01/07/21- POST OPEN CONDITIONALLY

Our Legion renewal dues for 2021 were sent out in July.  Please pay to Ardie Jordan, Adjutant.  

Our SAL is asking that you pay your annual dues now.  The annual dues are now $8.00.  The SAL paid $3.00 to the dues last year but we are unable to do that now.  Please send your dues to Rich Hackenberger as soon as possible.  


AMERICAN LEGION POST 397

Coeur, Missouri, 63141

Louis County

OCTOBER 2021

 ACTIVITIES AND CURRENT EVENTS OF POST 397

OUR MONTHLY MEETINGS ARE FIRST THURSDAY OF EACH MONTH AT 7:00pm


TAPS:  Past Commander Eric Lowing has passed from us.  His funeral was at Colliers Funeral Home on Friday, December 27 at 4:00pm.  We are very sorry for our Members, Family & Friends of Eric Lowing.   

    VIEW ALL PHOTOS OF ERIC LOWING HERE 


SAL Members it is time to pay your dues at this time. Cost has increased from $5.00 to $8.00 this year. Our SAL paid this difference last year. Please pay your full year dues this year.

VIEW OUR LEGION POST397 BY-LAWS (click here) 

VIEW OUR CALENDAR PAGE FOR 2020(CLICK HERE)  

VIEW CHILI COOKOFF AND SUPERBOWL GAME 2-2-20 (click here)  

VIEW ORATORICAL CONTEST PHOTOS 01-18-20(click here) 

VIEW OUR 101th AMERICAN LEGION397 BIRTHDAY PARTY PHOTOS (click here) 

CLICK HERE FOR AMERICAN LEGION MEMBERSHIP APPLICATION FORM


 OUR DAILY MENU ITEMS FROM 11:AM TO 2:PM
PORK STEAK
OUTSIDE STARTS MAY 1, OUTSIDE
 PORK STEAK EVERY TUESDAY NOON LUNCH, 11:00AM-2:00PM
WING-DING (CHICKEN WINGS) EVERY THURSDAY 4PM - 7PM
FRIDAY FISH FRY 4:30-7:30PM


OUR POST NEEDS YOUR SUPPORT

PLEASE COME AND HELP US WHENEVER YOU CAN  


OCTOBER 2021
5 QUEEN OF HEARTS AND TACO TUESDAY (EVERY TUESDAY)
7  LEGION MEETING, 7:00PM 
11  AUXILIARY MEETING, 7:30PM
25  RIDERS AND SAL MEETINGS, 6-7PM
26 HOUSE COMMITTEE MEETING
31 HALLOWEEN

HOUSE COMMITTEE - Rick McGee (President), Rich Hackenberger (acting President), Post CDR Frader Smith, Arder Jordan (Adjudant),
Bob Mort (Building Committee), Saundra Anderson (Building Committee), Ricky Elkan (Building Committee), Gary Lange (Finance Committee), Les Dennis (Committee)


welcome new members:  
  Vernon Williams, Patrick First, Carolyn Drake Willie Barry, Gene Bradford, Seth Stopke, Benjamin Mathews (Transfer from FL), William Mahan (Transfer from AZ) and Kirk Imhof (Transfer from MO Post 1000) we are glad to have you joinThank you for choosing our Post 397. Check photos below.

Taps:
The following members have passed away since 2020:  Gary Biehl, Walter Busch, Frank English, Thomas Gallager, Carl Graver Jr. Wayne Groh, Ben Hunter, Virgil Lucas, John Ostermeyer, Merindia Pozzo, A.C Shikany and Robert Spradling

Rest in Peace.

The post sends its deepest sympathy to their families and friends.

 


 POST COMMANDER 
FRADER SMITH  

POST 397 OFFICERS for 2020

POST COMMANDER  Frader Smith

Commander Frader Smith Asst. Finance
1st Vice Cdr Chaplain Scott Owen
Asst 1st Vice Cdr Rick McGee Judge Advocate Gary Lange
2nd Vice Ricky Elcan Service Off. Carolyn Trivillian
Asst 2nd Vice Ricky Elcan Asst. Svc Off Rich Hackenberger
Adjutant Arder Jordan Sgt at Arms Troy Rimmer
Asst Adj Asst Sgt at Arms
Finance Off. Arder Jordan Historian Les Dennis
Delegate Eric Lowing Delegate Arder Jordan
Delegate Rich Hackenberger Delegate Frader  Smith
Delegate Delegate Robert Mort
Alt. Delegate Rick McGee Alt. Delegate
Exec. Comm. Victor Hezel Exec. Comm Robert Mort
NEW HOUSE COMMITTEE MEMBERS FOR 2020: Frazer Smith,Scot Owen, bob Mort, Gary Biel and Randy English.

 Visit our website: www.legionpost397.org Visit us on Facebook: American Legion Post 397 (Creve Coeur MO) POST TELEPHONE #: 314.872.3186


 HONORING 50 YEARS OF CONTINUOUS SERVICE TO THE AMERICAN LEGION


1. Gerard M. Ganahl who has 50 years service in the American Legion
2. Gerard's certification of Appreciation


MEMORIAL PHOTOS FOR OUR AMERICAN LEGION POST 397


1. Plaque with names on our Memorial Post. These names were honored for giving their lives in WW1.
2. Our Memorial Post 397 Plaque
3. Our information Post text information
4. Showing information that William B. Frey was Navy not Army

ORATORICAL CONTEST - JANUARY 17, 2021 (click once on each picture for enlarged view


1. Post Chaplin - Moderator Post Chaplin Scott Owen
2. Orator/Speaker - Margaret Mathis
3. Judge - Post Cdr. Frader Smith
4. Judge - Post Service Officer Sa
undra Anderson
5. Speaker & Moderator
6. The Mathas Family 


NOVEMBER 5 MEETING 

1. Ed Ucinski, Post 302 -  Talking about Honor Flights and POW-MIA Memorial

2. Seth Stopse, New Member - US Marine (E5) 1st Combat Engineer

3. Veterans Day, November 11, Cake in honor of our Veterans.


OCTOBER 1 MEETING - NEW MEMBERS 

Sorry!  I did not get the names.


LEGION FISH FRY ENTERTAINMENT 9/12/20 -- LISTENING TO MUSIC WITH OUR FRIENDS.


SEPTEMBER 3 MEETING, NEW MEMBERS

Our new members 9-4-20:  (L-R) Patrick First, Vernon William, Bayne Robinson  (click on image to see larger size)

Sorry about the masks.  Thats just the way it is these days.

NOT shown ABOVE ARE CAROLYN DRAKE  AND WILLIE J. BARRY.


OUR POST BBQ IMAGES ON MAY 15, 2020

 


AMERICAN LEGION POST397101st BIRTHDAY PARTY 03-07-20



New Member 02-06-20: Donna Rogers (medical Nurse)


New Members 01-02-20: Quintex Jones (Army) and RJ Perez (Navy)


Our newest member Louis Deutsch 2-14-18.  With CDR Eric Lowing and Chuck Martinez.  We are proud and happy to have us with you Sir!


New Member Rick A. Elcan, Army, Iraq War Veteran Camp Victory 2009-10

Army Wounded Veteran, Willie Warner with Rich Elcan.  They were friends in Germany.


FISH FRIES:  Starting in February on 1st and 3rd Fridays.  We are going to need lots of help.  Please volunteer!!!


 POST TELEPHONE #: 314.872.3186 
 Newsletters are available electronically. 

 


 

 MEMBERSHIP:Yearly dues are due now.  Please check your last membership card and review the date.

Veterans can apply for VA health care at any time by calling 1-877-222-VETS (8387)

FLY YOUR FLAG: 
If you do not fly your flag daily, be sure to fly it on May 7 (VE Day), May 8 (Mother's Day), May 21 (Armed Forces Day), July 4 (INDEPENDENCE DAY), Veterans Day on Nov. 11 and May 30 (Memorial Day).  The Flag is half-staffed on Memorial Day from sunrise until noon.  It is displayed at full-staff from noon until Sunset.

 Frader Smith: Commander              Artie Jordan:  Adjutant       Asst. Adjutant: Richard McGee
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