The American Legion
Herbert Griffin Post 19
Columbia, Tennessee


                                     JULY 2018


Our next regularly scheduled meeting will be held on Tuesday, July 3rd at 6:00 p.m.  The menu will be fried
chicken, potato salad, baked beans and dessert.

Jackpots: Charles Brown won the small jackpot of $35.70.
By not being present at the meeting, the one who missed out on the opportunity to win the big jackpot was:
Will Cheek, who missed out on winning $192.00
George Russel missed out on $96.00, Joe High, Daniel Rightmire, and Murry Thomas Culberson each lost
out on an opportunity to take home $48.00 by not being present.

July’s Large Jackpot will be $235.00
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 on the Monday after each Post 19 Legion meeting. Our July
meeting will be held on Monday, July 9th.

New Members: We had two new members and 2 guests attend our June meeting.

Post 19 Food Bank: 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

Columbia Firefighters Association: In support of the Columbia Firefighters, Post 19 made a $250.00

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.

Flag Day:
There will be a flag day ceremony held on the courthouse steps at 5:00pm.


The officers for 2018-2019 are:
Post Commander: Darrell Van Dusen
First Vice Commander: Roger Gilliam
Second Vice Commander: Abe Preznik
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: Ray Dye
Historian: Bob Stephenson

Commander’s Message: This will be my final Commander’s message so I want to thank everyone;
Legionnaires, Auxiliary, SAL, and Legion Riders for your support which has made this legion great.  Post 19
does not miss a beat:  youth baseball, boy’s/girl’s state, oratorical contest, national holidays, veterans
support, flag folding, the famous ham breakfast, and the list goes on.  Only this membership can make this
I know you will give our new commander, Darrell Van Dusen and all post officers your full support to continue
the tradition of American Legion Herbert Griffin Post 19.
Important dates:
Flag day June 14 – pause for the pledge at 7:00 PM
Fathers’ day June 17
Dept. Convention in Murfreesboro June 22-24.  You can still make reservations but late registration fee is
National Convention in Minneapolis Aug 24-30
God Bless America
Jimmy Lee, Commander Post 19

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, John Hamilton, JB Napier, Bobby
Harris, James R Ford, and Frank McBride.