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American Legion Post 68

Leland, NC!

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Last Updated 7/3/20

URGENT NEWS TO POST MEMBERS!!!

MEMBERS:  Please review these time sensitive reminders!

NOTE: With Present Coronavirus Schedule Changes and Closings, Readers Should Confirm Event with Host Prior to Travel.

>> JULY 2020 << Post-68 Membership Meeting CANCELED!

1. American Legion Post 68, Leland July Meeting CANCELED

Considering the ongoing need for COVID-19 related social distancing, and restrictions on indoor
gatherings, the July 16th in-person membership meeting of the John E. Jacobs American Legion
Post 68, Leland is hereby cancelled. However, a virtual July meeting is under consideration. The
Post 68 Executive Committee will continue to monitor the COVID-19 situation and
communicate in a timely manner our decision about a July virtual meeting and the scheduled
August 20th meeting.  We will send out regular updates with any Post information on an as
needed basis.

2. Magnolia Greens' 4th of July Parade Canceled. 

Post 68 Executive Commitee on 26-Jun cancelled participation by Legion Riders and Membership with Leland VFW Post 12196 for the 2020 Independence Day Parage on July 4th.  This was done in abundance of caution after the North Carolina Covid-19 spike & delay of post-Phase2 announced on 25-Jun.   

Please note:  As of June 30th, the Post Adjutant was notified that the VFW Post-12196 has canceled this parade due to Covid-19 concerns.

3. Post-68 Commanders Annual Report Released.

>Post Commander for 2019-2020 Dale Todd has released his Commander's Annual Report at the end of his tenure today.  Here is the LINK to view the report (also listed on the Post History page).

4. COVID-19 Resources.

>Compilation of Information and Resources Available.
-Summary of Websites: LINK
-NC State University Food Safety FAQ: LINK
-NC DHHS Updates: WEBSITE
-VA Updates on Covid-19: LINK

>VA Executive Director  of Veteran Health Systems: VA is here for Veterans during COVID-19.
Dr. Richard Stone released an announcement regarding Veterans access to resources during COVID-19.  See LINK

5. Posting Received for VA Closings.

The Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA) Regional Offices will be closed to the public starting March 19.

Regional offices will remain open, but will no longer accept walk-ins for claims assistance, scheduled appointments, counseling and other in-person services. This decision protects our older Veterans and those with underlying conditions as well as our employees.

Veterans can continue to get information about benefits or file a claim for benefits by visiting our website at www.va.gov. Veterans with claims specific or other questions may request information via Inquiry Routing & Information System (IRIS) or telephone at 1-800-827-1000.

VBA benefits and services provided to Veterans, families, and survivors will continue to be delivered throughout the duration of COVID-19 impacts.

Please continue to check www.va.gov for updates. You also may follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

Thank you,
Veterans Benefits Administration

 

6. North Carolina DMVA Closings/Hours Changes.

  • All NCDMVA (NC Division of Military and Veterans Affairs) offices, veterans homes, and cemeteries, will operate at reduced capacity until further notice.
    • Visits to State veteran homes are suspended and exceptions will be made on a case by case basis (similar to US VA policy)
  • Veterans Service Offices (VSO) are taking appointments on an individual basis for immediate emergency needs only.
  • VBA (Veterans Benefits Administration) is notifying veterans who have filed an appeal that in-person hearings have been suspended
    • Hearings must be virtual
    • At the Regional Office this will be an informal conference with a DRO (Decision Review Officer) via telephone
    • For a BVA appeal, this will be a video hearing using a veteran’s a personal device
      • The device must meet certain technical requirements to include webcam, speaker and microphone
    • Veterans may opt to wait for in-person hearings to resume instead of having a virtual one.
    • Nobody can predict when in-person hearings will resume.

7. Call to Provide Input on Family Caregivers Program.

>See the VA Official Resources Page LINK for information on the 60-Day Comment & Review Period currently on-going.

8. Military Pharmacy Operations Changes: Check Before Your Go.

See attached document regarding military pharmacy operations during the Coronavirus Crisis on changes that may affect how you use pharmacies on bases.  Check before you go. LINK

 

9. Latest News from American Legion National HQ and National Commander:   LINK

 

 

Meetings: Monthly on the 3rd Thursday

Blossoms Restaurant
Magnolia Greens,  1800 Tommy Jacobs Dr,
Leland, North Carolina   (map)

Legion Riders meeting begins at 4:45pm
Member sign-in begins at 5:30pm
General meeting begins at 6:00pm

Have dinner at Blossoms prior to meeting with us ~ 4:30 / 5:00pm

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