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P.O. Box 125, Stafford, Virginia 22555

Stafford American Legion Post 290

 

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Since our charter in , 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:
 
April 8th:  General Membership Meeting, 7:30pm
April 12th:  250 Club Dinner, 7pm
April 15th:  Boys State Orientation and Social, 7pm
April 27th:  Venture Crew Breakfast - All You Can Eat for $5 - from 8am - 11am
April 28th:  Executive Board Meeting, 7:30pm
April 30th:  Scholarship/Medallion Application Deadline
May 3rd:  Stafford County 350th Anniversary Founder's Day Parade
May 6th:  Scholarship/Medallion Interviews, 6pm
May 13th:  General Membership Meeting - Annual Officer Elections, 7:30pm
May 24th:  Memorial Day Flag Deployment, 8am
May 25th:  Venture Crew Breakfast - All You Can Eat for $5 - from 8am - 11am
May 26th:  Memorial Day Open House, noon
June 15th-21st:  Boys State @ Radford University; Girls State @ Longwood University
June 22nd-29th:  Jr Law Cadet Course at Virginia State Police Academy
 
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.


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From: Bob Brady
Date: Mar 1, 2014 3:33:22 PM
Subject: District call letter
To: twahl67@gmail.com

 

To All,

Tom Wahl, 16th District Commander for 2013-2014,  invites members of your Post to attend the 16th District Spring Conference.  Any member in good standing of the American Legion Posts of the 16th District is welcome to attend.

 

Stafford Post 290 will be hosting the conference.  Post 290 is located at 1204 American Legion Road Stafford, VA

 

Sunday March 30th, starting at 2 PM.

 

This is also the meeting of the District Nominating committee.  Anyone wising to hold a position in the 16th please contact Bill Brytant  wbillbryant@aol.com,  or Dave Stein ds_patriot@verizon.net

 

This is our last day to make reservations for the Department Spring Conference Virginia Beach March 14-16 

See valegion.org web site upcoming events. for more details.

 

Big Event coming to the 16th District in April.  More details to follow.

 

Dinner at Post 330  Saturday night     April 5 

Breakfast Post 290 Sunday morning April 6

 

16th District Spring Conference Sunday March 30 at 2 PM  Stafford Post 290

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2014 Scholarship Applications Posted

All current scholarship applications have been posted to the Scholarship page!

2014 Boys State Selections Posted

See Boys State Page for details!


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


HONORING OUR HEROES JOB FAIR

 

Greetings Department of Virginia,

 

There is a hiring event coming to your area, please help us spread the word to our veterans.   If you can support this event , let me know.

 

http://www.hiringourheroes.org/hiringourheroes/military-spouse-hiring-fair-and-career-forum-ft-belvoir-va4

 

February 19, 2014
Hiring fair: Feb 19th, 2014 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m

Military Spouse Hiring Fair and Career

Ft. Belvoir Community Center

1200 Taylor Road
Fort Belvoir, VA, 22060

Best Regards,

 

Davy G. Leghorn

Assistant Director, Veterans Employment & Education Division

The American Legion

Office: 202.263.5746

Mobile: 202.999.6867

Fax: 202.861.0404

Email: dleghorn@legion.org


HIGH SCHOOL ORATORICAL CONTEST

Stafford American Legion Oratorical Contest was held at the Stafford American Legion hall on Saturday, January 11, 2014

Congratulations to North Stafford High School's Karen Me, the 2014 Post 290 Oratorical champion who will represent our Post at the District competition at Post 10 in Manassas. Ms. Me is now a two-time Post 290 champion; good luck at the District!

 


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:

 WWII Veterans of the 29th Infantry Division Wanted!

The Stafford County 350th Anniversary Committee and the North Stafford Rotary Club are seeking WWII veterans that were members of the 29th Infantry Division and landed on the beaches of Normandy, France as part of OPERATION OVERLORD to solicit veterans' participation in the 3 May 2013 Stafford County 350th Founder's Day Parade.  Interested veterans can contact Mr. Bob Sollom at (540) 840-9310 or email: SOL136@msn.com .  Further information regarding the parade and other 350th activities can be found at:  www.northstaffordrotary.org/index.php/stafford-350th-parade and http://www.stafford350.com/. 

 


 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

November 12,2013  

October 8, 2013

September 10, 2013  

 


 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.

 


Post Members who possess a key and an alarm pass code for the Legion Hall need to contact 3rd Vice Commander, Garry Briggs, ASAP so that your code will not be erased from the system. All security codes are being validated to ensure that security procedures are maintained. 


  2013-2014 Officer Elections

The following members have been elected to the designated positions by the General Membership for the 2013-2014 Service Year. 

 

Billet 

Name 

E-Mail 

Phone 

Commander: Mike F. Scullin hokiemike@hotmail.com 540-446-4644
1st Vice Commander:    John Cox johnwcox@ymail.com 540-295-4807
2nd Vice Commander: Ken White  ken.white@tsc.com 540-846-4053 
3rd Vice Commander: Garry Briggs

garryb911@msn.com

540-659-3880
Adjutant: Dave Anderson    
Finance Officer: Fred Miller   540-845-0011
Service Officer: Dave Spellman spellmandavid25@yahoo.com

540-809-0255

Chaplain: Glen Schelin

glenschelin@verizon.net

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  Ron Altstaetter  Lewis Torres  
 Executive Committee - 2yr  Lani Burnett  Jim Cheeseman  
 Executive Committee - 1yr  John Hess  Mike Robinson  

 

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