Tyler Cates American Legion Post 281, MT. JULIET, TN
COMPILED BY ADJUTANT Terry Ward MINUTES OF MEETING DATE 14 Sep 2021 PG 1 of 2 APPROVED BY COMMANDER: Max Wix POST 281, DEPARTMENT OF TENNESSEE CONVENED 1855 hrs ADJOURNED: 2004hrs MEMBERS PRESENT 35 VISITORS 0 ELECTED OFFICERS 5 TOTAL: 40
ASSEMBED 1750 hrs., doors were opened to Mt Juliet Senior Activity Center (MJSAC) . Pizza and drinks were provided by the post for those in attendance and members as in past months supplied by the SGT at Arms, Smith. Zero guest were present for the call to order.
Mt. Juliet SA Center, 2034 N Mt. , Juliet Road, Mt. Juliet, Tennessee. Parking in the Back
6:00 PM, Mt Juliet High School, JROTC Drill and Ceremony team will “Razzel Dazzel” you with their expert Drill and Ceremony team. (Caution: Weapons of potential danger will be flying in the air, observe with caution and keep your distance.)
6:30 PM, Pizza and Fellowship time.
7:00 PM, Regular Post Meeting
– Success of the Post Picnic, on 11 September
– Reverser Raffle on 17 September, Hermitage Golf Course, ALL TICKETS HAVE BEEN SOLD.
– Halloween in the Park 23 OCT, NEED Candy, bring it to the Sep meeting.
Join us this Saturday the 11th at noon, as we gather with our families and friends to commemorate the significance of this particular day in our country’s history, while celebrating the common bond that we Veterans and Legionnaires share in our service to making this nation so great.
Burgers, Hot Dogs, Bar-B-Que and the supplementary “fixins” supplied by the post. Bring your favorite side dish to share with 6 to 8 others along with lawn chairs.
Pavilion 2, Charlie Daniels Park, Mt. Juliet, starting at noon. Entertainment provided by recording artist Forest Brandon (and a new post member too) , games, karaoke, and perfect weather to enjoy.
Bring your family and your veteran friends and their families too.
We are family! Come and be a part of us as we continue to serve our military brethren and sisters, our great community and country.
Samuel B. Langham, Jr., age 97, departed this life on August 20, 2021. He was born in Nashville, Tennessee on September 30, 1923 to the late Sam B. Langham Sr. and Louise Sims Langham. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his wife of 72 years, Martha Harris Langham. He was a member of Saturn Drive Baptist Church for over 60 Years. Sam was a mail carrier for the United States Postal Service for over 25 years in the Donelson and Nashville areas. Sam was also a member of the American Legion Post 281 in Mount Juliet.
Sam is survived by his daughters, Laura Harris Langham, of Overland Park, Kansas and Lesia (Preston) Goddard of Mount Juliet, Tennessee;
A Gathering of family and friends will be held from four until seven in the evening on Monday, August 23, 2021 and again on Tuesday, August 24, from ten o’clock until eleven o’clock in the morning. at Woodlawn-Roesch-Patton Funeral Home.
A Celebration of Life Service will be held at eleven o’clock in the morning on Tuesday, August 24, 2021 in Dignity Hall of Woodlawn-Roesch-Patton Funeral Home where the service will be streamed live @ Woodlawn-Roesch,with Interment to follow in Woodlawn Memorial Park.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions can be made in Sam’s honor to the Nashville Rescue Mission, Shiner’s Children Hospital and the Nashville Humane Society.
Our new publishing date for the NewsletterIf you are accustomed to receiving and reading the newsletter via the internet, you probably noticed that we did not send it out before our August meeting. We are attempting to make the newsletter more informative and pertinent to the workings of our post and useful to you as our members. You can expect a brief reminder of the upcoming meeting with a brief agenda of the planned events to be “pushed” through our website to each subscriber. Then, after the meeting, we will summarize the meeting and post any additional information that pertains to the day-to-day business of our post shortly thereafter.
FROM THE COMMANDER:
Fellow Legionnaires, family, and friends We hope that this newsletter finds you and your families healthy and doing well. As mentioned, we hope the later publishing of our newsletter following each monthly meeting will keep you better informed. In 1919, The American Legion was founded on four pillars: Veterans Affairs & Rehabilitation, National Security, Americanism, and Children & Youth. Our goal as a post is to base all our activities and focus on promoting these pillars in our community. We were honored to have the following Guests: TN Department District Commander Bill Green. Also in attendance were Past Post 281 Commanders Lew Hightower and Brenda Thompson. There is no greater honor you may bestow upon a fellow veteran and their family than participating in ceremonies celebrating the life of a veteran and their service to our country. The total military honors rendered, from the 2010 inception of Post 281 Honor Guard Team, now stands at 400. A lot of effort and commitment went into this. This is quite a feat for a small post such as ours. (See the included article)…
A quick reminder of our up coming meeting, tomorrow night (10th of August) at the Mt. Juliet Senior Activity Center, starting at 6:00 pm. Yes, pizza and soft drinks will be available and the meeting starts after everyone has had a chance to enjoy some food and fellowship.
We have a lot to cover:
1. Celebrate the achievement of our Honor Guard’s 400th funeral honors or veterans support service.
2. Students from MJHS will share their experiences with attending Boys State last May. ( Learning how our democracy works at county, state, and the U.S.legislative, judicial and executive levels.)
3. Anthony (Tony) Stevens, Assistant Chief, Volunteer Services, from the VA in Murfreesboro, will discuss their support services for Veterans.
4. The 281 Auxiliary President, Gwinne Queener, will discuss the plans for a Veterans Memorial Walk that is projected to be constructed in Robinson Park this Fall, and how our post can support this community effort.
5. Plus updates on our Post’s Reverse Raffle, our Post Picnic on 11 September, and planning efforts for Halloween in the Park in October.
For tickets, call any of the following members at the number listed: Will @ phone 615-319-2179, Demlar @ 615-364-3619, Steve @ 615-419-5009, Max @ 615-626-4087, Keith @ 615-337-0005, Terry@ 615-519-6523, or Fred @ 615-598-8363 or can contact members of the Reverse Raffle committee by replying to the “contact me” at the top of the website
Mt. Juliet American Legion Post #281 invites you to participate in our 2021 Reverse Raffle.
The Raffle is being held on Friday, September 17, 2021 at the Hermitage Golf Course at 3939 Old Hickory Blvd, Old Hickory, TN, starting at 6:00pm with a buffet meal. Funds raised during the raffle will help our post meeting our goal of giving back to the community of Mt. Juliet.
The drawing for the winning ticket of $10,000 dollars will start at 7:00 pm and continue until there is one winner remaining. Tickets are $100 each, with only 300 tickets are being sold. Your odds of winning the Grand Prize are less than 300 to 1.
Your $100 dollar ticket admits two to enjoy the buffet and to be eligible for door prizes. For tickets, call any of the following members at the number listed: Will @ phone 615-319-2179, Demlar @ 615-364-3619, Steve @ 615-419-5009, Max @ 615-626-4087, Keith @ 615-337-0005, Terry@ 615-519-6523, or Fred @ 615-598-8363 or can contact members of the Reverse Raffle committee by replying to the “contact me” at the top of the website if you have any question and would like to buy a ticket. Please, we can only offer this contest to adults, 21 years of age or older.
The transition to the newer American Legion Website ( myleigion.org ) was supposed to occur at the beginning of our new 2021 calendar year. We are still experiencing several issues with its “roll out” to where it is functioning correctly, but some of the basic tools and options are there.
YOU CAN PAY YOUR DUES FOR THE NEW 2021/2022 MEMBERSHIP YEAR ON THE MY LEGION WEB SITE. If you will follow all their prompts and give them your credit card information , the membership payment works. UNFORTUNATELY, if you choose that option, I do NOT get notified when you make your payment, as in the past. Currently I must pull up a working information file (data base) and then I can see an effective year with your file. After your online payment, the record will reflect paid for 2022. If you pay online, PLEASE send me a quick email and let me know by sending me a quick message at the “contact us” link on this site or by sending me an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. I will then mail your 2022 membership card to you and update my “hard copy” record too.
I have all membership cards for American Legion Post 281 at my home. I will mail yours to you within a few days of your online payment.
As in the past, I would prefer that you mail your $45.00 check to our mailbox (Address: AL Post 281, PO Box 67, Mt. Juliet, TN, 37122) or that you bring a check or cash to our next post meeting on Aug 10th. On the other hand, if the online payment seems to be your best method of staying current, it works too.
Tyler Cates American Legion Post 281, MT. JULIET, TN
COMPILED BY ADJUTANT Terry Ward MINUTES OF MEETING DATE 13 July 2021 PG 1 of 2 APPROVED BY COMMANDER: Max Wix POST 281, DEPARTMENT OF TENNESSEE CONVENED 1855-13 July 21 ADJOURNED: 2007-13-July 21 MEMBERS PRESENT 25 VISITORS 6 ELECTED OFFICERS 5 TOTAL: 36 ASSEMBLE:
At 1815 hrs., doors opened to Mt Juliet Senior Center (MJSC) . Pizza and drinks were provided by the post for those in attendance and members as in past months supplied by the SGT at Arms, Smith. Six guests at the meeting were: Charles Licari (joined post) Robert (Bob) Steuck, (joined post) Shawn Taylor (planning to transfer membership, Mike Moss (joined) Joe Eaton (joined) and Dean Gregory ( joined).