|The American Legion
Herbert Griffin Post 19
Our next regularly scheduled meeting will be held on Tuesday, April 6th at 6:00 p.m. (no meal)
David Wade won the small jackpot $27.90
By not being present at the meeting, the ones who missed out on the opportunity to win the big
jackpot was: Ronald Richardson for $476.00 Frances Roncskevitz missed out on half the pot for
$238.00, Todd Peach, Randy Hall and Archie Steen Jr missed out on the quarter jackpot of
$119.00 in winnings.
Don’t miss out on next month’s Jackpot it will be worth a whopping $505.50
SICK CALL: Post members on sick call are; Don Richardson, Robert P. Norman, Jimmy Hill,
William T. Wall, Bobby Harris, Donald Taylor, Kirby Howell, and Frank McBride. Wayne Roberts,
Jimmy Lee, Jack Stanfill, Archie Steen,
Post 19 Website: Encourage other members to view their newsletter on the website.
New Members: O.C. Davis
Rotary Auctioneer Contest: Once again, Post 19 is honored to join with the Columbia Breakfast
Rotary Club in their Auctioneer Contest. Post 19 will provide auction items and share in the
proceeds. The contest will be held on April 9th from 8:30 AM until Noon at the Tennessee
Livestock Barn, 1231 Industrial Park Road, Columbia. The contest is always fun...come out and
support this effort by both the Rotary and Post 19.
Need Help: If you can help with Military Honors as a flag folder, contact Donny Walters at (931)
Post Everlasting: 2/4/21 Michael Lee Herbert, 2/8/21 Daniel Huto (Florida), Eugene Miller
passed in 2020
FLAGS FOLDED: : 2/5/212 Porter Alexander 2/6/21 Freddy Bray, 2/9/21 Harold Church, 2/16/21
Billy Clark, 2/21/21 Don Orr, & Jack Sowell Jr., 2/26/21 Melvin Potts & James W. Callen, 2/28/21
Our Membership: As of the January meeting our goal for 2020 membership is 515 members, 420
have paid. We still need 95 and stand at approximately 82%.
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 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.
Commander’s Message: A special thanks to everyone that attended the March’s meeting. In the
best interest of the Post 19 Membership not to have a meal with the meetings for the foreseeable
future. Due to no meals being served and daylight savings time we’ll start our meetings at 6:00 PM.
Good Morning ladies
Hope everyone is safe and well. This is a hard time for everyone but as they say we will get through this.
We will have our elections when we are allowed to meet again and the same time, we will install the officers.
Please be thinking about taking an office and helping our unit grow.
Girls State has been cancelled for the usually one. We are still working on having something for the girls. It
will cost $50.00 for each girl – that includes their shirt. We feel since they cannot experience the whole
program, we can give them a small portion of what it is about. So sad it did not work out this year. Our staff
has really been working hard on putting something together for these girls. Thanks everyone for all the hard
work you have put into it. Maybe after all this is over, we can still have a tea for our delegates. I am in the
process of making a certificate for each girl and I will need the names of our delegates when you have them.
As it stands right now the Convention for May 30th and 31st is still on. The American Legion is working with
the Hotel to see about another date if we cannot have it then. They are looking at June and July. Go ahead
and register at the hotel if you plan to stay. You can cancel two days ahead if we do not have the
Convention in May. The Awards Luncheon is $37.00 each this year. We need our list to the Department by
We will have the Awards Luncheon if we do not have a Convention. This will be later in the year. We will
have our department election the same time.
Hope everyone is working on their Reports. I have finished the ones and e-mailed them to the Chairman.
These are the ones finished – Leadership, Gold Star, Children and Youth, National Security, AEF,
Cavalcade of Memories, Constitution and By-Laws, Child Welfare, Community Service, Music, and Past
Presidents Parley. Libby is working on Poppy, Membership and Finance, Gail is working on Americanism
and Legislation, Joanne Public Relations, and Girls State. Thanks everyone for all the hard work.
We sent our revised Constitution and By-Laws to the Department. We will make copies and give to each
person present at our next meeting.
Candidates for the Department – Middle TN VP – Lynda Storm, VP Melinda Hackney, President – Glenda
Vilseck. We do not have a 7th District President yet. These are the ones we would be voting on. No one is
running against these candidates.
If you have any Public Relations items please send to Joanne Ring, so she can send it on to Melinda
We need to have our Officer’s and Chairman’s list into the Department by June 15th. Maybe before then we
will be able to meet.
If you have any questions, please call or e-mail and I will try to answer your questions or will find out and get
back with you.
Everyone stay safe and well. Looking forward in seeing you soon.
Unit 19 President