The American Legion
Herbert Griffin Post 19
Columbia, Tennessee
Newsletter


               

                                                          APRIL 2019

            


Our next regularly scheduled meeting will be held on Tuesday, April 2nd at 6:00 p.m. The menu will be
Meatloaf, Mashed Potatoes, Green Beans and Slaw.

The next Legion Riders meeting will be held on Monday April 8th at 6:00 p.m.

Jackpots: Chad Gillehall won the small jackpot of $61.65
By not being present at the meeting, the one who missed out on the opportunity to win the big jackpot was:
Bruce D Dunn who missed out on winning $350.50.
William Brent Jr. missed out on winning $175.00, and Wayne G. Patterson, Gene Baxter, and David Runkle
missed out on the chance to go home with $88.00.

March’s Large Jackpot will be $350.50
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. legionpost19.com

New Members: We had several guests and 4 new members attend our March meeting.
Our Department and District officers were present to present Sue Patterson with a nicely framed
Remembrance.

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.

Our Membership: As of the March meeting our goal for 2019 membership is 580 members, 511 have paid,
we need 69 more to reach 100%, and stand at 88.1% of our goal.

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 also last year we proudly
added Chapter 19 of the American Legion Riders. Please encourage veterans and their eligible family
members to join the Post 19 American Legion family.


Lifeline Screening will be holding their event at Post 19 on Wednesday, March 13th.


ANNOUNCEMENTS:

MARCH HAM BREAKFAST - THE GROSS AND NET INCOMES FROM THIS EVENT WILL BE SHARED
OUT AT OUR APRIL MEETING. WE HAD LOTS OF VOLUNTEERS THIS YEAR INCLUDING THE JROTC
FROM COLUMBIA CENTRAL.

EDDIE ABLES IS HOLDING THE AUCTION ON THURSDAY, APRIL 4TH. THIS IS THE AUCTION THAT
WE COMMITTED TO DONATE ITEMS TO BE AUCTIONED OFF. IF YOU DID NOT BRING AN ITEM
TONIGHT OR EARLIER, YOU NEED TO FIND A WAY TO GET IT TO ROGER GILLIAM ON YOUR OWN
BEFORE THE EVENT.

COMMANDER VAN DUSEN HAS SCHEDULED A PRIDE DAY ON SATURDAY, MARCH 16TH AT 9:00AM.
PLEASE MARK YOUR CALENDARS TO COME OUT AND HELP CLEAN UP THE GROUNDS.

AUXILIARY UNIT 19 WILL BE HOSTING AN OPEN HOUSE AT THE POST FOR THE AMERICAN LEGION’
S 100TH YEAR ANNIVERSARY ON SUNDAY, MARCH 24TH FROM 1:00 TO 4:00.

AT THE MID-WINTER CONFERENCE IT WAS STATED THAT DURING THE NATIONAL CONVENTION IN
JULY 2019 A VOTE WAS EXPECTED THAT WOULD CLOSE THE GAPS IN QUALIFYING TO BECOME A
LEGION MEMBER. MEANING THAT IF YOU SERVED, YOU QUALIFIED, FILLING IN THE GAPS. THIS
WOULD ALSO ALLOW MORE DESCENDANTS TO QUALIFY FOR THE SAL, AND THE LEGION RIDERS.

Sick Call: Post members on sick call are; Don Richardson, James Parrish, Robert P. Norman, Jimmy Hill,
Larry Hann, William T. Wall, Charles (Dewey) Skellington, J.B. Napier, Bobby Harris, Donald Taylor, David
Wise, Billy Stanfill, Ray Dye, Larry Watts, Wayne Voss, Earl Pettus, and Frank McBride.

Post Everlasting - We lost two members in February, and a past Ladies Auxiliary Unit 19 President. James
Patterson, Jim Lester and Charlotte “Ann” Neeley.