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

Lysle Rishel Post 68

American Legion Lysle Rishel Post 68 





My word for this month is “PARTICIPATION”. We have an amazing Post. Everyone that visits
our Post gives us compliments on our building and our services. I for one am very proud of our
Post and the programs that we are able to support. With that being said, it takes a lot of
volunteer hours to keep this Post running. Currently there are eight part-time employees at this
Post. “EVERYONE” else you see doing things at this Post is an UNPAID volunteer, and I thank
them from the bottom of my heart for donating time out of their busy schedule to help keep
the Post open. If you are not already volunteering at least once per month, please consider
coming in and volunteering. With more individual persons stepping up to volunteer, each
person will have a smaller amount of work to do. So come on out and do your part .
Our Post meeting this month is July 22 at 7:30pm. There is a potluck dinner before the
meeting beginning at 6:30pm. The main course is provided so bring a side dish or dessert and
join us for a meal and fellowship before the meeting. The Auxiliary meeting is at the same time
in the other end of the building. This is the perfect time to come out and see what is being
planned for the future in the Post and to be able to provide your input for what you would like
the Post to be doing. I hope to see all of you there.


Our celebration of Flag Day on June 14th at the American Legion to retire the tattered flags with
a proper burning ceremony by the Boy Scouts was a great success and viewed by the public as
well as those who were in the Lounge and Bingo. Thank You to Troop 313 and Lynn Stansel for
conducting the ceremony.
Our next big celebration is the 4th of July, Independence Day! There will be the annual Patriots
Parade and the Legion will have a Free Will Offering Luncheon following the Parade. The
Auxiliary usually passes out small stick flags at the parade but we need two or more volunteers
to walk the parade route and pass the flags out. Please contact Edie Griffin at 620-694-9839 if
you are willing to walk the route and hand out the flags. Need to know by July 1.
The new passport calendar books are available for $5.00 this year. If you would like one, please
let one of the Auxiliary Officers know at the next meeting so we can put in an order for them.
Your 2020 Membership Dues can be paid starting July 1, 2019 to Vicki Tracy our membership
chairman. You may reach her at 620-664-1672 or mail to 407 E 36th Ave, Hutchinson, Ks 67502.
You may also drop your dues off at the Legion Post Office.
Volunteers are needed to help with several different events at the Legion on an ongoing time
frame. We serve meals on Thursday evenings, Saturday lunches and one Saturday evening a
month for chicken night. We have Bingo twice a week every week. All of these volunteer jobs
are being done by the same few volunteers week in and week out. Please check your schedules
and see if you can possibly give one evening a month to the American Legion as a volunteer.
Contact John Harlow, Commander, myself or any other officer of the Post if you can volunteer
your time.
God bless our military and pray for our Nation!!
Edie Griffin, ALA Unit 68 President


It is already July, so that means that 2020 membership card with be issued soon! Right now,
dues are still $25, but they will be going up another $10 next year. Please pay your dues as soon
as you can. If at all possible, please pay your dues with a check, that is easier to track who has
paid their dues. If you do not want to mail your dues in, you can stop by the post to pay. There
are new locking drop boxes for each organization on the wall next to the office. Thank you all
for what you do and let’s hit 100% membership again for 2020!


I wish everyone a safe 4th of July. Looking forward to seeing everyone at the Hutchinson and
Sterling parades. Also we gave the Klear Nearly Day parade coming up. With the higher
temperatures, remember to drink plenty of water and don’t overdo it when working or riding.
See you all around the Post.

Donald Shellhorn
Bob Garner


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