Lucus Bolt

PEER FISHING CANCELLED

The Peer Fishing Event scheduled for October 16th is cancelled. Operation North State still hopes to hold an outing for wounded warriors

NEW SGT AT ARMS


    Introducing  our 

new Sgt-At Arms

Mark Lieberman

 

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HAT-TRICK SCHOLARSHIPS

This year Post 543 awarded college scholarships to seven graduating seniors from South Brunswick High.


The scholarships honor the Post Namesake, Richard Stewart, Jr. "Rickie" was an avid ice hockey player in college. He was killed in the terrorist attack on the World Trade Center. The recipients of this year's scholarships are:\
























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MILITARY APPRECIATION DAY

The Coronavirus has caused the postponement of the MAD Concert, Golf Tourney. and neighborhood fund drive until this fall.


It is the revenue from these events that allows the post to sponsor over 70 community and veterans events and projects.


Local merchants and business organizations provide an important segment of that revenue. We appreciate their support and urge everyone to support  our sponsors:


​Aesthetic Dentistry - Leland

Bachara & Essey Attorneys

Bell Supply

Bella Cucina

Brand All

Bridgewater Wines

Capital Nisan

Carolina Custom Closets

Carolina Moleman

Clauser Law

Coastal Cosmetic Dentistry

Coastal Kia

Coastline Insurance

Coldwell Banker, Ken Keegan

Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Realty

Commissioner Mike Forte

Coastal Pediatric Dentistry

Consolidated Asset Management

Crow Creek

Dan Kinsberry

Don Bullard Insurance

Fords Propane Gas

Great Clips

Greenman Horticultural Services

Harris Teeter

Hibiske Insurance

I-Path Media

Jennifer Williams DDS

Jersey Mike's

John Muuss Photographer

Lockwood Folly

Logan Development

Mansfield Bros. Heating & Air

Mansfield Bros. LP Gas

Peacock Newman & White Funeral

Renee's Fine Jewelry

Ricky Evans Gallery

Schmid Homes

Senator Bill Rabon

Sentry Self Storage

Sheetz & Bachara Dentistry

​Southport Motor Cars

St James Properties

Stifel Financial Group

Summit Dermatology

Spectrum Paint

Uncorked by the Sea

Remaz Lifestyle Communities

Robert Hampton

Ashley Barajas-Rivera

Owen Herring

 NO MEMBERSHIP MEETING 

IN AUGUST


​NEXT MEETING SEPTEMBER 23



Post 543 is the fastest-growing post in North Carolina. We must be doing something right. Membership Chair Rick Sessa just started the annual membership renewal drive and many have already re-upped. Join our team.

Renew online at www.legion.org/renew or mail a $35 check

payable to "Post 543" to R Sessa, 2592 St James Drive 28461

The Military Appreciation Golf Tourney is still scheduled for October 3rd. The MAD Concert

is postponed. .

​​​​CORONA VIRUS UPDATE 

- Leadership: The Post Executive Committee is meeting each month using ZOOM and connecting using email. 


- Membership:  Membership is currently 112% of this year's goal. We now have 228 paid members. 


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Finance: So far we have raised 92% of this year's budget and spent  62-percent. With the postponement of the MAD Concert and Golf Tournament, the finance committee is reworking the budgets.


- COVID 19: When COVID 19 hit we asked what we could do to help our fellow post members, other veterans, those who have helped us throughout the years and the community at large. Our efforts are being led by:
• Chaplain Tom Bednarczyk, tombed@aol.com
• Service Officer Steve Muir, smuir1950267@gmail.com
• Commander, George Freeman, gforce2730@gmail.com


-- Service Officer, Steve Muir, and his committee the source of information on available VA programs.

Steve and his team are actively assisting local Veterans with the filing of the required paperwork and where applicable, providing more direct and immediate support.

-- Our Chaplain, Tom Bednarczyk, and his team have identified Post members living alone and personally touch base on a regular basis.
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- Our House and Entertainment Committee under the leadership of Pom Pomeroy is reaching out to local small businesses and developing initiatives to support them.


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- Student Scholarships: Under the guidance of our Vice Commander for Americanism, Chuck Blackburn,  the Richie Hat Trick South Brunswick High School Senior Scholarships is progressing on schedule. 

WE WANT YOU TO JOIN POST 543

Elizabeth Pratt

MEMORIAL DAY 2020

    Southport 4th of July

This year's Southport 4th of July events were canceled because of the coronavirus. In their place the festival committee organized an online celebration.  The Post's contribution can be seen by clicking the slide.


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​An orientation course is available

for new and prospective members


To learn more about our Post

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With the help of Post 543, Elmcroft Assisted Living Facility in Southport is honoring its residents who served in WWII, Korea, and Vietnam by creating a "Wall of Honor".


The Wall will include photos of the veterans, in uniform, and will be bracketed by the plaques shown here being presented by Post Commander George Freeman and Chaplin Tom Bednarczyk.

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These scholarships, valued at more than $65-hundred, are made possible by funds raised during Military Appreciation Day and other post fund raising activities, with matching funds from the Stewart family.

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