NO MEMBERSHIP MEETING 

IN AUGUST

​NEXT MEETING SEPTEMBER 23


















Post 543 has named Southport Police Chief Tod Coring as Law Enforment Officer of the Year. Caring is a Southport native and a graduate of South Brunswick High School.


Pilot owner, publisher, and editor Morgan Harper accepted the award on behalf of the weekly newspaper. Harper became Editor after her father, Ed Harper passed away in 2018. Ed Harper had been the publishers of the Pilot for 46-years.

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The Military Appreciation  Concert Concert in the Park is cancelled. .

​​​​​​CORONA VIRUS UPDATE 

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


- Membership:  Full member meeting are now being held every other month via Zoom. Next meeting is September 23.


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Finance: The postponement of the MAD Concert and Golf Tournament, has impacted our budget.


- COVID 19: COVID 19 hit we asked what we could do to help our fellow post members, other veterans. Our efforts are being led by Service Officer Steve Muir (s,ior1950267@gmail.com), Chaplain Tom Bednarczyk (tombed@aol.com) and
• 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.

WE REMEMBER SEPTEMBER 11

This year, as every year since 2001, American Legion Post 543 and the St. James Fire Department paused to remember those first responders and citizens who died on that fateful day.
















Because of the Covid19  the abreviated ceremony was held outdoors at station #1. It was followed by a motorized parade through Arbor Creek and St. James.


Post 543 is honored to bear the name of Richard H. Stewart, Jr. who died in the Trade Center attack.

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


​An orientation course is available

for new and prospective members


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SOUTHPORT CHIEF IS LAW  OFFICER OF THE YEAR

PORT STATE PILOT NAMED MEDIA OF THE YEAR

MILITARY APPRECIATION DAY

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


It is the revenue from these events that allows the post to sponsor over 70 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

Southport Police Chief                        Pilot Editor,/Publisher/Owner

Todd Coring                                          Morgan Harper

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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POST 543 AWARDS CERTIFICATES OF APPRECIATION FOR REGULAR DISPLAY OF THE AMERICAN FLAG.

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RICHIE STEWART HAT TRICK SCHOLARSHIP

​​Seven South Brunswick High School Seniors are awarded cpllege scholarships in this annual event in memory of Richard H. Stewart,, Jr. .Stewart, who is the post namesake, was killed on in the terror attack on September 11, 2002

THE MAD TOURNEY IS SOLD OUT... 






The 14th annual Military Appreciation Golf Tournament will be played on Saturday, October 3, 2020.


As might be expected, social distancing caused by the virus means fewer can play and thus required a few changes.


Registration began on September 1st and all tee times were quickly filled.  Registration for a waiting list is still being accepted in the pro shops at Members and Founders.

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OPERATION NORTH STATE CHRISTMAS BOXES CANCELLED FOR THIS YEAR


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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".

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