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.
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.
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.
From: Bob Brady
Date: Mar 1, 2014 3:33:22 PM
Subject: District call letter
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 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 & Girls State Applications Posted
Current applications are available for download from the Boys State and Girls State web pages. Applications are due to the Post Selection Committe NLT 28 Feb 2014
Legion launches TBI/PTSD survey for veterans
Click on the link below to access the survey:
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.
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
Davy G. Leghorn
Assistant Director, Veterans Employment & Education Division
The American Legion
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
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 email@example.com, 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 firstname.lastname@example.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
Post 290 is on Facebook!
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 . .
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:
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.
|Commander:||Mike F. Scullinemail@example.com||540-446-4644|
|1st Vice Commander:||John Coxfirstname.lastname@example.org||540-295-4807|
|2nd Vice Commander:||Ken Whiteemail@example.com||540-846-4053|
|3rd Vice Commander:||Garry Briggs||540-659-3880|
|Finance Officer:||Fred Miller||540-845-0011|
|Service Officer:||Dave Spellmanfirstname.lastname@example.org||
|Judge Advocate:||Keith Angle||540-379-8788|
|Sergeant At-Arms:||Les Woodemail@example.com||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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