The American Legion
Herbert Griffin Post 19
Columbia, Tennessee
Newsletter


                                    


                          
                        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. legionpost19.com

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
interested.

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


                  

             
           HERBERT GRIFFIN AMERICAN LEGION AUXILIARY, UNIT #19

HAPPY THANKSGIVING and MERRY CHRISTMAS TO EVERYONE.  WE HOPE THAT THE HOLIDAYS
ARE  WONDERFUL FOR YOU, FAMILY AND FRIENDS.  WE HOPE THAT THE BLESSINGS OF THE
HOLIDAYS ARE JUST WHAT YOU WANTED AND THAT THEY WILL REMAIN WITH YOU ALL YEAR
LONG.

THE UNIT HAD A GREAT VETERANS DAY FOR MANY OF OUR MEMBERS, VETERANS AND THEIR
FAMILIES.  A SPECIAL THANKS TO JAMES PATTERSON FOR A GREAT PROGRAM ON THE SQUARE.
THANK YOU JANE NORTON FOR PLANNING A WONDERFUL MEAL THAT WAS ENJOYED
BY ALL AND THANK YOU MEMBERS FOR YOUR HELP AND DESSERTS.

THE PAST PRESIDENTS OF THE UNIT WERE HONORED AT THE LAST MEETING. THERE WERE 9
PAST PRESIDENTS IN ATTENDANCE.  AGAIN, THANK YOU JANE NORTON PAST PRESIDENT
PARLEY CHAIRMAN FOR THE GIFTS AND LOVELY TABLE ARRANGEMENT.  IT WAS OUR PRIVILEDGE
TO HAVE SERVED THIS WONDERFUL UNIT AND TO CONTINUE TO HELP IT PROSPER.

WE MISSED ALL WHO COULD NOT ATTEND THE LAST MEETING.  WE ARE HAVING SUCH FUN AND
DO WISH THAT ALL OF YOU WOULD COME JOIN US.  OUR NEXT MEETING WILL BE DECEMBER 5
TH AT 6:00 PM.  THIS IS VETERANS AFFAIRS AND REHABILITATION MONTH AND THE PROGRAM
WILL BE DIRECTED BY CHAIRMAN LIBBY MOSS.  THE UNIT WILL ONCE AGAIN BE GOING TO THE
MURFREESBORO VA FOR THE AMERICAN LEGION AUXILIARY CHRISTMAS PARTY.  THAT DATE IS
DECEMBER 9TH AND ALL ARE INVITED INCLUDING THE LEGIONNAIRES AND SONS. PLEASE COME
JOIN US .

UNTIL NEXT MONTH MAY GOD BLESS YOU DURING THIS MOST SPECIALTIME OF THE YEAR.
THE LORD WILL BLESS SOMEONE TODAY AND IT WILL BE YOU.

PUBLIC RELATIONS CHAIRMAN BARBARA MC ADAMS