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 LundstromUpcoming Major EventsThe 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 4Post Events TBDAmerican Legion Extension Institute Course at Post 490July 29th, 2017 10:00 AMThe 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 & YouthTo register for the course please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org 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 Sparks281-433-2741
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 2017JanuaryNew Year's Day, January 1Martin Luther King Jr. Day, January 16FebruaryFour Chaplains Day, February 3Valentine’s Day, February 14Coast Guard Reserve Birthday, February 19President’s Day, February 20MarchMonth of Military CaregiverNavy Reserve Birthday, March 3Seabee Birthday, March 5Daylight Savings Time begins, March 12K 9 Veterans Day, March 13St. Patrick’s Day, March 17Vietnam Veterans Day, March 29AprilMonth of the Military ChildGold Star Wives Day, April 5Air Force Reserve Birthday, April 14Easter, April 16Army Reserve Birthday, April 23MayNational Military Appreciation MonthLoyalty Day, May 1Silver Star Service Banner Day, May 1National Day of Prayer, May 4VE (Victory in Europe) Day, May 8Military Spouse Appreciation Day, May 12Children of Fallen Patriots Day, May 13Mother’s Day, May 14Armed Forces Day, May 20Memorial Day, May 29JuneD-Day, June 6Flag Day, June 14Army Birthday, June 14Father’s Day, June 18Coast Guard Auxiliary Birthday, June 23Anniversary of the start of the Korean War, June 25PTSD Awareness Day, June 27JulyIndependence Day, July 4Parents’ Day, July 23Korean War Veterans Armistice Day, July 27Anniversary of the Army Chaplain Corps, July 29Marine Forces Reserve Birthday, August 29AugustCoast Guard Day, August 4Purple Heart Day, August 7VJ (Victory over Japan) Day, August 8National Airborne Day, August 16Marine Corps Reserve Birthday, August 29SeptemberLabor Day, September 4V-J Day (Victory over Japan), September 2Grandparents’ Day, September 10Patriot Day, September 11POW/MIA Recognition Day, September 15Stepfamily Day, September 16Citizenship Day, September 17Air Force (USAF) Birthday, September 18National POW/MIA Recognition Day, September 19Native American Day, September 22Rosh Hashanah Begins (at sunset), September 24Gold Star Mother’s and Father’s Day, September 24OctoberYom Kippur Begins (at sunset), October 3Columbus Day, October 9U.S. Navy (USN) Birthday, October 13Boss’s Day, October 16Sweetest Day, October 21Day of the Deployed, October 26Halloween, October 31NovemberNational Military Family MonthDaylight Savings Time Ends, November 5Marine Corps Day/Birthday, November 10Veterans Day, November 11Thanksgiving Day, November 23Black Friday, November 24Cyber Monday, November 27#GivingTuesday, November 28DecemberCivil Air Patrol (USAF Auxiliary) Birthday, December 1Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day, December 7U.S. National Guard Birthday, December 13Hanukkah Begins, December 16National Wreaths Across Amenities, December 16Christmas Eve, December 24Christmas Day, December 25Anniversary of the Army Chaplain Assistant, December 28Kwanzaa, December 26 – January 1New Year’s Eve, December 31