Getting the majority of adults vaccinated against COVID is a key in opening up our economy and removing various restrictions on commerce.
As of 3/15, most adults in GA are now eligible for vaccination. For anyone newly eligible and looking to make appointments, here are a few sites that may be helpful:
Those with VA benefits should check here: https://www.va.gov/health-care/covid-19-vaccine/
We will be having a Post 29 General Meeting on April 1st. The Meeting will be starting at 5:30pm, since we will not be having a dinner prior and will be held in our Large Hall. We will be following all our COVID guidelines to insure our Member’s safety! Hope to see you at the Meeting!
What’s a Ruck? Just a walk. Many folks will add a backpack. Crazy folks fill the backpack with heavy weights.
Why Ruck? Because walking is good for us. Especially during a pandemic, when so many activities have been banned or cancelled, we can always walk.
When: Sunday March 28th. If there’s enough interest, we’ll ruck on the last Sunday of every month. We’ll depart at 11am, and we should return to the post by noon.
Where: Meet at Post 29. For our first ruck, we’ll simply walk to the National Cemetery, about a mile from the post. We’ll stroll through the cemetery and pay homage to those buried there, then we’ll hike back to the post. Easy. Even your kids and grandkids can do it. Weather permitting.
Wait, why again? Because we can. Because we want to always challenge ourselves. You will get in shape. Walking improves your physical and mental health. If we ruck as a group, we build camaraderie and community. Let’s enjoy the outdoors, and some sunshine.
The Lenten season is upon us. This is generally considered a time of sacrifice and reflection.
Would you please consider reflecting upon, and honoring your loved ones who have served this great country, by listing their name, rank and branch of service on the Plaque of Honor hanging on the left wall as you enter the Legion social quarters.
Simply ask your bartenders or servers for the “Plaque of Honor” form and fill it out. A small fee of $25.00 will enshrine your loved one for ever.
Thank you for your kind consideration.
CALLING OUT ALL GVVA MEMBERS to come celebrate our ANNUAL NATIONWIDE VIETNAM VETERANS DAY: MARCH 29th !
The GEORGIA VIETNAM VETERANS ALLIANCE Chapter 1 will conduct a short Ceremony behind the American Legion Post 29 for ALL VIETNAM VETERANS ON MARCH 29th at 5p.m. Please arrive at 4:30 to proceed to the flag pole at 5p.m. to remember all those who cannot be with us and gave their all for our country!
We will have a short presentation at the Flag Pole at 5p.m. out back below the parking lot and then we plan to have a gathering inside and on the porch to thank all VIETNAM VETERAS in our area so invite your friends and family and come to the post at 4:30 or whenever you can get there.
We’d love to fellowship and come together with FAMILY AND FRIENDS!! You don not have to be a VIWETNAM VETERAN to come join us. Open to all
Thank you and see you all there MONDAY MARCH 29th at 4:30pm
The Auxiliary Executive Committee will meet Tuesday March 23rd at 5:30pm in the card room.
The Legion Executive Committee will meet at 5:30PM on Thursday, March 25th. We will meet in the small hall upstairs.
Special Invitation for SAL Members: Our next general meeting of the SAL will be held Tues. March 23rd ( fourth Tues. of the Month). The board of the SAL would like to invite our SAL members to come to a “meet an greet” beginning at 5:30pm in the small hall upstairs at the post. Hamburgers and hot dogs plus fixings and cold beer will be provided at no cost to our members. This event is an attempt to get our membership together since we have not been able to do so in over a year. If you have not renewed your membership it will also be an excellent opportunity to do so.
This event is for SAL members and dual members- We will be practicing social distancing and following the protocols for safety as set by the CDC and the legion. In order to make sure that we can plan on the right amount of food please contact me at 770 331 5580 or Tom Rieger at 404 433 7626 or sign up downstairs in the social hall to let us know of your intent to attend. Hopefully we will have a good turn-out and depending on the response we may have to limit the number of attendees.
This will be an important meeting because we will be discussing our elections for next year and other important issues going forward. Also take advantage of our “plaque of remembrance” downstairs in the social hall where you can honor your father, mother, or grandfathers who served in the military. The cost to have their names put of the plaque are $25.00! This is a great way to honor your family who served in the military.
Thanks and we look forward to seeing you on March 23rd. Again please do not hesitate to contact me if I can be of assistance to you.
Commander- Squadron 29
Sons of the American Legion
770 331 5580
The Social Quarters is our hub of activity at Post 29. We enjoy hosting post members and guests, and we appreciate your business.
Since we have many new members, and as a reminder for our regulars, there are House Rules enforced in the Social Quarters.
These rules are posted in the SQ, and we have an entire book of the rules and policies. These are kept in the podium where the Guest Log is displayed. Below the Guest Log, on the lower shelf, is our book of House Rules and other policies. Please read them and familiarize yourself with them.
Here are a couple quick highlights:
- We have a dress code. It’s posted outside the entrance to the SQ.
- The SQ is closed to the public. A current ID card is required to enter. Guests may enter with a current member for a limited number of visits.
- The bartender controls access to the SQ. Only the bartender or a Legion Officer should allow someone without a door card to enter.
- During COVID19 we are asking all entrants, not only guests, to sign our registry.
- We are operating at reduced hours during COVID19. Standard closing time is 7PM. The bartender has discretion, but often makes last call 15 minutes before closing.
If you have any questions, you may ask the SQ Managers Teresa Myer or Junior Vice Commander Russ Wood. If neither are available, the bartender on duty or any Legion Officer present may assist you.
Welcome to March, Spring is just around the corner! Hope our Members are safe and sound and have been able to get their COVID Vaccine shots. Let’s hope things start looking up going forward.
We continue to keep working on growing our Membership. We still have a large block of 2020 Members who have not renewed at this point. Please, if you know any of them ask them to come and renew their Membership. We don’t want to lose them, if they need help let us know. Dave, George and Ed have really been working hard to identify them, so we can reach out to them. We can use your help in this Mission.
The 5K Race has finally wrapped up! Tom Bell and I presented our final donation of $40,000 to the Shepherd Center last week. We were well received and they expressed their gratitude for our support over the last few years. Our donation covers their cost to treat one of their Veterans. Again, please make the effort to thank Tom Bell and his committee for all their hard work, especially in this COVID year.
I want to recognize our ALR Unit. They have been very active in supporting the Post and have been involved in various events in the 5th District. All of them have worked hard to grow the Unit with quality Members and represent Post 29 in a very professional manner. They are always looking for new Members. We have every reason to be proud of them and their work!
Please, say thank you to all our Social Quarters staff. They work very hard so we can have a safe environment to enjoy and relax and have some fun. Also, thanks to our Members who support them.
We will be having a General Meeting on March 4th, it will start at 6pm. We will not be having a dinner but will be having coffee and tea available, thanks to our SAL Squadron. Also it looks like they will again be the largest Squadron in the Department again next year. Great job in Membership! It will be announced at this Meeting that there will be an Election held for next year’s Officers. We will publish more details in the very near future.
In closing let me say, things are starting to look a little brighter as we go forward. Hope everyone who wants the COVID Vaccine shots are able to get them. We will continue to follow the State Guidelines and will adjust as they are updated. I wish all our Members and their Families the best. I ask God to Bless all of our Families, Post29 and our Great County. Let’s treat each other with respect and support. Please feel free to reach out to me with any questions or comments. Please have a safe and happy March, 2021!
Walt Cusick, Jr.