September membership update

As of September 11, we are 57.14% of the way towards meeting our 2015 membership goal! Thank you to everyone who has sent their dues in already.

Did you know that you can renew online? All you need is a credit or debit card and your member number. Enter your information in this online form at the national Legion web site, and you will be all set for this year. You can even set your account up for automatic renewal every year. Of course, checks and cash are still good if you’re local. Whatever method you choose, you should receive your 2015 membership card shortly thereafter.

You can also register for mylegion.org, the members-only portal.

-Posted by Amy Hussar

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May and June Events

Upcoming events for our post are as follows:

May 27-29: School Awards presentations for Apricot Valley (5th grade), Grayson Charter (5th grade), Walnut Grove (8th grade), Creekside Middle (8th grade), and Las Palmas (5th grade)

May 31: Apricot Fiesta parade, 8:30 a.m. at the corner of Las Palmas and 9th Street – please wear black and white if you have it

June 1: Meet the Candidates forum, 6 p.m. at the Hammon Senior Center

June 3: School Awards presentation to City Council, 7 p.m. at City Hall

June 11: Kickoff BBQ, Installation, and Continuous Membership Ceremony, 6 p.m. at Father Connors Hall

June 19-22: Annual convention, Santa Clara

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Memorial Day 2014 fundraiser

We are pleased to announce a new joint fundraiser with the Patterson FFA.

Place your order by May 14 for delivery on Memorial Day!

Honor a Veteran fundraiser 2014

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September 2013 events

September 11 – Patriot Day ceremony, 8:30 a.m., Veterans (South) Park

September 11 – Regular meeting, 7 p.m., Father Connors Hall

September 19 – Social night, 6-9 p.m., Father Connors Hall

September 20 – POW/MIA Remembrance, 11 a.m., Veterans (South) Park

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Veteran Grave Sites

In honor of Memorial Day tomorrow, here is a list of known veterans buried in the Patterson cemetery. Please let us know if we missed anyone, or if any information is incorrect – not everyone is identified as a veteran in cemetery records or in obituaries, so we appreciate any and all input!

Veterans Buried in the Patterson Cemetery (PDF – 5/26/13 – 17 pages)

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May and June events

May 8 – regular monthly meeting (elections), 7 pm

May 27 – Memorial Day, 10 am, Patterson District Cemetary

June 1 – Apricot Fiesta parade, 9 am

June 12 – regular monthly meeting (installation), 7 pm

June 13 – VA Mobile Medical Clinic, 11 am-3 pm, Apricot Valley Elementary

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New bylaws

Our post adopted new bylaws at the regular monthly meeting on Wednesday, February 13, 2013, replacing the version dated 10/11/89.

Visit the Membership page to view and download.

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Mission

The American Legion is a nonpartisan, not-for-profit organization with great political influence perpetuated by its grass-roots involvement in the legislation process from local districts to Capitol Hill. Legionnaires’ sense of obligation to community, state and nation drives an honest advocacy for veterans in Washington. The Legion stands behind the issues most important to the nation’s veterans community, backed by resolutions passed by volunteer leadership.

The American Legion’s success depends entirely on active membership, participation and volunteerism. The organization belongs to the people it serves and the communities in which it thrives.

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