John E. Jacobs American Legion Post 68 Leland, NC





Division 9 Commander: Mike Fegan (Post 543)
Division 9 Vice Commander: Jim Torr (Post 10)        
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Fellow Veterans and Friends of Veterans,

Many of you may have heard of and even participated in one, or more, of the five Veterans Experience Action Center (VEAC) events held in Wilmington in March of 2017, March of 2018, April of 2019, September of 2021, and November 2022. At each of those events, over 20 employees from the VA Regional Office in Winston Salem along with local Veteran Service Officers and other veteran support personnel conducted on-site meetings with veterans seeking support. During each of those 3-day events over 500 veterans received support and over $1 million in benefits were paid out.

The purpose of this message is to provide a heads-up that the 2023 VEAC is scheduled to be held on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, October 19, 20, and 21, at the National Guard Armory, 2421 Infantry Rd., Wilmington, NC. This is a NEW location for us. This Armory is located near ILM and provides more space than we’ve had in the past. The main hall contains 15,000 sq. ft. and there are additional large classrooms plus a full kitchen, and a medical facility upstairs available for our use. There is also ample parking, so we won’t need to run any shuttle buses this time. This new facility will allow us to provide assistance to a larger population of veterans than in the past. One of the most critical keys to success is the presence onsite of a large number of volunteers. These volunteers will perform a range of activities including assisting with registration, managing the parking lot, providing support to VA personnel, assisting the individual veterans to make sure they get to the appropriate support station, assisting with food service, and other duties as assigned. There will be multiple shifts manned by volunteers each day plus an additional shift for setting up the site prior to the VEAC on Wednesday afternoon, October 18, and another one for breaking down the site after the VEAC on Sunday morning, October 22.  We are going to be asking all of the veteran support organizations in the area to poll their membership to identify volunteers who are willing to help out. This message is an alert to let you know that we will be sending another message in late July with the detailed requirements for volunteers and requesting the names of volunteers in your organization. Also, if there are any other contacts in your particular support organization in the area who you think would want to participate in this event, please feel free to share this message with them and have them contact us.

Lane Adrian / Dale Todd - VEAC 2023 Volunteer Coordinators

BURGAW 165 PO Box 1294
Burgaw, NC 28425
Lonnie Davenport John Burkee, Jr
PO Box 636 Burgaw, NC 28425-0636
George Everett Charles Winley
CALABASH 503 10277 Beach Dr SW
Calabash, NC  28467
Chuck Good

Dale Smith

EAST ARCADIA 521 927 Graham Rd
Riegelwood, NC  28456
Ophelia Munn-Goins Dalphaine Jenkins
Elizabethtown, NC 28337
John Guions Rufus Johnson, Jr.
PO Box 158 Cerro Gordo, NC 28430-0158
Randy Coleman
Max Goodman
HAMPSTEAD 167 16660 US Hwy 17
Hampstead, NC 28443
Andrew Pfeil John Horvat, Jr.
LELAND 68 1800 Tommy Jacobs Dr.
LELAND, NC 28451
John Hacker
Daniel Dodge
OAK ISLAND 454 103 SE 50th Street
Oak Island, NC 28465
Michael Trent Leonard Kuhn, Jr.
PLEASURE ISLAND 129 1500 Bridge Barrier Rd
Carolina Beach, NC 28428
Tiffany Bryan Edward Pomeroy
SHALLOTTE 550 6149 Rick Streeet SW
Ocean Isle Beach, NC  28469
John Votik, Jr. Arthur Darnfeld
SOUTHPORT 213 530 W. 9th Street
Southport, NC 28461
William Swain Bertha Dixon
SOUTHPORT 551 311 N. Fodale Dr.
Southport, NC  28461
Tom Cerniglia
ST. JAMES 543 4136 Southport-Supply Rd SE
St James, NC 28461
TABOR CITY 507 615 5th Street
Tabor City, NC 28463
W H Morris William Higginbotham
WHITEVILLE 137 37 Legion Dr.
Whiteville, NC 28472
Lacy Wilson Jimmy Mauldin
WHITEVILLE 233 313 Phillips Street
Whiteville, NC 28472
Timothy Collier Eugene Sturdivant
WILMINGTON 10 702 Pine Grove
Wilmington, NC 28409
Bobby Rutledge Don Betz
WILMINGTON 545 3222 N. Kerr Ave
Wilmington, NC 28405
David Buzzard Walker Biggs