American Legion Post 279 Announces Next Meeting

The American Legion Post 279 has announce that it will meet on Thursday, January 21, 2016,
at 6:30PM, at the Senior Citizens Center. (No meal will be served prior to the meeting)National Headquarters and State Headquarters has increased their annual dues for 2017 to a combined total of $31.00, this is a $1.00 more that we are currently paying.  For 2016 local Legion members pay $30.00 and the local organizationgets back $6.50 for each paid member. For 2017 with their increase, the minimum dues for the Post would be $31.00 with nothing coming back to the Post, all going to National and State.  The Executive Board voted to recommend that Post 279 raise the dues to $40.00, for 2017, which means that $9.00 will be returned to the Post for each paid member.   Post 279 has 110 members, if they all pay their dues for 2017, that would equate to $990.00 coming back to the Post, which would be used to fund the scholarship program which provides a $1000.00 scholarship annually to a Veteran’s dependent for college, a community college, a technical school, truck driving school, an
EMT course, medical course, or any special training course.      The 2016 Budget will be presented at the meeting and their will be a vote on the 2017 dues.