American Legion Post 68
Thank you to those of you that have sent in your 2024 dues. The Early Bird period ended 10/15. If you got your dues in by that date you should have received a Blue Early Bird card in the mail with your Legion card. If not, we can check the membership book to verify when your membership was processed. They are good for any meal at the Post including Bingo. The Blue cards are good until 6/30/24. After that they will not be honored.
We had the privilege of having the National Auxiliary President in our Post for lunch on 10/13 and Our National Vice-Commander for breakfast on 10/15. This is a way to show off our Post. The Legion Riders met them and escorted them in. The Auxiliary President said that it was the first escort that she had. Way to go guys.
The Commanders Crew will be having a fifth Thursday Hamburger night in November.
We have an opening on the Executive Committee due to a resignation. We will hold a special election at the November Post meeting on 11/27 at 7:30pm.
We are holding a raffle for a Henry Lever Action Big Boy 44 caliber. This retails for around $1100. Tickets are $20 donation, only 200 will be sold. Contact the Post mornings if you would like to donate for one. The proceeds go to Dan Wiley’s expenses running for National Commander. Dan was our Department Commander before Jeremy Ehart.
Our 2023 year is quickly fleeing away. We have been notified that Robert Dole VA in Wichita needs men’s underwear size large and XL, Large up to XXXL White T-shirts and sock in new packaging. You can drop off at the Post and we will see that it is delivered to the VA. Thanksgiving Dinner sign-up sheets are out in the main hall and the lounge. Please sign-up as soon as you can for the dinner on November 23, 2023. We will need servers for the Thanksgiving dinner. If you can help, please get with Edie or Linda Reid.
The 2024 Auxiliary dues are now being collected. The new dues are now $36.00 and may be paid to Vicki Tray, 407 E 36th Ave, Hutchinson, KS 67502, or at the Legion Office or online at https://www.legion-aux.org. Our meetings are on the 4th Monday evening of the month at 7:30 PM. There is a covered dish dinner at 6:30 PM for those who would like to join us. We look forward to seeing you at our meetings. President Edie Griffin.
We are already heading into November!! Where has this year gone? The second Saturday this month falls on Veterans Day this year when we serve Chicken Fried Steaks. We are looking forward to everyone coming out for lunch that day! Happy Veterans Day!!
November is a busy month. First is the nomination of officers for the next year with voting in December. The nursing home rides on the 11th, Veteran breakfast the 12th, Christmas parade, ft. Riley turkey run the 18th. More on these events at the next meeting. I'll also be asking for hours and miles used for performing event throughout the year. Do you best. Doesn't need to be precise. Ex. (meetings, funerals, parades, burgers, tostadas etc...) Anything you did at the post or while in your vest. Hope to see y'all at the next meeting on the 2nd. Stay safe.
Starting with the 2024 NJCAA DI Men's Basketball Tournament, the American Legion Post 68 receives a percentage of all tournament tickets sold. Tickets can be easily purchased by visiting www.njcaa.org/tickets or contacting the Tournament Ticket Office at 620-669-9846 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The more tickets the Post can sell to our community the bigger the event and impact for the Legion! Through the early years of the NJCAA Tournament, Post members were known to sell tournament tickets along Main Street and in the community to draw fans. We now have that opportunity again!