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Houston Post 490!

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The American Legion South Houston Post 490 is located across from the main entrance to Ellington Field, south of Houston, Texas. Post 490 is in the 22nd District, 2nd Division, Department of Texas. The Post Commander for 2017-2018 is Johnny Lundstrom. General Membership Meetings are held on the 2nd Wednesday of each month at 7:00 PM. The Board of Trustees meet on the 3rd Wednesday of each month at 6:00 PM., the Executive Committee at 7:00 PM. The Post and its activities are supported by the Auxiliary Unit 490. The Post sponsors the Sons of The American Legion Squadron 490 and The American Legion Riders. Commander Johnny Lundstrom News & Upcoming Major Events American Legion South Post 490  Hurricane Harvey Relief Efforts   If you are able please donate generously to the American Legion South Post 490 Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund, Any amount will make a difference. Just click the PayPal donate button above. 100% of the donations go directly to the Houston Community Harvey Relief Efforts. In conjunction with our partners across the nation, we are distributing tons of goods, clothing, cleaning supplies, and so much more. Our volunteers are spending a huge amount of time helping the community. The American Legion South Post 490 salutes everyone who makes us: HOUSTON STRONG To drop off non perishable donations or for help please stop by: The American Legion South Houston Post 490  11702 Old Galveston Road,  Houston, Texas 77034
The American Legion South Houston Post 490,  11702 Old Galveston Road,  Houston, Texas 77034   Club Room & Food Orders: (281) 481-5686 Office: (281) 481-1179 Fax: (281) 481-0257 Copyright © 2001-2017 by The American Legion         Site Revision Date: 09-14-2017       Page Views:
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You Can Now Renew Your Dues Now Using PayPal! Eligibility for membership in The American Legion is set forth as follows: Any person shall be eligible for membership in The American Legion who was a member of the Army, Navy, Marine Corps, Coast Guard, or Air Force of the United States and assigned to active duty at some time during any of the following periods: April 6, 1917 - November 11, 1918 December 7, 1941 - December 31, 1946 June 25, 1950 - January 31, 1955 February 28, 1961 - May 7, 1975 August 24, 1982 - July 31, 1984 December 20, 1989 - January 31, 1990 August 2, 1990, to the cessation of hostilities as determined by the government of the United States. All above dates inclusive, or who, being a citizen of the United States at the time of his entry therein, served on active duty in the armed forces of any of the governments associated with the United States during any of said periods; provided, however, that such service shall have been terminated by honorable discharge or honorable separation, or continued honorably after any of said periods; provided further, that no person shall be entitled to membership who, being in such service during any of said periods, refused on conscientious, political or other grounds to subject himself to military discipline or unqualified service. Want to join our post as a new member? Download membership application below! Affiliated Websites:
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Dates of Interest 2017 January New Year's Day, January 1 Martin Luther King Jr. Day, January 16 February Four Chaplains Day, February 3 Valentine’s Day, February 14 Coast Guard Reserve Birthday, February 19 President’s Day, February 20 March Month of Military Caregiver Navy Reserve Birthday, March 3 Seabee Birthday, March 5 Daylight Savings Time begins, March 12 K 9 Veterans Day, March 13 St. Patrick’s Day, March 17 Vietnam Veterans Day, March 29 April Month of the Military Child Gold Star Wives Day, April 5 Air Force Reserve Birthday, April 14 Easter, April 16 Army Reserve Birthday, April 23 May National Military Appreciation Month Loyalty Day, May 1 Silver Star Service Banner Day, May 1 National Day of Prayer, May 4 VE (Victory in Europe) Day, May 8 Military Spouse Appreciation Day, May 12 Children of Fallen Patriots Day, May 13 Mother’s Day, May 14 Armed Forces Day, May 20 Memorial Day, May 29 June D-Day, June 6 Flag Day, June 14 Army Birthday, June 14 Father’s Day, June 18 Coast Guard Auxiliary Birthday, June 23 Anniversary of the start of the Korean War, June 25 PTSD Awareness Day, June 27 July Independence Day, July 4 Parents’ Day, July 23 Korean War Veterans Armistice Day, July 27 Anniversary of the Army Chaplain Corps, July 29 August Coast Guard Day, August 4 Purple Heart Day, August 7 National Airborne Day, August 16 Marine Corps Reserve Birthday, August 29 September V-J Day (Victory over Japan), September 2 Labor Day, September 4 Grandparents’ Day, September 10 Patriot Day, September 11 POW/MIA Recognition Day, September 15 Stepfamily Day, September 16 Citizenship Day, September 17 Air Force (USAF) Birthday, September 18 National POW/MIA Recognition Day, September 19 Native American Day, September 22 Rosh Hashanah Begins (at sunset), September 24 Gold Star Mother’s and Father’s Day, September 24 October Yom Kippur Begins (at sunset), October 3 Columbus Day, October 9 U.S. Navy (USN) Birthday, October 13 Boss’s Day, October 16 Sweetest Day, October 21 Day of the Deployed, October 26 Halloween, October 31 November National Military Family Month Daylight Savings Time Ends, November 5 Marine Corps Day/Birthday, November 10 Veterans Day, November 11 Thanksgiving Day, November 23 Black Friday, November 24 Cyber Monday, November 27 #GivingTuesday, November 28 December Civil Air Patrol (USAF Auxiliary) Birthday, December 1 Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day, December 7 U.S. National Guard Birthday, December 13 Hanukkah Begins, December 16 National Wreaths Across Amenities, December 16 Christmas Eve, December 24 Christmas Day, December 25 Anniversary of the Army Chaplain Assistant, December 28 Kwanzaa, December 26 – January 1 New Year’s Eve, December 31
Wednesday, October 11th, Membership Meeting Times SAL Meeting 6:00PM AUXILIARY Meeting 7:00PM General Legionnaire Meeting 7:00PM Thursday, September 21st Membership Meeting Times Riders Meeting 7:00PM October Riders Meeting, Thursday, October 19th, 7:00PM Hurricane Harvey News From Butch Sparks (8-30-2017) “Post 490 survived the hurricane and storm without any damage.” First and most importantly, I hope everyone is safe. Many of our members and Posts have been adversely affected by this historical disaster and may need financial assistance.  Please help us by sharing the following information to your membership: The American Legion’s National Emergency Fund provides grants as indicated as follows:   (Fund Overview) INDIVIDUAL MEMBER GRANTS: Grants from this fund provide emergency assistance to The American Legion or Sons of The American Legion current members in areas devastated by a declared natural disaster, to include floods, tornadoes, hurricanes, earthquakes and related adverse weather events. You must have been displaced or evacuated from primary residence and had out-of- pocket expenses to provide for food, clothing and shelter. These funds are not designed for insurance compensation or to cover monetary losses from a business, structures on your property (barns, tool sheds), equipment or vehicles. Individual members may apply for assistance. Only one grant per household (up to $3,000.00) will be approved.   POST GRANTS: Same criteria apply. Post Grants (up to $10,000.00) must derive from a declared natural disaster. Substantiating information must provide that The American Legion Post will cease to perform the duties and activities in the community due to losses sustained. A written report from a Post, District or Department officer outlining losses and the impact on community should be provided with the Grant Application. The NEF is not a replacement for insurance. It is the responsibility of each Post to have necessary insurance to sustain operations in the event of damage.   Attached is an NEF Application form with instructions.   (NEF Application) Completed forms can be mailed to: The American Legion Department of Texas   P.O. Box 140527    Austin, TX 78714   They can also be faxed to Department Headquarters at: 512-472-0603 or emailed to the Department Adjutant, Bill West at billw@txlegion.org   Hope you find this information helpful.  If I can offer assistance please give me a call.   Thanks Butch Sparks, NEC P.S.  It has also come to my attention that Temporary Financial Assistance may be useful to veterans with children that are displaced by “Harvey”.  These applications can be used by any veteran with children that meets the necessary requirements.  Specific questions concerning TFA should be directed to Nancy Bullard at Department Headquarters, Her email is nancyb@txlegion.org (Download Chili Cook-Off Application)
American Legion South Houston Post 490 Blood Drive Sunday, October 1 10 am - 4 pm Inside Legion Hall 11702 Galveston Rd. Houston, TX77034 Schedule an appointment TODAY! Sign up online at www.giveblood.org  using sponsor code Q394 or contact Dave Witucki (281) 332-6233 to schedule an appointment. Walk-ins are welcome! Free T-shirts!