Hanner-Sharp Post 129




Post Notes – February 25, 2021

  1. This is getting old -- NO March meeting.    
  1. I know the Post hasn’t been very active for the past year, but this is about to change:  A vote on our new Constitution and By-Laws, getting ready for Post elections, the Memorial Day Ceremony.  Further down the road is the Pancake Breakfast and the Veterans Day Ceremony. 

It’s time to get involved!

There are many things that need to be done once we get back to normal:

  1. Monthly Meetings.  Activities include pre-meeting prep, kitchen help and post-meeting clean-up.  Time commitment: 2 – 3 hours per month (on meeting day).
  2. Finance Review Committee:  Twice a year, review Finance Officer’s and Adjutant’s bank accounts.  Time commitment: 6 hours per year (usually late January and late July.)
  3. There is always the option to run for or be appointed to an Officer in the Post.  (Come see me and I’ll give you the straight skinny, i.e., duties, time commitment, about the position you may be interested.)
  4. Or just come down and help out.

 Note: These jobs are not hard, but some take more time than others.  Also, you will not be alone, if you run into a problem or need help, there will always be someone available to assist you.  Think about it… But it’s time to get out of the house and socialize again!!

 Talk about getting involved, it is time for those who haven’t paid their dues to get out the check book.  Your membership expired.  You can pay on line using a credit/debit card (mylegion.org), you can send your $40.00 check by mail (P.O. Box 192, Stillwater 74076) or stop by the office.  I’m usually here between 10AM and 2PM.  If you call first (372-7262), I’ll make sure I’m here when you arrive. 

  1. The Post’s Constitution and By-Laws:   A vote will be postponed until April due to Covid.  This is to give everyone a chance to read the documents so they will know what they are voting on.  Reminder: You must be a current member of Post 129 to vote (i.e., dues paid for 2021). 
  1. If you need the assistance of the Service Officer, call Patrick Clark at 918-397-2561 (Note: Use this number.  The 405-number announced last month is not working properly).  At the present time, Patrick’s hours are by appointment only, so if you need help, give him a call. 
  1. If you haven’t already, you might want to sign up for the Legion’s Basic Training Course.  The course covers five topics: History and Organization, Veterans Affairs & Rehabilitation; National Security; Americanism; and Children and Youth.  This free course takes about two hours to complete. (It is not necessary to complete it all at once.  You can work on it at your own pace and when you want.  There’s no time limit.)  Go to: legion.org/training; click the yellow box labeled “Take Basic Training.”

 If you haven’t been to the Post in a while, come on down and check it out.  If the flag is out, I’m here.

Again, if you haven’t, pay your dues, the time is now!!!!

Hope everyone is thawed out,

Good health to you and your family,

Richard S. Opdyke, Adjutant