Post Status 5.15.2020

Horace Orr Post 29, Inc. remains closed until further notice. The Executive Committee met via phone conference on 4.30.2020 and confirmed that the Post is to remain closed. The Commander will prepare a full update on various issues soon. Here are a few key reminders.

The American Legion Department of Georgia has a directive which remains in effect that no member posts may reopen unless they follow all of the guidelines of the Governor and the CDC. Post 29 will not reopen until this directive can be met in full. Per the Governor, bars in Georgia must remain closed until at least May 31st. This restriction applies to our Social Quarters.

The state of Georgia remains in under a State of Emergency, and a Shelter In Place order is in effect for the sick, obese, those with medical conditions, and anyone over age 65. These restrictions are scheduled to remain in effect until June 12, 2020. This impacts a significant portion (a majority) of our member base.

Before establishments may reopen, they must put various health and safety protocols into place. It will take us time to make those happen. Of particular impact will be how we can fairly limit access, since there can be no more than 10 people per 300 square feet of space.

Lastly, please do not come to the post. Don’t hang out in the parking lot, and don’t try to enter. We will open in due time, with a proper plan to protect the safety of our members and staff.

Sadly, we know a few of our members have recently contacted the COVID19. And it is likely more will. Please stay safe, and well. Be responsible. Check on a buddy. Reach out if you need anything.

Shepherd’s Men Clay Shoot 4.24.2020

Our great partners, Shepherd’s Men, are hosting their 3rd Clay Shoot to raise funds and awareness for the SHARE Military Initiative at Shepherd Center. The Shepherd’s Men Invitational presented by Brassfield & Gorrie will be Friday April 24, 2020 from 8AM-2PM at Barnsely Gardens Resort in Adairsville, GA.

Members and Friends of Post 29 are invited to participate, as a shooter, sponsor, or volunteer. In the past, our volunteers have had a fun time working this event (details below).

Click here for background on Shepherd’s Men.

Click here for information on the SHARE Military Initiative.

Click here for information on the Clay Shoot, including how to register as a shooter, a shooting team, or a sponsor. 

To volunteer, simply email Russ Wood (webmaster@post29marietta.org) Information about Volunteering:

Barnsley is about a 45 minute drive from Marietta. The program begins at 8AM and will last until lunchtime or a bit later. If you stay until the end (not required), you’ll likely be back in Marietta between 3PM and 4PM.

What we need: Volunteers to operate Clay Target stations. No experience is necessary, we can teach you what to do in about 10 minutes. The target stations are remote operated. Volunteers will simply push buttons and help the shooters keep score. We will provide all volunteers with hearing protection, eye protection, breakfast, snacks, and lunch. You may wish to bring a portable chair if you get uncomfortable standing for long periods. Volunteers should dress in casual clothes (jeans, shorts, comfortable shoes).

Once we get confirmations of those who plan to attend, we will help coordinate car pooling from Post 29.

Post 29 Oratorical Winner Does it Again!

Audrey McNeal, the winner of our Oratorical Contest on January 18, represented us proudly at the District Contest Saturday, taking first place once again. Audrey is a senior at Harrison High, a Girl’s State  and Nation alum in 2018, and a member of the National Honor Society. She is a member of Youth Leadership Cobb, and has published a book of poetry,” A Lake of Stars.” She intends to become the U.S. Secretary of State someday. Talk about a resume!

Roy Lantz, Oratorical Chairman