Lyndon Legion charters new Sons of Legion group; new members invited to join

091414-sons-of-lyndon-legioLyndon’s new Sons of Legion group accepts the group’s charter from State Commander Emery McKimmy, right. From left are Pete Massey, Brandon Smith, Jayson Massey, Patrick Thomas, Danny Roush, and McKimmy.

 

By Geri Schuler
Post 125 Finance Officer

American Legion Post 125 had a special guest at this month’s meeting, with State Commander Emery McKimmy, of Overland Park, on hand to present the charter of a new Sons of the Legion group, organized by the post.

Accepting the charter were five of the 10 charter members the Sons of the Legion, with the following officers named: Commander Patrick Thomas, vice commander Brandon Smith, adjutant David Diver, advisor and finance officer Jayson Massey and sergeant-at-arms Danny Roush.

McKimmy also reported on the American Legion’s recent national convention in Charlotte, N.C.  Many exciting things happened such as a $16,000 donation by Kansas American Legion Riders to the Legacy Fund scholarship program; Kansas Auxiliary won the only excellence award given in the country, and a Kansan, Paul Sanford, of Newton, was named as national vice-commander.

McKimmy also presented membership pins to Roush and post vice-commander Lou Wohletz for bringing in new members to the post.

It was also shared at the meeting that the post needs less than five members to get 100 percent of membership this year; they will be helping at the Lyndon Football game with flag ceremony; the post’s first Relay for Life team has exceeded its goal; the post will be participating at Lyndon’s Fall Fest October 4, and have a big unveiling planned on Veteran’s Day for the whole county.

Other guests at the meeting included Fourth District Vice Commander Tom Tschantz, Burlington, and state finance officer Anna Smith, Carbondale.

The post invites anyone to join them in any of their groups including the American Legion, Auxiliary, Sons of the Legion and American Legion Riders.  For any more information contact Post Commander Jayson Massey at [email protected] or on Facebook.

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