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
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.
- 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,email@example.com), Chaplain Tom Bednarczyk (firstname.lastname@example.org) and
• Commander, George Freeman, (email@example.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
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.
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
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
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