The American Legion
Herbert Griffin Post 19
Columbia, Tennessee
Newsletter


              

                                                         MAY 2019

           


Our next regularly scheduled meeting will be held on Tuesday, May 7th at 6:00 p.m. The menu will be Spiral
Sliced Ham, Hash Brown Casserole, Baked Beans, Devil Eggs and Rolls.

The next Legion Riders meeting will be held on Monday, May13th at 6:00 p.m.

Jackpots: Ralph Rottgen won the small jackpot of $38.75
By not being present at the meeting, the one who missed out on the opportunity to win the big jackpot was:
Abe Praznik Jr. who missed out on winning $483.00.
Betsy Davis missed out on winning $242.00, and James Borum, Herman Hapwood, and Donald Harmon
missed out on the chance to go home with $121,00.

The May Large Jackpot will be $439.00
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. legionpost19.com

New Members:

Post Everlasting: We lost two members last month; Billy Stanfill Sr., and Bobby Joe Hemphill.

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, 524 have paid,
we need 56 more to reach 100%, and stand at 90% of our goal.

Officers: The election of our officers for 2019-2020 will take place at our May meeting.

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.



AUXILIARY UNIT 19 HOSTED AN OPEN HOUSE AT THE POST FOR THE AMERICAN LEGION’S 100TH
YEAR ANNIVERSARY ON SUNDAY, MARCH 24TH.

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.

Officers for 2019-2020 will be:

Roger Gilliam; Commander
Terry Locke; 1st Vice Commander
Eddie Ables; Second Vice Commander
Gene McShane; 3rd Vice Commander
Bob Stephenson; Adjutant
Donny Walters; Finance Officer
Eddie Rogers; Chaplain
To Be Determined; Veterans Services Officer
Bob Stephenson; Historian
Calvin Cheek; Judge Advocate
Diane Burgess and Sharon Metheny; Sgt. At Arms

Important dates:
May 7th, election of officers.


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.

James Patterson’s seating location at our meetings has been reserved in his memory.