JUST A THOUGHT ... CHRISMAS IS COMING

ROCKING HORSE RAFFLE

                                                             Post members will be selling                                                   raffle tickets for this very                                                         sturdy, hand crafted rocking

                                                  horse built by the                                                                   St. James Woodworkers                                                         Club. The drawing will                                                             be held as  part of the                                                               Veterans Day program, held   each year at 11 am on November 11th at the St. James   Community Center. WATCH THIS SPACE FOR MORE   DETAILS about how you can help support by the Post's   programs targeted toward young people including   scholarships, Boys and Girls State Leadership Training,   Student Trooper, Boy Scouts, Civil Air Patrol, SBHS JROTC, Student mentoring, and oratorical competion. ...  

NEXT MEMBERSHIP MEETING 

NOVEMBER 18TH

​​​​​​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. The next meeting is on November 18th.


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Finance: The cancellation of the MAD Concert has impacted our budget. Watch this space for information about a Rocking Horse raffle.


- 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.

THESE SLIDES WERE SHOWN AT THE SEPTEMBER MEETING










THE NEXT MEETING WILL BE

ON-LINE at 7pm ON WEDNESDAY

NOVEMBER 18th



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. 


CLICK HERE TO SEE A VIDEO OF THIS EVENT


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

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

















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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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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Southport Police Chief                        Pilot Editor,/Publisher/Owner

Todd Coring                                          Morgan Harper

SOUTHPORT CHIEF IS LAW  OFFICER OF THE YEAR

PORT STATE PILOT NAMED MEDIA OF THE YEAR

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PEER FISHING CANCELLED

The Peer Fishing Event scheduled for October 16th is cancelled.


​An orientation course is available

for new and prospective members


To learn more about our Post

CLICK HERE TO SEE THE SLIDE SHOW


THE SJMAD GOLF TOURNEY

The 14th annual St. James Military Appreciation Golf Tournament was played on October 3rd.

With a few adjustments and careful planning, nearly as many golfers were able to participate as in previous years. 

OPERATION NORTH STATE CHRISTMAS BOXES CANCELLED FOR THIS YEAR

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