Post 233 - Elk Grove
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American Legion Post 233, and is provided for INFORMATION ONLY.
News
WALK FOR VETERANS - IN THE NEWS

Check out what our Post 233 and Auxiliary members and friends as they WALK FOR VETERANS!

GOOD MORNING AMERICA

WOMAN VETERAN SHARES STORY OF SERVICE

VETERANS VOICES - CONTRA COSTA FORUM FOR VETERANS

Arlene Salvador was a guest speaker along with her upper leadership.  Answering those tough questions
about - preparing for your final arrangements.  Check out the video.

VETERANS VOICES - OUR FINAL SALUTE



ORDER YOUR EVENT T-SHIRT TODAY!




















JOIN THE AMERICAN LEGION - RENEW NOW!
















ONLINE RENEWAL:  It's EASY renew online click here

BY MAIL:  You will receive a letter in the mail about renewing your membership just send your payment by
USPS.

IN PERSON: Come to the monthly Post 233 General meeting with your payment.

Extend your membership through December 31, 2018, now to ensure you can continue to make a
difference for fellow veterans!

Our National Commander is right — Congress and the Department of Veterans Affairs depend on The
American Legion. That's because:

  • We are the voice of the veteran.•We are the conscience of a nation that honors military service and
    patriotic values.

  • Without us, government would not know how to effectively fulfill its mission to support and honor our
    nation's veterans, members of the Armed Forces, and families and communities across this land.

That is why it's important for you to renew your membership for our Post through 2018 now.




SAVE A LIFE!  AMERICAN LEGION POST 233 BLOOD DRIVE











As a participant in The American Legion Blood Donor Program, Post 233 has an ongoing Center Drive set
up through BloodSource. Post 233 and American Legion Family members,families, and friends who are
able to give blood are encouraged to participate throughout the year.


Donating blood is safe, easy, and takes about an hour. Further information regarding donor eligibility
requirements, BloodSource Donor Center locations, and scheduling appointments is found at www.
bloodsource.org.

We will work together to give back to the community in a truly life changing way. Each pint of blood
collected can help save up to three lives and will touch the lives of so many more. What a great way to pay
it forward and make an impact on people in our community and across the country.

Please consider making a donation TODAY. The local Donor Center is located at 9267 Laguna Springs
Drive, Suite 100, Elk Grove; however, blood donations towards Post 233’s Center Drive may be given at
any BloodSource Donor Center. Prior to your donation, it is important to inform BloodSource personnel to
credit the blood donation towards the American Legion Post 233 (Elk Grove): Group No. 0352.

With your help, we can have a lifesaving impact in our community.

If you have questions, please contact Maryanna Ricker, Chair Blood Drive Committee.




WE NEED YOU - BE A BUDDY & JOIN TEAM BUDDY!












Would you like to make new and old friends?  Can you devote a few hours a month to make a phone call,
send an email, or write a post card? Be a part of TEAM BUDDY!  All it will mean is that you can make
contact with one or two Post 233 members to welcome them to the Post and to provide information to
them.  Make them feel welcome and invite them to our meetings, social gatherings and other fun events.  
You can make a difference, one member at a time.  Please join me and let me know if you'd like to HELP.  I
will be doing a PHONE MEETING in the next month for those interested.  Let's make our post the
'friendliest Post' in the American Legion.

TEAM BUDDY SURVEY:  As a part of our Post Outreach there will be postcards & email notes sent out to
all current members on the listing.  Please take a moment to read them and answer the survey.  It will be a
short message to get an idea as to what our members think about the American Legion, our Post and what
they would like to see. I promise that no information will be sold and I will send these notes, postcards
annually (or as new members join).  Feel free to comment and give us your input.  We want to know what
you are thinking and we hope we can get to know you and you us.  Thanks for your time!!!

Contact Arlene Salvador (916) 718-4047 or
seawink@frontiernet.net





ABC NEWS 10 - TEN WORDS VIDEOS

American Legion members were interviewed recently on their views on various veterans issues.  Click
below to find out what they were saying!

Thank Her for Her Service Too

Veterans Discover New Challenges After Service




SACRED TRUST: NATIONAL CEMETERY











Burial in a VA national cemetery is open to all members of the armed forces and Veterans who have met
minimum active duty service requirements, as applicable, and were discharged under conditions other
than dishonorable.  Members of the reserve components of the armed forces who die while on active duty
or who die while on training duty under certain circumstances are also eligible for burial, as are service
members who were eligible for retired pay at the time of their death.

A veteran's spouse, widow or widower, minor children, and, under certain conditions, unmarried adult
children with disabilities, may also be eligible for burial.  Eligible spouses and children may be buried even
if they predecease the Veteran.

View the videos below for some basic information on your burial benefits at a National Cemetery.

A Sacred Trust - English

A Sacred Trust - Spanish


POST 233 REQUEST FOR ASSISTANCE

As of TODAY we are now requiring that all requests for assistance whether it is funds or other resources
for folks to fill out the form located in the
POST BUSINESS section of this site.  This allows us to track all
the GOOD WORKS that Post 233 does throughout the year. Our post has to report annually on all the
activities that we do so that we know that we are meeting our mission to help others in our post and
throughout the community.  Please take time to fill this out prior to making your requests.  From this point
on we will no longer accept verbal requests, this form must be filled out and submitted to the Post
Commander or Adjutant so that the Executive Committee and review and vote on the matter or if needed
the whole post membership.  Thank you for your cooperation!
We are accepting orders for Event Post T Shirts and Embroidered
American Legion logo baseball Hats. The Shirts are T-320 wet dry
w/ Left chest American Legion Logo and Post 233 on top and Elk
Grove on the bottom of the Logo.

The Prices are:
•Small- Med- Large- XLarge will be $15.
•XXLarge will be $16
•XXXL will be $17
•XXXXL will be $18

The  Embroidered American Legion logo baseball Hats are $20

Please e-mail Larry Sahota with your order

larrysahota@citlink.net