NO MEMBERSHIP MEETING
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.
- 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,firstname.lastname@example.org), Chaplain Tom Bednarczyk (email@example.com) and
• Commander, George Freeman, (firstname.lastname@example.org)
-- 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.
To learn more about our Post
SOUTHPORT CHIEF IS LAW OFFICER OF THE YEAR
PORT STATE PILOT NAMED MEDIA OF THE YEAR
RENEW YOUR MEMBERSHIP TODAY
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
Carolina Custom Closets
Coastal Cosmetic Dentistry
Coldwell Banker, Ken Keegan
Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Realty
Commissioner Mike Forte
Coastal Pediatric Dentistry
Consolidated Asset Management
Don Bullard Insurance
Fords Propane Gas
Greenman Horticultural Services
Jennifer Williams DDS
John Muuss Photographer
Mansfield Bros. Heating & Air
Mansfield Bros. LP Gas
Peacock Newman & White Funeral
Renee's Fine Jewelry
Ricky Evans Gallery
Senator Bill Rabon
Sentry Self Storage
Sheetz & Bachara Dentistry
Southport Motor Cars
St James Properties
Stifel Financial Group
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.
POST 543 AWARDS CERTIFICATES OF APPRECIATION FOR REGULAR DISPLAY OF THE AMERICAN FLAG.
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
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".