The American Legion
Herbert Griffin Post 19
Columbia, Tennessee


                        DECEMBER 2017

       "Merry Christmas and Happy New Year"

Our next regularly scheduled meeting will be Tuesday, December 5th. at 6:00 p.m.  The meal will be
hamburgers, hot dogs and trimmings.

Jackpots: Alan Hays won the small jackpot of $42.45. The “Large Jackpot” was not won and will be
increased for our next meeting. By not being present at the meeting, those who missed out on the
opportunity to win were:
Michael Grabowski         $97.00
James Long                    $48.00
William Thurman             $24.00
John M. Kirk                    $24.00
Terry Trumitch                $24.00

December’s Large Jackpot will be $146.00
You have to be at the meeting when your name is called, in order to win! Come join us and share in the
friendships, meal, meeting, and a chance to win cash.

Post 19 Website:  Encourage other members to view their newsletter on the website.

New Members: The Post welcomed one visitor and two new members. One of which was a transfer, and
one who is a past POW and WWII veteran.

Post 19 Food Bank: Member Jimmy Lee has started a “food bank” for veterans in need. Please bring non-
perishable goods to the Post. Best time to bring things is on meeting night. Jimmy’s been adding hygiene
supplies to his food collection campaign.

Free Training: Sam Richardson will be offering a Civilian “Combat” Lifesaver Course for anyone who is

First Aid Training: Contact Kim Smith at (931) 797-7526 if interested in attending future training sessions.

Comments: Please carry membership applications with you. Try to recruit at least one new member this
year. Tell your friends about Post 19, Squadron 19, and Auxiliary Unit 19, and encourage them to join the
Post 19 American Legion family.

Post Everlasting: We lost long time members Joe Foster, Hal Morgan and Ray Gibson.

Van Drivers Needed: Diane Burgess is asking for volunteers to drive the VA van. She lost a driver and is
now the only driver. Her mother is elderly and needs close support. Please help by becoming a van driver for
our needy veterans. The van travels to the VA hospitals in Murfreesboro and Nashville. Give Diane a call if
you would like to help. Her number is 931-215-8909.

Sick Call: Post members on sick call are; Don Richardson, Donald Cooper, James Parrish, Robert P.
Norman, Jimmy Hill, Paul Carpenter, Larry Hann, William T. Wall, Michael Lampley, Charles (Dewey)
Skellington, John Hamilton, and Frank McBride.

Commander’s Message:
I want to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. Post 19 has had a great year with new
members and many successful programs. We will continue our mission of helping veterans into the New
Year and sharing fellowship as we meet and enjoy our times together. Please pray for our country and stand
strong for the principles of the American Legion.

God Bless America
Jimmy Lee
American Legion Post 19 Commander