AMERICAN LEGION POST 68
Here we are in June already, seems like only yesterday it was January and COLD. With the warmer weather it is time to enjoy some outdoor activities, camping, boating, fishing, etc. When you get out and about don’t forget the activities we have at the
Post. Bingo is going well on Friday nights, and we are back to an almost full schedule of meals. Come on out and join in our activities. Once again, Thank You to all of the volunteers that
come out and keep this Post running. As always, we could use more volunteers.
The Department Convention was held May 14, 15, and 16 in Topeka. Our Post received several awards. Jeremy Ehart was reelected as Department Vice-Commander for the coming year.
The masks are coming off (YEA), so enjoy the warm days outside with family and friends.
Marcus H Searles
Good day, fellow Auxiliary members! I just got back from attending part of our Department Convention in Topeka and saw our new President, Annette Scheaffer, elected. It was good to visit with other Auxiliary members, both from Hutchinson and other areas of the state, and to see Democracy in action. I urge you to attend next year if you are able. At our last meeting, it was decided we would have a meeting on May 24, and it will be a "round table" type meeting with very little formality and treats from those wanting to bring them. Come be a part of this. Don't forget we are gathering comfort items to send to our troops overseas. You will see boxes appear in the Legion shortly to drop off those items (snacks (no chocolate), drink mix, cough drops, air fresheners, toiletries, etc.) to send for Christmas in July.
It's not too late to pay your 20-21 dues and it's not too early to pay your 21-22 dues! Come be a part of the good things we are doing for our Veterans in our community. Reach out to Vicki Tracy. She can take your dues several ways. You can send her a check, 407 E 36, Hutchinson KS 67052, drop it by the legion or pay online. You can reach me at LindaKellypost68@gmail.com.
I have some exciting news about an SAL 68 member that was mentioned a few months ago that participated in the 2021 Presidential Inauguration. Master Trooper Tanner Blakesley is now Lieutenant Tanner Blakesley of the KHP!! Congratulations Tanner, thank you for what you do and holding the thin blue line every day! On a different note, summer is around the corner, and I hope everyone has a chance to get out an enjoy some of the things we have missed out on over the last year! Stay safe and stay well!!
Happy summer riders,
Thanks to all those that gave of their time to honor our heroes this year’s Memorial Day.
June is the month for our annual Kansas Legacy Run which will be from the 10th-13th starting at post 180 in Great Bend and ending in Ellsworth. Don’t forget to pre-register @KLR 2021. There are also forms for T-shirts, Waivers, Hotel info and rider emergency info. All Kansas ride information can be found on www.kansasalr.com. Or come to our next meeting and see what rides are coming up.
Also, the ALR State Rally is 16th (don’t know for sure). We can still use more volunteers at the post. We have a lot of money-making events that require workers to accomplish so our post can continue to operate. So, come out and help if you can and get to know other riders while you support the post by volunteering your time. Thanks to the AL Sons' and Auxiliary for ALL their volunteerism. We couldn’t do it without you.
Serving our veterans and community,
Don Sawyer (Frosty)