set up, and clean up, it couldn’t have happened without your help. And a special ‘thanks again’ to Bryan Harper, Kevin Rose, Kyle Green and Sara Rowan for help- ing us with trucks, lifting, and hauling! And I do need to mention how extremely grateful we are for a very large do- nation of items from Audiobook Ministries as they downsized from one office to a smaller one. If you know of someone blind, visually impaired, or unable to read due to a handicap, Audiobook Ministries offers inspirational books and current magazines recorded for listening, they have over 3,000 titles recorded and their services are free. Audiobook Ministries is a local Seattle based non-profit Christian Ministry and can be reached at www.audiobookministries.org. They are in fact looking for another free or low rent space for their office if you know of a church or similar office space for them. Hmmm.... let’s see, and now the question remains, are we having another Rummage Sale again next summer? Stay tuned for further information! I would also like to mention here that despite the Covid challenges, our 2022 Poppy campaign was very well received and it was touching to see our Post, Auxiliary, and the Public’s dedication and support of the important message and effort, thank you. A special ‘shout out’ to Dunn Lumber for their generous Poppy Fund donation (please remember Dunn Lumber for your building needs) and also to QFC Renton Highlands longtime Manager ‘Pete’ for once again allowing the Auxiliary to set up and pass Poppies outside that store. And now we move on to planning our next major Unit 19 Auxiliary Event, The 2nd Annual Rhonda Jarvis Memorial Oktoberfest! That’s right, we had so much fun last year, and we hear you did too, that we are going to do it again!! This year to be held October 27th Noon-3pm at Post 19! We are bringing back our musical entertainment by Bonnie Birch a longtime N.W. favorite. Bonnie and her trio of musicians have preformed all over the Northwest at festivals, weddings, and parties etc. Bonnie is a virtuoso Accordionist with many, many years’ experience and this year she brings with her a multitalented German Singing Guitarist, and of course what would Oktoberfest music be without her professional Tuba player! So fun! We have some new surprises this year like our beautiful Silent Auction Baskets . These gift baskets are stuffed full of great items and would be excellent to give as Christmas or birthday gifts, so come ready to bid! We will also have raffle tickets for purchase to win several other items. All the delicious German Food Buffet ( including bratwurst, salads, and desserts ) are free, and so is a door prize raffle ticket for each attendee, for your pick of some nice prizes. Unit 19 Auxiliary wants to treat our whole District Veterans, their Families, and our fellow Auxiliary Members to a wonderful (or should I say Wunderbar ), fun party experience, that is our goal! So mark your calendars, we will need to RSVP so we know how many brats and strudels to cook! Some may be wondering about the name of this event and why Oktoberfest? For those of you that don’t know, Rhonda Jarvis American Legion Auxiliary Unit 19 Member and our Past President, was the daughter of our current Unit 19 Vice President Erika Tiede and past Post 19 Legionnaire Milton Tiede. Rhonda was a bright light, full of enthusiasm and devoted to her role with our Unit 19. You did not have to know Rhonda very long before realizing this was a sunny woman who loved to be social and have fun, she was also proud of her German American heritage, both Rhonda’s parents Erika and Milton being German Americans. So, when Rhonda passed, we thought a very fitting way to memorialize her was to gather our American Legion and Auxiliary Family together and have some fun, thus Oktoberfest! We think fun loving Rhonda would like this. We know a lot of Oktoberfest’s really emphasis the Beer aspect of the party, but not this one, although we do offer one free German beer per event attendee, we ask that if you want another beer you please bring a designated driver, because we love our American Legion and Auxiliary family and want you to be safe. We will have a few more fun surprises happening at the Oktoberfest Luncheon Party too. So please dust off your Lederhosen and Dirndl, practice your yodeling and polka boogie, and come enjoy the good food, great music and fun with us on October 27th Noon till 3pm! I do want to mention our new list of Officer’s for Unit 19:
President and Chaplain : Christine Gray-Scott, Vice President: Erika Tiede, Secretary and Historian: Diana Hagen, Treasurer: Elva Schulz, Sgt. at Arms: Evelyn Lundstrom Weiss. And this year we want to welcome new Unit Members: Janis Hyne, Evelyn’s twin sister Eleanor, and Sara Rowan now both a Post 19 and Unit 19 Member! We are so happy to welcome these newest Unit 19 Members.
And on a special note: Dear Post 19 Veterans, we the Unit 19 Auxiliary exist to support you, that is one of , if not THE main focus of our and ALL American Legion Auxiliaries, our Home Post Veterans. So how can we help? Do you have any ideas for how we can help the Post or even individual Post members? We do want to hear from you! Maybe a pancake breakfast? Or hosting a Poker game? Do you like having snacks after the Post meetings, should we continue? Do you know of someone who needs a ride to Post meetings, or of someone’s wife or family member who might like to join our Auxiliary but would need a ride to the meetings? Our Unit 19 loves having new Members!
We like to serve you Post 19 so please let us know how we can help, we will if we can. 
 
You can email the auxiliary President at www.chrisgrayscott@gmail.com , or call and leave a message or text to 206 948-5839 . HAPPY AUTUMN EVERYONE!!
 
Christine Gray-Scott , Unit 19 Auxiliary President 

COME JOIN US for Sew and Chat

 

We need your company/help in these projects for our veterans in the VA Hospitals.  We sew and tie lap robes, make ditty bags, stuff neck pillows, make wheel chair bags, wrap gifts and other things for the VA Hospital patients.  It doesn't requre much talent or experience - just come and enjoy.  We laugh and discuss the problems of the world.  Men are welcome to come join us.

 

Only a FEW hours are needed and so MUCH can be accomplished!

 

Post 19 Building

3224 NE 12TH St

Renton, WA 98056

 (425) 271-1439

Mailing address:

P.O. Box 503

Renton, WA 98057-0503

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