American Legion Post 29 – Makes awards to our first responders and Honors one of our own!
At Horace Orr Post 29 of The American Legion’s regular monthly meeting on Nov. 5th the Legion and the Golf Committee presented $29,500 to our first responders from the proceeds of the 24th Annual Golf Tournament that was held on Sept. 14th at Dogwood Country Club. This year’s presentation marked the largest amount of monies ever given from the proceeds of this event. We had the largest field of golfers we have ever had and Dogwood Country Club did an outstanding job in hosting the tournament.
The legion was blessed to have great sponsors again this year and they helped us tremendously in making this event successful. We would like to thank Chick- fil-la , Coca-Cola United, Vingenzo’s , East Cobb Ace Hardware, Capstone Insurance, Steve’s Automotive and our title sponsor, The Army National Guard for their support in making this event the best golf tournament we have had. We also would like to thank you the members of the American Legion Post 29 for your participation and support.
Each of the First Responders, the Marietta Police Dept., the Marietta Fire Dept., and the Cobb County Sheriff’s Dept. each received $6,500 each to go toward their Christmas and youth programs. Another $10,000 grant was given to the WellStar Foundation in honor of one of our own- Uncle Pete Bagley! Uncle Pete is a legend in our legion for the service he has given, but he is also a long time leader in the Kennestone Hospital Volunteers that has been huge supporters of the legion and the Veterans Memorial 5k race. This award is richly deserved and we all congratulate Uncle Pete Bagley. The WellStar Foundation will use these monies to decorate a room especially for EMT’s in the new Emergency Room at the Kennestone-WellStar Hospital. Going forward this award in honor of Uncle Pete will be given annually from the proceeds of the golf tournament.
The legion would also like to thank the golf committee under the direction of Allen Rosenfield and Commander Walt Cusick for putting on such a wonderful and successful event. Also a special thanks go to committee members Ken Buechel, Jim Kopp, Guy Cook, Russell Dixon, Tom Bell, and Teresa Myer for her great crew in social quarters all of their hard work on this event.
A great time was had by all – and the golf committee – looks forward to hosting another successful 25th Annual Golf Tournament next Sept. 2020!
I am sending out this invitation to our members who have not yet renewed.
Representatives from the Legion, SAL, and Auxiliary will be on hand in the Social Quarters to help you renew your membership in person. Visit us on Tuesday November 17th from 4-6:30PM.
You can also renew online through Legion.com, through our website, from forms available in the Social Quarters that can be processed by the bartenders, or through mailing your renewal in to the Post.
The Social Quarters will still be available to process renewals as before. There will be some forms available in the social quarters to fill out to accompany your dues. The bartenders have been asked to not process renewals if the form is not filled out in its entirety. For any questions or concerns in filling this form out, please contact George Grindstaff and do not take the bartenders time with these matters. With the new guidelines the bartenders have to follow we do not want to add to their growing list of duties.
We look forward to getting your renewals processed just as easily and quickly as before…and hopefully even better. Contact us with any membership questions you may have.
Veterans who are receiving social security benefits may be eligible for an additional amount as a result of their service. This is a relatively new, unknown benefit, so many of you may not be taking advantage of this.
The details are a bit complicated. Please read up on this at the website or flyer attached below.
Legion members have likely received an email from The American Legion national office stating that you have been nominated for Lifetime Membership. Please note, this is a legitimate email, but it is also marketing. To become a lifetime member, you will be asked to pay a price based on your age.
If you have any questions, you may contact our Membership Committee.
COVID restrictions have impacted all of our regular Veterans Day festivities. There will be no parade or meal this year.
We will conduct a small ceremony at 11am on Veterans Day. Weather permitting this will be held in the back of the parking lot, near our flag pole. Members are welcome to attend in a socially distanced manner. All regulations on “gatherings” will be enforced. We expect the ceremony too be complete by 113o, at which time the post will be open.
This coming Saturday (07 Nov 2020) we will plan to muster @ 0800(ish) for no longer than ninety minutes to assist with the clean-up efforts for Maloney Springs Cemetery (https://goo.gl/maps/29mqSi6tRaymQBrW7).
A special shout out/thanks to the crew from last week for the end of the season gathering at Shiloh Cemetery…
(From L to R; front row – Robert King, Olga Noel, Roy Lantz, Victoria Turney; second row – Jim Hickey, Gary Damm, David Thomas, Michael Vigdorov, Sherri Dombi; back row – Bill Beaudin, Wally Wallace, Mark Henley, Wayne Hudson, Jim Wood, and Bill DeLamater. Not shown; Gail Evilsizor)