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URGENT NEWS TO POST MEMBERS!!!

MEMBERS:

Please review these time sensitive reminders!

Urgent Notice for Coast Guard Members (pass along please)

American Legion ready to assist Coast Guardsmen affected by shutdown Link

 

Urgent Notice from NC Department-Scam Alert

Post received email asking to notify all members to be on lookout for a new scam starting as following:

*****Scam Sample Begins*****

From: David Crawford <davvcrawford@gmail.com>
Date: Mon, Jan 7, 2019 at 10:53 AM
Subject: Payment #TX819479D108
To:

UBS Financials

Financial Services Company

Transaction ID: TX819479D108   

We are glad to notify you that you have received a Grant payment of $197,800.00 (One hundred and ninety seven thousand, eight hundred United States dollars) and is ready to be paid to your designated business bank account. Please note that this payment was processed through by North Carolina Financial Services for The American Legion due to your business record and unpaid due payments over the last couple of months, these payments includes taxation, next of kin payments, family due funds, payments to foreign persons etc. We don’t want you to misuse this fund for drugs, gambling or drinking as this comes once in your lifetime. We want you to use it for the good purpose of paying your bills, pay off your car, start a business, education, or go on a vacation....(continues further)............

*****Scam Sample Ends*****

This is similar to several scams out there where sums are promised but are fleecing your bank accounts.  You can always do some simple checks on emails like this as follows:

a) Look for grammatical/format errors.  Above has user Gmail account for a business email, not done and is first Red Flag of being fake. Also says "due to your....unpaid due payments over the last couple of months"You typically don't get money for not paying your dues, especially not $197,900.

b) Hit reply (don't send) and scroll down the email to see where it was being replied to.  Frequently you will see a 'nonsense' email address or one that has a country code like .ru (Russia) or other.  Another Red Flag. Never, Ever, click on email IDs, attachments or links in suspect email.

***********BE WARY/NOT SORRY***********

 

1. Veteran's Appreciation Day & American Legion Post 68 Fundraiser:

Bring your sweetheart (and support our Veterans in need) on Feb 16th to Fat Tony’s, 131 N. Front Street, for a Valentine’s Day weekend meal.  Times are from 11:30am to 11:00pm and you can rock to the live music of local favorites Shades of Grey All-Veteran band (7:30 - 9:30pm) and Dave Bohn (9:45 – 11:00pm).

Detailed Flyer and Event Ticket available for download here and at February Event section.  Print and present the Event Ticket and Post 68 will receive 10% of proceeds.  to support Post 68’s programs to aid Veterans and their families in need.  Tickets will also be available at the door.  Your past generosity has allowed Post 68 to aid several local Veterans severely impacted by Hurricane Florence with donations totaling nearly $2,500.  Help us continue to provide aid and comfort to our Veterans and their families.

Feeling Lucky? Post 68 will also hold a 50/50 raffle at Fat Tony’s.

2. 2019 Membership Dues: are due by end of December.  We will be sending out a reminder to those who have not renewed

3. History Book: Gerald Decker is working to compile member data for Post-68 history book.  Planned to cover member branch and data on service/deployments.  Completed forms should be emailed to Gerald at gdecker1226@gmail.com.  Form to complete can be downloaded from this link

 

 

 

 

Meetings: Monthly the 3rd Thursday 

Blossoms Restaurant
Magnolia Greens,  1800 Tommy Jacobs Dr,
Leland, North Carolina   (map)

Member sign-in begins at 5:30pm
General meeting at 6:00pm

Have dinner at Blossoms prior to meeting with us ~ 4:30 / 5:00pm

VETERANS AFFECTED BY HURRICANE FLORENCE

“If you are aware of a veteran in need following the hurricane, who needs debris cleanup, gutting/mucking, and minor rebuilding, please contact Lacey Frownfelter at  lacey.frownfelter@nc.gov or on her cell at (814)-331-2333, to see if their youth volunteers may be able to assist the veteran in need. Lacey Frownfelter is the Programming and Volunteer Coordinator for the Governor.”

 CONSOLIDATED MONTHLY EVENT TABLES HAVE MOVED!     

CLICK ON MENU ITEM:  EVENTS AND MEETINGS under NEWS AND INFORMATION

 

2019 NEWS & Happenings Blog:
See "Special Events" link for event pictures

 

A Day to Honor All Veterans Event rescheduled at First Baptist Acivity Center on Friday Feb 22, 2019.  Event has activity from 2-5pm and Veterans' Banquet after.  Special Tribute will be made to Women Veterans who Service during Vietnam War.  Flyer is located at this LINK.

COUPS for TROOPS: The Leland Senior Center is collecting grocery coupons for our military families overseas.  Please drop off any coupons such as from the newspaper at the collection box (picture in link above) at Leland Senior Center.  About once a month the staff cuts out the coupons and sends them out.

CYBER Jobs for North Carolina Veterans:  LINK

At exactly 11:11 a.m. every Veteran’s Day (Nov. 11), the sun aligns perfectly with the Anthem Veteran’s Memorial in Arizona to shine through the ellipses of the five marble pillars representing each branch of the Armed Forces, illuminating The Great Seal of the United States:   LINK to info

2018 Post 68 marched in Wilmington Veterans Day Parade:  LINK to pictures.  LINK to WWAY video

How Veterans and Families can find Benefits (AARP) October 2018 LINK

Need to view or edit Microsoft Office files (Word, Excel, Powerpoint) but don't have the software?  You can use OpenOffice which is a free product that allows you to view, create, and edit Microsoft Office data files.  LINK

Subscribe to Brunswick County Veteran Services announcements along with other County information LINK

Are you ready to start collecting non-service related benefits?  LINK

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2019 UPCOMING POST MEMBER MEETINGS
 

January 17th, 2019

Volunteers requested for
Red Cross

The Red Cross is looking requesting members to volunteer as drivers to deliver blood products to local area hospitals. 

If you are interested, check out the website and call Katherine Crocker, Sr. Volunteer Specialist at 910-315-8571 or Katherine.Crocker@redcross.org

(http://www.redcross.org/volunteer/volunteer-opportunities/deliver-blood

Legion Riders Application 

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Get copies of your DD214 and other Military Records from the National Archives!

Click LINK for more info

For Vets who served after year 2000, Anita Hartsell may be able to look up your info.
For all others, the SF-180 form is required and MUST be signed by the requesting veteran

American Flag Retirment Collection Location is at ACE Hardware in Leland on River Drive.  Post 68 will collect and retire them honorably.

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