The American Legion
Herbert Griffin Post 19
Columbia, Tennessee


                             NOVEMBER 2018


Our next regularly scheduled meeting will be held on Tuesday, November 6th at 6:00 p.m. The meal will be
Poppyseed Chicken and rice, roasted carrots and fruit jello.

The next Legion Riders meeting will be held on Monday November 12th at 6:00 p.m.

Jackpots: Earl Pettus won the small jackpot of $35.18

By not being present at the meeting, the one who missed out on the opportunity to win the big jackpot was:
Robert J Cottrell who missed out on winning $243.00. He also missed out on $68.00 that he could have won
if he attended the September meeting!

Bobby Davis missed out on $122.00, Art Warren, Chad Helton, and Arthur Craig all missed out on $61.00 by
not being present.

November’s Large Jackpot will be $276.00

You have to be at the meeting when your name is called, in order to win! Come join us and share in the
friendship, meal, meeting, and a chance to win cash.

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

Legion Riders: Our meetings will be held at 6:00 in the Club on the Monday after each Post 19 Legion
meeting. Our November meeting will be held on Monday November 12th at 6:00.

New Members:
We had 2 new members and 1 guest attend our October meeting.

Sick Call: Post members on sick call are; Don Richardson, James Parrish, Robert P. Norman, Jimmy Hill,
Paul Carpenter, Larry Hann, William T. Wall, Charles (Dewey) Skellington, J.B. Napier, Bobby Harris, Billy
Stanfill, Ray Dye, and Frank McBride.

Post 19 Food Bank: Past Commander Jimmy Lee is continuing with his “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.

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

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.

The officers for 2018-2019 are:
Post Commander: Darrell Van Dusen
First Vice Commander: Roger Gilliam
Second Vice Commander: Terry Locke
Third Vice Commander: Eddy Ables
Adjutant: Bob Stephenson
Finance Officer: Donny Walters
Judge Advocate: Calvin Cheek
Service Officer: James Patterson
Sgt. at Arms (2): Diane Burgess & Sharon Metheny
Chaplain: Eddie Rogers
Historian: Bob Stephenson

Commander’s Message:
Important dates:
7th District Convention at Post 19 at 6:00 on Saturday, October 27th. The meal is $10.00
Our Country Ham Breakfast will be hosted on November 3rd from 6:30 to 10:00. Come early to help set up.
Friday, November 2nd is our day for preparing for the breakfast. We’ll begin preparing at 3:00 pm. on Friday.
After the Country Ham Breakfast, at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, November 3rd, Department Membership
Chairman, Luther Holsonback will be conducting the “Basic Training” class at Post 19. It takes about 3 hours
to complete.
Don’t forget the Spaghetti Supper that our Auxiliary is hosting on October 19th at 6:00 p.m. This is their
primary fundraiser. Come on out for some great spaghetti and support Auxiliary Unit 19.