The American Legion South Houston Post 490, 11702 Old Galveston Road, Houston, Texas 77034 Club Room: (281) 481-5686 Office: (281) 481-1179 Fax: (281) 481-0257 Copyright © 2019 by The American Legion Post 490

Our Community

We provide gifts to underprivileged children of veterans and meals to needy families during the holidays. We provide funds to the Special Olympics, South Houston Community Center, needy school children in the area, Jaycees of Clear Lake, the USO at Ellington and the Shriners. Our American Legion Riders group provides funds for battered women and money to the Legacy Fund (scholarships to children of military personnel killed in action since 9-11). We provide meeting space for community related activities.

Our Veterans and You

Each month we provide food and haircut coupons to our veterans at the VA Hospital. We host 25 to 30 VA patients at our monthly Steak Dinners. We donate time and funds to the VA volunteer services. We participate in the Annual BBQ Cook-Off at the VA Hospital which feeds hundreds of patients and staff. The Auxiliary sends Care Packages to our troops in Afghanistan and Iraq. The Auxiliary give care baskets to homeless veterans when they arise in their new home. We assist veterans in emergency situations and help them obtain services at the VA. We host special events for Ellington military personnel. Our Service Officer provides valuable information on veteran benefits and Houston military events. We have several special events honoring our veterans such as Memorial Day Services, Four Chaplains Services, 4th of July events, Veterans Day, and Pearl Harbor Remembrance Ceremonies.

Post Activities Available To

Our Members

Our newly remodeled Post Clubroom is open for members and their guests on Monday through Friday from 12:00 Noon until 12:00 Midnight; and until 1:00 AM. on Saturday. It is open on Sunday from 12:00 Noon until 9:00 PM. We have many fun events at the Post: Super Bowl party, Chili Cook-Off, Air Show, monthly birthday parties for our members, Oktoberfest, steak nights, hamburger nights, soup and salad lunches on Friday and other events. To continue our great work you need to belong to our great organization and participate in our programs. YOU are an integral part of our FAMILY and your membership allows us to continue our support to the active duty, National Guard, Reserves, and retired military personnel, all veterans, Children and Youth, and our Community.

Children & Youth

Through our Annual Golf Tournament we sponsor elementary schools in the South Houston community and give school awards to elementary, middle, and high school students throughout the area. We sponsor boys to Boys State, conduct Oratorical Contests, and award annual scholarships to Post members and their dependents.

The 2019 American Legion South Houston Post 490

Annual Scholarship Program Application

American Legion South Houston Post 490 The Largest Post in Texas!

Scholarship Information

The American Legion Auxiliary Unit

490 Scholarship Program

http://www.alaunit490.org/children-and-youth

The American Legion State Boys

Scholarship Program

http://www.texasboysstate.com/apply

The American Legion Auxiliary State

Girls Scholarship Program

https://www.alatexas.org/programs- scholarships/scholarships

The American Legion National

Scholarship Programs

National offers several scholarship programs: https://www.legion.org/scholarships
The American Legion South Houston Post 490, 11702 Old Galveston Road, Houston, Texas 77034 Club Room: (281) 481-5686 Office: (281) 481-1179 Fax: (281) 481-0257 Copyright © 2019 by The American Legion Post 490

Our Community

We provide gifts to underprivileged children of veterans and meals to needy families during the holidays. We provide funds to the Special Olympics, South Houston Community Center, needy school children in the area, Jaycees of Clear Lake, the USO at Ellington and the Shriners. Our American Legion Riders group provides funds for battered women and money to the Legacy Fund (scholarships to children of military personnel killed in action since 9-11). We provide meeting space for community related activities.

Our Veterans and You

Each month we provide food and haircut coupons to our veterans at the VA Hospital. We host 25 to 30 VA patients at our monthly Steak Dinners. We donate time and funds to the VA volunteer services. We participate in the Annual BBQ Cook-Off at the VA Hospital which feeds hundreds of patients and staff. The Auxiliary sends Care Packages to our troops in Afghanistan and Iraq. The Auxiliary give care baskets to homeless veterans when they arise in their new home. We assist veterans in emergency situations and help them obtain services at the VA. We host special events for Ellington military personnel. Our Service Officer provides valuable information on veteran benefits and Houston military events. We have several special events honoring our veterans such as Memorial Day Services, Four Chaplains Services, 4th of July events, Veterans Day, and Pearl Harbor Remembrance Ceremonies.

Post Activities Available To

Our Members

Our newly remodeled Post Clubroom is open for members and their guests on Monday through Friday from 12:00 Noon until 12:00 Midnight; and until 1:00 AM. on Saturday. It is open on Sunday from 12:00 Noon until 9:00 PM. We have many fun events at the Post: Super Bowl party, Chili Cook-Off, Air Show, monthly birthday parties for our members, Oktoberfest, steak nights, hamburger nights, soup and salad lunches on Friday and other events. To continue our great work you need to belong to our great organization and participate in our programs. YOU are an integral part of our FAMILY and your membership allows us to continue our support to the active duty, National Guard, Reserves, and retired military personnel, all veterans, Children and Youth, and our Community.

Children & Youth

Through our Annual Golf Tournament we sponsor elementary schools in the South Houston community and give school awards to elementary, middle, and high school students throughout the area. We sponsor boys to Boys State, conduct Oratorical Contests, and award annual scholarships to Post members and their dependents.

The 2019 American Legion South Houston Post 490

Annual Scholarship Program Application

American Legion South Houston Post 490 The Largest Post in Texas!