Mcgowan-Johnson Post 68 Events And Activities

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FUTURE EVENTS

27 May 2019
Memorial Day Parade


TBA June 2019
Golf Outing
(OPEN TO PUBLIC)

5-7 P.M.


10 November 2018

Veterans Day Spaghetti Dinner
(OPEN TO PUBLIC)

5-7 P.M.


11 November 2018

VETERANS DAY @ The Park

Sunday, 11/11/2018 at 11:00 a.m.


6 April 2019 

​Fool's Day Lasagna Dinner, 5-7 pm  (OPEN TO PUBLIC) 

Cost is $9 per person with ages 4 and under FREE

JUNE 2019 EVENT

Saturday  June TBA, 2019

GOLF OUTING 

 

​"ALL GAVE SOME, SOME GAVE ALL" 

​Cheshire Hills Golf Course 

102nd Avenue, Allegan, MI 

(OPEN TO PUBLIC)

 

You find the PDF event downloads below for 2019:  

Not yet folks, check back in February 2019. Below are 2018 forms.

Entry/Sponsor Form 

​Golf letter

 
Sponsored by 

KNIGHTS of COLUMBUS ASSEMBLY 0522

&

McGOWAN-JOHNSON POST 68

ABOUT THE GOLF OUTING

All Proceeds for 2019 are yet to be determined. 

$65 per person and $260 per team of four. This includes 18 holes, carts, steak dinner, and more.

Event is limited to the first 36 teams so please RSVP and/or have your entry fees in by JUNE 4th.

Day of registration starts at 8:00 a.m.

9:00 a.m. SHOTGUN START 


Paying  1st place - plus 3 other teams by draw so everyone has a chance to win!

Donations are accepted


Make Checks out to: AMERICAN LEGION GOLF OUTING


Mail to:

Robert Adams

502 W. Michigan Avenue

Paw Paw, MI    49079

(269) 217-5765

2019 American Legion dues

Dues are now $55 for the year as National and Department have increased their dues. Dues cover the year from June to May. If you have not yet to pay this year's dues guess what, your late. Please submit your dues now for 2019.

Post deadline for a 100% Post enrollment is  November 1st.

S.A.L. Members

All 2019 membership cards have been sent out; the membership has been pre-paid by the club and asked that you send in your 2019 membership dues of $10 if you have not yet done so. 

 

 Mail to: 

James Alden
45660 CR 653
Paw Paw Michigan 49079-9445


We only have 12 meeting a year and our next S.A.L. meeting is on the 3rd Thursday of the month at 7:30 pm downstairs. 

POST HALL RENTAL

The Legion hall is available FOR RENTAL to Members and the Public for usage, the hall and will hold up to 151 people. ​

Consider the Paw Paw American Legion Hall for Family or Class Reunions, graduations parties, wedding receptions, Anniversary parties, birthday parties, baby showers… etc. 


Let your friends and neighbors know the Post Hall is open to the public for usage. 

Pricing varies with the number of people and usage time needed. 


Please contact STEVE HADDAD at (269) 330-3647 for information, pricing, and availability. 

EVERY FRIDAY IS BINGO NIGHT - THE DOORS OPEN AT 4:30 P.M.

VA INFORMATION

#1  Health Benefits Application - FORM 10-10EZ (PDF)

#2  VA Medical form for Battle Creek MI  (DOCX FILE WILL DOWNLOAD)  

For the Battle Creek, Michigan VA Hospital; fill out completely forms #1 and #2 above. Along with a copy of your DD214 and a copy of your current insurance card mail to them all to: DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS 

5500 ARMSTRONG ROAD 

BATTLE CREEK, MI  49037


POST FLAG SALES

Flags are available to purchase from our post. Flags are sold $ 5.00 over the cost of the product. Flagpoles are also available for purchase.

Current Prices:

3 X 5 U.S. Nylon Flag = $ 25.00

4 X 6 U.S. = $ 40.00

5 X 8 U.S. = $ 45.00

2 X 3 Michigan Flag = $ 25.00

3 X 5 Michigan Flag = $ 35.00

4 X 6 Michigan Flag = $ 45.00

2 x 3 POW-MIA Flag = $ 22.00

3 X 5 POW-MIA Flag = $ 29.00

4 X 6 POW-MIA Flag = $ 35.00

Contact: Ken Walden at (269) 624-5871

MEMBERS PLEASE TAKE NOTE

If you move and maintain your membership with this Post, please make sure that you notify us of your new mailing address.

If you should transfer to another Post also notify us and include your new mailing address when this is done.

Much effort is taken in updating our membership lists and keeping it current so your attention to this would be a great help and is very much appreciated.

Thank You!

ASBESTOS HEALTH ISSUES

There is a published educational guide for veterans and their asbestos health issues. It is believed that this guide would be a valuable addition to your resources.

Veterans and Mesothelioma

The link will open a new window.


VETERANS and SUBSTANCE ABUSE

Table Of Contents

on this site include;

  1. Military Personnel and Illegal Drug Addiction
  2. Service Members and Alcohol Abuse
  3. Military Vets and PTSD
  4. Why Substance Abuse Is So Problematic for Our Nation’s Vets
  5. Veterans, Suicide Risk, and Substance Abuse
  6. Consequences of Substance Abuse for Military Vets
  7. Signs of Veteran Substance Abuse
  8. How to Help a Veteran with Substance Abuse Issues

 Veterans and Substance Abuse

The link will open a new window

Sunday Breakfast, 7-11 a.m., at the post

POST FORMS & INFORMATION

American Legion Membership Applications
Current dues are $55 a year (June-May)


Discharge Paper (DD-214) Request
Paperwork to request DD214 form


PUFL Application


SAL Application

DD214 of military veteran needed and Yearly Dues of $10. 

 

Auxiliary Application

The DD214 of a family military veteran is required along with the $25 Yearly Dues.


Auxiliary PUFL Application

The DD214 of a family military veteran is required along with this is a two-page document

Newsletter Post 68

IF YOU HAVE SOMETHING TO ADD OR REPORT FOR THE NEWSLETTER LET US KNOW.


Contact: Bob Adams at (269) 657-6347


OR SEND THE WEBMASTER AN E-MAIL 

SUMMER DEPARTMENT MEETINGS

The Department of Michigan summer convention for years 2019 and 2020 will be held in June in Kalamazoo, MI. This year 2019 the event will be held on June 27-30 at the Radisson downtown.








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FLAG DAY - JUNE 14

THURSDAY, June 14, 2018—Flag burning ceremony.  On this day we will be disposing of un-serviceable flags with a ceremony at Maple City Veterans Memorial park.  If you have a flag to retire, you can drop it off at the American Legion hall or at Adams Funeral Home.  Flags for purchase are at the funeral home or legion hall.  Time: 6:30 p.m.

Southwest Michigan Blue Star Mothers Chapter 179

Packages sent to the TROOPS for the Holidays cost $7000 in 2017. If you would like to help defray this cost you can send a financial donation to; 

Southwest Michigan Blue Star Mothers Chapter 179

P.O. Box 406

Paw Paw, Michigan 49079

Hospital Equipment

We have sent our hospital equipment to 'LENDING HANDS OF MICHIGAN, INC.' located at 2403 Helen Avenue, Portage, MI. The lending of equipment is FREE on a temporary basis for up to 7 months. For more information you may call them at (269) 567-4381 or see their web site at www.lendinghandsmi.org