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

Lysle Rishel Post 68


October 2019 E-NEWSLETTER


  Commander Notes

 Welcome October, the month of Halloween, ghosts and goblins. The summer is winding down and cooler weather is just around the corner. Our Post continues to stay busy with several special events in addition to our normal schedule.

   October 19 11:00am we will be having our Centennial Celebration here at the Post. Our Post is 100 years old this year so come out and celebrate with us. There will be a short ceremony and lunch is free. This event is open to the public so bring your friends when you come.

   October 26th there will be a 7th District Homecoming here at the Post. Social hour begins at 11:00am. All members are invited. This event honors 7th District Officers: American Legion 7th District Commander Jeremy Ehart,  7th District American Legion Auxiliary President Edie Griffin, and 7th District SAL Commander Brent McInnis. Lunch will be available for $6.00. There will also be a 50/50 drawing.  Please RSVP to Jeremy Ehart ( 620-899-0010 ). 

   The 2019 Kansas State Fair is history. Thank You to all of our Post members that helped man the American Legion booth at the fair. If you haven’t ever done this, think about it for next year. I always meet some very interesting people during my shift in the booth.

   The Post meeting in October is on the 28th at 7:30pm. If you are interested in what is going on at the Post or if you have input for the Board, this is the time for that. As always there is a potluck dinner before the meeting beginning at 6:30pm.

   One more reminder: Any membership renewal received before October 15 qualifies for the Early Bird dinner card. So renew your membership now. New memberships and renewed memberships are always welcomed and encouraged. Without individual members there would be no American Legion and thousands of Veterans would lose out on the nationwide support that the American Legion provides. If you have friends or relatives that qualify for Legion membership, encourage them to join our family.

   NOTE: October 31, there will NOT be a Thursday evening meal since this is Halloween night.


New Members  Michael O'Neal Martin, Schneider, Robert Mart, Robert Wilson


Post Everlasting Gary Slaven, Billy Schrock, Robert Devault



This year is quickly slipping by with each day bringing us closer to the end of the year!  There is a lot of events going on at the POST between now and the New Year.  Please mark your calendars so you don’t miss out.

October 12th is the Eisenhower Pilgrimage at Abilene, Ks. and also the Vice President Annette Scheaffer’s homecoming luncheon.

October 19th is The Centennial Celebration for our Post.  Time will be 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM.  There will be no chicken night on the 19th of October. 

October 26th is District 7 Homecoming at our Post from 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM with lasagna, garlic bread, salad and dessert.

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.  Early Bird cards are being given out until October 15th, so get your 2020 dues paid by then to get your card.

Continue to fulfill our mission and help grow the American Legion Auxiliary!

God bless our military and pray for our Nation!!

Edie Griffin, ALA Unit 68 President


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!!!




Well, summer is officially over but there is still plenty of good riding weather ahead. Remember as the days get shorter to keep a lookout for deer and other hazards while riding. Our elections are coming in December so think about stepping up and becoming an officer in your chapter. See you around the Post.

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