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American Legion Post 68

Leland, NC!

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Last Updated 5/28/20

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.

May Post-68 Membership Meeting has Been Cancelled.

1. Post Survey Input Requested for June Meeting During Covid-19.

Post Leadership asks that Post Members take a minute to reply to a very short 10 question survey regarding your feelings regarding in-person Post meetings and the COVID-19 virus threat.  There are also a few questions regarding our Post newsletter.   

Your responses are requested by June 10th and would be greatly appreciated. Please click on the link below to start the survey.  Only one response per computer will be accepted. LINK

2. Post-68 2020 Elections Cancelled-Post Positions Appointed Per NC Department Guidance.

>NC Department has determined that Post officers elected during the annual election process had to be officially installed not later than the 30 days after the adjournment of the annual Department Convention. Since there is no Department Convention this year, no elected officers can be confirmed and Post elections have been cancelled.

After reviewing the guidance carefully, reviewing the Department & Post Constitution & Bylaws, and having conversations with District & Division leadership, the Post PEC decided to take the following action: at a special PEC meeting on April 30, the PEC unanimously approved a motion to appoint each member on the approved 2020 ballot to the elective office for which that member was running with the appointments effective on June 30, 2020.

Pls see this LINK for full explanation of the Post Executive Committee's actions.

3. COVID-19 Resources.

>Compilation of Information and Resources Available.
-Summary of Websites: LINK
-NC State University Food Safety FAQ: LINK
-NC DHHS Updates: 24-MAR UPDATE  & WEBSITE

>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

>Latest VA updates on COVID-19, visit va.gov/coronavirus

4. 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

 

5. 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.

6. 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.

7. Veteran Experience Action Center (VEAC) In Southport RESCHEDULED.

VEAC this year is moving to Southport High School this year to best serve our Veterans with VA needs.  Volunteers are needed to make this the same success it had last year.  Contact Post Service Officer Lane Adrian for more information or if willing to volunteer.  VEAC will be held JULY 9th, 10th & 11th at the following location (setup will be on JULY 8th):

South Brunswick High School
280 Cougar Road
Southport, NC

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

 

 

 

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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MISSION BBQ APPRECIATION

Mission BBQ of Wilmington wishes to extend to all VETS their sincerest personal gratitude for your service to Our Country. Men and women like you are true American Heroes. Thank You.

At MISSION BBQ, our Mission is to Serve. It is important to them to recognize, honor and support uniformed American Heroes who have raised their hand and sworn to Protect, Serve and Save Our Community and Our Country. It's personal, too, as many of their staff also have family members that served or are currently serving.

Each year leading up to Armed Forces Day, they have a series of military appreciation days, one day for each branch of the service.  See Below For Dates.  And Thank Them for being a Post-68 Sponsor!

 

 

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