Upcoming Events and notices
Next Meeting: Monday, Jan 21st 8:00 PM
(Exec meeting Monday, Feb 4th - same time and place)
With the recent surprise announcement by the Eagles Club that they were closing their doors after Monday (Jan 14th), the Aberdeen post is currently looking for a new place to call home.
The January meetings and the February Past Commander's Night will be held at Schriver's (address and map link above), and the Post thanks them for their generosity in opening their doors to us.
Future meetings, office space, storage, and other needs of the Post are under consideration by the officers, but input is welcome from any member. If you have thoughts on what the Post should do going forward, you are encouraged to attend the January meeting, or
As updates happen, they will be provided here, on our Facebook page, and in the "Gas Alarm" newsletter.
The Board of Directors for Aberdeen Area Veterans, incororated (AAV) will be hosting their Annual members meeting on Saturday, January 12th in Meeting Room A of the Eagles Club. AAV's membership is comprised of five area Veterans Service Organizations;
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American Legion - Sidney L Smith Post #24
Disabled American Vetarans - Swanson-O'Conner Chapter 13
Marine Corps League - Glacial Lakes Detachment 852
Veterans of Foriegn Wars - CC Croal Post 17
Members of any of these five organizations are invited to attend the Annual Meeting to hear more about AAV's goals and progress, including asking the Board questions.
AAV is an incorporated non-profit (pending) entity that was created by the five groups above for the sole purpose of purchasing, owning, and operating a "Veterans' Building" in Aberdeen, that could serve as a home to all five groups.
Riders chapter in Aberdeen
The Aberdeen Chapter of the American Legion Riders meets on the THIRD THURSDAY of each month, at 7:00. The Riders are members of the American Legion Family (The American Legion, the American Legion Auxiliary, and the Sons of the American Legion), as well as their spouses. Riders membership is regional, you can belong to any post, squadron, or unit in the Department (South Dakota) and still ride with the Aberdeen Chapter. The Riders are a program of The American Legion and the sponsoring post, not a motorcycle club. While the Riders do share an enthusiasm for motorcycle riding, the primary goal is still service to the community, state, and nation. Feel free to read the chapter by-laws for more information, or to write the post with any questions.
Sons of The American Legion
There is interest in starting a Squadron
of the SAL in Aberdeen, but more members are needed to charter one. SAL
membership is open to male descendants (including stepsons and adopted sons) of
Legionnaires, or of deceased veterans who were eligible for membership in The
American Legion - members can range in age from elementary school to
The Sons can be a dynamic, active part of both the post and the community at large, but only if a squadron is started. If you are interested in helping to charter an SAL Squadron in Aberdeen, please contact the post.
Future Department Conventions:
2019 Sioux Falls, June 6-9
Future National Convention Sites
Indianapolis, IN - AUG 23-29, 2019 100th Birthday of The American Legion)