Notes from American Legion Post 94
Posted: Thursday, July 23, 2009 12:43 pm
By: Hyla Richardson
Those who are present the third Thursday evening of each month are given the opportunity to enjoy a delicious dinner that is prepared by Legion cooks and provided by American Legion Post 94. This was true in June, and members who were not present missed a good dinner and the meetings that followed.
Following the dinner, the two young men who attended Boys State thanked the Legion for sending them and gave reports of their activities while there.
They told about the different kinds of government in which they were involved. After returning to school this fall, they will have the opportunity to tell the junior boys about their experiences at Boys State. This might convince some of the eligible boys to attend next year. The two who attended this year are James Wilson, son of Mike and Holly Wilson and Jeffrey Reid, son of Jerry and Ruth Reid.
Following the joint meeting, the Auxiliary held its meeting that began with a call to order by President Sandra Klutts. The devotional was given by Chaplain Janice Alford whose topic was forgiveness. Secretary/Treasurer Shirley Alexander read the minutes of the May meeting and gave the treasurer’s report, and both were approved.
Included in the treasurer’s report was the amount of money that people gave when they were offered a poppy and a chance to help the hospitalized veterans. The members of the Auxiliary are grateful for all who gave a donation.
Two scholarships of $250 each were given. The recipients were Riley Beth Moran, daughter of Scot and Debbie Moran, and Hillerie Dawn Rickman, daughter of Randal and Carolyn Rickman.
A thank you card from Freda King Fraser was read expressing thanks for a donation given in honor of her mother, Rebecca King, a long-time member of the Auxiliary. A thank you note from Rebecca Moore was read expressing thanks for being allowed to attend Girls State. She is the daughter of Ken and Sue Moore.
Some of the members of Post 94 have health problems and wishes for better health are extended to Daniel Vitale, Howard Smith and Crazy Horse Goode. A benefit dinner was held to raise funds for a member of Legion Post 94.
Post Commander Jackie Damell expressed in The Sharpshooter some of his thoughts about some of the previous conflicts this country has been involved, including some that were not finished. In spite of all this country had endured, it is still considered to be the envy of many other countries throughout the world.
Adjutant Larry Tackett expressed thanks to those last-minute members that paid dues which allowed the post to meet its membership quota on time. He would like to have a less stressful time for the next year.
The Memorial Day Program on the courthouse lawn was successful according to Service Officer Keith Dublin. He suggests that 8 group veterans who have been refused benefits should apply again.
The next meeting date is at 7 p.m., Thursday, July 16. Please plan to attend.