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Houston Post 490!

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The American Legion South Houston Post 490 is located across from the main entrance to Ellington Field, south of Houston, Texas. Post 490 is in the 22nd District, 2nd Division, Department of Texas. The Post Commander for 2017-2018 is John Lundstrom. General Membership Meetings are held on the 2nd Wednesday of each month at 7:00 PM. The Board of Trustees meet on the 3rd Wednesday of each month at 6:00 PM., the Executive Committee at 7:00 PM. The Post and its activities are supported by the Auxiliary Unit 490. The Post sponsors the Sons of The American Legion Squadron 490 and The American Legion Riders. Commander John Lundstrom Upcoming Major Events The American Legion South Post 490 Officer Election Results (June 21st, 2017) Commander: John Lundstrom 1st Vice Commander: David Witucki 2nd Vice Commander: Ronald Harter Finance Officer: Clarence Sparks Chaplain: Jack Leavell Adjutant: Jerry Blaylock Judge Advocate: Gregory Treacy Children & Youth: **Vacant** Historian: **Vacant** Sergeant at Arms: Donald Anderson Assistant Sergeant at Arms: **Vacant** Executive Committeeman #1: David Balboa Executive Committeeman #2: Paul Boyce Americanism: **Vacant** Service Officer: Thomas Carter 6 Year Trustee: Benjamin Edwards   Independence Day, July 4 Post Events TBD American Legion Extension Institute Course at Post 490 July 29th, 2017 10:00 AM The approximate 4 hour course will be at 10:00am, the cost of the course is $5 for Legionaries and SAL members, and $10 for Auxiliary and non-members, fees payable the day of the course. ALEI is The American Legion’s official training program for officers, members,  and those who simply want to expand their knowledge of the nation’s largest veterans service organization. The American Legion Extension Institute has been rewritten, updated, streamlined and enhanced with videos, digital photos, clickable links, a historical timeline and additional features.   The course closely covers the Four Pillars of service for the organization: - History & Organization - Veterans Affairs & Rehabilitation - National Security - Americanism - Children & Youth   To register for the course please send an email to butchsparks@comcast.net and provide your  name, organization (AL, SAL, or Auxiliary), post number, membership id number, and contact phone number.   To assure we obtain the necessary classroom supplies please have members reply by July 10, 2017.   Thanking you in advance.   Butch Sparks 281-433-2741
The American Legion South Houston Post 490,  11702 Old Galveston Road,  Houston, Texas 77034   Club Room & Food Orders: (281) 481-5686 Office: (281) 481-1179 Fax: (281) 481-0257 Copyright © 2001-2017 by The American Legion         Site Revision Date: 06-26-2017       Page Views:
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You Can Now Renew Your Dues Now Using PayPal! Eligibility for membership in The American Legion is set forth as follows: Any person shall be eligible for membership in The American Legion who was a member of the Army, Navy, Marine Corps, Coast Guard, or Air Force of the United States and assigned to active duty at some time during any of the following periods: April 6, 1917 - November 11, 1918 December 7, 1941 - December 31, 1946 June 25, 1950 - January 31, 1955 February 28, 1961 - May 7, 1975 August 24, 1982 - July 31, 1984 December 20, 1989 - January 31, 1990 August 2, 1990, to the cessation of hostilities as determined by the government of the United States. All above dates inclusive, or who, being a citizen of the United States at the time of his entry therein, served on active duty in the armed forces of any of the governments associated with the United States during any of said periods; provided, however, that such service shall have been terminated by honorable discharge or honorable separation, or continued honorably after any of said periods; provided further, that no person shall be entitled to membership who, being in such service during any of said periods, refused on conscientious, political or other grounds to subject himself to military discipline or unqualified service. Want to join our post as a new member? Download membership application below! Affiliated Websites:
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Dates of Interest 2017 January New Year's Day, January 1 Martin Luther King Jr. Day, January 16 February Four Chaplains Day, February 3 Valentine’s Day, February 14 Coast Guard Reserve Birthday, February 19 President’s Day, February 20 March Month of Military Caregiver Navy Reserve Birthday, March 3 Seabee Birthday, March 5 Daylight Savings Time begins, March 12 K 9 Veterans Day, March 13 St. Patrick’s Day, March 17 Vietnam Veterans Day, March 29 April Month of the Military Child Gold Star Wives Day, April 5 Air Force Reserve Birthday, April 14 Easter, April 16 Army Reserve Birthday, April 23 May National Military Appreciation Month Loyalty Day, May 1 Silver Star Service Banner Day, May 1 National Day of Prayer, May 4 VE (Victory in Europe) Day, May 8 Military Spouse Appreciation Day, May 12 Children of Fallen Patriots Day, May 13 Mother’s Day, May 14 Armed Forces Day, May 20 Memorial Day, May 29 June D-Day, June 6 Flag Day, June 14 Army Birthday, June 14 Father’s Day, June 18 Coast Guard Auxiliary Birthday, June 23 Anniversary of the start of the Korean War, June 25 PTSD Awareness Day, June 27 July Independence Day, July 4 Parents’ Day, July 23 Korean War Veterans Armistice Day, July 27 Anniversary of the Army Chaplain Corps, July 29 Marine Forces Reserve Birthday, August 29 August Coast Guard Day, August 4 Purple Heart Day, August 7 VJ (Victory over Japan) Day, August 8 National Airborne Day, August 16 Marine Corps Reserve Birthday, August 29 September Labor Day, September 4 V-J Day (Victory over Japan), September 2 Grandparents’ Day, September 10 Patriot Day, September 11 POW/MIA Recognition Day, September 15 Stepfamily Day, September 16 Citizenship Day, September 17 Air Force (USAF) Birthday, September 18 National POW/MIA Recognition Day, September 19 Native American Day, September 22 Rosh Hashanah Begins (at sunset), September 24 Gold Star Mother’s and Father’s Day, September 24 October Yom Kippur Begins (at sunset), October 3 Columbus Day, October 9 U.S. Navy (USN) Birthday, October 13 Boss’s Day, October 16 Sweetest Day, October 21 Day of the Deployed, October 26 Halloween, October 31 November National Military Family Month Daylight Savings Time Ends, November 5 Marine Corps Day/Birthday, November 10 Veterans Day, November 11 Thanksgiving Day, November 23 Black Friday, November 24 Cyber Monday, November 27 #GivingTuesday, November 28 December Civil Air Patrol (USAF Auxiliary) Birthday, December 1 Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day, December 7 U.S. National Guard Birthday, December 13 Hanukkah Begins, December 16 National Wreaths Across Amenities, December 16 Christmas Eve, December 24 Christmas Day, December 25 Anniversary of the Army Chaplain Assistant, December 28 Kwanzaa, December 26 – January 1 New Year’s Eve, December 31