© American Legion Post 15, Decatur, AL
AMERICAN LEGION POST 15
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Honoring The Fallen
2013 District Oratorical Contest Winner
Post 15 accepts top prize at 2012 Priceville Veteran’s Parade
Commander Vaughn Harwell attends AER recognition ceremony
2012 Honor Guard
American Legion Riders
Commander, Vaughn Harwell
1st Vice Commander, George Krigbaum
2nd Vice Commander, Bill Cole
Adjutant, Becky Burney
Finance Officer, Chuck McClendon
Chaplain, Larry Sepanski
Sgt-at-Arms, Joe McCarrick
Sgt-at-Arms, Tony Robinson
Legal Officer, Ralph Terry
Web Master / Comm Ofcr, Bob Branin
Americanism Chairman, Pat Volonino
Disaster Chairman, George Marsh
Security Officer, Don Smith
Historian, Bob Stricklin
Legislative Officer, Cdr. Harwell
Public Relations Officer, Becky Burney
3 Year Brd of Trustee, Pat Volonino
3 Year Brd of Trustee, James Larsen
2 Year Brd of Trustee, John Tinger
1 Year Brd of Trustee, Don Smith
1 Year Brd of Trustee, Donna Underwood
Finance Cmte, Chmn, Chuck McClendon
Athletic Cmte, Chmn, Becky Burney
Sons of the American Legn, Joel Sellers
Card Room Committee, Denver Miles
Building Committee, Pat Volonino
Bingo Committee, George Krigbaum
JROTC Committee, Frank Brauchle
Golf Committee, Ralph Terry
Join us every
Saturday at 6 PM
Music, Dancing, Snacks, and Door Prizes.
Every Friday at 7 PM.
The Post is conveniently located along highway 31 and offers spacious meeting and party rooms for every occasion. We have space available for seminars, reunions, receptions, or even a dance. Stop by and check us out or call 256-353-5501 for more details.
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Operation Comfort Warriors is a program dedicated to meeting the needs of wounded, injured or ill military personnel by providing them with comfort items not usually supplied by the government. OCW ensures that patients at U.S. military hospitals and warrior transition units are given items like sweat suits, DVDs, puzzles, electronic devices, books, calling cards and more. OCW also provides larger items such as ping pong tables, entertainment centers, computers, kayaks and other recreational goods for use by wounded warriors in common areas.
Smoke Free Building
'Every Day is Veterans Day' pin
During the 2012-2013 membership year, National Commander James E. Koutz will award his National Commander pin to any Legion family member who obtains a minimum of three headquarters post transfers, and also obtains an additional combination of 10 new members, renewals and headquarters post transfers to equal a combined number of 13.
A new member is defined as any eligible person joining for the 2013 membership year who was not a member of The American Legion during the 2012 membership year.
2012 Veteran’s Day Parade and Park Dedication
Post 15 played a big role in the 2012 Veteran’s Day Parade and Veteran’s Park dedication. Clockwise from upper left: Post 15 Commander Vaughn Harwell gave the opening prayer; Post 15 parade float won 1st prize; Americanism Chairman and past commander Pat Volonino explained the historical significance of Veteran’s Day.
2013 Oratorical Contest at Post 15
Teenage students from the area competed by demonstrating their understanding of American history and ability to speak publicly. District Commander Bob Stricklin and Americanism Chairman Pat Volonino presented the first and second place District winners with recognition and checks. The winner, Julie Quan, went on to take first place at Division and the opportunity to compete at State.
1st Division Commander David Hartline stands with the Division competitors, to include the winner Julie Quan.
Post 15 donated over $50,000 in 2012 to local schools, clubs, charities, and needy families.
Beneficiaries included Boys State, local American Cancer Society, local American Heart Association, American Red Cross of Morgan & Lawrence County, Army Emergency Relief, Center for Developmental Disabled, Committee Church COOP, the Disabled American Veterans (DAV), Decatur Firefighters, Decatur General Foundation, Decatur Youth Baseball, East Lawrence Elementary, East Lawrence High School JROTC, Hartselle High School Baseball/Football/Golf/Track, Hospice of the Valley, Lexi House, Lion’s Club, Mar-Mac Charity, MDA, Mental Health Association of Morgan County, Military Officers Association of America, Morgan County Child Advocate Center, Morgan County Courthouse, Morgan County Rescue Squad, Morgan County Memorial Veteran’s Park, Morgan County Sheriff Posse, Morgan County Sports Hall Of Fame, Morgan County Veteran’s Memorial Fund, NAMI, North Alabama Veterans & Fraternal Organization Coalition, Parents & Children Together (PACT), Point Mallard Scholarship, Point Mallard Park, Relay For Life, Sav-A-Life, Tennessee Valley Outreach, Tut Fann Veteran’s Home, USO, Madison County VA Clinic, Morgan County Courthouse VA Clinic, Valley Grove Baptist Church, Valor Flight, The Vet Center, West Morgan High School Baseball.
It could pay to attend the
monthly Post meetings.
All members with paid 2013 dues will be entered in the lottery by membership number. If a member’s number is drawn at the monthly Post meeting, and they are present at the meeting, they will win $50. If the member is not present, that money will stay in the lottery and an additional $50 will be added for the next monthly meeting. New members will be eligible after their first meeting. All Post members with 2013 cards will be in the drawing, but you must be present to win.
June 2013 - $350
May 2013 - No Winner $300
Apr 2013 - No Winner $250
Mar 2013 - No Winner $200
Feb 2013 - No Winner $150
Jan 2013 - No Winner $100
Dec 2012 - No Winner $50