myLegion.org Icon
Legion.org Icon Facebook Icon Twitter Icon YouTube Icon News Feed Icon

730 W. 4th, PO Box 1651, Hutchinson, KS

Lysle Rishel Post 68

 

Commander's Notes for October

 

All Local and Department American Legions are given target dates for certain membership percentages, as of September 12 we should have been at about 50% of our 2018 quota of 800 members.  I’m proud to say we hit that target, the next target date and is October 13th and the target percentage is 55%, we are not quite there yet and need to keep working, so please if you haven’t already renewed for 2018 or know someone that has not yet renewed please ask them to do so.  Not only do the numbers matter at the local and National levels but their dues help us maintain our ability to help local Veteran’s and keep all our Children and Youth, and all other Post activities thriving.

Thank you to all those new volunteers that have stepped up to help with Hamburger Nights, Bingo Nights, and everyone who worked the State Fair booth, you will never not know just how important or how appreciated it is.

We are still accepting pictures for the digital memory board, please submit them via email to 68commander@gmail.com or bring them to the Post office and we will scan them into the computer here.

As always if you have any questions or concerns please call or email anytime.

 

Commanders Notes for August

We are starting to accept dues for 2018; the Early bird dinner is scheduled for November 11th, Veterans Day.  Pay early and come out and enjoy comradeship, a good Italian cuisine, and a relaxing evening out.  Even if you don’t have an early bird stamp on your card, you’re still welcome to come out and enjoy the meal at a small cost.

August brings us The American Legion National Convention, this year held in Reno, Nevada.  I know there is a group of Post 68 members going this year, safe travels and I’m sure it will be fun.  Also those going on the National Legacy Run, I wish a safe and satisfying ride.

The Department Vice-Commanders homecoming will be held immediately following the Eisenhower Pilgrimage on Saturday October 14, 2017, in Abilene KS.  The lunch is $12.50 and you must RSVP by October 10th.

Our day to work the State Fair booth is Saturday September 9th, 2017.  If interested, email or call and we will get you on the list of volunteers.  All volunteers will receive an admission ticket and parking ticket.

Bingo is in need of volunteers, especially callers, if interested in volunteering, call or email and we will get you on the rotation, the post depends on those that volunteer and the money from Bingo nights.  We don’t say it enough, but Thank You to ALL our volunteers.

As always if you have questions, concerns, or comments feel free to call or email anytime.

Commander's Notes for July

I’ll start by wishing everybody a fun and safe July 4th, we will be out watching the fireworks and celebrating with everyone else so there will be no Bingo on July 4th. Thank you all for understanding.

We had a great showing of support when the Kansas Legacy Run stopped in South Hutchinson at the memorial that is being built there.  Overall Post 68 members turned in a total donation of $2,000 towards this year’s Legacy Run total, very proud to be a member of Post 68.  Reminder that the American Legion Family Homecoming is being held at Wichita Post 4, 816 N Water Street Dinner July 22nd at 7:00PM. Bring items for a Child Welfare Auction; Cost of the dinner is $15 per person/$3.00 children (under 10).

We are attempting to try something new, July 19th we will have a family meeting, everybody is invited, and it will have an open table type meeting feel to discuss anything that is brought up. It will start at 7:30 on Wednesday July 19th so mark your calendars now!

We will have karaoke in the Clubroom July 8th from 7:00pm till midnight!

Early bird meal this year will be held on Veterans Day, November 11th.  The cutoff for being an early bird beneficiary is also the same day, November 11th.

Bingo is in need of volunteers, especially callers, if interested in volunteering, call or email and we will get you on the rotation, the post depends on those that volunteer and the money from Bingo nights.  We don’t say it enough, but Thank You to ALL our volunteers.

Reminder we are still looking for pictures of members in uniform so we can scan them in and put them into a digital picture for display on our new video screens, if you have one, you can send it to 68commander@gmail.com or bring it in and we will scan it and save it here at the post.  As always if you have questions, concerns, or comments feel free to call or email anytime.

 

Commander’s Notes for June

 

I’d like to take this opportunity to thank all of those that have helped make this Post what it is.  Without our members we would not be a successful Post, so thank you to all past and present members for what you do or have done.  Elections were last month as well, so congratulations to all the officers of the Legion, Auxiliary, and Sons of the American Legion; it should be a great and exciting year. 

This month we have the American Legion Leadership College that will be held in Concordia on June 2nd, 3rd, and 4th.  They are changing the format of the classes this year so it should be a great chance to learn more about The American Legion at the Post level.  This year we were able to send 26 boys from Reno County to Boys State, thank you to everyone that helped with our luncheon or sponsored a boy.  As of now, we are sitting at 80% of our quota for yearly membership, I know I don’t have to tell everybody how important membership is and what it means to the Post.  If you know anybody who can belong, bring them in with you, show them the Post.  Reminder you can rent the post for your social events, weddings, or parties. 

We are looking for pictures of members in uniform so we can scan them in and put them into a digital picture for display on our new video screens, if you have one you can send it to 68commander@gmail.com or bring it in and we will scan it and save it here at the post.  As always if you have questions, concerns, or comments feel free to call or email anytime.

 

 

New Officers

 

Commander                                       Jeremy Ehart

1st Vice Commander                       Dave Griffin

2nd Vice Commander                    Bud Richardson

Adjutant                                              Mak McGaughey

Finance Officer                                 John Tracy

Service Officer                                  Dave Warnken

Chaplain                                               Scott Miller

Sgt-At-Arms                                       Mike Jury

Judge Advocate                                                Jerry Ricksecker

 

Executive Committee

 

1 year- Jesse King- Dave Warnken

2 year- Mike Kelly- Donnie Glover

3 year- Mike Jury- Mike Alexander

 

 

Legionsites | Sign In