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The American Legion Elections

POST 29 Election Notice for Legion year 2022/2023

Our annual Post 29 election process will begin on April 7, 2022

Our nomination process will start on April 7th and end in two weeks on Thursday, April 21st at the close of business in the social quarters.  There will be a binder behind the bar in the Social Quarters (ask the bartender for the election book).  Any Post 29 Legion member that wishes to run for any elected Legion office needs to enter their name under the office they wish to run for and must leave a copy of their DD-214 (proof of service) in the binder.  Current officers will not be required to leave proof of service (DD-214) because we already have that on file. 

Once a candidate’s eligibility has been verified,  their name will be entered on the election candidate sheet on the Post bulletin board.  All candidates must have current dues paid.

If only one name is listed for each office when the nominations are closed, an election will not be necessary.  If an election is needed it will be held on Thursday, June 2, 2022.  Election day details will be determined later.

Any questions, contact Election Committee Chairman

Bill Beaudin 678-485-0866

SAL Elections

Notice for 2022 – 2023 SAL Elections

Nominations will open at the March 29th SAL monthly meeting, and be posted on the bulletin board in the Social Quarters.  Please add your name and the office you would like to be nominated for. 

Nominations will close at the April 26th SAL monthly meeting.

Elections will be held at the May 29th SAL monthly meeting. At the May 29th meeting, prior to the elections, any Squadron 29 member may present the name of any other Squadron 29 member for nomination to any office for which the Squadron 29 member was not previously nominated.  The person being nominated from the floor must be present or have a letter on file accepting the position for which he is being nominated, and upon said nomination being seconded, the name shall be considered as though contained in the report of the nominating committee after said report has been accepted and adopted by the Squadron.

From the Auxiliary

Girl’s State is a National program of the American Legion Auxiliary and is a course of instruction in as well as a practical application of the fundamental principles and procedures of city, county and state government under the American system.   A session, usually lasting five days in June, is conducted with the top-ranking high school girls as citizens.   Under the guidance of skilled counselors and other staff members who are leading citizens, these girls learn and then practice through self-government, the duties, responsibilities, and privileges of American citizenship.   Unit 29 Auxiliary is sponsoring up to 6 girls to attend.  They do not need to be a junior member just interested in learning about our government.  Contact any board member for guidance in applying. 

It’s now time to renew your 2022 American Legion Auxiliary dues.  As of December 31, 2021, your card is no longer valid, and your membership is not current.   The Post has installed a new door card reader and the blue card is no longer useable for entrance into the Social Quarters.

Senior Membership Dues are $30 and Junior dues are $10.  You can renew in a few different ways:

  • Cash, check or credit card at Post 29 in the Social Quarters with any bartender (checks payable to ALA).  Your new membership card and yellow key card to you immediately.
  • Mail check to ALA at Post 29, 921 Gresham Avenue NE, Marietta, 30060, attention Auxiliary.
  • Pay online at  www.ALAforVeterans.org by clicking  “Renew” in the top right corner then log in and click on the “Pay Dues”. You will then be prompted to review your member info and input your payment information. You can pay with a credit/debit card online.   
  • Pay by phone by calling National Headquarters at (317) 569-4570.  Have your member ID ready.

We are striving to meet our department goal again this year for the fourth straight year so please renew as soon as possible.  In this crazy year, we have not lost sight of our Veterans and need to continue to support them and their families.  I hope we can count on your help once again.

Great news for the Unit 29 Junior members!  Membership has voted on a Scholarship Grant in the amount of $1000.  The Junior member must have been active for three years with Unit 29 and in good standing.  A completed application must be sent to president of the Auxiliary by the June 30 with a supporting acceptance letter/email from the postsecondary educational institution showing the student will be a full-time student.  The Educational Institution does not have to be in the State of Georgia.

Scholarship will be awarded directly to the student(s) at the August meeting.  Unit 29 is excited to continue this Scholarship Grant Program.  We encourage our Juniors to continue in our program and attend a college or university as they graduate high school and become senior members. Applications are available from any Auxiliary Officer.

For God and Country,

Linda Dudley, President

American Legion Auxiliary, Post 29

From the ALR

ALR wants to place more emphasis on recruiting like-minded riders to join our ALR chapter.  We currently have 20 paid members with a goal of reaching 25 members for 2022.  The key is quality over quantity.  We’re seeking individuals that want to get involved to support our veteran causes.  An effective and efficient way to recruit more members is through each member’s social media networks.  Please copy and paste the below to your social media networks to get the word out.  Your help is greatly appreciated. 

Social Media Recruiting Post

If you have a motorcycle and would like to support our military veterans, please consider joining the American Legion Riders Post 29 located at 921 Gresham Ave, Marietta, GA.  American Legion Riders are well known for our charitable work which has raised funds for local children’s hospitals, veteran homes, children of fallen veterans and Wreaths Across America to name a few of our worthy causes.  We love to ride motorcycles and support our veterans. You don’t have to be a veteran or have served in the military to join.  Membership is also open to all ages whose spouse, parents or grandparents served in the US military.  We meet on the 3rd Saturday of the month @ 11am at Horace Orr Post 29 so drop in on our next meeting.  Visitors are welcomed!  Or, please visit our website at  https://post29marietta.org/join-the-alr/ for more information.  You can also contact any officer listed under the ALR Leadership drop down tap. Join us and let’s ride!  

Wayne 

Wayne Hudson

ALR Post 29 Treasurer

Atta Boy

At the general meeting on January 6th, Fifth District Commander Al Jackson presented Post 29 Junior Vice Commander George Grindstaff with recognition of his accomplishment of earning the Gold Brigade status for his outstanding efforts, recruiting over 50 new members to the Legion.

Not shown, but Junior Vice Commander Ed Bruce was awarded Silver Brigade for his membership efforts.