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P.O. Box 125, Stafford, Virginia 22555

Stafford American Legion Post 290

 

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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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To the wonderful patriotic citizens of the Stafford community. Join our Post as a Booster or sponsor. (click Sponsor or Booster Button for details). 100% of the monies raised are given back to the community. Help us to continue sponsoring Scholarships for our children; give aid and assistance to our local needy Veterans and their families. Help us to continue to support financially worthy community programs and projects.

 


Upcoming events at Post 290:
 
September 9th:  General Membership Meeting, 7:30pm
September 15th:  Remington Post 247 Golf Tournament at Prince William Golf Course, 10am
September 20th:  Post 290 Car Show and Yard Sale - See Special Events Page for more information!
October 4th:  Adult Softball Fundraiser Tournament
September 22nd:  Executive Committee Meeting, 7:30pm
October 14th:  General Membership Meeting - Boys/Girls State and Law Cadet Reception, 1900
October 24th-26th:  Fall State Convention, Williamsburg
 
BINGO: Every Wednesday and Friday! $1,000 Jackpot

Club Room: Our Post Club Room is opened from 5pm until 10 pm every Wed and Friday night. On Sat nights ,we are open from 5pm until 10 pm. You should take this opportunity to stop by and check out what’s happening in the Club Room. On Saturday nights we have game night and Wii Bowling. Come on out and have some fun and do a bit of socializing.


~HOT ITEMS~

Car Show & Yard Sale
Saturday, September 20th
American Legion Sports Complex
1151 Mountain View Road, Fredericksburg, VA 22406

RAIN DATE WILL BE SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 27TH

THIS IS PLANNED AS A FAMILY AFFFAIR.  THE CAR SHOW WILL FEATURE VINTAGE CARS FROM THE PAST.  REFRESHMENT WILL BE AVAILABLE.  THE YARD SALE WILL FEATURE TABLES FOR RENT FOR JUST 15.00, THE PERFECT SET UP FOR CRAFTERS AND ARTISANS OF ALL TYPES.  WE WILL ALSO FEATURE A VARIETY  OF FUN THINGS FOR THE KIDS INCLUDING A MOON BOUNCE, FACE PAINTING AND MORE.  FOR MORE INFORMATION CALL  OR TO RESEREVE A TABLE AT THE SALE CALL DAVE SPELLMAN AT 540-809-0255.

FOOD AND DRINK AVAILABLE!

BBQ Dinners will be available at the Concession Stand

 


American Legion Post 290 Baseball

Congratulations to the District 16 Champions

Post 290 Nationals

 


 

 2014-2015 Officer Elections

The following members have been elected to the designated positions by the General Membership for the 2014-2015 Service Year. 

 

2014-2015 Post Officers
Billet Name E-Mail Phone
Commander John Cox Commander@staffordpost290.org 540-295-4807
1st Vice Commander Bonnie Nichols Membership@staffordpost290.org  
2nd Vice Commander Fred Schwarz fschwarz56@gmail.com 540-371-6544
3rd Vice Commander Matthew Lee    
Adjutant Dave Anderson Adjutant@staffordpost290.org  
Finance Officer Garry Briggs garryb911@msn.com 540-659-3880
Service Officer Dave Spellman Service_Officer@staffordpost290.org 540-809-0255
Chaplain Glen Schelin Chaplain@staffordpost290.org 540-659-3694
Judge Advocate Keith Angle okangle@verizon.net 540-379-8788
Historian Mike Hodgkin mhodgkin@verizon.net 540-287-3666
Sergeant-At-Arms Les Wood sgtmaj.ret@verizon.net 540-220-4044
 
Executive Committee - 3yr Mickey Collis    
Executive Committee - 3yr John Hess    
Executive Committee - 2yr Ron Altstaetter    
Executive Committee - 2yr Don Shiffert    
Executive Committee - 1yr Jim Cheeseman    
Executive Committee - 1yr Lani Burnett    

Legion launches TBI/PTSD survey for veterans

Click on the link below to access the survey:

http://www.legion.org/veteranshealthcare/218406/legion-launches-tbiptsd-survey-veterans


 

 General Membership Meeting Minutes are now being posted to the website!

Click here for the minutes from our most recent meeting, 12/10/2013

Previous Meeting Minutes

February 11, 22014

January 14, 2014

December 10, 2013

November 12,2013

October 8, 2013

September 10, 2013

 


Subject: Renewal of Membership online

To All,

The time, effort and postage of American Legion membership dues renewal can all be saved through the new online Automatic Annual Renewal Program, now available nationwide.

Members can simply go to www.legion.org/renew and click "Renew Now" to safely and conveniently pay their post dues on an annual, automatic basis. Once a member enters the information requested, he or she can set the account for automatic annual renewal. Automatic renewal can also be set up by calling the toll-free American Legion customer service line at (800) 433-3318.

Following all industry standards to protect the personal financial safety of members, The American Legion will maintain a record of those participating in the program and, at the beginning of each new membership year, will automatically process the renewal, charging it to the credit or debit card of the member’s choice. The transaction would occur about July 15 of each year.

Once dues are successfully renewed automatically online, members will receive confirmation by email. It is, therefore, important that The American Legion has updated email addresses for participating members. To report a change of email address, phone number or other contact information, members can call toll-free (800) 433-3318, send an email to cs@legion.org, or go online at www.legion.org/membershipmanagement and use the "Change Address" option.

American Legion post dues rates can change one year to the next. Post dues rates in effect at the time of the automatic renewal will be applied.

Members can cancel participation in the Automatic Annual Renewal Program at any time. The cancellation will be applied to any future charges, and will not affect the benefits of any dues paid for the current year. All cancellation requests must be received by June 30 each year in order to ensure cancellation prior to the mid-July automatic renewal time.

Cancellation requests can be submitted by email to cs@legion.org or in writing to:

The American Legion Customer Service
PO Box 1954
Indianapolis, IN 46206

To complete a cancellation, the Legionnaire must include Member ID number, name, address, the last 4 digits of the credit/debit card number used, and a daytime telephone number in case customer-service representatives have any questions. Also helpful in the cancellation process is the transaction number that appears on the confirmation form received at the time automatic renewal is established.

Anytime members want to change the credit or debit card number used for the Automatic Renewal Program, or report a new expiration date, they can do so easily by calling the toll-free customer-service line at (800) 433-3318.

 


Items of Interest:

  Post 290 is on Facebook!
https://www.facebook.com/pages/American-Legion-Post-290-Stafford-VA/153699531460346 
 


Legionnaires,

For the military retirees in our ranks there appears to be a major change projected for TRICARE Prime on 1 October 2013.  Click on the link below for information concerning the upcoming changes . .   

http://www.military.com/features/0,15240,254518,00.html

TRICARE BENEFITS AT RISK!

Attention retired Legionnaires! Your TRICARE Prime benefits may be impacted during 2013 if you don't speak up. Defense officials are expected to announce that military retirees and their dependents that live more than 40 miles from a military treatment facility or BRAC (base closure) site will lose access to TRICARE Prime as early as next April. This move could force as many as 171,000 retirees to shift to TRICARE Standard, which would mean an increase in out-of-pocket costs--especially those with special needs dependents or other chronic health issues. For more information and links to contact your legislative representatives, visit:

http://www.military.com/military-report/171k-may-soon-lose-tricare-prime?ESRC=miltrep.nl

 


 

HELP WANTED:  Post 290 is looking for volunteers to serve as members of the Honor Guard.  Uniform shirts and trousers are provided.  If interested, contact Fred Miller for more information.

 


 

 

Click on the Events Calendar tab for additional information

 

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