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CORONA VIRUS/COVID-19 NOTICE, 25 March 2020 Update
In response to the COVID-19 Pandemic, American Legion Post 290 is taking the following actions in order to protect its members, patrons, and community:
- The General Membership meeting scheduled for April 14th is canceled.
- Effective immediately, BINGO will suspend operations until at least April 23rd unless otherwise directed by the Government.
- The Club Room/Social Quarters is closed through April 23rd unless otherwise directed by the Government.
- No gatherings at the Post or Annex of more than 10 people are allowed until at least April 23rd unless otherwise directed by the Government. As a result of this restriction, the following scheduled events are canceled/postponed to a date yet to be determined:
- Girls State Interviews - CANCELED - the Girls State Program for 2020 has been canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic
- Boys State Interviews - POSTPONED, Date TBD
- Law Cadet Interviews - POSTPONED, Date TBD
- 290 Club - POSTPONED, Date TBD
- Easter Egg Hunt at the Sports Complex, CANCELED
Honor Guard Steak Night at Post 290, CANCELED
Additional updates to scheduled events will be posted as notifications are made.
We encourage everyone to take the recommended and necessary precautions to protect themselves, their families, and the community by limiting social interaction to only essential activities. Stay safe!
** General Membership Meeting**
Tuesday, April 14th, at 7:30pm has been CANCELED
**Executive Committee Meeting**
Monday, April 27th, at 7:30pm
See Club Room tab for updated hours of operation!
Bingo Volunteers Needed!
Post 290 Bingo is under New Management and is looking to establish two or more regular crews to support a monthly schedule.
Be part of a high performing volunteer team having a positive impact on Post 290s support to veterans and community initiatives!
Contact Jim Perham, text/call 540-497-1442, to volunteer or for more details!
Mission BBQ is OPEN for pickup and delivery service; local delivery service is new and free for orders over $25
The April 2020 newsletter can be viewed by clicking HERE!
~ Click on the Newsletter tab for previous editions ~
26 Mar -
Jr Shooters Practice at the Annex, 6pm CANCELED
TBD - Boys State Interviews - See Boys State page for schedule
TBD - Law Cadet Interviews, 7pm
TBD - 290 Club POSTPONED, Date TBD
12 Apr -
Easter Sunday; Easter Egg Hunt at the Sports Complex, CANCELED
18 Apr -
Honor Guard Steak Night at Post 290, 4:30- 7:30pm CANCELED
20 Apr - Boys State Orientation Meeting, 7pm
26 Apr -
Girls State Orientation Meeting, CANCELED
11-18 May - Scholarship Interviews
16 May - Jr Shooters Awards Dinner
BINGO EVERY WEDNESDAY AND FRIDAY - DOORS OPEN AT 4:45PM
BOYS STATE COUNSELORS NEEDED!
If you might be interested in serving as a Counselor for Boys State, please contact Frenchie Burnett, 540-220-1905 or email@example.com
American Legion Riders Post 290 VA
The Riders have their own page on this website!
For up-to-date information, please see the Riders'
Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/ALR290/ or visit them at www.alriders290.org
Please send questions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Post 290 is on Facebook and Twitter!
If you haven’t done so already, please take a few minutes and visit our Facebook page and “Like” us. We update Facebook regularly with information about issues important and of interest to our veterans and active duty military and their families. Please let John Haehn know what else you'd like to see.
In addition, if you have a Twitter account, please take a few minutes, search for the Post's Twitter account (@LegionPost290VA), and then click on "Follow." The Post's Twitter account "follows" a variety of military and Virginia Twitter accounts and sends out helpful information at least once per day. In addition, for those in charge of events (e.g., Bingo, baseball), if an event is delayed, please send a "tweet" to our Twitter account from your personal account. Please tell John in person, via email or by tweet with suggestions of other Twitter accounts to follow.
TWITTER ACCOUNT: @LegionPost290VA
Since our charter in 1947, our American Legion Post has been welcoming VETERANS from all branches of our Armed Forces. Today, we continue to welcome all military personnel serving our country. Joining our Post enables you to continue serving your God, Country and Community Our mission is to implement the goals, aspirations, dreams, peace and blessings for our country, friends and families embodied in our preamble below.
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