AMERICAN LEGION HUTCHINSON POST #68 2022 JUNE E-NEWSLETTER
Welcome to June. I would like to thank all the new board members for stepping forward and taking up the new positions or continuing to do a great job in the ones you still have. June brings us the State Convention and the Legion Leadership College. With this said we still need volunteers helping at the post. Remember this is YOUR post and we want it to be the best in Kansas. Mike Bates is our new Historian and would love to have any old articles or materials for the scrapbook.
I would also like to welcome our new Clubroom staff, Chandra, and Amanda. Please come in and meet them. They promise to bring new and exciting things to the Clubroom. The increase cost of the food items was well received.
I would especially like to thank Linda Reid for the marvelous job she does in our kitchen. We are very blessed to have someone of her caliber at our post putting out the best food we have ever had. In closing this my second term as Commander and I have always had an open-door policy and would like to continue with that.
We would like to congratulate Jeremy Ehart on becoming Department Commander for the American Legion Department of Kansas. He is the 4th from Post #68 and the first in 20 years. I know he will represent our Post, and the American Legion well.
Post Officers for 2022-2023 Commander - Larry Collins
First Vice Commander - Mike Jury
Second Vice Commander –John Harlow
Adjutant - Loxi Sykes
Finance Officer - John Tracy
Service Officer – Robert Rockey
Chaplin - Dave Warnken
Sgt. At Arms - Don Sawyer
Judge Advocate – Jerry Ricksecker
1 Year- Randy Clyborne - Mike Alexander
2 Year- Jessie King- Mark George
3 Year- Larry Easter - Ira (Bud) Richardson
Spring is in full swing. Flowers are blooming, baby birds are in all the trees, and we are nearing the end of the 2021-22 Auxiliary year. We will be electing new officers soon to begin a new year of serving Veterans, their families, and the community. Come to our next meeting to learn more. We meet together on the fourth Monday of the month and enjoy a meal at 6:30 and our meeting starts at 7:30. Please join us. If you haven't paid your dues yet, now would be a great time to do so. Reach out to Vicki Tracy. She can take your dues several ways. You can send her a check, 407 E 36, Hutchinson KS 67502, drop it by the legion or pay online. You can reach me at LindaKellyPost68@gmail.com.
It is June and summer is finally here!! We are finally coming out of the pandemic, and I hope everyone has a chance to enjoy some of the activities we missed the last few years! Recently we had a generous donation that will allow us to increase the amount of scholarships we provide to local Hutchinson Community College students. We work with HCC to identify local students that need financial help to pay their tuition. This year we may be able to provide scholarships to 4 different students, depending on how many students are identified that may need some extra financial help!
I hope everyone had a memorable Memorial weekend. A big thank you for all the volunteers that helped putting up flags and taking them down. The KS legacy run is 23-26. We have a few riders already sign up to go. Have a safe ride, guys. We almost have all rider dues paid up. We are glad you still want to be part of this great organization that supports our veterans and community. If you haven't been on a funeral ride in a while, you're missing an awesome opportunity to live up to our motto of helping others. Also, if you don't come to a meeting or an event, I'll never get to know you. I saw a lot of membership cards but didn't recognize half the names. Most say I'm
not a bad director so come join our crazy band of brothers and sisters. We generally have a good time.