FROM THE COMMANDER
NO MORE NFL GAMES AT POST 136
The American Legion Post 136 will no longer allow NFL games to be viewed at our Post. Our membership took this action against the NFL because they insulted our Nation, our Veterans who fought and those who died for our Nations freedom, and they disrespected our treasured National Flag. This was not an expression of their freedom of speech but, an act of disrespect and defiance toward the United States of America. To demonstrate in this despicable manner to further their personal cause is irresponsible. Resultantly, there will be no more NFL games displayed at Post 136 until such time as this matter has been resolved to the satisfaction of the American Legion Post 136.
FROM THE COMMANDER
Where did the time go? We start this month with April’s fool, day and Easter Day falling on the same day. We thought February was busy at the Post, but March was even busier with the grand finally of Saint Patty’s Day. We held a party March 25, 2018 to say farewell and safe travels to our friends from the North that will be traveling to their northern Home.
Please mark your calendars, there will be a change in time for Saturday Show Me the Money and will start at 1:30 PM to 3:30 PM. Please don’t forget on Sunday Evening we have the Queen of Hearts.
Our No-Bake Bake Sale had a great response that was overwhelming. The donation money given is now replacing old appliances and even will provide more comfortable seats in the lounge area. Thanks to everyone who has already donated and to our members who are going to help us purchase the Post up-dates. We need to take care of our Club and no donation is too small. Thank you
How can we say thank you all our Volunteers who give of their time and never complain. The endless hours spent from Food Service and meals, Repairs to the Building and general cleaning sure does make our Post look great. I believe our Volunteers are the best of any American Legion within the Legion System. For our members that never lend a hand, we could use your help and every little bit helps.
For God and Country,
FROM THE SERVICE OFFICER
VA announced a number of changes to make participation in teh Veterans Choice Program easier and more convenient for Veterans who need to use it. The move, which streamilines eligibility requirements, follows feedback fro Veterans along with organizations working on their behalf.
Under the udated eligibility requirements, a Veteran is eligible for the Veterans Choice Program if he or she is enrolled in teh VA Health Care System and meets at least one of the following criteria:
Told by his or her local VA medical facility that they will not be able to schedule an appointment for care within 30 days of teh date the veteran's physician determines he/she needs to be seen or within 30 days of the date the veteran wishes to be seen if there is no specific date from his or her physician, lives more than 40 miles driving distance from the closest VA medical facility with a full time primary care physician, needs to travel by air, boat or ferry to the VA medical facility closest to him/her home, faces an unusual or excessive burden in traveling to the closest VA based on geographic challenges, environmental factors, a medical condition, the nature or simplicity or frequency of the care needed and whether an attendant is needed. Staff at the Veteran's local VA medical facility will work with him or her to determine if a Veteran is elibible for any of these reasons or lives in a state or territory without a full service VA medical facility which includes Alaska, Hawaii, New Hampshire (Note: this excludes New Hampshire Veterans who live within a 20 miles of the White River Juntion VAMC) and teh United States Territories (excluding Puerto Rico, which has a full service VA medical facility.)
Veterans seeking to use the Veterans Choice Program or wanting to know more about it can call 866-606-8198 to confirm their elibibility and to schedule an appointment. For more details about the Veterans Choice Program and VA's progress can visit www.va.gov/opa/choiceact
For God and Country, Ev Goodwin, Service Officer