Stafford American Legion Post 290

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BINGO Update - Effective 3 March 2021

Bingo returns on Wednesdays & Fridays!

~ See Below and on the Bingo Page for Details~

Post Elections

Post 290 is currently soliciting nominations for the 2021-2022 election cycle.  Click here for information from Mike Scullin, Post 290 Nomination Committee Chairman, regarding the process and the various positions that will be elected by the membership, including the Post 290 Foundation Board of Trustees.  The nomination slate will be presented to the Post membership during the April 2021 General Membership meeting and voted upon during the May 2021 meeting.  The Officer Installation ceremony will take place in June.




‚ÄčWe encourage everyone to take the recommended and necessary precautions to protect themselves, their families, and the community by limiting social interaction to only essential activities.  Stay safe!

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** General Membership Meeting**

Tuesday, March 9th, at 7:30pm at Post 290 
~Masks and Social Distancing Required~


**Executive Committee Meeting**

Monday, March 22nd, at 7:30pm


The March 2021 Newsletter can be viewed by clicking HERE!

~ Click on the Newsletter tab for previous editions ~


1 Mar - Boys/Girls State Applications Due (via school representatives)
2 Mar - Jr Shooters Practice @ the Annex, 1700-2000
4 Mar - Jr Shooters Practice @ the Annex, 1700-2000
5-7 Mar - Department Spring Conference, Norfolk

6 Mar - Department Oratorical Contest (Colonial Heights Post 284)
9 Mar - Jr Shooters Practice @ the Annex, 1700-2000
9 Mar - General Membership Meeting, 7:30 pm; Legion Riders meet at 6:30 pm 
11 Mar - Jr Shooters Practice @ the Annex, 1700-2000
14 Mar - Daylight Savings Time Begins - Turn Clocks Forward at 0200
16 Mar - Jr Shooters Practice @ the Annex, 1700-2000
18 Mar - Jr Shooters Practice @ the Annex, 1700-2000

20 Mar - Honor Guard Steak Night, 1630-1900
22 Mar - Executive Committee Meeting, 7:30 pm
23 Mar - Jr Shooters Practice @ the Annex, 1700-2000
25 Mar  - Jr Shooters Practice @ the Annex, 1700-2000
28 Mar - Girls State Interviews, see Girls State tab for more information
29 Mar - Boys State Interviews, see Boys State tab for more information



Doors Open at 2:00pm and BINGO Starts at 6:00pm

Pull Tab Sales Begin at 4pm

Effective 3 Mar, Bingo will return to its previous, standard schedule.  Thanks to additional volunteers are planning to operate on both Wednesdays and Fridays once again. If you are able to volunteer, we would love to have your help; we will be putting in place additional safety precautions to help prevent the spread of COVID to include Physical barriers (Plexiglas) and we will be requiring the wearing of masks for all Workers and Bingo customers, and will also be sanitizing the Post before each Bingo session.

See Club Room tab for updated hours of operation!

Boys State Counselors Needed - if interested, please contact Frenchie Burnett

Bingo Volunteers Needed:  The Bingo Manager, Noel Lowery, is looking for volunteers to establish 2 standing crews to work Bingo at the Post.  If interested, please contact Noel.

Looking to Buy a Home?

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