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730 W. 4th, PO Box 1651, Hutchinson, KS

Lysle Rishel Post 68




Commanders Notes

November is here already, where has the year gone to? We have already had a taste of cool weather, so it is time to get out the long sleeve shirts, sweatshirts and jackets. Daylight saving time ends Nov. 3, so don’t forget to set your clocks back one hour. This is also a good time to change the batteries in your smoke detectors to keep them functioning properly. We will have several things happening here at the Post in November. Come on out and participate. November 10, 7am to 11am will be the annual American Legion Riders Veterans Breakfast. Breakfast is free to all Veterans, free will donations are accepted. November 11, Veterans Day there will be coffee and doughnuts here at the Post from 7am to 11am. There are free lunches and dinners available at several restaurants around town that day, so enjoy. November 28 Thanksgiving Day there will be a Thanksgiving Dinner here at the Post starting at 11am. Everyone is welcome. There are lots of other things going on at the Post, Thursday evening meals, Bingo two nights a week, and Saturday lunches. The Clubroom opens at 3:00pm each day. It’s your Post, come on out and enjoy. As always it takes lots of volunteers to make all of these events happen, so please consider volunteering some of your time to help keep the Post operating. The Post Meeting for November is November 25 at 7:30pm. There is a pot luck dinner at 6:30pm before the meeting, so come out for dinner and stay for the meeting

ALA Notes

November is here and the days are getting cooler.  We still have a lot to do before the end of the year so I do hope you all are still in the volunteer mood. We just had our Eisenhower Pilgrimage at Abilene and Vice President Annette Scheaffer’s homecoming which I was unable to attend this year. Our Post celebrated its Centennial on Oct 19th.  I do hope all of you were able to attend. Man, what an event 100 YEARS of American Legion Post 68. Fantastic work by all those who have pasted and who are still with us to make our Post as Great as it is!!! The 7th District Homecoming for Commander Jeremy Ehart was her at our Post on the 26th, which was another special day. We have the Gift Shop at Robert Dole VA on Nov 20 – 22 this year.  I do hope some of you are able to help with the picking of gifts, wrapping and mailing on those days.  It is so rewarding to be a part of the inpatients Christmas giving. The Big Red Turkey Run at Fort Riley is Nov 23 if you would like to help with giving out the Thanksgiving dinners to the families of the deployed soldiers. We will be doing our annual Thanksgiving Dinner on Nov 28th again this year.  There should be signup sheets in the main hall and the lounge for you to sign up for your family members. You may pay your 2020 dues by contacting Vicki Tracy, our membership chairperson at 620-664-1672 or mail to 407 E 36th Ave, Hutchinson, Ks 67502.  You may also drop them off at the Post.  We would like to get all of our members paid this year so we have 100% paid.  We only lacked 33 members last year of making that goal.  Let’s all pitch in and meet the goal this year.

Remember our shut ins and those who are having a difficult time right now.  Help cheer them up!

God bless our military and pray for our Nation!!

Edie Griffin, ALA Unit 68 President


S.A.L. Notes

Don’t forget dues are going to increase for 2021 memberships up to $35.  As a result, we are going to increase dues payments for 2020 to $35 if you pay after January 1, 2020. So, if you want to beat the increase for 2020 membership, you can still pay $25 before December 31, 2019. Otherwise, not much is going one, so I will put a plug in again for anyone who would like to join a committee for the NJCAA Tournament. We can always use some new help so we can continue to put on a successful tournament right here in Hutchinson!!!


A.L.R. Notes

Well, it’s that time of year. Time to decide who you would like to see leading your Rider Chapter for the next year. Nominations for officers are due at the November meeting with elections at the December meeting. We also have our Veterans Day breakfast and nursing home visit coming up as well as the Big Red Turkey Run at Fort Riley on the 23rd. I hope everyone has a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday.

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