We are still in the process of sending out the newsletter for this month. If you haven’t received the newsletter, expect it in your email inbox by the end of the week. As always, please check your “spam” or “trash” folders in case it ended up there by mistake. You may also download it at the link provided at the bottom of this update.
The 5th District meeting we hosted went extremely well and set a record with 17 of our 18 Post attending. It was very informative and the food was delicious. Thanks to all who attended and contributed. District meetings are always listed in the newsletter and all are welcome to attend. We are the only District in Florida that meets monthly.
2019 membership cards are available for all four organizations. Pay your dues and be an Early Bird.
The Auxiliary will be holding their School of Instruction at Post 316 on Saturday the 8th at 8:30 AM. All Auxiliary members are encouraged to attend.
Remember, the Riders cook for Monday night bingo and have a wings night the 3rd Thursday of the month, which have all been sell-outs. The Auxiliary cooks for Tuesday night trivia. Steak/Salmon every Friday night. Wear your red shirt on Friday and get a discount at the bar, also NFL logo clothes on Sundays will get a discount during the season.
The American Legion has launched a new campaign titled “We Believe”. From American Legion National Headquarters:
“We Believe is a new PSA from The American Legion. The PSA shines a light on the values of the organization — patriotism, a strong national security, support for all veterans and a strong desire to turn today’s youth into tomorrow’s leaders.
Through historic and current imagery, We Believe highlights Legionnaires in action and shows the impact of hundreds of American Legion programs and activities that strengthen the nation.
For 100 years, veterans have been building our nation through The American Legion. We believe it makes a difference. We invite you to join us by airing the We Believe PSA.”
Post 316 would like to congratulate our 2018 delegates to Florida Boys State. We sent ten delegates to Tallahassee this year. Eight of the boys so far have submitted letters of appreciation discussing their experience at Boys State. Please stop by the Post office to read these letters.
Post 316 would also like to congratulate Delegate Alex Cywes for his selection to Boys Nation. This selection is very prestigious, as only two delegates from each Boys State program are selected to attend Boys Nation in Washington, DC.
American Legion Boys State is among the most respected and selective educational programs of government instruction for U.S. high school students. A participatory program in which students become part of the operation of local, county, and state government, Boys State was founded in 1935 to counter the socialism-inspired Young Pioneer Camps. The program was the idea of two Illinois Legionnaires, Hayes Kennedy, and Harold Card, who organized the first Boys State at the Illinois State Fairgrounds in Springfield.