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TODAY !!!
POST WORK DAY
9:00am-12:00pm coffee and snacks

CANTEEN OPEN
3:00pm-10:00pm Free Pool Taco Tuesday!

Wednesday Jul 30
CANTEEN & RED PICKLE OPEN
11am

COMMANDER'S CALL
6:30pm

Thursday Jul 31
CANTEEN & RED PICKLE OPEN
11am

Friday Aug 01
CANTEEN & RED PICKLE
Open 11am

Saturday Aug 02
CANTEEN & RED PICKLE
open 11am

Monday Aug 04
U.S. COAST GUARD BIRTHDAY
Happy birthday!

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AMERICAN LEGION DEPT.
OF TEXAS

AMERICAN LEGION AUX
DEPT. OF TEXAS

AMERICAN LEGION
NATIONAL ORGANIZATION

AMERICAN LEGION AUX
NATIONAL ORG

POST 121 LEGION RIDERS

DEPT. PR COMMITTEE
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JAMES A. EDMOND POST 121
AMERICAN LEGION, WACO, TX
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The American Legion and the American Legion Auxiliary are the world’s largest nonprofit organization, that were founded to serve the needs of American Veterans and their families. The members of these two organizations are from all age groups, races, and walks of life, which have joined together in the fellowship of giving. The primary philosophy of the volunteers, is that of helping those in need. The first words of their Preambles are “For God and Country.” Their members believe in the ideals and principles of America’s founding Fathers. They pledge to foster patriotism, preserve and defend the Constitution, promote allegiance to God and Country, and to uphold the basic principles of Freedom of religion, Freedom of expression and Freedom of choice. The programs of the American Legion and the Auxiliary provide assistance, education and financial support for Veterans and their communities. Their main focus is helping to create a better society, particularly for the Nation’s citizens of the future, “Our Children and Youth.”


IT'S NOT THE PRICE YOU PAY TO BELONG, IT'S THE PRICE YOU PAID TO BE ELIGIBLE!!


WELCOME NEW MEMBERS

THE LEGIONNAIRES AND AUXILIARY MEET ON THE 2ND MONDAY OF EACH MONTH AT 7PM

SAL MEETS 1ST FRIDAY OF EACH MONTH AT 6:30PM

    We welcome each of you to our post and hope you'll visit often.

  • AMERICAN LEGION MEMBERSHIP DUES $30.00
    download PDF membership application file ("PUFLS" Available - Purchase a Paid up for Life Membership and never worry about your Legion dues again)
  • AUXILIARY MEMBERSHIP DUES $24.00, application can be printed here: download PDF Membership application
  • ALA JUNIOR MEMBERSHIP DUES $3.50
  • SAL MEMBERSHIP DUES $20.00, application can be printed here: download PDF Membership application
  • ALR MEMBERSHIP DUES $10.00


    FROM THE COMMANDER BILL MAHON

    I would like to extend an open invitation to the Post Members. This is YOUR POST.

    Email: Commander


    Lightnin' Strikes! James Patin, Service Officer

    Beginning my fourth term as Service Officer, I feel that most of you know me. For those that don't, I am James Patin, aka Lightnin. I now have an assistant—Jim "Slim" Plowman 254-366-0043. He was more than gracious to step up and assume the job of helping me make the Caritas run and also to make easier access to the room for anyone needing assistance. He did this because he cares, wants to help, and lives closer than my hour and a half one way trip. Now keep in mind that Slim does work, and if he is in a situation where he can't get there quickly, call me at 254-729-8984 and I'll be on my way.
    What I am asking of the membership is fairly simple. If you know of a vet who is confused, ticked off at the VA System, or just plane wants to BS, please try your best to send him my way. My approach is simple: your place, my place, any place, your time, my time, any time. Call me at home plus you can find me almost every Tuesday work day at OUR POST. Never forget we are here to help each other. Thank you my brothers and sisters.

 
HIGHLIGHTS: 


Fish Fry/Membership drive, July 4, @ 4pm

If you wish to save your Post the printing and postage costs by viewing your newsletter information online, send an email to alpost121news@gmail.com and we will honor your request. News deadline for August: July 23



JULY NEWSLETTER:

1. FROM THE AMERICAN LEGION COMMANDER

Each month in a Commanders’ tenure of duty should mean something and should be measurable by achievements or progress. I feel since being sworn in there has been just that at Post 121. While last month I complimented the previous leadership on the hard work, leadership, and superior results for their efforts, I feel our post is now getting more of an identity of an American Legion Post.
Sometimes it is the little stuff that means more to the members and impresses more potential new members than a functional building. As the signs and decals become available, you will notice more American Legion-like atmosphere in our Post home. I would invite anyone who has pictures of themselves in uniform or old members of the post to loan them to the post so we can display them on our walls.
We are working on many projects at this time towards the final product of an American Legion Post. We have the spirit in our members already. What we have already and are working on getting displayed are our Past Commanders’ pictures, our Past Presidents’ pictures, and related pictures of the post on the walls. We all have a past related either by ourselves or our families to the military and I would hope we would all be proud to display it on our walls. We are in the process of adding a small playground area for our children and grandchildren. I have a committee working on adding overnight RV sites on the property for traveling Legionnaires from across the country to stop by and visit. Our committees on Boy Scouts and baseball teams are working on getting us a team to sponsor this year.
We have had several sick or injured folks this month and a couple members pass away. Our thoughts and prayers go to each family. Please remember our annual Fish Fry/Membership Drive on Friday, the 4th of July. It is such a fitting day to renew membership in this super Veteran and community organization. And as a reminder this relates to our Auxiliary and Sons of the Legion as well.
Please say thank you to our Tuesday work crews who maintain the grounds, the building and the projects being completed to better our whole property. I extend to all members a personal invite to the Post meetings, both executive committee and the general meetings as noted on the calendar. My last thought is to let you know I am available for any members to meet one-on-one during Commanders Call, each Wednesday evening at 6:30 p.m. in the post meeting room. Have a great and safe summer!
—Bill Mahon, Commander

2. AMERICAN LEGION AUXILIARY

Hello Ladies! July 4th—renew your membership for $22.00 and receive free dinner, or first time membership is $24.00 which will also include a free dinner.
Department Meeting will be in McAllen July 11, 12, and 13. July 28th is Social Night, let’s come dressed for the beach and bring your favorite summer dish. Let’s work together on our different projects this month and MAKE A DIFFERENCE!!!
—Toné Mahon, President

4. SONS OF THE AMERICAN LEGION

The Sons meeting was held on July 27 since there are other activities scheduled for July 4 at the Post. Please renew your membership early!

3. AMERICAN LEGION RIDERS

Thank you for showing your support and for participating in the TMRA2 benefit. It was very successful. We have a lot of stuff planned for 2015 so let’s all work together for the good of our Post. Congratulations to all new members.
We will continue our efforts to keep everyone informed on upcoming events. Please continue to check the calendars on www.orgsites.com/tx/americanlegion-post-unit-121 and www.alrpost121waco.com. For Facebook users, please check the Riders group page at American Legion Riders Post 121 Waco.
—Jimmy Aguirre, President

5. CLUB MANAGER REPORT

Effective November 1st, new Club hours! See calendar for times. To volunteer for helping out at Linden Hall, please contact Sandy Brooks or Bill Mahon. Thank you all for who came out and participating in YOUR post activities

SUPPORT OUR SPONSORS. THEY MAKE IT POSSIBLE TO HAVE THE CALENDAR AND NEWSLETTER. LET THEM KNOW YOU SAW THEIR AD IN THE NEWSLETTER.

RED PICKLE CAFE, SU BROCK, OWNER - TEXAS MOTORCYCLE RIGHTS ASSOCIATION (TMRA2)- LINKAGE CREDIT UNION - MATULA INSURANCE AGENCY - GENEVAS PLACE SPORTS BAR - STEVE'S PLACE HOMESTYLE COOKING - YOUNG AT HEART DANCE CLUB - AMERICAN LEGION RIDERS POST 121

DD 214's
Our Post is required to have on file the DD 214 or other proof of eligibility on 90% or more of all Legion members. This is a requirement of the IRS in order to keep our non-profit status. Although we have many DD 214's on file, we have been lax in getting the DD 214's from most of the transfers to us that signed up through the National Direct Mail Solicitation. If you are one of the members who signed up through National, we are requesting you send us a DD 214 or other proof of eligibility. Mail to: American Legion Post 121, PO Box 2276, Waco, TX 76703. Also, all other members who do not have a DD 214 on file at our Post are requested to send us a copy.

NO SMOKING IN HALL
The General Membership voted to ban smoking in all three hall room areas during rentals and dances. This decision was based on several reasons, mostly being the safety of the members and guests from a fire. Smoking is still permitted in the bar and the shuffle board areas, where the bartender can supply ashtrays.

Due to liability concerns and the safety of all members and guest, General Membership voted to not allow any pets/animals on post property at any time. This includes the pavilion area. SERVICE DOGS ARE PERMITTED


 
DATES TO REMEMBER

2ND AND 4TH FRIDAY - DANCES 7-10

 VA PARTIES:

1st Tuesday - Ice Cream Social VA Bldg #11 1:30 P.M.
3rd Tuesday - ALA Bingo VA Bldg #11 1:30 P.M.
4th Tuesday - ALA Bingo VA Bldg #10 1:30 P.M.
2nd Wednesday - Ice Cream Social VA Bldg #94 1:30 P.M.
4th Thursday - Ice Cream Social VA Bldg #10 1:30 P.M.

 
BUILDING RENTAL INFORMATION:

POST BUILDING AND PAVILION:
Legion Hall (Old Linden Hall, 722 Leroy pkwy, Elm Mott, TX.) : Great for Large and small parties, dances and family reunions.
Pavallion: (Old Linden Hall, 722 Leroy pkwy, Elm Mott, TX.). Large Pavalion equipped with picnic tables and Clean Portable Restrooms.

You must be a member for 6 months to qualify for member rate.

For Rental: Contact the Post 254-822-1218.


THE CHAPLAINS CORNER

POST CHAPLAIN:

JESSE GARZA - 753-6658
Email: Post Chaplain Jesse Garza

UNIT CHAPLAIN:

CHARMAINE BEERS - 254-749-5363
Email: Unit Chaplain Charmaine Beers

TAPS

George Lee Betros

US Navy Veteran

Member of American Legion 60+ years

5/7/1927 - 5/5/2014





 
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For God and Country,

We associate ourselves together

For the following purposes:

To uphold and defend

The Constitution

of the United States of America;

To maintain law and order;

To foster and perpetuate

A one hundred percent

Americanism;

To preserve the memories

and incidents

Of our associations

in the Great Wars;

To inculcate a sense of

individual obligation

To the community, state and nation;

To combat the autocracy

Of both the classes and the masses;

To make right the master of might;

To promote peace and good will

on earth;

To safeguard and transmit

to posterity

The principles of

Justice, Freedom and Democracy;

To consecrate and sanctify

our comradeship

By our devotion to

mutual helpfulness

 

Mailing address

James A. Edmond Post 121
The American Legion
P.O. Box 663
Elm Mott, TX 76640


 
 JAMES A. EDMOND POST 121 AMERICAN LEGION, WACO, TX
722 Leroy Pkwy, Elm Mott, TX  •  , 76640
phone: 254-822-1218 • fax: 254-732-8850

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