2018-05-10 / People

American Legion Post 194 to elect officers on May 15

The monthly meeting of the American Legion Post 194 will be held Tuesday, May 15, 7 p.m., at the post home. In addition to regular business, election of post officers for the coming year will be conducted.

“This is a very important election, present Commander John Braden states, “Because several of our of­ficers have indicated they will not seek re-election.” Mr. Braden went on to say, “Without a full slate of officers, it is quite likely the post will not be able to remain open.”

Positions which must be filled in­clude post commander, 1st and 2nd vice commanders, adjutant, chap­lain, sergeant-at-arms, historian, and service officer. In addition, a finance officer needs to be appointed.

“Another critical requirement,” Commander Braden continues, “is to find volunteers to conduct our Friday night bingo program.” All personnel involved in the bingo program, which includes the bingo committee and certain post officers, must undergo a background check and approval from the Georgia Bu­reau of Investigation (GBI).

Post Commander Braden then stated, “Finally, our Wednesday night dinner and Friday night steak night are in dire need of volunteers. Unless several individuals step for­ward to take over these functions, they will not be able to continue.”

Mr. Braden concluded by stating, “Obviously the future for American Legion Post 194 is at a critical point. All present and future members of Post 194 are encouraged to attend the May 15 meeting and volunteer to serve in any capacity.”

“Since its initial founding, and over the past 68 years, numerous in­dividuals have donated considerable time, sweat, and money to provide veterans and the community with service and assistance. To see it all end,” Commander Braden reflects, “is sad, very sad.

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