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MAY 2020 GENERAL MEMBERSHIP EVENT INFO

1. Special Parade on 6-May for WW-II Veteran of Leyte/Phillippine/Okinawaw Campaigns.

>Post-68 & Post-68 Legion Riders are supporting a special parade for the 97th birthday of Legionnaire Alex Moskowitz in Supply NC.  Parade will be on May 6th, 2020 at 12pm,  If interested, pls contact Adjutant Dan Dodge if driving a car, or Lane Adrian if riding a motorcycle, for attending the parade. Press Release is at this LINK.

2. VIRTUAL "Veterans Benefits and Resouces" WEBINAR to be Presented on May 14th.

AARP NC Coastal region will present a VIRTUAL WEBINAR on "Veterans Benefits and Resouces" on Thursday May 14,2020 from 11-12noon,Coastal Region, NC.  Registration is required.  See following for information and registration: LINK

 

 

APRIL 2020 GENERAL MEMBERSHIP EVENT INFO

EVENT LEAD/POC INFO FOR POST MEMBERS

NBHS JROTC Awards/Change of Command Ceremony
Date: Apr6th
Time: TBD
Location: TBD

TBD

>Cancelled

Post 68 Officers Meeting
Date: Apr 9th
Time: 1pm
Location: Zoom Virtual Meeting

Dale Todd

>Meeting Agenda: LINK
>Meeting Slides: LINK
>Zoom Instructions: LINK

>Meeting Newletter (no Minutes): LINK

Post 68 Member Meeting
Date: Apr 16th
Time: N/A
Location: Cancelled

Dale Todd

>Cancelled due to the State 'Stay-at-Home' Order

Post 68 Info Booth at Brunswick Forest Regatta
Date: Apr 25th
Time: N/A
Location: N/A

Jim Zelenski

>Postponed due to the State 'Stay-at-Home' Order. Moved to 31-Oct 

Spring Belk Charity Fundraising Event
Date: TBD
Time: Various
Location: Belk Store-Mayfaire

Dale Todd

>Postponed due to COVID-19 Belk Closure, no new date set.

Post 68 Special Officers Meeting
Date: Apr 30th
Time: 1pm
Location: Zoom Virtual Meeting

Dale Todd

>Meeting Minutes: LINK

 

1. IR-2020-81, Special Alert for VA, SSI recipients who don't file a return and have dependents

>See information at this LINK regarding receiving stimulus payments. 

2. Post-68 2020 Elections-Urgent for Membership to Read.

>Post must complete elections prior to the May meeting.  Attached are current instructions on identifying personnel volunteering to 'step-up' to support our Post.  Please review and provide input as necessary.  LINK

3. Important Announcement from Department of NC's Commander Moore.

>The Department Commander issued a letter on 15 April 2020 indicating cancellation of multiple events to include:
     - Legion Baseball/Softball cancelled
     - Department Convention for June is cancelled
     - Tarheel Boy's State is cancelled
     - NC Student Trooper Program is cancelled

Click on LINK for full text of this letter

4. Army Deputy Chief of Staff-G1 Call to Arms.

>The G-1 has emailed Army Retirees with below looking for volunteers.  Note it is focused on medical MOS's, but it also lists call for others willing to work.  See LINK.

5. Post-68 Push for Annual Concert Series Competition. (ACTION NEEDED BY 5/20/2020)

>Post 68 has entered into competition with multiple other non-profit organizations across the Wilmington/Leland area to participate in the annual Downtown Wilmington Concert Series wristband sales program.  We have participated in this event a couple times and brought home donation revenue our chariatable activies.  This requires us to 'get out the vote' for our Post.

Please click the link below to vote for Post 68.  We are about the 5th entry down:

American Legion, Post 68 Leland

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/2020charitywristbandprogram

Also, please forward this email to your family and friends asking them to cast their vote for us.  Every vote helps.  Last year we were not able to get enough votes to participate.

 

APRIL 2020 LEGION RIDER EVENT INFO

EVENT LEAD/POC INFO FOR POST MEMBERS

Post 68 Legion Riders Meeting
Date: Apr 16th
Time: Cancelled
Location: N/A

Lane Adrian

>Meeting Minutes: Cancelled

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MARCH 2020 GENERAL MEMBERSHIP EVENT INFO

EVENT LEAD/POC INFO FOR POST MEMBERS

NBHS JROTC Military Ball
Date: Mar 7th
Time: TBD
Location: TBD

TBD

 

Post 68 Officers Meeting
Date: Mar 12th
Time: 1pm
Location: Hammock Meeting Rm
             Shelmore-Brunswick Forest

Dale Todd

>Meeting Agenda: LINK
>Updated Agenda: LINK
>Meeting Minutes: LINK

Post 68 Member Meeting
Date: Mar 19th
Time: 6pm
Location: Blossoms Meeting Room
              Magnolia Greens

Dale Todd

>Agenda: TBD
>Meeting Minutes: Cancelled, sent Emailed Info Letter

Brunswick Forest Support Fair
Date: Mar 28th
Time: 10am-2pm
Location: Brunswick Forest Wellness Center

Dan Dodge
Dan Fortini

>Postponed due to COVID-19. No new date set

Post 68 Announce NBHS Boys/Girls State Nomination
Date: By Mar 31st
Time: TBD
Location: TBD

Dale Todd

 

Post 68 Member Meeting
Date: By Mar 31st
Time: TBD
Location: TBD
              Navassa

Dale Todd  

 

1. American Gold Star Families Ceremony on March 1st

The Azalea Chapter of the American Gold Star Mothers and the American Gold Star Families is inviting American Legion Post-68 to attend a Gold Star Families Ceremony on Sunday March 1 at 3:00PM in Wilmington's Hugh MacRea Park to recognize our Wilmington Gold Star Families.  There will be attendees from the New Hanover County Commissioners, the New Hanover County Veterans Council, various veteran groups and veteran service organizations.

Post attendees should notify the Adjutant if interested in attending.  There is possibility of carpooling.  Please see the Event Flyer at this LINK.

2. Post-68 March General Membership & Legion Riders Meetings Cancelled.

Out of an abundance of care and caution and to reduce the possibility of coronavirus (COVID-19) exposure to Post members and others, the 19 March 2020 meeting of the John E. Jacobs American Legion Post 68, Leland NC has been cancelled. This includes a cancellation of the Legion Riders meeting.  See Announcement LINK.

3. A Conversation On Veteran Suicide Prevention With MOH Winner. (CANCELLED)
>Host: UNCW Office of Military Affairs Hosting
-Date: Mar 23rd, 2020 at 6:30pm
-Location: UNCW Trask Coliseum, Wilmington, NC
-Flyer: LINK

4. National Vietnam War Veterans Recognition Day.
>Host: Jacksonville Vet Center
-Date: Mar 24th, 2020 at 10am-2pm
-Location: Wilmington VA Health Clinic, Wilmington, NC
-Flyer: LINK

5. Veterans Can Attend Virtual Events for the 29-March National Vietnam War Veterans Day.
The following link provides a listing of the many events planned during the Covid-19 Crisis: LINK

6. March Commemoration of 50th-Anniversary of the Vietnam War.
>Host: Fayetteville Vet Center Hosting
-Date: Mar 18th, 2020 at 1pm
-Location: 414 Warsaw Rd, Clinton, NC
-Flyer: LINK

>Host: NC Division of Veterans Affairs
-Date: Mar 30th, 11am-12:30pm
-Location: NC Museum of History - auditorium
               5 East Edenton St, Raleigh, NC
-Flyer: LINK

You may visit this LINK for interesting information about the War as well as the Commemorative Pin and how eligible veterans may obtain one.

 

MARCH 2020 LEGION RIDER EVENT INFO

EVENT LEAD/POC INFO FOR POST MEMBERS

Post 68 Legion Riders Meeting
Date: Mar 19th
Time: 4:45pm
Location: Blossoms Restaurant
              Magnolia Greens

Lane Adrian

>Meeting Minutes: Cancelled

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FEBRUARY 2020 GENERAL MEMBERSHIP EVENT INFO

EVENT LEAD/POC INFO FOR POST MEMBERS

Post 68 Officers Meeting
Date: Feb 13th
Time: 1pm
Location: Hammock Meeting Rm
             Shelmore-Brunswick Forest

Dale Todd

>Meeting Agenda: LINK
>Meeting Minutes: LINK

NC Dept Mid-Winter Conference
Date: Feb 13-15th
Time: Various
Location: North Raleigh Hilton 

Dale Todd

 

Post 68 Member Meeting
Date: Feb 20th
Time: 6pm
Location: Blossoms Meeting Room
              Magnolia Greens

Dale Todd

>Agenda: LINK
>Meeting Minutes: LINK
 

District 9 Meeting
Date: Feb 29th
Time: 11:30am
Location: Post-454 Oak Island

Dale Todd

 

Post Storage Unit Cleanup
Date: TBD
Time: TBD
Location: Storage Unit

TBD

 

 

1. Brunswick Family Assistance Call for Volunteers-Opportunity to Achieve!

The Adjutant has sent out a call for volunteers to help Brunswick County's food insecure families.  Here's the call:

"Hello Everyone, I am reaching out to ask for help with the commodities distribution . We are starting the intake and parking at 12 midnight to start the distribution promptly at 2 a.m.  The distribution runs until food runs out or until 8 am .  Please everyone come out to help those in crisis in Brunswick county. this event helps those that are food insecure .  BFA greatly appreciates all you are doing to help those in need. We could NOT continue to provide the level of support that we strive to provide without the continued efforts of the "YOU" the volunteers that tirelessly extending a helping hand.  THANK YOU!!!!!"

"..Commodities packing is Feb 12th from 10:30 til 4 pm and Distribution is Feb12th at midnight until Feb13th til 8 am.  There is a link at the bottom of the signature line to go on Volunteer hub to sign up for a shift. Thank You everyone!!!"

Charles Jackson 
Director of Operations/Outreach
Brunswick Family Assistance
(910) 754-4766 ext 103
https://brunswickfamily.volunteerhub.com

Here is the parking pass download PDF: LINK

2. Veteran Readjustment Counseling in Leland Coming

Starting in February, the Jacksonville Vet Center will begin offering Readjustment Counseling Services on Thursdays in the Meeting Room at the Leland Communicty Park in Leland, NC.  Two informational meetings will be held on February 7th, 2020.  Additional information and qualifications to attend is attached at this LINK.

This group is a great opportunity for Vietnam, Iraq and Afghanistan veterans to get together. No appointment needed just show up and join in.

 

FEBRUARY 2020 LEGION RIDEREVENT INFO

EVENT LEAD/POC INFO FOR POST MEMBERS

Post 68 Legion Riders Meeting
Date: Feb 20th
Time: 4:45pm
Location: Blossoms Restaurant
              Magnolia Greens

Lane Adrian

>Meeting Minutes: Cancelled

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JANUARY 2020 GENERAL MEMBERSHIP EVENT INFO

EVENT LEAD/POC INFO FOR POST MEMBERS

Flag Retirement
Date:  Jan 4th
Time: 2pm
Location: Lanvale/Old Fayetteville Rd

Dan Fortini

 

Post 68 Officers Meeting
Date: Jan 9th
Time: 1pm
Location: Hammock Meeting Rm
             Shelmore-Brunswick Forest

Dale Todd

>Meeting Agenda: LINK
>Meeting Minutes: LINK
>Meeting Slides: LINK

Post 68 Oratorical Contest
Date:  Jan 11th
Time: 10am
Location: North Brunswick HS

Dale Todd

 

Service Officer -Leland Veterans Meeting
Date: Jan 15th
Time: 10:30am
Location: Leland Senior Center

Lane Adrian

 

Post 68 Member Meeting
Date: Jan 16th
Time: 6pm
Location: Blossoms Meeting Room
              Magnolia Greens

Dale Todd

>Agenda: LINK
>Meeting Minutes: LINK
>Meeting Slides: LINK

 

1. Post Constitution & By-Laws Draft replaced.  Draft replaced: 2019 DRAFT CONSTITUTION AND BYLAWS v2 

2. Brunswick County Veteran Services Monthly Update Letter.
   Brunswick County Veterans Updates 12-2-19

3. VA is amending proposed regulations about one of their programs based on comments members of the public made on the website of the Federal Register.

  • mailto:https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/11/13/2019-24503/veterans-healing-veterans-medical-access-and-scholarship-program
  • Shaped by these comments, the VA will publish the final rule about the “Veterans Healing Veterans Medical Access and Scholarship Program” in mid-Dec.
  • This action is very typical and it shows that when the VA (or any federal agency) posts proposed regulations for public comment, they actually do review the submissions and take action.
  • It is an example that we hope encourages veterans and advocates to pay attention and offer input to the regulations that shape the programs used by veterans across the country.
  • This is also a way to influence policy just by using internet access.

4. VA is implementing a project called Advancing Telehealth through Local Access Stations, (ATLAS).

  • https://www.blogs.va.gov/VAntage/68079/atlas-debuts-u-s-senate-demonstrates-future-health-care/
  • ATLAS will allow Veterans to undergo medical examinations at their local Veterans Service Organization posts through virtual appointments.
  • The first ATLAS debuted Oct. 16, at VFW Post 6786 in Eureka, Montana, where Veterans previously had to travel more than 225 miles to the nearest VA Medical Center.
  • VA reports that of the 9 million veterans who receive health care from the VA, one third live in a rural area or have limited access to high speed internet.
  • Veterans interested in the ATLAS program are encouraged to contact their local VA Medical Center.

4. Post-68 Oratorical Competition Winners Announced!

Bailey Smith, a senior at North Brunswick High School (NBHS), placed first in the John E. Jacobs American Legion Post 68, Leland’s Oratorical Contest – “A Constitutional Speech Contest”- held Saturday, January 11 at NBHS.

Dylan Mills, a NBHS junior and JROTC Cadet, placed second in the competition.

All contestants delivered an original eight-minute prepared oration on aspects of the U.S. Constitution, with emphasis on the duties and obligations of American citizens. They also delivered an extemporaneous speech on the assigned topic of the Twenty-Seventh Amendment to the U.S. Constitution regarding the establishment of compensation for the services of U.S. Senators and
Representatives.

Post 68 Commander Dale Todd presented Bailey with the first-place medal, a certificate of distinction, and a check for $500.00.  Dylan received the second place medal, certificate of distinction, and a check for $300.00.

Bailey Smith now advances to the American Legion District 9 Oratorical Contest held on January 18th at the St. James Community Center, St. James Plantation, NC. She will compete against the winners of American Legion Post contests from Brunswick, Bladen, Columbus, Pender, and New Hanover counties. 

The District 9 contest winner qualifies to compete in the Division Contest on February 29, with that winner advancing to the North Carolina Department (state) finals being held March 7 at the Sandhills Community College in Pinehurst.  Division winners advance to the National Finals in April.

 

JANUARY 2020 LEGION RIDER EVENT INFO

EVENT LEAD/POC INFO FOR POST MEMBERS

Post 68 Legion Riders Meeting
Date: Jan 16th
Time: 4:45pm
Location: Blossoms Restaurant
              Magnolia Greens

Lane Adrian

>Meeting Minutes: LINK

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DECEMBER 2019 GENERAL MEMBERSHIP EVENT INFO

EVENT LEAD/POC INFO FOR POST MEMBERS
Leland Christmas Parade
Date: Dec 7th
Time: TBD
Location: TBD
TBD  
Post 68 Officers Meeting
Date: Dec 12th 
Time: 12pm 
Location: Hammock Meeting Rm
Shelmore, Brunswick Forest
Dale Todd

>Meeting Agenda: LINK
>Meeting Minutes: LINK

Post 68 Name Change Reception
with Jacobs Family

Date: Dec 14th
Time:  4pm
Location: Brunswick Community College

Dale Todd  
Post 68 Member Meeting
Date: Dec 19th
Time: 6pm
Location: Blossoms Meeting Room
   Magnolia Greens
Dale Todd

>Agenda: LINK
>Meeting Minutes: LINK
>Meeting Slides: LINK
>Red Cross Page: LINK
>Red Cross Handout: LINK

Christmas
Date: Dec 25th
   

 

1. POST-68 Name Change ANNOUNCEMENT

Post-68 has received the charter amendment from HQ and is now named John E. Jacobs American Legion Post-68.  Congratulations to the membership and thanks to the Jacobs family for allowing us to honor their loss in this way.

A Dedication Dinner will be held on December 14th at the Brunswick Community College campus in Leland.  Post Adjutant will announce further information as it becomes firmed up.

A press release was published about the event by Richard Fry (see LINK) and WWAY & WECT had article covering it showing John Jacobs photo and Post-68's Memorial Day graveside flag placement (see both below).  Also WECT indicated that they intend to have a reporter at the event in December.

     

WECT Article can be found on their website at this LINK.

 

2. Leland Veterans Memorial Vote Input Requested

  We have learned of an initiative from the Town of Leland that they are conducting public reviews of various public works projects and are accepting inputs from the public regarding these projects of which a new Veterans Memorial is one.

There are artist concept drawings and photos of proposed projects in the lobby of the Leland Town Hall.
The picture below is only one of several boards with various projects on display.  As you can see from the red dots, the public has already started voting.  This is a chance for you to express your opinion on which design you would like to see.

If you wish to participate, please visit the Leland Town Hall and cast you vote today, Friday Dec 13th or Monday Dec 16t.  We believe the Leland Town Council will be meeting Monday morning the 16th @ 11am to discuss these projects.

 

3. Christmas Service for Military, Veterans, Law Enforcement, Fire & Rescue, all First Responders and Their Families.

 

4. Be prepared!  

Here is a link off the Town of Leland website for Hurricane prep....'Tis the season!

https://www.ready.gov/hurricanes

American Red Cross Link:

https://www.redcross.org/get-help/how-to-prepare-for-emergencies/types-of-emergencies/hurricane.html

5. Volunteers requested for Red Cross

The Red Cross is looking requesting members to volunteer as drivers to deliver blood products to local area hospitals. 

If you are interested, check out the website and call Katherine Crocker, Sr. Volunteer Specialist at 910-315-8571 or Katherine.Crocker@redcross.org

(http://www.redcross.org/volunteer/volunteer-opportunities/deliver-blood

 

 

NOVEMBER 2019 GENERAL MEMBERSHIP EVENT INFO

EVENT LEAD/POC INFO FOR POST MEMBERS
Belk Charity Sales Event
Date: Nov 29th
Time: TBD
Location: TBD
Dale Todd  

Brunswick Forest Club Fair
Date: Nov 8th
Time: TBD
Location:  Leland Room, Brunswick Forest Fitness Center

Dale Todd  
Veterans Day Parade
Date: Nov 9th
Time: Staging 10:15am
Location: Red Cross and Front Steets
John Marone, John Hacker, Jim Zelenski

>Info will be dissiminated as soon as possible

>Post 68 will be leading parade

Post Membership Hot Dog Day
Date: Nov 10th
Time: 2-6pm
Location: Brunswick Forest Commons

Jim Marone
Jim Zelenski

 

 

Brunswick Riverwalk
Veterans Memorial Dedication

Date: Nov 11th
Time: 11am
Where: Brunswick Riverwalk Park

Dan Dodge

>Town of Belville is dedicating their new Veterans Memorial Park. Post 68 has purcahsed a brick for the memorial. RSVP with an email to: riverwalkparknews@townofbelville.com 

 

Veterans Day
Date: Nov 11th
Dan Dodge >At exactly 11:11 a.m. every Veteran’s Day (Nov. 11), the sun aligns perfectly with the Anthem Veteran’s Memorial in Arizona to shine through the ellipses of the five marble pillars representing each branch of the Armed Forces, illuminating The Great Seal of the United States:   LINK to info
Post 68 Officers Meeting
Date: Nov 14th
Time: 12pm
Location: Hammock Meeting Rm
Shelmore, Brunswick Forest
Dale Todd >Meeting Minutes: LINK

Mallory Creek Vendor Fair
Date: Nov 16th
Time:  TBD
Location:  Mallor Creek Community Room

Dale Todd  
Post 68 Spaghetti Dinner
Date: Nov 21st
Location: Blossoms Meeting Room
   Magnolia Greens
Patty Kelley / Dale Todd
>Annual Pasta Fund Raiser Dinner<
-First Seating:      5pm
-Second Seating:  7pm

>Regular Member Meeting cancelled
Thanksgiving
Date: Nov 28th
   

 

John E. Jacobs Post-68 Leading Wilmington Veterans Day Parade

Post-68 will be leading the Wilmington Veterans Day Parade this year and needs maximum participation from the membership that will be in the area.  The Overall Parade lead is: John Marone.  Please contact John with ANY questions.  Dress:  If you do not have an American Legion cap, clothing, etc. wear a service cap, wear nice jeans, etc. If you cannot walk the route, we will be using a trailer so you can ride.  Most important thing is to just BE THERE AND REMEMBER OUR COMRADES IN ARMS!  

Veterans Day Discount Programs for 2019

Several establishments have discounts they want to honor veterans with this year.  See following DOC and LINK for specifics for these offers.

POST Pasta Dinner Fund Raiser Event on November 21st

Post-68 will be conducting its Annual Pasta Dinner Fundraising event on November 21st (at Blossoms Restaurant Banquet Room) in place of monthly membership meeting.  All (Post memberes, family, and civilians who just want to help) are invited to  attend.  Lead is Patty Kelly at (910) 622-2995 and she is ready to sell you tickets at $15/ticket.  There are two seatings available; 5pm and 7pm.  Download the flier shown below at this LINK.

This Annual Fund Raiser is to benefit youth programs sponsored by Post 68 at North Brunswick High School and to benefit veterans in need during the holiday season. In addition to selling tickets for the pasta dinner, the Post will have donated items from various corporate sponsors and individuals that will be raffle prizes for dinner attendees. The winners will not have to be present at the time of the raffle drawing which will be conducted near the end of the of the evening.

Cape Fear Region JOB FAIR to be held at CFCC

There will be a Free Job Fair for Veterans, Employers & Job Seekers from 11am-2pm on November 8th at the Cape Fear Community College's Union Station U-508 Daniels Hall.  See their flyer at this LINK.

Horse Play Farms Fundraising Event

Horse Play Farms is an organization that support veterans with some of their programs. On November 2nd they will host a special fundraising event to help fund their programs.  See LINK for more information on programs from this organization.

 

WARM EVENT: Post Commander was contacted by Lindsay Miles, the Volunteer Coordinator for Wilmington Area Rebuilding Ministry. She was letting our Post know about an upcoming volunteer event - WARM's Veterans Day of Hope.

The event will be over two days; Saturday, November 9th and Monday, November 11th. Members of the community will work together to make home repairs for a veteran or veteran's family. Goal is to give us the opportunity to participate.

If interested, pls see the following LINK for their registration page and information.

 

Veterans Day Activities - UPDATE as of Mon, Nov 4th  -

(There is a lot going on across the area!)

Tue, Nov 5, 2019

  • Unveiling the Blue Star Memorial Marker with honors
    • 10:00 am
    • Hwy 24 near Clinton Community Church (1901 Sunset Ave, Clinton, NC) and also near Sampson Community College (1801 Sunset Ave, Clinton, NC)

Fri, Nov 8, 2019

  • Cape Fear Community College (CFCC) Veterans Day Ceremony
    • 10:00 am
    • Tabitha’s Courtyard at CFCC at 411 N Front St, Wilmington, NC 28401
    • Colors Ceremony, service hymns, taps, guest speakers and reception to follow
  • Cape Fear Community College Veterans Job Fair
    • 11:00 am to 2:00 pm
    • Union Station U-508 Daniels Hall
    • Free for veterans, employers and job seekers

Sat Nov 9, 2019

  • Southeast North Carolina 3rd Annual Veterans Day Parade
    • 11:00 am
    • Downtown Wilmington along Front St between Hanover and Orange Streets
    • 1500 marchers and 14 bands including the NC A&T University Blue and Gold Marching Machine and two flyovers

Mon, Nov 11, 2019

  • The 21st annual Sampson County Veterans Day Celebration
    • 11:00 am
    • Sampson County Expo Center at 414 Warsaw Rd, Clinton, NC 28328
    • The full program includes live music, guest speakers and a moment to honor all veterans present.
  • Veterans Day ceremony at Wilmington National Cemetery
    • 11:00 am
    • 2011 Market Street Wilmington, NC 28403
    • Sponsored by New Hanover County Veterans Council
  • UNC Wilmington (UNCW) Veterans Day Ceremony and Luncheon
    • 10:45am
    • Outdoor Amphitheater at UNCW (Lumina Theater is the alternate location in case of inclement weather)
    • Student Veterans speakers
    • Visitor Parking will be free in Lot M
  • American Legion Post 10 Veterans Day Cookout
    • 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm
    • 702 Pine Grove Dr, Wilmington, NC 28409
  • Battleship NORTH CAROLINA free tours
    • 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
  • Veterans Day Event at Smithfield-Selma High School
    • 11:00 am
    • 700 E Booker Dairy Rd, Smithfield, NC 27577
    • The event is completely run by JROTC students throughout the county.  The program includes a pass and review with each of the JROTC programs in the county.  The JROTC program that won the drill and ceremony competition will perform.  It also includes the all-county chorus and all-county band.  The school also provides lunch for all the veterans in the school cafeteria.
    • Guest speaker is Alonzo Lunsford, who was injured in the Fort Hood shootings

Tue, Nov 12, 2019

  • UNC Wilmington Military Appreciation Basketball Game
    • 7:00 pm
    • Trask Coliseum at UNCW at 680 Hamilton Dr, Wilmington, NC 28403
    • UNCW will recognize veterans of World War II, some of whom will be present for the game.
    • Visitor Parking will be free in Lot M
    • Guests affiliated with the Military are invited to attend a pre-game pizza party in the Warwick Center at UNCW at 601 S College Rd, Wilmington, NC 28403.  At that pre-game party, those guests may also pick up complimentary tickets to the 7pm game.

 

OCTOBER 2019 GENERAL MEMBERSHIP EVENT INFO

EVENT LEAD/POC INFO FOR POST MEMBERS
Post 68 Officers Meeting
Date: Oct 10th 
Time: 1pm 
Location: Hammock Meeting Rm
Shelmore, Brunswick Forest
Dale Todd

>Meeting Agenda: LINK
>Meeting Minutes: LINK

Note Corrections:
-Post name change reception is:  Dec 14th
-Oratorical Contest to be:  Jan 14th, 2020

District 9 Quarterly Meeting
Date: Oct 12th
Time: 11:30am
Location: Leland Senior Center

Dale Todd

>Setup:   11am
>Lunch:   12 Noon - Mission BBQ
>Meeting: 12:30pm

Post 68 Member Meeting
Date: Oct 17th
Time: 6pm
Location: Blossoms Meeting Room
   Magnolia Greens
Dale Todd

>Agenda: LINK
>Meeting Minutes: LINK

NC Department Fall Conference
Date: Oct 17th-19th
Time: TBD
Location: North Raleigh Hilton
NC Department  
Leland Trunk or Treat
Date: Oct 26th
Time: 4pm - 6pm
Location: Town of Leland Park
Dan Dodge >We will have a red Mazda SUV and are dressing as pirates.  Please bring candy to the Oct. membership meeting to donate

 

Free Dentistry on October 10th

On October 10th, Coastal Cosmetic Family Dentistry will conduct Freedom Day.  The Point of Contact is Jackie Papas (910) 933-2408.  The dentists employed by this company will perform 1 procedure per veteran for free.  It could be a root canal, filling, cleaning, or even a crown.  You will need to contact Jackie to set up an appointment.  If she is not there than you will be asked to leave your name, telephone number, and procedure you would like to have performed.

North Carolina State Fair Discount

The Brunswick County Veterans Coalition announced that the North Carolina State Fair will be October 17 - 27 at 1025 Blue Ridge Road in Raleigh, NC.  Military will be given a 38% discount (see Link) as well as one guest.  Please see attached for additional information.

First Annual Men’s Soccer Military Appreciation Game: Link

Date:  Saturday, October 26
Time:  Pre-Game social in Warwick Center 5:30 pm
          Game at 7:00 pm Soccer field
Location:  Warwick Center (See map) and Soccer Field
Cost:  FREE

 

 

SEPTEMBER 2019 GENERAL MEMBERSHIP EVENT INFO

EVENT LEAD/POC INFO FOR POST MEMBERS
Labor Day
Date: Sept 2nd 
   

Veterans' Experience Action
Center (VEAC)
Date/Times: //
9am-3pm (Thurs Sept 12th)
8am-3pm (Fri 13th)
8am-2pm (Sat 14th)
Location:
Herbert Young Community Center
101 Wilkinson Avenue
Cary, NC 27513

Dale Todd

>VEAC Flyer Available: LINK

>Primary contact is Gary Spyrison at caryVEAC@gmail.com

Post 68 Officers Meeting
Date: Sept 12th 
Time: 12pm 
Location: Hammock Meeting Rm
Shelmore, Brunswick Forest
Dale Todd

>Meeting Agenda: LINK
>Meeting Minutes: LINK

Founders Day
Date: Sept 14th 
Bea Frost  
Post 68 Member Meeting
Date: Sep 19th
Time: 6pm
Location: Blossoms Meeting Room
   Magnolia Greens
Dale Todd

>Agenda: LINK
>Meeting Minutes: LINK

>Note: Pinning Ceremony

Post 68 Fish Fry
Date: Sept 21st
Time: 3-6pm
Location: North Brunswick
H.S. Baseball Practice Field

John Hacker  
SCC Expo
Date: Sep 28th
Time: TBD
Location: TBD
Lane Adrian  
Start Cards for Troops Program
Date: TBD
Dan Dodge  

Post 68 Calling Tree Exercise Underway

The leadership of Post 68 is exercising the Post Calling Tree (aka "Buddy Check") to confirm/update membership contact details.  If you receive and email or phone call on this, please respond prior to the September Membership meeting on Septermber 19th.

Post 68 RESCHEDULED Fish Fry is Scheduled for Sept 21st:

“You Can’t Fool Mother Nature”

Hurricane Dorian has impacted our Fish Fry Fundraiser originally scheduled for September 7 at North Brunswick High School (NBHS). With the Brunswick County declaration of a State of Emergency in anticipation of Hurricane Dorian, NBHS has been designated a hurricane shelter. With the many activities required to prepare for the storm we don&rsq


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