Veterans Day Celebration and Parade
To all Officers, Members, Friends and Family of Dennis J. Becker Post 205, American Legion: Although the Veterans Day events were cancelled due to Tropical Storm Nicole, I hope everyone had a good Veterans Day. Thanks to the Veterans Day Event Committee and the groups and organizations that participated.
Town of Bluffton/Post 205
1st Vice Commander
David A. Robbins
Immediate Past Commander
2022 Golf Committee
Proud Member of the
Bluffton Chamber of Commerece
Be Active! It's Your Post. Most of all-Have fun. Veterans never stop serving!
Post 205 Webmaster
2022 Golf Committee
Annual American Legion Post 205 & Auxiliary Unit 205
2022 Charity Golf Tournament
Mike Miranda, the Golf Tournament Committee and I are pleased to announced that the 2022 Charity Golf Tournament was a great success!! The final tally will be announced at the next General Meeting in November after the Committee has the chance to put everything together at the Golf Committee Meeting October 18. Mike and Bruce would like to thank the members of the Golf Committee, the Auxiliary and the volunteers who worked so hard to make it a success.
Initial data indicates we had 68 golfers, and 22 hole sponsors, plus many, many raffle and silent auction donations. Thanks to all who played and/or donated. And a special thanks to Golf Pro Steve LaTerza and the staff at Crescent Golf. Stay tuned. After report and approval at the Officer's Meeting on 10/27 there will be an update on a very successful tournament.
Important Information Links
To: Dennis J. Becker Post 205 Officers and Members
From: 1st Vice Commander Paul Reinhard Membership Chairman:
Subject: 2023 Fiscal Year and Post Dues
The American Legion fiscal year begins each July 1 and ends June 30. In the past, you have received dues reminders from National Headquarters asking you to send your renewal to National (or Department of SC). Expect to begin receiving these soon.
Please use these reminders to stimulate you to send your dues directly to the Post.
We ask instead that you send your 2023 dues directly to the post. When you send your dues to the Post, we receive our share ($26) immediately and can use the income to fund our many programs. If you send to National, we do not receive our share for 2-3 months!
Please send your dues in this manner:
Make out your check for $60 to American Legion Post 205. Send you check to: American Legion Post 205, PO Box 2376, Bluffton, SC 29910.
Thank you for your membership.
The Oratorical Contest for Post 205 is a great and simple way to provide Community Support for High School students and to provide a way to give scholarships to the High School students that participate. Click on the link for a flyer with details on how to get involved. I also would like Post members to volunteer for this worthy cause.
First Vice Commander, Membership Chairman
American Legion Post 205
E-mail - AMERICANLEGIONPOST205@YAHOO.COM
Web Site – www. ALPOST205.org
To the American Legion Post 205 Membership,
“Operation Wipeout” is now two years old, and Post 205 will continue to provide Marine Corps Air Station (MCAS) and the Training Depot at Parris Island items that they need. The items needed by the young military families continue to be baby diapers. Our goal has been to provide at least $1,000. worth of diapers of varying sizes on an annual basis.
Your charitable contribution will go a long way in helping these young military families. We hope to make delivery of the diapers each spring. The “Operation Wipeout” Committee already has a pretty good idea of the diaper sizes the families require so there should be no problems. If we should require assistance regarding the transportation of the many boxes of diapers, we will let you know.
UPDATE (5/24/2022): We have reached our goal of $1000 for Operation Wipeout. Your donations will make a difference to struggling military families at MCAS Beaufort in need of diapers. We will now order the diapers of various sizes for a delivery date of June 24th. We still need your donations to go toward Operation Wipe Out 2023.
UPDATE (6/24/2022): Post 205 Members Dave Robbins, Bruce Kaiser, Courtney Peeples and Bill Cubley delivered 3,268 diapers to MCAS, Beaufort. Another successful program by American Legion Post 205. Please click on the link to the Operation Wipeout page for information and photos.
David A Robbins, Chairman, Operation Wipeout
Immediate Past Commander
Dennis J. Becker Post 205 - American Legion
P.O. Box 2376 – Bluffton, S.C. 29910
Adjutant, Post 205
Immediate Past Commander
Commander's Call To Action
Post 205 placed American flags on Veterans graves for Veterans Day. We will retrieve the flags at the cemetery on 46 and Somerville Rd (across from the Parkers service station) at 0900,Tuesday, November 8, 2022. We will retrieve these flags placed at the 3 cemeteries, Mat River Road (Bluffton Cemetary), Saul's Funeral Home/Cemetery on Simmonsville Road, and at the Pinckney Colony Road cemetery. We will retrieve the flags on Wednesday, November 15, 2022, beginning at 0900. We will practice social distancing and request carpooling with immediate family only. Legion Strong!
Stephen J. Robillard
Wreaths Across America 2022!!!
Dennis J. Becker American Legion Post 205, Bluffton, SC is again participating in the Wreaths Across America program this year. You may or not know that Wreaths Across America started as a simple gesture of thanks that has grown into a national movement of dedicated volunteers and communities coming together to not only remember the Nation’s fallen and honor their service, but to teach the next generation about the sacrifices made for us to live freely. This year there will be more that 2,500 participating locations placing wreaths on National Wreaths Across America Day on Saturday, December 17, 2022, with more than 2 million volunteers coming together.
We would like to raise funds to place wreaths on the headstones of veterans laid to rest at Beaufort National Cemetery, Beaufort, SC, (as well as local Bluffton cemeteries) to ensure those individuals who served to protect the freedoms of our country will never be forgotten and to bring the community together in a patriotic commemoration.
Together we can make a difference by purchasing wreaths at $15 each. A portion of this money will be returned to the Post for our projects. You may log onto the Post website www.alpost205.org for the connection to Wreaths Across America for online orders or print the attached form and mail it with a check to Post 205. Online registration ends November 30, 2022 and the mail-in form must get to Post 205 by November 11, 2022.
Any questions contact Don Dawson @ (202) 355-3029.
OCT 13, 2022Have you purchased your Wreath for Veterans yet? If not and you are planning on supporting our Post in the Wreath program, please bring a check to our meeting on December 1st or go online to the Post 205 website www.alpost205.org to place your order. They are $15 each or 4 for $60. The Post will receive $5 for every wreath purchased. Time is running out, don’t delay! We will have forms available at the meeting. Thanks for your support! If you have any questions, again please call Don Dawson @ (202) 355-3029.
Enclosed you will find the registration Form.
Navy: 13 October 1775
Marines: 10 November 1775
Air Force: 18 September 1947
Coast Guard: 4 August 1790
Merchant Marines: 15 March 1938
Space Force: 20 December 2019
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