Madison Alabama American Legion Post 229

Jun 2022 

yes 1 Jun - Post 229 sponsored Baseball Season begins.  Post 229 veterans can contact Post Cdr Larry Vannoy or Bobby Lee to volunteer to Pitch the first ball at these games. (Note: Many games are away, e.g., Birmingham, Athens, Bear Creek, etc.) Sign up Genius Link: (TBP). See "American Legion Baseball Activities" under Pillar 3 (Americanism) for current Post 229 schedule for 2022.

yes 4 Jun - Pick up American Flags from veteran graves at Madison Cemeteries at 1000 and assist in effort at Memory Gardens on Rte 72. 

yes 5 Jun - District 12 Meeting at Post 15 in Decatur.  Elections held:  Larry Vannoy, District 12 Cdr reelected; Mary McCoy, Cdr, Madison County; Ernestine Doubek, Cdr. Morgan County; Michael Mitchell, Cdr, Blount County; Mike McKinney, District 12's Senior Vice Cdr; and Charles Doubek, DEC. 

yes 7 Jun - Honored Veteran Legacies meeting at 1030 at the Hope Church on Balch Rd., Madison, AL.  (Honoring U.S. veterans over age 65). 

yes 9 Jun - Monthly Post 229 American Legion meeting was held at Black Patch Distillery, 500 Lanier Dr. Suite C3,  Madison; Social at 1830; Meeting at 1900. Amercian Legion Family Photos and Mats signing.  Note: Elected and Assigned Post 229 officers for July 2022 - June 2023 year: 

                                                                                See "Post 229 Officers: 2022-2023" folder for names.

yes​10 Jun - Local Post 229 Baseball game at James Clemens HS at 6:30.

yes14 Jun - Flag Day.  Madison City Flag Retirement ceremony. Contact Vice Cdr. Jean Downs.

​16-19 Jun - Alabama State Department's Annual Convention, Birmingham Marriott, 3590 Grandview Parkway.  Please call 888-426-5171 (or 205-968-3775) to make your reservations.  The deadline for Legion Reserved rooms was May 26. Cost: $113 plus taxes per night. (Contact Marriott for late reservations.)

yes ​20 Jun - Local Baseball game at Westminster Christian Academy HS at 237 Johns Rd, Huntsville, AL. (Dan Marr pitched 1st pitch.)

yes​ 23 Jun - Monthly open Veterans Breakfast at Little Libby's Catfish at 234 Lime Quarry Rd., Madison, AL - starts at 0830.

yes26 Jun - Sons of American Legion initial meeting, 3 PM at Dublin Park in Madison, meeting room.

  • 27 Jun - 1 Jul - Armed Forces Week Activities.  Refer to Cdr Vannoy's email for details.

Jul 2022 

  • 4 Jul - Toyota Field Trash Panda Game.  Honored Legacy invited veterans over 65 to this game, courtesy of the ball park followed by fireworks.
  • 11 Jul -  Local Post 229 Baseball game at: See "American Legion Baseball Activities" under Pillar 3 (Americanism) folder.
  • 14 Jul - Monthly Post 229 American Legion meeting at Black Patch Distillery, 500 Lanier Dr. Suite C3,  Madison; Social at 1830; Meeting at 1900.
  • 15-17 Jul - Junior Varsity and Varsity State Tournament held in Madison, AL (at James Clemens HS).
  • 22-24 Jul - 19U State Baseball Tournament 
  • 28 Jul - Monthly open Veterans Breakfast at Little Libby's Catfish at 234 Lime Quarry Rd., Madison, AL,  at 0830.

                                                     

28 Jul - Post 229 members participate in Korean War Veterans' return from DC, hosted by the Honored Veterans Legacy at Huntsville Airport.

                                                              

  • yes2 Aug - Honored Veteran Legacies meeting at 1030 at the Hope Church on 1661 Balch Rd., Madison, AL.  (Honoring U.S. veterans over age 65).
  • yes3-7 Aug - 19U - Regional Baseball Tournament - Pelham, AL.
  • yes11 Aug - Monthly Post 229 American Legion meeting at Black Patch Distillery, 500 Lanier Dr. Suite C3,  Madison; Social at 1830; Regular meeting begins at 1900. (New) Sons of American Legion meeting begins at 1800.
  • yes15 Aug -  Bingo at Tut Fann at 2 PM. (See Commander's email with a signupgenius.com link to volunteer.)
  • yes20 Aug - Celebration of Life for Post 229 member Sherwin Callander at Hope Church, 1661 Balch Rd, Madison. Visitation 2PM; Service with Honor Guards at 3PM.
  • yes25 Aug - Monthly open Veterans Breakfast at Little Libby's Catfish at 234 Lime Quarry Rd., Madison, AL - starts at 0830.  (Note: Back on for 25 Aug.  Conflicted earlier 18 Aug date, with apologies.)
  • yes30 Aug - Game Night at Tut Fann, 6 pm. (See signupgenius.com link to volunteer.) https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0f45abab2ea3fd0-game1

 Sep 2022

  • yes​8 Sep - Monthly Post 229  meeting at Black Patch Distillery, 500 Lanier Dr. Suite C3,  Madison; Social at 1830; Regular meeting at 1900.  
  • yes10 Sep - Early Bird Membership Renewal event 11 AM - 2 PM  at Redstone Harley Davidson on Rte 20. Free for those who purchased Post 229 membership renewal for Jul 2022 - Jun 2023 by 1 Sep 2022.
  • 10 Sep - Military Tribute Night at Toyota field, 5 P.M.  Head out to Toyota Field on Saturday, Sept. 10 for Military Tribute Night in partnership with Redstone Arsenal and AUSA. The evening will feature pregame festivities such as a parachute team, large flag presentation, color guard, and more.Team USA Patriots will take on Team AUSA as the night will conclude with fireworks and a music performance by Scotty Hasting, Nashville artists, and Army combat veterans.  Tickets - $10 in advance, $15 day of game.  (Info from Post 237.)

  • 11 Sep - Annual Joint 9/11 Ceremony at 0830: Madison Fire and Madison's PD Honor Guard at Madison Fire Station 2 (1115 Hughes Rd.) Parking at Trinity Baptist Church and on Thomas Dr. (Rained)

  • 12 Sep - Visit with Veterans at Madison Crossings at 2 PM.

  • 16 Sep - Post 229 members participated at Athens in an Honored Veteran Legacy-sponsored Clay Shoot and Dinner for veterans over 65. 

  • yes​17 Sep - 29th Annual Trail of Tears (ToT) Commemorative Motorcycle Ride - 8:00 AM - 12:30 PM. (Post 229 volunteers sell ToT merchandise, e.g., T-shirts at Redstone Harley-Davidson on Old Madison Pike. Post 229 receives 15% of sale profits.) (See Commander's email with a signupgenius.com link to volunteer.)

  • 19 Sep - Game Night at Tut Fann at 6 PM.  (See signupgenius.com link to volunteer.) https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0f45abab2ea3fd0-game1

  • 22 Sep - Monthly Veterans' Breakfast at Little Libby's Catfish at 234 Lime Quarry Rd., Madison, AL - starts at 0830.